Negotiating can cause stress, emotion, and even fear. The idea of it is paralyzing for almost anyone. But then when you layer crisis into the mix, negotiating may make you want to run for the hills and hide forever. Calvin Chrustie, a seasoned negotiation expert, has been honing his skills for decades and knows how to support anyone through negotiating conflict successfully during crisis. Listen to this episode where he shares all of his best secrets with Rebecca. If you’re ready to negotiate from a place of power, even when you feel like you can’t think straight, then this episode is a must listen for you.
More About Calvin
Calvin has over 30 years in the field of supporting organizations, leaders and individuals in the field negotiations, conflict management and crisis response. This includes coaching executives, diplomats, management teams and individuals. He has coached, consulted and advised in a variety of settings including workplace, law offices, between organizations, change management, contracts, labour, with governments at the highest level, complex community engagements, protests, family crisis situations, oil, gas and energy sector, indigenous communities, criminal and terrorists incidents, conflict zones and peacekeeping operations. This background and experience, coupled with his unique world class training, has provided Calvin the foundation to take on some of the most difficult and complex negotiation and conflict challenges.
As a former executive, he has worked in high risk and stress environments which provides clients a unique lens, insight and service. Prior to Calvin’s coaching and consulting business, he held various positions in the public sector, including working for the federal government as a United Nations negotiator for POW’s, kidnappings, a hostage negotiator, the team leader of a Community and Aboriginal Conflict Management Team, and Team Leader of Canada’s national ‘International Negotiation Group’, a team supporting Canada’s response to negotiations with terrorist and extremist groups. He has worked throughout Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Central / South America. Calvin holds a BA in Justice in Law Enforcement from the University of Winnipeg, BA (Honours) with a Major in Law from Carlton University and a Master of Law (LLM) specializing in ADR/Negotiations from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is also a trained Crisis Negotiation specialist and certified by Scotland Yard and the FBI as a hostage negotiator. He often is a guest lecture at various universities, including a member of various advisory boards in these fields.
Calvin has gleaned a world class network of experts including negotiators, mediators, conflict managers and critical risk professionals that he leverages when specific needs are identified. He continues to be relied on in his consulting practice by both the private and public sector, coaching clients and providing strategic advisory services. Calvin has developed the ability to infuse his work with a high degree of strategic thinking, calmness and effectiveness.
Calvin currently resides in the Vancouver area. Learn more about Calvin right here: https://www.ccstrategicsolutions.com/the-group
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