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Strategic Negotiation & Conflict Management
Learn how to turn adversaries into partners through an unconventional approach to negotiation and conflict management.
Develop a framework for negotiation success
Examine effective techniques that will help you create value
Discover what to do when you are overpowered, stonewalled, or face a tough bargaining opponent
Prepare to negotiate more skilfully, confidently and effectively
Third Party Mediation
Through a non-traditional approach to mediation, parties are empowered to work together, to uncover the real issues beneath the conflict that has brought them to a point of impasse.
In a process that gives parties transparency and control over how to best resolve their dispute, I help people:
Open effective roads of communication
Understand the underlying issues that are blocks to resolving their conflict
Identify interests as the framework for constructing creative win-win solutions
Bess has trained as a mediator at the Harvard University Program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
& Inspire Action
An inspiring, engaging and dynamic speaker, with a wide range of experience in negotiation and conflict resolution, Bess speaks passionately about paving roads to ‘yes’ through conflict in a way that leaves everyone involved empowered, both emotionally and practically.
Sharing her experiences through years in high-level ‘warfare’ in the courtroom and high-stakes ‘diplomacy’ in business, she dissects the propensity of our human nature in the face of conflict, and its often, catastrophic impact.
In her compelling talks, Bess deconstructs the underpinnings of conflict, and shares invaluable tools to skilfully navigate and resolve it.