Kathy Komaroff Goodman is a founding Principal at ACCORD, a collaborative of conflict management and resolution specialists serving individuals and businesses.
Kathy received her M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. Ms. Goodman is a mediator and has trained at the New York Peace Institute. Ms. Goodman specializes in interpersonal conflicts within families, workplaces, and organizations. She is an Adjunct Professor of Mediation at The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey, and mediates at the New York Peace Institute, and the New York Civil Courts. Her Master’s thesis took a looked at “Engaging emotions in self and parties in the mediation context.” It is a given that emotions are central to both the formation and the resolution of conflicts and her work embraces the value of emotions as a window to underlying needs and issues of the conflict situation. Ms. Goodman is certified to administer the Emotional Intelligence assessment (EQ-i 2.0) and the Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI) to interpret the results and then to coach on the basis of the data. Kathy has collaborated with NYPI to move her thesis work from theory into practice. She has created and delivered enhanced mediator training modules focusing on mediator self-awareness and self-regulation. She has led workshops on this topic for foundations and legal associations, and is currently developing a course for healthcare professionals. She is a frequent presenter at conferences. In addition to mediating with parties, Kathy does one-on-one conflict coaching.
Kathy Komaroff Goodman is a member of: the Association of Conflict Resolution, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Mediators Beyond Borders, the Center for Conflict Studies at the Monterey Institute, and the Art Dealers Association of America.
Ms. Goodman is a trained mediator and received her training from the New York Peace Institute (NYPI) and Columbia University. Ms. Goodman mediates at the New York Peace Institute, and the New York Civil Courts.
Kathy received her M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University in 2013. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of California, Berkeley in both art history and psychology.