For over 25 years, Marti Peden has been a Human Resources Training and Development Consultant and President of Peden and Associates, a consulting firm based in Akron, Ohio. She specializes in management development seminars, conflict mediation and organizational development activities such as team building and cultural change. She conducts seminars for all levels of management in areas including Managing Conflict, Team Building, Motivation, Managing Change, Achieving Work Life Balance and Embracing Accountability. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Steubenville and a Master’s of Education degree in Counseling from Kent State University. She has taught extensively in the areas of business, healthcare, banking and government.