Mori Taheripour, The Wharton School

“We are not transactional beings, we are connection seekers and drawn to relationships.”

Mori Taheripour

Mori Taheripour, a globally recognized negotiation expert, an award-winning faculty member at the
Wharton School, a highly sought-after speaker, and the author of Bring Yourself: How to Harness
the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly
, shared the story behind her title with us on July 19, 2023.

With over 20 years of experience in negotiations, DE&I and sports business, Mori’s impressive roster
of clients includes Fortune 100 companies, major sports leagues, leading charitable institutions, and government agencies.

Top business publications and media outlets have featured Mori’s work, including ESPN, Forbes,
INC., Marketplace, Money, NPR, and the Next Chapter by American Express. She regularly
contributes to sports discussions on Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM. 

Mori is a member of the Board of Directors for USA Track and Field (USATF) and the Advisory
Board of the Sports Leadership & Administration Undergraduate Degree Program at UMass, Boston, Mori earned her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Mori was born in Iran and came to live in the U.S. at the age of 7.  She has fond memories of her time in Iran and struggled a bit with her identity while becoming acclimated to a new culture here in the U.S..  What she would ultimately discover after significant self-reflection is that being authentically who we are is when all of our negotiations in life have the best outcome.

Listen to our interview with Mori below, on your favorite podcasting app, or watch on and Youtube!

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