Here are some kind words people have been nice enough to offer about me/my work over the years (additional recos can be found on LinkedIn):
View an animated testimonial (a.k.a. animonial) from a happy former client HERE.
The two hours I spent with Sandy discussing my objectives and reviewing my LinkedIn profile were the best, most cost-effective two hours I’ve spent in a long time! Not only is Sandy an expert at virtually every aspect of LinkedIn, but also she makes the entire process fun and enjoyable. What’s more, since I’ve made the changes Sandy suggested, I have seen an increase in both the quality and quantity of my business leads. That’s ROI defined.
Emily C, Communications pro, small biz owner
Sandy offered a “Making Connections Matter” webinar for my company along with an industry organization, Women in Facilities Maintenance & Construction. It’s obvious that Sandy loves what she does, is great at it and lives it every day. She only had one hour with us during a webinar to educate us on how to improve our networking skills. The result? 100% of our attendees polled said they enjoyed the webinar. More importantly, I look forward to staying in touch with Sandy and using her tips at an upcoming trade show that I will be attending.
Diane Connolly Kidawa
NEST International/Women in Facilities Maintenance & Construction
Sandy presented an excellent webinar on the “12 Rules of Effective Networking” for WITI (Women In Technology International). Her book “I’m at a Networking Event – Now What???” was just ranked #1 on Inc.com’s 2010 Holiday Business Book Gift Guide, and based upon her webinar, I can understand why. She covered all aspects of networking, from how to prepare to how to follow-up. Congratulations Sandy on your book and your excellent webinar! For anyone who needs to learn how to network more effectively or just needs to polish up their skills, she is a great resource.
Women In Technology International
I had the pleasure to gain Sandy’s insight on business development of my company Vinoetic Inc. Sandy brings a generous spirit in her approach, both in sharing relevant information, perspective and her undeniable desire to see her clients succeed. Sandy’s background in brand development and especially her experience in market research of consumer data presented her as an ideal sounding board for Vinoetic. Sandy quickly captured the essence of Vinoetic via targeted and educated questions. Even more impressive was her ability to grasp our company’s long-term vision. She helped us shape our key messages to our clients in a way that spoke genuinely about who we are and why we do what we do. I recommend her work and look forward to utilizing her enthusiastic talents in the future.
Todd Nagle, CEO
Sandy’s not comfortable with the title, “Guru” – but that’s exactly what she is… A networking GURU, with the moxie and insights to truly help people improve their networking skills. Sandy’s straightforward approach is a breath of fresh air, as it lets both her and anyone she’s consulting get to the heart of the matter and start solving problems. Sandy recently spoke with my networking group, and everyone left smarter than when they arrived.
Kelly Evans, Founder
One Connection Away
I attended a One Connection Away event and Sandy was the guest speaker back in July. I really liked her – she was fantastic and so knowledgeable!!
Sandy, thanks for speaking at our expanded toast in April. You have great energy and are very personable. Hope to work with you again soon!
Director of Small Business Programs & Events at Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Our first networking workshop was last week (the 2nd) and it was a success. Our primary goal was to provide people with tools for effective networking and that happened to a very enjoyable degree. Sandy Jones-Kaminski did a terrific job talking about how to start conversations effectively and de-mythologizing the whole networking process. She created a bookmark that has, what she refers to, as “Four Myths of Networking” which she shared with us. She then gave her audience some really useful phrases that can be for starting conversations. Those conversations then often lead to developing useful relationships; relationships where both sides have a sense of how they can help the other person.
Notes from the Job Search
Sandy delivered an outstanding presentation for our college students on using Linked In for networking and job searches. She excels at targeting her material and engaging her audience with valuable insights and useful information. She is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her as your next speaker.
Seattle Pacific University
Sandy provided an outstanding presentation on Networking at the Roche Palo Alto Career Transition Center. She was engaging and high energy but most of all afterwards people kept saying, “now I can do this.” She gave very specific examples that allowed people to walk out and try what she suggested. She brought it to a very personal level and allowed people to lose their fear of networking!
hired Sandy as a Training/presentation in 2010
Patricia here, I met you Wednesday evening at the event in Cupertino. I appreciated your talk and your feedback. I have read your book and am committed to starting proactive networking.
During the networking session, you wisely (and gently) pointed out that I needed to get clear on my goals. It basically hit me right between the eyes! I have been flirting with finding a new role for a year, and haven’t been clear.
You asked for an answer about what I was looking for – the answer is a “Program Management role.” I will work to fill in some details, and get my communications in line with that goal. Thank you for sharing your expertise and getting me focused.
All the best,
Sandy provided our Columbia Hospitality sales directors with training in LinkedIn. She was extremely helpful in explaining and demonstrating various ways LinkedIn can help our sales team find appropriate business connections. She also provided the training with an uplifting tone that kept everyone engaged and excited about learning. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative
VP Sales and Marketing
Sandy works at great length to understand the context of her engagement — the business model, history, competitors, technology, etc., which helps her be more effective in her work. During her work at Jobster, she was great at representing our organization while reaching out to potential partners, establishing many new relationships, and mending any past relationships that may have gone sour. Sandy was responsible for forging many of the successful partnerships we have today. I’d happily work with Sandy again given the opportunity.
VP of Product Development
Great (PIF) event…you really do outdo the norms of building community.
IT & Marketing Professional
Sandy has an amazing ability to develop business channels, viable leads and growth strategies. Sandy, through Bella Domain, provided valuable direction to my company in developing a growth strategy and selecting tactics to implement that strategy. I highly recommend Sandy to businesses looking to grow.
J. Nyden & Associates
Sandy is a phenomenal networker; creating mutually-beneficial strategic alliances and relationships across companies and channels. Her drive, business savvy, and ability to deliver results is unparalleled.
Director of Human Resources
formerly with Catalysis Corporation
Sandy was known at TriNet as the person who could get things done. I often went to her for advice. She’s the kind of person who will be successful in whatever she does.
VP, Human Resources,
Sandy has been working with us on a new channel project here at PayScale and done a great job of helping us to define and begin penetrating into the PEO and HR Consulting segments.
I had the privilege of working with Sandy at TriNet for three years. She is a consumate marketing and business development professional with great focus on the end result. Sandy is very skilled at making connections, building relationships and maximizing opportunities.
At TriNet, Sandy worked above and beyond by showing boundless energy and a certain knack for getting connections made and things to happen. She’d be a powerful addition to your team.
Director of Marketing
formerly with TriNet, Inc.
I am so excited about the Crain’s piece and I am sure it is because you were so proactive with them and in my mind it is because of you that we’re there so I thank you immensely! Great, good work! So glad you’re on our team!
Virginia K. Lionberger
Owner Mane Event, LLC
Thank you so much for your time yesterday. I cannot tell you how
valuable your information was to me. I am looking at my schedule to
see when I can start my group, and I am more motivated now.
Ariel “Art” Goodman
Sandy was instrumental in connecting us with Stedman Graham for our first full day conference celebrating International Women’s Day. Mr. Graham was an inspirational part of our message that day. Sandy’s hard work to negotiate his participation and coordinate all communication made this portion of the conference effortless and a great success. [Sandy also came up with the name "Passport" for the now annual event.]
Passport 2004 Chair
Sandy has done a great job at DI, she’s generated a lot of business development activity and created some high profile relationships. We’re lucky to have her.
Joe Born, co-founder
Digital Innovations, LLC