A month ago I had the idea to create a training on how to network that could itself be a networking event.
I ran it by my husband and the right hand woman in my business.
They agreed, go for it!
I am a full time traveler so gone are the days of dressing up and walking into a BNI meeting. Most of time I’m hoping wifi doesn’t drop as I facilitate meetings from the beach while my two toddlers play.
I went live in my Facebook group and within thirty minutes the first five women were in. The registrations rolled in quickly and what I loved most was women from all over the world were signing on. Within eight days I had my goal 50 women in the program, from five generations and 12 countries. By the last day of registration a total of 58 were in.
We have attorneys, writers, artists, therapists, coaches, marketers, clothing designers, women from a wide range of industries, all with incredible life and professional experience.
Networking didn’t start nine years ago when I started my business. I started right out of high school when I decided instead of going to college, I was going to travel the world as a volunteer.
I’m teaching them everything I’ve used over the last twenty years online and off to connect with the right people.
The mantra I’ve developed is connection is key and intimacy is golden.
I’m grateful for technology because it allows me to do business from just about anywhere and I know that human connection will never go out of style.
Three of the biggest lessons I’ve learned as a business consultant is that most women in business are:
1. Extremely isolated. They are doing their best to wear a dozen hats and what usually ends up happening is they don’t believe they have time to be in community with others like themselves.
2. Riding a rollercoaster. Business is always going to be filled with ups and downs and yet isolation makes them more extreme. Without a support group lowers last longer and wins are rarely celebrated.
3. Undervalue themselves. My work requires me to be surrounded by great women and they often don’t see their own greatness.
This group is dynamic! They are asking questions, getting to work, finding friends and power team members and feeling power of their own momentum.
There are a few lone wolves in our society but by far we thrive in groups. We have a deep desire to be seen and known. We crave support and love. It’s been my intention to do business differently.
I want women to experience what it feels like to be surrounded by powerful women, on a mission, purposeful, and conscious.
I want women to tap into their gifts and abilities in order to serve others and provide for themselves.
I want women to believe their wildest dreams and aspirations absolutely can come true!
Join us in the next networking intensive here!