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Monday Morning Speakers 2017

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.

MISSED A SPEAKER?  Video recordings for all of the 40Plus 2017 Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
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Upcoming events

    • Mon, October 02, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 62
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Hilarie Gaylin
      

    Resilience in Your Job Search:
    Building on the Spark of You

    Conversation with
      Hilarie Gaylin

     

     Job hunting is never fun. But wait, what if we were to reframe that perspective? What if we

    hypothesized this instead: Job hunting is an adventure that frees us to learn more about ourselves and move more actively into our life’s purpose. How could this reframing serve us?

    How could it make us more resilient about the process of job hunting?

    In this interactive session, we will define resilience and identify some of the characteristics of resilient people. We will also explore some strategies for increasing our resilience and determine how to apply these strategies to our job search. What do trees and savoring a cup of coffee have to offer us? Is laughter really the best medicine? What else can we do to increase our optimism and resilience? Together, through conversation and exploration, we will strengthen our resilience repertoire.       

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Hilarie Gaylin’s passion is to help people and organizations grow their best selves. Specializing in customizing material to meet her clients’ unique needs, Hilarie builds upon over 20 years of experience in facilitation, training, instructional design, coaching, and organizational development. Topics include management and supervision, team building, communication, business writing and grammar, professional development, strategic planning, change management, and diversity and inclusion.

    Hilarie is a trained coach, both for individuals and for organizational and relationship systems.

    She earned an M.Ed. from the George Washington University and a B.A. in English literature from Bryn Mawr College.


    Hilarie Gaylin

    Facilitator, Trainer, Coach, and Organizational Consultant

    Cultivating Greatness

    301-980-7492

    hilariegaylin4cultivating@gmail.com

    hilariegaylin.com 

    linkedin.com/in/hilariegaylin4cultivating

     

       


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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, October 09, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 63
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Jennifer DiMotta
        
       

    The Power of Courage During Your Search

    Conversation with
        Jennifer DiMotta

     

     

    Courage - what is it, how to develop it and ultimately utilize it to help you make the toughest and most challenging professional and personal life changes. Jennifer DiMotta has been told by many that she has a very untraditional career path in her 20-yr career in eCommerce, Retail and Marketing. She has experienced several moments in her journey, both personally and professionally, where she's had to pull courage out of a hat and move through the challenge. She'll describe what it means to her to learn courage and utilize at the most challenging times in life. 

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

       

    Jennifer DiMotta has more than 20 years of experience leading retailers to double-digit revenue growth through vision/strategic planning, budgeting and goal governance, and top talent hiring and development. As Vice President of Digital and Omnichannel at Bluemercury, a fast-growing beauty retailer, Jennifer leads the company’s Omnichannel vision and execution developing a strength in digital, marketing and customer-focused strategies. 

    Jennifer was awarded the 2014 Colorado’s Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award, has presented on omnichannel and e-commerce at several conferences, including Internet Retailer, eTail and RetailTech and serves as an advisor for several omnichannel and e-commerce vendors. Jennifer has been a guest speaker at the Wharton School of Business on the topic of Omnichannel, Retail, eCommerce and future disruptive digital technology and was a guest speaker at William & Mary, podcasting with the Dean on Omnichannel, Retail and Leadership. Jennifer also has been a speaker of Women Leadership, most notably at Women in Retail Leadership. She also has spoke on several panels about female leadership and career development. 

    Prior to launching her retail and eCommerce career, where she held high-ranking positions at Sports Authority, Office Depot, ReStockIt.com and Hayneedle, Jennifer served in the Army for nine years as a nuclear bio-specialist, and also ran her own personal training business. Leadership development, healthy living and taking care of her family are among Jennifer’s top passion points. When she’s not traveling and visiting her daughter at college, Jennifer and her husband call the Washington, DC-area home, where they enjoy experiencing new restaurants and staying active.

