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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.

Conducting An Effective Job Search: An Open Forum with TRACY WADE and ED REED

  • Mon, April 30, 2012
  • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Directions to 40 Plus

Monday Morning Speaker: Tracy Wade and Ed Reed

Conducting An Effective Job Search: An Open Forum with TRACY WADE and EDWARD REED


This forum will allow open discussion around the current job market in metro DC with particular focus on successful resume and interview strategies that can help yield more effective placement outcomes. 


Tracy Wade

Tracy Wade is a noted expert in the field of workforce solutions. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he began his career in workforce solutions as a manager for international staffing powerhouses Randstad and Manpower approximately 15 years ago. He ran multi-million dollar operations for large international staffing firms for 10 years before starting his own Maryland based workforce solutions firm, Hire Power, LLC in 2007.

Mr. Wade has provided recruiting assistance and developed recruiting strategies for more than 500 corporate clients in the Mid-Atlantic region, and he has provided job search assistance for more than 1200 job seekers nationally.

Mr. Wade's expertise is well documented as he writes nationally publicized workforce related columns for The, he has been solicited as a resume writing resource for Career, and he has been a featured speaker for many organizations throughout the United States.


Tracy B. Wade
President / CEO
Hire Power, LLC

3 Bethesda Metro, 7th Fl.
Bethesda, MD 20814  


Edward Reed

Mr. Edward Reed, CEO of Contemporary Coaching & Counseling.

Understanding the physical and mental health risk linked to good health and wellness, as well as the current push from employers to reduce health insurance cost and employee sick days, Mr. Edward Reed formed Contemporary Coaching & Counseling Associates, LLC with a division focused on providing services that will empower people to improve their quality of life and increase their value to employers.

After years of failed diets and weight loss plans, the Contemporary Coaching & Counseling Associates, LLC CEO hit his highest weight of 298 lbs in December 2008.  As a husband, father, active church member and professional in a key leadership role, his ability to stay healthy impacted several people.  He asked himself, "If I died today from a heart attack, who would be impacted?"  He realized that it was not all about him, but those who trust and counted on him.  He could no longer afford the health risk linked with obesity. Combining his professional experience in business and counseling with his commitment to his family and research on weight loss, Ed successfully developed and implemented a personal improvement plan that improved his health and quality of life. 

In September 2009 Ed’s lowest weight was 198 lbs.  He had lost 100 lbs!  Since that time he has maintained a healthy weight range of 208 - 215lbs.  Now, he even runs 5K and half marathons.

Contemporary Coaching & Counseling Associates, LLC provides the following services through it’s Weight Management division:

• Individualized Weight Loss Plans
• Saturday Classes
• Children & Adolescents Wellness Programs
• Individual & Team Coaching - weekly, bi-weekly, monthly & quarterly
• Corporate Wellness Programs include -onsite seminars & classes


Edward Reed, M. Ed.
Contemporary Coaching & Counseling Associates, LLC


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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 9:45 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 Station

*NOTE: the 19th ST (South) Exit is closed until Oct. 2012.
  • From DuPont Circle Metro Station take the Q-ST EXIT.
  • Turn right on Q St. and cross Conn. Ave.
  • Follow Q St. east to 18th St. crossing both 19th St. and New Hampshire Ave.
  • Turn right on 18th St. and walk a full block to P St.
  • Turn left on P Street.
  • The 40Plus office is in Webster House at 1718 P St.  It is on the right near the end of the block.
Map & Detailed Directions to 40Plus

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

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

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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