Areas of Service

Preventive Mediation

What is Preventive Mediation? Preventive Mediation is the process of arming disputants with the psychological and emotional tools to work through any dispute that may arise. Rather than seeking to find a single solution to a single problem, Preventive Mediation is a proactive and engaged state of being.  Through the thoughtful and extensive study of current and potential circumstantial problems surround a dispute, preventative mediation works […]

Self Governing Contracts

What are self-governing contracts? Self Governing Contracts are binding contracts created by disputants who want to control and self-define the outcome of their own resolution.  Disputants that use Self-Governing Contracts determine their own performance standards and payment structure of their settlement by securing the agreement with collateral.  The contract stipulates the conditions, and standards for performance.  When each performance standard is met then the collateral […]

Restorative Planning

What is Restorative Planning? Preventive Mediation parties are solution makers, community oriented professionals, relationship preservers and independent contractual thinkers. After a successfully resolved dispute, participants from preventative Mediation typically want to rebuild their professional work process with strategic planning, reorganizing, re-setting debt, or re-budgeting for sustainability. They use the lessons learned in their Preventive Mediation session to create a strategic plan that will help them […]


Cindi Le Brett will help you discover how to access and use the preventive tools you need to solve any dispute that comes your way.

Cindi has spent her 20+ year career developing a unique approach to mediation that has helped individuals, businesses, non-profits, boards of directors, groups, partnerships and government agencies develop long-lasting, sustainable problem-solving skills. With Cindi’s help, seemingly insurmountable problems have been solved and turned around for good. Mediation is never a one size fits all—Cindi tailors her mediation approach for individual clients and helps them search for innovative answers.


Cindi has been involved in the field of dispute resolution for more than two decades and primarily works with personal and professional relationships. Cindi’s expertise is in preventive-mediation, self-governing contracts and restorative planning.


Cindi’s team includes trusted partners who help resolve disputes in the most professional and timely manner possible. Her partnerships include long-standing relationships with CPA’s, Attorneys, Financial Planners and consultants from various fields of work. Together, their goal is to settle all the elements of financial and legal disputes in a way that is beneficial to all parties and avoids costly and unnecessary arbitration.


Preventive Mediation empowers the disputants to solve problems with refined tools, up front training, research preparation and the process of empowerment to change the direction of the problem.  Clients build resolve on their own terms and change the course of potentially contentious future outcomes.


When Traditional Mediation isn’t working Preventive Mediation is the Best Solution.

If your dispute has reached a point where traditional mediation falls short, then Preventive Mediation is likely the best intervention. Maybe you are frustrated or too irritable to contribute in the way traditional mediation requires. Maybe you can’t see the path to a valuable outcome. Or maybe you need more guidance than traditional mediation provides.


Preventive Mediation works by arming disputants with the psychological and emotional tools to work through any dispute that may arise. Rather than seeking to find a single solution to a single problem, Preventive Mediation is a proactive and engaged state of being.

Through the thoughtful and extensive study of current and potential circumstantial problems surround a dispute, preventive mediation works proactively to prepare all parties with the correct tools to resolve their problem holistically and address potential problems in the future.


Preventive Mediation works hand in hand with relationships, self-governing contracts and restorative planning to provide clients with a usable and long term methodology for use in current and future disputes. Self-Governing Contracts make it possible for disputes to be settled without further intervention by the legal system and financial restoration is the healing outcome of dispute resolution using Preventive Mediation


“To All,  5 years ago I engaged Cindi for mediation services.  My situation was on the brink of going to court which is lengthy and very expensive.  Fortunately, a friend recommended Cindi, and she saved the day.  She was able to recognize my delicate and complicated situation.  Cindi was insightful and skilled enough to keep the process moving forward even though there were complicated financial matters and unique custody challenges.  Many people would say this was too tough for mediation, let an attorney handle it.  On the contrary, Cindi has the knowledge and skill to get the job done quickly and correctly.  I highly recommend Cindi to anyone who is in the highly emotional and difficult situation of divorce.”

Mathew Falvey


“I have worked with Cindi LeBrett on a number of family law cases. I have found her to be fair, efficient and organized. These attributes translated into expedited resolution of disputes and cost savings for everyone involved. I look forward to working with Cindi in the future.”

Wm. L. Punkoney, White Peterson P.A.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a formal process where disputants work with a neutral third party to negotiate settlement. Mediation differs significantly from arbitration or litigation as the disputants are responsible for identifying solutions and converging on an agreement. Mediation is non-binding and disputants may resort to litigation post-mediation, however, escalation is uncommon. More importantly, mediation is conciliatory and restorative leaving participants better positioned to coexist in shared communities or industries.

What is Litigation?

A legal process where attorneys present a case with evidence to a judge who is substantially empowered to determine the outcome. Clients have little control or influence in the process aside from choosing an attorney and providing evidence. Participants are legally obligated to comply with the judge’s ruling, however, in practices disputants sometimes resort to subversive behaviors to delay collection or compliance with legal verdicts. It is generally accepted that litigation does little to recruit buy-in from stakeholders making agreement compliance more difficult to sustain long-term.

What is Arbitration?

A formal process to settle disputes using a neutral third party whose decision the disputants agree to accept. Arbitration seeks to obtain a fair resolution of disputes based on the criteria defined by the participants. During arbitration, disputants present each side of the situation with supporting evidence directly to the arbitrator. The arbitrator decides the final outcome which is legally enforceable depending on the type of award. 

How is Preventative Mediation Different than Traditional Mediation?

Preventative Mediation uses a holistic and long term approach to dispute resolution. The discover process is more involved, participants are asked to share equally in resolution setting, self governing contracts are created and a restorative plan is implemented in an effort to make sure the problem doesn’t arise again in the future. In short, traditional mediation deals with a problem in the singular, while PM deals with the ecosystem of the problem.

What is the three-fold risk?

During any dispute there is a three-fold risk to business of profit, cost and capital reserves.  How do business entities overnight increase profit, control costs and pay for the expense of a long running dispute while not draining their capital reserves?  In PM we study the position of each entity and disputants create the best plan of work to determine the entities ability to repay, build internal support systems for managing the risks and work for equitable and achievable performance standards in the collateralize agreement. Why is that important? 

In today’s economy businesses’ deal with constant disputation of unpredictable changing costs in a currently toxic economy.  Therefore principal one “profit” during the distraction of a dispute will not adequately provide the sustainability nor the resiliency required to reduce debt and maintain capital reserves.  Each day you open for business unless have well managed low costs and surplus of capital in your stored cash reserves a long running expensive litigation or trial fees may cost your business’s lively hood.   

Every entity financial margins of requirement to balance and regulating the business portfolio.  Each business carries different capital reserves, is challenged with different costs and maintains different profit margins.  The PM approach is a restorative process that meets every entity uniquely where it currently stands and moves the professionals forward to be at their best when dealing with the three fold risks.

What is rightmindedness and why is it important?

Rightmindedness is the bitter root of a closed mind and profitability does not live there. You may risk your future in business by believing you are completely right.  The consciousness of rightmindedness has won very few battles. After unlocking the blocking force of rightmindedness in the PM communication training process businesses  appeal to the powers of reasoning by figuratively pulling together the parts of their argument that is irrefutable and building on the mutual gains platform to override their rightmindedness while collaboratively meeting the other party in a well-planned and guaranteed performance oriented  settlement agreement.