What you will learn:

The word ‘networking’ feels icky. Cold calling? A nightmare. But… isn't that what I have to do? How else will I make the connection that’ll lead to a perfect collaboration or an amazing opportunity?

In this Elective, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the secret that changed my life: the person you need is already connected to you.

You’ll learn how to activate your existing relationships to land that great role, locate that ideal business partner, and reach your goals. Instead of straining to build a database of hollow connections with strangers, you’ll learn how to start with your authentic support network. You'll be able to look at where you want to be, and harness the power of genuine relationships to get there. You'll draw a map that will let you navigate with confidence towards whatever you're looking to achieve.

You will be able to stop “networking” and start the true human business of connecting.

About the instructor:

Sheena Collier is the Founder & CEO of The Collier Connection (TCC) and Boston While Black (BWB). She has 17 years of experience in business development, growth strategy, brokering partnerships, and event design. Sheena has a proven ability to build communities by getting the right people in the right spaces and moving them to take action.

Through TCC, Sheena works with mid-to-large-sized companies, startups, and city institutions to grow their audience through in-person, digital launches and space activations. Having earned a reputation as a connector, convener, and organizer, she has planned launch events, digital campaigns, and designed program models that have reached audiences of 25 to 25,000.

In 2020, Sheena founded Boston While Black, a digital and in-person membership network created to help retain Black professionals, students, and entrepreneurs in the region through curated access to a digital community, culturally-relevant virtual & in-person experiences, guides to navigate the city, and authentic personal and professional connections. BWB is creating a city where Black people want to live and work because they have the spaces, tools, and relationships to find their tribe, grow their network, navigate the city, and have fun.

Sheena received her BA from Spelman College and her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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