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Resolve disputes and have productive, enjoyable work relationships.
Mediate Good Resolutions to Disputes
Mediation helps when
- you’re having problems getting along – or “interoperating” – with a co-worker, colleague, or team member.
- you recognize that co-workers from different cultures could be working together more effectively.
- two parties or entities within or between organizations are in conflict or in a dispute.
- you want to avoid wasting time, money, and energy on litigation.
- you want to preserve relationships and basic human respect.
How Mediation Helps You
In mediation, you have a space where you can be heard and have your perspective respected, where you and the other party can work together effectively to resolve the dispute you’re in.
In mediation, the people in a dispute get together – either in person or online – for a private, confidential problem-solving session. A trained, professional mediator – that’s me – guides you through a structured process for resolving the dispute, and creating a plan for the future that will resolve the dispute and help avoid future disputes. I help you see the human beings in the room, not just the conflict.
How We Meet
I offer mediation in person, via phone, and on-line via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and (for one-to-one mediation sessions) Facetime.
If you want to avoid the time and expense of traveling to a joint mediation location, my travel costs to your location, or if you don’t want to be in the same room with the other person, on-line mediation is perfect for you. Save your time and money, and your sanity, by mediating from the convenience and comfort of your own location.
I offer on-line mediatin via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and (for one-to-one mediation sessions) Facetime.
If you want to mediate face-to-face, you can come to me, or I can travel to your location. I charge for any travel and lodging expenses.
What You Do During Mediation
The mediation starts with each person getting a chance to talk about their perspective on the case. Then I work with you to figure out what are the crucial, most-important issues to resolve. Then we start talking. That’s your chance to tell the other person what you need, what you want to be different in the future, give more information that would help them see your perspective, anything that will help the mediation progress towards a resolution.
Some disputes can be resolved in just one mediation session. Others take longer. Rest assured that you’ll always get the time that you need to resolve the dispute.
For many disputes, it’s appropriate to put your agreement in writing. I’ll assist with this, and of course you’re welcome and encouraged to have your attorney review it.
A month or two after the final mediation session, I’ll check in with everyone by phone to see how things are going.
My base hourly fee is $175. This fee applies to mediation sessions, and for time that’s reasonably necessary to facilitate reaching an agreement. I charge a retainer of $875 at the start of the mediation.
I also charge for any travel and lodging expenses.
How to Get Started
Whether you want mediation for yourself and another person, for your organization and another organization, or for two of your team members, the first step is to call me for a free consultation.
If the situation is right for mediation, and I’m the right mediator for you, the next step is for me to talk with all parties to the dispute, and any stakeholders. I’ll put together a plan covering what I think it will take to resolve the dispute, number of sessions, timing of sessions, and how long the sessions need to be. We’ll sign a contract and get started.