HR Today Welcomes Lillian Ngala to the Editorial Board

Hello #LNN family. We are proud to announce that our very own Lillian Ngala has achieved a major global milestone. Starting March 2024 Lillian will serve on the Editorial Board of HR Today, a leading HR Publication. As per the HR Today website, the publication aims to be a platform where the brightest minds in HR come together to share knowledge, insights, and foresight that can shape the future of the HR profession.

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“We aim to offer a unique blend of academic rigor and practical wisdom, addressing the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the HR landscape today.”

Beyond her role on the editorial board, Lillian will also be charged with creating and leading “HR Today” communities across Kenya and Africa. With her knowledge and experience within the broader HR landscape on the continent, Lillian will facilitate forums for HR Today, energized by a rich exchange of ideas, practicum, and insights. Thus, Lillian will be pivotal in shaping and contributing to HR Today’s position as a trusted global HR journal.

Lillian brings to the HR Today board a wealth of experience in the HR industry, including:

  • Significant contributions in policy formulation, talent management, coaching, and culture management in Kenya
  • Currently serves as the HR Director at Diamond Trust Bank for nearly a decade, and holds positions on various boards including the Institute of Human Resources and Kenya Institute of Bankers
  • Founder of Lillian Ngala Network and Lillian Ngala Foundation, dedicated to empowering leaders and supporting social causes
  • Holds an MBA from JKUAT and is certified as a professional trainer by the Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Recognized as a top leader in Kenya and Africa, featured in media outlets, and as a keynote speaker at prominent conferences
  • Advocates for integrity, collaboration, and employee wellness, committed to shaping the future of work.

Lillian Ngala

Let’s give Lillian her flowers and a big round of applause for yet another amazing accomplishment!

From the rest of the LNN family, go forth and conquer more Lillian!!

#HRToday #LillianNgala #LillianNgalaNetwork #HRGlobalLeadership

 

Strategic Networking Power | Key Takeaways from the Inaugural 2024 Lillian Ngala Network Event

Networking isn’t just about superficial connections; it’s about cultivating genuine relationships that can transform our personal and professional lives. The inaugural 2024 Lillian Ngala Network (LNN) Strategic Networking Event brought together thought leaders, industry experts, and aspiring professionals to explore the transformative power of intentional networking. Here’s a closer look at the key insights shared:

Consistent and Intentional Strategic Networking

Consistency and intentionality are the cornerstones of effective networking. It’s not enough to attend occasional events or send sporadic emails; success in networking requires persistent effort and a clear strategy. By consistently showing up, engaging with others, and nurturing relationships over time, we increase our visibility, credibility, and ultimately, our opportunities for growth and advancement.

Hon. Martin Moshisho
Hon. Martin Moshisho, DG of Kajiado County

Our Chief Guest, Hon. Martin Moshisho, Deputy Governor of Kajiado County quipped: “Building meaningful relationships takes time and effort, but the rewards are immeasurable. By making networking a priority and approaching it with purpose, we can unlock new opportunities and expand our sphere of influence.”

Social Capital Through Strategic Networking

Social capital refers to the resources, information, and support that we derive from our relationships and networks. In the context of strategic networking, building social capital involves investing in meaningful connections that offer value and mutual benefit. Whether it’s seeking mentorship, collaborating on projects, or sharing insights and expertise, the strength of our social capital can significantly impact our ability to achieve our goals and navigate challenges effectively.

Dr. Vincent Hongo, CEO of Chiromo Hospital Group quipped: “Investing in our connections and nurturing them over time allows us to leverage social capital to access resources, information, and support that drive personal and professional growth.”

Leveraging Strategic Networking with Purpose and Determination

Networking isn’t just about collecting contacts; it’s about leveraging those connections with purpose and determination. Successful networkers set clear goals, identify key stakeholders, and actively seek out opportunities to collaborate and learn from others. By approaching networking with a mindset of intentionality and determination, we can transform relationships into tangible results, whether it’s landing a new job, securing funding for a project, or expanding our professional horizons.

