CO-FOUNDER CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
COACHING FOR STARTUP FOUNDERS
A multifaceted coaching program that trains startup founders in managing the people side of a rapidly scaling company.
Whether interpersonal issues between co-founders or managing employee-centric issues, conflict management training teaches founders Collaborative Disagreement™ - a simple-to-use process for managing sensitive business talks - as well as emotional intelligence and persuasive negotiation skills.
Cultivate high performance habits for resolving high-pressure situations
Founders learn a process for communicating sensitive business issues directly and respectfully that proactively engages problems amicably
Don't avoid conflict but learn to prevent issues
Manage high-pressure situations from an Emotionally Intelligent ("EQ") perspective, developing self-awareness and relationship management techniques
Avoid burn-out and negative habits that lead to startup problems
Approach business conversations with a strategic edge that deepens understanding, win-win outcomes, with the ability to communicate directly and respectfully.
Break down complex interactions into easily digestible dialogues
"Bryant delivered clear, confident, honest feedback with so much wisdom. He impressed me with how quickly he was able to see through to the heart of a matter and give feedback with real tools to help. His persuasive negotiation program was incredibly valuable in teaching me how to constructively communicate difficult issues while leveraging win-win solutions. It was the best!
- Tina Tacorian, Omnicom Media Group
structure of programs
Virtual or in-person training
Length: 3-months or 6-months
1 hour every week with 1-5 hours of offline work
Assessment-based with worksheets and experiential role-plays / stimulations
Accountability and motivation from an expert negotiator and conflict resolution professional
24 hour access to coach via email or text with optional add-on of 24 access via telephone too.
"The internal dynamics between me and the other 3-person co-founder team was making decision-making difficult and causing unnecessary conflict. Bryant was instrumental in helping me manage this while giving me tools for effective conflict management. His framework was easy to learn, and it made dealing with the interpersonal issues easy!
- Sophie Nazerian, Co-Founder, Teach Together
SESSIONS WILL cover
01. action planning
Learn how to structure business conversations for collaborative outcomes
02. RISK ANALYSIS & EXECUTION
Discover the S.W.O.T. way of handling sensitive business talks and their execution
03. TARGETED QUESTIONS
Approach business exchanges confidently knowing you know how to direct the converastion
04. TACTICAL EMPATHY
Uncover how to harness the power of emotions in business talks without getting touchy feely
05. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Deepen your understanding of how to manage difficult situations by employing win-win strategies
06. Habit Change & ACCOUNTABILITY
Leverage the motivation and accountability needed to change habits that keep you stuck
Hey there, I'm Bryant. A negotiation trainer & mediator for startups.
I train you in how to have the difficult conversations you should be having with your business partners, getting your business relationship back on track.
I've seen the common mistakes that co-founders get themselves in:
Avoiding issues until the erupt later on;
Not wanting to see another side;
Not knowing how to disagree collaboratively;
And relying on the past as an indicator for how things should be presently.
I've helped scores of startup founders get unstuck, find peace, and confidently maneuver their co-founder relationship into a new paradigm, rapidly growing their business as a result.
Let me help you help yourself
HOW LONG ARE PROGRAMS?
Programs are customizable to meet the founders' needs. Typically, to see results, a minimum of 3 months is needed to have lasting behavioral change. Clients work with me between 3-6 months on average.
Are you a business therapist?
Now, I would never call myself that. But past clients have referred to our work together as such. I challenge you to be honest and frank with me. The founders that get the best results are usually those that do. I won't stop you from referring to our work together as "business therapy" if it helps you conceptualize it better ;)
Just know that I'll challenge you to see things from a new perspective as well as giving you high-pressure negotiation and conflict management tools.
Do you work with just about anyone?
No. It has to be the right fit. And by that I mean the founder or founder team that is approaching me must recognize they are having issues that require an outside expert to help solve and they are eager to learn. Those are the type of clients I enjoy working with.
What kind of results can I expect?
Beyond just becoming a badass business communicator, you'll learn:
A structure for negotiating sensitive business issues;
Communicate more assertively & directly;
How to create a productive dialogue;
Feeling powerful in business exchanges; and
A toolkit of strategies for negotiating hard-to-solve business conversations