What To Do To Get Referrals: Other Ways to Participate | Ingredients

Referrals are about participation. Tell us where you’re active:

  • Do you coach your kid’s football team?
  • Are you active in your church or civic group?
  • Where do you volunteer?
  • What other associations do you participate in?
Carrie Jones

Response from Carrie Jones

from the North Fulton Team

For 13 years and counting, I have participated in the 3 Day Walk for Breat Cancer. Originally with the 60 mile walk for Susan G Komen. For the past 7 years, my husband, Andrew, and I walk with our team, Tutus for Tatas in the 30 mile Pledge The Pink walk. In addition, we are active members of our local church and I recently joined The Carroll County Communicators with Toastmasters. 

Kriston Sellier

Response from Kriston Sellier

I have spent the last seven years coaching middle school cross country and track. I coach the Harrison (West Cobb) junior team, which includes McClure, Durham, and Lost Mountain, and we also have a group of private school and homeschool kids. 

Why I love doing this is it's completely different than my job, and the kids are filled with positive energy. Many kids are concerned or can't even run more than 200 meters initially. With consistency and walking/running/playing at practices each week, they start to improve and have an A-HA moment when they see improvement. The inner pride and joy they each have make my heart swell. I love that moment!

The benefit to me is that an hour with them can melt away a challenging day in the office. 

I think it's when we are doing something for others that we do the best service to ourselves.

And the gift of referrals does come.

Bill Weaver

Response from Bill Weaver

from the Milton Team

In addition to Powercore, I volunteer on my neighborhood HOA and have served as President of the HOA. I have voluteered at food banks packing food to be given out to those in need. I participate in industry events and network with other companies in my industry.  I play ALTA tennis and network with my teammates and have made connections with opponents as well. My kids are adults now, so I'm past the football, baseball, karate, cheerleading, etc.

Dr. Michael Axt

Response from Dr. Michael Axt

from the Milton Team

 I am certainly looking forward to coaching my sons teams as he grows. He is currently 6 months old. Prior to him being conceived,  my wife and I led a small group through Woodstock city church for newlyweds without kids for two years before the members started having kids and the group dispersed. After this I co-led a men's Bible study for two years before my wofe was pregnant. From pregnancy to now I have been focused on family and helping support my wife, but look forward to being more involved again in the near future. 

Michelle Como

Response from Michelle Como

In my personal life, I am active in my church and teach the bible to individuals. As far as my business goes, I am part of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and support United Plant Savers. Once a month, I offer free aromatherapy classes to the public at our local library. I am also getting involved in offering workshops at outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities, helping individuals see and experience the benefits of essential oils on our emotional and mental well-being.

Persephone Galambos

Response from Persephone Galambos

from the Milton Team

Volunteering is something that I love to do. I enjoy the people you get to work with and the opportunities that it provides.

I volunteer at the boys school as a parent ambassador to new families at the school. 

I am very active at my church. I am part of the hospitality ministry, the eucharistic ministry, I teach Sunday school, and I am part of the RCIA (sponsoring people that would like to join the Catholic Church). I have also occassionally volunteered at the Giving Garden which grows fresh organic vegetables for the food pantry. 

I am a volunteer on my HOAs Architectural Review Committee. 

I also do work with the Cherokee Association of Realtors. 

I have also done some work in downtown Atlanta with feeding the homeless population at a shelter. 

These are missions of my heart and they bring me great joy. 

Jim Miskell

Response from Jim Miskell

from the Milton Team

My wife and I coached socceer until ourkids were old enough that they needed greater expertise. We also volunteered on the neighborhood swim team, and I help repair equipment for the high school fencing teem during meets.  I coached high school mock trial for several years. I am an elder at church and have served on missions, stewardship, ad search commitees. I served for years in our HOA. 

