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The Surprising Power of Constructive Criticism and Partnerships


Many times, to have an even greater impact in our roles, we need to partner with others, especially with our leadership. Having a bigger voice and gaining buy-in from your leadership, especially when there are many competing interests can be tough.

Today, I want to share an exciting sneak peek in my journey—one that shares the transformative power of collaboration and partnerships. It's a story about how I came to join forces with Rali, a remarkable software company that shares my passion for fostering positive change. Through this experience, I have learned the profound importance of collaboration and the potential they hold to unlock limitless possibilities. Join me as I recount the steps that led me to this decision which just may help you as well!

But first, I wanted to share that the Fearless Female Leadership journey was initiated because of some not so easy to swallow constructive criticism. So, the next time you receive constructive criticism (from someone who has your best interest at heart), focus on the lessons learned rather than the initial sting of what you hear :)

A little over a year ago, I was honored to lead a live virtual event for Insight Enterprise’s ‘Women with Insight’ ERG. It was a smash hit with record breaking attendance and engagement. So much so that the organizers at Insight were interested in possibly white labeling my digital content.

After they carefully reviewed it, there was one major problem. It was the quality of the platform and how interactive it was (or was not I should say). ‘We love your Limitless Leader program, but it’s not in alignment with the quality of our current offerings' (aka: The quality was not enterprise level.)

Many hours of thought, research, and redesigning later, the Fearless Female Leadership digital journey is about to be born. This collaboration with the software company, Rali is a leap of faith, terrifying, exciting, and exhilarating all wrapped up in one, and your questions, struggles, and triumphs have shaped the curriculum along the way.

We, the Fearless Female Leader community, are on track to empower over 10,000 female leaders and emerging leaders to be even greater heard, valued, and respected agents of change.

Since you are part of the FFL community, you’ll be receiving sneak peeks along the way including behind the scenes photos from my filming day.

For now, I’d like to share a bit about the transformative power of collaboration, partnerships, and how it can help us overcome self-doubt, and amplify our impact. Whether creating enterprise partnerships or partnerships with individuals, here are a few strategies that have helped me amplify my voice which can also help amplify yours:


1. Leveraging Complementary Strengths
Collaboration allows us to leverage our complementary strengths. Just as Rali and I combined our expertise, think about the strengths you can bring to a partnership and the strengths others can bring to you. By combining these strengths, we create a synergy that fuels innovation, fosters growth, and delivers exceptional results for our clients. Collaboration is about recognizing the unique value that each party brings to the table and leveraging these diverse skills and experiences to create something greater than the sum of its parts. It's about creating a powerful blend of skills and perspectives that can drive us towards our shared goals.

2. Expanding Boundaries and Opening New Doors
Partnerships have the power to push boundaries and open new doors of opportunity. Through collaboration, we can venture into unexplored territories and reach industries and individuals we might not have been able to reach alone. Together, we are expanding our horizons and forging connections that will propel us towards greater success. Collaboration is about pushing the boundaries of what we believe is possible and daring to venture into uncharted territory. It's about embracing the unknown and seizing the opportunities that lie beyond our comfort zones.

3. Fueling Inspiration and Continuous Growth
Collaboration sparks inspiration and fuels continuous growth. Working alongside others ignites our passion and drives us to push the boundaries of what is possible. The collective genius that arises from collaboration ignites creativity, fuels innovation, and fosters an environment of continuous learning and growth. Collaboration isn't just about achieving our current goals—it's about inspiring us to strive for more, to continually push the boundaries of what we believe is possible, and to never stop learning and growing.

 As you reflect on your journey, consider the power of collaboration. Seek out like-minded partners and people to unlock your limitless potential.

If you’d like to learn more about the Fearless Female Leadership journey or if I can help you or your team in any way, I’d love to connect with you!

Cheering you on always,



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