When I embarked upon my Defector network, my mom shared one refrain that felt comforting to me – even as neither she nor I really had any idea what I was doing:

“You’re well-networked, you’re going to be okay.”

And as moms often are, she was right. I had built strong relationships with a wide range of people were integral to many of the opportunities I was able to take advantage of later on.

Having a wide network – and then deploying it at crucial moments – is more important to the Defector process than many give it credit. And whether you feel you have a wide network, or are worried about who you might be able to call upon for help, my final Defector Academy free offering of the summer can help.

Developing Your Defector-Ready Network, happening on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 12pm ET/9am PT, is an online live event developed to walk you through:

-what you should have ready before you start making overtures to your network,

-ways in which the people around you (including some less intuitive additions to your network “list”) can be helpful,

-how to engage in new professional networks online (and some strategies for adding “dream” folks to your list),

-ways to make meaningful connections offline, and

-answer your questions about how to do all this!

The event is free, and you can add on a network tracking tool ($21) or a 1:1 follow-up session with me ($49). However you choose to participate (and that can include telling a friend), I look forward to helping you unlock the power and potential of your professional network!