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Description of Practice
Senior Mediator, Beth Myers, at The RoundTable Group, Inc. is dedicated to providing facilitative dispute resolution services.
A skilled interpersonal communicator, I strive to surface underlying issues, problem solve, and manage conflict while simultaneously seeking opportunities for innovation and consensus building among participants.
Since 2010, I have assisted hundreds of divorcing couples, individuals, and business leaders reach mutually agreed solutions to seemingly intractable differences. My personal goal is to help people avoid costly, high stress and time consuming legal battles or HR processes in favor of self determined outcomes. Of course, when a court interaction is necessary, such as with divorce, my goal is to empower client's to make their own decisions, ideally with the guidance of a mediation friendly attorney, such that they arrive at court with an agreement that will be readily approved by the court.
I bring to mediation a range of experience from F100 business operations and marketing to nearly 20 years as an entrepreneur and small business owner. On a relational note, I started my first business when I was 6 years old;navigated a difficult divorce in MA for nearly 15 years which lead me to pursue over 460 hours of mediation, negotiation, communications and conflict management training. I posses a natural capacity for empathy in the mediation setting. If the participants are willing to work at resolution, I am uniquely qualified to help.
497 cases mediated with the bulk of those as part of Maine’s District Court ADR program: Small Claims, Landlord/Tenant and Family Matters.
Founding Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators: active with marketing and public relations committees
Volunteer mediator with Opportunity Alliance of Portland ME,
Member, MCFM (MA Council on Family Mediation) Active with the marketing and publishing committees.
Member, NEACR (New England Assoc. for Conflict Resolution)
• MA Conflict Resolution, UMass Boston, Candidate 2017
• BS Organizational Communications, Northeastern University
• AS Accounting, Northeastern University
• Certificate, Paralegal Studies, Bridgewater State University
• 460+ hours of mediation training in Massachusetts and Maine with esteemed training organizations:
-- Divorce Mediation Training Associates
-- Mediation Works Inc’s Advanced Divorce Mediation Training
-- MCLE’s Family Law Rule 8 in 2010 and Advanced Family Law Mediation Training 2013
-- University of Southern Maine: Family Law for Mediators Personnel Law, Mediation and Domestic Violence
-- The Opportunity Alliance: Transformative Mediaiton and NonViolent Communication
-- VOANNE (Volunteers of Northern New England) Prisonery Re-entry and USDA Agricultural Mediation
I am a facilitative mediator, flexible and adept at working with the energy in the room. There is no singular approach to mediation or Ombuds services that applies equally well to all scenarios. My goal is to provide what works best for the client's energy and need.
Face to face facilitated dialogue is the preferred approach. However, there are times when one or both participants are uncomfortable meeting in the same room. In that case we will use a 'shuttle negotiation' approach where the mediator, or co-mediators, go back and forth between separate rooms for each person.
In divorce and family matters, a 30 minute free consultation at our office is part of the first meeting. Parties have the option to begin mediating that day.
Business matters and Ombuds services are typically provided at the business' location. Ombuds services typically entail informal coaching, sharing materials and introducing tools specific to the client's needs.
Fees vary with type of service and by state. In MA, divorce mediation is $275.00 per hour. In ME, divorce co-mediation (2 mediators) is $300.00 per hour. Ombuds services, depend on the agreement and number of people involved. Services may be retained for a specific # of hours/week or month, or provided on an as needed basis for 1:1 meetings.
Based in Massachusetts, I also co-mediate with attorney Michael Boyd in Portland, Maine. We have co-mediated complex, multi party scenarios, family business succession planning, and specialize in client-friendly divorce and co-parenting matters.
Areas of Practice
- Adult Family
- Civil (general)
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Landlord - Tenant
- Online Mediation
- Collaborative Professional
- Communication Skills Trainer
- Mediation Consultant
- Strategic Planning
References available upon request.