Lorie Reichel Howe is founder of Conversations in the Workplace. She leverages over 20 years of expertise in communication and relationship management to equip managers and teams to have “safe conversations” – transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues to foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within the organization.

Lorie has a diverse career experience as an educator, leadership development trainer, mediator and conflict coach. She has supported organizations such as San Jose State University, Northern California Human Resource Association, Association for Dispute Resolution Northern California, Dress for Success, Rimini Street Incorporation and California League of Schools.


In 2011 Lorie founded Teach2Excel, her own educational consulting business providing trainings and workshops on classroom management, school-wide discipline, relational management and conflict communication skills for schools, universities and for educational conferences throughout California.


Lorie became a professional mediator in 2014 and went on to become a conflict coach. She began and continues mediating small claims and civil harassment cases at the Santa Clara Superior Court. In addition, provides community mediation for the Santa Clara Department of Human Services.

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