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Elaine Lin Hering


Elaine Lin Hering is managing partner of Triad Consulting Group, where she works with clients to diagnose challenges and deliver solutions to build management capacity in negotiation, influence, and conflict management skills.

She has facilitated executive education programs at Harvard University, Dartmouth University, UCLA, and Tufts University; served as the advanced training director for the Harvard Mediation Program; and teaches negotiation as a faculty member at Harvard Law School. She has worked with coal miners at BHP Billiton, microfinance organizers in East Africa, mental health professionals in China, and senior leadership at the US Department of Commerce. Her representative clients include American Express, Capital One, Google, Merck, Nike, Shell, Pixar, the Red Cross, and Workday. She has been an invited speaker at conferences ranging from the World Business Dialogue in Germany to the Auschwitz Institute on Peace and Reconciliation. Her writing has appeared in Fast Company, Rotman Management, and HR Magazine.

Prior to joining Triad, Hering taught negotiation and mediation at Monash Law School in Melbourne, Australia, and was a senior consultant for Conflict Management Australasia, helping them expand their practice in the region.

Hering is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of California Berkeley, where she studied political science and music, and Sino-American relations at Peking University in Beijing. As a facilitator, she draws upon lessons she has learned living as a minority across cultures and from teaching piano to children under the age of 12.

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