Andy Lopata, labeled by the Financial Times as ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’, is a master of strengthening business relationships.
A renowned international speaker, he is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and is also one of just 23 recipients of the PSA’s top honour, the Award of Excellence.
Andy is the author of three books on building professional relationships and leveraging your network, and enjoys mentoring senior leaders and hosting retreats that focus on tapping into the power of your network.
Andy joins me today to discuss how his business has evolved over the last 21 years and why he was prompted to become his own boss.
He dives into the misconceptions of what networking is, why he coaches senior professionals on the importance of building and nurturing relationships, and how to break down silos and tap into the power of support networks.
Andy also shares how he’s dealing professionally and personally with the current pandemic crisis and why it’s vital to frame your reaction to these difficult times with humanity and kindness.
“You deal with setbacks by looking forward.”Andy Lopata
This Week on The Power to Live More Podcast:
- How his freelance business evolved after he got involved with a networking group in the late 1990s
- Why he sees networking as a tool that can significantly help your business
- What prompted his recent business pivot, how he achieved it, and why his new focus enthuses him
- The opportunities that come amidst the loss and suffering of Covid-19
- How he manages his macro and micro-goals and why using a physical year planner helps him prioritise
- What prompted him to undertake a business accelerator programme
- How he is staying fit and healthy at home
- His approach to absorbing and recording information
- The recent changes he made in how he deals with setbacks
- What his day looks like when he’s ‘living more’
- Landmark forum
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World book by Cal Newport
Connect with Andy Lopata:
- Connecting is Not Enough Website
- Andy Lopata on LinkedIn
- Andy Lopata on Instagram
- Andy Lopata on Facebook
- Andy Lopata on YouTube
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