I definitely feel more comfortable as a negotiator and an advocate, like I have finally been given permission to ask for what I need and want without the guilt.
- Nadia Derhalli
Barbara is clearly in command of her material -- she is an expert on mediation and dispute resolution -- and a gifted teacher. I was thrilled with the experience.
- Kit Naylor
I am already starting to see my dialogues in assertion and advocacy working for me. What great new insights.
- Wendy MacDonald
Are You Getting What you Want?
Developing Self-Advocacy skills for Women
Are Are You Sabotaging Yourself?
Women must learn to speak up for themselves to counteract the many messages that keep us silent. Explore the barriers that lead to your self-sabotage and discover how to become a self-advocate.
What Do You REALLY Want?
We are often much clearer about what we don't want than what we truly want. Discover how to identify your interests that may be covered over by quick solutions that don't bring real satisfaction.
Choose Conflict Words Carefully
Your choice of words, especially when in conflict, speaks volumes about your sense of self and about how you see conflict with others. Discover how you can take the war out of your words without being a wimp.
Can We Move Beyond Catfighting?
Women seldom talk about this topic that challenges most of us at sometime in our work lives. How can you become more skilled at dealing with the underlying issues of competition and conflict with other women?
Having made many of the mistakes that hold women back from negotiating for themselves, Barbara Blackstone has used her love of learning and 20 years of work in mediation and conflict resolution to create energetic workshops where women can learn to take control of their lives and become better self-advocates. She also provides one-on-one coaching to help women ask for that raise, negotiate a new position, or even get more cooperation from family members.