Cultivating Your Network & Business Relationships


Are you looking for

  • dynamic business growth?
  • better sales results?
  • more satisfying membership experiences?
  • a more rewarding career?
  • more and better business connections?
  • conversations that leave a lasting impression?

If so, put down your smartphone and get out from behind your tablet or computer. If there’s one fundamental tool that helps individuals and businesses get what they want, it’s networking.

Strong relationships are key to achieving both personal and business success — always have been and always will be.

There are endless networking options and places to cultivate relationships– such as professional associations, Chambers of Commerce, meetup groups, referral groups, etc. Unfortunately, many people engage in networking as a random business activity — one that happens without much strategic planning, if it happens at all. Why? Here are just some of the reasons participants in my workshops have given me:

  • It wastes a lot of time.
  • I hate small talk.
  • I don’t know how to choose the right people to network with.
  • I hate walking into a room full of strangers.
  • I’m shy.
  • I don’t know what to talk about.
  • I don’t have time.

We can help.

In the Cultivating Your Network & Business Relationships workshop, you’ll learn the strategies and skills necessary for personal and business success. You’ll be better able to

  • assess your network and your relationships
  • systematize your relationship-building efforts
  • set clearer networking goals and plan where to put your time and energy
  • confidently engage in meaningful conversation
  • uncover opportunities and resources
  • increase your credibility and your visibility

We offer:

  • conference sessions
  • workshops
  • individual and small group coaching

Want to know more? For a no-obligation consultation, use the Contact Us form.


Ida provides valuable tips on how to make your business relationships flourish.
Jude Toukatly, MVCC

I thought I knew everything about networking but you taught an old dog lots of new tricks.
Barbara Durkin, Maritime College, State University of New York

If you are looking for an engaging, and empowering facilitator I would highly recommend Ida Shessel. In a short span of time she was able to energize our group of engineers and have them sharing and practicing networking as if they were experts.
Ali Dossa, Employment Marketing and Outreach Consultant, Toronto

Offers the tools in networking situations that maximize your skills.
Omeri N., State University of NY

The session provided me with energy to network.
Sandra Watson, LaGuardia Community College

Shyness can definitely be overcome and you can become a networking expert.
Tom Cracovia, Queens College

Insightful and relevant to today’s networking and workplace situations.
Frank Elias, Mohawk Valley Community College