3 Ways To Build Life-Long Connections
Investor, Advisor, and Author
Pat is a growth company advisor and investor with more than three decades of global private equity experience. She adores disruptive technology and dynamic management teams who find new ways to address old challenges. Pat is the author of Meet 100 People: A How-To Guide to the Life Edge Everyone Is Missing, a book about the importance of personal networks.
Pat worked as a managing director at General Atlantic (GA) until January 2015, where she spent nearly 30 years in a variety of roles, including over a decade of direct growth investing. Pat also established GA’s global marketing and human capital strategies, as well as the company’s global talent network.
Pat worked for a Bain Capital-backed healthcare firm before joining GA. She had previously worked at Bain & Company as an associate consultant, advising healthcare clients. Ms. Hedley graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Computer Science and an MBA from Harvard Business School with a focus on entrepreneurship. Ms. Hedley is a native Hungarian speaker.
Ms. Hedley is the current Chairman of Reach the World, a non-profit that promotes global awareness by using technology to connect student travellers with classrooms.
Take home these learnings:
2) How to build curiosity in people?
3) What stops people from nurturing their connections?
4) What are the parameters to look for before investing in a relationship?
5) What is the true essence of connection?