About Me

I am a self-described “multi-preneur.” Since leaving the corporate finance world in 2001, I started 3 companies, all of which I still operate.

In 2010 I started my third company, connect2collaborate, to spread my LinkedIn and networking evangelism to train and coach others. In all my LinkedIn training and coaching, I offers professionals the opportunity to better explain their brand and positioning on their LinkedIn profile pages: who they really are and why them vs. the competition.

As a LinkedIn trainer, I have been recognized as a high-energy speaker at national and regional conferences and instructor to sales/marketing and HR/training departments at large and small professional service firms and businesses. My specialty in customized personal coaching has helped individuals in all walks of life and industries to use LinkedIn to better achieve their professional goals.

For several months I ranked on the top 5 list for fastest growth in number of followers among global LinkedIn coaches/trainers (#1 in August 2020!). I attribute that to consistently high-quality curated material and original thought leadership I share on LinkedIn.

I authored numerous articles on innovations using the latest LinkedIn techniques for self-branding in national publications, both in paper and online.

And I blog every business day with a LinkedIn Nugget.


Contact information:

Marc W. Halpert, Managing Partner


Fairfield, CT 06825

Phone: 203.218.8288

Email: marchalpert@connect2collaborate.com



LinkedIn: another tool in your tool box

I was a very early adopter of LinkedIn in 2004 (#203,392) so in the interim 19 years, I have used LinkedIn as a primary focal point in my consulting businesses: marketing, publicity, education, communications: an ideal way to connect to collaborate.

I can directly attribute new business to my LinkedIn profile and activity.

Can you say that?

If not, would you like to know how?

How to jumpstart your use of LinkedIn to keep your business pipeline fuller?

Do you work very hard to differentiate yourself from the rest of your industry?

Do you demonstrate to clients why they should use your services with every impression you make?

LinkedIn reinforces the “why you” by custom tailoring your story and value proposition to potential clients.

If you are not booking business from LinkedIn and the colleagues you connect to, we need to meet.

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About Connect2Collaborate’s services

I can custom design a program that addresses your needs.

Choose: 1:1 personalized coaching, just you and me, or an energetic onsite online seminar. Or if you learn better interactively, my virtual courses or if you absorb better by reading, either of my book.

So it’s your choice.

Recent videos highlight my work with business professionals who want to invest in themselves, need to brand themselves better, and express why they do what they do.

I offer either of two teaching methods:

Get personal

One-on-one Coaching

Customized, personal coaching to level up your LinkedIn

Bring the team

Group Training

Energetic onsite online seminar, with my group training sessions at professional practice firms, corporations, nonprofits, and industry associations. Complete with a personal follow-up session with each attendee for accountability:

Recent broadcasts featuring my LinkedIn comments

National Publications

I have taught LinkedIn to thousands of new and seasoned professionals

Recent Graduates

to find their all-important first job

Job Seekers

to source connections to unadvertised jobs


to find donors, staff, volunteers, and board members


to help make your business look deeper

Small Businesses

to extract more marketing productivity


to fill the pipeline of RFPs and opportunities.

My attendees report a 90-95% approval ranking from my  sessions, something I am very proud of and will continue.

I want to help make a demonstrated difference in my clients’ success, and that is exactly “why I do what I do.”

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