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Chi Chi Okezie

Owner & Producer, SIMPLENetworking LLC

Owner & Producer, SIMPLENetworking LLC

Chi Chi Okezie is the owner / producer of SIMPLEnetworking, LLC. SN is a women-owned, black consulting firm based in Metro-Atlanta, GA, USA which specializes in business networking, diversity and inclusion and cultural awareness. SN was granted a Proclamation for Business Networking Day for 13 November.

Through SN, Chi Chi has presented keynotes, hosted events and created training programs. She has also developed workshops and curriculum to include culture, arts and entertainment to broaden the learning and development experiences. Chi Chi is trilingual and the author of 2 networking books.

Chi Chi is the recipient of several awards including Class of 40 Under 40 Connect Magazine and Rejuvenate Magazine. She is heavily involved with her alumni association and serves as Alumni Counselor to the Campus Life Committee of the Emory Board of Trustees, as well as Executive Committee Member of the Oxford College of Emory Board of Counselors.

Chi Chi holds active memberships with the FACC-ATL, ADMAG (Atlanta Diversity Management Advocacy Group), ASAP (American Society of Administrative Professionals) and Turning Point Church.

  • Networking Intelligence

    This networking intelligence session is designed for Assistants who want to take a deeper dive into their networking. Participants will learn three specific methods for increasing their networking awareness and develop quality relations. They will engage in a power point presentation and networking activity as well as meaningful dialogue for building community.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Learn the 3 quotients for maximizing your networking awareness.
    • Develop skills for connecting and growing relations.
    • Use your abilities to advance in your goals.
  • Blueprint to Effective Networking

    Customized training for developing, streamlining and growing quality networks and relationships.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Participants learn the basic principles of networking.
    • Participants are able to establish networking goals and time frames.
    • Participants are able to utilize techniques for effective networking and communicating with others.
    • Participants are able to implement a networking funnel to streamline their efforts.


    Overall Benefits to the Organization

    • Promotes continuing education and professional development.
    • Engages employees or members for increased retention.
    • Able to effectively utilize internal talent.
    • Imrpoved networking strategies in relation to the purpose and misson.
  • Networking and Branding

    Customized training which merges skills of networking with principles of branding.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Participants learn the proper techniques for effective networking.
    • Participants gain understanding about essential branding principles.
    • Participants establish a recognizable, consistent and relevant personal brand.
    • Participants utilize their brand to improve their communication skills (verbal and non-verbal).


    Overall Benefits to the Organization

    • Promotes continuing education and professional development.
    • Fosters a safe environment for self expression and innovation.
    • Enables the organization to uphold a strong and constant image within the sector.
    • Allows the organization to continue to be respected within the community.
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    Customized training which explores the value and benefits of diversity and inclusion.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Participants utilize social / cultural / professional differences for team building.
    • Participants gain understanding and appreciation for differences.
    • Participants learn new skills for building relationships.
    • Participants become adaptive and effective in changing environments.


    Overall Benefits to the Organization

    • Continue to advance with a universal mindset.
    • Hosts an environment for awareness and appreciation.
    • Acknowledges social / cultural / professional differences effectively.
    • Promotes change in a progressive manner.


  • Ethics Series

    Customized training which addresses the importance of ethics and integrity.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Participants understand the necessity of being ethical and displaying integrity.
    • Participants become familiar with aligning their actions with their values.
    • Participants focus on effective messaging and communications.
    • Participants learn how to build and nurture trust.


    Overall Benefits to the Organization

    • Continue to develop an ethical culture.
    • Creates a safe space for trust and transparency.
    • Promotes an ethical brand and image.
    • Enables an environment for valuing and respecting individuals.



  • Melissa Bownman, Marketing Manager, CARE

    Chi Chi offers practical ways to improve your skills and makes things better. I’ve been able to reduce my anxiety while attending networking meetings and events by using her excellent guides and tips.

  • Roger Presswood, Director of Career Service, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

    Chi Chi has the ability to present information in a very teachable and engaging manner and make it fun for our graduate level international students.

  • Rico Pena, CEO Pena Global

    …that investment with Chi Chi will create opportunities you never thought possible. Just the small adjustment on how you ask questions, positions you as someone worth speaking to.

  • Jodi-Ann Wray, Manager, PwC

    The networking online course was clear, straightforward and gave actionable steps to build authentic relationships which is the foundation of effective networking,

  • Alice Jones, Telecom Analyst, Core & Main

    The diversity wheel discussion was very interesting. Her session encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and connect more with others who are not normally in my circle. I see this expanding my network and opening doors I would have never thought of going through.

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