Effective Collaborations

EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIONS

Collaboration needs you to bring your skills into relationship with others – neither hiding your talents and creativity, nor denying others the chance to shine in ways that are unexpected to you.


You need the confidence to be who you are, and the openness to let others surprise you. This is especially true if you are working with people who approach collaboration from different disciplines, different cultures, different ways of thinking and seeing the world.


Effective collaboration needs you to have developed your personal skills of confidence, self-awareness and creative daring and your interpersonal skills of openness, communication and empowerment.

I work with individuals who are starting new collaborations – or who want to make existing collaborations more effective. Through a process of individual mentorship or small group workshop, – based in the 8 Principles of Presence – I help you develop both personal and interpersonal skills, so you can make full and fearless contributions to shared and collaborative working environments. Managing collaborations means creating an appropriate environment and effective delivery methods. A good starting point is to understand how to empower each individual for whom you have responsibility.

Lack of agency in a workplace causes stress, inefficiency, high staff turnover, apathy, defensive or selfish behaviours. All of these within a team you manage potentially compromise outcomes.

If you learn to nurture each individual, you avoid wasting their creative potential. You create a less stressful, more effective and healthier workplace.


Teams with healthy internal structures – understandings about responsibilities, the nature of feedback, the management of stress – are teams that have a chance of staying together for the long term: collaborations deepen and teams learn to work at increasing levels of excellence. Research shows that an individual’s sense of agency and of being respected rank higher than their level of pay in determining whether they are happy in their work.


Working with individuals or small groups, I offer guidance on how effective collaborative practices can be adapted to the particular requirements of different workplaces. My aim is to help you organise your working environment in a way that enables you to achieve your objectives easefully, and allows those who work with you to do so with minimal stress and maximum engagement. An effective manager is an enabler, not an enforcer. Collaboration needs you to bring your skills into relationship with others – neither hiding your talents and creativity, nor denying others the chance to shine in ways that are unexpected to you.

You need the confidence to be who you are, and the openness to let others surprise you.

This is especially true if you are working with people who approach collaboration from different disciplines, different cultures, different ways of thinking and seeing the world.


Effective collaboration needs you to have developed your personal skills of confidence, self-awareness and creative daring AND your interpersonal skills of openness, communication and empowerment.


I work with individuals who are starting new collaborations – or who want to make existing collaborations more effective. Through a process of individual mentorship or small group workshop, – based in the 8 Principles of Presence – I help you develop both personal and interpersonal skills, so you can make full and fearless contributions to shared and collaborative working environments. Managing collaborations means creating an appropriate environment and effective delivery methods.

Management means creating an environment for collaboration and the effective delivery of outcomes.

A good starting point is to understand how to empower each individual for whom you have responsibility. Lack of agency in a workplace causes stress, inefficiency, high staff turnover, apathy, defensive or selfish behaviours. All of these within a team you manage potentially compromise outcomes. If you learn to nurture each individual, you avoid wasting their creative potential. You create a less stressful, more effective and healthier workplace.


Teams with healthy internal structures – understandings about responsibilities, the nature of feedback, the management of stress – are teams that have a chance of staying together for the long term: collaborations deepen and teams learn to work at increasing levels of excellence. Research shows that an individual’s sense of agency and of being respected rank higher than their level of pay in determining whether they are happy in their work.


Working with individuals or small groups, I offer guidance on how effective collaborative practices can be adapted to the particular requirements of different workplaces. My aim is to help you organise your working environment in a way that enables you to achieve your objectives easefully, and allows those who work with you to do so with minimal stress and maximum engagement.

An effective manager is an enabler, not an enforcer.