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Creating Connections Archive - Bay Area Consultants Network (BACN)

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition!

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition

What challenge have you faced, what was the silver lining, and who has it made you?

Who Would You Choose as a Mentor?

W. Edwards Deming. By FDA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What famous person, past or present, would you choose to be your mentor? What would you want to learn from him or her? What characteristics would you emulate?

I Wish I’d Known Then…

Terry Gault teenage prom photo

What do you wish you’d understood when you were a teenager, and why?

Who Inspired You?

Earth Day Flag by John McConnell [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Who inspired you? Why? When? What was the key ingredient? How did this change your life?

Shift Happens

Photo by Eduardo Siqueira Filho, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/688396

Describe a situation in which a project underwent a BIG change. What happened, how did you cope, and what did you learn?

15 Minutes of Fame

Jack Mitchell [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Describe your first 15 minutes of fame. What was the occasion? Had you sought media attention? How did you feel about the coverage you got? Did anything change in your life as a result?

Tell Us a Story


As an introduction to the main presentation on storytelling, share a story about an early experience that foreshadowed your later career as a consultant.

Make It Personal

Hat shop on Jermyn St., London, by James Butler http://www.flickr.com/photos/slimjim/2786503962

Elevator pitches are about as exciting as elevators. People make connections with other people, so make your conversations personal.



Describe a resolution you have kept, a resolution you have abandoned, or a resolution you would like to make. Led by Judy Baker.

What Are Your Clients’ Pain Points?

Photo of hand with bandaged finger

This month Nora led a combined Creating Connections and Members’ Forum session, faithfully recorded by Paula Hansen. Listed in text format, the pain points are: Communication issues People issues Engagement “We don’t have enough money?” “I do more, but still come out behind!” “I do so much, but I’m still not profitable” Need to reduce […]