Power Partners: Cultivating Kingdom Relationships
“Connections are essential to our expansion,” in life and business. I wrote this in February 2022, after embarking on my first women’s event and while planning the next. Both of which were a success because I intentionally connected with others and created partnerships to strengthen our reach to advance the kingdom and grow our businesses.
My goal with every event is to create a propelling experience for women of faith in business. At Go Brave, our vision is to educate, equip and empower women of God with biblically-based business strategies to achieve wealth (financial, relational, emotional, spiritual, mental) as they pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors.
WHAT IS A POWER PARTNER?
Power Partners are men and women who believe in your vision and contribute their expertise through feedback (Proverbs 27:17) and promotion (Ephesians 4:29). These individuals enhance your communication skills, increase your appreciation of collaborative diversity (i.e. perspective sharing) and operate as sounding boards for goal attainment. They applaud your success and offer encouragement (i.e. prayer) in setbacks.
HOW DO I ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP?
To cultivate a power partnership, one must be willing to seek opportunities to make connections. Start with asking questions to learn about your prospective Power Partner and their offer. Identifying commonalities and support strategies helps build a potential referral base for both parties. Next, share ideas and resources (Proverbs 11:24-25); from graphic design tools for content to customer relationship management (CRM) software for lead capture and automation. Then, discuss your services or product and ways to increase exposure to advance the kingdom (Matthew 24:14). This can look like sharing social media posts, identifying referrals, offering a testimonial, or co-hosting an event.
These kingdom relationships are not competitive; as the Power Partner’s industry typically serves a customer base in a different capacity. For example, though you both may share a clientele of women, one may be a cosmetologist while the other a nail technician. Again, serving the same audience, yet in a different way. All with the intention, however, to glorify God and be a light in a dark world. Note, it’s imperative you are aware of your profitable skill and unique contribution (more details in the Bravepreneur Coaching Program) to avoid comparison and conflict.
WHERE CAN I FIND POWER PARTNERS?
Ultimately, a Power Partner is a part of your business growth formula. They can act as a mentor, coach, advocate and ally. Facebook groups, networking events and professional organizations are a few of many ways to find Power Partners. If you’re in need of a Power Partner, I encourage you to attend the Grit and Grace Retreat, July 22nd & 23rd 2022. This experience is sure to tackle the challenges of implementing self-care, disrupt patterns of inconsistency in your faith walk and unravel the complication in creating a life of balance. All while surrounded by women of faith in business, Power Partners in the making. Do you already have Power Partners? Then make it a weekend to remember and join us, in-person or virtually. You won’t regret it!