Lynne Bradley, a renowned director in the performing arts, shares her insights on the dynamics of meetings and collaborations. She emphasizes that while some meetings have a clear, concise agenda, allowing for quick, 30-minute discussions, her experiences with First Nations artists are notably different. When collaborating with these artists, it's common to commence with prolonged conversations that touch on personal well-being and familial updates. This builds a foundation of trust and understanding, which then transitions into discussions related to the art and events they're partnering on. Lynne notes that such meetings might extend up to two hours, but she underscores the importance of factoring in this extended time in one's schedule. It's vital, she asserts, to let the conversation flow organically and provide the space for it to develop at its own pace, respecting cultural and personal differences.