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Monday Morning Speakers 2018

Monday Speakers meetings are open to the public and free of charge. You are cordially invited to attend.

Each meeting features a speaker who covers topics of interest to those who are involved in or contemplating a job search or career change. The meeting begins with a networking session at 9:45 AM. We ask everyone to be seated by 9:55 AM so that the speaker can start promptly at 10:00 AM.

No reservations are needed. Come network with 40Plus members, other guests, and the speaker. The meeting is also an opportunity for anyone who is considering joining 40Plus to see and experience our organization.

Many of us continue our networking conversations over lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. Plan to join us.

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Upcoming events

    • Mon, January 29, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 40Plus of Greater Washington, 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20006
    • 25
    Register
     
      

    Monday Morning Speaker: Francine Tolson
       
      

    A Marketing Plan For Job Seekers

    Knowing what you want to do,

    What you offer,

    Who will hire your skills, and

    Where you want to work.

    with FRANCINE TOLSON


    Businesses conduct extensive research and analysis to identify their product’s competitive advantage in the market place and who is likely to buy it. A job search should follow the same process.

    In This Presentation, we will examine:

    As a job seeker, it is critical to identify:

    • What is your unique value proposition that will add value to an employer and solve their business problems? 

    • Which potential employers will “buy you” or put another way, need your skills?

    • Of those identified companies, who are a good fit for you in terms of organizational culture, geographic location, and size?


    Register here:  http://40plusdc.org/event-2771861 

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

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     Francine Tolson


    As a volunteer team leader at Career Network Ministry, Francine Tolson co-developed the Marketing Plan workshop in 2011 and since then has co-presented it monthly as one of CNM’s core workshops. In her career, Ms. Tolson specializes in business transformation - the design and deployment of people, process and technology enabling solutions across diverse business enterprises.  She has a broad background in business process reengineering, operations, customer service, financial management and systems implementation in large and small entrepreneurial companies and the non-profit sector. Employers and clients have included: Simplexity LLC, George Washington University, UUNET Technologies, MCI, Three Pillar Global, Washington Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association, and Compass DC.

    Ms. Tolson holds an MBA from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and has received training in Lean Six Sigma

     

    Contact The Speaker:

    For more information about Francine or her services, please email her at:


     


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        40Plus of Greater Washington
    Empowering Experienced Professionals
     for Successful Career Transitions

    • Mon, February 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 65
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Diane Kern, Ph.D.   
         

    Lost Your Job?  Don’t Lose Your Mind!

     Dr. Diane Kern
    Happy and Healthy U

    ·        Are you feeling angry, depressed or anxious due to a job loss and now experience difficulty coping or getting mobilized?

     

    ·        Are you feeling a sense of shame, diminished self-esteem and self-doubts, as a result of your job loss?

     

    ·        Are you pessimistic about the prospects of finding new employment?

     

    For those of you, who are struggling with such feelings during employment transition, this presentation may help.

     

    Join Dr. Diane Kern as she addresses the emotional impact of unwanted job loss, due to downsizing, lay-offs and being fired.  This engaging and interactive presentation will provide an overview of the common ways such events negatively impact one’s professional self-image and emotional well-being. Strategies will be presented to help participants overcome the traumatic and immobilizing effects of job loss. Look forward to feeling more empowered and more hopeful during your career transition.

    This Presentation will Address:

    • Understanding typical negative emotions and reactions related to job loss.
    • Ways to process and assign meaning to the loss or change
    • Strategies to reclaim one’s sense of self and become more empowered
    • Actions that may help get mobilized toward a successful employment search

     
    About the Presenter:

     

    Dr. Diane Kern is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years in her therapy practice in Washington, DC.  She is also a mental wellness expert and workshop facilitator with her brand, Happy and Healthy U Mental Wellness Workshops: Loving Life and Living Well. Her program utilizes well established and effective psychological principles of Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. She has had a wealth of experiences working, both one-on-one and in group settings, helping persons acquire effective emotional tools to become successful in the workplace and in their career lives.  Dr. Kern is especially dedicated to assisting persons with discovering and pursuing their professional passions and experiencing happiness. Presently, she is working on a book, which will serve as a guide for persons to improve self-awareness and career goals clarification.

     

      

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    Diane Kern, Ph.D.
    Therapist, Life Coach and Consultant
    Creator of "Happy and Healthy U" Mental Wellness Workshops


    "Loving Life and Living Well"
    Cell: (202)744-7363
    Voice Mail: (202) 928-1522
    www.HappyandHealthyU.com



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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, February 19, 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 39
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Caitlin Magidson            


    Avoid Career Land Mines: 
    Healthy Thinking Styles During Career Transition


    Conversation with
    Caitlin magidson

              

    Are you in career or life transition?  Transition can be hard when the path ahead feels uncertain.  It's not easy!  Come learn about how thinking styles influence the way you experience your personal and professional life.  Decrease mental stress, anxiety, and depression, and invite more calm, peace, and energy through healthy thinking.  By the end of this workshop you will be able to identify unhealthy thinking traps, learn how to challenge and balance these thoughts, and learn how mental self-care can influence your success in transition.  


      

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


    Caitlin Magidson, LGPC, is a Career Coach at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and in private practice with experience in online and in-person counseling and coaching.  Expertise as a thought partner includes coaching around career exploration, life design, navigating transition, professional branding, resume creation, networking, LinkedIn, interview preparation, and salary negotiation.  She also facilitates career retreats and incorporates mindfulness into her work as she approaches the career conversation from a holistic perspective. 


    Caitlin holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Coach Certification through The Academies, and is trained in StrengthsFinder and MBTI career assessments.  She empowers clients to recognize their strengths, reframe limiting beliefs, and build confidence in achieving their personal and professional goals.