Insights were shared by Richard Kamau, CEO of Passion Aviation: “Our connections are not just about who we know, but how we leverage those connections with purpose and determination. By setting clear goals and actively seeking out opportunities to collaborate and learn, we can harness the full potential of our networks.”

Quality of Strategic Networking

Ken Osano, Country CEO of GTXN

In networking, quality often outweighs quantity. Building a strong network isn’t just about amassing a large number of contacts; it’s about surrounding ourselves with individuals who share our values, ambitions, and aspirations. By cultivating relationships with supportive mentors, trusted advisors, and like-minded peers, we create a network that not only helps us navigate challenges but also propels us toward our goals and aspirations.

Insights shared by Ken Osano, Country CEO of GTXN: “The quality of our network often matters more than the quantity. By cultivating relationships with people who have our best interests at heart, we can build a network that not only supports us but also helps shape our destiny.”

Embracing Diversity of Perspectives in Strategic Networking

The strength of a network lies in its diversity of perspectives. By connecting with individuals from different industries, backgrounds, and experiences, we expand our horizons, challenge our assumptions, and gain fresh insights that can fuel innovation and creativity. Embracing diversity in our networks not only enriches our personal and professional lives but also opens doors to new opportunities and collaborations that we may not have otherwise considered.

Stay Persistent with Relationships

Mercy Nyamu, Head of HR and Training at ITEC Engineering

As Mercy Nyamu, an HR practitioner who attended the event puts it, networking isn’t just something that you should do as a knee-jerk reaction or when need calls. Rather, focus on establishing a rewarding, long-term relationship with others. Strengthen your bonds and help connect people by making introductions.

The key takeaway from the event? Your network is definitely your net worth. Embrace diversity in your network and share rich insights with those that come your way. The Lillian Ngala Network will proudly stand with you on your journey to a rich, fulfilling, and innovative network.

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian Ngala Network Presents “Your Network Is Your Net Worth” Serena 2024

Hey folks! Lillian Ngala Network (LNN) is proud to bring you the latest highlights from our inaugural strategic networking event held at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi, on March 06, 2024. The event was graced by the tall and wonderful Hon. Martin Motsisho, Kajiado Deputy Governor, who brought a different kind of energy to the event as you can see below.

You can find special moments and photo-ups below, while you’ll find more insights on our blog.

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As you can tell, it was all glee and smiles at our latest meeting – that’s the power of #strategicnetworking!

Strategic networking is a powerful tool that you can use to build your personal and professional life. Keep your eye out for the next #LNN event in a few months. Cheers!

 

 

The Power of Strategic Networking in 2024: When Who You Know Becomes Your Most Powerful Asset

Here is a powerful truth that most people only get to learn a little too late: Your Network is Your Net Worth.

But that isn’t just a catchy slogan. Rather, it is a fundamental principle for success in today’s interconnected age. The statistics speak for themselves:

  • LinkedIn, the professional networking powerhouse has over 1 billion users. That’s a staggering 12% of the entire world’s population that has discovered the power of networking.
  • While unconfirmed, it is reported that nearly 54% of jobs in the U.S. are filled through networking or referrals. Nearly 70% of jobs asked for referrals.
  • Referred candidates boast a 2x to 5x higher chance of getting hired, compared to other applicants.
  • Aptitude Research notes that 84% of organizations prefer referred candidates s it can cut down costs and improve the quality of the hire.
  • 50% of candidates surveyed by Aptitude Research said that in-person events gave them an ideal opportunity to network (More on the Lillian Ngala Network later in this text)

There are many other stats that prove strategic networking isn’t just a fancy fad. Building strategic relationships is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity.

But What Exactly Is Strategic Networking?

This goes beyond collecting business cards and attending crowded events. At the Lillian Ngala Network (LNN) we believe it’s about **cultivating meaningful connections with like-minded individuals who can support your growth and aspirations**.

So, how do you know that your network is effective? To answer this question, let’s give an example for context. If you are a graduate of an Ivy League institution like Princeton, Harvard or Yale, you are nearly assured of getting hired even before you receive that glistering piece of parchment called a degree. But, it’s not essentially the degree itself that gets you into the doors of a Fortune 500 company almost instantly, or even the prestige associated with the name. Rather, it’s the powerful alumni network of these schools.

