Our Unique Approach
The way we approach decisions and address problems is similar to a journey. With each, there are many ways you can choose to go. The choices you make will likely impact your experience - whether the path before you is rough or smooth, exposed or shaded, filled with peaks and valleys or a straight shot. . . In making the choices that will create your best path forward, you need a guidepost to make sure you are headed in the right direction and to keep you on that path. Compass is our method for helping you clear such a path.
Compass by Take Charge Negotiations is our proprietary approach to negotiation strategy. This approach is based on the intertwining of negotiation theory and practice with mindfulness and positivity.
Please note that consulting and training services are on hold at this time. To learn about Erin's work as a mediator, helping individuals and organizations resolve disputes, click below.
Take Charge Negotiations, LLC was founded by Erin Gleason Alvarez in 2019. Our mission is to provide unapparelled negotiation educational experiences using mindfulness techniques. Our vision for Take Charge is to transform negotiation into a dialogue grounded in positivity and mindfulness.
Erin's 20+ year legal career has been devoted to promoting fairness, efficiency, and equity in dispute resolution. She has taught negotiation courses to thousands of people - in small entrepreneurial associations and Fortune 50 companies. Erin has personally negotiated deals ranging from five to nine figures. As an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator, she has sat around thousands of negotiation tables... and was the only woman in the room at 70% of those tables.
I enjoyed learning about new ways of thinking about approaching negotiations. Erin was full of terrific insights, and the monthly lessons were full of practical exercises designed to help negotiators feel more in control of the process.
Law Firm Founding Partner
Erin’s approach to negotiation in everyday life and work is spot on! Her tips for managing relationships and staying grounded and present during challenging conversations are sure to make them more productive and positive in any situation.
Mindful negotiation helps focus attention and energy away from personal dynamics and performance to finding a common goal.
Law Firm Partner
Erin has helped me realize you shouldn’t just wing a negotiation. So far this has taught me that mindfulness and visualization can go a long way with negotiating and I am looking forward to learning even more strategies for success!
Compass has taught me to truly listen to opposite opinions instead of turning them off when I disagree. I’ve also been able to apply this to my personal life and listening and trying to understand a different perspective has brought for a more peaceful environment when difficult issues present themselves. This really works for me.
Excellent, well expressed, very positive and practical!!