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From My Inbox: May 15, 2023 Edition

By January 12, 2024No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network


Thank you for these nugget emails!

Yes I rather loved receiving the SO SO SO GOOD! email note. I mean really, whose ego is so BIG that it doesn’t have time for an authentic dose of unsolicited enthusiasm….wait, don’t answer that, answer this question instead: what do you think?

And the poll results are in…

I read “From My Inbox” for the

  • Randomness of the ???? – 32%
  • I ???? the curation – 32%
  • 1️⃣ word: GIFs – 0%
  • Shocker! For the content ???? – 28%
  • Why not? ???? – 8%

Now back to my routine ???? (which will continue unless you add your 2 cents via the poll or comment below or if you feel like it, an email or heaven forbid! I may actually post a NOTE on SubStack one day ???? ).

  • Grab your public speaking, executive presence, voice and communication questions and get this date on the calendar: May 24 (that’s when Casey and Julie from Vital Voice Training are hosting Q&A / Office Hours). + Casey and Julie share their insights on harnessing the power of your voice with Jennifer Justice, host of the Takin’ Care of Lady Business podcast.
  • Investing in Women Founders. May 31st join AwakenHub in NYC to discover how to become part of AwakenAngels, the women founded community with predominantly women investors supporting women led startups across the island of Ireland.
  • The Women In Innovation (WIN) Awards are back for 2023. WIN is a global platform to celebrate and elevate women, and their awards theme this year is all about Movers & Makers. Find out more (and details on how to apply) here.
  • Investors, join 37 Angels for their Pitch Forum on Friday, June 23.
  • Seeking more startup / investor events? Find a lovely curated list here.
  • Pre-determined destinations. Endless to-do lists. Time lines and deadlines. How about losing track of time, without a step-count accomplishment agenda? How to Wander (Psyche)
  • Is it an exception to the rule, or just discretion to adapt the rule for the circumstances? The Virtue of Discretion (Aeon)
  • Women now dominate the book business. Why there, and not in other creative industries? (NPR)
  • The world, the people in it, and our experiences are not binary or easily defined. Two things can coexist in opposition to each other, and both can be true at the same time. Wonder embraces life’s beautiful, messy complexity in a way happiness doesn’t.
  • What if we’re so fixated on happiness that we’ve failed to question whether happiness is what we should be pursuing? Happiness is a trap. Here’s what to pursue instead (CNN)
  • Julia Landauer – 2X champion racecar driver from New York City and Stanford University graduate (yes, NASCAR and a BSc) – is sharing her POV in a new podcast. If you know me, I do love my podcasts, so this one created by my pal Julia, is on my must-listen playlist.
  • You may treat your body as a temple, but how about your world? Take a listen to How to set yourself free with ritual (Psyche)
  • Feedback + performance reviews are not the same thing (especially when the conversations are divorced from salaries, bonuses and promotion). Having recently been asked about this (that is, how to support employees by delivering effective feedback in a scenario where the manager has no control over salary increases or promotions), I’m again recommending the book Let’s Talk AND suggesting you watch my interview with the book’s author, Dr. Therese Huston.
J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.