Stephen Kotev is a Conflict Resolution Consultant, Trainer, and Somatic Educator who has dedicated his professional career to the practice and study of conflict resolution. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. Helping people resolve problems and improve their performance is his passion and profession.
Stephen earned a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and is one of only two individuals who have worked for both of the country’s two largest Alternatives Dispute Resolution membership organizations – the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution.
He holds a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido in addition to certifications in Conflict Coaching and Embodied Peacemaking. Since 2007, he has served as adjunct faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Arlington, Virginia.
Stephen has conducted trainings for international and national audiences including the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Qatar, Germany, Northern Ireland, the Transportation Security Agency, the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution, Kennesaw State University and numerous community mediation centers.
Currently, Stephen is a conflict resolution consultant based in Washington D.C., providing mediation, negotiation, conflict analysis, facilitation, training and somatic education to private and government clients.