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about me

Trisha Swed is a leadership development professional living and working in Philadelphia. Providing training and coaching to leaders aged 15 to 150, she believes in taking an outside-the-box approach that helps everyone reach their fullest potential.


With an M.Ed. Adult and Organizational Development, Trisha can work with various groups to provide a wide range of services. Nothing she does is cookie-cutter, so whether you seek one-on-one coaching, consultation for your non-profit, or a workshop for your corporate team, she'd love to hear from you.

Currently, Trisha is completing her dissertation to earn her Ph. D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University. Her work focuses on critical youth leadership development.

M.Ed. | Adult and Organizational Development

Graduate Certificate in Training and Organizational Development
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, College of Education


B.A. | Communication and Leadership Development
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Klein College of Media and Communication


Certified Conflict Coach | Conflict Coaching Matters

Youth Mental Health First Aid | Jewish Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative

Publications & Conferences:

“Making Their PLACE – Youth Dialogue Institute in Philadelphia High Schools.” National Communication Association 108th Annual Convention, November 17-20, 2022, Co- Author & Co-Presenter.

“Youth Conflict Specialists – Empowering Homeless Youth Through Conflict Education- The First Year.” Association for Conflict Resolution’s 2022 Hybrid Conference, September 14-16, 2022, Co-Author & Co-Presenter.

“Youth Dialogue Institute: Media-based and Media- infused Dialogue in Philadelphia High Schools.” International Communication Association Annual Meeting, May 26-30, 2022, Co-Author

“Youth Dialogue Institute: Report on a pilot Program of Media-based and Media- infused Dialogue in Philadelphia High Schools.” American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, April 21-26, 2022, Co-Author & Co-Presenter.
DOI 10.3102/IP.22.1891648

“Youth Dialogue Institute: Empowering Students in Media-Based Dialogue.” New York State Dispute Resolution Association Annual Conference, November 2021, Co- Presenter.

“Youth Dialogue Institute: Empowering Students in Media-Based Dialogue” Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, October 2021, Co-Presenter.

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