Networking

Jul 12

The Social Shutout: How Women Can Direct a Business Conversation Away From Sports

When delivering workshops about business networking, an inquiry that I often get from the female participants is, “What if I don’t do sports?”. In other words, since they don’t follow college or professional sports, how can these women find a…
Jun 08

Back To Business: 6 Ways To Politely Decline When You Get Hit-On While Networking

Women of the business world: There’s a type of awkward male/female interaction in the network setting that has likely taken many of you by surprise, but rarely gets discussed with or addressed by your colleagues and supervisors. It can’t be…
May 11

Leveraging Friendships In Business: 5 Tips For The Good-Intentioned

Warren Buffet once implied in a quote that, as a company, when you don’t consider hiring women, you’re limiting yourself to half the talent. Now, think of this in terms of business network contacts. Are you inadvertently closing off the…
Dec 15

Words To Live By: DRIVEN’s Best Blog Articles of 2015, Part 1

  Each and every week, DRIVEN’s blog page is updated with a brand-new, relevant article, usually relating to the business perspectives encompassed within our mission to “support the health, well-being and success potential of motivated professionals”. Typically composed by Deborah…
Dec 08

Embracing Good Habits Daily: The First 90 Minutes

Just as DRIVEN has been exploring key topics in business and life success, including time management and energy management, I personally have been applying these lessons to my own life as DRIVEN’s founder. After all, if I don’t walk the…
Nov 10

Networking Know-how: The Top 5 Tips to Manage Contacts

DRIVEN’s recent Network Management Workshop was another incredible event, focused on how to utilize the multiple contacts and potential life-changing individuals we meet at various events. It can be very overwhelming, not only meeting people, but also knowing how best…
May 18

What if You ‘Rode the Wave’ of Fear Instead of Letting it Drown You?

At a recent DRIVEN Professionals event (formerly known as Women’s Advancement Compact), Cara Power of Cara Power Coaching and The Paradox of Leadership addressed Fear in the Workplace (it turns out we have many!). When we think of fear, it’s…
Apr 28

The Currency Of Compassion: Leveraging Your Network With Perspective

Network management is like wine: The more you expose yourself to it, the more you appreciate its nuance. Once you’ve achieved a certain level of expertise (and hopefully enjoyed a few glasses of nice Burgundy along the way), you’re off-and-running…