When event attendees become clients who become friends who become collaborators

Know what’s cool? When event attendees become clients who become friends who become collaborators. That’s how mine and Van Lai-DuMone’s relationship has gone since we met at the Create & Cultivate x The Riveter pop-up back in February where she saw me give my “Collaboration is the New Competition” talk and asked to grab coffee.

It’s kind of the best when you love your clients so much that the end of your contract is just the beginning of your relationship. Van invited me and Lizzie Alberga, Founder of Collective Gain to collaborate with her on the we/grow event she held last week, and it couldn’t have gone better. I did a mini-talk on collaboration and finally got to watch Van in action, all while playing with Legos and meeting new people. Collaboration, speaking, networking, AND Legos? That’s a great Thursday night in my book 🙌🏼