You'll be scored against the following key areas

Openness and Transparency

How comfortable are you sharing with other people? 


How effectively are you able to consider different opinions and reflect before taking action?


Are you actively seeking and offering support?

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Just Ask - Why Seeking Support is your Greatest Strength


The challenges of recent years have brought to the forefront the need to allow others to support us, both personally and professionally. But it still isn’t easy or natural for many.

Being transparent and comfortable sharing vulnerability with the right people, in the right way, allows us to enhance not just our sense of wellbeing but also our creativity, productivity, mental resilience and the likelihood of achieving our goals.

In Just Ask, Andy Lopata explores the change in mindset needed to embrace the support of our networks and the power of doing so. He discusses the impact that transparency can have on individual and collective achievement and illustrates with case studies based on exclusive interviews how it has already affected people from all walks of life.


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About Andy Lopata

Connecting is not Enough

A specialist in professional relationships and networking for over 20 years, Andy Lopata was called ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by the Independent and

A very experienced international speaker and podcast host, Andy is the author of five books, has been quoted in a number of other business books and regularly quoted in the international press. His sixth book, The Financial Times Guide to Mentoring, is being published in Spring 2024. 

Andy is a former President of the Fellows Community and a two-time Board Member of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland (PSA) and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute as well as a Members of The Association of Business Mentors and the Meetings Industry Association. He is also one of just 31 recipients of the PSA’s top honour, the ‘Award of Excellence’.

Andy Lopata’s presentation on vulnerability is immensely powerful.

He makes a wonderful case for true openness with others and for putting aside the mask of pride we sometimes wear when we should be more direct— especially when we are hurting.

His message deserves wide distribution.

Lou Heckler, veteran US Hall of Fame speaker and speaker presentation coach