Negotiation Happens In Everyday Spaces

There are many ways we can improve the effectiveness of how we negotiate, communicate and manage conflict. It is lifework because we are never in the exact same situation twice. We continue to change over time through our different experiences and learning. We face different issues and challenges that we need to manage. We interact with different people at different times and the circumstances bringing us together are not the same. Ideally, we reflect and learn from each of these interactions and improve who we are and what we bring to our relationships in the process.

We offer different insights and opportunities for improvement through the variety of services offered by Beth Fisher-Yoshida, to be enriched by her commentary, and to gain more learning through resources based on her research, practice, and work with her colleagues.

Please enjoy, glean what you will, and feel free to reach out and chat.

In the Media

Entrepreneur Canada

3 strategies for negotiating relationships:

  1. identify the relationship you want to have
  2. listening to your negotiation partner
  3. take the initiative

I want what SHE has podcast

In this podcast I speak with Theresa Widmann, the host, about the strengths and challenges women have negotiating. We explore narratives, how our brains hold patterns of behavior, and strategies to change our stories to become better negotiators.


In this interview we touch upon several aspects of negotiation, such as taking a competitive or collaborative stance, creating healthier negotiations and 3 tips to try to improve your negotiations.

The Magic Pen

See book review for “New Story, New Power,” selected as Book of the Month for January!

Contagious Confidence podcast

The host, Katie Hawkes, and I talk about why women might fear the word “negotiation,” how it decreases their self confidence, and some tips on how to build their negotiating confidence back up again.

Book Launch Video link

For those of you who were not able to attend the book launch at Columbia University on February 16th, here is a link to the video recording. 

Upcoming Events

NECR March Webinar: The Neuroscience of Change with Susan Levin

March 23

Humans are hardwired to resist change. Contrary to common belief, the human capacity for rational judgment is much more limited, especially when it comes to dealing with change and the conflict that can result. Neuroscience can help explain why situations can escalate so quickly, and the negative consequences that can result. This foundational understanding, which provides evidence that many personality traits, including how to relate to other individuals and groups, has some basis in the biology of the brain. There is a balancing act between parts of the brain that deal with memories, pleasures, and fears and the analytical and logical processing function. These parts can vary between individuals and groups and impact their perceptions of situations. In this webinar, you’ll learn how the brain dictates our behavior while we undergo change especially when it’s unwelcome or unexpected. We’ll explore practical approaches to managing the conflict that can emerge from the change.

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