How to break up with a client
From time to time, it might be necessary to end a relationship with a client. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as the client is no longer a good fit for your offering, or you’re not working well together. This can, understandably, be a difficult process for a business owner. This article looks at how to end the relationship without creating a war.
What to do when you’re asked to work for free
If you are a coach, consultant or trainer, I’d be surprised if you had never been asked to do a presentation ‘for free’. If I had dollar for every request to present ‘for the publicity’ it would need a separate line item on my profit and loss, writes negotiation expert, Nicole Davidson.
Channel 9 News, Perth
Legal News - Alternatives to lawyers in business disputes
Anyone who has been following me for a while knows that I am a huge fan of mediating before litigating. One of the barriers to this happening is that the general community doesn't know that mediation is an option.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to help raise awareness of mediation through an interview with Monika Kos on Channel 9 News in Perth last night.
Thank you to Nic Hayes and Suzi O'Dell from Media Stable for helping to bring this opportunity to me.
Negotiate Anything podcast
Negotiating Better Business Outcomes with Nicole Davidson
In this episode, Nicole Davidson, Mediator of the Year at the Australian Law Awards 2022, business peace keeper, commercial mediator and host of the podcast Negotiation in Real Life, discusses how to have difficult conversations in business.
1. Better Business negotiation outcomes.
2. Going from stuck to progress in disputes.
3. Asking better questions.
Tradies in Business Podcast
Turning conflict into agreement with Nicole Davidson
Nicole Davidson knows a thing or two about conflict. After a number of years in the legal industry she’s seen a few stouches! These days though, Nicole teaches and helps clients reach better outcomes from negotiations. It’s the old thing about prevention being cheaper and often faster than the cure so listen in as Nicole shares how to get to ‘yes’ in negotiations, what the top 3 skills are to become a better negotiator and how to debrief interactions so you get better outcomes with your customers, team and maybe even your loved ones!
The Law Institute Journal, February 2023
Mediation in Uncertain Times
Co-authored with my colleagues from the Kato Collective, we look at how understanding the power of a well prepared and conducted mediation can make the difference between a lengthy, expensive and stressful process and a timely outcome.
Inside Small Business
When is it time to stop negotiating?
Nobody intends to fail. In fact, most people will go to any length to avoid failing. Once negotiation has begun, it is easy to become obsessed with reaching an agreement at any cost. Walking away without a deal would be a failure.
However, if the situation is not carefully assessed, this desire to avoid failure can lead to agreements that are not in your best interests. That is a colossal failure!
Lawyers Weekly Show
What makes a good mediator
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with Nicole Davidson — a Melbourne-based commercial mediator and negotiation consultant who recently won the inaugural Mediator/Arbitrator of the Year category at the 2022 Australian Law Awards — about how and why she got into mediation as a vocational path, why mediation is such a critical avenue, the motivations of clients and whether lawyers are as open to mediation as an avenue as they should be in the course of litigation.
Ms Davidson also delves into the headline issues and challenges for mediation as a growth area, whether mediation is on the rise in Australia, navigating evolving environmental circumstances and therefore different strategies and approaches, understanding the little things in the course of mediation, lessons she has learned, and what mediators have to look forward to in the future.