A woman of many hats, Wendeen Eolis is a uniquely seasoned negotiator. Her strategies in argumentation, debate, and persuasion were first developed in the family room. Her prowess as a public speaker gained formal recognition when Eolis was made the recipient of the Chester H. Lane Award in college (NYU). Since then she has mastered the art of advanced people reading to maximize the prospects of winning deals at any power poker table.
Evolution of a Negotiator
Arguing and debating in a family of lawyers
Taking risks of early emancipation; self supporting at 15
Doubling up with philosophy and psychology majors
Operating a business at 24
Elevating credentials; certification as a personnel consultant
Interviewing as a way of life
People reading at the poker table
Hitting the political campaign trails
Navigating City Hall and Albany
Committing to improve life for others
Teaching, Lecturing, and Writing
Over the past forty plus years experience has been the best teacher, but forcing oneself to transmit acquired skills expands the skills themselves. Teaching negotiating strategies and related people reading secrets at EOLIS Institute and interacting as a motivational speaker at law firms, law schools, charity functions and other events, elevates her art of negotiation.
A poker tournament competitor since 1986, Wendeen is an internationally recognized lecturer and poker personality. She been honored by the World Series of Poker with a commemorative chip in her name and likeness for her WSOP achievement in the main event and is referenced by WSOP brass as "The Grand Dame of Poker."
She has cashed at the WSOP a total of seven times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and, 2009) during treasured respites from her combined commitments to the legal profession, public service and humanitarian affairs.
On the World Poker Tour she was selected as the lone business executive with a coveted seat for its Ladies Night 2 televised special--and again as the only female business executive to earn membership in the Inaugural Season of the Professional Poker Tour.
She was the first woman to finish in the money in the main event at the World Series of Poker (1986).