The Consultants


Unitive Consulting affiliates with professionals that are experts in the field human relationship field; Human Engagement, Conflict Engagement, Conflict Management and Performance Coach, Mediation and Advocacy.  We do this through collaborative partnerships and customized service and program provision.

Yvette Durazo,M.A., ACC

Founder & CEO







Yvette Durazo is the founder of Unitive Consulting.  Yvette is an international leader and expert in the field of alternative dispute resolution/conflict resolution with experience in the areas of family, workplace, and non-for-profit organizational disputes.

About Yvette's background: 

Being the youngest of 7 children, she has been a negotiator and mediator from the cradle. As a first-generation Hispanic university graduate and single mother attaining an advanced degree, Yvette knows what it takes to overcome challenges. Yvette's problem-solving skills and passion for peaceful conflict engagement lead her to embark on a self-discovery and professional growth journey. After 20 years of professional experience working for the public and private sectors along with a unique academic background, Yvette has master key methodologies and techniques in the field of human relationships.


Yvette is an Adjunct Professor for National University and the School General Council of the Judiciary in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico; where she teaches online and classroom courses in Communication & Conflict Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ethics, Neutrality, Conciliation and Mediation.  She has worked alongside boards of directors, corporate representatives, political representatives, students, and educators.  She is tri-chair for the Spirituality Sector for the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR).


Her upbringing on the United States & Mexico border has given her a great cultural awareness that serves her when working with businesses that have diverse representation. She draws from her life and work experiences empathy, intuition, and wisdom to work with her clients.  Yvette links business outcomes to leadership development, resulting in meaningful and effective changes for both clients and their organizations.  




  • M.A. Degree Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Peacebuilding, California State University Dominguez Hills

  • B.A. Degree International Business with an emphasis in Latin American Studies, San Diego State University

  • Associate Certified Credential Coach (ACC)  from the International Coach Federation (ICF)

  • Certifications:

  • Mediator from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC)

  • Restorative Justice Mediator from the San Diego Restorative Justice Mediation Program (RJMP)

  • Appreciative Inquiry

  • Leveraging Strengths for Transformative Lasting Change

  • Fundraising and Development and Project Management at UCSD Extension.

  • Conflict Dynamics Profile Certified by Mediation Training Institute at Eckerd College

  • Ontological Transformative Coaching

  • Others Professional Development: Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP), Landmark Education, Mindfulness.



  • Founding-Committee (2013) for the initiative of the Celebrating Civility Awards: Creating Civility On Our Campuses and In Our Community, a community initiative promoting greater civility in San Diego civic dialogue by Restoring Respect, San Diego Collage of Education and University of San Diego.



Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference  Sept. 28, 2016

SHRM- Law Day 2016

Celebrando Latinas 2015

San Diego Continuing Education, Project Management Alumni

PMI San Diego 2015 Conference Speaker - Conflict Prevention for Project Management

Peace and Justice Studies Association (2014)

PMI San Diego 2014 Conference Speaker -What Does It Take To Foster A Productive Culture In Your Team?