How do you achieve professional success?
You might be the most skilled and talented person in your department – but that doesn’t mean you’ll get the cool project, the promotion, or the raise.
You might have the most amazing people working on your project – but a group of people on a project isn’t necessarily a collaborative team.
And if you struggle with negotiation, conflict, or debate, you’ll also struggle to succeed.
So, how do you
- Negotiate for what’s important to you?
- Ask for what you want in ways that inspire others to say Yes?
- Deal with the idiosyncracies and annoyances of office politics?
- Overcome confusion, mistrust, disagreement, misunderstanding, rivalry, and conflict?
- Open minds and hearts and build collaborative teams?
Empathy is the single most important skill you can have as a leader, a business owner, a team member – a human being.
Empathy is the key to successful negotiation, conflict management, and collaboration.
Empathy allows you to enter into challenging situations – tough negotiations, disagreement, conflict, struggles to communicate – without going on the defensive or feeling anxious. Instead, you listen, hear, understand, and feel what’s going on … and then respond from a place of calm compassion.
Empathetic communication is transformative
I help business owners, leaders, teams, and individuals with the challenges of communication in the workplace.
My clients learn to present and negotiate for their ideas and desires, resolve conflict, create meaningful, collaborative relationships, build high-performing teams, and grow their businesses and careers.
I’ve studied communication since I was in college, business since my first corporate job, negotiation and conflict management since 2013. I’ve studied human behavior all my life.
I’ve been a corporate officer, executive, and member of senior leadership teams for over 16 years, an independent consultant since 2005, and I’ve volunteered for and served on the Boards of several non-profits.
And I know that clean, clear, honest, empathetic conversations about real issues can create miracles.