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Brand Yourself for Success in a Competitive Career Marketplace with MARVA GOLDSMITH

  • Mon, June 13, 2011
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40 Plus Office. Networking starts at 9:30; Talk begins at 10:00

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Monday Morning Speaker: Marva Goldsmith

Brand Yourself for Success in a Competitive Career Marketplace 

With Certified Brand Strategist & Image Professional Marva Goldsmith

Have you been challenged, either by design or default, with the task of starting over or reinventing yourself at mid-life?  

If you’ve been looking for a job or searching for new clients and not getting any results, perhaps it’s time to take a different approach.

Learn how to strategically position yourself for new opportunities by applying simple branding principles used by companies like Apple and Nike. 

During this interactive session we’ll:

  • Understand the concept of personal branding and how it applies to your job search or business building efforts
  • Learn how to distinguish yourself in a competitive market
  • Identify ways to increase your visibility to potential employers and customers


Marva walks the talk when it comes to personal branding and professional image.  She has become a successful entrepreneur by applying the rules of branding to her own career journey and uses this knowledge to assist individuals and entrepreneurs.  

An electrical engineer, Marva began her career at a Detroit-based utility company.  Her diverse experience spanned 20 years, including a four year stint at the company’s Washington D.C. office as a registered federal lobbyist in the early 1990’s.  She returned to Detroit for six years, but missed the east coast energy and easy winters, so she took a sabbatical from the company and attended the Mid- Career Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to strengthen her experience and enhance her credentials.  Soon after graduation, she received a buyout from the company and left for Washington on September 22, 2001. 

Marva embraced the field of image management and studied with some of the premiere image consultants in the country. She is a certified image professional (CIP) and a certified personal brand strategist (CPBS).  Marva also received additional leadership training from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. 

“Since 2001, I have developed a set of skills and credentials in image and brand management that strategically aligns me with the work that “makes my heart sing!”  I look forward to helping you achieve your desired results in your career or your business.”  --Marva Goldsmith

Create a great day!



Marva L. Goldsmith, AICI CIP

Certified Brand Strategist & Image Professional



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Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

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 9:15 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit.

Directions to 40Plus

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

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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