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Monday Morning Speakers 2018

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 recent 40Plus Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
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Upcoming events

    • Mon, December 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 23
    Registration is closed
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Joan Sherman

    Launching an Effective Networking Campaign to Land the "Right" Job

    Conversation with
          Joan Sherman


    Joan Sherman
    Founder of netWORKshops

    Research and statistics indicate that “70 % of all jobs are found through networking!” This workshop focuses specifically on networking productively, following-up and getting results. The agenda includes a comprehensive overview of the job-search process, necessary preparation and techniques to get the most from networking meetings and various tools, protocols and tips to keep job-seekers organized, efficient and more comfortable reaching out for help.

       Register here:


    Joan Sherman is a job-search, networking and career coach in Washington, DC. Her career spans 30+ years in the commercial and international insurance business then, providing human capital consulting to several Federal government agencies. She has held a variety of professional roles in sales, management and corporate training including organizational development consulting. 

    When starting her business in, 2012, Joan also served as a part-time career counselor at George Washington University's Career Center helping hundreds of students/alumni prepare to launch their careers.  Her unique niche began working with millennials to "get them off their parent's payrolls."  Now, she provides in-person coaching and outplacement services to a broad spectrum of clients with a large emphasis on networking

    As a community service, she also offers workshops at DC Public Libraries and numerous non-profit organizations such as 40Plus, Gonzaga Business Network's Career Fair, Career Confidence, Military Officer Career Networking events, and Career Networking Ministry.

    Joan has a broad perspective on “selling yourself,” knowledge of the “world of work” and is a turbo-networker with a “golden rolodex!” Her direct, collaborative style, demanding approach and inventive concepts accelerate the "job-search process" to help others develop the necessary skills & tools to find fulfilling careers.

    As many of her clients testify: "Joan turns the dreaded job-search into a fun treasure hunt to land the "right job!"

    To learn more contact: or 202.494.6447

    netWorkshops LLC

    -"job finding" skills and tools-




    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, December 24, 2018

    Closed Christmas Eve.

    40Plus will be closed on Monday, December 24.

    Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! 


    • Mon, December 31, 2018

    Closed New Year's Eve.

    40Plus will be closed on Monday, December 31.

    Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! 


Past events

Mon, December 10, 2018 40Plus 2018 Holiday Luncheon
Mon, December 10, 2018 Five Best Federal Resume Writing Tips with Kathryn Troutman
Mon, November 26, 2018 Tools for the Emotional Ups & Downs of the Job Search with Veronica Matthews
Mon, November 19, 2018 Developing a Professional Self-Marketing Plan, Grounded in Your Personal Passions with Heather Sheridan
Mon, November 12, 2018 Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact with Jennifer Dalton
Mon, November 05, 2018 Using Interim Opportunities to Find Your Next Role with Sydney Watkins
Mon, October 29, 2018 Two Sides of Technology in the Hospitality Industry with Sherrie Tennessee
Mon, October 22, 2018 NO 40Plus SPEAKER EVENT:
Mon, October 15, 2018 Success with Etiquette: Polish Your Professional Presence with Shawn Gilleylen
Mon, October 08, 2018 Going Undercover: The Deep Dark Secrets of the Recruiting World with ABBY KOHUT
Mon, October 01, 2018 Marketing the Unique You in the Marketplace with Patricia DiVecchio
Mon, September 24, 2018 Explore & Grow Your Opportunity to Become a Freelancer / Small Business Owner
Mon, September 24, 2018 The FUNdamentals of Fundraising with Monika Taylor
Mon, September 17, 2018 Servant Leadership—Improving Employee Engagement, Retention, and Work Lives with Robert Jordan
Mon, September 10, 2018 Got Branding? Make Your Resume and LinkedIn POP! with Shira Harrington
Mon, September 03, 2018 40Plus Closed for Labor Day
Mon, August 27, 2018 Leverage Your Passions to Fuel Your Career Search with Edna Figueroa
Mon, August 20, 2018 Create Your Next Career Opportunity Anytime You Want with Alison Cardy
Mon, August 13, 2018 The Perennial Workforce: Baby Boomers Blooming with Marva Goldsmith
Mon, August 06, 2018 Activate Your Network for Successful Search with Kenny Ames
Mon, July 30, 2018 How to Visualize Your Success with Priya Kumar
Mon, July 23, 2018 Networking Strategies That Work for Job Search and Career Advancement: Marvin Powell
Mon, July 16, 2018 The Importance of Becoming A Psychic
Mon, July 09, 2018 Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way with Bruce Rosenstein
Mon, July 02, 2018 What's the ONE Thing You Can do to Make Your Job Search Easier with Pamela Minor
Mon, June 25, 2018 The First Five Minutes Can Make or Break the Interview with Karen Sadowski
Mon, June 18, 2018 Everyone Communicates - Few Connect with Kevin Coleman
Mon, June 11, 2018 WordPress Websites for Professionals - with Gary Vaughan
Mon, June 04, 2018 Jumpstart Your Career: The Job Seeker’s Holistic Approach with Earnest Robinson, Jr.
Mon, May 28, 2018 40Plus Closed for Memorial Day
Mon, May 21, 2018 The Role of Outplacement Organizations with KAREN SEYMOUR
Mon, May 14, 2018 How Do You Find the Job You Really Want: “Sell” Yourself!
Mon, May 07, 2018 Making the Most of Informational Interviews with BARBARA MITCHELL
Mon, April 30, 2018 The Four Villains of Decision Making with Erik Fromm
Mon, April 23, 2018 Lessons Learned from Outplacement Assistance with BRUCE BARLOW
Mon, April 09, 2018 Finding Career Opportunities in Health Care
Mon, April 02, 2018 Making the Move from Employee to Owner: Your Questions Answered
Mon, March 26, 2018 What IT Takes to Succeed in IT Today - with Dave Thomas II
Mon, March 19, 2018 The Essence of You: The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style
Mon, March 12, 2018 You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… and Other Practical Job-Search Tips with Joan Sherman
Mon, March 05, 2018 Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified with ABBY KOHUT
Mon, February 26, 2018 Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact
Mon, February 19, 2018 21 Questions to Career & Soul with Caitlin Magidson
Mon, February 12, 2018 Lost Your Job? Don’t Lose Your Mind! Managing and Overcoming the Emotional Impact of Job Loss
Mon, February 05, 2018 40Plus Open Forum - Discuss Your Concerns, Share Your Ideas with Your Peers in Career Transition
Mon, January 29, 2018 A Marketing Plan For Job Seekers with FRANCINE TOLSON
Mon, January 22, 2018 Leveraging Self Awareness for a Successful Career Transition
Mon, January 15, 2018 CANCELLED!: You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… and Other Practical Job-Search Tips with Joan Sherman
Mon, January 08, 2018 Negotiating Your Job Offer with Susan Borke
Mon, January 01, 2018 40Plus Closed New Years Day

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