Thanks so much for your interest in collaborating with me.
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 conscious money work, creative entrepreneurship, mamapreneurship, my Art of Money book and much more. In video, audio, podcast, Guest Teaching, blog, or article format — I love questions that bring out great insights and share this work with the world. I am very happy to share my teaching to your community and to support them in this way. (There are many great examples of this here and here)
- Diversity. I’ve been working toward a more diverse and inclusive community in my own podcast, interview series and guest teacher interviews. I would love to support you in doing the same and I would be more likely to say YES to collaborating with you if I know you are committed to this as well. So, if you are doing this in your podcast and community, I would love to collaborate. Here is an example of how I am doing this with the Guest Teachers for my year-long, Art of Money program and in my yearly Money Memoir Series, here: and here:
- Interviewing others! This is truly one of my superpowers. If you’re up to interesting things in the world that I think my community might love to hear about, please do email me your idea for consideration. Please note: I go through phases throughout the year where I am taking breaks from interviewing others. 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.
- Sharing on social media. I’m very active on Facebook, and I’m starting to explore Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. 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:
- Telesummits. The whole tele-summit model is not a fit for my marketing and business model. If you are inviting me to participate in a traditional tele-summit, I will kindly say no. My dear colleagues explain why I say “No” to this model pretty well over here and over here. Additionally, the lack of diversity in 95% of tele-summits is simply not ok for me. Please read my commitment to diversity above which includes all of the interview series I am a part of.
- 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, I’ve grown my relationship with the colleague for many, many months or years and I absolutely stand behind their program 110%.
- 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.
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~