re: Exactly what I needed. I was confused at first, because I noticed on wordpress that Connections makes you choose the page where the directory is located. I thought the [connections] shortcode could then only be used on that page (where the directory is located).
Nope, the shortcode can be used on any page making Connections quite flexible when it comes to slicing and dicing the database. There are instances where the directory home page is required and enforced. One, the widgets in the Widget Pack, the link would all resolve to the directory home page… kind of necessary because the widget would have no way to determine which page they should link to. So there are trade offs.
re: However, I created sub-pages of that main page where the directory is located and used the [connections] shortcode on each sub-page and it worked like a charm on each sub-page.
Great to hear it all worked out!