Kate Vitasek

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An international authority on strategic business relationships, Kate Vitasek is lauded as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce by World Trade Magazine. Her award-winning research with the University of Tennessee helps people outsmart conventional negotiations paradigms and has proven successful with organizations around the world regardless of industry – including Dell, Intel, DHL, the Canadian government, ISS and the Swedish Telco Telia. Even small businesses such as Oregon-based Reliance Contract Manufacturing have successfully applied Kate’s “What’s in it for We” mindset and rules to improve their business relationships and grow their business.

Kate’s practical advice for driving transformation and innovation through highly collaborative strategic partnerships and supplier relationships launched a book series that includes:

  • Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships
  • Contracting in the New Economy
  • Getting to We: Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships
  • Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing

Kate’s award-winning research led to six books on the art, science, and practice of highly collaborative business relationships. She has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business News, and NPR, and her work has been featured in over 300 articles, including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Chief Executive Magazine. Kate brings her research to life in her evocative speeches and seminars that will inspire and power your team with proven strategies and tools.

Whether you’re looking for an inspirational and motivating conference speaker with a fresh perspective on business, or a customized workshop to point your team in the right direction, your group will walk away motivated and armed with actionable steps to improve their own business relationships.

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