Advanced Negotiation Skills for the Workplace

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Cohort-based Course

Strategies & frameworks to negotiate anything in your career with confidence

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LinkedIn
Salary.com
MIT research group
Sanofi

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Course overview

"You don't get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate."

Gerta is a negotiations expert trained by world-class negotiators from MIT and Harvard Law School. She is the founder of YourNegotiations.com and has helped hundreds of people over 10+ years increase their compensation by tens of thousands of dollars. In 2023, despite the tough hiring market, her clients added, on average, an additional $90K on top of their initial job offers, with some increasing their offers by $215K to $550K.


She also advises professionals and teams to negotiate with business leaders, investors, cofounders, customers, vendors, and more.


Gerta’s career spans big tech (LinkedIn, IBM), global biotech (Sanofi), startups (3x founder, advisor), and venture capital (SPC). She is also an angel investor and a limited partner of a venture capital fund, Pebblebed. She holds a Master’s in Logistics Engineering from MIT and a degree in Math from Wellesley College. Her broad range of experiences has taught her how to navigate and excel in negotiations across different industries and contexts. 


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During your career, you negotiate at every important juncture and everywhere in-between:

- role, title, pay, and benefits when you get a new job

- promotions and raises with your current employer

- with teammates on how to split responsibilities

- pricing and terms with customers

- fees and timelines with vendors

- If you’re an entrepreneur, you negotiate with cofounders, investors, new hires, employees, customers, and vendors


Negotiations start as early as the first interaction with the other party, whether its a first call with a recruiter, a project kick-off meeting with co-workers, or initial sales meeting with a potential customer. In fact, they may start even sooner like when you apply for an opportunity or ask to be introduced to the other party. Those are all negotiation moves you need to be prepared for. 


In this course, you'll take away:


1) Gerta's decade+ worth of learnings that her clients and students have used to gain tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in value.


2) a qualitative and quantitative approach to negotiations - weave in numbers, behavioral tactics, and your own voice to construct an empowered negotiating position regardless of how much leverage you feel other parties have over you.


3) strategies that work even in this tough job market and economy (In 2023, Gerta's clients added on average an extra $90K on to their initial job offers, with some increasing their offers by $215K to $550K).


Gerta's students and clients come from many roles across top companies: Meta, Google, LinkedIn, Uber, Airbnb, TikTok, Tesla, JPMorgan Chase, and more.

This course is best suited for...

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Mid-Career Tech Employees (both technical or non-technical roles) making $100K to $300K in annual base salary.

02

Senior Leaders, Directors, VPs, and Executives earning $500K or more in total annual compensation.

03

Founders of small businesses or VC-backed startups who negotiate with their cofounders, investors, vendors, and customers.

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Tech and Tech-Adjacent Workers from industries ranging from pharma, biotech, banking, retail, telecom, etc.

What you'll get in this course

Feel comfortable navigating any negotiation situation
  • Apply non-obvious tactics that have yielded my clients extra tens of thousands in additional compensation or value.
  • Enter any negotiation conversation unfazed and armed with my template responses to difficult situations.
Develop a negotiator’s “sixth sense”
  • Become adept at asking for what you want without risking your relationship with a future employer, an offer getting rescinded, or a deal falling through.
  • Learn my battle-tested method of tactful persistence that will show strong business acumen to your negotiations counterpart.
Establish your personal negotiating strategy
  • Build a custom negotiation approach around your personal priorities and non-negotiables.
  • Discover and utilize new negotiation levers that go beyond the obvious to ensure you get everything you want.
Practice and perfect negotiating
  • Hone a personal approach to negotiating that feels natural to you.
  • Master your style via group role-play exercises and direct feedback from me.
Bonus: Refine your negotiation strategy with a personal 1x1 consulting session
  • Every student will get a 30-min 1x1 strategy deep dive call with me ($250 value) to get my personalized guidance tailored to your situation.
Bonus: Lifetime access to my private negotiations community
  • Get invited to my private Facebook group, where I personally answer every question and share exclusive tips, opportunities from my network (such as jobs, investors, people looking for cofounders, etc.), and invites to my events and social meetups.

This course includes

5 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

In-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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    What students are saying

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            Working with Gerta was very empowering! She helped me negotiate a raise and I ended up with nearly exactly what I asked for. She's clearly passionate about helping others get what they deserve and I'm thankful for her support and for making the process less overwhelming and stressful.
    Lorraine K. Lee | Speaker/Consultant

    Lorraine K. Lee | Speaker/Consultant

    Previously: Director - Head of Editorial @ Prezi, LinkedIn
            Gerta taught me specific tactics I never would have thought of myself. Working with her helped me land a much stronger compensation package than I could have imagined.
    Chris Yuen | Program Manager, Meta

