Lynne Maureen Hurdle, known as The Conflict Closer, is a conflict resolution strategist, facilitator, speaker, coach, wife and mom who blends the connection between conflict and culture into her unique style of engagement. At the age of 17 she experienced a racial bias incident where she was able to escape with her life and limbs intact. She also came away with a clear knowledge that somehow she had to be able to do the work of bringing people together to talk about these issues and resolve them.
Transformational Conflict Resolution with a focus on social and emotional learning, restorative justice, the dynamics and influence of culture along with contemplative practices are at the heart of her work these days. She engages her clients with the infusion of creative processes designed to create dialogue and teach skills that can be used in everyday life.
Healing old wounds is always an underlying theme as she helps people uncover and speak to the pain in their lives in order to improve their work and home performance. Her belief that helping people transform their lives begins with transforming your own, led to her well received 2012 TEDxWomen talk entitled "The Weight of Hate."
She has spent the last thirty years delivering her unique trainings, workshops and deep coaching work. Her extensive experience has enabled her to engage adults, teens and children from Harlem to Hong Kong and from the South Bronx to South Africa.
Few people get to teach from a place of life mastery and educational attainment as Lynne does. In addition to living her work she has earned a B.A. in non-violent conflict and change from Syracuse University and a M.Ed. from Lesley University. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and her special "Lynnergy" to every client she works with. Her bi-weekly blog is called "From Where I Sit: Conflict Resolution Strategies For Everyday Life."