Collingwood's vision is "to be a trusted advisor in acquiring, aligning and enabling leadership for growth." It's our vision rather than a statement of fact because we know that, as with any relationship, trust takes time.
Our experience shows that gaining this influential status is achieved by listening, understanding and truly addressing the challenges a client faces; never assume it means just filling a role! It's about removing as many 'pain-points' from the client as possible, adding value throughout the recruitment process, acting with integrity and accountability during every candidate and client engagement and providing innovative solutions to ensure success.
While some may feel that business partner and trusted advisor are synonymous, they’re not. If your ultimate goal is to impact and influence organizational decisions, then trusted advisor is the standing you are trying to reach. While the destination is clear, there are no short cuts. You have to be willing to take a few risks, fail, and god forbid, be wrong at times in order to get there. You want that seat at the table because you know it makes you more effective at your job. But how do you know when you’ve made that transition or when you’ve arrived?