Collins Collaborations is a national group specializing in organizational development and communication. We offer workshop facilitation, leadership coaching, and strategic partnerships. Our primary focus is on connecting people and building community. Our work with corporate and nonprofit organizations is designed to cultivate transformation. We work together to advance pathways to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in leadership.

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Our mission and Vision

Collins Collaborations began as an independent coaching and consulting group in 2012. As an Operations Director, our President Kamilah Collins, uncovered a critical gap in organizational growth and resiliency, miscommunication.  Collins' offers more than 20 years of facilitation and community engagement expertise. Her desire

to embrace uniqueness and harness the power of diversity is the motivating force behind our engaging workshops. We initially provided team building and strategic planning sessions. In order to increase organizational capacity for  (social) change, we infuse creative practices, guided group discussions, and practical strategies for an enriched workshop experience. It is our intention to reduce the communication divide and increase collective impact across diverse groups of people.

Our mission is to assist leaders in expanding their capacity for change; through adaptive communication tools, deeper individual and organizational connections, and critical strategies with analysis to amplify the power of diverse stakeholders.

Our vision is to increase equitable practices and inclusive communication with a global network of community partners. 

building community. Connecting People. 

Archival Features and Editorials from our President, About Collaboration 

Critical Conversations Series with Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

July 24, 2020

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum partnered with Collins Collaborations to offer a series of conversations about race and racism.  This is a recording of their initial session, a crafted conversation between Mary Pat Higgins, DHHRM President and CEO, and Kamilah Collins. Designed to build capacity for understanding and lay the foundation for subsequent programs in the series to focus on past, present, and future implications of systemic racism in the local Dallas community.

Community Conversations: Call for Change

July 24, 2020

NBC 5’s Vince Sims talked with Kamilah Collins, President of Collins Collaborations and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s president Mary Pat Higgins about a series they're hosting called Crucial Conversations About Race and Racism in Our Community.

Sage & Seekers Podcast - Conversations about Community and Resiliency

June 11, 2020

There are many things to unpack about our identity, community, and how we move in the world of privilege, bias, blindspots, being marginalized, and creating shared history and individual responsibility. Kamilah sits down with SMU's Hunt's Institute to talk about the present and real implications of EDI work. Have a listen to the other Sages & Seekers on this community podcast.

Social and Self Identity - Race, Violence, and Medicine Podcast

May 5, 2019

Dr. Brian Williams M.D. stops to chat with Ms. Collins, briefly after attending a seminar. They discuss the roles of how we perceive ourselves, how we are perceived in society, and the emotional burdens we carry while attempting to meet social and personal expectations.  Take a listen and enjoy their candid interaction.

We Need Diverse Dialogue and More! Different Shades of Texas

November 18, 2016

Nine North Texans sat down with NBC 5's Brian Curtis for a candid conversation about diversity in our community. Discussing our different experiences and perspectives after the recent presidential election. It was a frank, funny, and at times heated look at the "Different Shades of Texas."

The Foundation of Freedom is Virtue: We Cannot Choose Apathy

July 9, 2016

We must not succumb to the folly of our lesser selves. We must not let fear, foolishness, and ignorance guide our actions. We can choose to be kind, caring, and generous people. We can value intellect, wisdom, and dignity. For those of us that have been granted the privileges of freedom, it is paramount that we remain connected to the very real human oppression that exists beyond ourselves. We must engage in the future of our communities.

MLK Legacy On Display: Having Honest Discussions About Race

January 24, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.”  Dallas Dinner Table brings hundreds of people living separate lives together. I find that a great way to honor MLK’s legacy.

The Next Step for Diversity & Inclusion, Engaging Conversations

August 18, 2015

For many corporate and nonprofit leaders the road to Diversity and Inclusion has many challenges from combating negative attitudes and behaviors to managing outcome expectations. The decision to proceed with a D&I strategy is much like the decision to discuss race, it requires consideration of the levels of impact and strategic planning. It is understood that diverse executive boards and workforces add business value. Community engagement and facilitated conversations also provide a great opportunity to further those diversity efforts.

Let Love Cover This Place: Building Capacity Through Community Partnerships

June 15, 2015

Ultimately, we need to remember that wherever we gather, we can collaborate ... and come together by sharing common objectives, organizing expertise and moving forward to enrich the lives of others.

Benefits to Cross-Pollination and Collaborative Strength

May 19, 2015

We -- Millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, and Baby Boomers alike -- must use our strengths and be open to the methods of others. We need to do so much more, and one way to achieve more is through connection, communication, and committed collaboration, with established groups and experienced advocates.

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