     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    Jennifer DiMotta
    jldimotta@gmail.com

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferdimotta/ 

     

     

       

     

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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, October 16, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Sharron Dean
        
       

    Personal Branding

    Conversation with
         Sharron Dean

     

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

       

    Sharrón Dean is an accomplished Human Capital Executive and educator with proven experience in human resource strategy, leadership development, and equity and inclusion. As a consultant, she has experience performing advanced specialized organizational analysis and serving as a strategic business partner for senior leaders in the area of organizational development. She has proven success in leading special cross-functional project teams and designing and facilitating specialized workshops. As an independent coach Sharrón’s concentration is in professional development, personal growth, career transition, developing personal brands and emerging leaders.

    Signature skills include:

    • Strategic Planning
    • Leadership Coaching
    • Human Resource Compliance
    • Talent Acquisition and Retention
    • Employee and Labor Relations
    • Diversity and Inclusion Programs
    • Collaboration and Team Building
    • Talent and Performance Management

     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharrondean33

    404.229.2740 (Mobile)

    sharrondean3@aol.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, October 23, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64

    Monday Morning Speaker:  Liz St. Jean
      
    How to Use Energy Leadership to Take Control of Career Transition Stress  

    Conversation with
      LIZ St. JEAN

    Career transition can be an exciting time of change and opportunity; but it can also trigger stress, doubt and the "impostor syndrome". Join leadership coach, Liz St. Jean, to learn about Energy Leadership and how ti can help you feel self-empowered even during the most stressful situations of a career transition.  


    Energy Leadership asks you to hold up a mirror to learn how your attitude may affect the results you're getting.  This workshop will give you mindshift tools to develop your self-leadership style in this time of change. You'll be guided through a series of worksheets to explore how you're currently "showing up" as you make a career transition.  You'll be asked to challenge yourself on how you may be holding yourself back. By the end, you'll have gained new tools and created a plan that will empower you to feel in control during your transition. 

       
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Liz St. Jean is a Certified Professional Coach and trained in an Energy Leadership methodology. She works with public policy organizations to help them develop an intrapreneurial and team oriented culture. She also helps individuals build up an intrapreneurial mindset and leadership skills.  Liz has a Master's degree in International Affairs, with a specialty on conflict analysis. She is currently working on a graduate certificate from George Washington University, where she will run a research project on the impact of leadership self-development on the performance of cross-functional teams.  Liz brings over 15 years' work experience in both private and public sectors, and has had both an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindset throughout her career.  Liz is the proud mom to Theo, who was born this past July. 
       

    Liz St Jean

    Coach, Strategist and Educator

    Leadership and Team Development

    www.lizstjean.com

    liz@lizstjean.com

    (443) 863-7096 

     See related article.

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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, October 30, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64

    Monday Morning Speaker:  Veronica Matthews
       
    Self-Care and Mindset Management Two must-haves for Life
    (and Career Transition)

    Conversation with
       VERONICA MATTHEWS

      

    A resume and interviewing practice are not the only tools you need to have for a successful career transition. A self-care plan and mindset management are two must-haves for not only a positive career transition, but also for life.

    Self-care is defined as deliberate activities a person engages in on a regular basis to manage his/her health, wellbeing and stress. In the hierarchy of service, we often put ourselves last. Unfortunately, it is very difficult, and nearly impossible, to serve ourselves or others well, from an empty cup. When a person is well sourced by a regular, effective routine of self-care, he/she can then have the stamina and preparation needed for daily life; accomplishing goals; serving family and other activities such as completing the job search process. Mindset management is also an important part of a self-care routine for daily life, but most importantly for the career search. It is not unusual to send out what seems like hundreds of resumes on a weekly basis and receive maybe one or two calls for an interview. How positive and focused you remain amid this seemed constant rejection will keep the windows of possibility open for the right opportunity to come along.

    We’ll discuss the correlation between self-care, mindset management, life and the career transition. Additionally, in this workshop, you will:

    • learn the importance of self-care and mindset management in your daily living;
    • create a plan for daily self-care and mindset management – the two must-haves for life and your career transition;
    • learn about the hierarchy of service and where to properly place your service priorities; and
    • leave with a renewed approach to self-care and mindset management that will reignite your life and career transition.

          
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:



    Veronica Mattthews

    Veronica is a Transformational Life Coach destined to bring enlightenment to women and men who want to figure out the what, why and how for their life, career, and relationships. She supports individuals as they transition from where they are now ... to who and where they desire to BE!

