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The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry announced today that it is suspending its Wednesday morning career advancement programs during the summer of 2019.  The weekly meetings will resume on Wednesday, September 11.  Interested parties should watch the ministry’s website - www.stjudecareeralliance.com – for further details.

 

“The hiring process is changing rapidly with higher competition and more confusion caused by impersonal hiring processes,” said Jack Bick, Career Alliance Volunteer Coordinator.  “In light of this situation, we are upgrading our offerings and making changes to better serve all job seekers, unemployed and underemployed.”

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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If you want to make more money in the next job in your career, then you must pay attention to the business relationships you are making now.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry presents speakers who are experts in subjects pertinent to your career growth and compensation. Each speaker will not only give you useful ideas but will also illustrate “how to” make them part of your career progress. The new Expert Speaker Series offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will focus on the power of business relationships beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on June 5 and continuing through Wednesday, June 26, 9:00-10:30 AM.  This three-week Expert Speaker Series will also provide proven tips on overcoming obstacles to personal progress as well as take an in-depth look at LinkedIn and how each participant can use it to help develop their own individual career strategies.

 

Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.  Each of the three sessions will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.

 

The lineup for the upcoming St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry June 2019 Expert Speaker Series is:

June 5, 2019

Topic:              4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships  

Speaker:         Dean Lindsay, Award-Winning Author, Popular Business Speaker, and Host of the C-Suite Network TV Show, The DEAN’s List.  Mr. Lindsay is a powerful keynote speaker and coach with a humorous and engaging approach.  He has been hailed as an “Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships” by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as:

  • “The Dean of Sales and Service” by Business Class News;
  • “America’s Progress Agent” by the Strategic HR Forum;
  • A “Sales and Network Guru” by the Dallas Business Journal; and
  • An “Outstanding Speaker” by the International Association of Speaker Bureaus.

Mr. Lindsay’s books - including Big PHAT Goals, winner of Business Class News’ 2018 Editors’ Choice for Book of the Year - have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.  Mr. Lindsay’ latest book, titled Leading Progress in a World of Change, will be published in the spring of 2019.  Mr. Lindsay has served as a contributing editor for business publications such as Sales and Service Excellence, CEOWorld Magazine, The Smart Manager (India), Training Magazine Europe and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead Magazine as well as numerous podcasts and the audio magazine, Selling Power Live.  His business views have also been featured in the Dallas Morning News and Monster.com.  A cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas, Mr. Dean has served as a Guest Lecturer to the UCLA and the University of Dallas MBA programs as well as the International Call Management Institute.  He has presented his sales and marketing insights during programs offered in Spain, Turkey, Poland, Ecuador, Mexico, Switzerland, Venezuela, Sweden and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica.  Mr. Lindsay’s website: www.DeanLindsay.com.

 

JUNE 12, 2019

Topic:              Top 5 Obstacles to Personal Progress

Speakers:        Angela Gwinn, Director of Pastoral Care at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Plano, TX.  Ms. Gwinn holds a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University (Garland, TX) and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Oakland University (Rochester, MI).  After a 25-year career in Industrial Sales & Marketing, Ms. Gwinn decided to pursue her passion for helping others through their life’s challenges.  A Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Gwinn’s experience to date includes work in a behavioral hospital on the adolescent unit, with a local school district, and with public mental health counseling adults and children.  Ms. Gwinn’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/angela-gwinn-35960052

 

JUNE 26, 2019

 Topic:      LinkedIn – A Very Powerful e-Networking Tool

Speaker:  Dennis O’Hagan, RE/MAX Real Estate Agent.  Mr. O’Hagan attributes his success as a real estate agent in the RE/MAX Frisco, TX office to his strong network and his ability to get and stay connected via networking and social media tools.  He is currently involved in multiple DFW-based networking groups and is the leader of the largest Sales & Business Development Career Focus Group (CFG) in the Metroplex.   Recognized as one of the most networked individuals through the very powerful e-Networking tool called LinkedIn, Mr. O’Hagan believes that LinkedIn is an important tool for helping individuals to grow their businesses by creating better brand awareness.  Mr. O’Hagan’s website: www.ohaganteam.com.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

