Linda Swindling, JD, CSP

Your Go-To Negotiation Speaker

Negotiation speaker, author and expert Linda Swindling, JD, CSP, helps leaders negotiate everything from big deals to workplace drama using proven strategies that drive results without driving others away. Linda learned first-hand how to negotiate from her experiences in the courtroom and the boardroom. A former attorney and respected mediator, Linda attended Harvard/MIT’s Program on Negotiation. She also spent years advising and mentoring CEOs and key executives while a Chair at Vistage. Her engaging programs are based on original research and more than 20 years of experience. Linda is a frequent media guest and the author of more than 20 other books.


  • Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want

  • Positively Negotiate Work Drama: Stop Complainers to Get More Done

  • Fast Track Your Leadership: Negotiate From High-Potential to Driving Winning Results

  • Wintegrity: Deals that Work Without Being a Jerk


Linda is fabulous. She’s presented at numerous conferences I’ve had as an association manager. And my members love her.

— Kip Eads, Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association

Linda’s negotiation strategies helped us add $3 million to the bottom line.

— David E. Irons, Perfection Learning Corporation

We received nothing but the highest remarks on your delivery and your message. Your enthusiasm was catching and provided our convention with great momentum.

— Charles Elliott, Mississippi Credit Union Association

Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed Linda’s awesome, entertaining, humorous, and valuable presentation. Her energy, the information and resources she shared, and her enthusiastic encouragement continue to inspire.

— Lisa Rykert, University of California, Berkeley

Your program was outstanding, energetic and packed with valuable tips…. You received “thumbs up” across the board!

— Alyson C. Brown, Mothers Against Drunk Driving