Collaboration Over Competition [Collaboration Series] [Ep. 40]

On Today’s Episode:

I’m talking to Tammy Whitehurst. Tammy is the co-director of the Christian Communicator’s Conference, a training conference for speakers. However, to those who know her best she is simply Davis’s wife, an empty nest mom, and a former middle school teacher. Tammy told me she’s built her team around the premise of “collaboration over competition.” When I heard that, I knew she was my people, and I had to have her on the podcast.

This is the second part of a three-part series on Collaboration. If you haven’t already, go listen to the first episode called “6 Benefits of Collaborating” HERE.

Key Takeaways:

  • Abundance vs. Scarcity Mindset! Just because God blesses you with a gift, doesn’t diminish His ability to bless me with my own unique gift.
  • Collaborators know how to learn from others.
  • Collaborators are inviters.
  • Collaborators are includers. Usually, they’ve felt the sting of being on the outside.
  • Collaborators have been underdogs.
  • Collaborators want to see and applaud the gifts God’s given other people.
  • Collaborators are confident in the gifts God’s given them.
  • Collaborators are encouragers.
  • Collaborators want to see other people succeed.
  • Collaborators share.
  • Collaboration is a Win-Win!


“When you collaborate instead of compete with other people, you get MORE doors open to you!” (Tammy)

“You do what God’s called you to do, and we work together to do something really awesome” (Tammy)

“When we compete … we’re ultimately going to end up alone” (Tammy)

“Competition is lonely” (Julie)

When people compete … “Satan’s like a buzzard. He just roams around picking people apart one painful piece at a time” (Tammy).

“Collaboration is a happier place. You don’t have jealousy and envy. You accept the call god’s put on your life and do it well” (Tammy).

“Don’t die with buried treasure!” (Tammy)


“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life” (Galatians 6:4-5, The MSG).

“I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace” (Acts 20:24, NIV).


For the woman who is discouraged from even trying because she feels like she can’t compete:

  1. Step out on two-footed faith. One footed faith says, “Okay Jesus, I’m going to step out in faith, but just in case you don’t come through for me, I’m going to have Plan B, C, D, E, F and G.”
  2. Believe that the impossible is possible. So many people stop before they even get started because they think they have to be perfect. Cemeteries are filled with stories that were never told, songs that were never sung, teachers that never taught.


Christian Communicators Conference: “It’s a small conference where big things happen” (Tammy)

If you would like to collaborate with other Christian speakers, this conference is the place to be no matter where you’re at on your speaking journey.

Don’t Miss Out!!!

Tammy has gracious offered $50 off the registration fee for my listeners. All you have to do is mention you heard about the conference on Kairos Moments podcast.

  • What: Christian Communicators Conference
  • Where: Fort Worth, TX
  • When: July 27-31, 2022


As an author, blogger, and full-time speaker, Tammy encourages and challenges audiences to live life kicked up a notch. Tammy has been featured in Lifeway magazines, Woman’s World, Mature Living, Christianity Today and many other publications. She is the co-owner of the Christian Communicator’s Conference, a training conference for speakers. However, to those who know her best she is simply Davis’s wife, an empty nest mom, and a former middle school teacher. She struggles like the rest of us with dust, dishes, cellulite, junk drawers, and wrinkles.




If you go to Tammy’s website (above), you can sign up for a monthly Happy Mail Newsletter where she chooses a group of 10 women out of the 1,500 subscribers to be a part of a “Coffee & Conversation” Zoom chat.