We help you find your way through conflict and controversy.

Conflict is costly. We help our clients successfully lead their organizations through conflict and controversy.

Let us partner with you to reduce organizational and social risk, build valuable stakeholder relationships, and reach your destination. For over 25 years, the SSES team has worked with groups, companies, teams, and individuals to achieve collaborative wins.


With internal stakeholders

We partner with your organization to create a culture of engagement and collaboration. Employees resolve issues early and well, leading to measurable improvement in workplace satisfaction, innovation, and bottom line results.


With External stakeholders

Public resistance to pipeline, utility, infrastucture, defense, and healthcare projects is costly for all parties. Specializing in defense and healthcare projects, and Native American/First Nation consultation processes, we work with key stakeholders to increase trust and collaboration so that mutually-beneficial, sustainable solutions can be crafted.

One of our fundamental beliefs is that conflict provides the opportunity for growth for all the parties. We are particularly good at bringing order when it seems that a project will be derailed by controversy and chaos.


Dr. Stewart is adept at recognizing potential common interests between stakeholders and connecting people and organizations for mutual gain. She resolves conflicts to make true innovation possible!
— Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas City, Missouri

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