Jean MacDonald is the Professional Connector, Creative Director, Humorous Speakerand face of Network, Connect, Succeed, LLC. Affectionately, known as “The Queen of Connections”, Jean prides herself on her ability to show others how to make the connections to build strong relationships that guide successful businesses.

My message is simple.  It is all about getting back to the basics of business. Where do you want to do business?  Who do you want to meet? The most valuable is what is your message?

I help individuals, teams, associations and companies look closely at those three questions. I have developed a series of programs that give people a clearer defined message of how to do business in this fast-paced world.  

Dream and Think Big. Toastmasters District 30 International Speech Contest 2016.

Partial list of satisfied clients

Partial list of satisfied clients


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Connecting the DOTS
Learn 4 strategies to finding the fortune in the follow up

Be a STAR with your Customers and Keep them Forever
The art of asking, listening and answering the right questions

Expect the Best, Release the Rest
Discover 5 secrets to giving the best presentations

“Get Up, Get Dressed & Get Out the Door!”
How to get unstuck from your usual routine and take your business to the next level




What’s Being Said About the Speaker?

Theresa A. Anderson, President, Women's Council of Realtors, North Shore Chapter
“ Your presentation received many positive remarks from the attendees. I received calls, emails, as well as wonderful comments from the members and guests. Your presentation was informative, fun, and educational. Your humor was refreshing and relative.”

Kim Kreml, CMP, Director at The University Center, Grayslake, Il
“Jean invented networking! She is remarkable in her abilty to connect people and help to get business done. If you're looking to connect, call Jean.”

Dr. Norman Roth, CEO at Sales Enhancers
“Jean is a high energy, knowledgeable, savvy businessperson. She builds instant relationships, is articulate, and has a solid understanding of the business community she works within. She is a powerful speaker and a very quick study. I highly recommend that any company seeking to strengthen their team contact Jean to speak and train.”

Sherry Leginski, Purchasing Agent at Meyer Wholesale Group
“Jean spoke to a group of unemployed people at our offices. This is a group that tends to show up at the door with their heads hung low, in need of motivation. She did just that! If you're looking for someone to motivate a group, consider Jean.”

Michellle Rohrer-Lauer, Interior Designer & Principal at Michelle’s Interiors Design Group
“Jean is an exceptional, enthusiastic, and driven by what she believes in and the potential by what she sees in other people. She will help you exceed your dreams and set higher goals.”

Sara Anthony Minkus
Get Up, Get Dressed and Get Out the Door" by Jean MacDonald
"Jean has done a masterful job communicating simple clear "back to basics" strategies for staying focused on personal and business goals when the distractions of life threaten to derail us from achieving those goals.”