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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.

Lost Your Job? Don’t Lose Your Mind! Managing and Overcoming the Emotional Impact of Job Loss

  • Mon, February 12, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
  • 49


  • Monday Morning Speaker

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Monday Morning Speaker: Diane Kern, Ph.D.   

Lost Your Job?  Don’t Lose Your Mind!

 Dr. Diane Kern
Happy and Healthy U

·        Are you feeling angry, depressed or anxious due to a job loss and now experience difficulty coping or getting mobilized?


·        Are you feeling a sense of shame, diminished self-esteem and self-doubts, as a result of your job loss?


·        Are you pessimistic about the prospects of finding new employment?


For those of you, who are struggling with such feelings during employment transition, this presentation may help.


Join Dr. Diane Kern as she addresses the emotional impact of unwanted job loss, due to downsizing, lay-offs and being fired.  This engaging and interactive presentation will provide an overview of the common ways such events negatively impact one’s professional self-image and emotional well-being. Strategies will be presented to help participants overcome the traumatic and immobilizing effects of job loss. Look forward to feeling more empowered and more hopeful during your career transition.

This Presentation will Address:

  • Understanding typical negative emotions and reactions related to job loss.
  • Ways to process and assign meaning to the loss or change
  • Strategies to reclaim one’s sense of self and become more empowered
  • Actions that may help get mobilized toward a successful employment search

About the Presenter:


Dr. Diane Kern is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years in her therapy practice in Washington, DC.  She is also a mental wellness expert and workshop facilitator with her brand, Happy and Healthy U Mental Wellness Workshops: Loving Life and Living Well. Her program utilizes well established and effective psychological principles of Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. She has had a wealth of experiences working, both one-on-one and in group settings, helping persons acquire effective emotional tools to become successful in the workplace and in their career lives.  Dr. Kern is especially dedicated to assisting persons with discovering and pursuing their professional passions and experiencing happiness. Presently, she is working on a book, which will serve as a guide for persons to improve self-awareness and career goals clarification.





Diane Kern, Ph.D.
Therapist, Life Coach and Consultant
Creator of "Happy and Healthy U" Mental Wellness Workshops


"Loving Life and Living Well"
Cell: (202)744-7363
Voice Mail: (202) 928-1522


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

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

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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