One of the best ways to start achieving your goals is to engage personally with Alana. Whether it's in a seminar, a workshop or a one-on-one coaching session, Alana can give you the tools you need to move confidently and effectively toward your desired outcomes.

SPEAKING

Allow Alana to join you and your colleagues, students and/or association members for your next meeting or conference to share an overview of the Coffee Lunch Coffee Networking Platform. Her engaging, personable presentation style will set your audience at ease, helping to make networking an appealing and accessible activity that all participants can learn.

NETWORKING SKILLS PRESENTATIONS/KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Coffee Lunch Coffee Networking Skills Presentations help participants formulate a strategic mindset around networking while creating a game plan to connect with others. Participants will leave the sessions with strategies for advancing their networking efforts and bolstering the quality of their relationship bases.

Presentations are 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the time available, and typically include a question-and-answer period as time permits.

NETWORKING WORKSHOPS

Coffee Lunch Coffee Networking Skills Workshops help participants formulate a strategic mindset around networking while creating a game plan to connect with others. During the sessions, participants engage in a number of preparatory exercises to help them hone their networking efforts and bolster the quality of their relationship bases. Participants leave workshops prepared to:

  • Identify key connectors presently in their networks;
  • Consider others in their communities who they wish to add to their relationship bases; and
  • Engage in meaningful conversations during networking interactions.

Typically, workshops last for approximately 1.5-2 hours, inclusive of an overview, individual and group exercises and a question-and-answer period. Workshops are ideal for business professionals, conference participants, students and career transitioners, and can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your company, university or association.

NETWORKING SHERPA

Hosting a conference for a large audience? Allow Alana to serve as your event "Networking Sherpa" to help your participants make the most of their time together – before, during and after the event.

Utilizing the Coffee Lunch Coffee Networking Principles, Alana will guide participants on their networking journeys. Whether members presently take an active approach to connecting with others or, conversely, shudder at the thought of having to reach out to others in a networking capacity, she can help them traverse what may sometimes feel like daunting territory, thereby truly making possible what seemed impossible.

In the weeks and days leading up to the event, she will distribute a series of pre-event reading materials to conference registrants to put them in the right frame of mind for networking at the event. She will also make myself available by email to answer questions and forge connections among conference goers. Then, during the event, she will offer a series of 10 to 20 minute talks throughout the day to the full audience to include an overview of the Coffee Lunch Coffee approach, tips for connecting with others in a meaningful way and a few exercises to practice the information the participants are learning. Finally, between sessions/presentations, Alana will host a "Networking Station" at which she will answer questions and help participants make the most of their day through relationship building.

All Networking Sherpa elements can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your organization. Contact Alana to learn more.

COACHING

Interested in improving your and/or your team's ability to establish and maintain long-term, meaningful professional relationships? Allow Alana to assist as your networking coach. Networking coaching is designed to help clients learn and utilize the fundamental skills necessary to create and maintain professional connections. She offers the following services:

  • 1:1 in-person and/or virtual networking coaching
  • Group coaching

Start with a two-month engagement, which includes:

  • Strengthscope™ with customized report and 1:1 debrief (Note: The Strengthscope™ instrument helps to identify the underlying qualities that energize you, contribute to your personal growth and lead to peak performance).
  • Three, 60-minute 1:1 face-to-face sessions
  • Up to two 15-minute "laser" sessions per person for urgent situations
  • Email communication responses with 24-hour turnaround
  • Various exercises and resources depending on your specific needs and requirements

CONSULTING

Is your company ready to get more engaged in the community? Are you trying to take a more strategic approach to your work? Allow Alana to help.

With more than 20 years of professional and corporate leadership experience coupled with her expertise in networking and strategic planning, Alana can help you and your organization to achieve your goals. Contact Alana to discuss your organization's specific needs.