I received a promotion with a 77% raise in my total compensation. These negotiations also initiated exciting conversations about my future at the company. ~ Silicon Valley attorney
We help you create a step-by-step roadmap and arm you with sturdy, confidence-building negotiation skills that will help you for the rest of your life.
START SOFT AND EASY
If you're a woman in business or the professions who wants to broker a top-level deal or compensation package, I’m the deal maker you’ve been waiting for.
You can start soft and easy by booking a hundred buck hour here.
If you need a more detailed strategic plan, scripts, role-plays and research to dove-tail your needs with your employer’s interests, we’ll discuss flat fee and hourly rate consulting at the end of that initial hour conversation and credit your hundred bucks to the cost of a more thorough consult.
YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN
To write your tailored strategic plan, we learn as much as we can about your business, your allies, your experience, your accomplishments and perhaps most importantly, your company’s interests, i.e., its needs, desires, fears, preferences, priorities, history, values and mission.
We learn that lickedly split - well, I do - because I spent twenty-five years litigating and trying commercial disputes between business entities. To successfully do that, I had to learn not only my client’s business and business interests, but also its adversary’s commercial endeavors and its interests. Then I had to put myself in my adversary’s shoes to counter what I believed their most successful strategy would be.
Within the legal framework we’d then craft a written strategic litigation and trial plan that characterized (“framed”) our client’s right to win in positive, jury-friendly terms and characterized our adversary (greedy or deceptive or law breaking, etc.) and its goals in a negative way that we believed would sway the jury in our client’s favor.
The beauty of negotiation strategic plans is that there’s no one on the other side anticipating and guarding against our mutually crafted tactics. We don’t demonize our clients’ bargaining partners. In fact, we praise them. We also don’t think in terms of win-lose. Instead, we make our client’s case for market compensation as mutually beneficial to both parties’ interests.
Here’s a sample strategic negotiation plan for a promotion and a significant raise.
what our clients say
Thanks so much for the advice today. I would have been a nervous wreck without it! ~ BioTech Engineer
Victoria’s guidance and encouragement directly resulted in my ability to increase my total compensation offer by almost 30%. ~ Chief of Staff, International Online Retail
Your kind words remain a big inspiration for me. I will constantly remind myself that I am not average and to let that shine through in all my day conversations. ~ Senior Manager, Online Retail
I am using my negotiation skills here in Afghanistan. I remember when you said you don't need money. You need the things that money can buy. I will be a pro at it by the time I get home. ~ U.S. Army Captain
Though normally a strong negotiator, it was nerve-wracking to ask for a 20% increase. Your article in the Muse gave me the confidence and scripts I needed to make the ask. ~ Leader, Non-Profit Organization
Your advice was very helpful to get a fresh perspective on what type of strategy I need to look for a job. ~ MBA entering the job market
I felt so much more confident walking into my compensation conversation today. As you said, women helping women is how we benefit the world, and I couldn't agree more. ~ J School Grad
When you work with Victoria, you get a strategy that effectively uses the power and influence you already possess to make a transformational difference in your work and your life. The money might just be gravy.