Leadership & Life Coaches
Kelly Hoey is an author, connector, and networking expert with a unique ability to tap into networks and make valuable connections.
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network. As a connector, and networking expert, Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). She has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, keeps a column on Inc.com, blogs on myturnstone.com and tweets frequently.
Kelly’s career story is one transformation, and can only be explained by her unique ability to tap into networks and make valuable connections. Her career started in corporate law, eventually transitioning to the management side of Big Law. A chance opportunity in 2009 to work with a visionary leader sparked her transition from earning a paycheck to seeking equity. Co-founding a startup accelerator then an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of her journey of reinvention as an author, influencer and investor. In addition to her portfolio of angel investments (Levo League, Hullabalu, Smigin, CloudPeeps, flowthings.io), she is an LP in two funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and an advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. On top of these professional pursuits, Kelly is the Chief Tech Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Girls Geek Club.
What was your career path, and how did it lead you to where you are today?
One of your favorite pieces of advice is: “Stop committing random acts of networking.” What do you mean by that?
What are three of your top tips for networking?
How do you leverage social media to network online?
How do I find a mentor?
Why is it important for women to support other women?
How do you think men respond to powerful women? Has it impacted your dating or personal life?
What are your favorite yearly events for women?
What are your favorite yearly events for women? (Extended)
Do you believe in six degrees of separation?
How do you think your business networking tips could be applied to dating?
Any unusual places where you have met good people?
Why do you have a crush on Warren Buffett?
How do you improve your self-awareness?
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