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Emily Gould

A former criminal prosecutor and general counsel, Emily brings several decades of combined experience as an attorney, mediator, facilitator and coach to her dispute resolution and leadership development practice.

Emily mediates a wide variety of disputes, including those involving small and start-up businesses, employment, agriculture, education, families and public policy. Her facilitation clients include governmental agencies, electrical utilities, non-profits, schools and religious communities. She has led dispute resolution, negotiation and leadership development trainings around the world, from North America to Central Asia and East Africa. Emily is also co-director of African Peace Partners, a US non-profit supporting trauma informed mediation in Rwanda.

In addition to her mediation practice, Emily coaches a wide variety of clients that include attorneys in traditional and collaborative practice as well as businesspeople and non-profit professionals. Emily enables her clients to use the coaching experience to transcend self-limiting mindsets and behaviors to reach the highest level of performance. The coaching process includes best practices on communication and leadership while drawing on a wide variety of contemplative practices from ancient and contemporary wisdom traditions.

Gould chairs the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Vermont Bar Association, and serves as an Assistance Panel member of the Vermont Board of Professional Responsibility. She authored The Empathy Debate: The role of Empathy in Law, Mediation, and the New Professionalism in the Vermont Bar Journal (Fall, 2010).