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So we have this challenge among us – the outer world controls our inner world.

We internalize the conflicts in our lives because we don’t know how to deal with conflict in a healthy way, and we don’t know how to negotiate what we want.

  • Do you often sell yourself short – be it in business or personal life?
  • Do other people’s (passive) aggressive comments run in your head for days and you wish you had said and done things differently?
  • Do you wish to be known as the ambassador for peace, guardian of calm among your family, colleagues, and social scene?

I speak and write to people who want to master negotiating and managing conflict – with others, or within.

I give them tools to get exactly what they want, which is being the pillar of peace and confidence in any situation.

I was born and raised in the former Soviet Union, in today’s Estonia. My graduate studies in History brought me to the US, and I currently live with my husband and two kids in Albuquerque, NM.

My greatest successes include:

  • MA in History – my field of research is in ‘history of thought and conflict of ideologies.’
  • Toastmasters – I’m an active member and advocate, I’ve served as the District’s PR Manager, and am the District Champion in International Speech Contest. I also have achieved the DTM award – something only 1% of all Toastmasters members achieve.
  • Speaker and Consultant – I speak on topics of negotiation, conflict resolution, and effective communication. I have assisted politicians, business owners, and real estate professionals.

When I’m not writing and/or consulting on how to put ease into heavy topics like conflict management and peace acquisition, I can be found taking long walks with my Australian Shepard Rex, hanging out with my two kids and husband, and taking in the wilderness of New Mexico. I love being outside!

Want to know more? Here are 5 fun facts about you don’t know about me:

  1. I read every trashy magazine in my dentist’s office. I kind of look forward to it. I know, I know …
  2. After a long day, I binge watch Friends to get my brain ready for sleep.
  3. I do 80% of my shopping at CostCo. Yep, I’m equally flabbergasted by that.
  4. I have 123 pairs of socks. It’s a long story.
  5. Even though I am a proud pack member of Rex, I’m obsessed with cat puzzles.  Love love love cat puzzles!

If you are still with me by now, you must be intrigued:) Pleasure to meet you, too! Keeping up with me is easy! Follow me on my blog, and Facebook!

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