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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 23, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 59
    Register

    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 

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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
    • 61
    Register

    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


    • Mon, November 06, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Tom Soha
          
          

    My Personal Journey to Finding My New Role

    Conversation with
           Tom Soha

     

     


    Managing Director
    Hire Counsel

     

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Tom Soha has over thirty years of experience as a highly effective Business Development Executive in growing revenues, account penetration by relationship building/maturation through initial capture management strategies with key C-Suite Executives and decision makers. He has worked for two Fortune 500 companies as a Sales Manager, Worldwide Sales Instructor and Enterprise-wide Sales Executive. He has represented and consulted with C-Suite Executives in a groundbreaking entrepreneurial firm which represents and places executives in leading organizations or independent board directorships.

     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:
     

    Tom Soha

    Managing Director

    HC Logo

    1901 L Street, NW, Suite 350

    Washington, DC 20036

    Office: (202) 640-5574

    Cell:  (703) 304-1240

    tsoha@hirecounsel.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, November 13, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 63
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Jan Fox
         
          

    BOLD Speaking:  Sharpen Your Message, Increase Your Impact

    Conversation with
          Jan Fox

     

    ARE YOU: 

    ✦ Presenting to people, but not persuading as effectively as you would like?
     ✦ Communicating lots of words, but not connecting with the clients?
     ✦ Leading a team, but not delivering your vision with passion?
     ✦ Creating new concepts, but not reaching your “Thought Leader” potential?


    Researchers say that it’s not just what you say, but HOW you say it that matters.
    This dynamic, interactive, action-packed seminar guarantees that you will walk out a more powerful, compelling client advocate. You’ll see and feel quick results with laser coaching tips from The ((BOLD)) Speaker System©.
     
     ✦ Learn one physical move that makes your new confidence seem almost palpable.
     ✦ Use your hands deliberately. Delete “Dreaded Hanger Disease”.
     ✦ Fix what you don’t like about your voice type. Do you know it?
     ✦ Avoid the voice “Flat line”.
     ✦ Cure the “uhms”, “errrs”, and “ahhs” – your sure message blockers – once and for all.
     ✦ Stop “Stall Language” that keeps you from getting to your close.
     ✦ Figure out where your eyes should REALLY look? And how LONG should you hold eye contact?
     ✦ Work the room like a pro. You’ll see what you need to do to deliver with power. ✦ Develop your Visual Rhythm. ✦ Cure Speaker Jitters. ✦ Learn steps to cure the Mind Blip – when you forget what you should be saying. ✦ Deal with “Death by Podium”.
    ✦ Understand Q&A is not the enemy. How to handle the difficult questioner. ✦ Put the POWER in your ppt. Make it memorable.
    ✦ Learn to use the proprietary 20 Minute Talk Outline Template. Makes making a presentation easy! ✦ Learn the EVA method to show Empathy, Validation, and Advocacy – almost an instant cure for “NO”.


    DEVELOP BUSINESS STORIES Are you using stories, metaphors, case examples with the clients? If not, your impact cup is only half full. Work with Jan’s Quick Story Outline to start a library of usable stories. You have had many client successes. These are your best sellers! Stories change the pace of a meeting, the direction, the mood, the opinions, and even the financial outcomes.


    THROW OUT THE PITCH Get OFF the Elevator. Throw Your Pitch Away. Practice the CHAT First, Pitch Later. Method© for winning clients. Engage. Relate.


    REAL-TIME PRACTICE Participants will have a chance to experience laser coaching and will receive instant critiques. Fast results


    GUARANTEED. Each participant receives a minibook of 5 Minute SPEAK TWEAKS© Practice Plans to do anywhere.



     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:



    Jan earned 3 Emmys at WUSA TV9, CBS, in Washington, DC.  At the NBC station in Portland, ME, Jan helped the news ratings jump from # 2 to # 1, with a huge 51% market share! A Portland News Director recently said, “Jan Fox is revered in Portland in perpetuity. She took the station from #2 to #1 back in 1986, and we never looked back!” In Boston at ABC, she hosted an Emmy Award Winning talk show. 

    LIFE AFTER TV Invitations to speak and coach kept coming, so Jan started her business: Fox Talks. She teaches CEOs, Business Leaders, Entrepreneur Groups, and Sales Teams to speak to their fullest potential. She believes that ((BOLD)) Speaking can: ✦ Advance Your Purpose ✦ Increase Your Impact ✦ Sell Your Products and Services ✦ Help You Lead with Conviction
    4x Emmy Winner

    About Jan JAN FOX
    LONG LIST OF AWARDS Jan has received many Civic and Media Awards: Best National Consumer Affairs Reporter of the Year - American Cancer Society Vision Award - Toastmasters Communications and Leadership Award - Virginia Governor’s Safety Award - NSA DC Member of the Year.   Jan holds an M.ED. from Lesley University, where she also directed and taught in the Graduate Teacher Outreach Program. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, serving on the board of the DC Chapter for 2 years, and sits on the Women in Business Advisory Board at George Mason University.


    LOTS OF SURPRISES You’ll have to ask Jan how she got her job at CBS-DC. She sent something LIVE in a box. Find out why you get a Cake Pop at her events. Be prepared for UBER Interaction.
    ✦ Engage Your Teams ✦ Show Your New-Found Confidence ✦ Get Your Business on TV ✦ Make your clients love you more

    PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS Jan has keynoted and trained at many government agencies, plus Marriott, IBM, Verizon, ACCENTURE/Agilex, Billy Casper Golf, U.S. Coast Guard, DC Board of Trade, Vistage, SYMANTEC, Citrix, Brookings Institution, NITZE School at Johns Hopkins University,  American Translators Association, National Association of Pet Cemetery and Crematoria Owners. She has coached more than 4 dozen TEDx Speakers and hundreds of CEOs and Managers.

     

     

       

     

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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, October 16, 2017 Personal Branding
Mon, October 09, 2017 The Power of Courage During Your Search
Mon, October 02, 2017 Resilience in Your Job Search: Building on the Spark of You
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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