An Open Letter To My Network

Networking Is About Paying It Forward

Most of the time we live in our busy work worlds, sometimes forgetting that people have lives outside the office. Occasionally we remember to reach out to those we work with, as suggested by nice articles like Forbes’ Three Ways To Pay It Forward At the Office. But what about those colleagues between roles – those out there networking? Meeting them for coffee might be your best way to pay your good fortune forward.

Out here on the networking circuit, we attend events or meet colleagues for coffee, looking for ways to support each other’s careers. We hope we can help, and that someone will be there for us one day. And we realize that you can make a lot happen with good will and small efforts. Sometimes all it takes it to circulate a resume or make an introduction.

LinkedIn is the modern incarnation of the coffee chat. But generally we use it to share best practices and successes. Today I’m going to take a chance and hope that LinkedIn is also a way to ask for career assistance. I am hoping that you, my LinkedIn network, will pay it forward today.

I took a break from corporate marketing to spend the last two years consulting. But I find I miss collaborating with teams to build effective programs and staying to see the impact. So I am seeking a full-time B2B marketing leadership role where I can exercise my full range of B2B marketing skills. Location can be anywhere – I reside in Atlanta but am available to relocate and/or travel.

If you should know of any such opportunities, please take a few minutes to help make connections. Or if you see an opportunity to share my credentials, a resume and related documents are available for download at

Networking is about helping and getting help. Thank you, LinkedIn network, for your support – I hope to return many favors. In the meantime let’s all, “Keep Calm & Pay It Forward” to colleagues around us in the office and out in the coffee shops.

Lorena Harris
LinkedIn Profile
Downloadable Resume

About Lorena Harris

Lorena Harris has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience with large business service companies. Her expertise is in designing research-based content marketing programs for brand building and demand generation. Since earning her MBA from Duke, Lorena has built revenue-generating marketing programs for $B+ B2B service companies such as Fiserv, First Data and Vantiv (financial services), ADP (employee benefit services), Convergys (contact center services) and Donnelly (publishing services). More information available on
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