NCC18 Presenter: Debra Hallisey


NCC18 Presenter: Debra Hallisey

Join Debra for her session during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference

Strategic Networking, Does It Really Matter? You Bet It Does! on Friday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.
Networking matters. It takes time and effort and can feel like you are not doing "real work". 

Strategic networking is integral to your marketing plan and should have three prongs: In-person monthly group meetings, one-on-one meetings and a social media outreach.

In this presentation, you will learn how to find group meetings in your space, what a successful one-on-one meeting looks like and how your preferred client determines your social media outreach plan. 

It really does take 7-9 interactions before someone understands your business.  Showing up consistently and interacting matters. 

The proof for this presenter, came when an Assisted Living facility she has been networking with for three years, offered to throw her a launch party to kick off her consulting business.

Deb is a past and present caregiver. Caregiver for her dad, she lost him to congestive heart failure in early 2015. Deb became her mom's caregiver and continues in that role today. In late 2015, she lost her job due to caregiving issues. It was a blessing in disguise.

Upon losing her Deb job founded Advocate for Mom and Dad, LLC. She blogs at for adult children of aging parents on caregiving. Advocate for Mom and Dad was named one of 2018's Top 50 Caregiver blogs and her article, "Touch opens the line of communication", was featured in Aging Insider Newsletter. 

With mom's permission, Deb writes about their caregiving journey and she collaborates with other experts in the eldercare space to educate and inform her readers.

Deb credits her networking efforts with opening the door to becoming a Certified Caregiver Consultant. As a consultant, Deb supports and empowers her caregivers. She helps research solutions to their top three worries, then introduces them to resources she knows through networking to help solve each worry.