Empowering people to reach their full potential
The foundation of Negotiated Resolutions has its origins in the law enforcement world and the demanding role of Police Hostage Negotiator. Founder and lead negotiator, Kirk Kinnell, has a long-held passion about helping others and fighting for fairness. This inspired him to join the Scottish Police Service where he subsequently specialised in Armed Response policing and then Hostage Negotiation. His abilities and hard work were rewarded with multiple promotions, and he retired from law enforcement as the Head of Hostage Negotiation and Armed Policing for Police Scotland.
Over the course of his 30 years police service, Kirk gained invaluable experience in high-pressure areas including multiple operations with the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit. He was an external advisor to US Law Enforcement on the use of force and helped create the current de-escalation of conflict training module. As his training and experience progressed, he recognised that the skills acquired as a Hostage Negotiator were useable in everyday situations and were transferable to the corporate world. When an opportunity took him into the corporate world, he knew that those finely honed skills were too valuable to leave behind and Negotiated Resolutions was born.
Our story begins in the world of hostage negotiation. Founder and lead negotiator, Kirk Kinnell, has always felt a conviction to fight for fairness, which led him to join the Scottish Police in his youth and later the Armed Response Team. As the Head of Hostage Negotiation and Armed Policing Scotland, over the course of 30 years, Kirk gained experience in various high pressure areas including the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU).Kirk quickly realised the skills learnt as a hostage negotiator were transferable to the all aspects of business and life. When Kirk left the police, he felt that these skills were too valuable to leave behind as well; thus, Negotiated Resolutions was born. (he felt that he could continue to help people in another way)