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Yellow Studio Networking Club

October 26, 2023 @ 7:30 pm


We’re excited to share the Networking Club at Yellow Studio!

Old School networking was business focused and transactional and doesn’t serve everyone… so we’re going to change things up around here. The Networking Club at YS will be about connection, collaboration and creation. We’ll host quarterly evening events (the first one is free) and 1-2 casual drop-in meet ups throughout the month.

This is for everyone! You don’t have to be in business, you don’t have to have a traditional (or non-traditional) job, you don’t have to be a parent, you don’t have to be looking for “something more” or trying to figure out what’s next. This is a place to show up and meet people, exactly as you are, exactly where you are.

Our first event on October 26th at 7:30pm is all about INTRODUCTIONS. Something we like to call The Get Curious Experience where we move beyond some of the standard, boring questions of an introduction and start to normalize the questions that might actually let us know who we’re really talking to… and give us the opportunity to be ourselves.

Questions are a great way to understand who you’re talking to, and to find some common ground. To be filled with curiosity and engage in conversations with thoughtful questions where answers are eagerly awaited.

And also, (as a whole, as a society) we are usually terrible at it.

When we see kids, we often ask, what do you want to be when you grow up?

When we see high school students we often ask, where do you want to go to college?

When we see adults, we often ask, “what do you do?”

It’s easy, it’s safe, it feels like the thing you’re supposed to ask…

But we miss so much magic with these questions.

We miss so much humanness.

We have so much opportunity for connection through the questions we ask, and for the most part, we’re missing the moment. 

There is so much to learn and gain from one another, but perhaps we need a little more practice normalizing some better greeting and introduction questions.

As we begin this new spin on an old concept, we’ll start with this most basic of interactions, and get curious about what networking and human connection could be like if we didn’t lead with our job titles, accolades and degrees.

This is a free event for Yellow Studio Members. Please RSVP below.

About Lauren Schwarzfeld

Lauren Schwarzfeld, best-selling author of Unboxed: Essays on Learning to Trust Myself So I Could Stop Doing the Things I Hate, is a writer, and coach whose work has also appeared online and in the best-selling anthology The Addiction Diaries. Lauren is endlessly curious, a lover of books, travel and new adventures. Lauren is the Director of Marketing + Publicity for Rise Books, a publishing company dedicated to supporting emerging authors while bringing their radical works of inspiration to life. She works with authors and clients to share their stories in authentic and inspiring ways. As Lauren has spent the past 25 years navigating through various industries, careers and jobs, she’s realized that the most powerful part of a storied work history is the wide variety of human connection. These experiences have led her to prioritize “who we are” over “what we do”, something she brings into every new interaction. Lauren lives in Mt. Kisco with her husband, three children and two dogs.

About Jess Watts

Jessica Watts is a local real estate agent specializing in sustainability. As a real estate investor, contractor’s daughter, and former LEED AP (United States Green Building Council), Jess believes sustainability, homes and community are directly linked and focuses on events that bring people together. Real Estate is more than homes, it is people. Jess works to bring people together throughout the year, and is excited to help grow a community where people can come as they are and connect with others. When she isn’t out and about, she is nestled in her home in Pound Ridge with her husband, son and 4 pups.


October 26, 2023
7:30 pm