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Testimonials

LA TIMES
“The three-year deal represents the first time in almost 10 years that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Los Angeles labor negotiations have ended without a strike.”

“When failure is not an option, I call Agreement Dynamics. No question about it.”

-Phil Kushlan, Executive Director,
Capital City Development

"The guest speakers have been great, especially Rhonda Hilyer."

"I like the speakers who present their real-world experiences with us--e.g., Rhonda Hilyer."

"I really liked the handouts from Rhonda."

- Quotes from Graduate Students at the Evans School of Public Affairs (University of Washington)

- From “3 Unions and MTA Reach Rare Accord”, LA Times, 6/28/06
- (Rhonda Hilyer trained labor and management negotiators in interest-based negotiation
   techniques and facilitated their labor negotiations.)

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SEATTLE TIMES
“…Working together instead of against each other? It's an idea that most companies and unions find difficult to embrace. Former Seattle labor leader Rhonda Hilyer promotes the concept in the name of higher productivity, worker empowerment and better morale.”

- From "Friendly Foes," Seattle Times, August 16, 1993

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SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER
"… Seattle and suburban negotiators yesterday tentatively agreed to create a new agency to meet the water needs of growing suburbs….The historic accord means Seattle won't have to find and finance costly new sources of water to honor its contracts with 28 suburban cities and water districts." (Training and facilitation provided by Rhonda Hilyer)

- From "Seattle, suburbs strike water deal," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 14, 1995

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TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE
"…She believes that labor and management can find common ground. She thinks both sides can treat each other with respect. She believes they can develop trust. Her message centers around the concept of collaboration."

—From "Rhonda Hilyer finds a bargaining style that puts business, labor on same side," Tacoma News Tribune, January 27, 1992

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"A 1-year old partnership between labor and management has sent Port of Seattle waterfront productivity to its highest level since early 1997, according to the Port Executive Director.… Everyone on the waterfront is working together like never before." (Consulting, training and facilitation provided by Rhonda Hilyer)

—From "Port labor productivity on the rise," Daily Journal of Commerce, Nov. 9, 1998

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"After years as a labor negotiator, Rhonda Hilyer was struck with the revelation that disagreements often occur not because of issues but because of inherent clashes between distinct personality styles. She used that revelation as a basis for forming Agreement Dynamics...."

—From "Minimizing clashes in communication," Puget Sound Business Journal, September 4-10, 1998

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"Sharing the Table - Q&A With Rhonda Hilyer" - p. 17

"... If you truly want change that's lasting, you've got to engage the people who are going to make it happen in a way that is respectful to them and that also respects their needs and concerns."

City Vision - The Association of Washington Cities Magazine

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