Tammy, not only shared her knowledge and expertise on Networking and putting your yourself out there to have more influence in your industry, but she also allowed us to partake in her view of Toronto’s City scape (from her office) too.
What’s In-Store for You:
What type of Networker are you… Are you the shy type, a wall-flower perhaps, you prefer not to be part of the conversation unless someone asks you a question? Or do you have it all together, you’re cool, calm & collected, and you work the room with ease, chatting it up with practically everyone? If you’re like me (says Lorie), you’re somewhere in between – and perhaps (also like me) you’re up to learning how you too can increase your focus, capability or confidence to become a better Networker!
It doesn’t matter which type of Networker you are, you’ll enjoy and learn from todays Interview with Tammy Heermann. We dive in and discuss things like having a Networking Mindset, the Skillsets needed to Network, and of course some best Practices to Networking. So, go ahead and grab a pen & paper (or as George would do – open an Evernote doc), because this is another powerful session filled with practical, actionable information that you don’t want to miss.
To get us started…
Here’s a jam packed summary of Tammy Heermann’s Professional Experience:
Tammy Heermann is a sought-after advisor who helps individuals and organizations get serious about leadership. She has developed pioneering and multiple award-winning programs aimed at changing mindsets, advancing skillsets, and sustaining deliberate practices to achieve high performance.
While having significant impact in the C-Suite, she is happiest when pushing up-and-coming leaders to break through organizational and self-imposed barriers to reach their potential. Her clients express the value of Tammy’s down to earth, practical style in creating an environment of trust in a room of strangers.
Tammy’s work developing leaders has included both global consulting and international management roles. Over the course of her career, she has worked with thousands of leaders. She is specifically sought out by Fortune 500 companies for her expertise in gender diversity and programs that accelerate female talent. Elevate Your Influence™, a two-day women in leadership experience designed by Tammy, won the 2015 Leadership Excellence award in the International Firm category by HR.com.
In addition to her work with LHH Knightsbridge, Tammy is a faculty member and expert coach for the Women of Influence Advancement Centre and also sits on the Women’s Leadership Advisory Committee for Women in Communications and Technology. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a Master of Science degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Marketing and Human Resources from the University of Saskatchewan.
Umm – WOW! That’s quite the repertoire… it was truly a pleasure to sit down and chat with Tammy, and we realized quite quickly that she’s very down to earth, and extremely passionate about what she does. So have a listen and let us know what you think.
Highlights and Takeaways Mentioned in this Episode:
Tammy is a Speaker, Advisor and Coach – helping people grow and break through barriers, and today we focus on one key area which we know that she has a lot of expertise in – Networking. She has a bring it on kind of attitude, so that’s what we did…
Here’s a few things that we asked:
- Networking is important, in fact one might say critical. Can you tell us what is networking to you and why it’s important to entrepreneurs and business people?
- Since we’ve gone down the path of introvert/extrovert, it’s only fitting that we ask is there a difference between how men versus women network?
- How does social media fit into today’s networking compared with traditional networking as we know it. What are some of the big nuances we need to be aware of?
- What are the most common mistakes you see people making when networking?
Our Goal was to provide you with a better understanding about Networking, the ins and outs, and how to go about implementing some networking strategies for you & your business. How did we do?
Has this podcast interview helped you shift your mindset about Networking? Do you have different versions of your story to share depending on the group of people that you’re Networking with?
It’s time to start seeing the world through a different lens… and work towards building strong relationships.
P.S… Don’t forget to take some time to think about the 3 types of Networks Tammy shared, and determine where you need to start putting some extra time and energy into your networking.
The 3 types of Networks were Operational, Future Focussed & Career!
- Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Ideas & Insights
- Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge
- Email: Tammy.Heermann@lhhknightsbridge.com
- Twitter: @
- Tammy’s LinkedIn
- “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Roth – (the book Lorie was trying to remember)
- We mentioned networking for Succession Planning, this was a powerful episode too.
Tammy loves quotes just as much as we do – so she was game to play along with the “Examination Room”.
Our quote today is by Harvey Mackay (the master networker himself)…
“My Golden Rule of Networking is simple: Don’t keep score.”
~ Harvey Mackay
Tammy summed it up well when she said “Networking is a long term game, it’s not about keeping score…”
To see this quote along with other Inspiring & Motivating Quotes like this – head over to the ‘Empower Inspire Motivate’ Facebook page. Or just go to measurementdoctor.com/inspire
Would You Prefer To Watch The Interview?:
We’ve continued on the path of recording the Podcast with a video version too, as long as our Interviewees are game (for those listeners, who’d like to watch instead of just listen). Let us know what you think – Do we continue with video recordings – or do we just stick to the Audio?
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