Rule #1: What can be done can be done faster, if the mediator is skilled enough.
Rule #2: Multi-partial is better than neutral, because neutral mediators are under-tooled for the toughest conflicts.
Rule #3: Build a reputation for fair, elegant, durable agreements and the world will beat a path to your door.
"When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'" -Lao Tzu
It has been said, Mediation is like leading from behind. As your mediator, my job is to empower you & your success.
Hundreds of mediations have taught me, resistance builds-up inside the parties after the mediator fails to discern the solution is at hand.
There is no such thing as a neutral question.
"A potted plant is neutral." -anon
The standard for 'neutrality', fairness, applies for multipartiality as well. In a nutshell, hire me to actively negotiate with and for both sides. No illusions, no pretending. The more time I spend speaking with your conflict partner the better it is for you, because I am always problem-solving.
Because what good is an agreement that doesn't withstand the test of time? If nobody follows the rules as agreed, it's not worth the paper it's written on.
Need a modification for changing circumstances? Give me a call.
It is my pleasure to serve.
Looking for meaning, mired by a life of epic conflicts, 10 years of college & two degrees later, on my 5th career... my life changed in a moment of insight.
"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?", my coffee cup challenged me daily.
I climbed a mountain a real estate agent and came down 4 years later a peacemaker.
Part way through "The Vibrations of Conflict" by Ken Cloke, I felt excitement begin to stir. By the time I finished "Mediating Evil, War, and Terrorism" I knew what I was born to dom
"The Teddy Bear Attorney", L. Ernestine Fields, Esq. is renowned for establishing a nonprofit corporation, Comfort for Court Kids, Inc., which provides teddy bears for the children who must attend a court hearing in regard to their experiencing severe abuse and neglect. She was honored as the Person of the Year by Metropolitan News Enterprise in 2014. She received commendations from the U.S. Senate, the State of California, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, including various legal associations.
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