Happy February, Collaborative Friends. It’s the month of love. How much do you love that you have a better way to offer people who have made the difficult to decision to divorce? Well, it’s time to show that love and pitch in to build up our professional community! After all, the more professionals we have doing this work, the more potential clients who will find this amazing process.
I have been challenging you since August with easy suggestions that require a minimal time investment to help grow our Collaborative professional numbers. And no surprise, I’ve got another one for you this month. Many of you have heard over and over about the importance of connecting with and educating “divorce first responders.” Who is that you ask? Most commonly, we think of therapists, financial advisors, and religious leaders as divorce first responders. Often, they are the first people potential clients go to when considering divorce.
Take a Financial Professional Out for Coffee or Lunch
I had previously challenged you to meet with an attorney or mental health professional who was unfamiliar with what we do. This month, your challenge is to have coffee or share a meal with a financial professional who knows little or nothing about the Collaborative process. This one-hour meeting over the next 30 days accomplishes several things: (1) it educates one more professional to spread the word about Collaborative; (2) you potentially bring a new member to CDT to join our cause; and (3) especially for attorneys, you are creating a pipeline of potential Collaborative clients straight to your door. (And for all you solos out there, don’t forget about the tax write-off of that coffee or meal!) Will you join me in this challenge? Can you find 1 hour of your time in the next 30 days to help grow our village?