Calm and Supportive Mediation
Divorce, Family, Business and Workplace
Seattle Mediator and Conflict Coach Rina M. Goodman
Mediation is a time-honored tool for resolving conflicts. It allows you to create a preferred solution—one that works well for you and the other party—and to avoid getting stuck with a cookie-cutter ruling from the court that may not address what’s important to you. Mediation will also save you time and money while keeping strong emotions from spiraling out of control.
I have spent more than fifteen years learning about conflict—what it is, how it is triggered, and how to turn it from something disruptive into something positive.
As a mediator, I help couples, parents, family members, business partners, employees, and supervisors resolve misunderstandings and disagreements, restoring trust and productivity across households and within workplaces.
As a conflict coach, I help my clients develop skills to manage conflicts constructively so that they can be more successful in their co-parenting, family, and business relationships.
I perform these tasks together to achieve better and long-lasting results.
Feedback from Satisfied Clients
“All in all, I would say it was a positive experience because of the genuine concern and empathy you show for your clients, Rina. You went above and beyond to make sure we felt understood and that things we’re being clearly understood when it came to our mutual finances and agreements.
“You were always great at steering us towards other professionals who could assist us when we had concerns or questions. I really appreciated that, Rina.
“Thanks so much for all you did for us. I was thankful to get to know you as a warm kindhearted person and a very professional and highly capable mediator.”
“From the outset, my husband and I knew we wanted a collaborative process in seeking our divorce. There were a few issues that were particularly sticky when it came to finances, in particular. But Rina helped us listen to each other and the open environment led to a lot of ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas that eventually created our solutions. It took time. But it was time very well spent. My ex-husband and I are still not only on speaking terms, but have retained a lot more good will toward the other than we could have imagined at the outset.”
“I want to extend a big thank you to Rina for working with our team. Communication had broken down and everyone was feeling hurt and undervalued in their work. Rina opened up the lines of communication, providing a safe space for each of us to feel heard and not just listen to, but truly understand, what each other were feeling and perceiving. We developed common goals and expectations around communication and it is now better than we ever imagined it could be. As a result, each of us has improved in our roles and as a team.”
Katy C., employee, small non-profit organization in Seattle, WA
“You were absolutely great! Bless you for all your kindness — the fruit, cookies, water, patience, direction, and gems of wisdom. You are a true peace maker!”
Jennifer S., regarding a family mediation about trust property
“Above all, Rina is dedicated to balance in the mediation process. Her exquisite sense of service to the parties (and their children) is moving. Her delicate touch at challenging the mediating parties to carefully listen and re-state their opinions and positions was equally helpful.”