Julius Kaut & Beibhinn Byrne
Country of Residence: Netherlands
Primary Language: German
Other Languages: English
Field of Mediation: International
I come from a background of conflict studies and disaster management. In recent years, I have been working on food security in settings of intractable conflict and protracted crises. I hold a master’s degree in conflict management from the University of Haifa and I run a consultancy firm offering services for development and humanitarian actors. Further, I am currently researching at a Dutch University on the impact of humanitarian aid on conflict. Working in the humanitarian sector in an international environment and across borders and having lived in different countries within and outside of Europe, has shaped my understanding for intercultural conflict communication. These experiences have motivated me to absolve a master’s degree in conflict studies and to become a certified Mediator.
I believe that in every-day conflicts and even in cases of intractable conflict and conflicts that have reached an impasse or mutually hurting stalemate, mediation and dialogue are the way forward to addressing conflicts on all scales. Only if all sides involved are granted the chances of being heard, of sharing their views and their respective narratives, finding an agreement becomes feasible.
Having lived and worked in areas that experience frequent conflict has further shaped my understanding of conflicts and I see mediation as the key component of any attempt for ‘partners in conflict’ to reach an agreement.
Being a European at heart and given my professional and personal background, I can best apply my knowledge and skills in cases of international, cross-border mediation.
Country of Residence: Ireland
Primary Language: English
Other Languages: -
Field of Mediation: Commercial, Community, Elder Care, Environmental, Family, Governmental, Healthcare, Insurance, International, Intercultural, Inheritage, Labor, Probate, Real Estate, School
As a professional mediator my goal is always to help people in a dispute find their own best possible solutions. A facilitator and reflector, a way finder and possibilitarian. I help clients in crises, conflicts and transitions to figure out their best interests for the immediate and the long term. “Conflict is an event, not a lifestyle.”
I respect every person and their situation as unique and work with clients’ circumstances as they are. For me, qualities are more important than qualifications - though I have plenty of those.
A fully insured, MII qualified mediator with Trauma Awareness & Resistance training, and advanced specialist in Comprehensive, All-Issues Family and Separating Couples, I currently work with the Irish Legal Aid Board’s Family Mediation Services in Dublin. I hold a diploma from U.C.D in Mediation and Conflict and Dispute Resolution. During 2020/21 I was a Covid Mediator for Community Law and Mediation and regularly mediate remotely online. Experienced in translator assisted, intercultural mediations, and drafting agreements for both non legal and legal Court Ruled Settlements.
Whatever the issue, whether conflict circumstances, or strategic constructive meetings, I can assist you successfully communicate and negotiate towards collaborative options, solutions and outcomes.
As a middle child of a large family I was never a stranger to multi party stakeholders all trying to have their needs met! I was always the peacemaker and the person people came to for a non judgmental, listening ear. A yogi, a former journalist/broadcaster and a successful founder of an independent business. I know, first hand, how a problem shared is a problem halved and the principle of discourse “hear both sides” is sacred to me.
I’m a strategist, doer and project manager, a communicator, active listener and open minded questioner. Neutral but not passive. Disputes feel difficult. It can be hard to be clear-eyed when we’re in distress and to hold a calm and creative conversation with parties you are in disagreement with.
Mostly, people need someone to listen, another pair of eyes and ears, neutral ones, that have no skin the game. As a mediator I can hear what the parties often can’t, and ask questions they often won’t, to enable them to make better choices for the best outcomes.
For me it is a privilege to listen to and help people. I’m interested in all areas of mediation and dispute resolution. Mediation is an alternative, proactive and holistic way to resolve disputes that saves everyone time, money and heartache and I look forward to helping you.
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