The Power of Networking with Leslie Grossman of Circle Leadership

October 15, 2021

Serial Entreprenista, Leslie Grossman, is a leadership coach, speaker, and author. She is the founder of Circle Leadership, an organization that shifts the mindset and confidence of women executives and entrepreneurs as they travel the path to their professional goals. Throughout her career, Leslie has presented womens’ leadership programs, workshops, and conferences worldwide. These have helped thousands of women take the next best step in their journey. Leslie also serves as the Faculty Director of the Executive Women’s Leadership Program at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and sits as Vice Chair on IMPACT Leadership’s Global Advisory Council.

Leslie joins us today to share her best tips for networking and building relationships that can take your business to the next level. She explains what it means to have an advisory board and details how to find the right people to build your own. She discusses what having the right coach can do for your business and describes her tactics for securing a sponsorship. Leslie also highlights why trust and relationships are at the heart of everything Entreprenistas do and underscores how you can be part of the Entreprenista Circles community.

“Being an Entreprenista means being part of a solar system of women, where we all help each other and collaborate to be successful as a group and community.” – Leslie Grossman

This week’s takeaways from Entreprenista:

  • Leslie’s incredible journey as a serial Entreprenista
  • How Leslie decided that she wanted to be a coach
  • The role of relationships in business and life and what it means to have an advisory board
  • What Leslie’s first advisory board looked like and her advice for structuring one
  • Taking care of your advisory board and the different ways to give back to them
  • Leslie’s recommendations for structuring meetings with your board of advisors
  • What Entreprenistas need to consider before starting a conference
  • Her tactics for getting sponsors for events, brand partnerships, and collaborations
  • Why we started the Entreprenista League
  • Leslie’s marketing strategies for getting women to join conferences
  • What Entreprenistas can expect when they work with Leslie in an Entreprenista Circle
  • Why women look for coaches and the characteristics that make a great coach
  • Leslie’s tips for feeling burnt out and her advice on why Entreprenistas need to take time off for themselves
  • What being an Entreprenista means for Leslie

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Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “Entreprenistas figure things out, though not alone.” – Leslie Grossman
  • “You don’t have an advisory board unless you’re willing to listen. It’s about being honest about your challenges and how they can help you.” – Leslie Grossman
  • “Trust and relationships are at the core of everything that we do.” – Leslie Grossman

Connect with Leslie Grossman:

If you’re looking to take your business to the next level:

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Whether you’re looking to scale your existing business and want to make the right connections, or you’re thinking about finally taking the leap to launch your business, we’re here to give you access to a community of women who will celebrate your every step, and with whom you can share the candid reality of building a business from scratch.

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