• Empathizing too much in negotiations

    When I was still working in a corporation, I had a conversation that I always remember. A colleague of mine shared how she would have liked to keep working for the company, but her contract was going to expire. I asked what options she had, and one was to ask for a permanent contract and […]

  • What makes it so hard to negotiate?

    So many people leave money and opportunities on the table when negotiating for a new job or position. And with that, they leave on the table a better life, better conditions, higher motivation and self-esteem. What makes it so hard to negotiate? What causes this considerable resistance to asking for what we desire? Some causes […]

  • Upcoming negotiations may seem scary, but…

    “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy One of my clients, a manager in a big corporation, was scared about the upcoming meeting with her boss, in which she wanted to ask for a raise and more responsibilities. Even if she had worked hard […]

  • On diversity and inclusion

    “When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?” — Frank Borman, Retired […]

  • Resilience – Lunch Breaks series

    The feeling you have after having faced many adversities is of deep trust in yourself. You know that no matter where you are, you will find your way out, as you had managed it already several times. This sensation is empowering and gives every obstacle a different perspective; you start asking yourself: “what do I […]

  • What is coaching?

    So many times I hear the question.. “ what?” 🙂 Coaching is different than mentoring, counseling ..and it’s not therapy. So…what is coaching? 🙂