Episode 69 | Kwame Christian: Negotiation Expert, Consultant, Mediator, Lawyer, Public Speaker

Summary:

Kwame Christian is the host of one of the top negotiation podcasts in the country, Negotiate Anything. He’s also the founder and owner of his own law firm, The Law Office of Kwame Christian, a mediator, a public speaker, and all-around just one of the best people you’ll ever meet. In this episode we have a lot of fun learning about Kwame’s childhood, his parents path to the United States, his method for time management and achieving an ultra-level of success in life (such as earning his Masters in Public Policy while going through Law Schoo), what he’s learned through negotiation and consulting, and what the future looks like for him and his family!

Mile Markers:

(00:00:00) Kwame Christian Esq., M.A.
(00:00:30) Subscribe to Conquering Columbus!
(00:00:55) AWH
(00:01:22) The SunDown Group
(00:01:43) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:02:20) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:15) Intro to Kwame Christian
(00:04:15) A typical day in Kwame’s life, with 2 businesses, a wife, and a baby
(00:05:00) Kwame’s childhood and background story
(00:06:35) Law school with a masters in public policy, “juggled with difficulty”
(00:08:20) What was your “why” behind pushing yourself so hard in college?
(00:10:50) Starting my own law firm, while working a full time job
(00:13:55) Teaching myself the “business of law”
(00:16:00) Malpractice by accident
(00:20:00) Negotiation Consulting and creating a Negotiation Podcast, Negotiation Anything
(00:24:00) My first multi-million dollar negotiation
(00:26:00) Juggling the two businesses plus the podcast, where do you focus your time?
(00:26:30) TEDx Dayton, Kwame’s first TED Talk
(00:30:30) Back to managing all of the priorities that Kwame has going on
(00:32:00) Transitioning from management by the second to management by the major tasks that I need to get done in the day
(00:36:00) Entrepreneurship via prioritization… and chess!
(00:39:15) The future for Kwame Christian
(00:41:15) Chris Voss, Former FBI Hostage Negotiator
(00:45:15) Live Uncomfortably by Kwame Christian
(00:47:30) Closing remarks
(00:48:00) If you enjoyed the episode, subscribe, share, and review Conquering Columbus!
(00:48:24) AWH
(00:48:49) The SunDown Group
(00:49:10) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:49:41) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Kwame Christian Esq., M.A.
Kwame Christian Law
American Negotiation Institute
TEDx Dayton
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
The SunDown Group
AWH
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