SuzannaOutsideSuzanne Ghais is a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and scholar with over 25 years in the field of conflict resolution including international, workplace, environmental, public policy, and interpersonal issues. Her strength is helping groups with strong differences reach agreements and work together. She recently completed a Ph.D. in international relations with a focus on inclusivity in peace negotiations.

In her two decades as a practitioner, she cultivated conflict resolution skills in progressively larger scale situations: first interpersonal and consumer-business disputes, then small groups and on to large, complex multiparty processes, often involving high-ranking officials.

To complement this, she gained expertise in peace processes, international politics and negotiations, comparative politics, and civil wars through her doctoral studies.

A multicultural background helps inform Suzanne’s practice. Her father immigrated from Egypt as a young adult, and her mother grew up in the Boston area with a combined English and Irish background. Suzanne was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up in the racially and ethnically diverse town of Columbia, Maryland. As a teenager she moved with her family to London, U.K., and has also lived in Paris and Cairo.

Suzanne and her husband are happy residents of Arvada, Colorado (in the Denver area) and proud parents of two daughters in JeffCo Public Schools. She enjoys music, hiking, cycling, yoga, and good food.