It’s not who you know. Wait, yes it is!

NQuotient’s mission is to help people be more strategic and intentional networkers. We deeply believe that “Networks can change the world; every node matters.”

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The Connect Effect

Few of us are born networkers, but anyone – introvert, extrovert, or in-between – can learn to master this critical skill. And as you build your networks and the connections between members multiply, you’ll find that the benefits you gain grow exponentially. This extraordinary return on your networking investment is what Dulworth terms “The Connect Effect” – and in this book he shows how it can enrich every aspect of your life.

“Nothing is more important to the leader of the future than networking. The Connect Effect explains what you need to do and how to do it!” – Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

NQ Assessment

In less than 5 minutes, learn how to make your network more valuable for career success. The statistically validated Networking Quotient (NQ)™ Assessment will make your network understandable, accessible and more useful in your life. Networks are key drivers for career success and advancement. After taking the NQ Assessment, upon request, we will send you a personalized report with a detailed breakdown of your score on each of the 10 networking dimensions. You will see your Strengths, Opportunities, and areas of Growth Potential. You will also receive tools and tips for building your NQ™.

Networking Basics eLearning Course

The Networking Basics course provides a solid foundation as you become more strategic and intentional about developing and leveraging your network. You will see that you can build a network that is will help you achieve amazing things – in your personal and/or professional life – so long as you are prepared to invest some time and energy into the process. The Networking Basics course includes five core modules: 1) Assess, 2) Discover, 3) Develop, 4) Nurture and 5) Capitalize.

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Networking Quotient Software Tool

The NQ software combines the best of everyday tools we have come to know and rely on, all tailored for users to be better at leveraging their network for career success:

  • A Network Relationship Management (NRM) tool 
  • A networking fitness tool
  • A performance enhancement motivational tool

The NQuotient Process


Determine the quality of the user’s current network and networking ability.


Complete curriculum focused on strategically growing, fostering and engaging in an intentional network.


Enable the user to manage and capitalize on their network through an online tool.

How It Works

NQ combines the best of tools we have come to know and rely on, all tailored for users to be better at leveraging their network for career success:

A Network Relationship Management (NRM) tool that helps you categorize, set frequency of contact, relationship strength, sort and manage your connections from social, work, and all networks in one place that no one sees but you.

A networking fitness tool with daily reminders to keep networking top of mind, and keep you going with quick and easy opportunities to connect and have greater impact through your network.

A performance enhancement motivational tool that helps you continuously improve your NQ score, through educational modules and webinars.


Carsten Sudoff

Senior Advisor

Founder and CEO of Circular Society AG. Former CHRO of the World Economic Forum and HR General Manager Daimler AG. Faculty Member Lorange Institute of Business (CEIBS).

Mike Dulworth

Founder & Board Chairman

CEO of Executive Networks, the leading provider of executive peer networks for Global 1000 HR executives and the author of The Connect Effect: Building Strong Personal, Professional and Virtual Networks.

Marilyn Nagel

Co-Founder & Chief Mission Officer

Marilyn Nagel was most recently the CEO of Watermark, an executive women’s leadership organization based in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, she was the Chief Diversity Officer of Cisco Systems, following senior learning and development positions at American Express and AT&T.

Tom Gaunt


In addition to being a co-founder of NQuotient, Tom serves as VP of Sales and Marketing at Allen Interactions, a premier provider of custom e-learning solutions. Prior to that, Tom was SVP WW Sales at Rogue Wave Software and also had senior sales roles in companies such as Authorware/Macromedia and Borland

Adam Grant

Senior Advisor

Wharton’s youngest full professor. He has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential international thinkers, BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. Author of Give and Take, a NYT bestseller.

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