by Take Charge Negotiations

A Unique Membership Community

Classes, Resources, & Group Coaching to Support Your Journey Towards Mindfulness in Negotiations


It's easier - and more fun - to grow, experiment, and hone your negotiation skills in a community.

That is why we are here.

Very few people learn to negotiate with ease after reading a book. Or taking a class. It's a process. It takes time and a commitment to stepping outside your comfort zone.

Compass is your guidepost on our mindful negotiation journey.

Every month, we will focus on a different theme, each of which will help you approach the challenges that this world keeps throwing at us from a place of calm, focus, and confidence.

Here’s what you can expect from us...

Every month, we’ll focus on ways to help you feel empowered, confident, and ready for any challenge.

  • Classes

    We focus on the negotiation skills many overlook... integrating mindfulness, positivity, problem solving, and decision making.

  • Community

    We moderate private Slack channels for members to share their ideas, advice, questions, and concerns with one another.

  • Group Coaching

    Monthly group coaching sessions are led by our founder and CEO, diving deeper into the theme of the month.

Here’s What People are Saying

  • Carine S., Founder

    Erin is so great - she gives wonderful strategies, which simplify negotiations!

  • Arbitral Women, International NGO

    This is an exciting and useful initiative that deserves promotion so many discover it. Thank you Erin.

  • Judy S., Founder

    Erin’s approach to negotiation in everyday life and work is spot on! Her tips for managing relationships and staying grounded and present during challenging conversations are sure to make them more productive and positive in any situation.

Meet Our Fearless Leader

Founder & CEO, Take Charge Negotiations™, LLC

Erin Gleason Alvarez

Hi, I’m Erin. I’m a Certified Mediator, negotiation consultant, and attorney. I believe negotiation is one of the most important skills for us to cultivate - whether to support career growth, run a functional business and/or household, or plainly get along with other humans. Negotiation is not some secret art form. That’s why I created Take Charge Negotiations, LLC. You don’t need to go to law school or read a thousand books to be a good negotiator. You have to want to do it and you have to practice. We’re here to support you on that path. Over the past fifteen years, I’ve trained thousands of people on how to approach negotiation as an opportunity, not an obstacle. I’m here to help you too.

Pricing options


  • How does it work?

    Every month we focus on a new negotiation tool, which is supported by recorded learning, online workbooks and exercises, our private Slack channel conversations, and a group coaching session online. We developed this community to provide you with knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration. For as long as you need it. Whether that's a month, or six months, or two years. Our goal is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue and learning experience for our Members. For as long as you need us.

  • Who is Compass for?

    We created Compass for people who want to hone their negotiation skills and who understand the value mindfulness brings to our lives. Whether those negotiations are with your loved ones, professional colleagues, or even in your own head (admit it)... we are here to support you.

  • Is Compass intended for women only?

    No. As it happens, most Members are women but our doors are open to anyone who would like to learn and grow with us.

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