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Negotiating for Resilience and Recovery, with Devon Smiley

Session Description, February 10, 2021:

Bigger impact. Broader reach. Better results.  

Lower budget. Less time. Limited bandwidth. 

We are asked to make magic for our organisations during difficult times, and learning how to negotiate for what our teams need is essential to performance and progress. 

In this masterclass, you’ll learn: 

  • Ways to break through the scarcity mindset 
  • Where to uncover negotiation opportunities and balance priorities 
  • How to craft a compelling ask of your partners, clients and collaborators

Devon Smiley, Presenter:

Devon SPortrait photo of Devon Smileymiley is a Negotiation & Commercial Consultant for founders, startups and scaleups that are ready to go after bigger, better deals…without sacrificing vision, impact or relationships. 

She’s distilled over 15 years and $5 billion of negotiation experience into accessible and actionable guidance that helps build the skills needed to navigate conversations with confidence. 

Working with teams around the world and across verticals (London, Paris, Singapore and Toronto…FinTech, DeepTech, SaaS and consumer goods to name a few) Devon supports founders in cultivating the negotiation, communication and leadership skills they need to grow their businesses.  

Devon’s engagement with accelerator and incubator programmes globally includes Expert-in-Residence roles with Imperial College Enterprise Lab in London, HEC Paris Incubator at StationF, and Ryerson DMZ in Toronto. Her insights on negotiation have been featured in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. 

A strong believer that negotiation isn’t just about boosting bottom lines, Devon has worked with pro bono partners including UN Women and The Clinton Foundation. 




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