About Podcast

Welcome to In the Venn Zone, a podcast that shows you how negotiations have worked or not for other small businesses. It will show you how others view negotiation, the strategies they use, and show you how to take a different approach in your own negotiations.

Join host Christine McKay every week as we explore the negotiation conversation in a variety of ways. You’ll hear business owners talk about their negotiation successes and failures and what lessons they’ve learned. We’ll talk with industry titans and discover how small business owners can negotiate more effectively and competitively while maintaining their profits and keeping their dignity. On other episodes, Christine will interview two sides of the same negotiation and share her insights on their common ground, what gaps exist between the two parties, and how to overcome them.

All in all, In the Venn Zone will provide you with a comprehensive and engaging way to rethink your own negotiations and learn new ways of approaching your relationships.

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  10 Sept 2020 |   10:30 PM

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  10 Sept 2020 |   10:30 PM

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Interview # 1- Here is the Title of the Podcast

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Past Episodes

Episode #47 – Leading With Self-Awareness And Leading Your Team To Victory With Brandon Allen

  If you’re the leader of a team and your team is not performing well, don’t blame the team; blame yourself. Every great sports team relies on their coach, and if the team has an offseason, they hire a new coach. Leadership is about taking accountability and checking in with yourself. You can’t have productive work negotiations if there is no connection or relationship. A leader should set the boundaries and visions so that the

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IVZ 46 | What You Want

Episode #46 – Why You Should Focus On What You Want, Not What You Need With Joseph Drolshagen

  How do you ignite passion in your life? By focusing on what you want, not what you need. Christine McKay’s guest in this episode is Joseph Drolshagen, Professional Development Coach, Author, and Speaker. Joseph confides in Christine about his journey from working at a job he didn’t like to a career he always wanted to have. Join in the conversation and discover the power of shifting your mindset to growth. Stop blaming others for

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IVZ 45 | Negotiating Student Loan Debt

Episode #45 – Solving The Student Loan Debt Crisis One Step At A Time With Daphné Vanessa And Shamil Rodriguez

  You can negotiate many things in life, but did you ever think about negotiating for your student loan? Most people don’t, but that’s not what Daphné Vanessa did. Daphné negotiated for her financial aid and was basically getting paid to go to school. Join host Christine McKay and guests Daphné Vanessa and her partner in crime, Shamil Rodriguez, talk about student loan debt and why they started their company together. Daphné and Shamil are the Co-founders

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IVZ 44 | Growing Successfully

Episode #44 – Growing Successfully: Leveraging Relationships For Business Success With Anita Darden Gardyne

  Growing successfully is the top goal of many business owners. What do you need to do to reach this goal? We answer that question as Christine McKay interviews CEO and co-founder of Oneva Inc, Anita Darden Gardyne. Anita shares her experiences as a woman of color starting in the telecommunications industry and details her rise. We hear about her struggles to find proper care for her ill father and how that frustration led to the creation

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IVZ 43 | Culture Of Respect

Episode #43 – Mike Domitrz On The Culture of Respect: The Foundation Of Healthy Workplace Culture

  Respect is the foundation of any form of communication, including negotiations. It should precede trust, yet it is hardly talked about when it comes to negotiations. Learn more about the culture of respect with today’s guest, Mike Domitrz, the founder of The Center For Respect. Mike has worked with major corporations, schools, and universities on creating a culture of respect. In this conversation with Christine McKay, Mike illustrates different scenarios that highlight just how important

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IVZ 42 | Selling Your Business

Episode #42 – Knowing When To Say No When Selling Your Business With Joyce Marter

  Knowing when to say ‘No’ does not limit you. Rather, it sets the bar where it benefits you the most. This is the kind of mentality you should carry when selling your business. Host Christine McKay is joined by Joyce Marter, licensed psychotherapist, author, founder of Urban Balance and Brand Ambassador for Refresh Mental Health. Joyce has successfully built and sold her business and came out the other end with invaluable lessons and insights

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