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Laurie Hurley, Founder of The Social Networking Navigator is a woman on a mission to help entrepreneurs and small business owners to overcome their overwhelm on Social Media. Once a high powered hotel executive, Laurie quit the Corporate life in 1998 and began her journey as a home-based entrepreneur. The President and CEO of three educational businesses, of which two were national, Laurie operated all of them successfully and profitably. In 2008, Laurie embraced the online world and saw an increase of 66% in her local educational business. Her passion for all things social media moved her to focus 100% of her energy on teaching others how to conquer social media and have fun doing so.
Laurie's approach with her guests and her business is nurturing, pragmatic, straightforward and professional with a mixture of humor and humility. If she doesn't know the answers, she finds them and shares them willingly! An expert in-person networker and past Area Coordinator of the national women's organization, The Heart Link Network and Team Women, Laurie believes that networking in any form is paramount to one's success. Laurie networks weekly in person and is the facilitator of the Camarillo Contacts N Coffee group, a grassroots organization of business people. She is also a lifetime member of Worthwhile Referral Services. Laurie is an engaging speaker, compassionate coach, and believes in authenticity online and offline. Her clients are a mixture of mom and pop stores, to District Sales Managers to owners of private enterprises with national and global customers.
Laurie is the Social Media trainer for the Woo Hoo Radio network and meets with small business owners bi-weekly in her community on behalf of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, sharing her tips and tricks on a local basis.
Laurie has been featured in magazines such as Woman's World, Family Circle, Entrepreneur, and Small Business Opportunities . Laurie lives in Newbury Park, CA, with her two daughters, husband, dogs and multiple cats. She is an avid runner and shopper.