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Welcome to Apex Strategic Solutions, a premier consulting firm committed to delivering exceptional strategic guidance, providing effective negotiating, and empowering people to achieve optimum outcomes.  With a relentless pursuit of excellence and a dedication to innovation, we offer tailored solutions that help individuals accomplish their personal and business goals.  At Apex, we understand the ever-evolving challenges faced by people in today's dynamic landscape.

 

We believe that strategic thinking, coupled with a broad understanding of trends and dynamics, is the key to unlocking success.  With our team of experienced consultants, we bring a wealth of knowledge across diverse industries and a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes.  Every service performed for the client is directly managed by a team member with a formal education in both psychology and the law (see Disclaimers).

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Out-of-State Requests

Out-of-State Service Requests


If you reside in a state other than Missouri and are interested in our services or believe you could use our services in your state, please contact us for more information on how we may be able to help you with your needs in your state.
 

Pricing

Pricing for $ervices


The cost of each service that Apex Strategic Solutions performs in a job for the client depends on specific needs of the client, estimates of the work required for job conclusion, and estimates of expenses that may be involved.

Consequently, we are unable to provide accurate and fair pricing for a job before we have spoken to the client and worked out the details of that job.  Thus, we do not offer specific pricing until we consult with the client regarding their request for services.

Payment models may include flat rate fee, hourly basis, contingency fee, subscription fee, or other kinds of compensation. We actively try to work with the client based on their financial situation and circumstances.


 

Disclaimers

Disclaimers


Although we have advanced legal knowledge and may possess advanced degrees in law, we are not lawyers and any information disclosed to the client is for general informational purposes only and is not legal advice.  The client should always consult with a legal advisor or their legal counsel before taking any action based on this information.  We accept no responsibility or liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on this information or lack thereof.

Additionally, although our services may involve work of a psychological nature and may be conducted by a person with psychological training, we are not licensed psychologists, we do not engage in the practice of psychology as defined by law, and these services are rendered by a person with professional training that concerns consulting, negotiations, and mediation.

 

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Services

MEDIATION

 
What Mediation Is
Mediation is a voluntary process in which the parties to a dispute, with the assistance of a neutral third party—the “mediator”—identify the disputed issues, explore options and consider alternatives, and work toward reaching a mutually acceptable resolution.  We recognize that although people should have the opportunity to resolve their disputes amicably and responsibly, this may not be possible without proper guidance.  The law comes from the human desire to resolve disputes civilly versus resorting to street justice.  But the law often involves expensive attorneys, binding orders by arbitrators and judges, biased juries, and high cost to one’s personal and social health.  Mediation can be preferable over other legal options because it places control over the process in the hands of the parties involved—not an administrative official, or arbitrator, or judge, or jury.  Finally, mediation is a voluntary process, so the parties are not forced to settle.  Any decision to settle will be left solely up to the parties and if the parties cannot come to an agreement, the mediation will conclude and the parties will be free to choose another legal process to resolve their dispute.

What We Do in Mediation
We help facilitate resolution of disputes the parties voluntarily bring to mediation.  We focus on key issues and the parties’ settlement goal(s).  We offer insight and perspective on the dispute but we do not make decisions for the parties.  We discuss legal or factual issues concerning the dispute but we do not give legal counsel.  We moderate the process and help mitigate disagreement but we do not stop the parties from expressing their feelings, thoughts, and concerns about the issues being disputed.  We empower and dignify the parties involved by placing the ultimate responsibility of resolution on them as active participants in the mediation process and masters of their own fate.

What to Expect in Mediation
We expect the mediation process to be challenging because it involves a “meeting of the minds” and we generally anticipate a reasonable settlement if the parties actively and honestly engage in the process.  To facilitate settlement, we offer a controlled and confidential space in which the parties can explore their options for resolution in a meaningful way without the expense, stress, risks, pressure, and conflict of litigation or other legal remedies.  While there are no promises as to the outcome of mediation, a reasonable effort is made for a realistic and actionable settlement satisfactory to all parties involved.

