Episode 18

Collaborate Like a Boss

May 5, 2015

In today’s episode of Being Boss, Emily and Kathleen talk about creative collaboration and partnering up. We’ve both had creative collaborations in the past and are obviously collaborating with Being Boss, so we’re taking you through the steps of what it takes to create a successful, dreamy partnership that works.

Episode Transcript
"That's how collaborations start. They start as friendships or they start as a conversation."
- Kathleen Shannon

Discussed in this Episode

  • Collaborating with each other on Being Boss and how that has sparked collaborations with other creatives
  • Getting into the right mindset for creative collaborations: start with small, brainstorming sessions
  • Thinking of your worst case scenario and best case scenario for starting a collaboration/partnership
  • Being open with your collaboration partner(s) and having constant communication
  • Finding your communication style, co-working space, or scheduled meetings to check in regularly with your partner
  • Building a trusting relationship with your collaborative partner(s) and nurturing that relationship outside of business
  • Setting boundaries, defining roles, and assigning tasks/responsibilities
  • Actionable steps to take if you want to collaborate with someone
  • Getting it on paper and making it legal

Resources Mentioned

Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co

Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon


Braid Creative