Richard Cohen is an expert in the fields of negotiation and conflict management. He has mediated hundreds of disputes, and trained countless individuals in mediation, negotiation and influence, transformational leadership, and disrupting unconscious bias. As a coach, Richard has helped senior executives address performance issues, overcome founder’s syndrome, manage their energy and develop emotional agility.
Richard’s client list includes Google, CIBC, General Dynamics, Siemens, eBay, Sanofi, Lowes, Fidelity, ExxonMobil, MathWorks, The Hartford, Arbitron, Bloomberg, Proctor and Gamble, Deloitte, and Evercore. In the nonprofit sector, he has worked with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Gernika Gogoratuz (Spain), The U.S. Department of Labor, Golubka (Russia), Educators for Social Responsibility, The Boston Street Workers and The Clinton Foundation. Richard’s work has taken him across the United States as well as to Russia, England, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, India and the Netherlands.
Richard has served as a Senior Adjunct Professor at Tufts University, The University of Massachusetts and Cambridge College. In 2015 he was selected by the US State Department as a Fulbright Specialist, and in 2011 he received the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Kriedler Award for “distinguished service to the field of conflict resolution.”
Earlier in his career Richard founded the first organization dedicated to teaching mediation skills to young people. His books are still used by educators around the world. Richard holds an M.A. in Psychology from Beacon College.