This summer, as I stand up my new leadership development and coaching business, I am learning about the art of “engagement.” Engaging with people of like interests has been quite rewarding and educational for me.
Through engagement, I have earned new contracts for my business…just being proactive in my approach. I have met so many decision makers in their government agencies, corporations and churches, where I perform my training. The best is yet to come as I attend summer conferences and conventions that are hosted by major organizations in our communities – Black Enterprise, US Black Chambers, Inc., and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, not to mention great speaking engagements coming up this fall with youth services and medical organizations.
This is NOT about me…but about YOU. Please engage with your constituents and colleagues in your network. Be relentless in your approach, yet professional, tactful and assertive (not aggressive). You’ll be glad that you did!