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3 Steps For Resolving Conflicts About Animals

Debra uses a simple, 3 step life lesson from grammar school to explain how to resolve a conflict about an animal. The answers can be found in just three words – STOP, DROP, and ROLL.

Speaking Engagements

Fees vary depending on the type of speaking event. Here are some of the variables to consider when planning your meeting and creating a budget to include Debra in your event.

  • Type of presentation – keynote, general session, or breakout workshop
  • Multiple presentations – different or same presentation repeated 1 – 6 times
  • Length of presentation – full day (up to 6 hours), half day (3 hours)
  • Location or venue – where meeting is being held
  • Expenses – Actual out-of-pocket, or inclusive with fee
  • Licensing fee – for permission to audio or video tape Debra’s presentation
  • Customization fee – for going above and beyond to personalize a program
  • Terms – your choice between paying in full upfront or a 50 /50 payment option

Please contact Debra directly to discuss how she can help you

meet the needs and wants of your event sponsors and attendees.

If You Are Attending Any Of The Following Events

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Sixth Annual IBPSA - International Boarding & Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show | October 2 – 4, 2018 | Presenting Keynote

IBPSA is thrilled to announce that the speaker and session line-up for the 2018 Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show is now online at and EARLY BIRD registration is open! This year we're thrilled to be in St. Louis, Missouri, October 2-4, 2018, PLUS we have four pre-conference workshops happening September 30 - October 1.

Our keynote presentation is by acclaimed speaker, author, and mediator Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq., who has been featured in and on Today, New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Reuters, and The Huffington Post. Debra brings her warmth and wisdom as a mediator and conflict coach to provide key insights for building your business, addressing disagreements, and keeping clients.

We also have Joel Silverman of Animal Planet (and much more) fame, plus Arden Moore, whose podcast Oh Behave, with more than 700,000 people tuning in from all over the world, was recently picked by as one of the top three pet podcasts “for people who are obsessed with animals.” How fun is that? Along with Debra, Joel, and Arden, all of our speakers are dedicated to educating and inspiring the owners, managers, and key employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, pet sitters, veterinarians, groomers, trainers, and more working in the pet care services industry.

Session topics include:
Pet Care
Customer Relations
Avoiding Burnout

This year’s conference and trade show happen at Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis. Nestled in the city’s impressive West Port Plaza area, the hotel is conveniently located near restaurants, exclusive shops, and entertainment. We're also particularly excited to have St. Louis as our host city because, if you're not familiar with "the Gateway City" and surrounding area, it may be one of the best kept travel secrets around. In addition to the legendary arch, Missouri's very own wine country is nearby, and for those who are roadtripping before or after the conference, Lake of the Ozarks is just a few hours away. Did you know Fodor's ranked it one of the "10 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the U.S."?

For complete details, visit the conference website and meet us in St. Louis!


Airedale Terrier Club Of America MAAP Presentation | October 3 | Presenting

Airedale Terrier Club Of America MAAP Presentation 

October 3, 2018 from 7-9 PM


How To Resolve Conflicts Involving The LGBTQ and Disability Communities 20 Hour Training October 11 – 13, 2018 | Presenting

How To Resolve Conflicts Involving
The LGBTQ and Disability Communities

20 Hour Training
October 11 – 13, 2018


The Bridge Club: Nipping Conflicts In The Bud | Oct 16th 11:00 am Eastern | Presenting

October 16, 2018

You're invited to join us for an interesting conversation on October 16th at 11:00 am Eastern about how to address conflicts in your business or relationships with clients, colleagues or service providers.

Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton is the principal at Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC, dedicated to helping people resolve conflicts involving animals. She uses alternative dispute resolution to help resolve conflicts ranging from divorce disagreements over the family pet to helping animal rights advocates see the benefit of sitting down with their adversaries and having a neutral discussion before, during & after litigation is initiated.

Debra also works with pet service providers and professionals to help them pursue their passion for helping people and their pets while reducing their exposure to costly litigation.


About The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club is the first live video conference-based community created to inspire professional and personal growth and create connections through 25-minute conversations.

Attendance at all live online events is absolutely free. To maintain an intimate and engaging environment, and to encourage participation from attendees, registration is capped so if you are unable to attend, please let us know, so we can offer the spot to another Bridger.

The Bridge Club is not a webinar and is designed to foster live engagement. With this in mind, videos of the events are offered only to our All Access Bridge Club members. Learn more about membership and Join here.

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