 

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Are you aware that your state of mind has an impact – positive or negative – on your ability to successfully redirect your career in a more fulfilling direction?  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will be offering a new six-week Expert Speaker Series that examines emotional wellness as the key to job search success beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on April 17 and continuing through May 22, 9:00-10:30 am, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  This Expert Speaker Series will also discuss five things participants will need to know for their job searches in 2019 along with proven tips on building trust, branded introductions, networking, and finding target companies.

 

Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The lineup for the upcoming St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry 2Q2019 Expert Speaker Series is:

APRIL 17, 2019

Topic:              Build Trust Quickly 

Speaker:         Yoram Solomon, PhD and Founder, Innovation Culture Institute, LLC.  The founder of the Innovation Culture Institute, LLC, Dr. Solomon has published nine books, 22 patents, more than 200 articles, and was one of the creators of Wi-Fi and USB 3.0.  Named one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Dr. Solomon has also been a columnist at Inc. Magazine and Innovation Excellence Weekly.  In 2019, he was named as one of the Top Global Thought Leaders on Corporate Culture by Thinkers 360.  Dr. Solomon is an adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem.  He was the host of the first TEDxPlano in 2014, and a speaker at the TEDxOakLawn 2018 conference.  In 2015, Dr. Solomon was elected to the Plano Independent School District Board in Plano, TX.  He brings his expertise as a shooter, serving in the IDF 35th Airborne Paratrooper brigade, and as a USAF CAP pilot.  In 2015, Dr. Solomon founded the Innovation Culture Institute with a mission of helping companies build innovation culture and trust.  Dr. Solomon’s website: www.yoramsolomon.com.

 

 

APRIL 24, 2019

Topic:              Emotional Wellness – The Key to Success

Speakers:        Dr. Lawana Gladney, Speaker, Trainer, Emotional Wellness Expert, Author, and CEO of Gladney Enterprises, LLC.  Dr. Gladney has a doctorate in Instructional Psychology and Technology that focuses on emotional wellness and the science of the mind.  This degree not only focuses on human behavior but also on how the brain processes information that will lead to change.  Dr. Gladney has spent almost two decades researching, writing, and creating behavior changing programs and products.  She has worked with many of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies and organizations.  The goal for Dr. Gladney is to help create amazing employees and companies through enrichment programs that will ensure engagement, wellness, and inclusion, while creating productivity and helping companies to elevate from good to great.  Dr. Gladney’s website:  www.DrGladney.com.

 

MAY 1, 2019

Topic:              5 Things You’ll Need to Know for Your Job Search in 2019

Speaker:         Elizabeth Lions, President, LIONSOLOGY.  Ms. Lions has designed and developed leadership and career courses, webinars and even a radio show titled, Leadership Lessons from the Lioness.  Ms. Lions has been quoted in Yahoo, the Ladders, and the Dice job board.  Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie, and John Tesh’s blog.  She is the author of three books:  Recession Proof Yourself; I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working for Me; and Hear Us Roar – Unapologetic Women Leading in Corporate AmericaAll three of Ms. Lions’ books are available through Amazon.com and the LIONSOLOGY website. They will also be available for purchase at Ms. Lions’ presentation on Wednesday, May 1.  Ms. Lions started her career as a recruiter on the west coast, working with leading companies such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo, EBay and Intel.  Ms. Lions’ website: www.LIONSOLOGY.com.

