About J. Kelly Hoey

Speaker + Author

My entire career story is a networked one. Networking is the only explanation for the journey from my first career (lawyer) to being invited to join non-profit and startup boards, to dine with Malala, to write a book and so much more. I’ve tweeted, linked-in’d, meetup’d, blogged, followed-up and connected into a vast array of ridiculously exciting opportunities.

My networked experiences are the reason why I wrote Build Your Dream Network.

As an author, writer, podcast host and speaker, my goal is to help you build better, stronger personal connections. I want you to achieve greater personal success whether it is advancing your career up the corporate ladder, navigating your first job (or encore career), pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or crowdfunding your passion project.

J. Kelly Hoey - keynote speaker networking expert - ABOUT

A few networking truths I’ve discovered to encourage you to dive in to your dreams:

  • Introverts are savvy network builders. Why? Because they manage their networking discomfort by being more focused and thoughtful in their networking actions.
  • The 3 P’s of networking are: People! People! People! Whether you’re connecting online or offline, sticking to networking basics is what matters.
  • Random networking is hit & miss networking! Networking is not endless schmoozing with people you hardly know or reaching out only when you need something. Successful network builders invest time to build stronger connections – daily – by being more precise in the micro-networking actions we all engage in daily.
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network
J. Kelly Hoey - author networking expert keynote speaker

Beyond the book & blog!

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Looking to advance your career or grow your business or have some other burning network building question that you can’t find the answer to? Yes, I’d love to connect you to the answer! Email me: kelly @ jkellyhoey.co