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The Power Within: Cindy Watson's Journey
Cindy has an impressive background as an attorney specializing in social justice law for over three decades, is a TEDx and international speaker, a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, and a negotiation coach and consultant. Her expertise and passion lie in helping people reframe their mindset, value themselves, and negotiate from a place of collaboration and service.
In this thought-provoking conversation, Cindy shares her journey from being a “barracuda” in her early legal career to becoming a renowned author and speaker. She reveals how her own experiences and personal revelations propelled her to develop the principles outlined in her book, "The Art of Feminine Negotiation." While the book focuses on empowering women, Cindy believes its principles can benefit everyone and be applied to various aspects of life.
We delve into the conditioning we receive to exert power and control over others in negotiations and how Cindy advocates for a shift toward collaboration, creation, and authenticity. We also discuss how negotiation goes beyond mere business dealings, touching on mental health, the importance of reducing stigma, and the need for meaningful discussions and actions to address these issues.
Join us as we explore the fascinating world of negotiation with Cindy Watson and discover how reframing conflict and power can improve the world. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let's dive into another enriching episode of HeadRoom with Dr. Rod Berger.
00:40 Cindy Watson: Expert in negotiation and inspiration.
03:29 The threshold for confident communication in negotiation.
07:59 In business, we underestimate the value of "soft skills" and feminine traits.
11:04 Reevaluating society, prioritizing collaboration, challenging gender norms.
16:09 Girls conditioned to be small, women competing.
18:18 Layering, freedom, negotiation, friendship, differing opinions, risk.
22:34 Painting the revealing moment of book ownership.
27:07 Missed opportunity, adaptability, conflict-driven, negative effects.
28:05 Transition: A small moment with son changed everything.
32:58 Gender roles shifting, pushback as women rise.
37:16 Negotiating with oneself to communicate authenticity needs. Applies to diverse audiences and future skill sets.
39:14 Check out the book Cindy’s book, Art of Feminine Negotiation
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