Episode #24 – The Hardest Part of Any Negotiation With Jillian Michaels

  Our preconceived notions can be the undoing of a long-term relationship. Often, people go into a negotiation and make decisions based on short-term outcomes, not thinking about the long-term implications. As a result, they end up losing in the negotiation over time, even if they feel like they won at the moment. In this episode, Christine McKay has a one-on-one talk with Jillian Michaels, a renowned fitness expert and a certified nutritionist, about how to […]

Episode #12 -Renegotiating the Path to Recovery with Kim Bassett

  To state the obvious, 2020 sucked for a lot of businesses. For Kim Bassett, 2020 was a year of trials and tribulations. Before the pandemic, Kim, co-owner of Fontis Nevada, experienced record growth and business profits. After March 2020, they lost 98% of their revenue. Through an arduous process of pivoting and renegotiating with clients, suppliers, and herself, Kim managed to bring the business back to just 25% of what it had been in 2019. Kim captures this inspiring story of rebuilding in her upcoming book, Pivot […]

Episode #2 – Let’s Shake on It: The Power of Informal Contracts with Kevin Thompson

  When you’re building your business through partnerships, some will say you need an iron-clad contract, not so with today’s guest. In this episode, Christine McKay is joined by Kevin Thompson, the Co-Founder of Tribe for Leaders. Kevin has built a multi-million-dollar business without using formal contracts. He’s grown his business by discerning the right people to call partners and then simply shaking hands.  Kevin elaborates on why and how he has done that. He shares some of the successes and tribulations he’s experienced and lessons he learned along the way while building a very successful […]