Samantha Hardy provides coaching and training in conflict management and resolution. She practises primarily in the workplace context and in the university sector.
Sam has been accredited as a mediator under the Australian National Mediation System and is a Certified Transformative Mediator by the US Institute of Conflict Transformation. She is a Certified Narrative Coach Practitioner, an experienced conflict coach and the founder of the REAL Conflict Coaching System. She holds a PhD in Law and Conflict Resolution, as well as other postgraduate qualifications in education.
Sam is also a well known university educator, holding adjunct professorial appointments in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA.
Sam has also published widely in conflict resolution, including her books:
- Dispute Resolution in Australia, 3rd Ed. (2014) co-authored with David Spencer
- Mediation for Lawyers (2010) co-authored with Olivia Rundle
- Sex, Gender, Sexuality and the Law: Social and legal issues facing individuals, couples and families (2016) co-authored with Olivia Rundle and Damien Riggs.
- Conflict Coaching Fundamentals: Working with Conflict Stories (2021)