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How to Develop Valuable Connections
By Dianne McKim
Posted: 2024-04-15T16:47:02Z

By Marlutta Correll, MA, CPLC, PCC (AGCC Member Benefits Team)


Networking within a professional community like the AGCC can significantly enhance your professional development and offer a sense of camaraderie. Making the effort to connect with fellow members can lead to fruitful collaborations and lifelong professional relationships. 


Connecting with another AGCC member can be a rewarding way to share knowledge, experiences, and common interests. Whether meeting for lunch or connecting virtually, such interactions can offer valuable insights, foster professional relationships, and enhance your experience. Here are some steps you could consider to make the most of your AGCC membership benefits to connect with others.


Explore the Member Directory

Explore the AGCC members directory to find other coaches or members with similar interests or who are located nearby. Look for profiles that resonate with your professional goals or personal interests. Update your own profile to help others connect with you!


Reach Out

Once you've identified potential contacts, reach out to them via email. Introduce yourself and suggest that you connect due to your similar fields or interests. Propose an in-person meeting or virtual catch-up via Zoom, Google Meet or another platform.


Propose a Specific Plan

When suggesting a meet-up, be specific about the agenda. Whether it's to discuss industry trends, share coaching techniques, or simply get to know each other, having a clear purpose can make the meeting more productive and engaging.


Offer Value

Remember, networking is a two-way street. Think about how you can offer value to your new contacts, whether through sharing resources, providing feedback, or supporting their projects.


Meet up with AGCC Activities

Besides one-on-one meetings, participating in AGCC-sponsored events can also provide additional opportunities to connect with other members.Networking wi thin your AGCC community can significantly enhance your professional development and offer a sense of camaraderie. When you make the effort to connect with fellow members it can lead to fruitful collaborations and lifelong professional relationships.


Go ahead, initiate a connection today!

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