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The Power of Collaboration

The Power of Collaboration

Over the last week, I have share some of my deepest, darkest moments as well as some of my greatest “a-ha” moments.

And for me, the answer is in collaboration.

When I collaborate with the right people:

We create a synergy more powerful than possible as individuals

We blast through the mess and get straight to the message


We discover what is working and why, so you can stop the things that don’t serve you

We layout a simple, step-by-step plan that can be handed off to your team for support and implementation

We discover new, out of the box opportunities to spread your message and have a greater impact


We get results

We have fun!


If you are:

  • Not sure about what is working, what is not, and/or why
  • Struggling with having a life and running a successful business
  • Stuck between making enough to feel like you are almost there, but not enough to feel like you made it
  • Frustrated with having a team
  • Wanting to make 2013 the year that you have a life and a successful business

Then you should consider finding someone to help you. Go COLLABORATE with great people!

Where to find these great people?

They are everywhere! They are online. In your favorite social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. They are in your community…maybe even on your same street.

You and I might even be a good fit to collaborate! Who knows!?! But reach out to someone and stop being alone.

If you want to know more about collaborating with me to help you strategize, develop a plan and/or program, then please read my previous blog posts about my story over the last year.

Are you making the mistakes I made?

How I built my business after it crumbled

This will help you understand more about me and what is important to me–a necessity for any collaborative partnership to ensure you are on the same page. If my story resonates with you, there are instructions at the bottom of both posts to set up an appointment so we can talk.

But even if you don’t choose me, which is fine, choose YOU. Choose to serve yourself and do things together and better!

How I built my business after it crumbled

How I built my business after it crumbled

“Today, I embrace my potential to be, do, and have whatever I can dream.”

I was listening to a meditation the other day (Day 5 of the 21 Meditation Challenge by Deepak Chopra) and this was the centering thought for the day.

And it spoke to me. It reminded me of where I was at 13 months ago.

Last week, I shared with you about how I made some serious mistakes in my life and my business that caused everything to crumble out from under me.

“In the last year, not only did I get crystal clear about a business model and method that served me, but I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less.

I have built my business back up to a thriving model that supports my vision of ONLY doing business in collaboration with my clients and partners. “

The reality is, just because you get crystal clear about how you WANT to do business doesn’t mean that it gets easy over night.

So I thought I would share 3 things that I did that allowed me to build me business back up.

  1. I STOPPED SPINNING
  1. GOT CLEAR ABOUT HOW I WANTED TO PARTNER–EVEN THOUGH I HAD BEEN TOLD IT COULD NOT BE
  1. I STOOD FIRM ABOUT THE HOW I WORK – AS PARTNERS

What happened next?

I got a client. We were officially partners…spelled out just the way I dreamed it could be.

This made me realize that it was possible.

I started to trust ME–instead of the naysayers that told me it couldn’t be.

I started to listen more to my inner-wisdom, the one who supports me and believes in me the way I would like others to believe in me.

And people started having conversations with me about working together and how I could support them.

And I started listening to WHY they wanted to hire me…and I learned a lot.

I learned that my 25 years of experience was valuable.

I learned that a collaborative model of doing business together was not only possible but also respected and desired by some.

I learned that when I was working in these new, collaborative partnerships, my most brilliant self was shining and supporting my clients better than ever before.

And I learned that this is the only way I want to do business from now on.

So I scratched 70% of my plan for 2012 and committed to only working in these new relationships with my clients.

And now, as I plan for an amazing 2013, I am more excited than I have ever been about the business I am building. Maybe it’s because I KNOW it can happen (instead of just hoping it can happen).

So I ask you:

What is your dream? Do you have a mission? A message that you need to get into this world in a bigger way?

And do you want help getting it done?

Do you want to collaborate?

With me?

Let’s chat! Here is a link to my calendar:

https://www.timetrade.com/book/1V83R

If so, please take me up on this offer to help you, as a partner in your business, so you are not alone.

Are you making the mistakes I made?

Are you making the mistakes I made?

This post is about what I learned in the last 16 months, and how I think you can avoid some major pitfalls that trapped me and my business.


You may have noticed that in June of last year, I stopped almost everything I was doing. Things were just not working well for me. I was exhausted. The things I used to do in my business that I loved were becoming cumbersome

and overwhelming.

So I changed up everything.

But that didn’t happen as smoothly as it might sound.

What really happened was a completely, unintentional overhaul. After working in my business for 12 years and working with business coaches and consultants for the last 7 years, I think I spent the last 4 years taking sideways

turns until the business that I had created and the life that I was living were no longer serving me at all.

I didn’t mean to stop doing everything that I loved and that made my business run. I didn’t mean to stop a program AFTER I had people enrolled because I just couldn’t face it. And I didn’t mean to take the month of

September 2011 completely off, doing no work…making no money.

But I did. And that’s what needed to happen because I was so entrenched in the minutia of running my business….and in the consuming overwhelm of my life in general, that I just couldn’t see the forest through the trees.

And that meant that I couldn’t see what was serving me and what was consuming me.

Can you relate to my story?


Hopefully, you haven’t had to take a month off to recover, get grounded, and wake up to the fact that your business took a side-ways turn….and took you along with it.

And hopefully, you are clear about having a business model that serves YOU and you have created that for yourself.

And hopefully, you know how to tell what is working in your business, what is not working in your business, and how to makes tweeks & changes so that you can quickly get back on course and not be derailed like I was.

But if you are noticing a similarity to yourself and my story, please let me help.


In the last year, not only did I get crystal clear about a business model and method that served me, but I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less.


Since last September 2011, I have built my business back up to a thriving model that supports my vision of ONLY doing business in collaboration with my clients and partners.

I only work with people who understand and respect me, my expertise and my values.

And I only participate in environments where I am surrounded by people who  expect the best in me and support me in being the best that I am (and not who they want me to be).

I have spent the last 13 months doing what I love and what I am brilliant at.

I am a catalyst for change-makers to have a greater impact with their missions and their messages.

I do this through collaborating with you about the strategy in your business, making sure all the pieces fit together effectively and profitably, creating a plan that builds on your expertise and your strengths and goals to create a more

leveraged business allowing you more profits and more life, and one of the greatest things I do is help you figure out what’s working, what’s not and how to make changes.

Yes, we will look at the numbers to see where you are at, where you came from, and assess meaning to these to help you get to where you want to go.

I want to help you in your business and your life, and avoid the pitfalls that I suffered through.

If you are interested in learning more, let’s chat! Here is a link to my calendar:

https://www.timetrade.com/book/1V83R

Either way, please know that I am committed to your success. Please share your own experience, if compelled, and what you KNOW you are here to do!