She knows how to take the hard knocks and come back stronger. With simple wisdom, marketing savvy and style, Patty Soffer gives both the “how to” and “how not to” succeed in business. Partnership or Partnersh*t: You Decide is required reading BEFORE jumping into a business venture.
—Dr. KT. Erwin
For people drowning in a pool of tears created by struggling business partnerships, or other troubled relationships, this book is an essential life preserver. It uniquely combines triage practicality with bold innovative strategies specifically designed to rescue. As a Private Practice Psychotherapist for almost 15 years in Beverly Hills, I’ve seen faulty communication skills consistentlyRead more »
Since doing this work, my partner and I have experienced much personal and professional growth. Clarity is a key component in our day-to-day operations. The ability to understand our roles and utilize our individual strengths has made for a prosperous partnership. It came right on time and on target; we were beginning to experience difficultiesRead more »
We learned that as much as we wanted to keep our business and personal worlds separate, we couldn’t. For us, business is personal. Because we have now developed our Human Foundation, we have been able to learn how to communicate with each other. We are now prospering in both worlds. Thank you Patty Soffer forRead more »
She is a strategist, able to address areas of concern before they become a catastrophe. Her attention to the human aspect of business relationships is critical and her strategies are sure to galvanize your achievements.
—Michael O. Stevens, Script Development
Director, Miami World Cinema Center
The Human Foundation’s P2P Process exposed the exact difficulties we have been experiencing. If there is someone out there writing about partnerships, it should be Patty Soffer! When I met Patty, my business partner and I had just started our own media company. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into; we didn’tRead more »
Seeing things in black and white allowed us to view our situation from a rational perspective and point us in the direction of a solution.
—Susan Miner, MA
President, Beauty From the Inside Out
Her intuitive approach to definining and guiding the delicate nuances that affect our business lives goes way beyond mundane philosophy and strategy and into something very personal and exciting. Her book boldly shoots straight to the heart of what affects every relationship. It’s not about financials, bricks and mortar, or technological advances, but about PEOPLE.Read more »
“Having waited for years for the release, I’m breath-taken by her impenetrable commitment to making partnerships successful. Her words are potent, as is the invitation to take inventory no matter where your partnerships stand today.”
—Jessica Kizorek, Founder,
She is a vibrant force of clarity, creativity and brilliance. It’s impossible to be in her presence without coming away with a fresh perspective. With her distinctive personality—funny, sharp and clever—she tells it like it is. ALWAYS. Working with Patty to create an inspiring, strong and authentic foundation for my business was the single mostRead more »
Not only is Patty Hogue Soffer a creative soul, a poignant public speaker, advocate of the arts and intelligent thought leader, but she is also a heart-based connector. She’s done the “tough” work—using her own life as the litmus test. From that place, she helps people and businesses create a more “human” foundation in theirRead more »
The book helps you find your way to honest and thoughtful answers by identifying critical areas that must be mastered so you can build your own strong, human foundation, upon which can be constructed long-lasting partnerships in what ever form they may take, be it business, marriage or just plain high-quality friendships.
—George I. Rosenthal
Chairman, RaleighRead more »
If you had started a business with a friend, run it up to full speed, then watched helplessly as it violently shook itself to pieces, you might vow never to partner again. Soffer (Mom Said, 2006) instead chose to write this book, loading it with useful ideas, helpful advice and probing questions that make itRead more »
I get calls, emails and questions every day asking for advice on how to build and sustain a great partnership. I love that.
So I created this section as a place for talk, tips, questions and answers. Stop by often and enjoy. And please leave your comments. I want to hear about both your Partnership AND Partnersh*t experiences.