Collaborate with Confidence

Trust begins with understanding.

Connection and collaboration is a topic that I am passionate about. I love the synchronicity of bringing together different but complimentary skills, talents and ideas to create something greater than an individual could bring into being, working alone.

The buzz of bouncing ideas of each other and having the opportunity to debrief with someone who totally gets you, the built-in support and accountability… collaboration really lights me up and I know I am not alone here!

Have you ever thought about your collaboration from a legal perspective though? When you are riding the wave of inspired connection, very few people stop to think about where their boundaries are in relation to this new relationship they are forming, to clarify what they expect to get out of it and what their obligations are beyond the basic to-do list, or to consider what kind of existence this relationship has in a legal sense.

It is essential to get clarity around what success looks like for you - and how you will untangle the relationship if you need to go your separate ways - while you are still in the honeymoon period. 

$440 AUD including GST for a 60 minute online call where we can explore the nuts and bolts of your new relationship.



Choosing the appropriate legal structure

Understanding the differences between the various legally recognised relationship types, assessing their pros and cons, and making a conscious choice around how to structure your collaborative relationship in a way that suits your values and vision is a very important first step


Business and strategic goals

 Every collaboration needs an objective – an end goal. Think about what you are working towards. In every collaborative relationship, there will be shared goals and individual goals. The goals for each party may be different from the shared goals for the collaborative relationship, and it is important to get clarity on this before you leap into working together.


Skills, resources and power dynamics

When these elements are out of balance, resentment is more likely to arise - unless you take the time to clearly acknowledge the reasons for the disparity and make solid plans that feel fair to everyone involved about how their contributions will be respected and rewarded. Successful collaborations are based on mutual dependency and mutual accountability.


The nitty gritty details

While the big picture dreaming is fun and exciting, your ultimate success depends on clarity around who will do what, where the money will come from and how rewards will be shared, who owns what and how that ownership will be untangled at the end of the relationship, what each party's rights and obligations are... The biggest cause of breakdown in a collaborative relationship is lack of communication, so get this right, right from the start.

This is a 60 minute "Collaborate with Confidence" consultation which costs AU$440 (invoiced after the consultation - 100% satisfaction guaranteed). Come alone, or bring your collaborative partners.  


To our favourite lawyer Michelle Marie Whitehead. 
We love this brilliant woman for many reasons.


  • Magical backdrop
  • Love of unicorns
  • Imagination and use of language
  • Commitment to working on herself
  • Dedication to her kids
  • Understanding of lots of cool legal stuff
  • Understanding of start up and growing online businesses
  • Understanding of how deep and vulnerable change work can be

You would have to go a very very long way to find a lawyer with this same breadth of knowledge, skills and insanely good value when it comes to working with people in the alternative health arena. If we didn’t have Michelle to work with, we wouldn’t know where else to go. We needed someone with an intricate knowledge of our field and an ability to speak our language. We now feel extremely comfortable that we have created a safe container for our clients moving forward.

If you have been thinking of anything at all to do with your business boundaries or legal requirements, please check out Michelle’s services.

We give her five purple maned unicorns for service, professionalism and understanding exactly what we needed!!!!


Ilka & Jo  //  The Awakened Parent

It was actually quite enjoyable, and no legalese jargon!

I really appreciate that Michelle’s approach to legals creates agreements that are easy to understand for my clients and business contacts, especially at the crucial point of developing a new relationship. After having bad reactions to my old over-litigious contracts before in new business relationships, working with Michelle’s thoughtfully designed and worded contracts actually bring me joy to send them out, which was very refreshing.


I’d also highly recommend working directly with Michelle for more complex contracts, as she takes the time to create agreements that feel like they are worded in every-day language that is easy for everyone to understand. She ensures that all little questions, or niggles you have are covered off during a comprehensive meeting to discuss the details of what you are after and then you have complete confidence knowing that you’ll get what you need as she creates the agreement for you. What’s then crafted is an agreement that is powerful for both people to know where they stand in the relationship but also simple to understand.

Leah Kearns //  WE-Being