Do you sometimes feel like the lack of networking skills prevents you from living up to your true potential? The ability to connect with people can completely change your life. Your ability to connect with people whether it’s in business or in your social life is a skill that you can learn and master.
This is precisely what we will teach you in this comprehensive course.
So who are we?
Welcome to Networking Growth Hacks: Take Your Career and Personal Life to the Next Level!
The 3 of us met recently at a business school conference in London. We collectively have 120,000 students on Udemy and we all agreed that a large part of our success has to do with networking skills that we have used.
We are all from completely different backgrounds, countries, professions, etc; we thought it would be value added to create a networking course based on our collective networking greatest hits!
You are about to learn proven strategies and techniques for becoming a master communicator and instantly connect with people.
We will talk about networking holistically so after taking this course you will be equipped with knowledge that will help you not only in business, but also your social life.
So who are we?
We hope you enjoy the course! If we can be resourceful or helpful to you in any way and help you take your career or personal life skills to the next level, please know that we are always here to help!
Thanks a lot for your time, commitment and dedication to taking your networking skills to the next level,
Jimmy, Dragos and Chris
Congratulations on finishing our networking course! We hope that you enjoyed the networking skills that we humbly think will help you achieve your business and or personal goals.
We agree that the hardest part of networking can be moving out of our comfort zone and challenging ourselves to be bold, brave, passionate and persistent when it comes to networking. As such, please keep in mind that The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. If we can be resourceful in any other ways from a networking perspective, please let us know. If there are topics that you would like us to add to this course, please let us know as we are more than happy to add many new lectures in an effort to helping you achieve your networking goals.
Thanks again for your time, commitment and dedication, Dragos, Jimmy and Chris
** Chris teaches full-time on Udemy; he is the author of the #1 best selling business course on Udemy called "An Entire MBA in 1 Course," which has been purchased by more than 130,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.** He has also published 31 other courses on Udemy.
** According to Business Insider "Haroun is one of the highest rated professors on Udemy, so you can expect to be in good hands through the course of your education." **
Chris is also the author of the book "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You in Business School," which Business Insider wrote is "the most popular book of 2016 according to Business Insider readers." In 2015 Forbes called this book "1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now."
Chris is also the founder and CEO of Haroun Education Ventures, which has 3 areas of focus:
1: Online Business Education & Self Development Courses through his subsidiary Udemy publishing platform called "Complete Business Education,"
2: Education Charities and
3: Edtech Venture Capital.
In addition he is an award winning business school professor, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career.
Chris is passionate about educational charities and he is on the board of directors of several tech companies and ‘The Lemo Foundation’, which offers scholarships and mentoring to East Palo Alto students where the high school graduation rate is only 40%. He is also on the board of Providing Opportunities for Women (P.O.W.) which was founded by a few of his business school students.
He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture & several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO.
He is a frequent lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley, Stanford, The Hult International School of Business and San Francisco State University. Chris also has an undergraduate degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for his work mentoring McGill students with venture capital start up business models).
Chris has written numerous articles and has been interviewed or profiled in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, VentureBeat, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and several television, podcast and radio interviews, including one with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster. He has his own entrepreneurship column in Inc. magazine.
Chris Haroun's goals are:
1: Access: To help make education accessible and affordable to every person in every country (and without firewalls) by investing in disruptive edTech companies through his company (Haroun Education Ventures).
2: Give: If you work for a charity, Chris is more than happy to give you his online business and self development courses for free to every employee at every charity in the world; simply send him a LinkedIn message and he will send you coupons for his courses at 100% off. Please include your ".org" charity email address in the LinkedIn message (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org).
3: Edutainment: His passion is to "make business education impactful and entertaining with no boring theory; edutainment works!"
Chris is very passionate about education, education related charities and edTech start-ups/companies as he believes that all problems in the world can be solved via education; please see his recent TEDx Talk on this topic. He lives in Hillsborough, California with his wife Christine and 3 sons who are also passionate about baseball…especially the Toronto Blue Jays! : )
I'm an Internet Entrepreneur with a background in both the Management Consulting & Telecommunications industries. The skills that I have acquired during those stints and in previous years in general have unleashed my passion to teach.
I have a wide array of skills that I share with you via my courses
(1) Social Media
One of my true passions, I have invested a lot of time building a presence online. Highlights include:
With 30+ Job applications, I have gained a deep understanding of the recruiting process
How I got here…
Until recently I never really envisioned myself starting my own business. In fact, it was quite the opposite - my dream was to work for a large Multinational/ Consulting company and enjoy the riches of the Corporate life…
I soon found myself in what I thought would be my "dream job" only to do work that wasn't at all fulfilling, spending hours every day commuting and paying enormous rent (almost half of my salary) in one of the largest cities in the world. I felt stuck, limited and didn't think much of my future prospects.
I look back now and find it funny how at our lowest points we make life-changing decisions. Since a few members of our Mastermind Group had launched online businesses, I decided I would give it a try. I made up my mind that whatever happened, I absolutely HAD to launch an online product before my birthday.
Within two months, I launched my first Udemy course.
One month later I decided to quit my job (to the utter amazement of my colleagues, managers, friends & family - they probably thought I was crazy) and never looked back since.
What I aim for is simple: I want to get you real results in the fastest possible time. Whether it's improving your presence on Social Media, getting your dream job, improving your productivity or self-development, I want you to walk away from my courses with a sense of achievement.
The courses I create are structured in a step-by-step manner so that you can implement them straight away. They do require your effort & commitment, but if you do that I'm extremely confident you can get to the next level.
Ultimately, receiving a message from a satisfied student detailing how I've helped him or her is immensely gratifying, more so than any number of sales.
Get in touch!
If you're one of my students and you want to ask me a question, or you're just reading this now and think we might have something in common then post a discussion item on one of my courses - I'll be more than happy to answer & get to know you better!
Jimmy Naraine is an online entrepreneur, adventurer & public speaker who travels the world full time (66+ countries) while teaching over 80,000 students on Udemy. He has been featured in Entrepreneur & Business Insider.
In 2014 he received a formal recognition from Udemy for his contribution to the platform. His courses were featured as bestsellers and in July 2015 he won the first Udemy Innovation Award.
You can follow Jimmy's travel adventures on his YouTube channel and Instagram profile (search the full name).
Complete Business Education (CBE) with Chris Haroun provides engaging and high quality business and professional development courses for individuals looking to sharpen their business skills and accelerate their careers.
CBE courses on Udemy have over 130,000 students in 196 countries, including 11 language versions of the highest selling business course on Udemy, called An Entire MBA in 1 Course.
CBE brings you courses that are affordable, current, entertaining and based on practical work experience instead of theory so that you can immediately apply the concepts taught and take your career to the next level.