Negotiation | 18 mins

Ask a Negotiator Episode 14 – ‘Conscious Competence’ and ‘Something Else’

Philip Williams, CEDR Trainer, Mediator & Coach


Philip Williams, Hostage and Crisis Negotiator & CEDR Trainer

Ben Thomson, CEDR Content Strategist


Ben Thomson, Content Strategist, CEDR

In this podcast, we revisit the purpose of the #askanegotiator series – to encourage you, the listener, to improve your competence as a negotiator.

To this end, we explore how we improve competence in anything but particularly negotiation.

It wouldn’t be an #askanegotiator episode without Philip Williams sharing a practical tip for the listeners to try in their everyday life. In this episode, the tip is ‘Something Else’. Listen to find out what it entails.

Philip Williams is a former Hostage & Crisis Negotiator with the Metropolitan Police and UK Government and CEDR’s lead negotiation trainer.

If you would like to submit a negotiation challenge or question for Philip to tackle, email the podcast host Ben at

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