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“CMP carries forward both the content and the spirit of my life’s work in negotiation and conflict management. I admire what they are doing on the ground – and around the globe.” 

– Professor Roger Fisher, lead author of Getting to YES

Our professional experience represents more than two decades of working globally with leaders in business, government, and non-governmental organizations.

Managing Partners Tom Schaub, Liz McClintockEric Henry and Ken Hyatt formed CMPartners in 2003. In fusing their respective practices into one firm, they combined decades of leadership in negotiation advising, training and facilitation practices.  Soon after, Stacy Heen Lennon and Jim Tull were welcomed as Managing Partners. The Partnership works closely with a global team of talented Associates, Senior Consultants, Advisors, and Subject Matter Experts.

CMPartners grew from the renowned Conflict Management, Inc. (CMI), one of the world’s first negotiation consulting firms, and her sister non-profit organization Conflict Management Group (CMG).

Our intellectual heritage is rooted in the seminal thinking of our mentor Professor Roger Fisher, founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project in 1979.  Professor Fisher later formed CMI and CMG in 1984.

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During his long career, Professor Fisher led authorship on several books on negotiation, communication, and conflict and relationship management. Notably, Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In remains the world’s best-selling book on negotiation. Until his passing in 2012, Professor Fisher worked with CMPartners as a colleague and advisor.  Roger was an inspiration and friend to each of our Partners.

Today, CMPartners professional practice spans more than 90 countries. Our clients include leaders and their teams in government, Fortune 500 global companies and small businesses alike, and a wide variety of nongovernmental and international organizations.

We have had the privilege of participating in some of the most challenging and important issues and negotiations of our time in both the private and public sectors.