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Activate Connections That Will Transform Your Career

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to go beyond networking and activate connections that will transform your career.

Adrienne Bankert has a gift for connection. A national correspondent with ABC News, Adrienne has garnered two Emmys for her role on the Good Morning America weekend anchor team. She leaves people feeling better—while bringing compassion and equity to her storytelling. In this course, she shares the lessons she's learned on activating transformative connections with others. Explore your relationships to optimize your true connections and truly connect with people without placating, pretending, or compromising what you believe. Learn how to develop connections at work, how to initiate great connections with business partners and friends, and how to ignite real change in your community and marketplace. Adrienne’s advice and lessons guide you to be a champion of true connections.

This course was created by genconnectU. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.


  • Introduction to Adrienne Bankert
1. How to Architect an Authentic Connection
  • Building trust without an agenda
  • Building connections
2. Making the Time
  • Five for sure
  • Precious time with high-level people
  • Communication versus conversation—how to reach out
3. Networking Versus Connecting
  • Motivation
  • Expectations of networking
  • Connecting as a champion
4. Engagement
  • Ways to stay engaged at every moment
5. Authenticity Part I: Connecting with Yourself
  • Know yourself—operating at 100% of who you are
  • How giving unlocks the real you
  • Find clarity for your mind and vision
  • Kindness brings connection
6. Authenticity Part II: The Authentic Workplace
  • Connecting at work: Creating a genuine culture
  • A holistic outlook on employees
  • Being authentic eradicates fear and delivers hope
7. Staying In Touch
  • A mega tip for being a champion connector
8. Connecting a Lifelong Journey
  • How to connect with a mentor

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