“Build your expertise, your network, and your bank account” with Kelly Hoey, Author, Speaker, Networking Expert

E44: “Build your expertise, your network, and your bank account” with Kelly Hoey, Author, Speaker, Networking Expert

Kelly Hoey gets the power of networking. She knows the importance of investing in the people you connect with is a huge factor in your career success. Kelly shares networking secrets she learned when she studied the success of people in organized networks.  If you can link arms and look for that mutually beneficial win-win, networking opens up the door for stepping out of your comfort zone, owning your expertise, and finding opportunities that you might not otherwise know about.

Tune in to hear how you can build your expertise, build your network and build your bank account (yes, invest in that ‘me fund’)…

Episode Outline:

  • [04:40] Taking chances, what’s the worst that could happen?
  • [12:50] The 3 pieces of advice that are key to your success…
  • [16:18] You need to show up for your network every single day.
  • [16:46] Be good to people every day, then they’ll be there for you when you need them.
  • [25:06] Diversity is important because you don’t want someone who brings the precise same network that mirrors your own, you need to tap into different insights, different perspectives, different experiences…

About Kelly Hoey:

Kelly Hoey is determined to change the way we understand and approach the critical career skill of networking. She’s the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Connections In A Hyper-Connected World (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House), a modern, practical guide to the necessary (and frequently dreaded) task of networking.  

Kelly has worked with top companies, brands and conferences. She’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, co-created and moderated the “Meet The Innovators” speaker series at Apple, and contributed to a whole host of publications such as The New York Times,, Fast Company, and Inc. Kelly’s networking insights have been featured in a wide range of publications from Real Simple, Working Mother, Good Morning America, AARP,, Brit & Co, The Muse, SHRM, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CBC Radio,, AARP, The Ladders, Parade, Business Insider, U.S. News & World Report and many more.

Active in the startup community, especially around female founders, Kelly has been lauded in various publications.

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