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  • Coaching Client, Fortune 100 Vice President / CIO (approaching the decision maker for a new position after the process had stalled)

"Because of you, I felt confident and prepared, and… I got more than I thought I would! I am a fan for life!"

  • Coaching Client, Senior Vice President of a leading international trade association (negotiating terms of employment)

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“Thank you again for such an exciting and helpful set of workshops on Saturday. Your big questions and the sharing/ reflecting process were enjoyable and engaging and made me think about my passions in ways I hadn't previously. This was a real gift at this moment in my life.”

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​​"Your help was crucial.  Thank you.  [I received an] enthusiastic reply, and the hiring date is back to immediate..."

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Career building and negotiation are the products of interactions between people. How you manage these conversations will determine your success in finding, keeping and shaping work that you love. We assist our clients with the best negotiation theory and skills available to form successful deals, and to turn the often chaotic, discouraging and overwhelming process of career advancement into one of choice and control.

Ron Rakip is the Operations Manager at Career Negotiations. Ron began his career in systems at MIT where he participated in the well-known Multics Project. He left academia and continued his work at commercial enterprises including Honeywell Information Systems where he played a major role in the development of High-Speed Non-Impact Printing Systems, Fidelity Investments and Iron Mountain Digital. Most of those years were spent in line and middle management positions of various disciplines. You can reach him at rrakip@careernegotiations.com.

"I just got the offer! Thanks again for your invaluable assistance with this whole process.”

  • Coaching Client, former Sales Representative, now Operations Analyst

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Tad Mayer is president of Career Negotiations. As a career coach, trainer, and speaker, as well as an executive coach, he empowers professionals to advance. As a career coach, he has co-authored the forthcoming book: Own the Job Hunt. Tad uses the OJH model to create relief, hope, direction, and results in the form of fulfilling trajectories for frustrated professionals feeling stuck in their careers.

As an executive coach, Tad helps leaders identify roadblocks and figure out how to overcome them. In addition to his work with individuals, he works with companies to provide employees with the skills they need to manage their careers within the organization. As an adjunct professor, Tad has taught negotiation courses at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and has guest lectured at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and MIT Sloan.

Tad is a member of the MWI, Habitus Incorporated, and Talk Support panels of negotiation trainers and coaches. He has worked with clients including General Motors, Coca-Cola, BMW of North America, Tufts University, The Fletcher School, Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation at HLS; Boston College Law School, Suffolk University Law School, New England Law Boston, and WilmerHale.

He has been quoted in online venues like USNews and his writing has been featured in books such as Money Talks: 100 Strategies to Master Tricky Conversations about Money. Tad has been Manager of Domestic Pricing at Northwest Airlines, Director of Partner Marketing at Sheraton Hotels, and Director of Commercial and Corporate Programs at Mediation Works Incorporated. He has an MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College, and a BS in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.

To hear about Tad's methodology in applying the skill of negotiation to career development, use the following links: An Interview with Tad conducted by Elizabeth Foster, Founder of Connect 2 Coach (click here) and a webinar entitled Negotiating Your Career: Aligning Who You Are & What You Do​, presented by Tad and a colleague, Justin Wright, co-author of Own the Job Hunt(click here)