Building your Network with Michael Dulworth


Talent Champions with Diana Thomas brings you relevant and engaging discussion focused on issues facing the world of HR and talent development. Your host, Diana Thomas, is a prominent leader in the talent development space, not only as a seasoned talent VP for McDonald’s Corporation, but also as an executive coach and advisor to high-potential leaders.

Networking is a critical and underrated success factor for talent champions, which is why we’re devoting another episode to talking about how to build your own strategic and intentional network. Michael Dulworth, a professional networker and CEO at Executive Networks, addresses some of the biggest challenges people associate with networking.

Do you want to network with Mike? Find him on LinkedIn.

Networking Resources from Episode 4

Looking for more great content about networking? Check out these links that were discussed in the episode.

  • Rob Cross: Professor and researcher applying social network analysis to critical business issues
  • “Collaborative Overload” on Harvard Business Review: Collaborative demands of work have contributed to key talent becoming overloaded at work
  • YOU by Flerish: App to help you build your personal advisory board
  • The Startup of You: Visual summary and advanced tips for using LinkedIn, based on the book of the same title

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About the Author

Diana Thomas

As a proven successful executive, Diana brings decades of experience, expertise and education to her coaching with business executives, teams and learning/talent leaders to increase their impact, inspire committed followership and engagement, and build strong diverse teams that pull together to achieve Winning Results. In addition to coaching, Diana is a partner and trainer with Clean Language for Coaches Resource Center. She is the co-author of the 2018 strategic leadership book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions. Diana began her career as a McDonald’s restaurant crew member in 1979, and rose to become Vice President of Training, Learning & Development for McDonald’s USA. In this role, she led all aspects of training and development including the restaurant training curriculum at Hamburger University, McDonald’s global training center of excellence.

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