Peter E. Bort
CLP Member Since: 2010
Get to Know Me
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Why did you become a Collaborative Professional?
Divorce and other family law matters often present challenging emotional and financial issues. In contrast to litigation, in which the steps toward resolution are dictated by a third party, mediation and collaborative approaches create customized paths to help families transition from working together in one way to working together in another more productive way.
What advice would you give future Collaborative Professionals?
Get lots of experience and professional training. Extend compassion and caring to your clients and colleagues.
What is your favorite part of being a CLP Member?
I benefit from all the different approaches and points of view. This is an amazing group of very caring professionals.
What book are you reading right now?
The President and the Freedom Fighter, by Brian Kilmeade.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
You’re happiest when?
I am walking in a forest, meadow or beach.
What would you most like to tell your 13-year-old self?
Just be yourself; listen to other’s opinions but don’t live by them.
Any random facts you could share with us?
I have been a mindfulness meditator for over 38 years. My 9th great-grandparents were on the Mayflower in 1620. My 5th great-grandfather was a lieutenant in the Continental Army. My 3rd great-grandfather fought at Gettysburg and lived to tell about it.
You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
Wichita Lineman, Jimmy Webb.
Who is your favorite person and why?
Walt Whitman. Artistic and free-spirited.