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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, June 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    • 88
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    Asking Works

    If you've felt frustrated, after being excited to interview or discuss new opportunities, it may because you aren't sure if the information you offered hit the right elements for them to know you are perfect for the position. Even as we experience the unconscious biases associated with being over 40, how we shape our own stories of experience can make all the difference between opportunities going to young and trainable versus experienced and wisely agile. In this short presentation, Carole asks you to take a break, take a breath, and take an adventure to find out some gold information you didn't even know you needed to hunt for so that your shared experienced land with more rich information. Having spoken before on how to shape your experience stories, Carole realizes that there needs to also be time to gather information to make these stories more meaningful. Now is a perfect time, with a tested framework, to go after new information for you to share. The bonus is that you can also use this in every area of your life to drive richer conversations, gain better information and insights, and ultimately become more polished at storytelling that engages your audience better than anyone else.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Carole Stizza is an Executive Leadership Coach, Senior H.R. Professional, and a Strength Strategy Specialist whose clients gain clarity on what they want, get recognized for their valued experience, and reap the rewards that are most meaningful to them – to include: increased

    influence, life balance, visibility, promotions, and monetary gains. Success is not a comparison game - it is finding your version of success that inspires you to become who you want to become.

    Carole's background includes a master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, a rich career in human resource and facilitation roles, and supporting a military family across the U.S. for 26 years. She has experienced great leadership and the fall-out from toxic leadership. She’s been honored to receive awards that include Woman of the Year, Volunteer of the Year,

    and her favorite: coolest ‘Ya-Ya’ from her adorable young grandson. Carole currently coaches, trains, and consults leaders and executives in the public, private, IT, marketing, non-profit, and in the government space. She is a contributing author in Compassion @ Work (2017) and Coach Wisdom Vol 1 (2019), with a new book being released June 2021: The ASK Framework: Questions That Elevate Your Influence, Performance, and Leadership.

    C: 719-351-5364/ www.relevant-insight.com


    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 https://workinnorthernvirginia.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, July 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 40Plus closed for Independence Day

    Closed for Independence Day

    In honor of Indpendence Day, there will not be a 40Plus presentation on Monday, July 5. 

    Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! 

     

    • Mon, July 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    • 100
    Register

    Transcending Fear and Anxiety Around Career Transitions and Making Bold Moves to Take You Forward

    Except a small percentage of people who are totally happy in their careers, a large majority of people, are unhappy with their careers in one way or the other (nearly 75% based on a recent Forbes magazine article). From my personal experiences, I know that it is easier to talk about career transitions than to actually move forward, even when people know what to do.

    For many people, taking actual steps to change careers and make bold moves is a dreadful and anxious undertaking, riddled with financial, identity, family, and personal issues. While the "heart" wants to go about finding an exciting new career, the "inner critic" in our mind wants to maintain the status quo, unwilling to embark on an uncertain journey, without a "proof" of sure success. The outcome is that many people remain frozen, unwilling to move forward, unwilling to seize initiative to find the career or vocation they really want.

    In this presentation, life coach, Dr. Vinod Jain, who is on his fifth career in his 35+plus year career in technology and management consulting and coaching area, will share some concrete strategies for overcoming the fear, anxiety, and inertial around career changes. The focus of this session is not on "what to do" or how to find a new job or new career, but on actually jumping in and making the "jump," while maintaining mental peace and sanity. Specifically, Dr. Jain will specifically discuss:

    1. How to remain calm and relaxed no matter what?
    2. How to generate flow, energy, and momentum with some small intentional and low risk steps to check the landing ground before making the full jump?
    3. How to look confident, poised, and energetic to engage others in exploratory conversations that open the doors to new horizons?
    4. How to jump in and take some bold steps, without jeopardizing your current position?
    5. How to develop the right mindset about thinking about career changes and about making the dreams come true?
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Dr. Vinod Jain is a Technology and Management Consultant and a Leadership and Personal Development Coach. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and a Certification in Leadership and Organizational Well- Being. He lives in Herndon, Virginia. Over the last 30 years or so, he has successfully changed multiple careers, moving from being a laboratory scientist, to a science writer, and to a technology and management consultant. He often speaks to organizations on topics related to personal resiliency, leadership presence, and managing career transitions and personal transformations. As a professional coach, he helps individuals in recognizing their own talents and capacity towards finding solutions to difficult challenges in work and life. He lives in Herndon, Virginia.

    As a kid, he grew up in a small and poor village in Northern India. Later he moved to New Delhi with his family where he completed his high-school and college education. In 1982, he found an opportunity to come to the United States to do a Ph.D. in Chemistry on a full scholarship. Over the years, he obtained his US citizenship, got married, and pursued different careers. After facing numerous challenges in his life’s journey, he is now able to harness his experiences to guide others with an empathetic and intuitive voice that can see and find the best in people.


    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 https://workinnorthernvirginia.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.

Past events

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 25, 2021 FIND JOBS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA--40 PLUS, FCEDA EMBARK ON PARTNERSHIP
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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