Hi Council,

This has been a big month, and I wanted to say thank you for being a part of this community. Over the past week, we migrated our entire technology infrastructure to add new features, capabilities, and prepare the foundation for our next evolution.

This new setup is just a starting point as we continue to develop the courses, guides, tools, and community to help each Vyten member achieve a fulfilling career with the pay and purpose they deserve.

What I need from you

One thing that would help me, help you is if you can update your Vyten profile with your current goalsβ€”don't worry, this information is kept private. It helps me tailor the emails that you get and the content you see on our website so that you get the most relevant content for your goals (ie. how to get a promotion vs how to find a new job).

CLICK HERE to update your career goals & status

Coming soon: our Job Search Course

With our new Vyten 2.0 website, we have the ability to now release online courses! This allows you to take our on-demand course and interact with other Vyten members on your own time.Β 

With COVID and families and remote school, I know that everyone's on a different schedule, so with our new course (coming very soon!), you'll be able to learn and grow in a way that's flexible around your busy life.

Over the next year, we'll be releasing new courses on a wide range of topics (from productivity to public speaking to annual performance appraisals and promotions).

More Networking at our Networking Happy Hour (Vyten Plus)

On our Calendar, you can see we have a Networking Happy Hour every two weeks. It's a time to come together as a community, celebrate each other, our milestones, and network with other business professionals.

As the community has grown, the format of this Networking Happy Hour needs to evolve as well. We want to maximize the networking opportunities during these sessions. At the same time, we want to wrap up in time for you to spend time with your families.

Networking Happy Hour - Every other Friday 4-5pm Central Time
  • Introduction and Welcome to New Members (5 minutes)
  • Vyten's Recent Updates and What's Coming (5 minutes)
  • Rotating Topic from the Vyten Council Leaders (5 minutes)
  • Celebrate Wins & Milestones from Vyten Members (10 minutes)
  • High's and Low's Break Out Rooms (15 minutes)
  • Open Topics Break Out Rooms (15 minutes)
  • Wrap Up & Good Bye's (5 minutes)

From time-to-time, we'll host Family Nights with an extended happy hour where we can all come back together after dinner for board games, virtual concerts, and perhaps even a magic show (Dane Grigas πŸ™πŸΌ. ).

Can you complete this 1- minute form?

We have a lot of exciting enhancements coming, but I need to know more about your current career goals. Can you quickly update your profile for me? Thanks!!

CLICK HERE to update your career goals & status

To your success,
Hi everyone -

There's a pretty common phishing scam out there where scammers look on LinkedIn for people who work at the same company. Then they send an email "from" the CEO/Founder to another employee asking for their cell phone number for some "urgent request".

If you reply or share your phone number, the scammer will usually ask you to click a link or purchase gift cards and share the gift-card numbers with them.

A few members of the Vyten Council have reported seeing an email sent from johncambell5543 (scammer), but using my name in the "from" field. This email was not sent from me, and all emails from Vyten will always come from hello@vyten.com.

If you're ever not sure if an email came from Vyten, feel free to forward a copy toΒ  or reach out to hello@vyten.com. I'll also never ask you for your Vyten password (or any other password) or payment information.

Here's additional information on how to recognize and avoid phishing scams from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Thanks for staying vigilant and for a few of you reaching out to report this scam.


Example of Phishing Email:

The Vyten Council (#vytencouncil) is a community of Vyten members and their guests. We are a group of students, young professionals, and experienced business professionals working towards achieving a fulfilling life and career.

We believe that the world is a better place when we serve others. We're here to help support each other by celebrating victories together while also being there for each other during challenging times.

Our Mission:
The Vyten Council is an invite-only community for professionals to publish content, connect, and excel. The Council's mission is to mentor and support members in achieving a fulfilling career.
As a Vyten member, you have the ability to invite others to be a guest in this community. We ask that you only bring others into the community that align with our Community Values. To invite a guest, please email hello@vyten.com.

As we grow our community, our values and community guidelines will be guided by the golden rule:
Treat others as you would like others to treat you
As you create new topics and participate in discussions here, please DO:
  1. Share your story with us! The more open and honest you are with the community, the better. If you're nervous, that's okay. This is a SAFE space where trolling, abuse, bullying, and being mean are NOT tolerated, so you don't have to worry about what others think. You may be extremely surprised with how much support, love, and compassion you will receive from other members.
  2. Take off your mask, and use the Vyten community as a space where you can be your most authentic, awesome self. You can post anything from asking advice, sharing how you feel, or just going on about your day. Feel free to encourage, support, and champion not only yours but other's journeys and stories.
  3. The more active you are, the more you'll get from our community.
  4. Post all your questions and tips that you have about anything related to your career, technical skills, leadership, and more.
  5. Share with others what you're doing and help each other achieve career success.
  6. Talk about the challenges you and your teams have faced along your journey so that others can learn as well.
  7. Tell others about bad career advice that you've been given so that others can learn.

Please DON'T:
  1. Use this space to SPAM, sell to other members, or solicit offers for your business.
  2. Complain or introduce negativity into our community.
  3. Talk down on other member's efforts.
  4. Interfere with other people who are trying to learn, share, and grow their careers.

To your success,
Vyten Council Leadership