Strategic Networking
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Quality trumps quantity for any network. A recommendation from a Harvard or Yale alumni instantly screams “effective” and “great hire”. Many professional networks lack diversity and depth, limiting their potential. Even if you didn’t graduate from an Ivy college or worked in a Fortune 500 company, you can still leverage the power of an open network such as #LNN.

What Type of Network Should You Join?

This really depends on your end objective. Let’s use the #LNN model to understand how your network can look like:

  • Strategic Networking hub: This is ideal for anyone looking to give their professional profile a boost. That could be an entry-level person fresh from campus, or a senior manager looking to transition to the C-Suite.
  • Mentorship Network: This is especially tailored towards more youthful professionals – those still in high school or campus. AT LNN, we take it a step further an offer peer-to-peer mentorship, career coaching, and even entrepreneurial mentorship.
  • Centered Leadership Network: Beyond building a professional profile, you might find yourself falling into leadership, either as a passion, or as a natural transition. Leadership networks allow you to connect with other great minds. The aim of leadership network is to help grow your awareness, enhance your emotional intelligence, and even build collaboration. Ultimately, you will be better equipped to lead effectively and inspire those around you.
  • Executive Coaching Network: Your objective in joining a professional network like LNN might be to bridge a skills gap that you have, or even to update your current skillset. Through leveraging the experience of coaches, business leaders, CEOs and professionals at their peak, you too can join the ranks of the greats.

How Can You Strengthen Your Network?

It’s simpler than you might think. That might include creating a LinkedIn account and starting the journey of forging connections. If your job has a professional company network then don’t pass on the opportunity. Contribute to teambuilding events, attend seminars and other niche sessions targeted at your profession or those at your career level and beyond.

Don’t be afraid to cross boundaries and make introductions beyond your network. Connect with individuals from different functions, levels, or geographical locations to expand your influence and strengthen overall connections. Attend once-in-while, high-level events such as the upcoming #LNNEvent at Serena Hotel, Nairobi, on March 6th, from 5.30 – 9.30 P.M. We’ll be drawing in some of the top minds from across the county and country for some amazing discussions and exchange of ideas.

Upcoming Strategic Networking event
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Remember, your network is an asset to be cultivated, not collected. And the “who’ in your network literally becomes an asset that you can leverage. By fostering meaningful connections with diverse and supportive individuals, you unlock the power to advance your career, gain valuable insights, and make meaningful connections beyond the workplace. See you at Serena Hotel on the evening of March 6th!

“Your Network is Your Net Worth” Presenting Our Premiere Strategic Networking Event for 2024

Hi there, most valued professionals! Lillian Ngala here. 

Hopefully, your new year has now swung into full gear and you have some or all of the ingredients needed to make this 2024 a well-rounded success.  

But, like many other professionals, you’re probably wondering “How will I unlock my full potential in 2024?” The answer lies not only in individual determination but also in the power of strategic networking.

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At the Lillian Ngala Network (LNN) we understand this predicament all too clearly. Many professionals end up getting stuck in a rut simply because they haven’t found the time to forge meaningful relationships outside of their small circle of friends or colleagues at their workplaces. 

“As a vibrant strategic networking hub, we are all about creating impact through nurturing and propelling the growth of purpose-driven leaders. LNN is guided by integrity, empathy, and responsibility. Here, we are committed to creating a safe networking space for students, entry-level staff, middle-to-senior managers, C-Suite executives, and business leaders.”

Lillian Ngala, the founder of Lillian Ngala Network

Why is 2024 the perfect year to prioritize strategic networking?

Glad you asked! As a professional at any level of your career development, you have every reason to make 2024 the year to grow your network truly. 

