Conflict Tipping

Samantha Hardy on conflict narratives and emotions

In the latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from, I speak with Dr Samantha Hardy about conflict, narratives, and emotions. You’ll quickly gather that this is a topic we’re both passionate about, and I hope you find our conversation as interesting as we did!

Note that in this episode, there are mentions of domestic and sexual violence in the context of victim-blaming.

Listen if you’re interested in:

  • 📘 How the stories we tell influence conflicts
  • 🧚 Narratives about heroes, victims, and villains
  • 😲 How emotions are made, and what that means for conflict resolution
  • ➗ Black and white vs nuanced thinking
  • 🐇 Emotional intelligence vs agility

Sam’s latest book, Conflict Coaching Fundamentals:

Her HIGHLY RECOMMENDED course on emotions in conflict:

Dr. Samantha Hardy Lawson is Principal at Conflict Coaching International and Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University.

Dr. Lawson is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the James Cook University (JCU), Conflict Management Resolution (CMR) Program. Sam is accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System and certified as a transformative mediator by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation in the United States. She is an experienced conflict coach and the founder of the REAL Conflict Coaching System.

A leader in the field of conflict management and resolution, Sam is a principal at Conflict Coaching International and runs a consultancy practice in creative conflict engagement and education. She has published widely in conflict resolution, including her books Dispute Resolution in Australia, 3rd ed. (2014), co-authored with David Spencer, and Mediation for Lawyers (2010), co-authored with Olivia Rundle.

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