Speaker / Journalist
Wendeen Eolis is a speaker who optimizes negotiating strategies for deal making at any table--always mindful of the power of common sense and the foundation for success-- her 3D philosophy of discipline, desire and determination and she often pauses long enough to smell the flowers!
Wendeen's experience in business, the legal profession, politics, government, and card rooms is intertwined in her humorous analysis of heart-wrenching and hair-raising vignettes; count on her to take responsibility for her own trials and for offering laudatory explanations of others' triumphs.
Wendeen's purview for negotiations is informed by her role as CEO of an international executive search firm for lawyers, her training as a certified professional coach, many thousands of deals based on collaboration of parties, and her diverse experience in government and public affairs. As the first woman to cash in the main event of the World Series of Poker, and the first woman to do so twice, she has yet more reasons to understand negotiating prowess and know from whence she speaks!
Wendeen translates her trademark as an innovator and change agent in the legal profession, the C-Suite, courtrooms, boardrooms, local politics, international government affairs, and card rooms into speaking engagements and writing gigs that teach and entertain audiences with plenty of Aha moments.
Wendeen seamlessly links principles of poker to the art and science of all negotiations, while cautioning her audiences on the dangers of falling in love with “power poker plays” in negotiations beyond the felt!
Wendeen's interactive seminars and motivational speaking engagements demonstrate effective interviewing techniques, the wisdom gained from varied experience and principles of power poker that promote negotiating excellence.
Wendeen's writing assignments include penetrating profiles, deep investigations into business practices, and the successes and slips of negotiators of every conceivable stripe.