As Co-Founder and President of Insight Partners and Insight Collaborative, David Seibel uses his broad base of expertise to help individuals and organizations articulate their key interests and find creative options to meet them. He is a trainer, high stakes coach, conflict management consultant, mediator and professor in the fields of effective negotiation, communication, strategic relationship management and mediation.
Mr. Seibel is associate faculty at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, and formerly at Georgetown University Law School. He has mediated a very wide range of disputes, and specializes in family and corporate contexts. He advises organizations and individuals on negotiation, effective communication, strategic relationship management, and leadership. He has taught related courses to corporate and non-profit clients all over the world, including negotiation skills workshops for members of the newly formed Iraqi Parliament. His consulting practice includes advising the first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, facilitating strategic planning sessions for senior executive teams, and coaching individuals through complex professional and personal conversations.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in world literature from Middlebury College, Mr. Seibel studied Mandarin Chinese, law and mediation in the People’s Republic of China. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Mediation Program, and later as Sacks Fellow at the Wilmer Hale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. His Fellowship compared the advocacy, negotiation and mediation of family matters. As an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, Mr. Seibel practiced trusts and estates, and corporate law. Mr. Seibel left practicing law and established Insight Partners and Insight Collaborative to maximize his ability to help others around the world create value while improving the relationships that matter most to them.