Thank you very much for visiting my website. If I can ever be of service to you or your clients, please do not hesitate to contact me. Even if you aren’t ready to schedule right now, I’d love to have a phone conversation or meet in person so we can know one another.
The choice of a mediator is deeply personal. Everyone has their own style and preferences. It is important that the mediator’s personality fits the parties in order to be effective. My philosophy is to keep mediation professional, yet more on the informal side. I find that people have an easier time opening up when they are in a lighter environment. While I understand that the issues are very serious, mediation tends to be more productive when people are relaxed.
I pride myself on being open-minded and non-judgmental. I do not walk into mediation with any pre-conceived notions. I’m there to listen, to understand, and to help. I have always been somewhat of a sponge, almost able to feel the emotions of another person. This quality allows me to be compassionate and to invest myself in the process. While I always respect when someone wants to stop, I keep trying for as long as the parties are willing.
I am no stranger to conflict. Been there, done that, don’t like it. But, I understand that it’s part of life and to the extent I can help people out of it, I will do my best. I believe in good ole’ common sense and fairness that hopefully will bring results. I don’t drag things out for the sake of increasing my fees. My opening speech is short, direct, and to the point. I’d much rather spend the time listening to you and working on your issues.