Pete Desrochers is the Founding Director of The Negotiators. He has been a mediator and negotiator for over 10 years, including international negotiations in over a dozen countries on four continents. However he is probably best known for his published articles on stress, personal relationships and conflict. A strong proponent for settling divorces and domestic issues out of court, Pete believes that gentleness and compassion can only come from strength, endeavoring to provide a safe, friendly environment to resolve even the most volatile disputes. He is equally comfortable in corporate boardrooms, standing before international tribunals or resolving children’s problems. Pete is a Collaborative Law practitioner and a syndicated social commentator in both the United States and Canada.
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Articles and Video:
Negotiation - Part 7
Many incorrectly associate “active listening” with aggressive listening, where we constantly search for a slip up or error upon which we can pounce.
Negotiation - Part 6
Exploders make up the second category of difficult people; but they are totally opposite from the Snipers we looked at before.
Negotiation - Part 5
As in real life, negotiation “Snipers” are dangerous and calculating opponents. Snipers don’t face you head-on. They lurk in hiding or in the protection of their surroundings.
Negotiation - Part 4
This article is the 4th in a series on Negotiation, entitled Strategic Negotiation.
Negotiation - Part 3
We all function through thinking processes we develop from early childhood. These “mindsets” determine how we react, how we analyze, how we plan and how we make decisions.
Negotiation - Part 2
In preparing for an argument or negotiation we need to research the facts. We’ll never make the other party change his or her opinion if we don’t understand it.
Negotiation - Part 1
Focus and preparation are the muscles that will give us the perspective and control we need right from the starting gate.
Humor in life is wherever you find it, but divorce mediations aren’t exactly the best venues for humor…or are they?
Mediators Need To Be Aware Of Online Scams
As mediators, we trust and asked to be trusted. Evoking a high degree of personal and professional trust is the cornerstone of our inner arsenals. But sometimes even a mediator’s trust can be manipulated.