Thanks so much for your interest in collaborating with me.
In addition to all of the free content that I love to create via our 7-day mini Art of Money course, blog articles and podcast, I lovelovelove creative collaborations! I’ve been collaborating with dear colleagues for the last 17 years in many creative ways. To make sure I have the bandwidth to do the ones I love the most, I’m ultra-choosy about who I collaborate with, when, and in what ways.
What I Love:
- Being interviewed about my Art of Money methodology, creative entrepreneurship, being a mamapreneur, couples and money, my Art of Money book and much more. I prefer to be interviewed via audio on podcasts or Guest Teaching. (occasionally I’ll say yes to video) — I love questions that bring out great insights and intimate storytelling. I am very happy to share my teaching + experiences with your community. And, it’s an honor to support folks this way and it’s one of my favorite things to do. (There are many great examples of this here and here)
- Interviewing others! This is truly one of my superpowers. I love interviewing good humans and creating interview series. I have curated many interview series over the years. For example, my Dialogue series, my Money Memoir series + all of the Guest Teacher interviews for my year-long Art of Money program. Most of the people I interview are colleagues and friends that I have known for many years. So, if you’re up to interesting things in the world that I think my community might love (with a topic that I have yet to interview someone on), please do email me your idea for consideration. Here are two great examples: 1. My interview with Katie Teague on the macro side of money. 2. My interview with Tad Hargrave on what to do in cash flow dips.
- Diversity. I am actively working toward creating a more diverse and inclusive community in my own podcast, the Money Memoir interview series (here’s 2018 and 2017) and the Guest Teacher lineup for my year-long Art of Money program. If you are committed to this as well, I am far more likely to say YES to collaborating with you.
- Sharing on social media. I’m very active on Facebook, and I’m also on Instagram and Twitter. So if we collaborate, and I feel great about our interview, I’ll be thrilled to share a link to the interview (not an opt-in to a whole series, but a direct link to the actual interview) and spread the news through these channels. Also, I will share the link on my media + book media pages on my site where I share my favorites.
With Love, What I Say No To:
Informational interviews or “pick my brain” tea dates. After offering these for many years, I now lovingly say no to hopping on the phone to discuss my work, to give a free intake session, or chat about the field of financial therapy. Between being a mama, teaching my global Art of Money community, seeing private clients, overseeing a team, creating free content, and doing my best to live a balanced life including self-care, dance, hiking, and family … my life is full to the brim. Instead, I’ve loaded up my site with oodles of high-quality, free content to support and serve you.
Telesummits. If you are inviting me to participate in a traditional telesummit, I will kindly say “no.” The telesummit model is simply not a great fit for my marketing philosophy and business model, as articulated beautifully by some dear colleagues here and here. One of the biggest reasons I say “No” to telesummits is the alarming lack of diversity and inclusivity in 98% of them. Please read my commitment to diversity above, as this applies to all interview series I participate in.
- Sending solo /standalone emails to my community about events, products, etc. If you’re on my list and know my community, you know how truly rare it is that I send out a purely promotional email. The only time I do it is when I am speaking at a big live event, for example, Emerging Women in New York City. I prefer to lead with amazing content, first and foremost. This is my priority, and it’s hugely important to me. Promotions come second and they happen on social media — Yes: I love sharing naturally when we collaborate! And I will share via social media. But not via a solo email. Period.
- Mentions in my newsletters. Same as above. I share great content in my newsletters, via articles, and I do not share promotions in my newsletters. What I do offer is this…3 or 4x per year, I create a compilation newsletter with my favorite recent interviews. I choose my favorite interviews after they have happened (I can’t know before) and I will ask for a direct link to the interview to share with my community.
- Promotional requirements: We all need to follow what feels right for us, our community and our business model. So, I’ll tell you…when their are requirements, it just doesn’t feel good to me, and it typically goes against my marketing style. Whenever I am asked to negotiate these requirements or bend my guidelines, someone always gets upset. I personally do not require the folks I interview for my blog series or Guest Teachings spots to promote the series in any precise way. I am so grateful that they are giving their time and wisdom to my community. And, I let them decide what feels great for them. I find that there is a natural sharing that happens when the collaboration is great and the content is superb.
- Hopping on the phone to discuss the details of your event or to prep for the interview. I positively love being interviewed. I’ve done it countless times, and each one has been special. In short: I’m a pro. So if you’d like to interview me (in written, video, or audio format), I no longer offer prep calls before our interview. It takes too much time — and it cuts down on the spontaneous nature of a truly great interview. In lieu of a prep call, I ask that you please review my site first — it’s loaded up with oodles and oodles of great, free content about me and my work. Based on this research, please come up with whatever questions you’d love me to answer — so we can best serve your community. I also don’t hop on the phone to discuss the details of your event. Please send in all of the details of your event: time frame, your mission, promotional requirements (if any), example of event page and my team will decide if it’s a great fit for all.
- Affiliate and Joint-Venture Partnerships. I do not offer an affiliate program for my work and I do not participate in other people’s affiliate programs. If I am sharing a program, it is because I have personally experienced it or (at the very least), have grown my relationship with the colleague for many, many months or years and stand behind them and their work 110%. All of this feels cleaner and more elegant (to me) without affiliate or joint-venture arrangements.
- Great things — at the wrong time. Sometimes, even if the project is a perfect fit, the timing is simply off. After opening my year-long Art of Money community, for example, I often need to take some time away from collaborations to rest, recharge, and focus on my students. Please note: I go through phases throughout the year where I am actively taking breaks from interviewing because I am working on other parts of my business or spending time with my family.
Still sound like we’ve got some collaborating to do? Hooray! Please fill out this form and include all of the details of your event: (time frame, your mission, promotional requirements (if any), example of event page and so on). And someone from my team will respond within 2 -3 business days letting you know if it’s a great fit for us. Thank you so much for your interest~