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About Sunny Sabbini, MA, Cofounder Coach, Business Partnership Collaboration and Performance Coach

Amplify Synergy, Innovation, and Collaboration within Your Business Partnership with Cofounder Coach, Business Partnership Consultant, Sunny Sabbini

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Hi, I'm Sunny Sabbini - Cofounder Coach, Business Partnership Coach

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The objective of my work as a Cofounder Coach and Business Partnership Counselor is, primarily, to enable business partners and cofounders in conflict to resolve issues and stalemates.

Furthermore, I help partners collaborate effectively and grow their businesses and impact, or occasionally, to make a guided transition to a new business arrangement.

I work with entrepreneurs, co-founders, and small business owners seeking to resolve business partner issues so they can excel together.

I bring extensive training and experience in the personal, interpersonal, and organizational dimensions of business partnerships. Accordingly, I can help you and your business partner resolve conflict and reach your collaborative potential.

I'm Here to Help

If you’re drowning in business partner problems,  you may feel at your wit’s end.  Moreover, you might even be considering ditching your co-founder or throwing in the towel on your business altogether. But there’s hope.

With my 30 years of experience and specialized skill set and extensive experience, I can help you transform  the conflict with your business partner or co-founder and thus help you move forward.

Conflict between business partners is natural and, therefore, not an indication of failure.

What matters most is how you address those issues. Certainly, if tensions with your business partner have grown, you must take action. Perhaps you’ve already tried to problem-solve and seek personal and professional help with no success. However discouraged you may feel, you want to ensure you’ve, in fact, tried everything. To be sure, I see partnerships recover from all sorts of challenges as we untangle the various issues and subsequently address the various sources of conflict.

Through coaching and counseling for business partners, I’m here to help you get unstuck, resolve the tensions, and thus guide you towards a better way of managing your business and becoming a high-functioning business partnership.

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What I Believe

  • Doing the inner work. Expanding our personal capacities, including our emotional and social intelligence and values in action, gives us an incredible advantage professionally as well as personally.
  • Systems approaches and solutions. It is important to operate with the whole picture in mind. By and large, overly simplistic approaches that don’t address all of the key contributors and underlying problems are going to cost the business and the well-being of the partners as well.
  • Operating from our deepest and broadest wisdom. It’s important that business decision (all important decisions) are made with perspective. Decisions made from aggravation, confusion, or reactivity compromise our ability to see the road ahead and thus can lead us to make difficult situations even worse.
  • Conflict as a positive catalyst. When handled well, differences and conflict can give us a deeper understanding of ourselves and others and can therefore lead to is being stronger and more resilient partners as well as leaders.

What It’s Like to Work with Me

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I offer a structured, yet flexible approach to help you solve your unique challenges and partnership disagreements.

With my expertise, I apply proven models, tools and processes to address organizational and structural issues, as well as the dynamics of your relationship.

As part of the assessment process, I’ll be asking you to:

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  • Firstly, consider your goals and what you’d like to improve in yourself
  • Secondly, engage in difficult but honest discussions
  • Thirdly, be open to a greater understanding of your partner’s perspectives
  • Furthermore, collaborate on solutions as needed
  • And finally, try out new behaviors and perspectives

I’m always willing to customize my approach to your needs and preferences, and I will always be looking to balance support with challenging you in order to get results.

My Training and Experience - Cofounder Coach Business Partnership

I have extensive experience over 30 years of working as a therapist and coach, combining organizational consulting and relationship dynamics. This includes:

  • Finding ways through conflicted business partnerships with organizational development and systems coaching, mediation, therapy and more.
  • A master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Sonoma State University.
  • Training in mediation and resolving disputes through the Northern California Mediation Center.
  • Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching training from the Center for Right Relationships
  • Five years in developing group facilitation and coaching skills with an organizational development consulting firm, Community at Work.
  • Facilitating Interpersonal Dynamics courses for MBA students at Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • A wide range of clients from a variety of sectors like the arts, environment, tech, HR, real estate, healthcare and other professional services.
  • I, and my business partnership clients, have been interviewed in the San Francisco Examiner, LA Times, NPR, KQED and global publications.
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My clients are established small businesses and mostly include:

  • Professional service firms
  • Creatives (designers, writers, videographers, filmmakers and producers)
  • Tech scale-ups
  • Product-based companies
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A few fun facts about me

  • I’m an INT/FP on Myers Briggs (balance of thinking and feeling). My top Gallup strengths are Strategic, Connectedness, Achievement, Intellection, and Relator
  • Time spent in nature is replenishing and inspiring to me. For instance, I  particularly love the North Shore of Kauai
  • I've co-founded a nonprofit and have been on a couple of large and complex boards. On the whole, this has added to my experience and brought greater personal insights regaridng the many challenges of collaborative decision-making.
  • I support organizations that enable changemakers and budding entrepreneurs around the world as we navigate the polycrisis of our interconnected world. I donate a portion of my profits to the following nonprofits: Opportunity International https://opportunity.org and Women's World Banking https://www.womensworldbanking.org and Global Good Fund https://globalgoodfund.org
  • Above all, I’m always seeking new opportunities for my own personal and professional development.
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Ready To Move Forward?

Get your Free consultation, and let’s figure out the best course of action for your partnership-led business!

Sunny Sabbini, M.A.
(415) 895-0786
San Francisco Bay Area

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