The Society of Professional Consultants

Helping Solo Professionals Develop and Grow Their Businesses and Effectively Serve Their Clients

The Society of Professional Consultants (SPC) offers networking, mentoring, and education for consultants, solo professionals, and entrepreneurs. We sponsor monthly lunch and dinner meetings for Boston-area business owners, and provide nationwide support and mentoring for both new and seasoned consultants.

Dinner Meeting on Monday, September 17th

The Six Types You Need in Your Network: Weaving a Network that Works for You

Does networking feel overwhelming? Do you wish there was a better way of figuring out who you need to know? To focus your activities so networking feels less haphazard and more strategic?

Studies of high performer networks and network science shows us that all networks are not created the same. People with stronger networks have six specific types represented in their networks, including mentors, sponsors, truth tellers, and gatekeepers. Learn about these four types—and the other two types you need—in this engaging, interactive session. Along the way, we’ll bust some popular myths, like the best people to have in your network are the ones you don’t have yet and one mentor is enough, and we’ll have fun doing it.   

What you’ll take away from this workshop:

  • An understanding of the six types everyone needs in their network
  • An assessment of how well represented those types are in your network
  • Your next steps for filling network gaps and finding people to play missing roles

About Our Speaker:

Maya Townsend went from hiding in the corner at networking events to leading a company (Partnering Resources) that helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. Using the science underlying human relationships and networks, she uncovers sound practical methods for making soft skills generate hard results. Co-editor of The Handbook for Strategic HR, she'll happily tell you why you should throw out your performance reviews, and why most human resources departments need a total makeover. 


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