A notable speaker, podcast host, entrepreneur, and contributor to national publications will be in Pittsburg on Wednesday and Thursday to present a workshop entitled “Five Tips for Networking Success: The Coffee Lunch Coffee Approach” twice: once for the community and once for students on campus.
Next Thursday, Alana Muller, author of the book, Coffee Lunch Coffee: A Practical Field Guide to Master Networking, will have lunch with the Kelce Student Leadership Council at Pittsburg State University at noon and lead a 3:30 p.m. workshop in the Overman Student Center’s Governors Room for a select group of business students, including four sections of MGT 210, Kelce RSOs, and graduate assistants .
“I hope we can make this an annual or semester-based networking event for Kelce students, particularly students enrolled in Business Professionalism,” said Chelsey Decker, director of graduate business programs at KCOB and coordinator of the Event.
Decker’s students are reading Muller’s book this semester, which inspired the idea of inviting them to Pittsburg for two days of networking lunches and workshops.
Dacia Clark, Associate Director of the Small Business Development Center at Block22 Downtown, “was a tremendous help in preparing for the community event,” Decker said.
This event will be held at The Foundry Conference Room at Block22, 402 N. Broadway on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Registration is $10, with refreshments and childcare included. To register, email [email protected]
Through workshops, her book, and an accompanying blog, CoffeeLunchCoffee.com, Muller has helped thousands of people formulate a strategic mindset about networking while creating a game plan to get outside and connect.
She is the host of the Enterprise.ing podcast, writes weekly for Bizwomen.com, has contributed to Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, CNBC and other publications, and has been a twice featured speaker at TEDxOverland Park.
Muller is also the past president of Kauffman FastTrac, a global provider of training for emerging and established entrepreneurs. She was also an executive at Sprint for several years. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, where she received the Mike and Karen Herman Fellowship for Women in Entrepreneurship, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Smith College.
Actively involved in her community, she serves on several corporate and volunteer boards, including the Board of Directors of Enterprise Bank, ISCTE International Business School in Lisbon, Portugal, and is the immediate Past President of the Kansas Chapter of International Women’s Forum.
She was recognized as a NextGen Leader by JCRB|AJC in 2019, was named 2017 Instructor of the Year by the Turner School of Construction Management, was named a 2013 NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal, and was named a 2012 NextGen Leader by KC Business magazine’s Influential Woman.