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Stewart Levine

9015 Golf Links Rd.
Oakland, California 94605

(510) 777-1166
(510) 814-1010 cell
(510) 291-9697 fax



What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?

How is it that we can most effectively communicate WITH each other such that learning takes place that enables the development of solutions and resolutions to the challenges we face as a species?

What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?

When I facilitate the resolution of seemingly intractable conflict between people I observe the fundamental capacity of compassion emerge that enables understanding, acceptance and accommodation of the others interests. Observing this phenomenon makes my heart soar.

What is it about the work in this field that excites you and connects you to your own deepest self?

External space, specifically the frontiers on earth, has been in great part “conquered.” As a species I think we face the challenge of either conquering our collective “inner space” or perishing. Learning how to get along and use resources effectively is the challenging horizon we face. All else seems to be moving deck chairs around the titanic.

Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of what brought you to this work.

As a lawyer I observed how not to resolve conflicts. As an observer of people and institutions I had insight into why we end up in conflict when we try to work with others…we spend little time creating clarity and agreement about what exactly we think we are doing with each other. My life is devoted to the skills and repeatable conversational templates that enable effective collaborations that tap the collective wisdom of those involved.

How would you like to be available to others in this field?

I am happy to share the models I have developed and use them in any way that contributes, including facilitation.

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