    Chris Yuen | Program Manager, Meta

    Previously: US Air Force, US Air Force Academy alum
            Despite my education and work experience, I was in the US on a visa, so I felt that I didn’t have much leverage in the negotiation. She helped me build a case for why I deserved more, and I secured additional comp and a commitment for immigration support that I didn’t even know was within reach.
    Karen C. | Chief of Staff, growth-stage startup

    Karen C. | Chief of Staff, growth-stage startup

    Previously: McKinsey, Wharton alum
            Even though negotiating with my future employer was nerve-wracking, getting Gerta's insights and working with her through the process made me feel more empowered, self-aware, and to view negotiations in a completely different light - as a game as she says! The process felt better working with someone I trusted as an expert in negotiations.
    Elizabeth K. | Product Strategy & Marketing Leader

    Elizabeth K. | Product Strategy & Marketing Leader

    Previously: Instagram, Deloitte, Harvard & Yale alum
            Gerta gave me immediate actions that resulted in 5-figure bumps in base salary alone. As my partner, she supported me closely in my compensation negotiations, so coupled with increasing other benefits like sign-on bonus and RSUs, her guidance increased all my comp packages by more than $100K.
    Alex Choi | Product Marketing Manager

    Alex Choi | Product Marketing Manager

    Previously: Alchemy, Instagram, US Air Force, Wharton & Harvard alum
            Thanks to Gerta, I'm equipped to handle this daunting negotiation process. And more importantly, I actually feel (dare I say) empowered during a time when, thanks to the surplus of laid off talent, it's easy to feel dejected and without leverage.
    Jessica Longo | UX Research Leader

    Jessica Longo | UX Research Leader

    Previously: Meta
            Gerta's teachings were so helpful throughout my job negotiation. I had a lot more questions than I expected, such as whether to have certain conversations over call vs email, what to say in different scenarios and to different people, how to move things forward, etc. I'm so grateful for her support.
    Bernice LeBlanc | Strategic Partnerships, Block

    Bernice LeBlanc | Strategic Partnerships, Block

    Previously: Uber
            Gerta's expertise was instrumental to me landing my dream job at my dream pay! I learned how to navigate tricky conversations and exactly when to push for more and how much. In the end, I accepted my dream role with 41% more comp than what was first offered! I honestly didn't know this was possible in this job market, but Gerta showed me otherwise.
    Product Marketing Manager

    Product Marketing Manager

    Previously: Google, Meta

    Meet your instructor

    Gerta Malaj

    Gerta Malaj

    Founder, YourNegotiations.com

    Gerta is a negotiations expert trained by world-class negotiators from MIT and Harvard Law School. She has helped hundreds of people over 10+ years increase their compensation by tens of thousands of dollars. In 2023, despite the tough hiring market, her clients added, on average, an additional $90K on top of their initial job offers.


    She also advises professionals and teams to negotiate with business leaders, investors, cofounders, customers, vendors, and more.


    Gerta’s career spans big tech (LinkedIn, IBM), global biotech (Sanofi), startups (3x founder, advisor), and venture capital (SPC). She is also an angel investor and a limited partner of a venture capital fund, Pebblebed. She holds a Master’s in Logistics Engineering from MIT and a degree in Math from Wellesley College. Her broad range of experiences has taught her how to navigate and excel in negotiations across different industries and contexts. 

    Typical Cohort Schedule

    4-6 hours
    • Session 1: Must-Know Negotiation Principles & Pressing FAQs

      1 hour live Zoom

      Get my must-know negotiation principles and actionable tactics that will empower you to be a confident negotiator and increase your job offers. I’ll also address the most pressing hiring issues and unique circumstances I'm seeing in today’s tough market.

    • Session 2: Debunk Negotiation Myths & Form Your Personal Negotiation Strategy

      1 hour live Zoom

      Unlearn myths and misconceptions and reframe how you approach negotiations. You'll also form your personal negotiation strategy based on your individual career and life priorities.

    • Session 3: Effective Template Responses & Negotiations Practice

      1 hour live Zoom

      Arm yourself with specific language and template responses to confidently navigate negotiations and tough conversations. You'll also practice negotiating with your peers in a low-stakes environment and get my personalized feedback so that you're ready for when it matters.

    • Session 4: Case Study Walkthrough & Negotiations in Broader Contexts

      1 hour live Zoom

      Crystallize your learnings by seeing step-by-step how my past client achieved an increase of 41% over their initial offer (with real-life screenshots). I'll also to show how to apply everything you've learned to other contexts that you'll encounter in your life.

    • Bonus: 1:1 Coaching Call

      30 minutes booked via Calendly

      This one-on-one call will be your strategy deep dive and dedicated time to you alone. You may ask me any questions, get my personalized guidance for your situation, or use this time however you'd like.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Advanced Negotiation Skills for the Workplace

    Cohort Apr 23-27

    $750 USD

    Dates

    Apr 23—28, 2024

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    Apr 23, 2024

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