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The Power of Strategic Networking with Keri Laine

June 14, 20232 min read

Episode Overview:

In this insightful episode, host Ross sits down with former C-suite executive and now-successful entrepreneur, Keri Laine. They delve into the key strategies Keri used to transition her career from corporate HR and M&A to launching her own consulting practice. At the heart of her journey, Keri shares how strategic networking and relationship building have played crucial roles in her success.

Key Talking Points:

  • How to approach relationships strategically for career growth and transition.

  • The importance of offering help and value first to build trust in professional relationships.

  • Leveraging conferences to make strategic connections and how a focused approach can optimize this.

  • Overcoming fear and embracing bravery to follow your passion and achieve success.

Notable Quotes:

  • "Who do you want to be? And how do you surround yourself with them?"

  • "If you give parts of yourself, people tend to want to give back when you need it."

  • "If you have the dream, follow your passion, the paycheck will come."

  • "Choose to be brave, even when you don't feel like you are. Nobody's gonna know the difference."


  1. Be strategic in building relationships for career growth, not just in terms of who you want to be but also in terms of who can open doors for you.

  2. Attending conferences can be extremely beneficial. Make sure to have a plan and a clear purpose for attending, focusing on meeting certain types of people that align with your goals.

  3. Be ready to offer help and value to others. This approach of paying it forward can pave the way for stronger relationships and open up opportunities down the line.

  4. Bravery and determination are key in achieving your goals. Even if you don't feel brave, choose to be brave. It's a decision that can change the trajectory of your career.

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Ross Williams is an award-winning event creator, sales professional, international speaker and digital marketing expert. Ross was awarded the Click Funnels Two-Comma-Club for producing over $1 million in sales through one funnel online. He has created event experiences of up to 10,000 people and has built a single city sales territory to $4 million/year with face-to-face sales. He is the founder of Modern Profits where he helps entrepreneurs, sell more courses, get more high ticket coaching clients and grow their businesses and becoming an authority in their niche by leveraging speaking on stage, even if they have no experience speaking and have no idea what to talk about.

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