Negotiating at work is a collaboration between a Mother/Daughter team. 


Deborah Kolb, PhD is a renowned expert in the field of negotiation and gender studies in business. Her daughter, Elizabeth Kolb Robillard is an MBA with experience in Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Together they bring you the latest research on negotiation tactics that work and practical tips to get what you want at work and create a win-win for you and your organization. 


Our Team

We are a mother daughter team who have years of experience in negotiation & business.


Elizabeth Kolb Robillard, MBA

Elizabeth has spent her career in technology startups in Boston and Portland, Oregon. She is currently VP of Business Development  at Lytics. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on negotiation, technology, entrepreneurship, and women in business. She is a mentor to entrepreneurs and tech startups through several technology accelerators and incubators.

Recent speaking & consulting projects include:

Women at work video training series

Negotiate Your Leadership Success

Negotiation Techniques - Portland Women Leaders in Tech Luncheon Series

Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins Into Big Gains, Massachusetts conference on women, Boston, Dec 8, 2016

Negotiation Tips for Women in Technology, Act-W, Portland, April 22, 2016

Guest Lecturer at Portland State University, ongoing

Consultant for the Techtown Portland Diversity Project




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Deborah Kolb, phd 

Deborah is a foremost authority in the fields of negotiation, leadership, and gender. She is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women in Leadership (Emerita) and co-founder of the Ford Foundation funded Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons College School of Management. Deborah was Former Executive Director and is currently Co-Director of the Negotiations in the Workplace Project at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.  And Deborah is strategic advisor and mentor to many of today’s most successful executive women. She also served as Faculty Research Fellow at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research in 2008-2009, and is Adjunct Faculty at INSEAD. Deborah holds a BA from Vassar College, MBA from the University of Colorado, and PhD from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Engagement include: Deloitte, Google, Thomson Reuters, Time Warner, Fidelity, Harvard University, The Ford Foundation, Citibank, Campbell Soup, Society for Human Resource Management, Unilever, Proctor and Gamble, Columbia University and many more.

Learn to Negotiate with our
new LinkedIn Learning Video Series.

Learn to Negotiate with our new LinkedIn Learning Course!

Learn to Negotiate with our new LinkedIn Learning Course!


Upcoming Speaking Events & Articles

Conferences and Talks

June 12, 2017 - Portland - TAO - Executive Assistant, Office & Facility Manager

June 16, 2017 - Boston -  Gearing Up Conference, Bentley College 

June 17, 2017 - Portland -  Act-W, Portland


Check back for more speaking opportunities or Contact Us to speak at your event or company.