Henry Yampolsky, J.D. is the co-founder, president, and CEO of Living Peace Institute. Trained as a lawyer, Henry is a peace educator, mediator, conflict coach, author and TEDx speaker. He is passionate about empowering people to have transformative conversations and brings compassionate, intuitive, and mindful demeanor to his work.
Henry has lectured at Columbia University School of Law and has taught conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, restorative justice, and mindfulness skills to senior UN diplomats, members of the New York Police Department, and top executives around the world. He has also mediated and facilitated hundreds of complex conflicts.
Henry is also a master-level Sattva Yoga teacher, trained in Rishikesh, India. He frequently teaches yoga and leads yoga and meditation workshops and retreats. Henry incorporates the deep wisdom of yoga in his conflict resolution, coaching, training, and consulting practices.
Prior to co-founding the Living Peace Institute, Henry was a partner with one of the leading litigation boutique law firms in Philadelphia and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top lawyers in Pennsylvania.
Henry has earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Temple University and his Bachelor’s from the University of Scranton. Having been born in Kiev, Ukraine, Henry is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.
Henry is a passionate adventure motorcyclist and has crossed the Himalayas on a single cylinder Royal Enfield motorcycle.