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  • 15-30 minutes a week is all it takes for you to make rapid progress towards becoming the best neutral you can be—without having to work yourself to death
  • Plus, you get FREE access to an exclusive neutrals community where you can get help with your most difficult challenges and answers to all your questions
Mark Fotohabadi, PhD
Co-Founder and Publisher,
ADR Times

Dear Friend,

If you want to take your mediation and arbitration skills to the next level, so you can…

  • Be the best neutral you can be…
  • Serve your clients at a higher level and with greater confidence (and no more imposter syndrome!)
  • Resolve disputes more quickly — and in a way that’s fair to everyone involved…
  • Enjoy the satisfaction, respect and prestige that comes with a successful neutral practice…
  • Become a thought leader and position yourself to get on bigger panels…
…then this could be the most important letter you read all year.
Here’s why:

Many of the neutrals I talk to worry about whether or not they’re doing all they can for their clients…

…fear that they’re falling short of achieving all they could with their career…

...and are unclear on how to best improve their knowledge and skills so they can do more for their clients and advance their careers further.

The problem is, until now there hasn’t been an easy, affordable and time-efficient way for you…

…to get straight-from-the-trenches advice and information that can help you level up your skills…

…to stay up-to-date on what the latest research says about how to be a more effective negotiator in every situation you face…

…or to connect with experienced neutrals in a convenient and comfortable way so they can help you with even the most difficult challenges you face.

And all that has slowed down your career progress… stopped you from becoming the best neutral you can be… and has made things harder than they need to be.

Unmatched Guidance to Help You Make Massive Progress Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible
The good news is, starting today you can turn it all around In just 15-30 minutes a week by accepting this invitation to join ADR Times Premium — my members-only site for neutrals who want to make fast progress towards their goals and become more effective and successful.

However, before I tell you what it’s all about, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mark Fotohabadi and I’ve been helping neutrals level up their skills and achieve greater success in our profession for more than 12 years.

It all started in 2010 soon after I was awarded a Masters in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University’s renowned Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

One of my professors — the late Tim Pownall — and I started a nationwide ADR provider called, fittingly enough, the Agency for Dispute Resolution.

It was more successful than we could have dreamed and we quickly found ourselves helping place 300 neutrals in mediations and arbitrations. We also became the exclusive strategic alliance partner of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for dispute resolution.

At the same time, we also started the ADR Times blog — a place to share our research and experience with our fellow neutrals — and it quickly became one of the most popular ADR blogs on the planet.

I was also fortunate enough to be invited to share my expertise with students as a lecturer at both Cal State Fullerton’s College of Business and Economics and Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Business Administration.

While I sold the Agency for Dispute Resolution in 2018, the blog has continued. However, I recently decided to launch ADR Times Premium — a vastly upgraded membership program that delivers even more valuable content and also offers a community component so our members can get help and support from their fellow neutrals.

You also get Weekly Live Group Mentoring to Help You
Every week, I host an exclusive members-only 30-minute power-webinar. We’ll do a deep dive into topics of importance to neutrals, address special issues our members are dealing with, solve challenges you’re facing and answer your questions.

All of it designed to give you the immediate guidance and help you need to make rapid progress.

And don’t worry if you miss a webinar, because we’ll record them and then place them in the membership area for you to watch at your convenience.

My goal is to create a juggernaut of neutrals who want to make the world a better place, create more “win-win-win” outcomes and, of course, achieve success.

I suspect you’ll find these deep dive webinars to be the most valuable aspect of your membership.

Plus an Online Community Where You Can Get Advice,Help and Support from Your Fellow Neutrals
Better yet, when you join ADR Times Premium, you become part of a growing online community of neutrals. In the community discussion boards, you can ask for help with any challenges you’re currently facing — and you can help your fellow members with their challenges.

You can also post questions, give advice and share ideas.

And you’re always welcome to celebrate a big win… or to vent about a situation you’re facing if you just need to get something off your chest.

And, of course, the community is also a great place to expand your network and to make new friends.

Better yet, my team and I will be in the community every day to answer questions, offer new ideas and to provide whatever support you need.

