The Art and Science of COLLABORATION

Going it alone is a rocky, lonely and uncertain route. As a professional collaborator, I can change that. You may not have heard of such a service, so let me share why this could be the breakthrough to success for which you truly need. 

Working with a professional collaborator will bring out the best in you. Collaboration brings in resources greater than your own.  Collaboration allows others to bring both their expertise, experiences and resources. A collaborator is not a coach, but a peer and an equal. Someone to help you in real ways, not merely disseminate wisdom from on high. 

Phil Jackson is the most successful professional basketball coach. His collaboration with Tex Winter produced the Triangle Offense, which powered these championships.  Duke Ellington is considered a 20th Century Icon of jazz music. His collaboration with Billy Strayhorn produced the famed Ellington Band sound, and those memorable arrangements. Hum the first few bars of Take The A Train, if you ever doubt me.  

Top four benefits from working in collaboration:
  1. Collaboration ends isolationism. -  While one should never be the town crier of a strong concept and tell everyone around town, the idea of having someone else who is a part of the process gives this a third party accountability. It also adds energy to the process.
  2. Collaboration forces you to hear different opinions. – People with ideas for which they are passionate love to say phrases such as “Everyone needs …”  “You’d think that …”  “My experience is that …” Often, this is little more than conjecture.  Different opinions can help shape your idea profoundly.
  3. Collaboration lets you give and get support and feedback. – In our minds, all ideas sound proud, tall and majestic.  Yet, experience teaches us that not everyone has the same ideas we do. In collaborating, we work together to explain something, analyse something and listen as others express their perspectives.
  4. Collaboration teaches you what you’re ‘willing to fight for …’ – A certain degree of challenging someone is important. If it doesn't happen in the creation stage, it will certainly happen in the marketplace.
Literature from the New Testament to Think to Grow Rich to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People all champion the ability to work in concert.  Entrepreneurs need to be open to the idea of having collaborators to achieve the outcomes which they seek. 
I am available for professional collaboration with specific projects and on-going support in areas of your business or creative expression.