Hello, I’m Kerryn Powell.
I am The Network Catalyst and Founder of Your Time Matters.
The great loves of my life are my family, people and their stories. I bring these passions together to create network synergy for business professionals, groups and teams. Synergy occurs when we participate in conversations that make a difference.
For thirty years I have been working as a catalyst for change. Fundamentally I believe relationships are the key to achieving growth, and relationships grow from conversations that build mutual understanding and trust. Because of this, I invest my time:
Boosting people’s capacity to participate in effective face-to-face communication
Gathering like-minded people together to explore the unexpected synergies that emerge through sharing personal and professional stories
Providing guidance and support to help people move forward with purpose and accountability.
Working as The Network Catalyst is hugely rewarding because it has a ripple effect—together we forge connections that amplify opportunities, and inspire people in business to experience the power and endless potential of networking to build relationships.
Relationships provide support, knowledge and opportunity for learning and growth. I have certainly experienced this myself and have always encouraged those around me to be interested in others even if it means stepping out of their comfort zone, knowing there is nothing to lose and so much to gain. This book project provided a chance for me to test my own boundaries and push myself. I cannot deny it has been a big challenge.
It also occurred to me that it might be a good way to help others. I know many people find conversations with strangers uncomfortable, but I have seen how valuable networking is, both personally and professionally, and have learned strategies to make it part of my life – strategies that I share in this book. Being interested and curious about people, and helping them to reach their desired outcome, is very rewarding. It really is a win-win situation.