Negotiation is a survival skill that women have to cultivate.

The past two years have wreaked havoc on many women's lives. We are constantly torn in countless directions - managing a family, supporting our communities, trying to stay safe and healthy. Meanwhile, we must also somehow continue to advance in our professional endeavors - whether that is climbing the corporate ladder or growing a business. Negotiation plays a pivotal role in our success. The Take Charge Negotiations Accelerator shows you how to develop mindfulness practices in your daily life and at the negotiation table to help you avoid burnout, remain focused, and clear on your priorities.
Erin Gleason Alvarez, Founder & CEO Take Charge Negotiations

Starting February 14, 2022

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  • Self-paced program to accommodate busy schedules

  • Recorded classes, exercises, and meditations that explore mindfulness in negotiation

  • Option to add individual coaching sessions with Erin

Our Innovative Approach

Compass by Take Charge Negotiations®™

Compass by Take Charge Negotiations®™ is our proprietary approach to negotiation strategy. This methodology is based on the intertwining of negotiation theory and practice with mindfulness and positivity in problem-solving and decision-making.
The way we approach decisions and address problems is similar to a journey. With each, there are many ways you can choose to go. The choices you make will likely impact your experience - whether the path before you is rough or smooth, exposed or shaded, filled with peaks and valleys or a straight shot. . . In making the choices that will create your best path forward, you need a guidepost to make sure you are headed in the right direction and to keep you on that path. Compass is our method for helping you clear such a path.

Here's what you'll take away from this experience

  • Understand the connection between mindfulness and negotiation

  • Diminish the stress, frustration, anxiety, anger that can otherwise overpower negotiations

  • Learn how to prepare for negotiations in a positive and empowered way

  • Learn mindful communication practices to aid in negotiations

  • Identify opportunities to overcome power imbalances in negotiation

  • Develop a constructive framework for learning from each negotiation experience through positive reflection

  • Appreciate the daily opportunities for incorporating mindfulness practices in your life

  • Cultivate simple daily mindfulness practices in your professional and personal life


“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.”


“Excellent, well expressed, very positive and practical!!”


“Interesting and very different mindset from when I went to law school and began practicing. Good change.”


“Erin has taught me to truly listen to opposite opinions instead of turning them off when I disagree. I’ve also been able to apply this to my personal life and listening and trying to understand a different perspective has brought for a more peaceful environment when difficult issues present themselves - especially during lockdown. This really works for me.”


“Mindful negotiation helps focus attention and energy away from personal dynamics and performance to finding a common goal.”

Law Firm Partner

“I enjoyed learning about new ways of thinking about approaching negotiations. Erin was full of terrific insights, and the monthly lessons were full of practical exercises designed to help negotiators feel more in control of the process.”

Law Firm Founding Partner

Mindfulness is your key to success in negotiation

Transform the way you experience negotiation

Why Take Charge?

No other company provides Mindful Negotiation training that is tailored to female leaders. And I know from personal experience how vital this is for your continued success.

I'm Erin Gleason Alvarez, Founder & CEO of Take Charge Negotiations, LLC. Our mission is to provide unapparelled negotiation educational experiences using mindfulness techniques. My vision for Take Charge is to transform negotiation into a dialogue grounded in positivity and mindfulness. ​ As an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator, I have sat around thousands of negotiation tables over my 20-year career. Off the top of my head, I was the only woman in the room at 70% of those tables. And while most of the conversations were completely innocuous, the bad ones stuck with me. For many years, I could not figure out what to do with the feelings anger and frustration that often came up, and lingered, for me. Fortunately, I found mindfulness, which has been key to staying grounded, focused, and happy.


  • Who is the this program for?

    The Take Charge Negotiations Accelerator is intended for women with at least 10 years of professional experience. In past courses, this has included entrepreneurs, writers, artists, doctors, lawyers, and scientists.

  • How long does it take?

    This class is self-paced, but modelled after mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) programs that typically run for eight weeks. Studies have shown that this eight week commitment can result in lasting change for students.

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  • Why are you qualified to teach negotiation?

    Providing negotiation educational experiences is not some pet project for Erin. Her entire 20+ year legal career has been devoted to promoting fairness, efficiency, and equity in dispute resolution. She earned a Master's of Law degree from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and has taught negotiation to thousands of people - in small entrepreneurial associations and Fortune 50 companies. Moreover, Erin has personally negotiated deals ranging from five to nine figures.