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Natalie Hoffman

Natalie Hoffman specializes in research and communication between differing cultures and points of view. She is a co-author of the bestselling book, "How to Talk to the "Other Side": Finding Common Ground in the Time of Coronavirus, Recession and Climate Change." She often takes on the role of “peacemaker” and her lifelong goal is to bring people together at a mass scale. She is passionate about sustainability and, as a mixed-race woman, embraces many of the perspectives outlined in this book. A songwriter and water polo player in her free time, Natalie is a Seattle native who loves a good bowl of ramen.

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Striving for Unity in Our Time of Crisis

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We’re living in a time unlike any other. Just a year ago, could we have fathomed the world we live in now? Our old priorities now seem insignificant, and the future remains uncertain. As a society, we have become polarized about many issues, but now, in particular, we need to come together as one people, …

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How Big Business and Environmentalists Align in This Crisis

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Big business and environmentalists are often pitted against each other. While distrust and resentment may often exist between the two groups, there is actually an abundance of win-win solutions that improve financial performance through better environmental practices—many of which have been demonstrated in these uncertain times. The old Milton Friedman adage states that “the social …

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How to Talk to Your Family Over the Holidays

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2020 is a year like no other. And as we head into the holiday season, we know that the election, Covid-19, lockdowns, and a host of other divisive issues might come up at the dinner table, virtual or otherwise. We’ve all experienced uncomfortable moments with extended family when the conversation turns to politics—suddenly things take …

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Finding Political Common Ground in these Uncertain Times

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We are at an incredibly polarized time in our nation’s history. While politics used to just be one way in which people identified themselves, in recent years Americans have used political affiliations as a way to judge others’ moral character. With protests and rallies around the nation and a pandemic continuing its alarming rise, the …

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