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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, February 19, 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 24
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Caitlin Magidson            


      21 Questions to Career & Soul


    Conversation with
    Caitlin magidson

              
       

    In this amazing and busy world, when do you find the time to sit and ponder what you want for your life? What are the right questions to ask to get to the "aha" moments and make some breakthroughs to clarity? This Monday Motivation session is the gift of time and a supportive community in the same boat-ready for answers!  Career Coach and Counselor, Caitlin Magidson will facilitate a discussion around questions to help you unlock and tap into what moves and inspires you both in your personal and professional life. Whether you've been thinking about a career change or wanting to make some personal pivots, this presentation will help you get curious about what your soul wants next.     

     

      

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


    Caitlin Magidson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Career Coach at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She also provides both career coaching and counseling services in her Maryland-based private practice. Caitlin facilitates career retreats and incorporates mindfulness into her work as she approaches career conversations from a holistic perspective. Active in professional organizations she sits on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association, and has presented at both local and national conferences.  Caitlin holds an MS in Mental Health Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University, BA in Corporate Communications from Elon University, and is a Certified Career Management Coach through The Academies.

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    Caitlin Magidson, LGPC

    Counselor & Coach

    Caitlin@caitlinmagidson.com

    www.caitlinmagidson.com 

    224-801-1324



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    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, February 26, 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 20
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Jennifer Dalton
         

    Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact

    Conversation with 

    Jennifer Dalton 

    "LinkedIn is one of the most under leveraged tools for free marketing."

    ​-Jen Dalton

    Join author and entrepreneur, Jen Dalton, as she shares critical insights when it comes to building a reputation for business on LinkedIn. In this interactive session Jen will cover:

    · How to stand out on LinkedIn intentionally to grow your visibility and generate engagement

    · Examine a real profile, Jen will highlight the most under-leveraged elements of LinkedIn

    · How to target your audience and generate content that attracts clients and opportunities

    You will walk away with clarity and actionable insights on how to make LinkedIn work for you and your career.


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Jen has over 15 years of experience in strategy, marketing and coaching. She enables individuals and companies to define their brand and differentiate themselves in authentic, credible, and relevant ways to their target audience and market.


    She is an active member in the entrepreneur community in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Partnering with many organizations to develop their marketing strategy as well as working with individuals to help them both articulate their core values, mission, vision, and ultimately their brand.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Jen Dalton CEO & Founder, BrandMirror

    Mobile: 703-898-8691

    jendalton@brandmirror.com | www.brandmirror.com

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    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, March 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 37
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Abby Kohut  
     
     Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified 


    Conversation with Abby Kohut        

       

    Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:

           How to answer the overqualified question

           The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants  

           How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified  

           Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage  

           How to handle the “age factor”

         
     ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. 

    AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving & flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.  

     

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    AKohut@AbsolutelyAbby.com

    www.AbsolutelyAbby.com 


    @Absolutely_Abby
     

    917.209.2973

     

     

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    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, March 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 34
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Joan Sherman
              
                      

    You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… And Other Practical Job-Search Tips

    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 effectively, enjoying it 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 motivated to, ultimately, land the “right” job.


       Register here:   http://40plusdc.org/event-2799117

     
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

    Joan Sherman is a job-search 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. 

    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.



      

     

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    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, March 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Cyndy Porter


    The Essence of You:  The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style

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    Conversation with CYNDY PORTER

    Cyndy Porter is an award-winning photographer, expert image and fashion consultant, personal stylist and inspiring public speaker.

    Your image is power. Creating and showcasing your personal style is a building block for professional success. Cyndy’s expert fashion and style guidance will lead you to a better understanding of your strengths and best features. As a personal stylist and professional image consultant, Cyndy brings fashion and function together, a vital combination in Northern Virginia, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and the DC Metro area. With Cyndy Porter’s expertise, there are no flaws, only a flawless personal brand that is reflected from head to toe while radiating from within.

    Marketing your professional image. Cyndy began her career in sales and marketing and became a divisional vice president at a media conglomerate. Today, Cyndy Porter Style and Photography builds on that business knowledge and experience with professional image consultant services in Northern Virginia.

    You are art in motion. Cyndy Porter Style and Photography provides a variety of programs to teach individuals, groups, companies and large audiences how to create a personal brand and apply art principles to how they dress–the same principles used to create beautiful portraiture. She teaches how to see oneself in artful terms and how to express oneself through image, style and photography..

     
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Cyndy started her career in sales and marketing working her way up the ladder to a divisional vice president of brand marketing at a media conglomerate, before leaving to start her own business.

    Cyndy is a member of The Style Core, a certified network of Personal Stylists & Image Consultants around the world personally trained by Image Master Carla Mathis. Cyndy continues her training as an Image Consultant through her affiliation with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), and can help you achieve your goals through a powerful and authentic image.

    As a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America (PPA), credentials held by less than 1800 photographers worldwide, Cyndy can guarantee superior quality and artistic imagery every time.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     
    Cyndy Porter Image Style and Photography
    McLean, VA 22102

    Phone: 703-919-5244

    https://www.cyndyporter.com/contact/

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    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


Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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