Collaborating with Talent Workshop

Collaboration is the new watchword in organisational effectiveness. It brings a new meaning to ‘together we can do more’.

Millennials (20 – 35 year olds) collaborate naturally, it is one of the traits that defines the digital native generation. Older generations tend to hold back, keeping their secret recipes for success to themselves. They are empire builders – a way of being that may have served them in the past but in a fast-changing, disruptive world, this may not be the quickest way to find solutions and succeed.

Millennials on the other hand, due to their proficiency in the digital world, often need lessons in how to connect in the real world, with real people, when no screens are at hand. They need reminding that behind every screen is a human being. While technology makes new things possible, people make new things happen.

Collaboration achieves greater results when there is trust and connection between people. Sometimes our busyness and inability to be full present get in the way of real connection. Sometimes our age differences become barriers. Sometimes technology stands in our way too, or just plain old stress that accompanies the demand to perform. Sometimes we don’t notice each other, we are not listening or paying attention. When we lose sight of each other’s humanness, we trip ourselves up.

All of these things can undermine a team’s ability to be effective and succeed. Nikki Bush’s Collaborating with Talent Workshop provides MindJolts™ and processes to break down the barriers between line managers or team leaders and their teams. They get to experience genuine human connection, rediscovering, and gaining insights about, each other.

Discover the difference between coercion and collaboration. That it is possible for everyone to win, advancing the goals of the team and the success of each individual in the process. And that it is in bringing everyone’s uniqueness or point of difference to the table to tackle a common challenge/goal that is the strength of the team, combined with mutual respect regardless of age and position.

This playful approach to collaboration will stretch your team, break down barriers between managers and their young talent, build mutual respect and understanding, and build bridges to collaboration and better communication. Everyone will discover how they are intrinsically part of building each other’s Talent Profiles.


  • I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop at St Peter’s last week. I have two boys aged 8 and 6 and a new addition of a little girl aged 12 weeks. My boys have loved playing games in the car on the way to and from school, it gives me some special time with them before their baby sister demands to be fed. Thanks very much.

    Lisa Osborne
  • You are truly extraordinary. Love your work. You are a visionary.

    Ange Ramsamy
  • “Working in partnership with Nikki added real value to our Positive Steps campaign for Lipton Ice Tea. Nikki brought real credibility to the parenting message that were were trying to get involved in and gave legitimacy to our brand’s involvement. Nikki also came with a following, so if targeting parents, she amplifies your audience. Overall she was a strong addition to our campaign. As for the talks themselves and the content, Nikki captivated our audience with her engaging and entertaining style, coupled with her depth of knowledge and confidence. The take-home value for parents was enormous.”

    Stewart Jones GM Lipton Ice Tea, Unilever.
  • Lovely meeting you yesterday at the Garden Road Montessori talk. I was so inspired and left feeling so light and enthusiastic about the little changes I plan to make with my son. I took a lot from the talk – but especially creating memories and special moments in our daily ordinariness. You made me realise how much potential each moment actually has! Thank you Nikki, for the good work you do.

    Natasha Vithal
  • Exposure Marketing has enjoyed having Nikki Bush on board as a parenting speaker at our events. Her creative content and engaging presentation style make her a real ‘value add’ at our expos. We have invited Nikki to present her talks at The Baby Expo MamaMagic and at our recent addition Future-Ed, The Education Show. Nikki’s talks are always very popular and relevant to our visitors.

    Projeni Pather Managing Director: Exposure Marketing
  • I was fresh out of ideas for what to do with my four year old when I have quality time with her. Thanks Nikki for sharing your fun and creative approach with us today. I couldn’t wait to get home and play with my child. I had no idea I could be so instrumental in getting her ready for school and that it doesn’t need to be stressful.

    Nathalie Potgieter
  • Nikki, thanks for showing us how to mix up games to create more games and that it’s okay to break the rules and make new ones. I am so inspired to spend time with my two pre-schoolers. You have made me want to play with my kids again and I am going to home to haul out all the unused games and bring them back to life with all your ‘out of the box’ ideas.

    Jennifer Webb
  • Thank you for inspiring me to continue playing with my children now that they are in senior primary and high school. They will just love the potato and gambling games. You’ve given me new ideas for Friday games nights.

    Susan Watts
  • I never knew I was so competitive! Thanks for a really fun evening playing games in your home. Isn’t it odd how we forget just how much family fun there is in a simple deck of cards. Thanks for reminding me that fun doesn’t need to cost much other than a bit of my time.

    Brenda Swart
  • Thanks for your Big Kid Fun workshop – my wife dragged me with her to attend and I haven’t had so much fun in a long time. It was great to laugh and ‘reconnect through play’ as you say. Play is definitely an under-utilised parenting too. We played some of your games with our children on the weekend and they were spot on. They want to know when we can play them again. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Rob Evans

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