  • Unprecedented challenges demand collaboration: With current winds in the economic and geopolitical landscape, the world is navigating more complex challenges. To survive, you will need to have a resounding network that can support you. Besides that, events such as COVID-19 and unprecedented global shocks imply more collaborative solutions and shared wisdom. 
  • Amplify your reach and impact: Opportunities abound outside of the workplace. With a strong network, you can amplify your visibility and connect yourself with diverse perspectives that fuel curiosity and ignite your passion. 
  • Unlock your hidden potential: Seldom do we ever get to see or recognize our own potential, unless a light is shone upon it. Your professional network allows you to see the gem hidden beneath your surface. Again, the collective knowledge and experience within your network can be a treasure trove, offering invaluable insights and solutions to propel your journey.

Unveiling “Your Network is Your Net Worth” 2024 Inaugural Event

On March 6th, 2024, LNN is holding its kick-off event of the year, among a series of other events slated for later. This year’s theme is “Your Network is Your Net worth” patronized by Hon. Martin Moshisho – Deputy Governor Kajiado County and a commensurate HR professional.  

Lillian Ngala and the Rev. Dr. David Oginde at a past LNN networking event
Lillian Ngala and the Rev. Dr. David Oginde at a past LNN networking event

Expect this event to bring together a sizeable number of business leaders and seasoned professionals for impactful one-on-one meetings and roundtable discussions.  We foster a culture of authenticity and mutual respect, ensuring that every interaction leads to valuable connections that go beyond mere business cards.

I hope that you are as excited about this event as I am. Opportunities to interact with great minds that are success-driven are a dime a dozen. Personally, I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

If you haven’t joined our esteemed network yet, head on to the LNN website and fill out the sign-up form with your name, phone number, and a few other simple details. 

Finally, feel free to explore our other network offers such as Safe Space for Leaders, Executive Coaching, Mentorship, and HR Clinics. I am positive you will find a package that suits your rank, schedule, and career goals or preferences. 

I can’t wait to meet you on March 06, 2024, at Serena Hotel, Nairobi, and make a new, life-changing connection. Remember, your network is your net worth. Let’s build it together.

 

Your Network Is Your Net Worth

P.S. Don’t forget to share this newsletter with your colleagues and connections who might benefit from the power of strategic networking!

Warmly, 

Lillian Ngala and the LNN Team 

Tel/Whatsapp: 0791 840 071

Email: info@lillianngalanetwork.com

Web: www.lillianngalanetwork.com

 

Join Us on March 6th, 2024 at Serena Hotel for the Next Transformative #LNN Event

At the Lillian Ngala Network, we are all about transforming minds and inspiring people to be their best, whether professionally or within their person. A powerful network is one of the key ingredients of such transformation. It allows you to elevate your business or career by connecting with influential and like-minded individuals who forge ahead with the same zeal and precision.

#LNN is proud to present the next edition of our transformative networking events, slated for the evening of March 6, 2024. This is our first networking event of the year, so expect a fun and impactful evening filled with insights from some very distinguished minds. Our special guest speaker is Hon. Martin Moshisho, a distinguished HR expert and the Deputy Governor of Kajiado County.

Whether you are already a member of our network or are thinking about signing up, you will benefit greatly from this meeting. Set the trajectory of your year and poise yourself for success as we await the evening of March 6.

To secure your spot, call us at +254791840071 or email us at info@lillianngalanetwork.com.

You are about to grow, thrive, and have a fulfilling year in which you will meet your dreams and personal or professional objectives.

#SerenaTwasija #LNNEvents #LillianNgalaNetwork

Lillian Ngala: The brains behind a platform helping professionals achieve their career goals

Our Founder, Lillian Ngala was recently featured in the Daily Nation in an article by Daniel Ogetta of the Nation Media Group. The online article was published on February 09, 2024.

The article focuses on the objective of the Lillian Ngala Network which is to help people achieve their full potential in their personal and professional lives through its mission of strategic networking.

