Mark Batson Baril
Senior Practitioner and Conflict Wrangler
San Francisco | Reno
"I love supporting promising teams as they navigate the often unchartered challenges of conflict."
The evidence is clear: The highest-performing and happiest teams are those that have solid competence in conflict engagement. Organizations that foster constructive conflict are more creative, innovative, productive, and profitable. This is why I work with leaders who know that a super team dynamic is the top priority in meeting their mission and making change in the world. I use my three decades of experience to help teams build trust, high performance, and that constructive conflict creativity ‘edge’ that spurs innovation.
The greatest inspiration for my practice is supporting clients in realizing their goals to make a significant difference in the world. They are entrepreneurs, executives, organizational visionaries, HR strategists, and team leaders. Whether they created a large employee centered internet-based business, started a new service that has changed the face of customer service in the US, or run an organization that helps resolve pressing community issues, their success is driven by deeply-held values that guide their actions. In this fast-changing global environment, creating innovative, high-performing teams is key to succeeding in meeting these goals.
Thirty years and three successful businesses brought me to my passion for conflict engagement in organizations. I’d worked with numerous teams for clients like Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, 3M, GE Healthcare, and Burton Snowboards, and came to realize the enormous performance differences among teams - and what it takes to make them work more effectively. Resologics was born as a result of this realization.
I hold a M.S. in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from the Woodbury Institute and a B.S. in Business and Personnel Management from Merrimack College. I have been trained as an Ombudsman by the International Ombudsman Association, and Certified as a Team Performance Coach by TCI/ICF. Tapping into this toolbox of experience allows me to customize service to my clients, meeting them exactly where their greatest need is to achieve the biggest impact.
When I’m not working, I love being outdoors with my partner Cate, friends, and my dog Jambi, trail running, hiking, skiing, biking, camping, and paragliding.