Do you hate networking? Does it sometimes feel like a huge waste of time? Halelly's guest, Derek Coburn, entrepreneur and owner of two successful businesses and author of Networking is Not Working, has a contrarian point of view. Derek and Halelly discuss how he approaches networking differently from common practice and advice out there. He explains how you can ensure you get (and give!) the most value in the time you spend on networking, and the reason why reviving your dormant ties might be a much smarter and more effective networking strategy than just going to more networking events. He gives super practical, tactical advice but also talks about mindset and an overall goal-oriented approach that can help you become an ‘un-networker extraordinaire’ just like him. Take a listen now and share with others!
Host Halelly Azulay leads a peer-to-peer conversation with author, philosopher, and thinker Don Watkins (who was also featured on ep026) about mentoring. They chat about what mentoring is, how to get a mentor, how to become a mentor, and how to overcome the fear of asking for mentorship. They discuss how to ensure a good value exchange as well as common mistakes people make in asking a mentor for their help and in ensuring they ask for just the right kind of input – not too much or too little. What’s really in it for the mentor? Don and Halelly share advice and stories from their careers about being mentees/protégés as well as mentors, and of course actionable tips and advice you can put to use immediately to give and get more value out of the mentoring relationships in your life. Take a listen and share with others!