When you participate in Strategic Connections, you are right where you belong—alongside like-minded leaders, expanding your circles of influence and forging a powerful and influential community of peers.
Strategic Connections is the ideal program to foster our first pillar, Abundance. Originally founded in 1983, Strategic Connections is designed for influential business leaders who are well-connected and willing to serve others with their expertise, influence, and connections. First-year member of the Summit Chapter, and Head of Sales at Focused Energy, Bjoern Nordmann, gave his thoughts:
It seems like Colorado has cracked the code on the benefits of a “give first” mentality in the business community—like nowhere else I’ve been. People are more open to the idea of introducing someone and those introductions are highly valued. I like that a lot.
We currently have four chapters, each meeting twice a month at different locations along the Front Range, from RiNo to the Denver Metro Golden Triangle, Glendale, and Littleton. Each chapter consists of up to 25 members who are approved on the basis of the strength of their connections and influence in the community. Each chapter member is typically the exclusive representative from within their industry and has the opportunity to showcase their business to their peers periodically via scheduled classification talks. Thoughtful and challenging roundtable discussions also create depth and connection at each meeting.
While the focus of Strategic Connections is definitely abundance and business growth, it is very common for rich relationships to develop out of mutual respect and high levels of trust. Longtime member Linda Montgomery, and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Activate Work Inc., summed up her Strategic Connections experience this way:
I like that the group is rooted in a give-first social norm and that we are deliberate about it. People can make powerful connections because we know each other and our respective businesses very well and we are willing to help facilitate these introductions. I have made dear friends here who are largely connected to the business.
For more information about Strategic Connections, please contact Robert Ham at RobertH@ctlf.org.