Elaine Yarbrough

Elaine Yarbrough

Elaine Yarbrough

President 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 leadership with a focus on women, communication, conflict management, and managing 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 30 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. She speaks at international conferences for women leaders and will be teaching emerging women leaders in China for the World Academy for the Future of Women next year.


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 and numerous articles in the areas of 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 (with Dr. Paul Friedman).


Elaine lives at the edge of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, Mike Burr.  They have a 32 year-old daughter who lives in Washington DC.


Her compassionate truth-telling and accurate intuition bring power and warmth to her skill in transforming organizations and individuals.



The Yarbrough Group
1113 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
303-449-7107 – Fax: 303-938-5005