Barbara Doherty, MA, networking pioneer and commentator, educator, business mentor and coach is passionate about helping people expand business and profits through building powerful sustainable networks. She has trained individuals and organisations in how to increase capacity and deliver results with a networking mindset since 1990. Barbara’s work comes from referrals. She does not advertise.
Her professional life has spanned several decades as a consultant working alongside NFP’s, SME’s, Arts, Community, Health and Tertiary faculties engaging all stakeholders to effect change and produce results. She brings a unique creativity and understanding of human behaviour to her work along with strong business acumen backed by experience as owner of two successful businesses.
The ‘Network with Nous!’ Story
In 1990 Barbara first introduced formal networking breakfast clubs to Australia. Leads Club originating in USA. After working in the diplomatic community for 3 years in Europe, she returned to her home town Adelaide with no real networks to promote her own marketing business.
Australian businesses responded enthusiastically to this system and within two years clubs were opening around Australia. During the following 10 years under her direction it evolved into the largest networking referral organisation in the country. With over 5000 customers Barbara’s principal role became that of networking educator developing programs and resources to boost effectiveness. Her role expanded beyond business to community, corporations and government. Turning relationships into referrals and sales, and creating an extraordinary brand underpins most successful endeavours, and Barbara’s work is versatile with broad application. We all want to achieve professional engagement through building dynamic relationships, and this is the how Networking with Nous evolved.
What Barbara offers
During mentoring sessions, training, one-on-one consultations, inclusive public participation processes, and project management consultancy services, Barbara shares vital skills which close the gap between what you want for your organisation and where you are now! “Doing less to achieve more” is her motto. Pumping vitality into your business life, strategically mapping synergistic relationships whilst building social capital are some of the skills you will develop working with Barbara.