In other words, you’ll never again be alone and on your own. The help and encouragement you need will always be just a click away.

All I ask is that we all enter this community with a helper’s mindset, and treat each other with respect. And please be as constructive as possible with your comments.
If we commit to helping each other and follow through, we can create a global community of neutrals like no other.

Clearly, between the expert content… the weekly webinars… and the members-only community, you’re getting a nice collection of benefits.

Now let me share with you some of the specifics of what you’re going to discover when you dive into all that ADR Premium offers.

You Get Immediate Online Access to More Than 212 Articles So You Can Quickly Take Your Career to the Next Level
  • Five powerful strategies for quickly and fairly resolving almost any dispute. Mix and match to get the result you’re looking for.
  • Simple trick practically forces emotional people to act more reasonably. Helps you build rapport while helping them step back from their emotions.
  • Five key dispute resolutions strategies. And how to choose the strategy or combination of strategies that’s right for your case.
  • How a party’s need to “save face” can wreck a negotiation. And the creative face-saving techniques to help keep the negotiation going.
  • Five additional strategies for overcoming an impasse. And a little-known way to avoid them right from the start of the mediation.
  • How to identify the cognitive biases that can sabotage a negotiation. And then overcome them to bring about a better resolution.
  • “Win-Win” negotiations seem like a great approach… right up until they blow up in your face. How to deal with parties who are only interested in an “I win, you lose” approach.
  • Blow past the resistance points that can torpedo a negotiation. Three ways to make it happen.
  • What to do when a strong case and a reasonable offer just aren’t enough to reach an agreement. The roadblock is likely to be one of these five cognitive biases that you can overcome.
  • Common mistakes that wreck communication and brings negotiations to a standstill/impasse. How to avoid it.
  • Key strategies for helping each party see both sides of the story. Often brings quick breakthroughs and meaningful settlements in record time.
  • How to identify “zones of possible agreement,” so you can move the mediation along more quickly. Simple ways to build this core skill
  • What to do when you suspect deception is afoot. Key steps to take immediately.
  • Negotiations at an impasse? It may be time to try “integrative negotiation.” When to use this powerful method… and when to avoid it.
  • Always let the other party go first in a negotiation, right? Wrong! New study reveals that the conventional wisdom could cost you.
  • Seven basic rules of negotiation. How to set yourself up for success right from the start.
  • Something outside of your control goes wrong… one of the parties takes it personally… and then blames you. How to defuse a common issue that can wreck a negotiation.
  • The Great Zero Sum Negotiation Mistake… and how to avoid it. When you master the “negotiation dance,” you’ll turn just about any negotiation into a win-win for everyone involved.
You’ll Stay on Top of the Latest Breakthroughs and Cutting Edge Techniques Without Doing a Lick of Research
  • What every neutral needs to know about the most common construction disputes. The unique procedural rules and best practices for preventing and then getting disputes resolved quickly.
  • Create powerful dispute resolution systems in a corporate setting. How ADR consultants can help companies minimize workplace conflict and avoid litigation.
  • Rules that make it quick and efficient to resolve employment disputes. Direct from the American Arbitration Association.
  • Interested in hostage or crisis negotiation? Here are the skills you need and five ways to get there.
  • Want to become a labor arbitrator? You need to master these two key skills.
  • Easy to follow template for resolving employee conflicts. Five steps to resolve conflicts quickly and avoid them in the future.
  • A seven step collaborative divorce process for helping former couples stay out of court. And two issues that can derail the process in certain situations.
  • Overcome the unique challenges of mediating wrongful death cases. Why some plaintiffs reject even the most generous settlement offers, while others settle too cheaply — and what you can do about it.
  • Powerful five part process resolves real estate disputes quickly and fairly. Recommended by the National Association of Realtors.
  • Overcome the special challenges of EEOC mediations. Four tips for making sure you can find a solution that works for everyone involve.
  • Eight common forms of emotional abuse in the workplace. The effects can be devastating… but it can be prevented before it happens and resolved when it does.
And much, much more...
  • An often-overlooked priority in every mediation and arbitration. Famed neutral Eric Van Ginkel calls it his “top priority” in this exclusive interview.
  • Mediation is always better than litigation, right? Wrong! Special cases where it makes sense to recommend taking a dispute to court.
  • Why it’s critical to know the difference between privacy and confidentiality. The difference is subtle, but crucial.
  • How your clients should respond to hostile emails. They’ll be tempted to respond emotionally… but there is a better way.
    Surprisingly common mistake renders any arbitration award invalid both domestically and internationally. Easily avoided.
  • The pros and cons of positional bargaining. Many neutrals see it as a harsh and poor form of negotiation. However, in some situations it’s appropriate and necessary. Here’s how to use it correctly.
  • How to find the best mediation job opportunities. Where most of the jobs are… how to find them… and how to get them.
  • "And dozens of additional articles on topics of importance to neutrals."
Enjoy Greater Success, Be More Effective and Make More Money
As you can see, ADR Times Premium brings you everything you need to enjoy a stellar and satisfying career as a neutral including…
  • Expert content to take your mediation, arbitration and negotiation skills to the next level so you can experience greater prestige and a higher income…
  • Weekly member-only webinars to go in-depth on a variety of subjects and to answer all your questions…
  • An exclusive members-only community where you can network with fellow neutrals, help others with the challenges they face and get help with your own challenges you face, share your wins and more.
All so you can be the best neutral you can be and…
  • Provide the best-possible service to your clients — and get the best possible results…
  • Stay up-to-date and in the know about the latest trends and breakthroughs …
  • Give you greater confidence in your abilities, while reducing frustration and fear…
  • Help you get greater enjoyment and satisfaction from your career…
  • Enjoy the satisfaction, respect and prestige that comes with a highly successful neutral practice…
  • Become a thought leader and position yourself to get on bigger panels.
A Standing Ovation for ADR Times Premium
However, I don’t expect you to take my word for it, that ADR Times Premium will be a real game changer for your career.

