Elaine Yarbrough 

The Yarbrough Group

Dr. Yarbrough is president of The Yarbrough Group, a consulting group in Boulder, Colorado, USA, that provides a wide range of services world-wide for Developing the Human Side of Organizations. She specializes in communication, leadership, conflict management, and sustainable change for individuals, groups, and organizations in a diverse global context. During the past 38 years, she has assisted hundreds of organizations-- business, education, government and human services.

For a period of time she lived in Switzerland and consulted in Central and Eastern Europe and North Africa assisting American multi-nationals with acquisitions in the midst of cultural turmoil. She has worked in 26 countries including the U.K., Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Finland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and Singapore. People from six continents have been a part of her work.

Elaine has her Ph.D. in Communication and Human Relations and is certified in individual, small group development, and social change by Associated Consultants International. For seven years she taught in the Department of Communication, University of Colorado, during which time she received all university teaching awards given by faculty and students.

Dr. Yarbrough has published three books, numerous articles, and audio/video cassettes in the areas of interpersonal communication, conflict management and consulting. Those include Artful Mediation: Constructive Conflict at Work (with Dr. William Wilmot), Constructive Conflict, and Training Strategies from Start to Finish.

Elaine lives at the edge of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, Mike Burr. They have a 29-year-old daughter Lindsay who lives in Washington DC. Elaine and Mike love to hike, white water kayak, ski, and travel. Elaine’s compassionate truth-telling and accurate intuition bring power and warmth to her skill in transforming organizations and individuals.


The Yarbrough Group
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