Day 131 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project has proven the power of collaboration. Today, I met with Kay Fittes, the CEO and founder of High Heeled Success, to review content and strategize for our upcoming event, “Kick Up Your Assertiveness Quotient for Maximum Success” on Saturday, September 23rd. While we’ve collaborated to write some of the full-day workshops we’ve done together over the last five years, Kay developed all of the content for this one. Having taken on that beast and slain it, she was understandably battle weary and hadn’t completely fleshed out how we’d present it. When she solicited my input on how we could freshen up some of our tried and true training tricks, I was happy to jump into the fray and flex my creative muscle to add value. Over the next six hour meeting, we put our heads together and created magic.
Not only did we come up with ingenious ideas for the High Heeled Success event, we also strategized on some decisions I needed to make regarding Pink Collar Savvy & Chic now that it’s launched and I’m going full-throttle with it. Our conversation started with me getting her feedback on the swan as my logo. Kay wasn’t necessarily sold on the idea at first, but then I read her the blog post I wrote when I had my epiphany about it. She suggested I focus on the words associated with the swan. Beauty and transformation were the two that stuck out the most. This led us into tweaking my tag line to match the swan image. And then, as I shared with Kay how the women I coach have always been swans and I simply coach them to realize that, she had an epiphany! Wait for it:
The Swan Experience: Bringing Out Your Beauty Through Transformation!
Next she said: “You can have Swan Events!”
Kay is not an emotional person, but she got a little choked up by how perfectly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic this new direction is. We collaborated a little further on tweaks that need to be made to the business card, and then had to stop so a) her husband, who calls me Kay’s “cohort”, could snap the picture of us, and b) I could head to my writing group an hour away.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Puropse Chick who spent six hours at one collaboration meeting today, you might wonder why I’d then want to drive for an hour in the rain only to sit through another two hour meeting tonight. But what if I tell you that each of us share a piece of writing that we’ve made good through our individual efforts. And that it inevitably gets even better through critique – the getting and giving feedback. Knowing that the writing group meeting is collaborative as well, you may not have to wonder at all because you understand how collaboration meetings can make magic.
What collaborations have been “magical” for you in your personal or professional life?
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
If you’d like more information or to register for our event, please visit the event page at http://www.highheeledsuccess.com. Thank you!