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Fearless Negotiation Blog

Between the ages of 5 and 9, negotiation behaviour is shaped in girls. We are conditioned and socialized to be grateful, gracious, and generous. And so, by age 9, we already negotiate for less than boys – and for even less when we negotiate with male counterparts. Over our lifetimes, this socialization weighs heavily. It speaks doubts into our minds whenever we even think about asking for more, casting shadows of selfishness when we dare to declare out loud what we deserve and desire. That ends now.

  • How to stop gratitude from sabotaging you in your negotiations
    How to stop gratitude from sabotaging you in your negotiations

    Gratitude is one of the most helpful simple practices you can use to reinforce your mental health and shift your mindset when you’re not in a great mood. But gratitude has a dark side that most women don’t think about. If you’ve ever found yourself feeling grateful to be in a position where you get …

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  • How blind spots distort your desires in a negotiation
    How blind spots distort your desires in a negotiation

    When I teach the negotiation process to women, they often struggle with one of the first steps, which is defining what they desire. Whenever we negotiate, we need to start with ourselves – what we actually want. But often, it’s hard for us to see past our blind spots, which are shaped by the outcomes …

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  • How can I raise my rates when inflation is this high?
    How can I raise my rates when inflation is this high?

    You know that you’re undercharging for your services. But you also know that people and businesses everywhere are struggling. You had just gotten up the nerve to press publish on a new set of rates, but now you’re questioning if it’s the right thing to do. Here’s an approach that can help inform your decision …

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Joanne Zuk – Women’s Negotiation Expert

My name is Joanne Zuk, and I am on a mission to help women negotiate for what they deserve. I am best known for changing organizational cultures by investing in the development of emerging leaders. As a woman who faced two decades of mansplaining, sexist remarks, and feeling like I constantly had to prove myself, I committed my career to not just opening doors for underrepresented leaders, but to changing the systems and policies that keep those doors closed.

In 2022, I left the safe world of public service to do that work in a bigger way. I help women in the public, private, and voluntary sectors to ask themselves what they actually want and then support them to build the confidence, knowledge, and strategies they need to go after their dreams. Read more.

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