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Negotiating with yourself is the hardest step

It's almost 3pm on a Tuesday. You're past the mid-point of your work day - but you're well past your limit on stress. You have...

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Negotiation requires a circle of fierce female friends

As women, we have an incredible ability to talk ourselves out of asking for what we are worth. In my research, I've identified...

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Creativity is the secret sauce of negotiation

Whether it's for a new job, a partnership, or for a conversation with your family, creativity is the secret sauce that helps...

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It's never too early to start negotiating

Whether you're a parent, auntie, grandmother, or sister of a young woman - or you're a post-secondary student yourself, I want...

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Watch out for urgency as a tactic in negotiation

Have you ever felt rushed through a negotiation? Where the timelines that are provided don't really give you enough space to...

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Manage your energy to reduce anxiety around negotiation

Let's be honest, there is nothing fun about the leadup to a negotiation. Just like most uncomfortable conversations, the...

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Lean in to negotiate your contracts with confidence

I'm in the middle of a corporate contract negotiation right now, and it's going exactly as you would expect. The other party...

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Make negotiation great again

Not all negotiations are win/lose. You don't have to channel the former US President to be successful. In fact, that type of...

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Why is my job offer so low? Don't they value me?

One of the most important lessons that women often learn the hard way is that a job offer is rarely an appraisal of your...

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Ukraine, Texas, and Indigenous history have one thing in common

I had a great topic for a blog this week, but you're going to have to wait. My mind and my heart are preoccupied with two...

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Why women-specific resources are so scarce

The internet is full of wonderful (and not so wonderful) things. As an example, I just looked at my You Tube history for the...

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Negotiation runs deep for me: remembering Baba

Stubborn. Obstinate. I've been called worse. But I definitely came by those accusations honestly. It's a thing in my family -...

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