Alana Muller, author of Coffee-Lunch-Coffee, started blogging to teach others a pragmatic, easy approach to networking.
After ten years of rising through the ranks of a Fortune 500 corporation, Alana Muller made the decision to leave her comfortable, well-paying position in pursuit of a more entrepreneurial path. Not knowing where to begin – only that she needed to try something new – she turned to networking to seek her next adventure!
Beginning with a list of five trusted advisors, Alana’s journey over the next nine months eventually took her to over 160 meetings with other professionals. Networking was her full-time job, and it became a whole new way of thinking about the power of relationships in helping others. Alana’s approach, “Coffee-Lunch-Coffee,” helped her to maintain her focus and achieve her career goals. Through her blog, keynote speeches and workshops, Alana continues to share the lessons she has learned in becoming a master networker.
Alana is President of Kauffman FastTrac, the nation’s leading provider of training to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs – giving them the tools, resources and networks to start and grow successful businesses. Kauffman FastTrac was created by the Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation whose mission is to advance entrepreneurship as a key to growing economies and expanding human welfare.
Alana has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Mike and Karen Herman Family Fellowship for Women in Entrepreneurship, and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Smith College. Additionally, Alana is actively involved in the community and serves on several not-for-profit boards including those of the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Community Foundation, Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and the Smith College Alumnae Association of Greater Kansas City.
You may connect with Alana at CoffeeLunchCoffee@gmail.com or by leaving a comment on this blog.