    Active in her professional community, Caitlin is a member of the American Counseling Association, Maryland Career Development Association, and National Career Development Association.  She has been a presenter at both local and national conferences and currently serves as the Maryland Chair of AMCAP.


    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    Caitlin Magidson, LGPC

    Counselor & Coach

    Caitlin@caitlinmagidson.com

    www.caitlinmagidson.com 

    224-801-1324



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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, February 26, 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 39
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Jennifer Dalton
         

    Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact

    Conversation with 

    Jennifer Dalton 

    "LinkedIn is one of the most under leveraged tools for free marketing."

    ​-Jen Dalton

    Join author and entrepreneur, Jen Dalton, as she shares critical insights when it comes to building a reputation for business on LinkedIn. In this interactive session Jen will cover:

    · How to stand out on LinkedIn intentionally to grow your visibility and generate engagement

    · Examine a real profile, Jen will highlight the most under-leveraged elements of LinkedIn

    · How to target your audience and generate content that attracts clients and opportunities

    You will walk away with clarity and actionable insights on how to make LinkedIn work for you and your career.


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Jen has over 15 years of experience in strategy, marketing and coaching. She enables individuals and companies to define their brand and differentiate themselves in authentic, credible, and relevant ways to their target audience and market.


    She is an active member in the entrepreneur community in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Partnering with many organizations to develop their marketing strategy as well as working with individuals to help them both articulate their core values, mission, vision, and ultimately their brand.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Jen Dalton CEO & Founder, BrandMirror

    Mobile: 703-898-8691

    jendalton@brandmirror.com | www.brandmirror.com

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, March 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 40
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Abby Kohut  
     
     

    47 Uncommon Ways to Conduct an Absolutely Awesome Job Search 


    Conversation with Abby Kohut        

    Although the economy is improving - this still isn't your Grandma's job market! Many of the jobs are hidden from plain view and unless you learn about the new way to job hunt, you'll be left out in the cold. Absolutely Abby will teach you how easy it really is to uncover the hidden job market.

    You will learn:

     

    • Why the job market is hidden in the first place


    • 3 ways to hobnob with CTOs, CFOs and other C-suite members


    • How working for free can be the best idea you ever had 


    • How to solve problems for companies who don't know that they have them


    • 3 ways to use social media to generate opportunities you didn't know existed   

         
     ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”.  In the past 18 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. Abby has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.  

     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    AKohut@AbsolutelyAbby.com

    www.AbsolutelyAbby.com 


    @Absolutely_Abby
     

    917.209.2973

     

     

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, March 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 39
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Joan Sherman
              
                      

    You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… And Other Practical Job-Search Tips

    Conversation with
          Joan Sherman



     

    Joan Sherman
    Founder of netWORKshops



    Research and statistics indicate that “70 % of all jobs are found through networking!” This workshop focuses specifically on networking effectively, enjoying it and getting results. The agenda includes a comprehensive overview of the job-search process, necessary preparation and techniques to get the most from networking meetings and various tools, protocols and tips to keep job-seekers organized, efficient and motivated to, ultimately, land the “right” job.


       Register here:   http://40plusdc.org/event-2799117

     
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

    Joan Sherman is a job-search and career coach in Washington, DC. Her career spans 30+ years in the commercial and international insurance business then, providing human capital consulting to several Federal government agencies. She has held a variety of professional roles in sales, management and corporate training including organizational development consulting. 

    Joan has a broad perspective on “selling yourself,” knowledge of the “world of work” and is a turbo-networker with a “golden rolodex!” Her direct, collaborative style, demanding approach and inventive concepts accelerate the "job-search process" to help others develop the necessary skills & tools to find fulfilling careers.



      

     

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


     

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, March 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 65
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Cyndy Porter


    The Essence of You:  The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style

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    Conversation with CYNDY PORTER

    Cyndy Porter is an award-winning photographer, expert image and fashion consultant, personal stylist and inspiring public speaker.

    Your image is power. Creating and showcasing your personal style is a building block for professional success. Cyndy’s expert fashion and style guidance will lead you to a better understanding of your strengths and best features. As a personal stylist and professional image consultant, Cyndy brings fashion and function together, a vital combination in Northern Virginia, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and the DC Metro area. With Cyndy Porter’s expertise, there are no flaws, only a flawless personal brand that is reflected from head to toe while radiating from within.

    Marketing your professional image. Cyndy began her career in sales and marketing and became a divisional vice president at a media conglomerate. Today, Cyndy Porter Style and Photography builds on that business knowledge and experience with professional image consultant services in Northern Virginia.

    You are art in motion. Cyndy Porter Style and Photography provides a variety of programs to teach individuals, groups, companies and large audiences how to create a personal brand and apply art principles to how they dress–the same principles used to create beautiful portraiture. She teaches how to see oneself in artful terms and how to express oneself through image, style and photography..

     
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Cyndy started her career in sales and marketing working her way up the ladder to a divisional vice president of brand marketing at a media conglomerate, before leaving to start her own business.

    Cyndy is a member of The Style Core, a certified network of Personal Stylists & Image Consultants around the world personally trained by Image Master Carla Mathis. Cyndy continues her training as an Image Consultant through her affiliation with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), and can help you achieve your goals through a powerful and authentic image.

    As a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America (PPA), credentials held by less than 1800 photographers worldwide, Cyndy can guarantee superior quality and artistic imagery every time.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    Cyndy Porter Image Style and Photography
    McLean, VA 22102

    Phone: 703-919-5244

    https://www.cyndyporter.com/contact/

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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