About Us

We are 15 years old this year!

The journey to Lets Collaborate started with one simple thought :

"There has to be a better way to live".

This prompted a leap of faith when I identified a gap in the market. There was no-one who could provide the support services I needed as an employee responsible for a large SharePoint rollout. Microsoft invited me to a budding user group where I found my feet, my voice and my purpose. I went from Project Administrator to an award-winning, internationally recognised business owner who stepped into her true power. I now captivate attention on Board level.

Instrumental in growing small group of people into a country-wide, events driven, business and technical community; I can confidently say I put South Africa on the global SharePoint map. I’ve flown all over the world evangelizing South Africa and brought international conferences to our shores.

​ Lets Collaborate started as an end-user training business that has evolved into a high-functioning consultancy, attracting blue-chip, Billion Rand a year clients. We are fully booked most of the year and win the clients we need to grow spiritually, emotionally and financially. For this we are ever aware and grateful. ​ Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to read this far. We may be just the people you are looking for to solve your SharePoint challenges if you are still reading this. Give us a shout if you would like us to evaluate your intranet and see if you’d like to work with us.

Meet Veronique Palmer Rottcher

In charge of sales, architecture, strategy, governance, user adoption, document management, design

Meet Veronique Palmer Rottcher

In charge of sales, architecture, strategy, governance, user adoption, document management, design

    • Spoken at 23 conferences in South Africa, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, and Canada
    • Interviewed twice on radio
    • Manager of SharePoint Experts Group on LinkedIn with over 36 000 members
    • Hosts an award-winning blog with over 700 articles and an audience reach of over 1 million people
    • Hosted 4 SharePoint Saturday events in Johannesburg
    • Microsoft Certified SharePoint Technology Specialist 2008
    • British Airways Business Opportunity Grant Winner 2010
    • SharePoint MVP (Microsoft Most Valued Professional) Award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 – first woman in Africa to win this award in Microsoft’s history
    • Certified AIIM SharePoint Specialist 2013
    • Rockstar Number 1 SharePoint Influencer South Africa 2013
    • Metalogix Influencer Network Award 2014
    • Finance Monthly CEO Award Winner 2016
    • Harmon.ie Top Microsoft 365 Influencer South Africa 2016
    • Harmon.ie Top 25 SharePoint Influencers Globally Shortlist 2016
    • NSBC Top 20 Small Businesses in South Africa Award 2016
    • NSBC Finalist National Entrepreneur Champion Category 2016
    • NSBC Finalist Small Business Champion Category 2016
    • NSBC Finalist National Women in Business Category 2016
    • Top 100 Microsoft 365 Blogs 2017
    • Inspiring Fifty Nominee 2017
    • Harmon.ie Global Top 25 SharePoint Influencer coming in at 9th place 2019
    • Certified Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist 2019
    • Author of Career Success with SharePoint and Microsoft 365, available on Amazon in Kindle and hardcopy
    • Attuned reiki healer
    • Founder of Lifewide Learning – a new business to mentor small business owners

Meet Michelle Barker

In charge of Power Apps, Power Automate, data and document management, user adoption, training

Meet Michelle Barker

In charge of Power Apps, Power Automate, data and document management, user adoption, training

    • Financial Management Diploma
    • Certificate in Project Management
    • Management Advancement Programme
    • Manager of Managers Programme
    • Speaker at SharePoint Saturday Durban 
Michelle has 12 years of fulltime SharePoint, automation and forms experience making her our Queen of the Custom Lists! She ended her 25-year banking industry career as an award-winning Global Operations Manager before becoming a technology expert and senior consultant.

She’s designed, built, re-engineered and streamlined highly complex business processes to make companies super-efficient. Michelle mastered SharePoint workflows, SharePoint Designer 2010 and 2013 workflows, Nintex and Power Automate workflows; and is now wrapping her head around the Copilot way of doing things. She’s a hotshot at Customised Forms in Power Apps. The end user experience is always top of her mind, because never has anyone said looking at a solution : “wow, what nice coding”.

​ We have been working together a decade now. We know each other in every way that counts and complement each other’s strengths perfectly.
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