 

MAY 8, 2019

Topic:              Branded Introductions

Speakers:        Paula Calise, Principal, Linked Executive Search.  Forbes lists Linked Executive Search in Dallas as the #1 recruiting firm in Texas and the 20th overall in its list of the US Best Recruiting Firms for 2019.  Ms. Calise specializes in filling hard to fill positions, completing over 450 searches since founding Linked Executive Search in 2008.  A frequent speaker and instructor, Ms. Calise gives presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses on the topic of personal branding for professionals.  In her May 8 presentation, Ms. Calise will explain how the concept of branded introductions evolved and why they are important.  A well-conceived professional brand introduction is the old-fashioned elevator pitch polished up to a professional level with a memorable impact.  It differentiates each individual from others.  So simple to recognize when done well, and so hard to make one’s own.  Ms. Calise will provide a three-step method and a set of frameworks that results in each May 8 participant having a professional brand introduction of their own to use, that day.  Ms. Calise earned an undergraduate degree in Human Resources from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Houston.  Ms. Calise’s website: www.linkedexec.com.  Ms. Calise’s LinkedIn profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulahardtofilljobs/

                       

MAY 15, 2019

Topic:              Networking: The Old-Fashioned Way

Speaker:         Jay Arbetter, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.   Mr. Arbetter frequently facilitates his “Networking the Old-Fashioned Way” workshops at the Jewish Family Service where he serves on the board of directors.  In addition, Mr. Arbetter regularly facilitates these workshops for other groups throughout the DFW Metroplex.  For more than 28 years, Mr. Arbetter has navigated his clients through the financial markets. He is passionate about financial planning, wealth transfer and wealth preservation strategies. He serves as Senior Vice President – Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services Inc. where he creates high quality growth and income portfolios for his clients.  A 1975 graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a BBA degree in accounting, Mr. Arbetter has also earned the designations of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, the Senior Portfolio Manager, and Certified Special Needs Advisor.  Mr. Arbetter’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Jay/Arbetter

 

MAY 22, 2019

Topic:              Finding Target Companies

Speaker:         Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach.  Mr. Glass retired in 2012 from an information technology career that spanned more than 40 years. He spent 25 years with Electronic Data Systems in a wide variety of roles including systems engineer, financial analyst, managing leadership training and development, account manager and as a member of a special team in winning accounts greater than $1 billion. His industry experience includes financial, retail, manufacturing, and state government. Mr. Glass spent several years as a consultant developing Information Technology (IT) projects for clients and 10 years as an account relationship manager serving over 40 colleges and universities in Texas.  Currently, Mr. Glass volunteers as an Interview Success Coach. His free Interview Success Workshops are designed to help job seekers gain skills and confidence for winning hiring interviews.  He also provides speaking engagements on Distinctive Interviewing. Mr. Glass has an MBA from University of Florida and a B.S. in Math from Florida State University.  He is a Vietnam veteran and served as an officer in the U.S Army.  Mr. Glass’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/walt-glass/

 

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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Are you currently employed but would like to advance to the next level within your company or land the job of your dreams, but are just not sure how to make this happen?  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry in Allen, TX will offer its Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career in the evening beginning on Wednesday, April 3, 7:00-9:00 PM, and continuing through Wednesday, April 24.  This four-week program, which is designed to help participants crack the hidden job market via a pro-active, start-to-finish job search methodology, will be offered one time only. However, if this first evening career workshop is well attended, it will be repeated in the future.

 

“As the economy has improved, more people who are already employed are looking for advancement to the next level.  As a result, the job search environment is becoming more competitive and confusing with each passing month,” said Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical creator.  “A small mistake can cost someone a job.  This course will inform them what to do and how to do it.”

 

At the first session, each participant will receive an outline of this new program.  However, the complete curriculum materials can be purchased for $20.00.  These online book materials include:

  • 12 Be Mission Critical Objectives
  • 28 Helpful Work Sheets and Scripts
  • 91 Insightful Check Lists

 

The new curriculum helps participants develop skills that will enable them to continuously move their careers forward.  The Be Mission Critical workshop strives to guide participants to personalize each job search step to win not only their desired job, but also the career of their dreams.  Participants will build their confidence, communications, control, and consistency.  

