Unresolved disputes and differences of opinions can lead to conflicts that negatively impact work, home, and personal environments. Left unresolved, conflict can result in:

  • unnecessary emotional stress,
  • costly health issues (stress, depression) affecting attendance and performance,
  • destroyed relationships,
  • poisoned (work) environments,
  • negative impact on others,
  • decreased moral and productivity,
  • negative impacts on revenues,
  • lost contracts, sales, or partnerships,
  • costly staff turnover and problems recruiting staff, and
  • costly litigation.

JRB Mediations, an Alternative to Litigation, resolves disputes and conflicts, efficiently, timely, and cost effectively.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative to costly, lengthy litigation and court battle.

Mediation is an opportunity for parties in dispute to come together and, with the help of a neutral objective third party (the Mediator), negotiate an outcome that is mutually agreeable to both parties.

Not only is mediation cost effective and saves you money, it is timely, private, and provides you an opportunity to seek clarity and understanding of differing perspectives, in what may otherwise be a difficult negotiation or conversation.

Additional Benefits of Mediation:

  • quicker and less costly than litigation,
  • the outcome and final agreement are decided by the parties, not a judge or arbitrator,
  • an agreement is created that is acceptable to both parties,
  • relationships may stay intact, unlike with litigation, and
  • compliance with mutually agreed upon decisions is much higher.

JRB Mediations takes pride in providing effective and timely professional dispute resolution and coaching services to individuals and organizations.

JRB Mediations works closely with clients, parties in dispute, and their representatives to determine the appropriate dispute resolution process for the situation, and uses specialized communication and negotiation techniques to help parties:

    • work towards a resolution reflecting their decisions,
    • reach agreement acceptable to all parties involved, reflecting common interests,
    • build skills and strategies to manage and minimize conflict, and
    • transform thinking or mindsets that enables achievement of what is truly important to each party.

When parties are in dispute emotions, posturing, and negotiation strategies, can muddy the waters and stand in the way of successful negotiations, making it difficult to focus on the issues and make informed decisions.

JRB Mediations can help parties:

  • move past these obstacles
  • gain understanding and perspectives of the issues,
  • make informed decisions, and
  • achieve a successful resolution or outcome.

Overview of services

No matter why you are seeking a Mediator, it is important to select a qualified mediator you (and the other party) are comfortable with to help you through the process. It is always a good idea to either talk or meet with the Mediator before making a decision. I offer free consultations of up to 30 minutes. Call today for your free consultation:  780-271-3344.

During these consultations I briefly, explore your situation, and provide a general overview of the mediation process and how it can help you (and the other party) work towards agreement with minimal time, cost, and conflict.

If you are not sure, call to book a free consultation: 780-271-3344.

Should I miss your call, leave a message with some dates and times that I should call you back—times that are convenient for you and when you have some privacy. I typically call back within 48 hours.

Should you wish to proceed with mediation services, it is normal that I ask for a retainer (a prepaid deposit) to cover the costs of the mediation. Parties can split the costs of the retainer if they wish.  The final costs may be less or greater than the retainer.  Any unused retainer amounts are given back to the parties.  If the costs are greater, the final amount is due prior to the distribution of the final Mediated Agreement. As this is a deposit, money is drawn down on it as mediation work proceeds. If you decide that you no longer wish to proceed with mediation, the remaining balance is refunded to you along with an accounting of work performed.

The amount of the retainer is dependent upon the number of issues to be mediated and how positional parties may be.  Parties in dispute typically share in the cost of the retainer.

Call today for your free consultation: 780-271-3344

Mediation Services:

JRB Mediations provides mediation services for the following areas:




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Prior to working with Judy, I was quite skeptical about personal coaching. I thought coaching was for flakey people, and I thought I was the exact opposite.

Judy completely changed my assumptions about what a professional coach is and how they get  results. Her sessions were extremely structured and goal focused based upon what I wanted to achieve for that session. Her weekly questions help me focus my short and long term goals, and her tenor was always brief and to the point (with a sensational laugh and sense of humour to boot). Little did I know, she was tailoring her approach so I would be comfortable with the process; after all, I didn't need to talk through my feelings, I needed to figure out how to get a mad workload done at home with a one year old in tow!

Something I never expected from our sessions was the amount of personal introspection that occurred when talking about my 5 year professional goals, and the writing, calculating, and strategic execution of financial projections for a small business. I realized that unless I am able to over prepare for tasks, I feel vulnerable because I am no longer able to over prepare and binge work the same way I had prior to having my baby.  Judy’s coaching helped me focus—I changed my plan, my process, and my personal perspectives. I was able to accomplish everything I had originally intended to do while maintaining my new family commitments AND I accomplished all my business goals in the time I had planned while maintaining the balance of my new family life.

Margo L Vancouver, BC August 19, 2016