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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

The 9 Steps to Realizing Your Dream Job ~ with Ellen Mcilhenny

  • Mon, March 01, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.


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The 9 Steps to Realizing Your Dream Job

Dream Jobbers experience freedom (to go as they please), finances (to earn as they wish), and fulfillment (to live as they like).

Join Ellen McIlhenny as she takes you through the nine steps to realizing your Dream Job.

In this presentation you will:

  • Learn steps to create your own value proposition.
  • Learn to build a framework on how to provide a solution to a problem.
  • Learn to market before manufacture.
  • Learn to attract and maintain your community.


Ellen Mcilhenny is the owner of CFO Plus Services, a fractional CFO firm specializing in bringing the services of an experienced CFO to small businesses. She graduated with an accounting degree from Virginia Tech and spent more than twenty years as a CFO or controller in mid-sized and large privately held businesses. She is the author of the book "The Big Turnaround - How bad management nearly destroyed an exceptional company", a business novel dealing with common problems business owners face daily. Her next book scheduled to come out sometime in 2021 is called "The Small Business Survival Guide: 101 Tips and Tales for the Small Business Owner". This is a non-fiction business tips book which incorporates storytelling to illustrate each point. Ellen is the host of the radio show The Smart and Savvy Exit on the (International Business Growth Radio Network). Ellen is also a certified Day Job to Dream Job Coach. She helps individuals overcome the barriers that exist when trying to transition from corporate life to their own personal Dream Job.

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The 40Plus Monday Morning Speaker Series is sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). FCEDA's Talent Initiative Program provides great resources to connect our 40Plus members to hiring companies, agencies and non-profits across Northern Virginia through


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.