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Aug 2, 2022

We were pleased to introduce Top 50 Thinker Dorie Clark to the EMEA Recruitment podcast. 

“Begin to take the steps to feel okay about running our own race.”

In this episode, Dorie takes listeners back to the world pre-pandemic, detailing how the previous networking events were ineffective and the challenges of networking experienced at these organized events. 

Instead, she offers tips and advice on how to network effectively, emphasizing how using the correct event management techniques can help you leverage your relationships with like-minded people.

Speaking with Paul Toms, our Founder, Dorie speaks about her latest book The Long Game, a business book which champions the need to think ahead to reach both personal and professional goals. 

She explains that short-term thinking is a good strategy to an extent, but it is not the long-term solution. A key focus within the episode is the importance of long-term thinking. 

“Yes, identify the goals, yes, get as clear on them as possible, and then work backwards.”

Another topic that is touched on is the executive coaching Dorie provides to people within the business world. She explains that, especially in the world of social media, if it seems like other people are getting there faster, it can cause self-doubt. To counteract this, Dorie suggests people stick to their plans and realize that most success comes from hard-work, repetition and patience. 

Close to the end of the episode, we find out that Dorie has started to fulfil her ten-year stretch goal of learning how to write musicals. She has successfully completed one musical, giving Paul a synopsis, with multiple others in the pipelines. Her overarching goal is to write a musical that will eventually be produced on Broadway!


If you’re looking for a particular part of the episode, please use these timestamps:

01:07: The last thing that made Dorie smile
02:43: Networking post-COVID
06:30: Leading your own life
09:55: How to focus on the key things
13:42: Learning self-discipline
15:28: Finding the drive to write
18:40: The value of vision boards
24:15: Moving away from short-term thinking
30:05: Becoming an authentic version of yourself
34:45: How to improve your listening skills
38:55: Progressing on long-term career goals
42:00: The next step for Dorie
44:10: Working on a musical 
45:44: How to reach out to Dorie 
46:20: Travelling to Europe 

If you are interested in contacting Dorie or finding out more about her books, you can do so via her website: 


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