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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.

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Upcoming events

    • Mon, June 26, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 48
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Jamie Beaulieu
               

    Finding Your Pathway to Success


    Conversation with
    JAMIE BEAULIEU

           

    There are many roads that you can take to find career success and fulfillment. Many of us feel hindered by our own ideas of what our careers should be, based on our education and skill sets. This talk aims to show the many opportunities to apply your skills within the workforce. We’ll explore this through the experiences of neuroscientists and look at several case studies of basic science researchers who have utilized their knowledge to achieve success in careers they may not have anticipated. You’ll leave thinking differently about your own path, and the possibilities that await you.


      

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Jamie Beaulieu, CAE is the director of membership and professional development at the Society for Neuroscience. She is an accomplished association professional with more than 15 years of experience helping members, in different industries, to realize their potential and excel. Jamie currently serves as the chair of ASAE’s National Capital Area Advisory Council, a group that helps ASAE best serve the association community in the areas of career, content and community. Additionally, she has held past leadership positions with Capital Action, a DC-based networking group, which promotes philanthropy and volunteerism in the region. Jamie has a BA from the University of Maryland in Broadcast Journalism. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and two children.

      

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    Jamie Beaulieu

    Director of Membership & Professional Development

    Society for Neuroscience  |  1121 14th Street NW, Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20005

    T: (202) 962-4000  |  F: (202) 962-4941  |  jbeaulieu@sfn.org  SfN.org



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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, July 03, 2017
    • 40Plus closed for Independence Day

    Closed for Independence Day.

    40Plus will be closed on Monday, July 3 in honor of Indpendence Day. 

    Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! 

     

    • Mon, July 10, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Caitlin Magidson            


    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, July 17, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Renee Emery
               

    Career Search Land Mines: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Efforts and Find Your Ideal Job


    Conversation with
    Renee Emery

     

    Are you in midst of your career search and not having much luck? Are you finding yourself feeling frustrated and stuck, because try as you might, you just can’t seem to get your momentum going? Or maybe you can’t keep the momentum going?  Whether you’ve been in the search for a while or if you’re just starting today, the process can quickly cause you to become overwhelmed or just plain burned out.  After all, this ain’t your mama’s job search.

    Maybe you are sabotaging yourself without even realizing it. This presentation will help you identify the top ways you could be destroying your career search and how to make quick and easy changes to stop undermining your efforts and find your ideal job.

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


    Renée Emery is a transformational life coach and consultant who helps busy professionals manage the often overwhelming reality of integrating their personal and professional lives. Renée helps her clients regain a sense of balance and purpose by helping them get unstuck, take control and achieve their goals. She uses a multi-pronged approach to motivate and support her clients; helping them shift their mindset, realize their vision and take inspired action.

    After spending two decades in the corporate world as a supplier diversity inclusion professional, coaching small and diverse suppliers on doing business with large corporations, Renée opened her boutique coaching firm. Her background, combined with an avid interest in personal and spiritual development has made the move from corporate America to entrepreneurship a natural transition.

    Renée offers both individual and group coaching programs, a variety of workshops, and seminars, as well as two-day retreats. 


    Renée is a certified transformational life coach and SOAR Retreat Facilitator. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    coachrenee.emery@gmail.com

    703.474.9360

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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, July 31, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Dawn McAvoy 


    Informational Interviewing and Job Searching:

    How Informational Interviewing is part of any successful job search strategy


    Conversation with
    Dawn McAVOY

           
    Do you know what informational interviewing is? Have you heard of it but are afraid to try it? Or, do you think it is a waste of time?


    Career and leadership coach, and CEO of Hire Matters, LLC, Dawn McAvoy, will explore informational interviewing as part of a multi-dimensional job search strategy in this interactive workshop. Bringing over 15 years of career coaching, 10 years of recruiting experience, and personal stories of getting jobs with informational interviewing as a job seeker, she will answer the following questions (in addition to those from the audience):

    • With whom do I do informational interviews?

    • How do I find people to talk to?

    • How do I ask to do an informational interview?

    • Do I have to buy someone coffee?

    • How does informational interviewing get me a job?

    • What is the critical question to ask at the end of every informational interview?


    Come ready to learn about how to take your job search strategy to the next level with informational interviewing.

      

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Career and Leadership Coach. Founded Hire Matters, LLC in 2014 and have been coaching people for over 15 years.


    Former Recruiter/HR Professional with 10 years’ experience.

    Facilitator of job searching and leadership workshops on assorted topics: Resumes, Interviewing, Networking, LinkedIn, Branding, and Covey’s 7 Habits. Workshops facilitated at Marymount University and the FCC, in addition to job clubs and conferences.

    Founder and leader of the monthly leadership development Meetup Habits, Happiness, and Change, which has attracted over 600 members since it began in February 2016.

    Founder and leader of monthly Women’s Mastermind Group for female small business owners (coaches and consultants).

    Former Coach for The Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications and Human Relations
      

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:


    Dawn J. McAvoy, CEO/Principal 

    15200 Grey Fox Rd | Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 |
    253-592-5092

    dmcavoy@hire-matters.com |
    www.hire-matters.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, August 07, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 40Plus of Greater Washington, 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20006
     
      

    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?

    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, August 14, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Nils Vidal


    Qualified Retirement Plan Distributions - Know Your Options
      

    Conversation with
    NILS VIDAL

           
    In this program, we will review the options available to you with respect to your qualified retirement plan when changing employers. 

    We will discuss the pros and cons of the various options, including keeping assets in your previous employer’s retirement plan or rolling over assets to a new plan or an IRA.

    Finally, we'll review the factors you will need to consider when initiating a qualified retirement plan rollover.



    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


    Nils Vidal – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    Nils Vidal is a seasoned financial Advisor with over 12 years of experience aiding high net worth individuals and families protect and grow their wealth.  Through his experience in commercial banking, private banking, and wealth management, Nils has developed a unique perspective for supporting client needs on various levels. As a Commercial Banker, Nils helped small business clients streamline cash management practices and build a healthy balance sheet to support their growth goals.  As a Private Banker, he supported AMLAW 100 and 200 law firms and partners with customized private banking services, personal financial planning, investment management, mortgage financing and partner capital loans.  As a wealth management relationship manager, Nils increased his focus on holistic wealth planning where he lead a team of highly credentialed advisors around investment management, retirement planning, estate planning, trust administration and strategy, and private banking.

    As a Financial Advisor, Nils is now able to bring all these backgrounds together to customize a wealth strategy that is in the best interests of his clients. His knowledge driven process will help identify gaps in the wealth plan, investment allocation and execution, banking and lending structure, and to review the alignment of the current financial standing to overall wealth goals.

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    Nils Vidal

    Financial Advisor

    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    1650 Tysons Boulevard | Suite 1000

    McLean, VA 22102-3807

     Direct:  703.394.1913

    Fax:  703.356.6492

    Toll free:  800-336-0156

    nils.vidal@morganstanley.com

    NMLS # 804797

    Website Access:

    Nils Vidal | Morgan Stanley


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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, 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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