What do people who reach their goals consistently do? They set goals. Then seek mentors. Next, they strategize. Then, they reach their goals.
Conventional wisdom tells us to go it alone. Yet, going alone = not reaching goals.
Having the proper network makes all the difference in your success.
For example, if I want to bounce new ideas around, I reach out to my creative friend, Alicia, or my brother Eduardo. When I call Grace, she grounds me when I feel scattered. Bob and Jane, now retired professional speakers, give me feedback on business proposals and my presentations. There are many more who have generously shared their time, resources, and brilliance with me.
What a relief to have such a diverse and gifted Circle of Influencers who provide guidance, resources, connections, and make me a better leader. I never feel like I'm on my own and can get better results much faster!
It's all about how to leverage who you know to get what you want.
Imagine if you could:
✔ Reach out directly to someone for guidance who has been there and done that
✔ Boost your confidence by getting directions to the path to a promotion, negotiating the deal or handling a difficult situation
✔ Know exactly what, when and how to do something without figuring it all out on your own
✔ Spend your time and energy networking with people who make a difference in your life
✔ Stop collecting meaningless digital connections and make purposeful human connections
That is the power of your network.
Learning and Development Manager
"This simple idea (my Circle) taught me the deeper meaning of ‘networking’. To surround myself with people with whom I can easily exchange our gifts. This helped me in my decision-making process. Especially on how to better achieve the vision that I created for my future."
Meet your Guide
Valerie Hope, leadership coach, speaker and facilitator of the Circle of Influencers workshop.
Valerie regards life as the best teacher and the human being living it, as the star pupil.
For more than 20 years, Valerie has traveled the globe to develop and transform leaders in organizations like the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, the international leadership program, Up With People, and Hyatt Corporation. As a native Spanish speaker, her work has also impacted leaders throughout Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Today, Valerie is the CEO of Connect to Joy. As a leadership coach and professional speaker, she is committed to ensuring leaders and those they lead, become more conscious, connected, and creative! She is fluid in her ability to facilitate to large audiences and work with individuals or groups to break down and support them in implementing concepts in their day-to-day interactions.
Her clients experience expanded success, the freedom to tap into their genius, and an environment of support and accountability.
Financial & Marketing Manager
"Once I began my list, I quickly realized what an amazing group of people I had around me! Asking them to serve on my Circle of influencers was a compliment to them. They were excited that they could be so beneficial in my journey and they gladly accepted."
Youth Development Program Director
"Formalizing my Circle in my head shifted the way I looked at my challenges. Meeting with people and seeing how receptive they were to my ideas gave me confidence and helped push me to keep moving forward. They almost always connected me to more people who would help."