Act With Purpose
Set Clear Goals
Develop Your Pitch
Hone Your Research
Find New Opportunities
Your current circle defines, possibly even limits you. To expand into new opportunities you need to link to others’ circles. An important step to build connections is to change the patterns and places and people that are part of your daily/weekly routine.
Expand My Circles
You may not have a specific reason or purpose, but perhaps you hope to find one as you reach out to new people. Stepping into another pattern can be motivating and empowering when you land properly.
Join a Social Cause
Giving back isn’t about giving something away; it’s about fulfilling yourself, and in doing so making new connections and taking a chance on change.
You know you want to dig more deeply into a given field or to meet a specific person. “Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.” (Edward Albee)
Your passion is helping others, but you’re stuck only being able to help the same ways as before. You’ve run out of people to interest in a cause or buy a product. It’s time to expand, grow, and diversity your life to help those you’ve committed to who are in need.
I’d rather not say
You have your reasons. We won’t pry, but you know your life will be enriched only when you learn how to make changes for yourself and not for anyone else.
David has been a close friend and colleague since college. He has made incredible introductions for my businesses, and we’ve collaborated on dozens of projects together both creatively and through his work with many nonprofits. He is an outstanding leader and extremely strategic in his approach to business and philanthropy.
The connections David made led to arrangements with major pop stars and artists, and I often rely on his creative/strategic thinking as I take look for my next projects. He’s able to take apart any scenario and dissect it into actionable parts, making it possible to move things forward.
David and I have attended numerous events and dinners together, and his introductions (and insight into) people I’ve met in the art world have proved invaluable. I can always count on him to make the right connection, or give me an idea as to how I can make the most of my network.
David has been an invaluable resource to me in numerous areas of my business. He has connected me to incredible people, hosted workshops and panels for my conference ConnectorCon and has also served on our advisory board where he was instrumental in the growth of the conference. David is someone who I trust to always bring value to anyone I introduce him to. It’s always a pleasure to work with him.
David Homan is first and foremost a good friend. Since David was introduced to the board of our foundation more than 6 years ago, we have been regularly utilizing his knowledge, both in the philanthropic space and in the art world. David's advice and connections have helped grow our foundation and shape our brand.
David is a natural connector. From the moment you meet him, you feel engaged and an authentic relationship forming. He has a talent for understanding people and cannot help but brainstorm people whom you should know and ideas to consider. His introductions have consistently led to fruitful conversations.
David has deep experience with and a strong understanding of the dynamics of the world of philanthropy, and the ability to apply that knowledge creatively and critically towards solving strategic issues.