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 run a small scale flower shop and I am thinking of partnering with some hotels and restaurants. I do not know how would this be . I have several questions in my mind. If I am going to approach them for long term flower supply , would they accept me or not ? Should I try to get in to some a=kind of agreement with them ? What would protect my interest ? All these questions come to my mind.
I have been associated with my Partners for last 7 years. We run a small agency providing Hospitality and Concierge services. The initial years were fantastic and we had a pretty busy time. As time has progressed , the field has become saturated and conflicts in several areas have arisen. In busy times we never had time to see each other’s faults. Now we have the following issues
– Problem in decision making ( for all kind of financial decision making , we need consent of all three )
– Problem in finding new areas to take the business to new level and beat competition
– Partners seem to be moving away from business. As they have other sources of income , and I do not have .. this is a problem for me.