Theresa Beran Kulat

Strategic planning, Training and Development

Theresa Beran Kulat has extensive experience facilitating strategy sessions and developing and delivering training programs. Training and facilitation clients include the Illinois State Bar Association, the Warrenville Cenacle Retreat Center, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and many Chicago-area municipalities, school districts and civic organizations. Through her consulting firm, Trinity Collaboration, she facilitates business retreats and strategic planning sessions. Consulting clients include Catholic Charities of the Joliet Diocese, The Generative Trust Company, and Konder Jewelry Designs. Kulat supports leaders and organizations in their efforts to create success through empowering their people and creating structures and strategies that allow individuals and the organization to thrive.


Kulat connects with people through her engaging style, and her programs consistently receive positive reviews. She is a sought-after strategic thought partner. Ms. Kulat is a pioneer in the field of Collaborative Law, and collaborative leadership underlies her approach to business and the law. She has authored several articles, including Moving Toward an Integrated Conflict Management Policy System, where she encourages businesses to use conflict constructively. Her experience at Proctor and Gamble and the Federal Reserve Bank provides her with insights into the opportunities and challenges of large organizations, while her years as small- firm attorney align her with her smaller businesses and entrepreneurs. Ms. Kulat earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and her undergraduate degree in economics from John Carroll University in Ohio.‚Äč