About Us

Who we are

We’re a global stakeholder relations and partnership-building consultancy.

Collaborate Consulting exists to find the place where seemingly disparate interests meet. From that point of connection, we create platforms for your organisation to set an agenda and lead the conversation.

We look to your long-term mission, and stay with you through stages of growth to see your plan take root and yield results.

Our philosophy

We believe that global problems are best addressed through multi-tiered collaboration across sectors. In our experience, even where parties have seemingly conflicting goals, careful negotiation can uncover an area of productive agreement and grounds for collaboration.

Our value

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Strategic vision

A client once told us that where others focus on one star — one issue — we see the whole sky. We discover emerging patterns — the constellation of interests. With this vision, we craft a strategy that makes sense of complexity, and lights up a new direction to pursue your mission.

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Networks that span sectors

Over more than 20 years, we’ve fostered trusted relationships across government, industry and global forums. We can pinpoint the right forum for your goals, and position you to gain traction on that platform.

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Flexible delivery model

We adapt our delivery to the way your work, whether as an external provider or by providing senior staff to augment in-house capability. We draw in trusted colleagues from around the globe.

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Interpersonal skills

Forging relationships between multi-national corporations, governments and global NGOs begins with connections between people. We bring personal warmth, empathy, and a down-to-earth approach that wins trust.

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Depth of engagement

We are not an arms-length, short-term provider. For each engagement, we begin by immersing ourselves in your organisation’s culture, processes, and values. The result? When we go out to represent your organisation, we do so as a natural extension of your brand and mission.

Our principal

Sonia Bradley is an internationally respected consultant, strategist and facilitator. Her particular expertise lies in stakeholder relations: cultivating productive relationships across public and private sectors, both domestically and internationally. Adept in progressing multi-faceted issues, Sonia brings a deep understanding of the political, cultural and personal dynamics at play in high-level negotiations. 

With over 20 years’ experience in management and leadership roles with the Australian Government and internationally, Sonia is skilled in navigating the processes and language of government. From that base, Sonia expanded her scope to include engaging with APEC, the World Bank and United Nations organisations. Sonia has also engaged with a range of private sector firms including multi-national food manufacturers and global technology providers, as well as academic institutions around the world. 

Her record of achievement in government, combined with her private sector experience, equip her to open channels for dialogue across sectors.  

Sonia also brings a strong interest in coaching and capability building, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence and effective stakeholder relationships.

 

 

 

“I love that moment when we find the connections between organisations and envisage the initiative or platform to advance the interests they share.”

Our people

We draw on our global network to assemble a team of experts with the skills matched to the task at hand. Our team includes senior practitioners in:

  • Strategic communications
  • Project management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Government relations

2016 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Award Finalist – Category: Business Services

“Collaborate Consulting excels in complex negotiations where competing demands need to be worked through wisely, and with sensitivity.”

Dianne van Meegen

Principal, Directions for Change

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