I’ve always thought of myself as a connector of people. It didn’t seem to matter what position I held, I seemed to find myself connecting people with other people or businesses that might help them in some way.
My interest in helping people led me to a degree in psychology. That same desire to help people drove me to study how we could improve our quality of life by following healthier lifestyles. I became interested in natural foods, reducing exposure to pollution, holistic health practices.
I understand that the world of conventional advertising and promotions for many consumer categories has been disrupted by the internet and social media.
This disruption is causing some old established businesses to contract and some to fail. I don't feel threatened by this disruption; I see it as a huge opportunity to use my skills to help people and businesses that are frustrated or overwhelmed by the rapidly changing environment.
As a connector, I have seen how important networking has become. Networking too has become disrupted in the digital age. “Virtual” events, meetups, chat groups, social media threads have replaced many “live” opportunities to meet other people face-to-face. Networking may be in the throes of change, but it is as important as ever, probably more so.
Many entrepreneurs engage in networking as a way to become known to members of their community and to help forge new relationships. These relationships become vital especially for referrals.
I have held many professional roles in the past several years but none have given me more pleasure than helping businesses realize their greatest potential. I have helped companies gain more online exposure through my unique methods and have connected them with other people or organizations that could propel them in an upward direction. Having worked with companies of all sizes, it’s easy to see that the common thread weaved through all is the ability to connect with key talent; forging new relationships with people all over the world that can help a business grow.
What does your organization need? Let’s help you find it.
“Acquiring the right talent is the most important key to growth. Hiring was –and still is –the most important thing we do”. –Mark Bennioff
Peter is a published author, writer, speaker and marketer.
Peter has had an interesting life spent mainly in Africa before moving to Canada in 2004.
He has worked for large and small corporations, started and owned several businesses and was a farmer in Zimbabwe.
His experiences gained from living in different parts of the world, in different cultures and frequently under arduous conditions have given him an ability to bring a different perspective to challenging business situations.
The story of his adventures and life in different parts of Africa can be found on his personal blog. Peterwrightsblog.com.