Rincon Leadership Collective
Esmail Rahimian, PhD
Esmail is a peacemaker, educator, certified Tai Chi instructor, and a visionary in the field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Learning, teaching, and helping others succeed energizes him. After leading his own business for over 30 years, his passion took him back to the university where has taught management, marketing, communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution for the past 26 years. With a doctorate in Management, he has learned the best way to help others is to pay special attention to their narrative, their interests, and to be responsive rather than imposing his own vision on them.
Esmail has practiced and taught conflict resolution for over thirty years. As a professional mediator, he is a veteran of countless cases in civil harassment, community, tenant-landlord, and juvenile offender for the County of Santa Clara, Superior Court of California, and Project Sentinel. As a reflective practitioner he strives to improve professional practice that involves three qualities: a commitment to life-long learning, a willingness to learn from experience, and an appreciation of the connection between theory and practice.
An avid competitor in ultra-marathons, Esmail has completed over 300 marathons and ultra in all states and continents. He is one of the highest-ranked runners in his age group internationally.
“Laugh hard. Run Fast. Be kind.”
The 12th Doctor