Join a curated group of 50 female executives for three days of building connections and learning to confidently negotiate with Chris Voss, former FBI Negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference. Enjoy educational workshops, group discussions, and a little me-time among 340 acres of lush vineyards, horse farms, and the Blue Ridge Mountains at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.
what to expect
GROW AS A LEADER
Negotiations are an essential part of life. They happen anywhere compromises are made. For those negotiating successfully, growth often follows.
FOCUS ON YOURSELF
Take time away from it all. Do the activities that bring you joy and challenge your status quo.
THE PROGRAM: NEGOTIATING AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT
Negotiating is difficult and can be uncomfortable and intimidating for many of us. It’s the reason we hired Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference to facilitate our 2020 Executive Leadership Retreat. He will use his experience to teach us strategies on the soft skills needed to negotiate like a pro.
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA
Nestled in the heart of Washington. D.C. horse and wine country, Salamander Resort & Spa is a five-star destination resort known for its luxurious details and amenities. The resort offers exciting outdoor adventures, inspiring culinary experiences, a rejuvenating spa, and plenty to explore in the picturesque countryside that surrounds it.
CEO AND FOUNDER, BLACK SWAN GROUP
We are elated to announce that Chris Voss, top FBI hostage negotiator and author of the national best-seller Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, will be facilitating our Kayo Women’s Executive Leadership Retreat in February.
In 2008, Chris founded The Black Swan Group, which specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Chris has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high stakes negotiations as an FBI agent to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems between senior management and employees.
Prior to 2008, Chris was the was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During Chris’s 24-year tenure in the FBI, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School.
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