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Certified as a CINERGY® Conflict Management Coach

I am proud and excited to announce that I have achieved certification as a Conflict Management Coach in the CINERGY® model. After many years as a mediator in ongoing, valued relationships, I am very pleased to be able to offer this additional service through Dovetail. In Conflict Coaching, the coach works one-on-one with an individual […]


Panelist on “Starting and Maintaining a Mediation Practice”

I’m looking forward to being a part of this Connecticut Mediation Association event. Join us!   Please join CTMA on Monday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and a roundtable discussion on Starting and Maintaining a Mediation Practice featuring mediators with successful and varied mediation practices.       “Starting and Maintaining a Mediation […]


Presentation to Fairfield County Exit Planning Exchange

I’m excited to be presenting to the XPX (Exit Planning Exchange) Fairfield County Chapter with Carolyn Beers on “Transitioning to Insiders: Family Business Planning and Continuity”. Join us on Friday, April 12, 7:30-9:30 in Norwalk for practical ideas for advisors and their clients. https://exitplanningexchange.com/fairfield-county/events


Happy Holidays from Dovetail Resolutions!


Managing Family Dynamics in Estate Planning and Trust Administration

On September 13, 2018, I am pleased to be presenting, along with Julie Min Chayet of U.S. Trust, to the Probate and Estates Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association in Stamford, CT. Our topic concerns a perennial challenge to attorneys: “Managing Family Dynamics in Estate Planning and Trust Administration”. The presentation has been approved […]


Article, co-authored with Mitzi Perdue, on the importance of Advance Directives to prevent quarrels

Many generally sensible, thoughtful, careful people cannot be sensible, thoughtful, or careful about planning for the end of their own lives. Some can’t do a simple will, let alone a comprehensive estate plan. Others can face the “money” part: they can create wills, trusts, and other vehicles to preserve wealth. (We will leave for another […]


Radio interview with Ira Bryck

  Please enjoy this interview conducted by Ira Bryck, President, Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley, Inc. Ira interviewed Richard Lutringer and me about mediation in family businesses. The interview was broadcast on the “Western Massachusetts Business Show” on January 6, 2018. We discussed how mediation and facilitated family meetings can help families and their […]


Attorneys For Family-Held Enterprises (AFHE) presentation

I enjoyed the opportunity to present to the international Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises (AFHE) Mid-Year Conference in Cleveland, OH on November 10, 2017. Richard Lutringer and I talked about “Using Mediation Within the Family Enterprise to Bring Positive Change From Internal Conflict”. It was a great chance to discuss (because interactive presentations are my favorite […]


Harnessing the Power of Being Heard — now in Mandarin, with great illustrations!

My article, “Harnessing the Power of Being Heard”, has been translated into Mandarin, and great illustrations have been added, courtesy of my friend, Pierre duPont, of HPM Partners in New York. The article has been posted on Pierre’s WeChat account. Here’s the article in Mandarin and English: 倾听的力量 (Harnessing the Power of Being Heard) 简.拜达尔 […]


Certificates Earned in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising

I am proud to announce that I have completed a fifteen month educational program and have been awarded both the FFI GEN (Global Educational Network) Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) and Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) by the Family Firm Institute. It has been a great experience: excellent faculty, comprehensive and thought-provoking readings […]