Networking

Dec 01

Maximizing Your Holiday By Networking

Holiday time will soon be upon us. Get ready for some professional socializing! Although you may prefer holiday shopping, hanging out with friends or reading a good book under a fuzzy blanket to welcome winter, networking during the holidays might…
Jul 25

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: The Challenge of Confidence and Authenticity

DRIVEN uses our very own training platform GRACE In The WorkplaceTM to inspire and generate authentic women’s leadership in business. GRACE, which is an acronym for Grit, Resilience, Authenticity, Confidence and EQ, neatly encapsulates the strengths that, once refined, can…
Jun 27

Live Workshop: Cultivating Workplace Trust

Trust is the necessary foundation of solid relationships. Yet strangely, in most workplaces and in many client/service provider relationships, trust comes into question. Second-guessing another is a biologically embedded reflex when we encounter stressful situations. And let’s face it: No…
May 30

I Once Was Blind: 3 Ways That Unconscious Bias Can Be An Eye-Opener

Ah, the deceptive blind spot. Each of us is plagued by a few, which serve as big barriers to clear communications and a workplace culture of trust. That is, unless we actively arrange for those blind spots to be revealed…
Feb 28

Reliability: An Action That Truly DOES Speak Louder Than Words

In pondering the Trust Equation, one discovers that words are indispensable for building workplace trust. Words can make the difference between inclusion and exclusion on the part of the listener, and can define the credibility of the speaker. Also crucial…
Jan 13

Virtual Workshop: Your Self-Tailored Business Development Plan – Part I

Are you in professional services? An entrepreneur? Now that we’ve entered the era of relationships, the way we bring in business and create value for our company is through business development. And you know what that means: Those of us…
Nov 10

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: The Power of Intuition

Intuition is a fascinating phenomenon. It is one of our great assets, yet it’s seldom acknowledged or adhered to. This can be especially true in the careers of corporate folks. After all, professionals are encouraged to suppress their emotions at…
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…
Mar 22

The Power of Authentic Networking: 4 Lessons For The Introverted

  Last week I was excited and a tad anxious during lunch with my friend and colleague Cheryl Benton. Cheryl is the founder of the online magazine The Three Tomatoes….talk about the power of strategic partnership! So, why the anxiety?…