CAP STRAT Women's Forum Meetup Series:
The Art and Brain Science of Negotiation

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Learn how your brain responds in a negotiation and strategies to overcome potential obstacles to achieving success.

About this Event

The Art and Brain Science of Negotiation

Do you ever finish a negotiation process and wish you had handled aspects of it differently? Or had better control around aspects of the process?

Join us

As our esteemed speakers, Laurel Bellows, executive compensation attorney and former president of the American Bar Association, returns and is joined by Dr. Donna Marino, Psychologist and Executive Coach, to discuss negotiation strategies.

  • Laurel will highlight successful negotiating techniques, while
  • Dr. Marino will explain the psychological brain response to each step and solutions for overcoming fear, self-sabotage, and other physiological responses that interfere with effective negotiation.

Come learn specific strategies for negotiation to help overcome obstacles that stand in your way!



Wednesday, August 19th at 8 am CT

  • 30 minute program + 10 minutes Q&A


About the Speakers

Laurel Bellows is the founding principal of The Bellows Law Group. She is a preeminent business lawyer, counseling senior executives and corporations on employment, severance and change in control agreements, internal investigations, and business disputes.

Laurel is the former President of the American Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, The Chicago Network, and The International Women’s Forum Chicago. Laurel currently serves on the Global Board of The International Women’s Forum and is Chair of its Governance Committee. Laurel has received numerous awards and honors, and including annual recognition as a Super Lawyer, Best Lawyer, and Leading Lawyer. As an internationally recognized opinion leader, Laurel speaks globally on topics including leadership, negotiation, supply chain solutions to human trafficking, and executive compensation.

Laurel is admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a certified mediator. Laurel is conversant in Spanish and is licensed to practice in California, Florida, and Illinois.


Dr. Donna Marino is a Psychologist and Executive Coach who combines her sharp psychological skills and profound understanding of human behavior with her knowledge of business and leadership to help others: in the following ways:

  • Achieve peak performance consistently without burning out
  • Overcome internal obstacles that sabotage results
  • Improve communication, especially around difficult conversations
  • Improve emotional intelligence skills as leaders
  • Create work cultures where people thrive
  • Understand & Improve Diversity and Inclusion practices to maximize everyone’s strengths and talents.

Watch for her book coming out this fall: "Unleash the Wise Leader in You: A Women's Guide to Leadership at Home, at Work and in the World."

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