Fatimah Gilliam Founder, and CEO The Azara Group

About the Author

Fatimah Gilliam, Esq. is the Founder and CEO of The Azara Group, which is a leadership development, negotiation, and strategy consulting business. Fatimah started her career on Wall Street as a corporate attorney, worked for one of the top global financial services companies and the United Nations, and is a successful entrepreneur. As an expert negotiator and career strategist, she has been interviewed and written articles on negotiating, leadership development, the sports industry, diversity, the technology industry, being an influencer, career strategy, and the "art of persuasion." Fatimah is a graduate of Harvard University, Columbia Law School, and Wellesley College.

The Azara Group (TAG) is a consulting firm providing leadership development, negotiation, and strategy consulting services to companies, institutions, athletes, and private clients. TAG works with its clients to strengthen their effectiveness as leaders and advance their industry success. It also offers services promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. TAG helps people and organizations get what they want, achieve their goals, and advance their business and professional objectives. Its trusted advisors focus on getting results, and have a proven track record in expanding financial and career outcomes for its clients. TAG's mission is to make organizations and people more competitive by helping them solve problems and strategically use the art of influencing to drive results.

Articles

Check Your Phone at the Door! Are you Disrespecting Your Coworkers?

  • November, 2017

Negotiation Tip #3: The Art of No Deal and Learning to Compromise

  • November, 2017

Negotiation Tip #2: When Should You 'Go Nuclear' and Detonate the Nuclear Option?

  • October, 2017

Beware of the Fine Print - Forced Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

  • October, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight: Ida Liu

  • September, 2017

Building a Winning Team Culture: Lessons in Sports & Corporate America

  • September, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight - Tracy McKibben

  • September, 2017

Homogeniuses: HBO's Silicon Valley Mirrors Tech Industry's Diversity Realities

  • August, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight: Gwenna Gainer Lucas

  • August, 2017

Becoming a Master Negotiator & Influencer

  • July, 2017

Avoiding an Uber-Bad Mistake - Diversity's Cautionary Tale for the Tech Industry

  • July, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight: Elizabeth Preis

  • July, 2017

Five Tips for Starting a New Job-Be Proactive & Strategic!

  • June, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight: David Greenspan

  • June, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight--Nelson Boyce

  • May, 2017

Negotiation Tip #1: Let the Dogs Fight Over the Bones

  • April, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight-Gina Ford

  • April, 2017

How to Avoid Workplace Doldrums - Three Tips to Find Fulfillment and Purpose at Work

  • March, 2017

5 Tips for Effective Networking - Your Network is Your Net Worth

  • February, 2017

Four Tips for Coping with Workplace Anxiety, Misery, and Stress

  • February, 2017

Pro Athlete Career Lessons - #3 Financial Planning

  • January, 2017

Pro Athlete Career Lessons - #2 Career Planning

  • January, 2017

Thought Leader Spotlight: Tameeka Smith

  • January, 2017

Start Recruiting Smart - 3 Important Interview Questions

  • December, 2016

Pro Athlete Career Lessons #1 - Leadership Strategy

  • December, 2016

Job Transition Survival Guide - Tackling the First 90 Days

  • November, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Tucker McCrady

  • October, 2016

Is Dress for Success Outdated? Three Reasons why it Isn't

  • October, 2016

Corporate Nomads and Hot Desking -- 6 Tips to Limit Stress

  • September, 2016

Recovering from PR Disasters - Can Athletes Bounce Back

  • September, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Desiree Rogers

  • September, 2016

Is it My Move? Making First Offers in Negotiations

  • September, 2016

Is the Ball in their Court? Will Pioneering Marketing Partnerships Change NBA Negotiations?

  • August, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Michelle Caruso Cabrera

  • August, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Susan Lyne

  • July, 2016

Four Tips for Your Mid-Year Performance Review

  • July, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Fred Mwangaguhunga

  • June, 2016

4 Tips to Outmaneuver Workplace Bullies & Toxic Colleagues

  • June, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Marvin Menzies

  • April, 2016

6 Rules Kindergarten Taught About Negotiating

  • April, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Judy Sweet

  • March, 2016

Bunking Up on Business Trips: 4 Tips for Negotiating Difficult Conversations

  • March, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Raymond J. McGuire

  • February, 2016

Workplace Email Etiquette -- 6 Simple Steps

  • February, 2016

Fired Up on the Streets, but Not in the Boardroom - Is Corporate America Missing the Mark?

  • January, 2016

4 Easy New Year's Job Resolutions to Keep

  • January, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Amina Hassan, PhD

  • January, 2016

Thought Leader Spotlight: Aisha Christian

  • November, 2015

Thought Leader Spotlight: Hal Biagas

  • November, 2015

Super Bowl to Sofa Surfing: Are Pro Athletes Going Broke?

  • November, 2015

Thought Leader Spotlight: Rebecca Granne

  • October, 2015

Thought Leader Spotlight: Johnita Walker Mizelle

  • October, 2015

Homogeniuses: HBO's sitcom Silicon Valley, in many ways, reflects the real demographics of companies

  • September, 2015