“I was extremely impressed with your CLE presentation. Over the years, I have attended many [New York] City Bar and PLI presentations, but the information that you provided significantly distinguished you and your presentation from the routine courses that I have attended. Your presentation, “Techniques & Strategies to Prevent Employment Discrimination Lawsuits Through Negotiation,” struck a chord that I think is critical to the Labor and Employment Law Bar. Your focus on communication and the costs for failing to communicate is key. Elaine, your presentation provides the missing link to the everyday routine [Labor and Employment] legal practice and procedures. By highlighting the “human” aspect you provide employment law practitioners with a focus on the most critical element of the practice. Keep delivering the message.”— Lyndelle T. Phillips, Assistant Commissioner/EEO, Fire Department New York (FDNY)

“Your collaborative approach to negotiation hit a ‘home run’ with our members, who represent a wide variety of professions, from family court judge to bond trader. What a high standard you have set for future speakers and programs! Your knowledge of the workplace, coupled with your sharp negotiation skills, makes you an invaluable resource for professional women. We hope that you will consider conducting another seminar for BBPW.”— Beverly Savage, Barnard Business and Professional Women, Barnard College and Columbia University

“Once again, your evaluations came back with high marks! The participants found your brand of negotiation engaging and a useful tool that they can make actionable immediately, both with outside clients and internally. I believe that because your training is grounded in honest, dignified conversations, rooted in integrity it particularly resonated with this group. They also appreciated your use of inter-active exercises and movie clips as teaching tools. Again, thank you for a wonderful presentation.”— Partner, Director of Training, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

“I have heard from several participants [regarding] how much they enjoyed the event and the chance to learn new techniques for dealing with the age-old problem of effective communication in the workplace.”— Chairperson, Educational Programs Committee, 100 Women in Hedge Funds

“I can’t remember the last time I saw our managers scribbling notes so furiously. You got everyone buzzing and we need that! Looking forward to working with you in the future.”— Vice President Operations, Colonial Electric Supply

“It has been a pleasure working with you. The experience has enabled me to have more constructive interactions with various individuals across the organization. Additionally, I have gained, or perhaps better said, found ‘my voice.’ I have seen a very positive change in my comfort level in terms of ‘speaking up,’ on my own behalf, in internal corporate meetings.”— Vice President of Marketing, Lillian Vernon

“I truly believe that the art and science of communication and conflict resolution, both written and verbal, will become even more of a challenge to each of us in this generation of Internet, text and voice mail. Our ability to succeed will depend upon our ability to effectively communicate. Your message will help keep us on the right path.”— Vice President, Medical University of South Carolina

“Your interactive seminar occasioned favorable comment and we appreciate your following up by sending slides, as several members of the President’s Council asked for copies. We are interested in further training and use of your materials in situations that call for mediation. The Provost and General Counsel will be in contact to engage your services.”— President, Medical University of South Carolina

“In the past, my negotiations had been founded on instinct, honed by experience. Your [Collaborative] Negotiation course at NYU confirmed that I had, on occasion, got it right, but more importantly [the course] gave me a structure and platform from which to discover the positive benefits of principled negotiation. I am now a fully paid up member of the collaborative school of negotiation.”— Leslie Scott, Former British Airways Concorde Captain and NYU Student

“I just want to tell you that it was very inspiring and I am very proud to say that I have actually applied the things you spoke to us about [in the Collaborative Negotiation Seminar].”— Account Supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

“I have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about your [Collaborative Negotiation] course and the excellent instruction that you provide. I really want to speak with you about creating a follow-up course for the fall term.”— Director, Professional Programs, Baruch College

“Thank you for the excellent presentation. I have been to lots of training sessions before, and I was just flat out impressed with the amazing quality of your work.”— A Charleston, South Carolina Newspaper Editor

“Thanks to your participation, our Entrepreneurial Woman Series presentation on Collaborative Negotiation Skills was extremely well received. Information is power and many women will make better decisions because they have that information.”— Executive Director, The Center for Women

“I learned so much from Elaine’s [Negotiating Compensation Seminar] on Thursday evening! I go to a lot of these things and she is one of the very best! Elaine was so successful that I am actually rejoining BBPW. The check is in the envelope and will go in the mail tomorrow.”— Sarah Kochav, National Funding, Girl Scouts of the USA and BBPW member