The experiences of our current members are a far better measure of its value than anything I can say. With that in mind, let me share what just a few of our members have to say.

“Insight into the psychology and strategy behind negotiations”  
"ADR Times has provided us a very helpful framework and has given us a lot of insight into the psychology and strategy behind negotiations."
- M&A Chief of Fortune 1000
Healthcare Company Birmingham, Alabama
“Skills improved rapidly”
“The manner that the majority of the content from ADR Times is presented is very accessible while also being very informative. Having access to the member benefits has allowed for a more rapid rate of improvement towards my skills and has very little to be worked on.”
- Andre Bathelet
Las Vegas, Nevada
“Surprised to learn new mediation skills”
"As a 35-year veteran employment litigator of over 100 trials, I was pleasantly surprised to learn new mediation skills and polish my ADR repertoire."
- Eric Epstein, Esq.
Trial Attorney, Commercial Arbitrator & Mediator
  “Training helped resolve our case”  
“I am convinced that my ability to successfully assist the parties in resolving this case, was a direct result of the training you provided."
- Administrative Law Judge
Occupational Safety Health Review (OSHRC)
Washington, D.C

And now you can join ADR Times Premium and begin experiencing these results for yourself—for just a little more than a dollar a day. Plus, when you join today...
You Get Up to $803 in Savings and FREE Gifts
Right now, my plan is to price membership in ADR Times Premium at $49 a month. And even at that price, it’s a tremendous bargain considering everything you get and how much it will do to advance your skills and your career.

However, for a limited time you can get in at the introductory price of just $39 a month—a $120 savings over the next year.

Better yet, I’ll lock you in at that discounted price for as long as you remain a member—and you’ll stay there no matter how high the price goes.

I’m willing to offer you this special deal because as we get rolling I’d like to help as many neutrals as I can—and get our community off to a grand and impressive start. And I’d hate for price to get in the way.

And you’ll save even more if you join for a year—just $390 for a full year. That means you get two months absolutely FREE—an additional $78 savings, for a total savings of $198.

