#4 | Negotiating with Merel van der Wouden | The Freelancer Talk

Let’s be honest. Most freelancers get anxious when they think of negotiating! But negotiating shouldn’t be something scary and more importantly, somebody who’s not self-confident isn’t going to be able to negotiate on anything! Don’t worry if you are one of those freelancers who gets anxious about negotiating, we got you!

Head over to thefreelancertalpodcast.com, choose your favorite streaming platform, and listen to the episode with Merel van der Wouden!

For today’s episode, we asked Negotiating Coach Merel van der Wouden to join us on The Freelancer Talk podcast to share her expertise and views on Negotiating. 

Merel is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and business influencer. After working as a business consultant for a period of time she exchanged her corporate life in Toronto to start her own company named Blackbird Negotiations in 2017.

She mainly coaches ambitious women to gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills to successfully negotiate what they deserve. Her main focus is on teaching negotiation skills regarding salaries and fees. 

Since the creation of Merel’s coaching business, she has helped over 200+ women negotiate better salaries and has established herself as a public speaker sharing her journey and her passion for negotiating.

You understand why we had to ask her for a Freelancer Talk right?

In this week’s episode, we are really diving deep into the topic of negotiating. Merel provides us with incredible valuable answers to questions like: “Is there harm in negotiating”, “How do I make the money talk less awkward?”, and “When do I know it’s appropriate to negotiate?”.  

But besides answering these questions, Merel shares her story of why she started her negotiating coaching business and gives us a little sneak peek into her “Pro-Active Method”!

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