Areas of Mediation

  • Business mediation (e.g., contracts and agreements, partnership conflicts and disputes, formation issues, organizational disputes, business decisions, etc.)

  • Defamation mediation (e.g., reputational damage, slander, libel, doxing, public insults, etc.)  

  • Community mediation (e.g., community conflicts, neighborhood disputes, nuisance, noise, boundaries, use of space, use of limited resources, communal agreements, adverse events, etc.) 

  • Workplace mediation (e.g., employment, personnel disputes, discrimination, etc.) 

  • Religious mediation (e.g., interpersonal discord, group dynamic conflicts, doctrinal disputes, religious schisms, etc.)

  • Relationship mediation (e.g., family conflict, break ups, estrangements, separation, reconciliation, cheating, etc.) 

  • Property mediation (e.g., property line/boundary disputes, trespass, theft, easements, etc.)

Online/Virtual Mediation

We conduct online or virtual mediation which can be beneficial for more sensitive and volatile situations.  This mediation mode allows for more flexibility concerning schedules because we can contact the parties separately at their availability and mediate their situation remotely.  There is never a point where the parties have to take time out of their day to drive to a physical location where they remain for hours and hours that it typically takes to mediate a dispute.  This mode also allows for a more controlled and less emotionally charged mediation as the parties never have to meet in person.  But if the parties choose to, they can join a group discussion via an online video chat platform that allows for interaction.
 

NEGOTIATIONS


Negotiations are at the heart of successful transactions, and our expertise lies in effective negotiation strategies and techniques that facilitate satisfactory outcomes. We understand the dynamics of intricate negotiations and leverage our broad and diverse knowledge and experience to help clients secure favorable deals, build long-lasting relationships, and maximize value. Whether it is a personal agreement, contract negotiations, business agreements, settlements, or conflict resolution, our negotiation experts provide invaluable guidance to help clients achieve their desired outcomes.

Uses of Negotiation
•    Negotiating between opposing parties to end a conflict
•    Negotiating between business representatives to complete a transaction 
•    Negotiating between parents about childcare or custody arrangements 
•    Negotiating the text of an agreement agreeable to all parties 
•    Negotiating the terms of a settlement agreeable to all parties  

Online/Virtual Negotiation
We conduct online or virtual negotiation which can be beneficial for more sensitive and volatile situations or for situations where the parties may not be able to meet together in person.  This negotiation mode allows for more flexibility concerning schedules because we can contact the parties separately at their availability and negotiate their situation remotely.  There is never a point where the parties have to take time out of their day to drive to a physical location where they remain for hours and hours that it typically takes to negotiate.  This mode also allows for a more controlled and less emotionally charged negotiation as the parties never have to meet in person.  But if the parties choose to, they can join a group discussion via an online video chat platform that allows for a more interactive negotiation.

 

STRATEGY CONSULTING


Our strategy consulting offers novel and creative approaches to complex challenges which are vital for organizations or individuals needing help navigating complex situations.  Our strategic consulting services are tailored to each client's unique needs, helping them identify the problem, set clear goals, and develop comprehensive strategies to achieve a satisfactory outcome and meaningful solution.  With a focus on analysis, strategic intelligence, and innovative thinking, we empower clients to make informed decisions, adapt to changing conditions, and develop more effective strategies for success.  Our exceptional ability to effectively synthesize multiple domains of knowledge in our strategy consulting allows us to operate across industries on a wide range of issues. We work with government, public, and private clients.

 

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE CONSULTING


Devil's Advocate Consulting is a specialized service we offer to challenge assumptions, stimulate critical thinking, and identify potential blind spots in decision-making processes.  This consulting service uses intentional skepticism and critical examination to expose any holes, errors, weaknesses, or other flaws in statements, evidence, facts, personal character, argument, or opinions.  Our devil's advocates play a crucial role in stress-testing strategies, exploring alternative perspectives, and providing constructive criticism.  This unique approach helps clients enhance their decision-making capabilities, mitigate risks, and develop robust strategies that withstand scrutiny by making their position stronger and more defensible.

 

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