How to find meaning behind every introduction w/ Lori Roddy

How to find meaning behind every introduction w/ Lori Roddy

As we engage more and more with those in our community, it's very likely that people will introduce others to us and say, "you two should talk." But what do we talk about when we do meet for the very first time?

In this video, Lori Roddy of The Neutral Zone shares how she ensures every meeting she has is always meaningful and purposeful for herself and the other individual.

An honest reflection: chasing the high, the crash that follows, and being driven to find a soft landing on solid ground

When you engage the way Engage engages, there is this “high” that comes from sharing your messy lives with each other, the goals that you have.

As the facilitator, I get my own version of the Engage High watching your faces. Watching what happens in the moment at Engage Over Coffee. 

But inevitably, after every event I facilitate, there is a crash

IMPACT: more and more and more

Whenever I describe Engage to someone for the first time, I get the same reaction but for three different reasons.

THE REACTION: an immediate, excited, audible intake of air.

Reason #1: This is exactly what they've been looking for and need RIGHT NOW.

Reason #2
: They wish they'd had this kind of support years ago when...

Reason #3
: They know how valuable being connected and having access to mentors was for them in the past, and they want to make that access possible and easier for others.

Why Being a Connector is Important w/ Jonathan Goldstein

Why Being a Connector is Important w/ Jonathan Goldstein

Some people just seem to have a gift for connecting people and ideas. They seem to know all kinds of people and they’re able to ‘connect people and bring them together.

Jonathan Goldstein of Narrow Gauge Ventures is one of these connectors.

In this video, Jonathan explains why he cherishes the opportunity to connect people.