Can We Get America's Leaders to Work Together? Authors Reveal the Secret to Ending Washington Gridlock

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Americans become increasingly frustrated with Washington gridlock, what many don't realize is that many politicians are equally frustrated. With a political system that doesn't provide a way for both sides to come together to share ideas, leaders in Congress still want to solve America's problems as much as their constituents.

Leadership consultants and collaboration experts Paula Vigneault and Delia Horwitz, the authors of COLLABORATION SOUP: A Six-Step Recipe for Co-Creative Meetings and Other Conversations, decided to take their message of collaboration to Washington D.C. Through crowdsourcing, they funded their quest to personally deliver copies of their book to every senator's office to show their appreciation and to provide tools that our leaders in Washington can use to work together.

Their message was enthusiastically received by both members of Congress and staff alike. There were warm thanks from Washington insiders who recognize the need for finding common ground to bring about positive change. Support for this message came from leaders across the aisle including Senators John McCain (R), Barbara Boxer (D), and Angus King (I).

Invite Vigneault and Horwitz to reveal the surprising stories behind:

  • Why Congress wants collaboration as much as the American people.
  • How personal friendships across the aisle can foster political cooperation.
  • Why our "gotcha" culture prevents collaboration across the aisle.
  • How a few changes to the system could bring about positive government reform.
  • Why our responsibility as citizens doesn't end at the voting booth.
  • What our elected officials are doing in secret that doesn't get into the newspapers.

** Photos available upon request **

CREDENTIALS: Paula Vigneault and Delia Horwitz are leadership consultants, collaboration specialists, and co-authors of the book COLLABORATION SOUP: A Six-Step Recipe for Co-Creative Meetings and Other Conversations. They have been featured by Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Radio, Moscow TV News, and others.

AVAILABILITY: San Luis Obispo, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone
CONTACT: Paula Vigneault, (805) 541-0367 (CA); Email;;

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