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The foundational skill of the 21st century

Doug Noll
Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA
Mediator, Author, Trainer, Speaker, Visionary

Doug Noll is a highly-regarded global professional. His experience over four decades includes negotiation trainer, mediator, arbitrator, business and commercial trial lawyer, peacemaker, restorative justice and conflict resolution expert, leader, teacher, speaker, and author. Today, he teaches executives, leaders, and entrepreneurs how to listen others into existence to resolve difficult and complex leadership challenges.

Doug has worked in places as diverse as maximum-security prisons, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, courtrooms, law school classrooms, and community spaces. He has negotiated over 2,000 mediations (litigated and non-litigated) and was one of the first U.S. Mediators certified under the International Mediator Standards established by the International Mediation Institute. Doug has worked in the U.S., Asia, Middle East, and Europe, teaching, training, and helping people solve intractable problems.

Doug is an airplane and helicopter pilot, PSIA Level III ski instructor, Second Degree Black Belt, Tai Chi master, seasoned whitewater rafter, fly fisherman, jazz violinist, folk fiddler, chef, backhoe pro, and early tech enthusiast (learned coding in 1969).

Doug attended Dartmouth College (B.A. English 1969), University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1977, Traynor Honor Society and Editorial Board Pacific Law Journal), and Fresno Pacific University Peacemaking and Conflict Studies (Master’s Degree, 2001, Highest Honors).

Doug makes his home in rural central Sierra Nevada of California, south of Yosemite and west of Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Parks, on 10 acres with his wife Aleya, dog, two cats, and occasional mountain lion and rattlesnake.

Notable Recognition

  • California Attorney of the Year with colleague Laurel Kaufer creating the pro bono Prison of Peace project, which is now a global program with over 12,000 inmates served and counting.
  • Northern California Super Lawyer.
  • Who’s Who of International Commercial Mediators.
  • Encore.Org Purpose Prize Fellow.
  • The National Academy Distinguished Neutral of the Year Award.
  • Past President of California Dispute Resolution Council.
  • Past Board Membership includes Mediators Beyond Borders, an international NGO accredited to the United Nation.

Doug's Books

Doug Noll is an adjunct faculty member of the Pepperdine School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and teaches Decision Making Under Stress and Conflict. 

Doug Noll’s Online Courses and Training link.

Doug Noll’s YouTube Channel.

Recent Interview:

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Recent Podcasts:

Here We Are Podcast (video)