 

The Be Mission Critical evening workshop targets three specific audiences:

  • Those Who Are Underemployed and Seeking Suitable Employment
  • Those Who Are Striving to Advance Their Careers; and
  • Those Who Are Endeavoring to Make a Career Change

 

Attendance at this career marketing workshop is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will present the night sessions for Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM each Wednesday for four consecutive weeks beginning on April 3 in the Lecture Hall at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  The specific marketing-based methodology topics to be addressed each week are:

APRIL 3--------------Be Mission Critical: Selling Yourself

Presenter: Mike Karson, Retired Corporate Lawyer, and Educator.

 

APRIL 10-------------Be Mission Critical: Resume/Impact

Presenter: Tony Mattei, Retired Vice President of Supply Chains & Operations and Newly-Elected Member of the Fairview, TX Town Council.

 

APRIL 17------------Be Mission Critical: Targeted Search/Touch Points

Presenter: Greg Mechler, Partner, The Human Advantage, Inc.

 

APRIL 24------------Be Mission Critical: Interview/Conversation

Presenter:  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach. 

 

Each session of the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop will begin with a “review” of the previous sessions.  

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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Do you feel you are up against an impenetrable wall in your search to find a new – and better - job that will enable you to redirect your career in a more fulfilling direction?  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will be offering a new four-week Expert Speaker Series designed to help participants break through barriers to job search success beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on March 20 and continuing through April 10, 9:00-10:30 am, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX. 

 

Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The lineup for the upcoming St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry March-April 2019 Expert Speaker Series is:

MARCH 20, 2019

Topic:              Think Like an Olympian 

Speaker:         Johnny Quinn, Speaker, Author, U. S. Olympian.  Mr. Quinn is a keynote speaker and leadership trainer for businesses, teams, and organizations.  He is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Mr. Quinn is also a former pro football player spending time with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.  He has been featured on various media outlets around the world, such as ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, FOX, NBC, TIME, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.  He also owns and operates the Johnny Quinn Insurance Agency, helping families all over the state of Texas with their insurance needs.  Mr. Quinn’s latest book, PUSH: Breaking through the Barriers, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Target.  He resides in McKinney, TX with his wife, Amanda and their daughter, Amelia.  Mr. Quinn’s website: www.JohnnyQuinnUSA.com.

 

MARCH 27, 2019

Topic:              Finding a Renewed Purpose

Speakers:        Jane Ryan, Owner and Master Coach, Jane Ryan & Associates.  Before starting Jane Ryan & Associates in 2007, Ms. Ryan became a certified emotional intelligence coach.  After years of consulting in the areas of developing and engaging global human capital to Fortune 50/500 and small high-growth companies, Ms. Ryan draws upon her experience with more than 100 clients, and her extensive training with scholarly experts in human psychology, neuroleadership, emotional intelligence and organizational/individual development.  Ms. Ryan is a PhD Psychology ABD at Walden University.  Her research focus is on gender equality, leadership and creating positive social change.  Today, Coach Jane spends significant time as a futurist executive coach helping executives think further into the future to best understand the impact of new technologies on business, people, vendors, customers, and the competition to create sustainable high growth. She also specializes in and has a passion for helping job seekers and those in career and life transitions to identify and achieve optimal goals for success.  Ms. Ryan’s website: www.janeryanassociates.com

 

APRIL 3, 2019

Topic:              Unemployed or Under-employed?  Jump Start Your Job Search

Speaker:         Jeff Morris, Founder, CareerDFW.org and CareerUSA.org.  In 2008, Mr. Morris founded CareerDFW.org, a website created to assist the unemployed and under-employed in the DFW area.  In 2012, he launched CareerUSA.org, a website to help those outside the DFW area.  Also, in 2012, Mr. Morris published his first book titled What I’ve Learned about YOUR JOB SEARCH That You May Not Know.  In addition, Mr. Morris facilitates the North Dallas/Plano Career Focus Group which meets every Friday.  Over 850 people have found their next great opportunity while attending this group. Mr. Morris’ website: www.CareerDFW.org.

