Pre-Mediation Coaching

A confidential 90-minute one-on-one pre-mediation coaching session


Mediation puts decision-making in your hands instead of in the hands of the court, but many people are unsure what will happen in mediation and how to prepare.

Statistics show that regardless of the skill level of your mediator, learning skills in pre-mediation coaching can increase your chances of a successful mediation outcome by approximately 17%. That means you increase your chances to avoid going to court.

We provide one-on-one pre-mediation coaching to help you get prepared for any type of mediation, especially one involving high-conflict aspects, which requires some advanced conflict resolution skills. These are the skills you'll learn in our coaching sessions.

If you’re preparing for a mediation to solve any type of problem, one or two sessions with a coach before the mediation can help you:

  • stay calm,
  • make reasonable proposals, and
  • make decisions that can last.

In these 1:1 coaching sessions, you will discuss and practice 4 Big Skills™ with your coach before your mediation – or any out-of-court decision-making process.

Who: for anyone in any type of mediation

What: one (1) 90-minute coaching sessions to learn and practice the 4 Big Skills™

Format: 1:1 virtual (via Zoom) or by phone (your preference)

Coaching vs. Advice vs. Strategies

Your coaching session will focus on learning and practicing skills and won't focus on the particulars of your dispute. We don't provide legal advice or therapeutic advice. 


Our coaching sessions are intended to be confidential, but they do not have the confidentiality protections of a therapist-client or attorney-client relationship (if unclear, please inquire with your coach at the beginning of the session). 


After purchasing the pre-mediation coaching, you will see a THANK YOU page with contact information. You will also receive an email with the same information - use the one you prefer. 


$177.00 USD


Last updated on December 23, 2023

This Agreement is entered into by and between the High Conflict Institute ("Coach") and you ("Client") whereby Coach agrees to provide Coaching Services for Client focusing on the following topics/results/outcomes/goals.
Description of Coaching: Coaching is partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between the Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that
inspires the client to maximize personal potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional or business goals and to develop and carry out a
strategy/plan for achieving those goals.
1) Coach-Client Relationship
A. Client is solely responsible for creating and implementing his/her own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results arising out of or resulting from the
coaching relationship and his/her coaching calls and interactions with the Coach. As such, the Client agrees that the Coach is not and will not be liable or responsible for any actions or inaction, or for any direct or indirect result of any services provided by the Coach. Client understands coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease.
B. Client further acknowledges that he/she may terminate or discontinue the coaching relationship at any time.
C. Client acknowledges that this coaching session is a one-time service
D. The Client agrees that deciding how to handle the mediation is exclusively the Client’s responsibility.
E. Client acknowledges that coaching does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals and that it is the Client’s exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. If Client is currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that the Client promptly inform the mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by the Client and the Coach.
F. The Client understands that in order to enhance the coaching relationship, the Client agrees to communicate honestly, be open to feedback and assistance and to create the time and energy to participate fully in learning the skills.
2) Services
The parties agree to engage in one (1) coaching session through a Zoom meeting. 
3) Refund Policy
Refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. They are rarely granted for a change of mind.
4) Confidentiality
This coaching relationship, as well as all information (documented or verbal) that the Client shares with the Coach as part of this relationship is confidential but does not have the confidentiality protections of a therapist-client or attorney-client relationship.
5) Cancellation Policy
Client agrees that it is the Client's responsibility to notify the Coach at least 24 hours hours in advance of the scheduled calls/meetings. Coach reserves the right to bill Client for a missed meeting. Coach will attempt in good faith to reschedule the missed meeting.
6) Limited Liability
Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the Coach makes no guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied with respect to the coaching services negotiated, agreed upon and rendered. In no event shall the Coach be liable to the Client for any indirect, consequential or special damages. Notwithstanding any damages that the Client may incur, the Coach’s entire liability under this Agreement, and the Client’s exclusive remedy, shall be limited to the amount actually paid by the Client to the Coach under this Agreement for all coaching services rendered through and including the termination date.
7) Dispute Resolution
If a dispute arises out of this Agreement that cannot be resolved by mutual consent, the Client and Coach agree to attempt to mediate in good faith for up to (certain amount of time such as 30 days) after notice given. If the dispute is not so resolved, and in the event of legal action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover attorney’s fees and court costs from the other party.
8) Severability
If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If the Court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
9) Waiver
The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.
11) Applicable Law
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, USA, without giving effect to any conflicts of laws provisions.
12) Binding Effect
This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and permissible assigns.

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