Linda Swindling

Empowering Leaders to


Everything from Big Deals to Work Drama


…using proven strategies that drive results without driving others away


Life is a series of negotiations…

Everybody negotiates. You’ve negotiated to get your job. You’ve negotiated with clients or patients. You’ve negotiated with vendors. You’ve negotiated with your spouse, with your kids, with your neighbors, and maybe even with your dog! If you think about it… everything is a negotiation and nearly everything is negotiable.

Through her presentations, Linda shares research-backed tactics and proven strategies, from her experience in the courtroom and the boardroom, to help leaders show up powerfully to negotiate for the best deals at work and in life with confidence and integrity.


“If you aren’t getting what you really want, you aren’t asking for enough.”

- Linda Swindling, JD, CSP


A former attorney and respected mediator, Linda attended Harvard/MIT’s Program on Negotiation. She also spent years advising and mentoring CEOs and key executives while a Chair at Vistage. Her engaging programs are based on original research and more than 20 years of experience. Linda is a frequent media guest and the author of Ask Outrageously and more than 20 other books.

Whether the thought of negotiation makes your stomach clench or gets your blood pumping, Linda will help equip you with the tools you need to successfully make high-stakes requests when it matters most, and turn negotiations into a conversation instead of a confrontation.


Linda has shared her negotiation strategies with…

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“Linda is fabulous… and my members love her!”

— Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association

“Linda’s energy, the information and resources she shared, and her enthusiastic encouragement continue to inspire.”

— University of California, Berkeley

“Linda’s negotiation strategies helped us add $3 million to the bottom line.”

— Holt, Rinehart & Winston


See Linda Speak…


A Message to Meeting & Event Planners…

I love working with meeting and event planners!

My goal is to make you look good, and have your attendees walk away saying it was the best conference ever! I want them to have fun and to leave with tools and strategies they can go back and apply immediately in their lives and in their work.

Each of my presentations is customized to fit the needs of your audience. I am committed to working with you to make sure the takeaways align with your goals, theme and organizational priorities.

You’re juggling many balls… you're tasked with finding a great speaker that's going to bring value to your audience without breaking the bank, on top of the many other details involved in planning your event. I understand the pressure you’re under and am willing to work with you to make sure the process runs smoothly and that having a fabulous speaker is the least of your worries.

And I've got a great team helping me. If we can improve the experience or add value in any way, please ask. They'll answer any questions you may have right away.

We look forward to making your event the best ever!



Get in touch with Linda…

For all inquiries fill out the form below, or please contact her agent:

Nicole De Masi

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