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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 the nearby Brookings Institution which has a very affordable cafeteria with great choices for entrees as well as an excellent salad bar. Plan to join us.

Upcoming events

    • Mon, March 27, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 51
    Monday Morning Speaker: GLEN O'GILVIE

    The Nonprofit Sector in DC:  Driving the Economy; Creating Jobs

    Conversation with GLEN O'GILVIE

    Learn more about how the nonprofit sector, including associations, community groups, advocacy organizations, and foundations, plays a critical role in the region's economic development, and the types of professional opportunities available in this diverse set of employers.      
     
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Glen O’Gilvie, CAE was named chief executive officer of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement on June 5, 2008. A leader with more than 15 years of experience in the Metropolitan Washington nonprofit sector, Glen is passionate about addressing the issues affecting communities throughout the region. 

    Before joining the Center, Glen served as president and CEO of Earth Conservation Corps. During his tenure from 2004 to 2008, he strengthened the organization’s programmatic infrastructure and forged partnerships with nonprofits, public officials, foundations and corporations throughout the region to advance the organization’s work. He developed structured environmental workforce development, leadership and service programs for disconnected youth in Washington, D.C., and built staff, board and organizational capacity with a focus on long-term sustainability.

    Prior to Earth Conservation Corps, Glen worked as a program officer for the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. While at the Community Foundation, he was responsible for growing the organization’s youth development grant program, which builds the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

    Previously, Glen served as the national coordinator for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial’s RFK Fellows program. While there, he strengthened and developed youth training and leadership program model that placed young people within nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., and California to support their innovative efforts. 

    Glen holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology; a master’s of education in guidance and counseling and has completed various nonprofit management and leadership training and certification programs. He resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland, with his wife and two children.

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    Glen O'Gilvie, CAE, Chief Executive Officer
    gleno@nonprofitadvancement.org
    202.457.0541


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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, April 03, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 63
    Monday Morning Speaker:    Jackie Kindall   

    FEAR BUSTERS:  How TO USE FEAR TO YOUR ADVANTAGE 

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    Conversation with JACKIE KINDALL


    Talented executive coach, creative organizational development strategist, and believer in the power of emotional intelligence.


     Fear Buster Workshop
    ·
            
    Know that something is holding you back from achieving the career of your dreams but can’t figure out why you are stuck?


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    Have something powerful share but fumble over your words for no apparent reason?

    ·         Avoid being seen because you feel that others have more experience, talent, charisma or know-how than you do?

    If you’ve experienced any of these problems, chances are fear is the culprit.  Fear can cause us to play small and immobilize us if we allow it to. 


    Join Jackie Kindall from Kindall Evolve and learn how to:

    ·         Identify times in your life where fear formed the basis of important decisions

    ·         Build awareness of current fears that may be hindering your success

    ·         Practice new techniques to turn fear into power


     ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  


    Jackie Kindall is a gifted leadership and organizational development executive with over 27 years of experience.  Her passion is helping leaders and organizations evolve by providing dynamic executive coaching and organizational consulting. 

    She is currently the CEO of Kindall Evolve Consulting, LLC (KEC) where she works with rising leaders who are deeply committed to reaching the next levels of their careers but don't know how to get there.  She helps them shine as leaders, raise their level of performance, and unleash their unlimited potential.

    She also partners with organizations to achieve their strategic goals by leveraging their human capital. She supports executives and leaders in their quest to improve organizational culture, build effective teams, lead successful change, and improve overall organizational performance. 

    Her work masterfully inspires others to reach beyond their perceived limits and soar.

    AREAS of EXPERTISE:

    Organizational Development, Emotional Intelligence, Professional and Executive Coaching, Change Management, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Assessments, Training, Team Development, Mentorship programs, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, and Organizational Culture.   

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    Jackie Kindall / CEO / Kindall Evolve Consulting, LLC

    Jackie@kindallevolve.com / www.kindallevolve.com / 202.643.6068  



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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 a 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, April 10, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker: Diane Kern, Ph.D.   
         

    Enhancing Career Confidence

    Conversation with DIANE KERN

    • How confident do you feel about your career goals and ability to achieve them?

    • Are you struggling with uncertainty, self- doubts or worries that are keeping you stuck?

    • Do you feel comfortable self-promoting your professionally related strengths and talents?

    Being your best professional self requires positive self-confidence. Knowing, trusting and feeling good about your career related assets is essential in mobilizing you toward your goals. Self-confidence is also critical in attracting desired opportunities and conveying to others that you are ready for success. Whether you are in the midst of a position transition or career change, embracing and projecting your most confident self will empower you.

