Coaches, impartial, teachers, transformers, conciliators, agents of reality, facilitative, non-adversarial, non-judgmental. Mediation is emotionally and financially less expensive than an adversarial process, and fair settlements are reached far more quickly than through use of litigation.
therapists, arbitrators, judges, or advocates for any party
"I cannot define the settlements and I cannot impose an agreement on you. My role is to assist you in reaching your agreement. I will not take sides on any of the issues. I am interested in settlement as a principle and you as people. I want to help you through this difficult process and to diminish your pain. Finally, I hope to help you use these negotiations to place the past behind you. There is a life ahead of you that can be fulfilling and wonderful if you can learn from the past, cherish the best of it, and marvel in the growth of yourself."