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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Monday Morning Speakers 2020

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
40Plus YouTube Channel.

Upcoming events

    • Mon, July 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    Register

    Quick Start Guide to Designing the Life (and Career) You Love

    The first steps to building the life you want is to let go of the life you don't want.

    Change is hard. Any transition requires that we shift our thinking from the way things have always been to the way they could possibly be. Taking time to evaluate what we want - and don't want - gives us an opportunity to reimagine and redesign our lives - and our careers to align with what matters most to us.

    Learn from Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer, how to design the life and career that you really want. In her lively hands-on session, she will lead you through her Signature 5-Step Design Process that she has used for over 35 years working with clients throughout the country. She will inspire and motivate you with design tools that will help you think differently so you can expand your possibilities and your opportunities.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Rita Wilkins is a nationally recognized interior design and lifestyle design expert known as “The Downsizing Designer,” TEDx speaker, and author of "Downsize Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle." She speaks to audiences on the impact of living abundantly with less and challenges her audiences to disrupt their status quo thinking so they can have more time, money and freedom to pursue what matters most to them. Rita’s dynamic, transformational speeches inspire, impact and influence people to live the life they love…..by design!

    Additional Links: 

    Website: https://www.designservicesltd.com/lifestyle-design/ 
    Bookhttps://www.designservicesltd.com/about-the-book/ 
    TEDx Talkhttps://www.designservicesltd.com/hire-rita-to-speak/

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.


    • Mon, July 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
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    Leading During Challenging Times

    Major General John Gronski (USA Retired) retired from the Army in June 2019 after serving on active duty and in the Pennsylvania National Guard for just over 40 years. John has had wide-ranging leadership experiences and has led during challenging times in the military and in his civilian life. John will share stories, insights and lessons about the challenging leadership experiences he had including his time as a brigade commander in Ramadi, Iraq during the most violent peak of the insurgency in 2005 and 2006. He will also discuss his unique leadership experience as he embarked on a bicycle adventure across the USA in 1983 with his wife and 15-month-old baby which covered over 4,000 miles and took three months.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Major General John Gronski (USA Retired) is a much sought-after public speaker and leadership seminar facilitator. He is the author of the book, “The Ride of Our Lives, Lessons on Life, Leadership, and Love.”

    John retired from the Army in 2019 after 40 years of service on active duty and in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He is a decorated combat Veteran and as a brigade commander he led over 5,000 American Soldiers and Marines in Ramadi, Iraq in 2005 and 2006. He also commanded the 28th Infantry Division from 2012 to 2016 and served as a Deputy Commanding General for US Army Europe, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany from 2016 to 2019.

    In the civilian sector John worked as a management consultant for Greencastle Associates Consulting where he led diverse teams implementing large, complex projects. Currently he is the CEO of Leader Grove, LLC, a leadership consulting firm. You could find out more about John on his website, JohnGronski.com

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    • Mon, August 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    Register

    How to REINVENT Yourself!

    Who are you, really, at your core, in your spirit? In the best daydream you ever had, who are you? Those daydreams tend to be a commercial into our souls showing us what life can be with a little less fear and a lot more faith in our talents. What I am going to share are steps to take towards living a reinvented version (the BEST) of you! #2020Reinvention

    Let’s talk about it…

    • Why the need for a reinvention?
    • Purpose Over Profit!
    • Steps to move forward
    • Commit
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Author, Speaker, Sales Influencer and Business Coach, Joyce Johnson, MBA has over 20 years of experience as a "Corporatepreneur." She started her sales career in professional sports and later entered the telecommunications industry-leading to a role as Sales Director in global markets and worked to deregulate both the telecommunications and energy markets.

    Joyce spent the past six years in the distribution industry as a National Account Manager earning top recognition as the #1 seller in 2017 and 2018. She recently left corporate and founded "Why Sales Network" to market her brands as an author, professional speaker, trainer, and business coach.

    Over the years, Joyce has managed double duty as a corporate sales leader and entrepreneur starting her first business to support professional athletes in marketing their brands. She would later become a full-time business owner and COO for the National Basketball Retired Players Association's Miami Chapter and supported other brands including; Harris County Flood Control District, Space Center Houston, and many others.

