Collaboration Zone

I’ve got good news!

You don’t need to achieve enlightenment to make a bigger difference.  You don’t even need a promotion. You need the skills to cut across silos and levels on the org chart, share power and bring people together.  You’ve also got to do this while speaking truth and being kind.

I realize that may seem like a lot.  But you’re already doing most of this.  You would benefit from a simple, repeatable method and the ability to not confuse taking a risk with your imminent demise.  I can help.

Hello and welcome.  I’m Liz Williams, owner of Collaboration Zone.  I coach leaders and cohort groups at all levels of the org. chart, and I teach workshops and facilitate meetings.  My clients are:

  • Known for changing mundane conversations and meetings into collaborations that change outcomes.
  • Seen as valuable players who tell the truth without ruffling feathers.
  • Experiencing the satisfaction and joy that come from making a real difference, well beyond their job description.

You don’t have to have “leader” in your title to benefit from what I offer There are many ways to lead from the side:

  • You may be in a staff position with a title like “Consultant,” or “Associate.”
  • You may oversee several groups who don’t see eye-to-eye but need to collaborate.
  • You may sense that meetings you lead or attend could be more lively and engaged, but fear losing control (leaders) or blame (everyone else) if you invite more participation.
  • You may be a leader constantly pulled one way by your direct reports and another by your boss, Board of Directors or shareholders, or vice-versa.

The skills of humbly using authentic power to make a difference for people are useful in many situations.  And you don’t have to give up your integrity or sell your soul.  You don’t have to play games or politics.  You don’t have to wait until your organization is “optimal”  or you are “perfect” or “ready.”  You’re ready now.  And best of all, you can be yourself.  You’ll “need some training up,” of course:  Being yourself at work takes skill.  If you’re curious about why that is, you might enjoy spending 2 minutes reading this.

Meanwhile, jump in and send me what questions, comments or requests you have.

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Not ready to sign up?  That’s OK.  Take a look around my blog.  That’s where I post past issues of Collaboration Genius as well as other posts the “how to” of collaboration.  I’ve also got several short case studies that highlight work I’ve done for past clients.  Or you can get in touch for a free 30-minute consultation.