Eric Sapoznik

Response from Eric Sapoznik

from the Milton Team

Where am I not active? There are many different groups, organizations and events that I attend frequently. I play in multiple adult sports leagues and have been able to find potential clients as well as referrals for other team members from these teams. I've contemplated signing up as a volunteer coach for some sports leagues, since I don't have any kids myself but have played sports my entire life. I also am an active member with the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and am looking for other groups, organizations or business associations to become a member of. We have a weekly trivia night with a few members from other PowerCore teams that has been a great way to stay in touch with these people and each week is a chance to discuss other potential ways to refer to each other. I do enjoy volunteering my time with multiple different organizations, but those days are dedicated to focusing on the organization and the people we are helping instead of finding potential referrals. I am always an active listener in every conversation I have, so whenever I hear something that could be a need I am very quick to try and help turn that into a referral for someone. 

Madeline Chryst

Response from Madeline Chryst

from the Milton Team

Aside from PowerCore, I am a very involved member in Invited (formerly Club Corp) playing tennis on a couple teams and golfing when I can. I am also very involved in my kids DOJO - we spend about four afternoons a week there between the two of my kids who do Karate there. 

I also volunteer at my middles two children's Preschool when I can and at my sons elementary school. 

Stacey Brustein

Response from Stacey Brustein

from the Milton Team

I used to coach my daughter's cheer team many years ago and loved it, but now I get to help organize and participate at the Cheer tailgate before the Kennesaw State football games.  It's so fun meeting all the parents and getting to cheer on our kids. 

I have volunteered as the Community Liason for a large soccer club in Forsyth Countyfor the past 3 years which has been a very fun way to give back to my community! I have set up small goals with cones and balls for kids to play and passed out candy and info at trunk or treats, set up collection bins at our parks for people to donate old uniforms and soccer balls, cones, etc to be given to a new school being built in Africa, collected gift cards and gifts for the Holiday House through The Place which is a local organization. 

My proudest event I organized for the club was at the Silverback's Stadium about 8 years ago for a family who lost both of their son's in a car accident as they were turning in to school.  They both played for our club and for their high school.  We had coaches from every club including ours sign up to play a game making 2 teams- Team Jason and Team Jared, the boys names.  The dad played half the game on each team. the President of Atlanta United was there and spoke at the game.  We had a silent auction, started a scholarship in their honor, had hoodies and shirts made and sold them there, and sold balloons for after the game where everyone who bought one and the family went on the field and we played a song while everyone let them go to raise money for the family and the scholarship.  It was so amazing to see all these players, friends, parents and SO many different clubs come together to honor these brothers and their family!  I was honored to be asked to help coordinate the event and blessed to be a part of it!

I help out where I can including chairing the fall festival for 3 years when my kids were in Elementary School, helping to organize the Purim Carnival at our temple, and subbing in many of the Special Ed and Behaviorial classes at local schools.  I love to help people, meet people, and learn from others and have made so many great connections along the way.  

Saurel Quettan

Response from Saurel Quettan

from the Candler Park Team

I am a sucker for making a difference, and a participation junkie.

  1. I have been a member of the board of the Georgia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce since 2016.
  2. I am the current chair of the board of Haiti Outreach, an organization driven by the vision Haiti is a Developed Nation in my Lifetime. I have been serving as a board director since 2009.
  3. I am a certified Project Management Professional, and an active member of the Project Management Institute.
  4. In 2024, I will be joining the SHRM-Atlanta's Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
Jimmy D! Dunnavant

Response from Jimmy D! Dunnavant

from the Fayette Team

I think being active in your community is important from both a personal and business side.  Volunteering at church, working with Curing Kids Cancer and Coweta Pregnancy Services makes me a better person as well as promotes me in the community.  People like to do business with likeminded neighbors and working along side them on worthwhile projects or charity only builds credibility for us all.

I'm pass the coaching kiddos teams phase, but fully participated in my child's sports activity.  Some of the best friends -- and customers -- have come from the relationships we built while cheering on our mutual kiddos! 

