I Help You Build Conflict Resilience in Your Home and in Your Workplace

About me

My name is Emi Garzitto and I am a conflict Alchemist.

Emi Garzitto (PhD, MA, Bed, BA)
Founder & CEO

Creative Edge is my way of helping workplace communities 'do the right thing' through joy.

I grew up in East Vancouver, in the heart of the “Little Italy” neighbourhood. Hard work, church, family and following the rules where the important values of the community. 

As I grew older, I become more interested in how we help people, ‘do the right thing’ without relying on punishment, fear or shame. I wondered if there was a way to ‘do the right thing’ through joy rather than through suffering.

As a high school teacher, vice principle and counsellor, I was curious as to how we could help teach and learn ‘how to get along’. I have been pursuing this preoccupation first, by getting my Master’s degree and eventually completing my PhD.

Your Beautiful Trauma by Emi Garzitto
A Step by Step guide to help you through crisis

“Your Beautiful Trauma – a practical guide to help you convert crisis into full-scale transformation. by: Emi Garzitto, (PhD, MA, BEd, BA)

Available as a paperback or in Digital Format for Kindle.

Helping communities through conflict for 27 years


Emi facilitated a workshop on conflict management strategies for the CPHR FV Mentoring Program participants. She is very knowledgeable in her work and hasan energetic personality. Her strong passion for what she does came through and energized the group. She drew conversation from the attendees, which made it a better learning experience for all. She incorporated role-play scenarios, making it morefun and a great approach for applying and retaining the information. We enjoyed learning from Emi and will definitely bring her back for another workshop.
Niki Mascarenhas
Mentoring Committee Chair, CPHR Fraser Valley
Dr. Garzitto is an expert conflict coach. Her unique strategies gave me the skills, and the practice to level up my communication skills. She provided a safe and confident space to learn and then implement clear approaches that focused on positive outcomes and respectful dialogue in a difficult situation that I had with a colleague, who I had been struggling with! She provided me with the courage to engage in. Her approach is both professional and playful – two qualities that come in handy when working with conflict!
Kim Chernecki
CEO & Founder, RainMaker Tech start-up
Emi Garzitto brings a balance of empathy and neuroscience in her approach to conflict resolution. She breaks down the “fluffiness” around coaching to deliver evidence-based best practices in a succinct manner that is appealing to managers. Emi infuses role play in her practice to challenge employees with experiencing real-life scenarios while still providing a safe and feedback focused environment to learn and improve.
Wendy Pat Fong
Chief of Staff, 7Geese
Dr. Emi Garzitto is an expert facilitator and presenter. She provides meaningful research in a manner that is easily understood and relevant to her audience. She is funny, relatable and entertaining. Dr. Garzitto provided great resources and ‘cheat notes’ that helped my students work with critical learning entry points.
Dr. Elisa Michals
California State University
My Beautiful Trauma -written by Dr. Emi Garzitto is a practical guide written simply to encourage, support and guide the healing process for individuals who are recovering through crisis and ready to transform their lives. Emi’s suggestions, tools and exercises are easy and useful to follow and implement on a daily basis. In my field of coaching, training and education I have gained insight and knowledge to pass on to my clients and students. I have recommended and lent out my copy of the book with gratitude for her work. Her extensive knowledge on brain research, holistic practices and practicality drew my interest into treating the mind, body and spirit. I highly recommend this book with such a compassionate and understandable approach to personal growth, transformation and well-being. Thank you Emi for sharing your wisdom and intelligence.
Michelle Tremblay
Bully Prevention Trainer/Keynote Speaker/Health & Wellness Coach
Emi is a talented and gifted holistic healer whose work has helped me understand myself and the relationships I have created. Her professional training allows her to assist clients on all levels with all problems. She has a unique way of looking at the body and seeing how we create energy patterns by the way we look at life and what we believe about ourselves. These thoughts and belief patterns show up in the physical body, in the mind and in the spirit. We are often completely unaware of what is going on behind the scenes in our lives and I have been fortunate to have Emi help me see what is really going on in my life. She helped me understand what changes needed to be made and corrected many of the imbalances she found. There is usually homework to support the balancing she has done and it must be done for optimal change to take place. I feel totally blessed to have her work on my body, and have made many positive changes in my life due to the balancing work Emi has given me. It is best to have regular sessions to keep on top of life’s stresses and strains!
Ann Liden
Specialized Kinesiology Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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