Who We Are
Experts in negotiation, communication and leadership

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Hal Movius

Dr. Hal Movius

About Us

We were founded in 2012 by Dr. Hal Movius, an applied psychologist whose work and writing focuses on negotiation, confidence, emotional intelligence, personality, and leadership.

Our team brings together experienced consultants and thought leaders from psychology, neuroscience, business, law, public policy, planning, leadership, organizational development, and the performing arts. Decades of experience, and expertise in specific areas of research, enable us to create uniquely responsive programs and services for our clients.

We pride ourselves on developing new and more effective solutions to challenging problems. Our approach – used with some of the world’s most successful organizations across two dozen countries – is captured in books such as Built to Win: Creating A World Class Negotiating Organization (Harvard Business Press); Dealmaking (2011, Norton), and Resolve (2017, LifeTree Media).

Our Ethos

Advice supported by evidence
  • We use evidence-based frameworks to help clients solve specific, meaningful challenges.
  • Members of our team teach at leading universities and consult to diverse organizations.
  • You’ll find our thinking in books, articles, and major media like the Washington Post and Time.
Making a real difference
  • We don’t offer off-the-shelf programs; we’re careful to tailor interventions to particular needs and contexts.
  • We help put in place systems, tools and processes that allow new learning to take root.
  • Our work earns us long and rewarding relationships with clients, who see immediate, measurable returns.
Practicing what we teach
  • We promote negotiation and leadership behaviors that align with organizational values.
  • We strive to manage difficult situations in ways that protect relationship and reputations.
  • We find and apply powerful ideas, emerging insights, and useful stories from across disciplines and clients.

Our Core Team

Hal Movius
Hal Movius
Hal helps individuals and teams to become better, more effective negotiators and influencers. The author of acclaimed books and numerous papers, simulations and teaching films, he provides evidence-based guidance to leaders around the world.

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Kate Bennis
Kate Bennis
Kate leads our communication and speaker coaching services, helping clients to craft and deliver memorable talks and to engage in high-stakes, challenging and important conversations with influence, grace and presence.

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Jim Coan
Jim Coan
Our Chief Scientific Advisor and the author of more than forty scientific articles, Jim’s work and comments have appeared in Blink as well as The New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, BBC News, Discovery Channel, and other outlets.

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Guhan Subramanian
Guhan Subramanian
An expert in complex dealmaking, negotiauctions and corporate law, Guhan works with us to provide learning solutions and nuanced advice for teams confronted with complex commercial challenges.

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Chris Pickard
Chris Pickard
Chris Pickard leads our life sciences practice, drawing on deep experience in commercial negotiations and influence challenges to help clients secure higher value agreements, more quickly, while strengthening relationships along the way.

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Ellen Wingard
Ellen Wingard
A pioneer in coaching women leaders, Ellen Wingard works with us help leader and teams to teams become more effective. She is co-author of Enlightened Leadership: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership.

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Lawrence Susskind
Lawrence Susskind
Co-author of Built to Win as well as 20 other books, Lawrence Susskind has trained more than 40,000 leaders in negotiation and consensus building, and lectured at more than 50 universities in 20 countries.

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Rachel Milner Gillers
Rachel Milner Gillers
A seasoned conflict management consultant, trainer, mediator, and facilitator, Rachel’s areas of expertise include international development, women and negotiation, and commercial negotiations.

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Joanna Chango-James
Joanna Chango-James
An expert in emotion regulation and non-verbal communication, Joanna Chango-James helps clients to enhance their communication strategies in negotiations, business relationships, and team settings.

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Pam Ryan
Pam Ryan
Pam Ryan supports Movius client professionals and projects with diligence, patience, and a great sense of humor.

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Our Extended Team

Movius Consulting’s extended team is a network of global thought leaders and seasoned practitioners who partner with us on client engagements and collaborative research.

Martin Davidson

Martin Davidson

Leveraging difference to drive performance.

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David Fairman

David Fairman

Building consensus in multiparty negotiations.

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Samuel Dinnar

David Ferguson

Negotiations in the Asia Pacific region.

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Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt

Creating ethical systems and leaders.

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Belle Linda Halpern

Belle Linda Halpern

Speaker coaching and personal presence.

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Tom Kinnaird

Tom Kinnaird

Managing procurement in negotiations.

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Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Cross-cultural negotiation  and communication.

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Kathy Lubar

Kathy Lubar

Speaker coaching and personal presence.

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Jessica Payne

Jessica Payne

Sleep and wellness, leadership and neuroscience.

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Jacob Slichter

Jacob Slichter

Coaching for non-profit and mission driven leaders.

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Peter McAteer

Joshua Weiss

Negotiation training and coaching.

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Alliance Partners

We work strategically with alliance partners to serve clients more efficiently across regions, sectors and platforms. Our alliance partners include:

Cambridge International Consulting

Cambridge International Consulting

We partner with CIC to deliver mutual gains training and coaching in Latin American markets, including Mexico, Venezuela and Peru

Consensus Building Institute

Consensus Building Institute

We work with CBI to tackle complex multiparty negotiations and conflicts in the public sector and in developing markets.

CorpU

CorpU

We work with CorpU to efficiently train globally distributed teams to negotiate and communicate more effectively, and to roll out organizational initiatives more effectively. CorpU’s powerful digital platform and team of facilitators allow us provide a much more powerful, active and customized form of online training than is available elsewhere.

Ethical Systems

Ethical Systems

We are research collaborators with Ethical Systems , a non-profit center that promotes strategies for building ethical organizations and leadership.

Ingouville & Nelson

Ingouville & Nelson

We partner with I & N to deliver mutual gains training and coaching in Latin American markets, including Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

Kinnaird Negotiation

Kinnaird Negotiation

We team with Kinnaird to help clients deal with difficult procurement tactics and to manage challenging client service negotiations with greater skill and confidence.

Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory

Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory

We think with the VAN Lab about how to integrate social baseline theory and other cutting-edge insights about emotion, communication, health and relationships into our products and solutions.