Customized To Your Organization's Unique Needs

Jim Thomas

World-Renowned Negotiating Coach


Hi, I'm Jim Thomas. Welcome to Common Ground Seminars!  Negotiation skills are more essential than ever before. In our global economy, it’s essential you sharpen your negotiation skills to give your business the edge it needs to not only profit but survive. This is especially true in today’s changing economy.

Through our fresh, bold approach, you’ll learn potent techniques to help you navigate through the toughest negotiations. And, because we customize our presentations, you'll get immediate, measurable results.

Unlike our competitors:

  • We customize our training with interviews from your key employees,
  • Develop personalized case studies, and
  • Conduct sessions that resonate with your attendees. 

Don't waste your money (and your staff's time) on "run-of-the-mill," standardized negotiation training. Our graduates negotiate more effectively than our competitors, they achieve negotiating proficiency right out of class, and they maintain their skills longer.  

Negotiate to Win Training is guaranteed.

If you don’t recover the cost of your Negotiate to Win Workshop through more effective negotiating within just two weeks, and if each of your attendees doesn’t recover at least 5 times the cost of attendance through more effective negotiating within one year, we'll refund your money. 

Where else are you guaranteed a 500% annual return on your training investment?


Improve your negotiating skills and increase your profits with our Workshops, Keynotes, Coaching and Consulting. 

Jim can help with your upcoming negotiations over the phone, via Skype, or with a visit to your site.  

Even a few hours of negotiating expertise can have an extremely positive impact on your bottom line.  

Jim is an expert in:

  • Banking*
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Domestic & International Business
  • Trade & Diplomacy
  • Real Estate
  • Labor Relations
  • The Environment
  • Arms Control
  • And a host of other subjects

*Jim is a Faculty Member of The Pacific Coast Banking School and Louisiana State University's Graduate School of Banking.    

Jim's clients include:

  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Nation, State & Local Governments
  • Multi-National Corporations & Organizations




      Nominated for a Pulitzer!

Available in Many Languages!





    Also Available on Audio From!
                                          Narrated by Jim





Chinese, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Russian,
Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, German, French


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Sharpen your negotiation skills, and give your business the edge it needs to profit.

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Client Testimonials

"Jim: I ran into a colleague this morning and she was extremely delighted with your session. Speaking of results, I just bought a three year...

Training Director, Industrial Supply Company

"Very professionally presented ...An amazing amount of useful information in a very short time."...

Purchasing Manager, Aerospace Manufacturer

"Jim: You were a pivotal reason for the successful negotiation on the international treaty. The groups could n...

Director, Major Charitable Foundation