Dr. Yarbrough is president of The Yarbrough Group, a consulting group in Boulder, Colorado, and Washington, DC, USA, that provides a wide range of services world-wide for Developing the Human Side of Organizations to Ignite the Genius of Systems, Teams and People. She specializes in developing healthy systems with a focus on diversity and inclusion, communication, conflict management, and managing change for individuals, groups, and organizations in a diverse global context. During the past 38 years, she has assisted hundreds of organizations– business, education, government and human services.
For a period of time she lived in Switzerland and consulted in Central and Eastern Europe and North Africa assisting American multi-nationals with acquisitions in the midst of cultural turmoil. She has worked in 30 countries including the U.K., Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Finland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and Singapore. People from six continents have been a part of her work. Recently she spoke at the WIN (Women Internationally Networking) Conference in Berlin, Germany, that attracted women from 90 nations. In 2015, she led workshops to develop women leaders in China at SIAS University sponsored by the World Academy for the Future of Women.
Elaine has her Ph.D. in Communication and Human Relations and is certified in individual, small group development and social change by Associated Consultants International. For seven years she taught in the Department of Communication, University of Colorado, during which time she received all university teaching awards given by faculty and students.
Dr. Yarbrough has published three books and numerous articles in the areas of conflict management and consulting. Those include Artful Mediation: Constructive Conflict at Work (with Dr. William Wilmot), Constructive Conflict, and Training Strategies from Start to Finish (with Dr. Paul Friedman).
Elaine lives at the edge of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, Mike Burr.
Her compassionate truth-telling and accurate intuition bring power and warmth to her skill in transforming organizations and individuals.
BA in Communication, North Texas State
MA and PhD in Communication, University of Kansas.
CONSULTATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
ARTFUL MEDIATION: CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT AT WORK
BY: DRS. ELAINE YARBROUGH & WILLIAM WILMOT
This is the only mediation book that is based on using the whole organizational context to understand conflicts. It provides a step by step process for getting to agreements that stick and practical checklists for completing each step.
BY: ELAINE YARBROUGH Ph.D.
This thirty-page manual is an easy to use resource to help you and others develop the skills to turn tension into talent. It includes how to
communicate effectively for positive outcomes,
discover the real issues in conflicts, and
reach agreements that stick.
A special section addresses Making Peace with Yourself by
identifying your internal conflicts and
following 5 steps to inner peace.