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Louise Phipps Senft

Louise Phipps Senft is a recognized leader in the field of mediation and conflict resolution and has given hundreds of presentations, speeches, and conference workshops. For more than twenty years she has served as a mediator in the midst of high-conflict situations in families, businesses, and organizations of all types. Also an attorney, she has taught conflict transformation skills to thousands of participants in trainings through the company she founded, Baltimore Mediation, and as a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. Louise is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her leadership in the community, as a business person and mentor to women in business, and for her work in the field of conflict resolution. She is a cofounder of the nonprofit ORANS: The Campaign for Relational Leadership, created for the purpose of developing leaders who will transform conflict effectively through quality dialogue and create lasting positive change. Louise is an experienced author of magazine articles, including ten years as a monthly columnist for the Baltimore business newspaper The Daily Record. Married for more than thirty years to her husband and coauthor, William Senft, Louise also is the mother of five children.