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    • Mon, August 24, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    Register

    If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell

    So many business owners are surprised to learn just how much they need to sell to find success. You don't start a business to sell, but to do what you love!

    In this interactive session Kim will show you why you should be having conversations instead of making slimy sales pitches. She’ll focus on what selling really is and show you how to craft the compelling questions that are so critical to the sales conversation. A lucky audience member may even have for some hands-on practice.

    Participants will take away:

    • What selling really is
    • The right questions to ask
    • How to close a sale
    • Why follow up is so important

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Kim Fredrich is a Sales Conversation Coach for small businesses, helping turn sales conversations into clients.

    She doesn’t teach a hard to remember system, but focuses on developing the right kinds of questions for comfortable, natural sales conversations that come from a place of service. Her enthusiasm about sales has proven to be infectious!

    She has conducted workshops for Howard University’s In3 Incubator, the Virginia Community Business Partnership and the Maryland Women’s Business Center, in addition to her work with private B2B services clients, and is the author of “If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell”.

    Her own sales training began nearly 20 years ago with a Huthwaite consultant in the UK, was polished off by Xerox in the US, and has been honed working with select clients in B2B, B2C and non-profit arenas in three different countries. She’s occasionally dabbled in marketing too, but always comes back to sales.

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

Past events

Mon, July 06, 2020 Zooming With Confidence ~ with Ron Moore
Mon, June 29, 2020 Moving from Emotion to Action: Why Emotions Matter in Times of Transition with Jean L. Battersby
Mon, June 22, 2020 Business Development for Freelancers, Consultants, and Entrepreneurs ~ with Derry Deringer
Mon, June 15, 2020 Careers in the Association and NonProfit Sector ~ with Jennifer Baker
Mon, June 08, 2020 Why NOW is the Best Time to Start a Franchise! ~ with Faizun Kamal
Mon, June 01, 2020 How to Manage Transition ~ with Suzy Zgorski
Mon, May 25, 2020 NO MONDAY EVENT on Memorial Day
Mon, May 18, 2020 Resilience and the Job Search ~ with Kimmi Cantrell
Mon, May 11, 2020 Effective Time Management During Career Transitions ~ with Terry Monaghan
Mon, May 04, 2020 Using LinkedIn to Tap into the Hidden Job Market: The Value Isn’t in Being Found, It’s in What You Find ~ with Elisse Wright Barnes
Mon, April 27, 2020 How to Stop Sabotaging Your Efforts and Find Your Ideal Job ~ with Renee Emery
Mon, April 20, 2020 Assessing Your Money Making Options ~ with Angela Heath
Mon, April 13, 2020 Interviewing UP! Communicating Your Value the Way Others NEED to Hear ~ with Carole Stizza
Mon, April 06, 2020 Building Self Awareness by Taking a Leap ~ with Neil Price
Mon, March 30, 2020 Mindset Strategies to Boost Your Success ~ with Naheed Oberfeld
Mon, March 23, 2020 What’s next? ~ with Sha Sparks
Mon, March 16, 2020 Take Control of Your Finances During a Career Transition ~ with Sergio Abarca
Mon, March 09, 2020 Goal Setting for the Next Chapter ~ with Jessica Brown
Mon, March 02, 2020 A Coach’s Mindset in Times of Transition ~ with Brooke Carpenter
Mon, February 24, 2020 Five Best Federal Resume Writing Tips ~ with Kathryn Troutman
Mon, February 17, 2020 Employment Law for Over 40 ~ with Benita Talati, Esq.
Mon, February 10, 2020 Recession-proof Your Career ~ with Laura Labovich
Mon, February 03, 2020 A Franchise: The right option for you? ~ with Faizun Kamal
Mon, January 27, 2020 Identity Crisis: Finding Power in Defining Yourself ~ with Dhru Beeharilal, JD
Mon, January 20, 2020 Generate income with self-employment in the gig economy ~ with Michael Butera
Mon, January 13, 2020 Returning to the workforce ~ with Marva Goldsmith
Mon, January 06, 2020 Building the foundation for success in a new job ~ with Jim Carman

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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