Anastasia Pryanikova, MA, JD believes that “conflicts are a natural part of our lives. Many people think of conflicts as something negative, but it doesn’t have to be the case. We are all unique, with different life experiences, perspectives, needs, and aspirations. Even when we make decisions on our own, we often deal with competing voices in our heads. It is only natural that we won’t always see eye-to-eye with others. Productive disagreements are necessary and desirable, they contain the seeds of creativity, change, and transformation. However, poorly managed conflicts may have bad consequences, including damaged relationships, uncertainty, forced changes, isolation, loss of face, tarnished reputation, and sometimes even destruction and the loss of life….”
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Anastasia Pryanikova, M.A., J.D. is a lawyer, linguist, certified coach, and the founder of E-Studio, LLC, a coaching and training company that translates neuroscience insights into solutions in the areas of performance, collaboration, social networking, and conflict management.
From a linguist and an ESL instructor, to a corporate lawyer working internationally, to a U.S. Small Business Administration legal adviser, Anastasia has been in the business of “changing people’s minds” to facilitate high-stake conversations and decisions across borders, cultures, and industries. As a self-proclaimed tech-geek, Anastasia also explores how technology and social media can boost influence, visibility and strengthen human connections. You can read her blog and learn more about her work at http://brainalchemist.com.
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