Episode 20: How Collaboration Can Help Your Career Growth

In this episode, I am speaking with Charmaine Hammond who has been in the business of transforming lives, building sustainable collaborations, and helping businesses succeed for more than 25 years. CSP™ Certified Speaking Professional, bestselling author with a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management, she has developed collaborations and sponsorship relationships with more than 40 sponsors and 60 business partners and has helped her clients do the same. As a former counselor, Charmaine worked with many families and communities to create collaborations built to last.

Charmaine has sat on all sides of the collaboration and sponsorship table. She has started and been the Executive Director and Board President of non-profit organizations where her role included building powerful collaborations, leading innovative fundraising, submitting grant applications, and securing sponsors.

She has also worked as a funder and sponsor, making those tough decisions of who is awarded funding/sponsorship dollars. As a business owner herself for the past 22 years, she has been a sponsor of various projects, events, and causes. Now she teaches people to do this for their businesses, projects, and BIG DREAMS.

Prior to opening her first business, more than 20 years ago, Charmaine worked for all 3 levels of government (including the Correctional System where she was a Correctional Officer… bound to be some interesting stories there) and led a nonprofit organization.

As a speaker, facilitator, and consultant for more than 20 years, Charmaine’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, all levels of government (including 65 municipalities), industry, educational institutions, corporations, and businesses in a variety of sectors and nonprofit organizations. These experiences have provided Charmaine with a unique “inside” insight into the corporate, government, NGO, and public sector world.

 In this episode you will learn:

  • How collaboration can help you with your personal and business growth
  • Ways that collaborations can go sideways and how to get back on track
  • How to shift out of chaos
  • The key elements to a good collaboration
  • Tips, tools, and practices to improve your ability to collaborate more effectively

Learn more about Charmaine Hammond