Putting Her Thought-Leader Network To Work featuring Carolee

Reading: #66: Putting Her Thought-Leader Network To Work For Health Research (Carolee)

#66: Putting Her Thought-Leader Network To Work For Health Research (Carolee)

October 4 2019

She’s so famous that she goes by a single name: Carolee.  And you probably knew her jewelry company of the same name because the designs were available in over 700 retail stores nationwide. She sold that business in 2001 and created AccessCircles.com, an invitation-only network for thought leaders that focuses on wellness, health, and life planning and funds major projects with American research centers in the areas of sleep and heart disease. Carolee Friedlander talks with CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour about never taking no for an answer (without being “brash”), how being “off-center” led to her success, and how her network of high-powered women bolstered her business and now her life.

Her reinvention tips include:

1. Become a great list maker — of things you love to talk about, be involved with, and do. Keep refining that list until it leads to something to explore.
2. Ask for help: people want to offer help and wisdom.
3. Test things you’ve never thought of: move to a new city, take a course in film making, work in a nursery. She also gives negotiation tips for getting to “yes” with naysayers.