Negotiation Skills for Creative Professionals

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Negotiation Skills for Creative Professionals


As creative professionals, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. No matter how long we’ve been doing the work, we face special challenges at the negotiation table. 

I’m here to help you turn your creative strengths into negotiation skills. 

Meet the Expert

A lifelong designer and illustrator, Ted has turned his significant business wins leading his creative services firm and, later, a multinational conglomerate into a new career coaching and consulting on negotiation for creatives. He works with international corporations to land major deals, and he works one-on-one with individuals to help them find dream jobs and secure significantly higher salaries. Now, Ted has developed online training modules to bring creative people around the world the wisdom born of his notable successes, as well as lessons learned, to help you elevate your career and earn what you deserve.

Here's What You'll Learn

Start here if you want to understand why your unique talents as a creative professional can be both challenges and assets at the negotiation table. Whether you’re an illustrator, designer, brand consultant, copywriter, painter or anywhere in between, this course will help you:

Understand the unique assets creative professionals bring to the professional world and global economy;
Identify the reasons creatives struggle with negotiation, and understand how to address these challenges – without changing who you are; and
Learn how to effectively find and use a coach during career challenges, as well as how to be a coach yourself.

Why This Course Is Effective

Short, beautiful videos relate critical messages, followed by Ted’s downloadable PDF Learning Guides that provide step-by-step, actionable techniques for addressing the challenges of navigating professional life as a creative. 

Through this course, you’ll develop a stronger sense of why your work is important and worth negotiating for, how to overcome common stumbling blocks creative professionals face in negotiations, and skills you can use to coach or be coached by colleagues during tough negotiations or job situations. 

Want Better Clients and Higher Pay? Then Improving Your Negotiation Skills is a Must

You’ve got the talent, the skills and the passion. This course will give you the confidence to negotiate better jobs and better pay. Invest the time in learning negotiation skills and stumbling blocks – you’re worth it. 

What You Will Learn!

  • Understand the value of creative skills
  • Identify what sets you apart as a creative professional
  • Have a solid foundation for understanding how to develop these differences into negotiation strengths
  • Identify your strengths as a designer or creative professional
  • Develop strategies to value your work
  • Learn ways of gaining confidence
  • Practice skills to overcome your fear of asking for money
  • Identify when to consult a coach
  • Ask for help from a coach (including a friend, colleague, or mentor)
  • Explain your needs to a coach & utilize your coach’s time effectively
  • Recognize when friends or colleagues need support
  • Competently coach others, providing guidance and confidence without taking over

Who Should Attend!

  • Freelancers
  • Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Creatives
  • Marketers
  • Sales Roles



  • Negotiation
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Salary Negotiation






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