Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions
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Training Class 2017
New Class Starts September 7, 2017
The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.
Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.
Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:
The course schedule is as follows:
Class ends: October 12, 2017
Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006near the Farragut North Metro
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1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Monday Morning Speaker: Colin McLetchie
Navigating the Cs of Your
As a coach and facilitator, I embody compassionate challenge in helping leaders find their way forward, and I have created an experiential workshop based on my own leadership and coaching journey. The workshop takes the stance that leadership is an internal journey externally manifested and therefore it must be deeply personal; every person has a unique voice and presence as a leader. Working to bring that forth allows leaders to navigate with purpose and presence – whether on calm seas or in the midst of the storm. Further, leadership isn’t something that you do – it’s something you “be” in all facets of your life, professionally and personally.
Your leader-“ship” doesn’t sail in the right direction without a few key instruments. We will explore 3 tools leaders can use to navigate with purpose, clarity and intention:
The Captain’s Wheel: a leadership declaration of who you want to be as a leader
Your Compass: Specific pathways to making your leadership declaration real; attributes or ways of being you can use at any moment to help you show up in alignment with your declaration
Courage (the leader’s North Star): When all else fails, and sailors are lost at sea, they can navigate home by the North Star. I believe the next leading edge of leadership is about connecting with the heart where courage lives. Leaders who do so can nurture themselves on an ongoing basis and lead whole people as a whole person. Mind and heart partnering together.
Colin T. McLetchie believes deeply in lives worth living, leaders worth following, and organizations worth being a part of, all of which hopefully create communities worth living in. After a 20+ year career in HR leadership, Colin committed to focusing full-time on partnering with individuals, managers, executives, teams and organizations to identify what success looks like and help them move forward to achieving that success at work and in life. He possesses a degree in Interpersonal & Public Communication and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and is a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF.
He is known for his wicked intuition, energy, insight, and compassionate challenge in helping clients find their way forward through coaching, facilitation, speaking, and learning and development programs.
Colin T. McLetchie, PCC BCPP
Five Ways Forward
1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.
Resilience in Your Job Search:
Building on the Spark of You
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.
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.
Facilitator, Trainer, Coach, and Organizational Consultant
The Power of Courage During Your Search
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.
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.
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Inspired to discover your Career Happiness? Interested in learning how positive psychology tools can profoundly shift your approach to the job search? This highly interactive workshop will provide participants with practical resources for strengths assessment, value mining and purpose exploration for long-term professional flourishing and lifelong well being. Come embrace the fun, messiness and twisty process for career happiness.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Denise Riebman is a career development specialist who applies a strength based, positive framework towards inspiring individuals for professional and life happiness. She has spent 20 years working in nonprofit and higher education sectors, specializing in career advancement, professional leadership and community development. Currently, Denise is the Director of Career Development and Alumni Services at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. She also founded CareerHappinessCoaching.com which offers coaching, training and consulting for individuals and organizations. She is certified in Gallup Strengths Coaching, Positive Psychology, Global Career Development Facilitation, Advanced Resume Writing, Federal Career Coaching and Positive Psychology Coaching.
Registration is just $10.00
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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
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Monday Morning Speaker: Liz St. Jean
How to Use Energy Leadership to Take Control of Career Transition Stress
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.
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
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Monday Morning Speaker: Veronica Matthews
Self-Care and Mindset Management Two must-haves for Life
(and Career Transition)
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.
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.
New Class Starts November 9, 2017
Class ends: December 14, 2017
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