Mediation is sometimes referred to as facilitated negotiation. My job as mediator is to help all parties negotiate more effectively together. A mediator must understand the principles and practices of effective and skilled negotiating. In preparing for a negotiation and over the course of a negotiation, it is very often helpful to talk through and get help with one's approach to the negotiation and to the other(s) involved. I provide negotiation coaching based on my years of experience as a mediator, my study of negotiation practice, and my experience negotiating numerous business agreements.