    Join Dr. Diane Kern in this lively, informative and interactive forum. She will address ways to enhance and strengthen your self-confidence, as follows:

    • Eliminating negative, inaccurate and self-defeating thoughts
    • Recognizing and focusing on strengths and talents versus short-comings
    • Reinforcing self-confidence about positive assets through practice and exposure

          
     ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Dr. Diane Kern is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years in her therapy practice in Washington, DC. She is also a workshop facilitator and life coach with her brand, “Happy and Healthy U Mental Wellness Workshops”. 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, April 17, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 63
    Monday Morning Speaker: Lori Saitz   
         

    Ignore Mom’s Advice & Talk to Strangers – How to Overcome The Fear of Networking

    Conversation with LORI SAITZ

    Networking and building relationships goes along with the territory when you’re looking for your next project, position or client. So it’s important to overcome feeling intimidated and uncomfortable. It’s easy to think (or hope) you can skip in-person events and simply build connections through online relationships. But in reality, we live in a world with other humans. Since humans are still wired to connect interpersonally, your success depends on overcoming and managing your fear of networking, and having face-to-face conversations as you develop relationships with those other humans – who may become employers, clients or referral sources.
    In this session, you’ll learn: 
     
    • What networking is and is not
    • Why online networking/marketing is not enough
    • The best places to network
    • 3 tips for feeling more comfortable at networking events
    • The most common networking mistake business people make, and how to avoid it
    • How to convert conversations into continuing connections

        
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    When she was a child, Lori Saitz's report cards regularly said, "Lori is very bright but she needs to learn how to speak up in class." In 2003, she launched Zen Rabbit Baking Company and introduced the world to The Gratitude Cookie. Upon starting that business, she forced herself to go to networking events and endured many awkward conversations in hopes of meeting clients. Eventually, after spending thousands of dollars and stomach-churning hours, she figured out how to comfortably manage networking situations. Today she is known as The Quiet Girl's Guide and she not only feels comfortable meeting new people, she actually enjoys it. As a networking strategy coach and speaker, she helps other "quiet girls" get past the fear of networking so they can find success. Her services are in demand by solopreneurs and business owners who need to figure out which networking events are worth going to so they’re not wasting hundreds of dollars; what to say once they’re there so they don’t look foolish; and how to follow up afterward so their efforts aren’t wasted. Lori's reputation for going above and beyond on behalf of her clients is well known. She has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and communications. Immediately prior to launching Zen Rabbit, Lori worked as an on¬air radio personality in South Florida. She has served as a pre-GED teacher and an adult literacy tutor and is a strong proponent for increasing literacy worldwide.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Lori Saitz
    The Quiet Girls (a Zen Rabbit company)
    561.889.8195
    Connect with me on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorisaitz



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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, May 01, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Kathlyn Taylor Gaubatz


    Reading Lean In and Unfinished Business After Forty  


    The Wisdom of Sheryl Sandberg and Anne-Marie Slaughter for Professional Transitions in Middle-Age and Beyond


    Conversation with KATHLYN TAYLOR GAUBATZ

    Through forceful ideas presented in their books Lean In and Unfinished Business, Sheryl Sandberg and Anne-Marie Slaughter have sparked an exciting conversation about the roles of men and women in the workplace and the home. 

    Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to read these important books.  In this lively conversation:

    ·         We will discuss the most interesting and provocative lessons from Sandberg, who focuses on the “leadership ambition gap” between women and men, and Slaughter, who takes on our society’s “competition bias” and devaluing of “care.” 

    ·         We will focus on wisdom from each author that is particularly relevant for people making professional transitions after forty.

    ·         We will take time to reflect on areas of our own lives where we might put the insights of Sandberg and Slaughter into play.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Kathlyn Taylor Gaubatz provides leadership and policy consulting for the human services sector.  Kathy has over twenty years of experience developing and implementing solutions to homelessness and poverty.  In San Francisco, she was executive director of Compass Family Services, a large nonprofit that provides a comprehensive range of services for homeless and very low-income families.  In Norfolk, she was the founder and executive director of Virginia Social Ventures, which operated the job training enterprise Spotlight Books.  Kathy has served as an Atlantic Fellow at Oxford University, has staffed a major regional commission, and is the author of the book Crime in the Public Mind.  She holds a B. A. in sociology from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.  Currently, she serves on the board of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    Website: kathlyntaylorgaubatz.com

    Email:  ktg@kathlyntaylorgaubatz.com

    Cell:  202-253-4547 


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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, May 15, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker: Abby Kohut   
         

    Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified

    Conversation with Abby kohut


     ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 22 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. AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She 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

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/abbykohut

    855-478-5629


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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


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 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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