Gig, very impressed. I will be looking for opportunities to come back to watch you do your magic again.
Dear Gig, thank you for assisting all of us to reach a resolution... On behalf of our entire team, we wanted to let you know that we appreciate your insight into both sides of the case and your amazing ability to help us come together to reach an agreement. I know that [our paralegal] was inspired as this was his first mediation. It was an amazing experience for him.
I can't thank you enough for your kindness and care yesterday. Without your compassion and persistence, I donít know if...and I could have made it through. For the first time in months, I feel like a cloud has been lifted and I can think about a future that includes enjoying time with my family and some security and happiness ahead. None of this would have been possible without you.
I would like to personally thank you for a wonderful experience in dealing with you in this mediation. I really appreciate your insight and expertise. Your thoughtfulness, advice, and respectfulness is greatly appreciated... Also, your staff was so gracious.
Just a personal note to thank you, not only for your perseverance but for your consistent professionalism in the face of a very difficult matter. Two weeks ago, I do not think anyone would have predicted a settlement of this case, least of all me. I am putting you down on the list of truly skilled mediators I have worked with over the last 36 years. That makes two now.
Thank you so much for all your work helping to mediate the situation between myself and my former employer. I just wanted to thank you for your skill and equanimity in helping to resolve a situation that could have become very ugly. Your space is very relaxing and your mother's cookies helped.
Thanks again for your efforts yesterday. I remain firmly convinced you are the only mediator in the world who could have sealed the deal.
Thanks again for all your assistance last week. It was a pleasure to work with you and to watch you so skillfully navigate between the 2 sides. All in all, I think the outcome was the best we could have achieved, and that was due to your efforts. And the music chat was a bonus!
I just wanted you to know what a pleasure it was having you as our mediator. This was a very difficult case with some contentious issues and personalities (mine excluded) but you were able to cut through it all and finally pull a settlement together.
It is said that good mediation leaves both parties feeling unhappy. Untrue. A good mediator finds the way to bring relief and in some cases advantage to both parties. You are that mediator.
Just a note to thank you for your great work. You did a fantastic job! Also, thank your mother for the fabulous cookies, they truly are my favorite!
As always, you did a terrific job at the mediation. We write now just to express our special appreciation on this case.
I just wanted to thank you personally. You did another incredible, outstanding job to bring this case to closure when it seemed like such a long shot. I have to commend you, you know how much respect I have for you.
Your thoughtful but direct approach in addressing the issues along with your expert negotiating tactics were instrumental in bringing the parties to a resolution.
I thought you did excellent work keeping the line of communication open despite the resistance from the Company's CEO. Hopefully, we will have an opportunity to work together again in the near future.
Thank you once again for your efforts in bringing this matter to a resolution. This particular mediation certainly involved more than a "nuts and bolts" analysis of liability and damages and I was very pleased with your ability to recognize and meet the challenges posed in this matter.
I take this opportunity on behalf of myself, my client, and her family to thank you for your courtesy, compassion and efforts which resulted in the amicable settlement of the case.
My client is very grateful that she will not have to endure a jury trial in this matter, and again we thank you very much for your assistance.
Thank you for your outstanding work yesterday under what we know were very difficult circumstances. You were able to resolve a case which I did not believe would be resolved through mediation.
On behalf of my client and myself, I want to thank you for your skillful approach to resolving this difficult case...
[T]here are a lot of mediators in our business today, the majority are simply average, few have superior mediation skills and then there are those like you that I call the "one percenters", who are born with the people skills necessary to be overwhelmingly successful in bringing conflicting interests together for resolution.
Thank you for your steady hand in guiding the mediation last week. We appreciate the close attention you paid to everyone's goals as we proceeded through the process.
Thank you for your sensitivity and professionalism.
Thank you very much for your efforts and insight in assisting us reach an equitable resolution.
Once again I am so very thankful for the phenomenal job that you did with respect to these cases.
On behalf of Andrew and myself, I want to sincerely thank you for your assistance in settling the above-referenced matter. Thank you for your friendly and professional demeanor as well as your tireless efforts to resolve this matter. We look forward to working with you in the near future.
Just a short note to express my thanks for the excellent mediation service that you provided. I personally appreciate all the time and effort that you spent in bringing about a favorable settlement of our dispute.
Words cannot express my appreciation for the job you did in mediating the above referenced matter. Without doubt it was one of the most difficult mediations in which I have been a participant as Plaintiff's counsel. There were difficult issues and emotionally-charged disputes between the parties. I could feel myself getting frustrated, but you handled the situation compassionately and patiently, yet persistently.
The description "quietly tenacious" fits you perfectly. You remind me of a soundless freight train.
Your assessment of the situation as a volatile one resulting in your decision to get the parties to agree to give up their Labor-day holiday was unbelievable. I simply did not believe that the case would settle given the apparent hostile relationship between the parties and the complexities of the personalities involved.
...[To] my surprise, you were able to keep the parties talking. On more than one occasion, I packed up my gear expecting you to walk into the room and say, "It's over!" But those words never came.
I have been litigating employment cases for nearly twenty years and utilized the services of many different mediators. After this one, you will always be number one on my list.
I do wish to thank you very much for your time, efforts, energy and the great cookies, which resulted in us ultimately settling the case.
Many thanks for the phenomenal job yesterday. My client sincerely appreciated your sensitivity in listening to his story. He was very pleased with the process and felt both empowered and that he had his day in court. I can report that his life is turning around after suffering a devastating blow at the hands of his former employers.
Everyone involved is extremely grateful ... and very much impressed with your patience, attention to detail, homework, and ability to read character, all of which helped this case to settle.
Your methodology, your calm demeanor in the midst of great intensity and at times considerable animosity, your uncanny ability to quickly distill the case to the critical issues and your ability through negotiations to bring people with very different view points to a consensus, brought about the resolution of the case.
[We] are grateful to you because you accomplished what otherwise would have been accomplished in 60 days of intense trial preparation...and three weeks of what surely would have been a vigorously fought jury trial. As a result, each of the parties saved $150,000 to $200,000 in attorney fees, expert fees and costs.
You are incredibly persistent, and yet you remained a gentleman throughout as we worked through the issues....
I am absolutely amazed with your patience and persistence...
I never thought it could be done...
You showed persistence and tenacity and no matter how heated and difficult the proceeding became, you kept your wits about you...
The finest mediation experience in my 20 years of practice...
All parties respected your knowledge, preparation and hard work...
You have a gift for dealing not only with attorneys but, more importantly, with the parties in arriving at a settlement...
In spite of the adversity, you were able to forge a consensus and achieve a fair settlement for all of the parties...
How you managed to keep us in your office I will never know...
Thank you for staying on top of the case. Thank you for returning phone calls even while out of town. Thank you for all your hard work...
I wish that more people had the compassion and heart that you possess...
You truly worked a miracle!...