I was a guest on Lori Highby’s podcast to talk about some things that I really care about. Lori is President and Owner of Keystone Click in Milwaukee. We talked about my experience with collaborative divorce on episode #152 of her podcast.
Social Capitol podcast, which is available via the usual outlets, is a weekly podcast that explores professional networking practices. The stories and techniques dive into social relationships and how the investment you put into them establishes trust, reciprocity and value within your network and community.
Dare to have a good divorce as you listen to our episode.
Listen: Diane Mader podcast
Get much insight in the first 12 minutes on Diane’s perspective on mediation:
Transcript snippet: I sit down with people, spouses, who are going to have a divorce. Often there’s a person who is sort of the initiator, and then there’s the person who’s coming along. So I recognize that, and I put that on the table. In my work I don’t leave elephants in the room. I always help people identify the elephant in the room because once you talk about the elephant in the room, then you can move forward – and almost every set of spouses has an elephant in the room. Now this doesn’t mean that we talk about who did what in the marriage because that business, that “stuff,” doesn’t belong in mediation. If those threads have not yet been untangled, if we can’t do that relatively swiftly in mediation, then what I suggest is people see a therapist. That becomes therapeutic work, which of course I am not qualified to do. On the other hand, as a lawyer with these years of experience, I can recognize it, I can name it, and we can see if we can untangle it. So in mediation I sit down with the spouses, and I talk about the divorce process. Divorce process from a legal perspective is actually pretty straightforward…. ”
Also Hear Diane’s thoughts to questions such as:
- How has your marketing of it changed over the years?
- What is mediation and why do you think it is a better divorce process?
- What was a favorite networking story/experience that you’ve had?
- How do you stay in front of, or best nurture, your network community?
- Digital networking or traditional networking?
- If you could go back 20 years, what would you tell yourself to do more or less of regarding your career?
- Who would be the one person you’d love to connect with?
More about the podcast: download the show notes (.pdf)
be yourself, be authentic, be kind, be compassionate, have empathy. Remember it’s how you make the person feel that they remember…