“Build a bigger table, not a taller fence.” Community is what I believe in, both online communities and offline communities. I also love LinkedIn and spend a lot of time here. I aim to support others in creating connections, experiences, encouraging others to share their stories and to produce content that adds value to others.
A large part of my current focus is on social networking and how we can better build community and connections in the digital world. I help my clients get the most out of social media, with a heavy focus on LinkedIn, assisting them in growing their business through genuine connection and storytelling.
My professional background is in recruitment and IT. Throughout my career, I have advocated technology when training businesses and recruiters in order to maximize success (initially through CRMs and then this grew into a focus on LinkedIn).
I am also a co-founder of the #LinkedInLocal movement, having held the first one globally in June 2017. One of my current focuses is continuing to build this idea, inspiring similar events around the world, promoting the idea of building online relationship offline and supporting local businesses.
In general, I am always seeking (and sharing) innovative ways in which to save time, stand out from the crowd, grow your business, redesign your work practices, and have fun at work! I throw into the mix some ideas around being a working parent and I'm switching off on Sundays in 2018 (#letsswitchoff).
I am always keen to meet new professional acquaintances. Please reach out if you want to talk #linkedinlocal, LinkedIn community building, LinkedIn strategy, getting social online, training, new business opportunities, or if would like to simply follow my updates. Connect with me here or my email is email@example.com. After all, creating and fostering relationships - and helping others - is a cornerstone of conducting business today.