    Having had a similar story to those she supports, Veronica is purposed to support clients in discovering their passions and living out their purpose; identifying and eliminating the obstacles and roadblocks to their success and creating the energy and motivation they need to live intentional and fulfilled lives. As a SPHR and SHRM-SCP credentialed Human Resources Professional, she has coached managers and employees over her 20+ year HR career. She enjoys helping people live up to their full potential; and be their greatest and highest selves ... on and with purpose! Veronica still maintains her skills in Human Resources and consults with small and large businesses to provide group and individual coaching; HR policy and procedure development; employee handbooks; training; internal investigations; legal compliance; and benefit administration. Additionally, she is a dynamic workshop facilitator, bible teacher and line dance instructor.


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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


Past events

Mon, September 25, 2017 Navigating the Cs of Your Leader-Ship
Mon, September 18, 2017 Making the Move from Employee to Owner: Your Questions Answered
Mon, September 11, 2017 Conducting a Job Search from the Inside Out: How Designing your Future can Help Your Job Search Today
Mon, September 04, 2017 40Plus Closed for Labor Day
Mon, August 28, 2017 Speed Networking - Refine Your Message, Build Your Contacts
Mon, August 21, 2017 How Do You Find the Job You Really Want: “Sell” Yourself!
Mon, August 14, 2017 Qualified Retirement Plan Distributions - Know Your Options
Mon, August 07, 2017 A Marketing Plan For Job Seekers with FRANCINE TOLSON
Mon, July 31, 2017 Informational Interviewing and Job Searching with Dawn McAvoy
Mon, July 24, 2017 Exploring Flexible Career Pathways through Part-Time Positions with SHEILA MURPHY
Mon, July 17, 2017 Career Search Land Mines: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Efforts and Find Your Ideal Job with Renee Emery
Mon, July 10, 2017 Healthy Thinking Styles During Career Transition with Caitlin Magidson
Mon, July 03, 2017 40Plus Closed for Independence Day
Mon, June 26, 2017 Finding Your Pathway to Success with Jamie Beaulieu
Mon, June 19, 2017 Helping You to Get Unstuck: Clarify Your Career Direction with ALISON CARDY
Mon, June 12, 2017 Using Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand with MEG CALE
Mon, June 05, 2017 Your GPS to Success - A Conversation with Dara Iserson
Mon, May 29, 2017 40Plus Closed for Memorial Day
Mon, May 22, 2017 Listening with Intent: Hearing your Way to Stronger Relationships
Mon, May 15, 2017 Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified
Mon, May 08, 2017 Discover Your Calling…Not Just Your Career! with Shira Harrington
Mon, May 01, 2017 Reading Lean In and Unfinished Business After Forty
Mon, April 24, 2017 Business Ownership: Making the Leap & Determining if This is Right for You
Mon, April 17, 2017 Ignore Mom’s Advice & Talk to Strangers – How to Overcome The Fear of Networking
Mon, April 10, 2017 Enhancing Career Confidence
Mon, April 03, 2017 Fear Busters: How to Use Fear to Your Advantage
Mon, March 27, 2017 The Nonprofit Sector in DC:  Driving the Economy; Creating Jobs
Mon, March 20, 2017 The Secret Sauce to Job Search Success
Mon, March 13, 2017 How Your Social Media Presence Affects Your Job Search Prospects
Mon, March 06, 2017 Using LinkedIn Effectively in Your Career Transition
Mon, February 27, 2017 Franchising as a Career, Investment, or Both. A Good Strategy in 2017 and Beyond
Mon, February 20, 2017 Roles and Opportunities for Partnership Professionals
Mon, February 13, 2017 The Role of Emotional Intelligence in a Successful Search
Mon, February 06, 2017 Navigating Uncertainty: Strategic Planning for Job Search
Mon, January 30, 2017 The Essence of You: The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style
Mon, January 23, 2017 Trends and Opportunities for Marketing Professionals - Jeremy Schmerling
Mon, January 16, 2017 How to Apply Your Government/Small Business Experience to the Nonprofit Sector - Andrey Gidaspov
Mon, January 09, 2017 Experience is Your Competitive Advantage - Anne Hull

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 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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