Just about anything is easier when we lean in to our natural talents, our strengths… even networking. Most people know that networking is important for careers, developing new business, and achieving greater success. Yet, most people we talk to view the actual process of networking with the same level of enthusiasm as one tends to have for flossing.

Have you found yourself procrastinating on networking tasks? Do these hurdles sound familiar?

  • I don’t know enough people
  • I don’t have enough time
  • I’m not ready

Networking coach, Cathy Paper, and I collaborated on an article for the Twin Cities Business Journal that covers how to use strengths to help you navigate around the usual bumps in the road and to make your networking more effective, and more fun.

Check out the article, Play to your strengths to build networking confidence. Then, come back here and let us know what strengths you will lead with to help you reach your networking goals!

About the author

Bruce heads BolsterUp, a coaching and consulting firm. Along with his colleagues, he guides clients in improving employee experience, creating high-performing teams, and increasing well-being and joy at work. BolsterUp helps forward-thinking leaders make their organization the place everyone wants to work.

Bruce specializes in helping teams work better together and managers to lead more effectively through better partnering, communication, and understanding. He coaches internationally, focusing on strengths-based development, professional capability-building, peak performance, resilience, and well-being.