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Build Your Network and a Dream Career

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Class Introduction

J. Kelly Hoey

Build Your Network and a Dream Career

J. Kelly Hoey

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Boy, we've got a full day talking about networking, probably a word that is putting fear into a lot of people's hearts and heads and palms and all the rest of it. Let's talk about what we're gonna do today. We're going to hopefully dispel some myths, blow up what you think networking is. We're gonna give you a new road map because the reason you're watching this course or you're here in the studio audience is because you don't like the way you feel about it now or you've got questions or anxieties. And let's give you a new roadmap so you can go forward confidently, comfortably, and hopefully having a lot of fun. Let's reduce some of those anxieties. Let's talk about what generosity and what it means in this hyper-connected digital world in terms of sharing information and how actually telling people what you want and sharing content and putting yourself out there can be a really generous act of networking. And let's admit it, in the digital age we all think we can swipe and click and f...

riend and connect, and we've made ourselves a new friend, and we can ask them for anything. Well, guess what, hate to tell you, even though we have new platforms and tools, some of the same old rules apply.

Class Description

A strong network is one of our most important career and business assets. And yet, most of us relegate networking to the bottom of our to-do list. Even worse, we wait until a career emergency to hastily slap together a viable network to help us in our hour of greatest need.

If you want to pursue your dream career, networking must become a priority. But how do you know where to begin? How do you build strong relationships in an authentic way? And how do you get over your deep-seated fear of putting yourself out there?

J. Kelly Hoey, author of “Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World,” offers a comprehensive roadmap for building a powerful network that yields real results. She’ll give you practical, actionable insights and tips that you can use right now to create a network that provides opportunities and accelerates your career.

In this class, you’ll learn how to build your network and:

  • Reach out to people with confidence.
  • Know what you want and where you’re going.
  • Map out your linear or nonlinear journey.
  • Navigate career crossroads and passionately pursue uncharted paths.
  • Find high-quality connections in every aspect of your life.
  • Act with generosity in your business relationships.
  • Be intentional about your networking—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Michael Donnelly

Wow! I have been connected to and following Kelly since I had the pleasure of seeing her speak live a year ago. When she posted she was doing a CreativeLive I cleared my calendar for the day and I couldn't be happier that I did! Kelly takes the 'blah blah blah' that we hear every day when it comes to career advice (whether seeking or building) and turns it into tangible, meaningful, and interactive opportunities to find what works for you, what gets responses, and teaches you how to level up. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I loved it so much after watching the live production, (and already reading the book, and listening to the audible) I bought the class to refer back to. Let's go!

Tomas Verver

It's a nice refresher about how networking works. How to build your dream network and how you can help people with your network. The instructor is engaging, and helps you being authentic while networking. It's a nice sidecourse about the businesspart of being a creative entrepreneur.

a Creativelive Student

I couldn't recommend Kelly Hoey's book and course enough! She is passionate about community building and networking and her teaching style is entertaining and extremely informative with actionable tips in my business coaching. I recommend her book to my business coaching clients all the time in my lectures at colleges and for my clients. You have only so much time, and this workshop will be an investment in your career and business you won't regret. Thank you, Kelly!