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Make Money Mediating Podcast 503: Focus on THANKS this Holiday Season to Find Success

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From one of the best known names in the world of dispute resolution comes this fresh and innovative podcast full of tips and insights to help you build the mediation or collaborative practice of your dreams, including making money in the process.

Susan Guthrie shares her own insights and proven ideas for making it work and brainstorms with some of the top industry leaders so that you can finally let that litigation practice go and be the peacemaker you dream of being!

In this episode of the Make Money Mediating podcast, hosted by Susan Guthrie, she explores and reflects on the essence of Thanksgiving and the necessary elements for a thriving mediation practice.

Making use of the acronym ‘THANKS,’ Susan identifies Trust, Harmony, Appreciation, Neutrality, Knowledge and Serenity as the six key elements of success in mediation or dispute resolution profession.

Susan stresses the importance of building trust with clients, orchestrating harmony in conflicts, appreciating clients and colleagues, maintaining neutrality, staying informed about industry trends, and finding serenity in a busy work life. Furthermore, she encourages listeners to think about ways they can show their gratitude to their clients and colleagues, and ways to improve their dispute resolution practice in the coming year.

00:00 Introduction and Thanksgiving Message
01:59 The Importance of Trust in Mediation
03:49 Harmony: The Conductor’s Role in Mediation
05:40 Appreciation: Showing Gratitude to Clients and Colleagues
07:37 Neutrality: The Cornerstone of Mediation
08:31 Knowledge: The Value of Continuous Learning
10:34 Serenity: Finding Calm Amidst Conflict
12:08 Conclusion: The Five Elements of Success in Mediation

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Mentioned in this episode:

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Holidays and Relationship Building on The Make Money Mediating Podcast with Susan Guthrie #408

Why Gratitude is the Secret Ingredient to Success with Susan Guthrie on The Make Money Mediating Podcast #405

Becoming a Training Junkie: The Power of Continuous Learning in Mediation on the Make Money Mediating Podcast with Susan Guthrie #420


Susan Guthrie

Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for more than 30 years. Susan provides legal coaching services to select clients around the world.   Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest… MORE >

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