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Specializing in 
Negotiation Training & Advisory Services.

Our Services

We believe your company shouldn't have to lose time and money putting your team on a plane to get high-quality negotiation training. Instead, our expert instructor will come to your firm at a time that is convenient for you whenever you book any of our in-person* workshops.


*Online options are also available.

We help clients navigate specific negotiations and leadership challenges. CNCM can help you build a negotiation and decision-making strategy and partner with you as you adjust to new information throughout the implementation process.


Our Mission


We are a conflict management and strategic negotiation firm. Our mission is to help clients navigate difficult situations and reach better, more durable deals.


Our Team


Cody Smith

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Cody is a co-founder of CNCM and manages its day-to-day operations. He has advised and lectured on negotiation internationally, and his writings have been used to teach negotiation, strategy, and leadership principles to graduate students and executives at leading business, law, and policy schools. Cody has also served during crises as a negotiation strategist with the eXperimental Negotiation Initiative, supporting efforts to resolve some of the world's most urgent, intractable conflicts.

Outside CNCM, Cody is a Lecturer in Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution MS program, and he previously held full-time research appointments at Harvard Business School. Cody received graduate degrees from the University of Heidelberg and Columbia University.

Malhotra, Deepak, and Cody Smith. "Negotiating Peace in Colombia." Harvard Business School Case 923-006, August 2022.

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Ana Carolina Smith

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Ana is a co-founder of CNCM and currently serves as a strategic advisor. She oversaw CNCM's business development while completing her studies in computer science at Harvard. She is currently a product manager in the financial services sector. 

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