Today’s guest can help you network your way to more friends, more adventures, and way more success. She knows two key things–the people you meet will change your life and networking is how you meet those people.

She is a motivating, high-energy speaker, teaching the importance of networking, and why you are your best business development tool.

She is the author of “This Sh!t Works: A No-Nonsense Guide to Networking Your Way to More Friends, More Adventures, and More Success”, a book dedicated to making networking easy, accessible, and fun, as well as the host of This Sh!t Works a podcast dedicated to all things business development.

Please join me in welcoming Julie Brown.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is up to each person to define. Anyone can be a leader. It’s not a title or years of experience. You can be a leader every day by influencing others, empowering others, and taking risks.”
  • Her dream job of being in GLOW – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
  • Her desire to be seen, heard, and respected.
  • Her college experience was wanting to be a lawyer, she got a degree in science with a minor in business.
  • How the world led her to architecture and business development.
  • How she met her classically trained architect husband, I promise it’s not what you think!
  • When she decided to be in charge of her employment after losing a job and an impending pandemic.
  • How she discovered the parts of entrepreneurship that she really enjoyed.
  • The ability for business to change. “Just because you’re doing this now doesn’t mean you have to keep doing this forever. Your business can change.”
  • How she found the National Speakers Association.
  • The challenges she faced trying to speak on stages.
  • Why she invested in a videographer to record her initial speeches to learn from them.
  • Why she encourages others to make mistakes, “That’s how you learn from them.”
  • How she nurtures her network.


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Who is Robbie Samuels?

🟧 I'm a multi-passionate entrepreneur. I geek out about community-building, relationship-building, thoughtfully designing space for a conversation, and anything about bringing people together to create connections. I believe quality engagement is about inclusion and belonging.

Depending on what caught your eye about my work, you may be surprised to discover that I do more than you were initially interested in.

What do I do?

🟧 As a business growth strategist, I coach entrepreneurial women in their 50s and beyond who are looking to grow their impact and income through new revenue streams by helping them grow their audience before they launch their product or service.

🟧 As a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, I help my clients reimagine their in-person events by utilizing all of the opportunities available through digital and analog tools. Rather than replicating the in-person event, we create a powerful virtual experience.

🟧 Before the pandemic, and again as in-person events return, I support organizations designing conferences that create opportunities for participant engagement so they can follow through on their networking intentions.

I've been producing events in one form or another since I was in college in the 90s and providing business growth strategy advice for nearly as long.

⭐ I published two books that have collectively received over 400 Amazon reviews,
⭐ I was invited to do a TEDx on my signature networking technique,
⭐ I have hosted a podcast since 2016,
⭐ when the pandemic shuttered in-person events, I swiftly reinvented myself resulting in a successful multi-six-figure business, and
⭐ my clients include Feeding America, the California WIC Association, and other national and statewide mission-driven organizations.

How can I help you?

Here are some of the ways my clients describe me…

✅ business growth strategy coach
✅ virtual event design consultant & strategist
✅ executive Zoom producer
✅ professional speaker
✅ emcee (virtual and in-person)
✅ podcast host
✅ author
✅ virtual presentation skills trainer

and I'm likely leaving something out…

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