A vital skill for any professional

November 13, 2017

We talk about “buzzwords” a lot.  You know, words or phrases that are trendy at a particular moment.  The list of these is virtually endless but for the sake of audience, let’s say a few are “emotional intelligence” (Hey! We know all about that one now…), “mompreneur”, “incubator”, “startup”, “organic business”, etc, etc… While not “trendy” in the traditional sense, networking has become a buzzword.  It’s been around for a very long time, but it’s taken on new meaning and gained a different level of importance as the world of technology takes over.


It’s not lost on us that we discuss this topic often. You’re not crazy, we definitely just wrote about it last month. It’s just THAT important, and sort of proves the aforementioned buzzword-but-not-a-buzzword theory. As a group of young professionals who focus on networking-type events, we strive to not only put on said events, but to also provide valuable skills on exactly how to network. We pride ourselves on being a warm place to meet fellow Valley professionals and not just sling business cards at each other. That’s where our GET to Learn events come in.  This month, Peter "Gold" Ezugwu will be showing us how to Network with Purpose. Whether you are just starting out or been in the game for a long time, how you build and use your network can be a game changer.



Who is Peter “Gold”?


Peter “Gold” Ezugwu was born to lead. He is an innovative pioneer dedicated in his relentless drive to teach those around him how to empower themselves to exceed their goals and dreams. A former professional athlete, Peter is more than his achievements on the court.


After more than a decade as a professional basketball player, Peter began a new journey as an entrepreneur. In the seven years since entering the business world, Peter has established himself as a successful executive, establishing and leading multiple companies in the education, technology and real estate spaces. One of his first start-ups was Future Stars, which he took from launch to sale. Today, he continues to oversee the company’s success as the CEO.


At PowerVision, Peter is focused on public speaking, empowerment, leadership and coaching business leaders and entrepreneurs on how to chart their vision. He draws upon the many lessons he has learned during his transition from professional athlete to successful entrepreneur and executive, all while continuing to grow and develop himself as a leader and business person. He spends much of his time focused on taking clients through intensive PowerSessions, inspiring audiences with his motivational and dynamic keynote presentations, and driving results for his clients with his Mastermind groups.


Recently, Peter expanded the reach of his brand and powerful message with the debut of the The Gold Standard Show. This show is a fast-paced, web-based property which takes an honest look at the top names in sports, entertainment, politics and other relevant community partners. Pushed out in short form across Facebook, Instagram and the The Peter Gold Website, its goal is not only to entertain but to educate and inform. The show debuted during the first week of August 2017.


Peter continues to make a significant impact on the global community as a powerful speaker, advocate for youth, and the underserved. Peter has his BS from Eastern Michigan University, and is fluent in five languages.


I think it’s safe to say he knows his stuff, what do you think? Add the fact that we’ll be hosted at the Waterfront DeskHub location in Scottsdale and appetizers and a bar and you’ve got a Wednesday night for the books!  Join us November 29th and don’t forget to pre-register here!




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