At that price, you’re only investing $1.06 a day—less than a third of what you’d pay for a cup of coffee at Starbucks. And no cup of coffee ever gave you the kind of return on investment you’ll get from membership in ADR Times Premium.

Better yet, when you join today, you also get these FREE gifts that you can download immediately. They include..

Free Gift #1:
The ADR Times Premium Guide to Building a Successful Neutral Practice (a $39 value)
Whether you’re launching a new practice and want to make sure you get off to a fast and successful start... or have an existing practice that you’d like to make even more successful, then this Special Report will help.

It’s a step-by-step guide that will give you the nuts and bolts of creating a practice that thrives and grows—without making you slave to your business.

Better yet, you’ll discover how to get the support and structure you need to make the transition from employed to self-employed as simple and seamless as possible.

Free Gift #2:
Inside Secrets to Getting More Clients Fast (a $39 value)
It’s no great secret that you need a steady stream of clients to grow your practice and to earn the income you desire.

In this Special Report, you’ll discover how to create a simple sales funnel that keeps your pipeline loaded with qualified prospects... the questions to ask when you get a prospect on the phone... and simple, no pressure ways to close the deal.

Plus, how to differentiate yourself from every other neutral in your area, so you standout in a unique way that makes the want to do business with you.

Free Gift #3:
How to Score Invitations to Join Bigger Panels (a $39 value)
One of the fastest, most lucrative ways to build your career as a neutral is to get invited to join a mediation or arbitration panel put together by a large private alternative dispute resolution provider.

Members of these panels—put together by organizations such as JAMS, ADR Services, the American Arbitration Association and many others—enjoy greater prestige, make more per hour and have an easier time getting private clients.

In this Special Report, you’ll discover the top panel providers and the easy steps you can take—regardless of your experience—to get invited to join a panel.

Free Gift #4:
How to Find the Best Mediation Job Opportunities (a $39 value)
Whether you’re a neutral looking for a good job with a nice income... or a retired judge or attorney looking for a lucrative second career, there are jobs to be found all over the country

.In this FREE Special Report, you’ll discover the #1 source for most mediation jobs... key websites that can help you get a job... and the key skills most employers are looking for (skills that ADR Premium will help you develop and refine).

Free Gift #5:
Your Professional Profile will be included in our ADR Times Directory of Neutrals (a $199 value)
Your name and profile will be included in the searchable ADR Times Directory of Neutrals that’s showcased on our free ADR Times blog.

Our site gets more than 26,300 unique visitors every single month (59,000+ monthly pageviews) —and many of those visitors are looking for a neutral to help them. And with the ADR Times Directory of Neutrals at their fingertips, they’ll be able to access your profile immediately.

Free Gift #6:
Every back issue of ADR Times Perspectives on Dispute Resolution Magazine (a $150 value)
A few years back, we published 10 issues of a magazine called Perspectives on Dispute Resolution.

You might say it was an experimental version of ADR Times Premium. Each issue offered a deep dive into a single subject to give our subscribers what they needed to increase their knowledge and advance their careers.

The individual subjects covered include: arbitration, corporate mergers and acquisitions, family law, negotiation strategies, peacemaking, client psychology, settlement tools, work place conflicts and more.

We sell these back issues on our site for $15 each—but as a member of ADR Times Premium, the entire 10-issue collection (valued at $150) is yours FREE.

Free Gift #7:
$100 Gift Certificate Towards a One Hour Consultation Call
Many neutrals have inquired about my availability to help them personally. Unfortunately, between my college teaching commitments, running ADR Times Premium and finding a few hours a week to spend with my family, I have very little time for consulting even at my $500 an hour rate.

However, I’ve decided to offer a limited number of paid consultations exclusively to members of ADR Times Premium just to make sure you have everything you need.

And when you join today I’ll give you a $100 gift certificate you can use any time over the next year to save on a one-hour consultation. That way you pay just $400 instead of my regular $500 rate.

You Get All Seven of these
FREE Bonuses

Valued at $605 - Just for Giving ADR Times Premium a Try Today
I’m providing you with this bonus package as a shameless “bribe,” so you’ll have an extra incentive to give ADR Times Premium a trial run so you can see for yourself if it’s right for you.

