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Dale Dauten

Dale is in a perfect position to help you resolve conflicts and get you back to what you do best.Dale  He has worked in corporate America, owned his own businesses, and written extensively for managers and executives.  In addition to his work with management, Dale co-writes the country’s leading career advice column, syndicated by King Features. Thus, he's in a perfect position to understand business disagreements from every angle.

Dale came to mediation two decades ago when he joined the Arizona Attorney General’s mediation program, working as a volunteer mediator to resolve cases for the Justice Courts and the office of the Registrar of Contractors.  Dale has since completed training at the renowned Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, the national leader in mediation training.

Dale also does creativity training and coaching with organizations around the country, and has worked with Caterpillar, General Dynamics, NASA and many others, and brings that creative energy to his mediation work.

Dale is a member of ACR (Association for Conflict Resolution), holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Arizona State University, and did additional graduate work at Stanford University.


John Zarzynski

John has been a practicing lawyer in the Phoenix area since 1978.John  He has been a Judge pro tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court since 1989 and he frequently lectures at the State Bar of Arizona. 

He grew up in Wisconsin but has lived in Arizona since 1975 and graduated from the Arizona State University College of Law.  He has been involved in various committees through the State Bar including the Continuing Education Committee and the Family Law Certification Commission. 

John’s experience is especially useful when mediation is unable to resolve every issue in a dispute. If, say, mediation results in most issues being resolved but one or two issues remain at impasse, John can put his experience to work and serve as arbitrator, allowing for a quick conclusion to the disagreement.