It's Time to Change
Your Verb Use

If you are among the tens of thousands of people who want to move ahead at work yet worry you don’t have the right connections, you are not alone.  In “NetworkIs Not a Verb,  Ellen Poole explains that not only is “networking” not the answer to these dilemmas, its very value in our culture is a complete myth when it comes to forging meaningful bonds. Instead, Ellen Poole offers a new, core principle for relationship-building success: become someone whom others want to add to their own professional networks. 

What you gain by Reading this Book

An Authentic Way to Forge Meaningful Connections

Ellen Poole rejects traditional “networking” as the way to form meaningful relationships. Instead, she shares ten easy tips to genuinely foster supportive professional connections.

A New Approach To Enhancing Your Appeal

Poole offers ways to make yourself more valuable as a potential member of others’ professional networks.  She also explains common missteps that could unwittingly alienate your new connections.

A Real-World Guide To Building Professional Relationships

Using relatable examples, Ms. Poole provides practical, ready-to-use principles for developing your own web of supportive relationships for a lifetime of professional success.

About The Author

Ellen Poole teaches people at all levels of their careers effective strategies to build networks and nurture relationships for professional success.  Her audiences have included nationwide corporate teams, university students, and state, national and international professional and trade associations.

Ellen Poole’s success with a unique approach to building relationships puts a new spin on the meaning of “network” – and how to build and sustain strong and meaningful relationships in business and in life.


“Networks are essential for success and progress for all of us, individually and in all aspects of our life. “Network” Is Not a Verb helps all of us to grow up and realize that there is no one alone involved in any meaningful progress. Ellen Poole helps us all to find the trailhead on the map of moving forward with the network you need.”

— Dr. Michael M. Crow
President, Arizona State University, U.S. News & World Report’s “#1 most innovative school” six years in a row

“While reading Ellen’s book, I found myself having multiple ‘ah ha’ moments as I reflected on my own experiences in the corporate leadership world. I also laughed out loud at some of the real-life practical lessons that too often I learned the hard way! Her refreshing approach creates an easy roadmap no matter where you are along your career or personal path to developing and sustaining a business network that can also be a network of life-long friends!"

— Starlette B. Johnson
Former President & COO of Dave & Buster's, Inc.; former Chief Strategic Officer, Brinker International; current Board Member, Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.

“This book is a must-read for anyone seeking practical and effective methods for building and growing a rewarding and beneficial network. Ellen shares amazing real-world tips and genuine techniques for enhancing and enjoying productive, authentic relationships in your professional and personal life for the mutual success of all involved."

— Donna Davis
Former Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; small business owner

“I honestly can’t recommend this book enough! I bought the book to support my friend, but it is such a masterpiece that I am now actually reading it for the purpose of quoting it in a lecture I will be giving next month to a university class.”

— Amanda Reeve
Former Legislator, Arizona House of Representatives

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