Welcome to the Connection Bonanza

If you’re on this page then it is probably because you have signed up for a Connection Bonanza. (If you somehow got here some other way, you can sign up here)

Please watch the video below. This will give you some background on me. It is expected that you will have watched it or read the content below before the Bonanza.

How I Help People

Over the past two years, I have met with over 2,500 entrepreneurs, experts, and authorities. I have listened to hundreds of hours of podcasts and audiobooks. I have watched videos and read books.

I’ve learned a lot of stuff.

I know a little bit about almost everything (although there is no topic on which I know almost everything).

The bredth of my knowledge gives me a unique ability to serve those who are coming up behind me. Many entrepreneurs and prospective entrepreneurs may be symied by a single piece of information or one gap in their plan. Or they get distracted by some shiny object.

I am always seeking ways to share what I know with people who can benefit.

This is why I offer my daily Morning Motivation podcast, which contains a 2-5 minute hit of motivation and inspiring ideas every day.

This is why I interview some of the best people I can find on my Guy Who Knows a Guy Podcast.

It is why I created the public Morning Motivation Podcast Group.

My NINJA Networking Inner Circle is one of the highest expressions of this mission. It is a bi-weekly Zoom call where members bring their questions and challenges, and I coach them directly.

Networking Concierge – The Core of my Business

Some time ago, I was speaking with an entrepreneur who did a lot of joint ventures. He said that it would be great if I offered a service where I would use my network to help him find JV partners. He knew how to find partners, but it was time consuming and energy intensive. He figured that I had already done the legwork, so why should he reinvent the wheel? He was totally right, and out of that came my networking concierge program. I work with high impact coaches, course creators, entrepreneurs, investors, founders, and developers to make the connections that will grow their business.

I quickly realized that this service would be of value to people in a variety of spaces, and expanded it to other areas.

Basically, I kiss all the frogs and then introduce them to the princes, at least from their perspective. It’s great for me, because they’re all princes to my perspective!

My Shows

I run a number podcasts and shows. One is Morning Motivation, a 2-5 minute quick hit of motivation and inspiring ideas every day.

The other is The Guy Who Knows a Guy Podcast in which I interview successful people and have them share the story of how they got from where they started to where they are now. I am not currently recording new episodes, but there are over 170 episodes released, so you may find some value in it.

I have added to this the new Power Lunch Podcast where I bring together four interesting guests every Friday at 2 PM Eastern. You can watch it in my Facebook groups live, and if you’re interested in joining the fun, you can sign up here.

In September, I am launching the Neurodiversity Superpowers Podcast. I am seeking to change the narrative on neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc) from one of disability to one of opportunity.

My Superhero Origin Story

It all began on a visit to a secret government networking research lab. A chance encounter, with a radioactive nametag at a networking event turned mild mannered Michael Whitehouse into The Guy Who Knows a Guy!

Gifted with supernatural networking powers, The Guy Who Knows a Guy travels around the city, righting wrongs, fighting for justice, and getting people to buy him sushi in exchange for great advice.

OK, that is not exactly correct, although I do give advice in exchange for sushi.

Here’s the real story…

In 2014, I moved to the town of Groton, Connecticut not knowing a single person in town. At the time, I was trying to build an ill-fated consulting business without much of a business plan. The one thing that I did know was that whatever I was doing would require a robust network.

The night before we officially moved to town, I attended my first Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, and I turned my networking up to 11 from then on.

Within two years, I was being asked to fill vacancies in town government, offered leadership roles in the local Rotary club, and more.

I was finding that I had connections that locals who had lived here for generations didn’t know. I had become a guy who knows a guy.

It became clear to me that I was doing something right, and what I was doing would be of benefit to others. In 2017, I wrote The Guy Who Knows A Guy to share the techniques and strategies which had served me so well.

Since then, I have built a network such that if someone asks me for a connection, it is highly likely that I either know who they’re looking for or I know someone who does.

Feel free to bring some ideas of connections you are looking to make to our one to one and put that network to the test.

You can get my book here. I encourage you to get it and peruse it before the Bonanza.