Networking for Introverts (and Everyone Else Who Wonders How to Make Networking Work)

You’ve heard that “networking” is key to career advancement.

So, you’ve gone to networking events, you’ve eaten the bad hors d’oeuvres and drunk the cheap wine, you’ve made some small talk and exchanged business cards with a few people, and you’re still waiting for it to pay off. Or, because you dread and detest all of the above, you’ve resigned yourself to missing out on this particular career advancement strategy.

Here’s the well-kept secret: networking is a set of tools and techniques, and no one is born knowing how to do use them perfectly. And none of it is any harder to learn than all the things you already know how to do – although it does take practice.

In this session, we’ll open up the toolbox and uncover ways to make networking easy, interesting, and fun. You’ll learn how to approach networking events with a plan and a strategy, how to start an interesting conversation with pretty much anyone, and how to follow up with new contacts without being a pest. You’ll have a chance to practice with each other, and you’ll set some straightforward goals and create a networking plan to achieve them. 

Step Into Your Personal Power: How to Lead With Authenticity, Honesty, Kindness

Sherry has conducted professional development workshops for the Association for Women in Science - and has done so with great talent, skill, and perspective. Feedback from participants has been very positive. I certainly recommend her work.
— Ric Weibl, Chief Learning Officer, Association for Women in Science

How does mindfulness, and the self-awareness mindfulness brings, produce the self-confidence, authenticity, and clarity that are at the root of excellence in leadership in your life, your career, and your community?  Learn how to step into your power, recognized your strengths, andcreate and live into your own vision of leadership. We’ll start with a short session of mindfulness meditation, then learn how to use visualization and body language to tap into your personal power. We’ll explore how to bring your whole self to every situation, how telling the truth really works, and how being kind is different from, and more helpful than, being nice.

Tapping Your Mind’s Potential: Using Symbols and Imagery to Reach Your Deep Mind

Have you ever had the experience of knowing something, without knowing how you know it? Hunches, intuitions, gut feelings – whatever you call them, we all have many ways of knowing that are not easily accessed through words. Bestselling books like Malcom Gladwell’s Blink and Shankar Vedantam’s The Hidden Brain have explored the science behind this. In this playdate, we’ll take a more practical approach. We’ll explore how to use symbols, images, and art to bring the knowledge and wisdom of the Deep Mind closer to conscious awareness.

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