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Testimonials

“Today's business environment continues to grow in complexity and demands. We are always looking to increase the effectiveness of our business teams to ensure we deliver the very best to our customers and partners.

I was delighted to invite Damali Peterman to instruct in the art of negotiation to our New York based teams, a demanding and talented group. She was instantly able to establish a rapport, credibility and engagement. She was not only able to articulate a well thought out and incisive set of principles but also developed with the group scenarios and context that reinforced those principle and helped the team bring them to their real world situations.

Damali is a charismatic and intelligent presenter who has developed effective principles that are applicable and impactful in today's modern business environment.”
Christopher Pennington
Managing Director, Google Cloud East
"Damali Peterman is an incredibly talented negotiator who I know personally always gets what she wants. Damali did a negotiation workshop with my team in the Data and Services legal department at Mastercard and everyone had a solid takeaway and raved about how useful the workshop was. I highly recommend Damali for her negotiation workshop and frankly anything she does because if Damali is involved you can count on an excellent work product!!"
Vanessa Kay Watson
Senior Managing Counsel of Services and Data, Mastercard
"Damali Peterman stands out as a mediation trainer and supervisor! Fifteen managers at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan, had the great fortune to receive advanced mediation training and supervision from Damali. Her knowledge of mediation is both deep and broad, and she promote self-determination, voluntariness, safety, confidentiality among those she mentors. And we will never forget her skillful ability to combine both neutrality/ multi-partiality and validation!"
Tish Robinson
Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University of Business, Tokyo, Japan
“I have worked with many professionals in the dispute resolution field. Many of them are quite excellent. Few of them rise to the level of Damali Peterman. As a mediator and conflict coach, the levels of empathy, commitment, insight and skill she brings to the table are impressive. Ms. Peterman is also an excellent trainer. She is one of the lead instructors at the New York Peace Institute’s New York Police Department mediation training program. I have worked alongside her and watched her transform roomful after roomful of very skeptical police officers into groups who can begin to appreciate the potential of mediation techniques to de-escalate conflict. Conflicts are inevitable; but when we can’t resolve them ourselves, it is comforting to know there are mediators like Damali Peterman out there.”
Hal Gessner
Senior Mediator and Conflict Coach, Gessner Mediation
“Damali is an incomparable combination of wisdom, professionalism, creativity, and compassion. I've had the honor of working with Damali to train New York City police officers, build New York Peace Institute, and she's guided me on various on legal and creative endeavors. Her energy and skills are as boundless as her empathy and humanity.”
Brad Heckman
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University Center for Global Affairs
“Mediation training with my instructor has helped me to enhance myself within the community and has given me an extra tool to address any issues and concerns within the community. Damali Peterman is a ROCK STAR MEDIATOR!!!”
Officer Gutierrez, 26th Precinct
New York Police Department
"I liked how she was able to deal with us each as individuals and not have a cookie cutter sense of the class. even though we were far away I felt a personal touch and that the diversity of our group was taken into account."
Trainee
Advanced Mediation Training
"The instructor put me at ease and created a great atmosphere during the classes, which helped the practice and development of my skills. I could appreciate a more precise feedback at the end on the areas to improve, the points to be careful about and, the strengths and weaknesses as well."
Trainee
Advanced Mediation Training
"Damali brought her wealth of personal experience as a mediator to the table. And she selflessly shared it, one session at a time. The sincerity and dedication she showed to the program - early 5 am sessions, or last moment email responses, to even coordinating sessions between vacation - are all testimony to her commitment to this program. I also learnt a ton just watching her; her personal traits shined through and her personal leadership in running the program was just commendable. As (probably) the most junior attendee in her session, it was a privilege learning from her. I sincerely hope I continue to learn from her in the future too. Best wishes Damali! You rock!"
Business School Candidate
Advanced Mediation Training
"Damali was particularly helpful in stepping in with incisive corrections on the spot, while we were roleplaying. She was quick, kind, accurate, and constructive!"
Business School Candidate
Advanced Mediation Training
“Damali is an amazing asset to this program. We’re definitely lucky to have had such a supportive, fun instructor! She needs to be cloned for some of our other training sessions.”
Trainee
Basic Mediation Training
“The class was excellent. Loved our instructor, Damali. Her style of teaching was spot on by using props, images, participation amongst the class and her tone of voice. I loved the class. It’s been very beneficial for us.”
Neighborhood Coordination Officer
New York Police Department
“I really enjoyed this training! I learned a lot on how to communicate with people. Damali really interacts with the class to make it interesting. I loved how there are no PowerPoints. Damali really teaches and it was amazing. I will recommend to others.”
Trainee
Basic Mediation Training
“Damali was very exuberant in her style of teaching that carried over to the students in the class. She made a very confusing matter understandable. She didn’t teach down to us, but [she] helped guide us to the tools needed to solve the problem. We need her to teach our instructors how to instruct. I would sum this class up as excellent.”
Neighborhood Coordination Officer
New York Police Department
“Damali was a fantastic instructor. [We] need many more instructors who are passionate about their work like she is. She made sure we understood the material and explained anything without getting annoyed. She was very personable and made us feel important, welcomed, and that our thoughts and opinions meant something. You can tell how much this work means to her and how hard she worked to help us understand.”
Trainee
Basic Mediation Training