In addition to her personal and professional experiences in family land preservation and asset transference, Olivia Boyce-Abel has completed over 200 certified hours post-graduate training in mediation, conflict resolution, facilitation, and negotiation of effective environmental agreements. She earned credentials as a mediator through CONCUR, CDR Associates, and the University of California.

Ms. Boyce-Abel has published, presented workshops, and lectured nationwide on family lands preservation, including a two-day seminar for Yale's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She has served as a resource for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Since founding her business in 1994, she has mediated and facilitated numerous families of various sizes from couples to a family of 143 members. She has also offered consulting services to many individuals.

Beyond her work with families and land preservation, Ms. Boyce-Abel has offered lectures and seminars on a wide range of related topics, including family dynamics, responsibly raising children of wealth, family philanthropy, philosophies of inheritance and conflict resolution skills. As a former faculty member with International Skye’s Summer Institute, she has facilitated and taught workshops on Communication Skills, Preserving Family Lands and Harmony, Women’s Issues, Standing Strong In Your Family, and Raising Children of Wealth Responsibly.

Ms. Boyce-Abel has also presented for the Institute of Private Investors, Resourceful Women, IIR’s Women & Wealth Conference, IMI’s Family Wealth Roundtables and Women Managing Wealth Conference, Northern Trust’s Family Financial Forum, the Harris Bank’s Family Wealth Conference, the Land Trust Alliance’s National Rally, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Family Land Conversations, South Dakota Family Business Initiative’s Preserving Your Family Heritage, Anderson Valley Land Trust’s Communication Skills and Facilitated Family Meetings, and California FarmLink.

She has served on the boards of the Homeless Garden Project, Statice Quo, Ecology Action, and the Rural Bonny Doon Association.

References available upon request.

Olivia Boyce-Abel
Boyce-Abel Associates & Family Lands Consulting
1003 Smith Grade
Santa Cruz, CA  95060