Two South Shore businesspeople team up to form alliance and offer unique leadership program

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Two experienced business leaders have teamed up to create and offer a unique leadership program called “Lead & Thrive,” which will be offered  over three months this fall.
Lead & Thrive” is the creation of Jacquie Collins, Partnering for Performance; and Stacey Shipman, Shipman Communications. The sessions will be held at Lombardo’s in Randolph. Attendees will gain the tools to:

  • Boost clarity and focus
  • Handle stress and challenges with more ease
  • Have a clear vision/mission
  • Strengthen business relationships
  • Enhance listening skills and emotional intelligence
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Increase influence and buy-in
  • Put the right people in place so you can take time off with less stress
  • Enjoy your business and life more!

Lead & Thrive focuses on three key areas to growth: Leading yourself, leading others, and leading a business. The three sessions will include areas such as Communication skills, Business strategy, Team & people development, Relationship building & influencing skills, Creative thinking and problem solving,
Mindset and confidence, Emotional intelligence and more.
“Before you can lead others, you must first learn to lead yourself,” said Collins. “Relationships matter, and your business matters,” added Shipman, saying, “This is the premise of what we will offer.” She continued,” It’s important for leaders to have a place to share challenges and ideas. We have talked with clients, who have said that leadership can feel lonely and this program can definitely help that!”
The events will take place October 3, November 7 and December 5, at Lombardo’s in Randolph. The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in October and November, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in December.  There will be a full breakfast at each session, and there will be activities in between the three sessions. The founders are promoting the event as a three-month experience, more than just three separate events. Space is limited to 50 for-profit and not-for-profit professionals. The fee for the program is $599 per person.  To register for the event, please visit
“We will have exciting announcements as the program gets closer,” said Collins. “We encourage people to contact us to learn more as we develop and plan for the fall programs.”
About the principals – Jacqueline Collins
Jacqueline Collins founded Partnering for Performance in 1999. PFP is a consulting firm that specializes in providing tools and techniques to help organizations create strategies for growth and organizational effectiveness.  Specialties include Business/Personal Coaching, Organizational Design, Strategic Planning, Leadership/Team Development, Change Management, Process Improvement, Customer Service, Personal Branding, Mentoring, and Communication.  Prior to starting Partnering for Performance, she worked in Fleet Financial Group as Director of Quality Management for Fleet Retirement Plan Services.
Before her tenure at Fleet, Jacqueline worked at Putnam In-vestment for 10 years. As an officer, she consulted with management in all areas of business units to design, develop, and communicate best practices in areas of performance and process measurement, process improvement and root cause problem solving, and facilitated strategic planning processes with upper management. She has owned small businesses including retail, service, and consulting. She holds a B.A from University of Iowa, majoring in Psychology and Sociology, and has completed course work at Northeastern University, The Sloan School of Management. She is an active member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the former Chair of its Board of Directors.
About Stacey Shipman
Stacey Shipman brings out the best in people. As the Principal of Shipman Communication, she works with leaders to improve workplace communication, relationships and culture. An avid writer and blogger, Shipman is the author of The Rock Star Communicator Pocket Guides and produces Communicate Naturally a twice-monthly email newsletter. She has been quoted in the Boston Globe, Toastmasters magazine, South Shore Living, Boston Magazine and other national and local media. In addition, she is a member of the South Shore, Plymouth and Boston Chambers of Commerce and Toastmasters International. She was named a “40 Under 40 Emerging Leader” by the South Shore Stars in 2011 and holds M.Ed. and B.A. degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  An expressive person at heart, Stacey Shipman is currently living out her childhood dream to become a singer. She takes voice lessons at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, MA and recently sang solo in the adult voice recital.

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