And you’ll be able to download all seven FREE gifts the moment you join—and you get to keep every one of them even if you decide to cancel your membership.

It’s all part of the protection you get from my...

Exclusive Members-Only Content So You Can Stay Ahead
As a member of ADR Times Premium you’ll have access to a carefully curated collection of valuable content — all designed to help you upgrade your skills… stay on top of the latest, greatest breakthroughs in our field… and get the support you need, so you can be the best neutral you can be.

And all of it created by a top notch team of mediators, arbitrators and even a few lawyers who are committed to helping you get to the next level in your career.

Better yet, it all comes to you in bite-sized chunks of actionable information — organized by topic — that you can put to work immediately.

And we regularly add to our content, so you can stay on top of the latest industry research, trends and breakthroughs.

Just spend 15 to 30 minutes a week absorbing and implementing what you discover and you’ll quickly find yourself moving ahead faster than you ever thought possible.

However, this is only the beginning of all the great things you’ll get as a member.

Get Started Today
If you’re ready to improve your skills as a neutral and take your practice to the next level in the months ahead...

...if you want to serve your clients at the highest level and get the best results possible...

...if you’d like to enjoy a surge in confidence and get more enjoyment from your career...

...and if you’d like to stay on top of the latest trends and breakthroughs in mediation and arbitration...

...then ADR Times Premium is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. And you can get started 100% risk-free right now by clicking one of the buttons below:

I’m committed to helping you go from where you are right now to where you want it to be in your career. And I’ve designed ADR Times Premium and all the FREE gifts to do just that. It’s everything you need to make rapid progression the months ahead—100% guaranteed.

I urge you—take this important step for your career... for your family... and for yourself. Join today.
I look forward to working with you.


Mark Fotohabadi, PhD, MBA, MDR
Co-Founder, ADR Times

Rave Reviews for Mark Fotohabadi and ADR Times
“Inspiration for the next generation of mediators and thought leaders”
“Both Mark Fotohabadi and the late Timothy Pownall have created a platform that will capture the best lessons of our past while providing inspiration for the next generation of mediators and thought leaders. I had the distinct pleasure of teaching with Mr. Pownall at the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University and can only imagine how proud he would be of ADR Times’ success. I know I will embrace this relationship with ADR Times going forward as we collaborate on ways to elevate mediation and arbitration in our country.
- Bruce A. Edwards, Esq.,
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, and Special Master
Co-Founder of Edwards Mediation Academy
“Who’s Who in ADR” Inductee
San Francisco, CA

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“Many great techniques for resolving disputes fairly”
“I took Dr. Mark Fotohabadi’s graduate Negotiation course at Cal State Fullerton and it was one of my favorites. He taught me the value of ‘win-win’ negotiations and taught me many great techniques for resolving disputes fairly which comes handy in my day-to-day customer care role at Behr Paint too. I have no doubt his course has directly improved my negotiating skills. I also want to add that Dr. Fotohabadi is a great teacher and I enjoyed getting to know him.”
- Jessica Bandar, MBA
Senior Director, Customer Care & Operations
Behr Paint Company
Orange County, CA

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“A valuable tool for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge base”
“My station in life is to serve as a mentor for the next group of professional mediators who choose to take the road less traveled. I’m confident [the ADR Times Premium] community will be a valuable tool for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge base and connect with the first generation of commercial mediators.”
- Jeffrey Krivis, Esq.,
Private Commercial Mediator
“Who’s Who in ADR” Inductee
Los Angeles, CA

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“I’m already a better negotiator”
“While getting my Bachelor’s Degree in economics and business from Germany’s University of Tübingen, I had the opportunity to spend a semester studying at California State University, Fullerton in the United States. It was an enriching experience and I’m especially grateful for Dr. Mark Fotohabadi and his excellent MBA course on Advanced Negotiation. It was interesting and even fun. I learned so much in this course and I’m already a better negotiator thanks to Dr. Fotohabadi.”
- Jean-Paul Mende
International Student
Munich, Germany
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