We all remember our first weeks or months as an Alliance Manager trying to get our feet wet in our new pond. It's always a challenge to understand a new role - what it means, what we were trying to do, and then maybe explain to our friends and family. Alliance Management is a unique role that can take quite a while to really feel like you have hit your stride.
Hindsight is always 20/20, but maybe in reflecting on things we wish we knew going into the role we can help new alliance managers as they jump into the pond with us.
Listen to Alicia's Ted-style talk about the things she wishes she would have known before starting out in Alliance management including:
Alicia Kropelnicki, J.D., CA-AM, Esquire
Manager, Global Strategic Alliances
Alicia is a Global Strategic Alliances Manager for the Legal division of Thomson Reuters. Her role is dedicated to establishing and maintaining alliances with strategic technology and go-to-market partners for several to Thomson Reuters' premier workflow and legal research products. She has been with Thomson Reuters for over nine years and previously held roles in Judicial Content and Product Management. Her responsibilities include negotiating agreements, launching partnering for new Thomson Reuters products, and facilitating the integration of new partners post-product acquisition. Loving a good challenge, she enjoys working in a cross functional capacity with a large number of stakeholders and tackling complex problems with the goal of delivering superior client experiences through partnering.
Alicia is a licensed attorney with a passion for analysis and understanding the "why" of use cases. When away from her desk, she can be found training for marathons, trying to keep up with her kids on a mountain bike, or baking cakes.