Company: City of Experts
Title: Business Dream Champion and Co-Founder of City of Experts
Mission Statement:City of Experts makes strategic business connections for organizations that need an expert speaker, author, consultant or coach.
Memberships & Associations:
e-Women Network, Networking Plus, Toastmaster’s International.
Past associations include board member of The Pay-it-Forward Foundation- International Board of Advisors; the Regional Commerce and Growth Association; local Chamber of Commerce’s; Optimist International, International Reciprocal Trade Association; Professional Sales Women; Sales Professionals Association
Volunteer for Connections to Success, The Blessing Basket Project, The Arthritis Foundation.
Author, speaker, coach and consultant, making authentic and strategic connections is part of Karen Hoffman’s DNA.
Hoffman has been recognized by: June 2011 the St. Louis Small Business Monthly listed Karen as one of 100 people to know for business success here in St. Louis, MO. She has also received The St. Louis Regional Commerce & Growth Association “Pacesetter Award” for helping small business; The Small Business Administration as the Home Based Business Champion; recognized by eWomen Network with their international “Business Matchmaker of the Year” award; by Zonta for helping women, and other awards.
Professionally: Co-founder of City of Experts, a membership organization to help experts be recognized locally. Hoffman created a monthly program for City of Experts members in St. Louis, MO called “Be Known Locally” that helps connect local experts with each other as well as to connect the experts to local resouces and media. Other products and programs Hoffman, a multi-prenuer is involved with: NichePower, a St. Louis based media guide; Joy of Goals, a yearly workshop on goal setting and collaboration; Your Collaborative Board a monthly mastermind program for women entrepreneurs; Barter Strategies, workshops/coaching on how to barter.
Personal: Hoffman is the proud mother of two grown daughters Mitzi Hoffman & Jaime Salas and a son Joe Hoffman; the proud bonus mother of Carol Vroom. Four granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 1 great grandson.
Karen speaks on several topics, relationship marketing: “Being a Connector and Making Connections” “The Know, Like & Trust Factors-Building Bridges with Others”; “The Joy of Goals,” “Barter Strategies-How to Leverage Your Products & Services to Grow Your Business” and more. Contact her to learn how she can help turn your dreams, strengths and passions into business opportunities.