Catch more from this insightful article here:

Lillian Ngala, the founder of Lillian Ngala Network

 

 

Press Release

Lillian Ngala Network is proud to announce its visionary mission to foster positive change and empowerment in Kenya by launching a vibrant community dedicated to unlocking the true potential of its members. Through exclusive resources, one-on-one sessions, and mentorship events, this network aims to nurture, transform, and impact lives by sharpening leadership skills and nurturing innate talents

In today’s dynamic world, where personal and professional growth is paramount, Lillian Ngala Network stands as a beacon of hope for individuals seeking to enhance their leadership abilities, tap into their innate talents, and achieve their true potential. This initiative is more than just a network; it is a catalyst for personal and communal growth

In today’s dynamic world, where personal and professional growth is paramount, Lillian Ngala Network stands as a beacon of hope for individuals seeking to enhance their leadership abilities, tap into their innate talents, and achieve their true potential. This initiative is more than just a network; it is a catalyst for personal and communal growth

Lillian Ngala Network’s vision revolves around a core set of values and strategies:

Strategic Networking

This network brings together like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. It provides a platform for members to connect, learn, grow, collaborate, and leverage each other’s strengths to achieve their goals. By fostering strong relationships, the network amplifies the potential for personal and professional success

Centered Leadership Model

Lillian Ngala Network believes that leadership begins from within. Through a centered leadership model, members will learn
to lead with authenticity, integrity, and purpose. Information is power and this model will ensure leaders have the correct information and tools to lead with impact. This approach not only transforms individuals into effective leaders but also contributes to the development of strong, ethical leaders for Kenya’s future

Mentoring

The power of mentorship cannot be understated. Lillian Ngala Network will offer mentorship programs that connect experienced professionals with emerging leaders in different phases of career growth. This invaluable guidance will help mentees navigate their careers and personal journeys with confidence

Executive Coaching  In a world where leadership demands continue to evolve, executive coaching is essential. The network will provide access to experienced coaches who can guide members in refining their leadership skills and achieving their career goals

HR Clinics Understanding the intricacies of human resources is crucial in today’s job market. Lillian Ngala Network will offer HR clinics that provide insights into hiring practices, talent management, and workplace culture, empowering members to excel in their professional roles. Through #AskLN HR Clinic will provide a platform for HR questions to be addressed

Lillian Ngala Network envisions a Kenya where individuals are not just passive participants but active contributors to their success and the betterment of society. By nurturing talents, refining leadership skills, and fostering strong networks, this community aims to drive meaningful change and impact lives

Lillian Ngala Speech

I stand before you today with immense pride and excitement as we embark on a journey that goes beyond the ordinary—a journey towards positive change and empowerment in Kenya. The Lillian Ngala Network is not just a community; it is a vibrant force dedicated to unlocking the true potential within each and every one of us. On this day, I can’t help but reflect on the core pillars that define our mission and drive our vision

First and foremost, we believe in the power of strategic networking. In a world that thrives on connections, our network serves as a catalyst for meaningful relationships. Through exclusive resources and collaborative initiatives, we aim to create a space where ideas flourish, collaborations thrive, and opportunities abound

Central to our mission is centered leadership. We understand that true leadership is not just about titles but about influence, inspiration, and impact. The Lillian Ngala Network is committed to nurturing leaders who lead from the heart, guided by integrity, empathy, and a profound sense of responsibility

Mentorship is a cornerstone of our community. We believe in the transformative power of guidance and shared experiences. Our mentorship programs are designed to bridge the gap between potential and achievement, fostering a culture of learning and growth

We also offer a Safe space for leaders — a sanctuary where authenticity is celebrated, vulnerabilities are embraced, and growth is nurtured. Join us in shaping a comfortable platform that enables purposeful, impactful, and intentional leadership growth. The intention is to provide a platform where leaders can thrive, learn, and evolve in a supportive environment

Executive coaching is another key element of our network. We recognize that leadership is a continuous journey of self-discovery and refinement. We aim to sharpen your leadership skills through personalized coaching sessions, unlock your untapped potential, and propel you towards unprecedented success

Our HR clinics serve as a vital resource for personal and professional development. We understand that a thriving career is built on a foundation of knowledge and adaptability. Our clinics are designed to provide you with insights, strategies, and practical tools to navigate the everevolving landscape of the professional world

As we stand on the threshold of this exciting journey, I invite each of you to join us and become a part of a community that is not just about networking, but about fostering positive change, unlocking potential, and shaping a brighter future for us all.