Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler

CEO, Executive Coach, and Author of Optimal Outcomes

Handling Conflict as a Leader

Episode Summary

Conflict is part of our lives. As leaders, it can derail our success at work and Home. In this episode, Dr. Jen Goldman-Wetzler explains how to deal with conflict more effectively and achieve conflict resolution or conflict freedom.


Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is the founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, the New York consulting firm that helps CEOs and their executive teams optimize organizational health and growth. 

In the corporate arena, Jennifer advises innovative technology, healthcare, financial, and professional services companies. She has served clients including CSC, IBM, Intel, athenahealth, Novartis, Oscar Health Insurance, Roche, Barclays, GE Capital, Moody's, Cornerstone Research, Lexis Nexis, Navigant, and KPMG.

In the public sector, she enables teams to optimize organizational impact at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, The New School, and Oxfam America.

She is the author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life (HarperBusiness, 2020), selected as a Financial Times Book of the Month. 

She is a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions, and leading startups, including Google, Harvard Law School, and the United Nations. A former counterterrorism fellow with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she earned her Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and has taught conflict freedom at Columbia for a decade.



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"Prevention is the best medicine." - Dr. Morton Deutsch, widely considered the father of conflict resolution and one of my mentors

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