Musician, actor, writer, bartender, brand consultant—my career trajectory certainly has not followed a straight line. But those diverse experiences have stretched my perspective in ways that benefit my work, and my clients, every day. (Plus, I’m convinced that tending bar will teach you more about human behavior than any textbook ever could.) My recipe for collaboration consists of equal parts passion and humility, shaken with some unconventional thinking, and served with a twist of humor. Or I could just buy you a beer.