Founding Partner, 5T Sports Group - Business Operations Consultants to professional sports teams and leagues. Extensive experience consulting to entrepreneurs on business strategy, growth management and sales channel development.
I recommend taking a look through both Pulse and the Groups on LinkedIn. Folks who have great expertise to share are often contributing solid posts. A well-structured and thoughtful post will also show you their communications tone and whether they approach the subject in a way that leaves valuable takeaway thoughts with the reader.
So, my suggestion:
Go to Groups and plug in a keyword for a topic you'd like to find an expert on
Scan for groups with good focus (Technology Entrepreneurs or Integrated Marketing, e.g.) and browse a few of the larger groups discussions. Cjeck the 'popular discussions tab
Engage in the discussion and ask if they would be interested in a speaking opportunity
Repeat for each topic you're seeking expertise.
Hope you find this useful - I have located many subject matter experts throughout the globe this way.
Aileen was a real pleasure to work with at CIMI. Her dedication to her work, professionalism, warmth and breadth of knowledge made her a real asset to CIMI and to her industry. After leaving CIMI, she moved into a different industry - more oriented towards sports. I stayed in the market intelligence industry and have been consistently peppered with questions about Aileen. People miss her presence in this community of practice and speak highly of the work she did at CIMI. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Aileen again in future. She worked with me early in my consulting career and, in addition to being a good client, was also a great mentor.
As chair of sponsorship for the Cypress Ski Club, I highly recommend Aileen for her abilities to assist non-profit groups in sponsorship plans. Aileen provided fresh insight and new direction for our non-profit club
at a time when government funding and corporate sponsorships were both
down signficantly. Her recommendations to our marketing and sponsorship strategy resulted in an updated and enhanced creative campaign and re-energized our overall approach. The result was renewal of existing sponsorship as well as the attraction of new sponsors. With Aileen's assistance, Cypress Ski Club is well-positioned to continue to work towards corporate sponsorship goals for the coming season."
Chair of Sponsorship, Cypress Ski Club
Aileen is an very talented individual, to every endeavor she brings a wealth of experience, creativity, and excellent interpersonal skills. I have had the pleasure of working with her on a large public consultation process as well as a strategic business planning initiative.
In the public consultation process, Aileen was very skilled in dealing with complex issues/situations across multiple stakeholder groups, assessing identifying common ground, and then actively building consensus in an effective fashion.
In the realm of business planning, Aileen was equally adept. She was able to take high-level concepts and very quickly determine the critical tasks that must be undertaken to achieve certain goals.
I highly recommend Aileen as a business consultant and look forward to working with her again.
At CIMI Aileen always amazed me with her attention to detail, management of stakeholder issues, dedication to getting the job done right and "go get it attitude". She encouraged us to think big and that anything was possible. The work we were able to execute with her guidance has had a permanent impact on the community. I would highly recommend Aileen to anyone looking for a creative, hardworking, and diplomatic representative.
Aileen has both creative talent and problem solving abilities. Her ability to quickly develop a rapport with clients is excellent. She has both the perception and personality to deal with roadblocks quickly and with diplomacy. I have no hesitation in recommending her as she is multi-talented and would not take on something that she cannot excel at.
Aileen is the all-around player that you want on your team. She brings a vast, worldwide knowledge to the table. She is creative, grounded and has the ability to detect the 'pulse' of the situation. Aileen possess the ability to be inclusive of all ideas without losing focus of the end result. You're lucky to have her if she is focusing on your project.
I have known Aileen professionally and personally for five years and can say that her strategic planning and exceptional detailed executions are first rate. She combines her depth of experience and her keen sense of community to achieve measurable results for her clients. I would highly recommend Aileen in any opportunity that brings a brand to market.
Aileen provided me with some outstanding advice on marketing strategy while starting up a company. Aileen thoroughly explained the pros and cons of different ways to layout and market sub sections of my business. She’s extremely knowledgeable with marketing strategy and business development and I highly recommend her expertise.
Aileen has an exceptional vision for devising innovative solutions to problems and communicating effective action plans. Her initiation and motivation are unsurpassed, and she always exudes an enthusiasm and "go get'em" attitude to all projects she embarks on. I have been extremely impressed with her ability to tap into the appropriate sports networks and her in-depth knowledge of organized sports. I have no hesitations in recommending Aileen as I am confident she will provide the highest level of standard to any business endeavour she's involved with.
Aileen has a unique vision that she brings to each of the projects that I've been involved in with her and the companies she represents.
Her ability to frame a campaign that aligns with the current worldview on the topic is extaordinary. I have found her depth of understanding of the topic, the audience and the positioning of the story a rare commodity.
Aileen also is an exceptional team builder, she brings people into projects and creates a community feel. A sense that everyone involved is instrumental in the development and success of a project.
She is a pleasure to work with and the results are outstanding.