Specializing in Mediation, Negotiation Coaching, and Negotiation Training.

Our Services

At CNCM, our confidential mediation process is designed to help you and your counterparts communicate more effectively, weigh options, and determine what is in your own best interests. We do not impose outcomes on you or any other party in mediation. Should you reach an agreement and wish to have it formalized in writing, we can assist in its drafting when appropriate.

At CNCM, we typically use a co-mediation model which helps us uphold our duty to be impartial and to save our clients both time and money by expediting administrative tasks. We also welcome the involvement of clients' attorneys in the mediation process when appropriate.

Our coaching service helps clients navigate specific negotiations. CNCM can help you and your team build a negotiation strategy, navigate the negotiation process as it unfolds, and help you assess new information as it is acquired.

We can help your team develop negotiation and leadership skills. We offer expert-led, private workshops led throughout Colorado. Contact us for more information.


Our Mission


We are a conflict management and strategic negotiation firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our mission is to help clients navigate difficult issues and reach better, more durable deals.


Our Team


Cody Smith
Managing Partner

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After working for years as a researcher at Harvard Business School (HBS), Cody returned to Colorado and co-founded the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Management.


Cody specializes in designing conflict management systems and negotiation strategy. He has lectured on negotiation internationally, and he has co-authored several HBS cases that are used to teach negotiation and conflict management to MBAs, law students, and corporate executives across Harvard.


Cody holds an MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, an MA from the University of Heidelberg, and a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ana Carolina Smith

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After working in Brazil’s commodities trading industry for years, Ana came to the United States to continue her education. She has since co-founded CNCM and oversees several aspects of the firm's operations. She serves on our mediation team and helps conduct research for clients. Ana received her mediation training through MWI in Boston.


In addition to her work with the firm, Ana studies computer science at Harvard.




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