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  • “Coaching Abrasive Leaders” Harvard Institute of Coaching’s Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference, Boston, 2015,
  • “Helping Managers Manage Abrasive Behavior: Solving Workplace Bullying”, Organization Development World Summit, Portland, 2015
  • “Workplace Bullying Laws on the Horizon: Dark Clouds or Silver Linings for EAPs?”World Employee Assistance Program Conference 2015, San Diego, 2015
  • “Research Findings on Abrasive Leaders”, 3rd Annual Colloquium on Abrasive Conduct in Higher Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, July 2015
  • “Workplace Bullying: Focus on the Abrasive Leader”, The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Tokyo, November 2014 
  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders” , United Nations Human Resources Roundtable, International Maritime Organization (IMO), London, December 2013
  • “Boss Whispering: The Science & Practice of Coaching Abrasive Leaders ”, Executive Coaches of Iceland, University of Reykjavik, Iceland, December 2013
  • “Managing Abrasive Behavior & Mentoring Mature Interactions ”, United Nations Human Resources, UN Secretariat, New York, Oct. 2013
  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders” Australia Human Resources Institute Annual Convention, Sydney, August 2013
  • “Coaching Abrasive Leaders”, Executive Coaching India, July 2013
  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leadership” United Nations Ombudsman & Mediation Services, New York, February 2013
  • “Boss Whispering: The Science & Practice of Coaching Abrasive Leaders”, Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA), November 7, 2012
  • “Sad, Angry, & Hopeful: Reflections from the Front”, Keynote Address to the Eighth International Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 13, 2012

  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders”, Human Resource Professional Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada, February 2, 2012
  • “Boss Whispering: Coaching Abrasive Leaders”, The Australian Psychological Society, Melbourne, Australia, December 8, 2011
  • “Intervening With Abrasive Leaders”, Human Resource Institute of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, November 22, 2011
  • “Resolving Workplace Bullying: A New Approach for Ombudsmen” International Ombudsman Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 2011
  • “The Dynamics of Defensiveness” University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, February 2011
  • "Coaching Abrasive Leaders: An Emerging And Essential Specialty", The British Psychological Society's First International Coaching Psychology Congress, London, England, 2010
  • "Intervening With Workplace Bullies: A Call to Researchers", Seventh International Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment, Cardiff, Wales, 2010
  • "Workplace Bullying: What Is It And What Can We Do About It?". Health Canada International Conflict Day Keynote Presentation, Ottawa, Canada, 2009
  • "Coaching Abrasive Leaders: A Solution To Workplace Bullying", Annual Conference of the Society of Consulting Psychology, San Diego, California, 2009
  • "Rehabilitating Abrasive Leaders Through Executive Coaching & Organizational Intervention", Sixth International Conference on Workplace Bullying, Montreal, Canada, 2008
  • "Coaching Abrasive Executives: A Solution to Workplace Bullying", International Coach Federation European Coaching Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 2008
  • "Ethical Considerations in Qualitative Coaching Research", International Coach Federation Research Symposium, San Jose, California, 2005
  • "Developing Executive Insight: A Psychoanalytically-Informed Approach To Coaching Abrasive Executives", International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations Annual Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005

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