Outside of the business side of this, helping others is what we are called to do.  Engaging with others, even in conversation, can make a huge difference in their lives.  We love it when our friends give us a hug.... it works the other way around as well. 

#back2sea with Jimmy D! 

Jennifer Kwon

Response from Jennifer Kwon

from the Milton Team

During my 19 years as an elementary school teacher, I have had many opportunities to give back to my community and students. This year, I became an official member of the Roswell Woman's Club, a nonprofit service organization whose common interest is to support the community in the areas of educational scholarships and grants, human services, cultural arts, historic preservation, and urban improvement. My involvement with the RWC is very rewarding in so many different ways.

Tom Wallace

Response from Tom Wallace

from the Peachtree City Team

I belong to an association of other financial coaches - Coach Connections.

I also am very involved with my church:

- Church Council Chairman

- President of Men's Group

- Sing in the Choir

- Involved in many outreach and mission projects

Scot Goldring

Response from Scot Goldring

from the Milton Team

Participation in groups is important personally as well as professionally. 

I have been a member of my Synagogue for 20 years, holding various leadership positions such as Committee leads and Club Presidents, and leading more specific efforts such as the moving process when we relocated to a larger facility.

I have been active in my HomeOwner Associations, serving as President two different times, and currently helping on Tennis and Finance committees. And informally on the pickleball and tennis teams.

I am a member of the American Institutes of CPAs, which also provides training opportunities, and Georgia Society of CPAs, which offers training opportunities and I sometimes atttend chapter meetings.

Nicholas Garrison

Response from Nicholas Garrison

from the Fayette Team

At the current time I am on the Marketing committee for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  And of course I also sub on different Powercore teams. 

Alex Freeland

Response from Alex Freeland

from the Milton Team

In addition to PowerCore I am involved in supporting St. Jude children's research hospital and Susan G. Komen. Both causes are special for different reasons. St. Jude is an incredible organization providing care and support at no cost to children and their families affected by cancer.  Listen to one life changing story and you will be a supporter for a lifetime. Susan G. Komen supports breast cancer research which my mother was a survivor and my aunt passed away from. Breast cancer is so common and treatable with the advancements in treatment along with early detection. 

Brian Walker

Response from Brian Walker

from the Milton Team

I volunteer with my neighborhood HOA.

I participate in local sports leagues where I can pass referrals.

I attend medical and legal industry association conferences and this helps me make valuable connections and allows me to pass referrals.

Bryan Tatum

Response from Bryan Tatum

Diving headfirst into the community is like adding a splash of excitement to my relatively fresh life in Roswell! I'm the proud parent of a 3-year-old dynamo named Finley, and guess what? I stepped up as the tee ball maestro this year! It was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, and it gave me a golden opportunity to rub shoulders with fellow parents who were just as enthusiastic about the game.


On top of that, you'll often find me giving away my precious time at the Coweta Foundation NonProfit Summit. Why, you ask? Because I get to host a spectacular sales and leadership workshop where I spill the beans on the secrets of top producers and the art of generating referrals as if they were candy. It's like a carnival of knowledge and networking!


When I'm not busy with all that, I'm on a wild and delightful adventure, chasing after my energetic little Finley. Along the way, I meet all kinds of amazing folks, and it's like a never-ending social safari!

Wayne Parks

Response from Wayne Parks

from the North Fulton Team

Veteran's Organizations, specifically VetBuds where Veterans support Veterans. Volunteer also.

Grandchildren sports teams where we can build personal relationships and also have faith-based conversations.

Participate in Greater Atlanta Home Builder's Association and engaged in Alignable.

Amanda Williams

Response from Amanda Williams

from the Sugarloaf Team

I am very active with a local non-profit called SPARC. I am on their advisory board for building resilient professionals and conduct financial educational seminars monthly. I have volunteered with many other non-profits like Street Wise, Norcross Co-Op ministeries, habitat for humanity, and the Gwinnett Women's shelter.