Many things in life are resolved or agreed to through negotiation. For instance, when you take a new job or buy a car, you often negotiate your salary, other terms of employment such as vacation time, or the price of a car. However, many people find negotiating to be out of their comfort zone. The United States does not have a strong culture of negotiating prices. How often do you hear people complain of the car buying process? Even some automobile manufacturers and dealers have gone to a “no haggle” sales model.
Further, some people who are comfortable with negotiating are not good negotiators. Simply coming to a deal does not make you a good negotiator. After all, anyone can conclude a deal by simply folding on their demands.
A mediator has to be a good negotiator to be effective. After all, a mediation is a guided negotiation. As such, I offer negotiation coaching and assistance services. Whether you’re negotiating buying a car, real estate, terms of employment, or a multi-million dollar business deal, I can help you formulate a strategy or even sit in on the negotiations themselves. Contact me to discuss your situation further.