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298 How to Make and Keep Friends with Dr. Marisa G. Franco

This week, I interview Dr. Marisa G Franco. She’s an enlightening psychologist and national speaker, Dr. Franco is known for digesting and communicating science in ways that resonate deeply enough with people to change their lives. She works as a professor at The University of Maryland, and she’s the author of the NY Times best-selling book Platonic: How The Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends. She writes about friendship for Psychology Today and has been a featured connection expert for major publications like The New York Times, The Telegraph, and Vice. She speaks on belonging at corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and universities across the country.

We discuss:

  • Why friendships don’t just happen organically
  • Beating your personal fear of rejection.
  • Why belonging is at the root of a real friendship.

But first, I want to tell you about an upcoming women’s summit I’ll be co-hosting. It’s the Fall Women’s Summit on Oct 27, 2022, from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM in Albuquerque

Event link

First, we will hear a keynote address from Jen Paul Schroer, Cabinet Secretary for the NM Department of Tourism.

Then I will share the Well Woman Life® Framework – a combined strategic and “heart centered” approach to leadership. Aspiring women leaders as well as seasoned pros can use this to identify their challenges and discover tools to overcome them.

We will host roundtable discussions that relate directly to the Well Women Life® Framework immediately following where you’ll learn new skills/tools and connect with other businesswomen.


8:00-8:30a Registration and Networking

8:30a Welcome

8:35-8:55a Keynote: Jen Paul Schroer, Cabinet Secretary for NM Department of Tourism

9:00-9:20a Well Woman Life® Framework with Giovanna Rossi

9:30a-11:30p Roundtable Discussions

You can find out which stage you’re in and get free tools to help you at

As always, all the links and information are at

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