Keynote & Workshop Topics

Linda Swindling is your go-to negotiation speaker. A former attorney and mediator, Linda’s engaging presentations are based on original research and more than 20 years of experience. Linda customizes all of her presentations to meet your needs. Don’t see the topic you want? Contact us and we can work with you to put together a program that fits your needs.


Ask Outrageously!

The Secret to Getting What You Really Want

Ever find yourself on the edge of doing something phenomenal and wondering if it is the right decision and the right time?  In a culture that encourages sensitivity and “good” manners, you need tactics and strategies to show up powerfully to negotiate for the best deals at work and in life with confidence and integrity. It’s possible to achieve breakthrough results just by asking. 

Leave with strategies to:

  • Ask for what you really want

  • Show up powerfully so others will listen

  • Reach winning results with integrity and confidence

  • Create significant connections with key people and attract support for your ideas

  • Make confident decisions and embrace strategic risk taking

Positively Negotiate Work Drama

Stop Complainers to Get More Done

Constant complainers take up resources, time, and mental bandwidth in the workplace. When you change a culture of complainers to one of contributors, you boost morale, increase productivity, and promote effective communication. In short, you get more done with less drama.

This program is designed to help participants:

  • Identify and negotiate with specific energy drainers and complainers

  • Implement the #1 way to stop a Whiner

  • Self-assess to determine when you can be a complainer and how to stop it

  • And concrete phrases to turn constant Complainers into productive Contributors

Fast Track Your Leadership 

High-Performance Secrets for High-Stakes Results

Understand what drives high performance and how to lead like a champion! High performers share similar attitudes and behaviors. They are motivated, dedicated self-starters who drive results no matter the circumstances. Their energy is contagious and engaging and they make your job easy. Based on her book, The Manager’s High-Performance Handbook: How to Drive Winning Performance with Everyone on Your Team. High performers are committed, driven and focused team members.

Learn the skills and techniques to:

  • Locate and promote high-performance team members.

  • Align with a common purpose and operating practices.

  • Encourage a climate of collaboration, trust and innovation.

  • Deliver high-performance service as a competitive advantage.

  • Focus on and produce winning results.

  • Create a personal action plan to fast-track your leadership.


Consulting Programs


Your Team at Its CORE: Learn the Strengths & Communication Styles of Your Team


Learn the skills and techniques to:

High-Performance Leadership Program

Strategies to Transform as a Leader, a Decision Maker and an Influencer

Designed for leaders and high potentials to improve their ability to communicate powerfully, negotiate where appropriate and enhance influence internally and externally. From day one, this program helps leaders and emerging leaders connect, share best practices, identify obstacles and strategize on areas to drive positive change. Strong focus is placed on commitment, adaptability, presentation of ideas and executive presence as well as knowledge sharing among peers.

MODULE I – LAUNCH: Reach Your High-Performance Goals
How to Achieve Winning Results with Everyone on the Team

MODULE II: Communication and Influence
How to Adapt to Change with Clarity & Confidence

MODULE III: Negotiation Strategies to Drive High Performance
How to Harness the Power of Positive Influence, Persuasion & Negotiation

MODULE IV: Say It Right to Gain High Performance
How to Negotiate Work Drama and Converse with Confidence, Tact & Care

MODULE V: Executive Presence
How to Present with Power, Panache & Purpose 

MODULE VI – WRAP UP: Set a Leadership Standard
How to Lead with Integrity, Credibility and Certainty

Delivery & Recommended Schedule
Each of the 6 training modules can be delivered separately during a day-long session. However, the high performance program is designed to build on the material and skills of the prior sessions. Dates are typically scheduled three to six weeks apart to allow time for application. Customization is available for teams to address the immediate concerns, objectives and needs of the leader, team and individual.