Alex partners with A+E Networks to create an innovative and groundbreaking series of Empowerment & Negotiation Workshops.
Alexandra Carter is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. In 2019, Professor Carter was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia’s highest teaching honor. Her first book, Ask for More: Ten Questions to Negotiate Anything, was published by Simon & Schuster on May 5, 2020 and became an instant Wall Street Journal Business bestseller.
Professor Carter’s teaching and research interests lie in the field of alternative dispute resolution, primarily in mediation and negotiation. She is a leading trainer on negotiation and mediation for many from the private and public sectors, including the United Nations, where she has conducted dozens of workshops for more than 80 nations, U.S. courts and federal agencies; private corporations, such as Bloomberg, Comcast NBCUniversal, Amazon, and Microsoft; and law firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Morrison & Foerster, Latham & Watkins, Debevoise and Plimpton, Fried Frank, and many others.
Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Carter was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she defended against a multibillion-dollar securities class action lawsuit related to the Enron collapse, served as the senior antitrust associate on several multibillion-dollar mergers, and handled cases involving copyright law. She also worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. She is a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan.
Professor Carter received her Juris Doctor degree in 2003 from Columbia Law School, where she earned James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone academic honors. She also won the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy and the Lawrence S. Greenbaum Prize for the best oral argument in the 2002 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition. After earning her degree, Professor Carter clerked for the Hon. Mark L. Wolf, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston.
Professor Carter is a frequent media commentator on negotiation and pay equity for women, with appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and MSNBC Live, Hardball with Chris Matthews, the CBS Early Show and NPR Marketplace. She is a contributor for NBC News’ Know Your Value, a news site devoted to helping women grow in their careers and reach their full potential.
Anne Marie Nest-Pinero has worked in higher education as a Professor of Voice & Speech for the past 15 years teaching a wide range of topics centering around voice, performance, and public speaking.
In her private practice, Anne Marie works with professionals in a variety of fields using the tools of high-level performance training to assist them in embodying executive presence and becoming more effective, empathic, and
Anne Marie received her Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in voice studies from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA in Communications from Chapman University. She is also an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a trained mediator through Columbia University.
Samantha Adler is an experienced trainer, consultant, and mediator. Leveraging her experience mediating hundreds of cases, she works with organizations to build out their business operations and maximize their potential by improving efficiency and team cohesion. She also leads trainings on a wide array of topics in mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation services.
She previously worked for eight years managing mediation and arbitration programs for the Community Dispute Resolution Center for Brooklyn and Manhattan. Samantha earned her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Delaware. She then earned her M.S. at New York University studying Global Affairs and concentrating in human rights, international law, and conflict resolution. Samantha wrote her graduate thesis on unusual forms of international and local conflict resolution.
Rebecca Martin guides industry leaders to strengthen their communication skills and influence by aligning their message with body language and vocal techniques.
She offers one-on-one coaching virtually and in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she leads teams at law firms, startups, and corporations through interactive workshops and group coaching programs.
Rebecca has worked as a professional actress, voice over artist, and director. She is a visiting professor of practice at Middlebury College. Rebecca received her master’s degree in acting from The National Theater Conservatory at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and is a graduate of Middlebury College. Rebecca has also studied Psychodrama and Gestalt Therapy at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
Brandi Bernoskie is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim and North Star Sites, companies that help entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience.
Brandi’s academic background in theatre, philosophy, and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where her team has worked with thought leaders like Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Ali Brown, Judy Smith, Kate Northrup, and others since 2013.
Brandi is a natural connector and business matchmaker, who is always working to help others step into their genius work and leverage the expertise of those around them to achieve new levels of success and community along the way.
Get the free PDF guidebook that will help you unlock the first step in all great negotiations: understanding yourself.