Real Life Networking to Make Connections and Build a Future for Your Teen –

This is the last entry in my Personal Branding series for your teens (and even younger kids).  It’s important to remember that a personal brand is always in development, and helping our kids to find who they are and the unique assets they have is our real top priority. In today’s world, they spend a lot of time online – there’s no doubt about it.  One way to help them discover what they love, to make some meaningful connections in that area and have some fun is through Meetup Groups! is a pretty unique social network.  Like all the others, your child will need to fill out a profile and highlight their accomplishments and passions.  Unlike other networks, they then search for LIVE, in-person groups that meet in or near your community to share knowledge, camaraderie and fun.  Be sure to have them advise the group leader of their age and ask permission before joining a group in order to avoid any uncomfortable situations. You’ll find many group members will welcome another passionate writer to their local writer’s group though, or would love another knitter for their knitting bee.

Meetup groups is a huge and vast opportunity.  You can find some great groups on almost anything that your teen is interested in, and maybe even create an avenue to connect on -- how about a painting group, a poetry group, science, science fiction ... the sky is literally the limit on this one. You can search by topic AND by region to be sure that it's someplace you and your teen can be each week.

This ends my series – I hope it has started you off with some great ideas to help you get your kids started.  If they’re old enough, why not consider taking my You Unstuck course together – it starts on February 16th, and it’s a great investment to figure out what comes next in life – whether you’re 18 or 68.  There’s never a better time to start living your best life and building your career dreams. Register for my You Unstuck Course at

To your amazing life, Libby Gill, Branding Expert, Bestselling Author, and Executive Coach