One of my favorite quotes comes from Danny Meyer, New York City restaurateur, who says:

“Business is all about how you make people feel. It’s that simple and it’s that hard.” 

Isn’t it true? We want to do business with people who make us feel good — whether it’s mentors who deeply care about our success, colleagues who are a joy to collaborate with, or clients who sing our praises.

Today I want to introduce you to my mastermind client Elaine Lou Cartas

A grassroots organizer turned business and career coach for women of color, she is truly masterful when it comes to nurturing professional relationships. She also hosts monthly community-building events for female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles — and recently transitioned to completely virtual! 

I’ve asked her to share her top three tips for creating meaningful business connections.

Take it away, Elaine!