 

APRIL 10, 2019

Topic:              Creating a Professional Digital Profile 

Speaker:         Cindy Baccus, Social Media Consultant.  For more than 20 years, Ms. Baccus has been dedicated to sales and marketing with a special focus on social media marketing.  Ms. Baccus, who earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, is a John Maxwell certified speaker, trainer, coach, and mentor and holds multiple social marketing certifications. She is the marketing guru for Outta the Box Marketing, a company that trains clients in successfully using all aspects of social media marketing.  In February 2014, Ms. Baccus launched her first book, titled Facebook Made Easy – A Quick-Start, Step-by-Step Guide to Facebook, about Facebook personal profiles.  Ms. Baccus’ website: www.outtatheboxmarketing.com.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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Want to shorten your job search and land the job that will help you own the career of your dreams?  Beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on February 13, 9:00 AM to noon, and continuing through Wednesday, March 13, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will offer a career marketing workshop titled Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career.  This five-week program is designed to help participants crack the hidden job market via a pro-active, start-to-finish job search methodology.  At the first session, each participant will receive an outline of this new program.  However, the complete curriculum materials can be purchased for $20.00.  These online book materials include:

  • 12 Be Mission Critical Objectives
  • 28 Helpful Work Sheets and Scripts
  • 91 Insightful Check Lists

 

The new curriculum helps participants develop skills that will enable them to continuously move their careers forward.  The Be Mission Critical workshop strives to guide participants to personalize each job search step to win not only their desired job, but also the career of their dreams.  Participants will build their confidence, communications, control, and consistency.  

 

“This career marketing program will help the participants to shorten their job search,” said Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical creator. 

 

The Be Mission Critical workshop targets three specific audiences:

  • Those Who Are Underemployed and Seeking Suitable Employment
  • Those Who Are Striving to Advance Their Careers; and
  • Those Who Are Endeavoring to Make a Career Change

 

Attendance at this career marketing workshop is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will present the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop 9:00 AM to noon each Wednesday for five consecutive weeks beginning on February 13 in the Lecture Hall at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  The specific marketing-based methodology topics to be addressed each week are:

FEBRUARY 13-------Be Mission Critical: Selling Yourself

Presenter: Mike Karson, Retired Lawyer, and Educator.

 

FEBRUARY 20------Be Mission Critical: Resume/Impact

Presenter: Tony Mattei, Retired Vice President of Supply Chains & Operations and Member of the Fairview, TX Town Council.

 

 

FEBRUARY 27-----Be Mission Critical: Targeted Search/Touch Points

Presenter: Greg Mechler, Partner, The Human Advantage, Inc.

 

 

MARCH 6-----------Be Mission Critical: Interview/Conversation

Presenter:  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach. 

 

MARCH 13---------Be Mission Critical: Summary – How It All Works Together

Presenter:  Jack Bick. Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press. In 2008, Mr. Bick sold the Collin County Business Press

 

Each session of the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop will begin with a “review” of the previous sessions.  

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX (www.stjudecareeralliance.net).  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.net or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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Do you feel stuck in a rut in your present job? Are you looking to find a new – and better – job that will enable you to redirect your career in a more fulfilling direction?  TheSt. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will kick off 2019 with a new six-week Expert Speaker Series at its Wednesday morning meetings January 2 through February 6, 9-10:30 am, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  This Expert Speaker Series is designed to provide a fresh look at proven career strategy insights that lead to both business and personal success.    

 

Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The lineup for the upcoming St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Expert Speaker Series is:

JANUARY 2, 2019

Topic:              Top 10 Mistakes a Job Seeker Makes

Speaker:         John McDorman, Managing Partner, Transition Consulting.  Transition Consulting is a firm that helps its clients move people into, out of and up through their organizations.  Since 1990, the firm has provided search support, outplacement services and professional development to a wide variety of clients. 

