Executive Networking Forum

Executive Networking Forum

Connect with executives for new career opportunities, contacts, leads, and market intelligence.



Executive Networking Forum Meetings are cobranded with ExecuNet for the executive searching for a structured group that focuses on each participant for an extended period of time.  This group is strictly limited to 15 attendees so each executive may get the attention, assistance and brainstorming they seek from their peers.  

Dates for Networking Meetings

The Executive Networking Forum meeting scheduled for December 12, 2018 has been cancelled. Linda will be recovering from knee surgery during this time. Feel better, Linda!

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See why Fairfield and Westchester County Networkers say:

  1. “The best networking group in CT – period!” Mark T.

  2. “Most organized and productive networking session that I have attended in 6 months.” Tom S.

  3. “An excellent networking opportunity, brilliantly structured and hosted.” Mark F.

Who Attends?

This Executive Forum Networking meeting is for all executives searching for a discreet, focused group so they may delve into queries about leads, contacts, market intelligence AND specific questions about their search and tactics. All industries may attend from HR, IT, Finance, Manufacturing, CPG, Marketing, Legal, Telecom, PR, IR, etc..  It provides a forum for professionals to network with executives, build quality relationships, exchange leads, and discuss experiences, ideas, and peer feedback specifically for your career development. This is all about making connections!

What is in it for you?

In this confidential, professional environment, you can make important contacts and share information with others from different industries and functions. Whether you are currently in transition, investigating, or a career smart professional that knows that constant networking is critical to your career, this group is a fantastic resource!

How does it work?

  • We begin at 6:00 pm with Unstructured Networking. This provides the opportunity to meet your fellow networkers and enjoy light refreshments, appetizers, salads, wraps, and desserts.

  • Around 6:15 pm, we start with the Rules of Engagement so all attendees (especially our first timers) know the structure and expectations of the meeting.

  • At 6:30 pm we begin a random round robin of individual Value Propositions, Leads contacts, opportunities, and market intelligence.

  • The session ends at 9:00 pm but there is always ample time to single out networkers of special interest and have more in-depth conversations.

What else do you need?

  • Be ready to give a two-minute introduction summary (your Value Proposition). It is the answer to the question: “Tell me about yourself.” Share what you can offer the group and what you would like from the group, including how you may be a “solution” to someone’s problems. Be ready to help others with ideas, leads, feedback, and suggestions.

  • Be ready to ask the group for introductions or leads to your targeted companies.

  • Be ready to share information you have to offer others.

  • Bring business cards and 25 copies of your one page Overview Sheet (resume/bio) that also lists your target organizations to exchange with others in attendance.


Contact: Linda Van Valkenburgh
Email: [email protected]
Call: 203-323-9977

Make check payable to:
Linda Van Valkenburgh

Mail check to:
My Executive Career Coach, LLC
Networking Meeting
700 Fairfield Ave, Suite 101
Stamford, CT 06902

  • Seating is limited to the first 15 prepaid registrants (first come, first served basis).

  • Pre-registration and pre-payments are encouraged. Credit Card payments available on PayPal (See drop down menu – “Add to Cart”).

  • Checks and Cash only taken at the door.

  • Please forward a hard copy of your resume with payment or by email.

Dress: Business / Business Casual



Traveling North or South on I-95 from New York/New Haven (Through Old Greenwich – Scenic Route) 

Take Exit 5 (Riverside) At end of ramp, turn right

Follow Post Road to first traffic light and take a right under bridge onto Sound Beach Avenue

Bear right past rotary (Binney Park on right) and continue through Old Greenwich to the end of Sound Beach Avenue (approx. 2 miles)

Take a left onto Shore Road then turn left onto Fairfield Avenue and take first right onto Top Gallant Road (road directly before mail boxes)

Take next driveway on the right (which is the rear of 700 Fairfield Ave) Look for “Shipping and Receiving” sign

Continue straight along rear of building to LARGE BROWN AWNING over DOUBLE GLASS DOORS (this is the entrance)

Traveling North on I-95 (From New York) (Through Stamford – Direct Route) 

Take Exit 6 off I-95 in Stamford and turn right at bottom of ramp onto Harvard Avenue.

At stop sign, turn left onto Selleck Street, travel to 3rd traffic light and turn right onto Fairfield Avenue bridge.

Travel to stop sign and turn right (still Fairfield). At stop sign, turn left (still Fairfield). Travel approximately 2/10 of mile and turn left onto Top Gallant Road.

Take first driveway on the right (Sign says Shipping & Receiving – which is the rear of 700 Fairfield Ave

Continue straight along rear of building to LARGE BROWN AWNING over DOUBLE GLASS DOORS (this is the entrance)

From Merritt Parkway (North and South

Take Exit 35 (High Ridge Road) and turn right onto High Ridge Road.

Continue on High Ridge Road for approximately 3 miles and turn Right onto Cold Spring Road. 

Continue straight and stay left at fork (Cold Spring will turn into Washington Blvd) 

Follow Washington under the railroad tracks (approx. 2 miles).

At second traffic light after train station (first light is directly under RR tracks) turn right onto Pulaski Street. 

Come to a stop sign and continue to go straight onto Greenwich Avenue (Greenwich Avenue turns into Southfield Avenue) 

Travel approximately 1 mile (through one traffic light and one stop sign).

At next stop sign, turn right onto Top Gallant Road 

Bear right past rotary – Go past the GARTNER Building 

Take next driveway on the LEFT (Sign says Shipping & Receiving – which is the rear of 700 Fairfield Ave

Continue straight along rear of building to LARGE BROWN AWNING over DOUBLE GLASS DOORS (this is the entrance)