A well-known speaker, podcast host, entrepreneur and contributor to national publications will be hosting a workshop in Pittsburgh on Wednesday and Thursday titled “Five Tips for Online Success: The Coffee Lunch Coffee Method” , twice: once with the community and once with students on campus.
Next Thursday, author Alana Mueller, Coffee Lunch Coffee: A Practical Field Guide to the Master Network, There will be lunch at noon with the Kelce Student Leadership Council of Pittsburgh State University and a workshop for a select group of business students at 3:30 p.m. in the Governor’s Room at the Overman Student Center, including four parts of MGT 210, the Kelce RSO and graduate assistants.
Chelsey Decker, director of the KCOB Graduate Business Program and event coordinator, said, “I hope we can make this an annual or semester-based exchange event for Kelce students, especially those studying business.”
Decker’s students are reading Mueller’s book this semester, which sparked the idea of inviting her to Pittsburgh for a two-day networking lunch and workshop.
Dacia Clark, assistant director of the Downtown Block22 Small Business Development Center, “has been a huge help in preparing the community,” Decker said.
The event will be held on Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm in the Foundry Conference Room at Block22, 402 North Broadway, and will be open to the public. Registration is $10, and refreshments and childcare are provided. To register, please email email@example.com
Through workshops, her book, and the companion blog CoffeeLunchCoffee.com, Muller has helped thousands of people develop a strategic mindset around networking while creating a game plan for getting out and connecting.
She is the host of the Enterprise.ing Podcast, writes weekly for Bizwomen.com, has written for Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, CNBC, and other publications, and is a two-time TEDxOverland Park speaker .
Muller is also the former president of Kauffman FastTrac, a global provider of training for aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Additionally, she spent several years as an executive at Sprint. She received an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Mike and Karen Herman Fellowship for Women in Entrepreneurship, and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Smith College.
She is actively involved in the community, serving on several corporate and volunteer committees, including the Board of Directors of Corporate Banking, the Board of Directors of ISCTE International Business School in Lisbon, Portugal, and is a past president of the Kansas chapter of the International Women’s Forum.
In 2019, she was named NextGen Leader by JCRB|AJC, 2017 Instructor of the Year by Turner School of Construction Management, 2013 NextGen Leader by Kansas City Business Magazine, and named a 2012 KC Business Magazine’s Influential Woman .