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Monday Morning Speakers 2021

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. 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.

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, July 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
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    -Discover the variety of resources and services offered by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and its Talent Initiative Program.

    -Learn about job opportunities with median annual salaries of $115,000.

    -Find out how to best access FCEDA programs and the opportunities it offers.

    The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) helps businesses start, expand or relocate in Fairfax County. FCEDA offers a wide range of services across three business investment divisions — National, International and Business Diversity — that work with companies. The FCEDA also has market intelligence, real estate services, and communications divisions. In 2020, it launched a multi-faceted talent initiative aimed at attracting, retaining, retraining, and growing the workforce that companies need to succeed in Fairfax County.

               ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    As Director of FCEDA’s Talent Initiative Program, Mike Batt is responsible for developing programs and delivering solutions to solve the talent management attraction challenge at scale, aimed at retention, retraining, growth, and attraction. Mike joined FCEDA in 2019 after retiring from Microsoft after a 30-year career in technology sales and channel management positions.

    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 Event. Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session:  Login instructions will then be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    • Mon, August 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.

    The Path of Entrepreneurship

    Explore your entrepreneurial side as Dhru Beeharilal discusses the path of entrepreneurship. This will be a practical look into the world of starting your own business, whatever that might be. Dhru will discuss questions like:

    • Why is now a great time to be an entrepreneur?
    • Why is Identity essential to being an entrepreneur?
    • Is entrepreneurship for you?
    • How do you get started?
    • What are the top 5 reasons entrepreneurs fail?


    Dhru Beeharilal is a leadership and Identity Coach, and the founder of Nayan Leadership. Dhru’s approach combines positive psychology, somatic psychology, diversity and equity, and traditional coaching to create: Identity Coaching. This approach cuts across all contexts of coaching and incorporates the unique intersections of demographics that make up our identity, as well as how that identity impacts our leadership, our organizations, our relationships, and our overall fulfillment with our lives. Dhru serves not only as a coach but as a thoughtpartner and thought-provoker, meeting you where you are in order to accompany you on your leadership and self-development journey. Dhru is certified to administer and debrief the Hogan Assessments, the Leadership Circle Profile 360 Assessment, as well as the both the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS) Assessments.

    With over 10 years of coaching experience, Dhru has worked with organizations of all kinds ranging from individuals to federal government agencies and Fortune 50 companies, to start-ups, solopreneurs, and nonprofit organizations. In 2018, he started Nayan Leadership, specifically focusing on Identity Coaching. In addition, Dhru is co-founder of Coach Kickstarter which supports coaches through the practical aspects of starting and running a successful coaching business; co-founder of the DC Small Business Coalition, a nonprofit that advocates for small businesses in Washington, DC.; and is an Assessor for the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching certificate program.

    Aside from coaching, speaking, and consulting, Dhru indulges in writing, reading, photography, film and TV, playing sports, and exploring boundless, terrifying freedom with his ever-faithful K-9 companion, Hachi.

    Sponsored by:


    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 19, 2021 Working for Uncle Sam: Seeking SES and Government Jobs ~ with Carol Moulton
Mon, July 12, 2021 Transcending Fear and Anxiety Around Career Transitions and Making Bold Moves to Take You Forward ~ with Dr. Vinod Jain
Mon, July 05, 2021 No 40Plus Presentation for Independence Day!
Mon, June 28, 2021 Asking Works~ with Carole Stizza
Mon, June 21, 2021 How To Overcome Ageism in Your Job Search ~ with Lisa Ealy
Mon, June 14, 2021 What’s Next: A deep dive with NLP – what do you REALLY want? ~ with Jean L. Battersby
Mon, June 07, 2021 Emerge Stronger -- Feedback and Speed Networking Session
Mon, May 31, 2021 NO MONDAY SPEAKER on Memorial Day
Mon, May 24, 2021 Leadership Awareness: When and How to Show Up ~ with Sha Sparks
Mon, May 17, 2021 What Job Seekers Need to Know - Be Prepared to Get That Next Job ~ with Jim Thomas
Mon, May 10, 2021 Getting Back into the Workforce ~ with Sheila Murphy
Mon, May 03, 2021 The Power of Vision: 3 Keys to Accelerating Results ~ with Tamara Wolfe
Mon, April 26, 2021 The New “Obamacare Plan Special Enrollment Period” for 2021 ~ with Eugene Poole
Mon, April 19, 2021 Accessing the Hidden Job Market ~ with Shira Lotzar
Mon, April 12, 2021 Be Deliberate, Look Reckless ~ with Dr. Sherri Yoder
Mon, April 05, 2021 Beyond Your Profile - Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search ~ with Joanna Hoffschneider
Mon, March 29, 2021 Build a Career Planning Roadmap to Fire-Up Your Job Search ~ with Charley Swords
Mon, March 22, 2021 Networking That Works - Tips on how to get more out of networking ~ with Jessica Brown
Mon, March 15, 2021 Identifying and Harnessing Internal and External Resources to Build Resilience ~ with Neil Price
Mon, March 08, 2021 7 Essentials for Turning an Idea into a Profitable Business ~ with Dhru Beeharilal
Mon, March 01, 2021 The 9 Steps to Realizing Your Dream Job ~ with Ellen Mcilhenny
Mon, February 22, 2021 The Vision Workshop: 3 Keys To Accelerating Your Results ~ with Rajika Mahan
Mon, February 15, 2021 Using Simple Coaching Techniques to Succeed in Work and Life ~ with Millree Williams
Mon, February 08, 2021 5 Steps to Discover and Define Your Career Genius Zone ~ with Tracy Timm
Mon, February 01, 2021 The Best Responses to the Toughest Interview Questions ~ with Cheryl Hyatt
Mon, January 18, 2021 Encore Careers: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life ~ with Faizun Kamal
Mon, January 11, 2021 Six Secrets of a Productive Job Search: How to Leverage Technology to Land a Job Fast! ~ with Laura Labovich
Mon, January 04, 2021 Three Keys for Exponential Growth in 2021 ~ with Kevin Coleman

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