Victoria Plaksin

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Victoria is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Trusted Negotiator, leading a team with over 200 years of combined experience in high stakes negotiations. Our purpose is to take you on a journey to become confident and fully equipped to deliver tangible business value, enhance trust in your stakeholder relationships and position your reputation as a Trusted Negotiator.

Victoria qualified in commerce, psychotherapy, conflict resolution and negotiation, and has built a 20+ year career in entrepreneurship and business acceleration. She played key leadership roles in a number of start-ups and scale-ups, where she leveraged her leadership, strategy, sales and negotiation competencies to enter and thrive in competitive global markets.

Victoria also has over 13 years’ experience in designing and facilitating training, coaching and development programs that go beyond theory, drive behavioral change and tangible business results. She is particularly passionate about exploring the impact of mindset, Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence on negotiation process & outcomes, and trust in relationships.

Her diverse experience, colorful storytelling and sheer passion make her a highly impactful and engaging speaker and facilitator.

Victoria is an active ambassador for women in leadership and negotiations and was recently involved in shaping the first ever Victorian State Government Strategy for Gender Equality. She is an Advisory Board Member at Lorraine Lea, a Fellow at the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and Board Director of Conscious Capitalism of Australia & New Zealand (CCANZ).