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Happy Birthday To Me

By August 24, 2016February 1st, 2019No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Last year I gathered 250+ friends together for my 50th Birthday Roast, this year I’m celebrating by jumping on a plane and sending out this brief newsletter.

The gratitude for opportunity, to pursue your dreams daily and to be supported in doing so, is truly an amazing gift. A privileged gift in fact, and I remind myself not to overlook that. Pursuing what you want to do in life or feel compelled or driven to do or passionate for…is an immense privilege. I started my “career” in 1991 (no, I’m not counting the part-time jobs and internships that preceded my first job in a law firm) however, it is only now at age 51 that I know I’m doing what I was meant to be doing. Yes, I’m more than a bit thankful I finally found my true calling! And I’m thankful for the journey with all of its ups, downs, detours etc. that brought me to where I am now.

I’m immensely grateful, that you take the time to read this damn newsletter of mine every week, that so many of you have pre-ordered my book “Build Your Dream Network” and supported a cause near and dear to my heart, the YWCA of NYC’s Girls Geek Club.

A very happy day pretty much daily for me, indeed.

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J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at