About Me.

Hello,
I'm Saad.

I am a Trainer, Workshop Facilitator and Adjunct Professor with expertise in the fields of Negotiation, Cooperation and People Management. In addition to leading classes and workshops, I have 12 years of experience working in Business Development roles in startups.

My Background

Practical
Application of
Science.

01.

Science &
Theory.

My graduate work was in Psychology, Social Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. I earned a Masters Degree from Columbia University and currently I Lecture Negotiation and Conflict Resolution courses at Columbia, John Jay & Pace University.

02.

Work
Application.

I’ve worked for 12 years as a Founder/Co-Founder across the service industry, in e-commerce and software. I enjoy taking ideas and building successful products and business models around them. Most recently, I’ve been spending my time on SellToLeads, a CRM for small businesses. 

03.

Practical
Summaries.

I synthesize science and theory for classes I teach. Work outside of academia allows me to apply that research in my professional life. From there, I summarize the time-tested methods in my writing or offer them as workshops with The MindGym or through the services below.

Training & Coaching

Services

01.

Workshops & Training

Bite-sized, full day or custom hands-on workshops. Filled with evidence based tips & experiential activities, & optimized for adult learning styles. See below for workshop topics.

Areas of Focus

More on
Topics.

Negotiation, Cooperation, People Management, & Conflict Resolution overlap & encompass a set of subtopics. 

Negotiation.

Includes offers & counteroffers, deal structuring, concession management, influence & persuasion, framing & communication, & more.

Cooperation.

Includes trust building, emotional intelligence, respect, group dynamics, communication styles, conflict resolution styles, culture & more. 

People Management.

Includes feedback, trust building, self-awareness, group dynamics, conflict resolution strategies & more.

Conflict Resolution.

Includes separating the person from the problem frameworks, assertiveness, active listening, & question asking, empathy, perspective taking & more. 

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