Dolphin Tank: Creating the Joy in Goal Setting

In this episode of Dolphin Tank called "Creating the Joy in Goal Setting," e4e partner Karen Hoffman introduces Kelly Kimberlin and her business. As a Life Master Coach, Kelley works with individuals to develop actionable goals they can work towards to achieve a fulfilling life. She asks the audience for advice to grow her business and receives valuable feedback any business leader can learn from.

 

 

Growing a Valuable Organization on a Shoestring

In this presentation called "Growing a Valuable Organization on a Shoestring," e4e partners Karen Hoffman and Cynthia Correll discuss how Karen successfully created her nonprofit organization, Gateway to Dreams. Karen emphasizes the importance of building a strong support network as a fist step. She also explains how to keep a team motivated and navigate financial obstacles on a shoestring budget.

Contacts, Connection and Collaboration

Master connector, author and dream coach Karen Hoffman opens her presentation inviting the audience to consider the difference between a single transaction and a relationship that involves an ongoing set of transactions, monetary and otherwise.

 

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Video: Strategic Bartering

Barter can extend our cash reserves, increase our spending capacity, and help us attract new customers and opportunities.

Barter expert and author Karen Hoffman shares over 20 years of experience, including national and international perspectives on bartering. In her presentation and her book, The Art of Barter, she describes trades of just a few dollars up to those involving millions of dollars. While most people are comfortable using cash, layaway, credit cards or borrowing from a bank or family, she describes the many ways bartering can impacts our lives and can minimize use of cash and stretch the assets we have all while attracting new customers and opportunities.

In her presentation, Karen clarifies:

  • Ways we barter - direct one-on-one, a broker or barter company, trade dollars
  • Reasons we barter – to increase cash reserves, gain new customers
  • What we barter – goods, services, benefits
  • How to identify trade-worthy products or services
  • Communications when we barter – the importance of clarity and structure
  • Timing - when to introduce barter
  • Why to barter – incentives, networking, stretch goals and giving to the community

Making the impossible possible is a trademark of Karen Hoffman, often referred to as the queen of possibilities. In this presentation, she demonstrates the power of creating opportunities where they are typically not unrecognized.

Karen Hoffman is founder of Gateway to Dreams, an organization designed to connect and promote people so they can live their dreams and provide their valuable services to the world. Call her today at 314.503.6376 or email her at Karen@cityofexperts.com

Video: The Gateway to Dreams

Have a dream you’ve always wanted to fulfill but felt was impossible? Don’t be too hasty giving up on it…

Dream Champion, Queen of Possibilities, and Innovator Karen Hoffman has always looked for systems to help people discover possibilities not seen at first glance by the majority of people. She encourages viewers by her magical stories about:

  • Finding money for people who are not normally able to find it
  • Engaging in deeply satisfying exchanges of energy and services through barter
  • Reviewing and choosing new and often better life priorities by rallying and leveraging leveraging personal setbacks and crisis
  • Living from what you enjoy doing and being who you are unconditionally
  • Powerful books with game-changer and life-enhancing themes
  • Recognizing and seizing opportunities life presents even if they seem to big and scare you
  • Generosity and friendship that magnifies success and progress
  • Dreams currently being actualized due to collaboration and commitment

As founder of Gateway to Dreams, Karen Hoffman continues helping people to achieve rapid fulfillment of their dreams through relationships and collaboration. She provides the space, the connections, the ideas, the enthusiasm and proven processes for making positive dreams happen. You can contact Karen at Karen@cityofexperts.com

Video: Connecting

Karen Hoffman, entrepreneur, business owner and Chief Possibilities Officer for Gateway to Dreams is sometimes referred to as the Kevin Bacon of St. Louis. Even as a child and young person, connecting was a common practice she engaged in with passion, naturally and often. These days, Karen fully utilizes technology to help her track and maintain information on those she’s met so her relationships remain fresh, real and authentic. She asserts that each of us can develop great skill in connecting with others.

Karen draws upon her copious experience as a seasoned connector and lover of people as well as industry data to express the following tips and strategies for making positive, lasting and mutually supportive connections:

  • The greatest investment in your business is the positive personal connections you foster through use of positive energy so commit to be positive
  • Recognition of the gifts and strengths in others and unconditional acceptance and love of people accelerates progress in business
  • Cultivating and sharing positive words, thoughts and attitudes about people is key to making connections quickly and easily
  • Our attitude and energy is a felt experience with others and we are responsible for what we create
  • Invite and share values and priorities early in the conversation so you can determine where you easily bridge with those around you and feel connected right away
  • Pay attention to the level of stress in your body so you can slow down, relax and be present
  • Pay attention to the strengths and weaknesses in your personality so we can regulate and draw upon them effectively
  • Practice how to catalog and track business cards you give and receive
  • Provide gift certificates and other giveaways at events
  • Cultivate the art of listening well to others, suspending judgment and paying attention to what excites and matters to them
  • Fall in love with people and enjoy the energy exchange you both experience
  • Be more interested in other people than trying to get them interested in you
  • Create strategies for how you want to stay connected and follow-up after an event, including how you will manage the information you collect and keep relationships alive and authentic
  • Use innovative and memorable ways to solidify your connections through mail or packages or other ways to impress your new connections
  • Engage in email introductions to support your connections

Karen Hoffman is founder of Gateway to Dreams, an organization designed to connect and promote people so they can live their dreams and provide their valuable services to the world. Call her today at 314.503.6376 or email her at Karen@cityofexperts.com

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Video: Connecting

Expert promoter and master at connecting, Karen Hoffman shares her tips for how to ensure the connections you make with others count.

Expert promoter and master at connecting, Karen Hoffman shares her tips for how to ensure the connections you make with others count. Her advice includes:

  • Focus conversations on how you will work together
  • Make your connections relational, not just transactional
  • Go deeper with fewer people vs. skim the surface with many
  • Stay open-minded, open-hearted and suspend judgments
  • Find and focus on people you know, like and trust

Karen Hoffman is founder of City of Experts and Gateway to Dreams, organizations designed to connect and promote people so they can live their dreams and provide their valuable services to the world. Call her today at 314.503.6376 or Karen@cityofexperts.com

Master the Art of Connecting and Collaborating

Discover the magic, gifts, possibilities and positive results hidden within every relationship. If you are like most people, you might not consider the significant and powerful ripple effects of connecting and collaborating well with others.

For example, how would I know that helping a personal and business friend and author with a project, might help me find another piece of my life’s work?

Or that my introduction of two friends would connect one to her current business that she bought from a friend of that friend?

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