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Build Your Dream Network with J. Kelly Hoey

By April 10, 2019No Comments

From the Networking With Michelle podcast:

J. Kelly Hoey is an acclaimed business columnist and networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network. As a connector, and networking expert, Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). She has a column on, blogs on (as well as Medium and and tweets frequently (@jkhoey). Kelly has appeared as an investor panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch and is the host of the BroadMic podcast.

As much as I love sharing the message on the importance of networking and relationships, I love learning about it from others. One thing I learned from Kelly is that diversity goes beyond race and gender. Our network should also consist of a mix of psychographics and demographics. This interview is an absolute value add: The mindset, activity, and process of networking. Are introverts or extroverts better networkers? How we can “Stop committing random acts of networking?” Diversity of networking from women, mentorship, and a lot more!

Quote: “Sometimes your network sees more in you than yourself.” J. Kelly Hoey

Be sure to pick up Hoey’s new book Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.