Michael J. Szot
Chief Networking Officer (CNO)
My P2P Coach
MyP2PCoach was started to provide individuals with one-on-one advice on professional networking and their use of social media capabilities to improve their exposure and recognition in the marketplace.
I am a Director in KPMG's Advisory Services practice with Global Account Relationship responsibilities within the Life Sciences Industry.
I have over 35 years experience in the information technology industry with the last twenty-five years dedicated to providing technology advisory services and solutions to Fortune 500 corporations within the United States.
In 2009 I founded My P2P Coach to provide one-on-one consulting for individuals who want to take their professional networking skills to the next level. My P2P Coaching focuses on evaluating your current use of social media and professional networking. Then together we develop a customized strategy, which builds upon your existing network and also takes full advantage of social networking techniques to help you build a strong reliable network.
As someone with business development responsibility, professional networking has always been at the core of my success. I am an active member of several professional networking organizations including the Society for Information Management (SIM), Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG), and The Princeton Executive Breakfast Group. You can learn more about these organizations by following the link to my blog.
I am also an early adopter of many of the social media offerings that are available today such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Plaxo, Twitter, Blogging, etc. On LinkedIn alone my social network exceeds over 15 million individuals.
To see how I leverage Social Media to build a highly successful business and professional network, I encourage you to visit my blog and follow the links to my social media sites.
Assisting Individuals in Transition
Several years ago, I started volunteering my time with several career transition support groups in the New Jersey area. Today I am an active participant in at least eight transition support groups. I attend these meetings on a regular basis to offer my support, advice and professional networking connections to individuals in transition.
My experience with many of the individuals attending these meetings is that for the most part, they have good career backgrounds, with marketable skills. Regretfully, while they were working hard for their employers, they spent little or no time building their professional networks. In the end they found themselves in a career transition with very few people who they could turn to for advice and career connections.
As a result of my involvement in these transition support groups, individuals started to request one-on-one meetings with me to review their career transition progress and to show them how they could implement a Social Media strategy to build a stronger professional network.
MyP2PCoach was started as a part-time fee based service to help individuals take their professional networking to a whole new level.
My Volunteer Work
In addition to my professional networking, I volunteer my time with several not-for-profit organizations including:
These organizations and others like them need outside expertise and advisory services to keep their organizations growing and serving the needs of the community and the individuals thy serve.
Through the combination of my years of experience and my extensive professional network, I am able to prove these organizations access to industry specialists and business leaders who are in the position to support the needs of these organizations. You can find out more about the organizations I support by checking out my Blog and following the links to their websites.