Sought after by both local and national media, Mr. McDorman has often been quoted in the press and featured on television.  He appeared in two major video productions from Fortune Magazine titled “Get the Job You Really Want: Proven Job Search Strategies” and “Keep Your Job! The Secrets to Being Indispensable.”  Mr. McDorman is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering and an MBA.  Please Note:  At the December 12, 2018 St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meeting, Mr. McDorman presented the first five of the top 10 mistakes made by job seekers.  At the January 2 St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meeting, he will present the remaining five mistakes and how to avoid them. 

 

JANUARY 9, 2019

Topic:              Speak with Confidence: How to Inspire and Influence Your Audience to Action

Speakers:        George Hendley, Professional Speaker & Trainer, Public Speaking Coach, Business Coach, Mastermind Group Leader, and Mentor 2 Millennials.  Mr. Hendley is the Founder and President of George Hendley Presentations (1992), a training/coaching/consulting firm, as well as the Founder and President of The Speakers Academy (2011), which is designed to help clients become clear, concise, and compelling in delivering whatever messages they want to communicate.  Both firms are based in Forney, TX.  For over 20 years, Mr. Hendley has had an active leadership role in the American Society for Training and Development.  He has authored over 150 articles on presentations skills, listening, leadership, and understanding body language as a form of communications.  He posts frequent tips and insights on his Speakers Academy Facebook and LinkedIn page that are clear, brief, and practical.  Mr. Hendley is a graduate of East Carolina University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a focus on teaching.  Mr. Hendley’s website: www.thespeakersacademy.

  

JANUARY 16, 2019

Topic:              Unemployed or Under-employed?  Jump Start Your Job Search

Speaker:         Jeff Morris, Founder, CareerDFW.org and CareerUSA.org.  In 2008, Mr. Morris founded CareerDFW.org, a website created to assist the unemployed and under-employed in the DFW area.  In 2012, he launched CareerUSA.org, a website to help those outside the DFW area. Also, in 2012, Mr. Morris published his first book titled What I’ve Learned about YOUR JOB SEARCH That You May Not Know.  In addition, Mr. Morris facilitates the North Dallas/Plano Career Focus Group which meets every Friday.  Over 850 people have found their next great opportunity while attending this group. Mr. Morris’ website: www.CareerDFW.org.

 

JANUARY 23, 2019

Topic:                 Making an Impact with Strengths

Speaker:            Brandy Schade, DFW-based Gallup Strengths Coach. As a Gallup Strengths Coach, Ms. Schade helps others to discover and pursue their passions and translate their strengths into successful careers.  Ms. Schade studied Actuarial Science and French at the University of Nebraska.  She then completed her Master’s degree in Information Systems Management at Walden University. After spending years focusing on mathematical models and process efficiencies, Ms. Schade realized that people made the world tick.  She shifted gears and turned her attention to helping others figure out what they do best and getting them into positions where they could execute their best every day. This winning philosophy has given Ms. Schade the opportunity to coach over 1,000 individuals over the past five years.  She officially received her Gallup certification in 2018 and continues to teach individuals, teams, and organizations how to optimize their talents today.  Her goal is to enable happy, productive, engaged, successful people.  When people realize and experience their full potential, they add value; when they use their unique gifts, they contribute to society by making a positive impact on the lives of others. Ms. Schade’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/brandyschade.

 

JANUARY 30, 2019

Topic:              Getting Referrals – Who Do You Really Know?

Speaker:         Debbie Mrazek, Founder and President, The Sales Company.  Ms. Mrazek’s company helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and large corporations to better assess, understand, and engage in practical, purposeful selling.  She teaches the ways in which the tools, techniques, and talents every individual possesses can be transformed into s-a-l-e-s.  Ms. Mrazek applies this approach as a faculty member for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services. She is also a consultant, conference facilitator and author of 13 books, including the best seller, Field Guide to Sales.  Ms. Mrazek was selected as an honoree for the Dallas Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Business Awards, which honored exemplary commitments to the North Texas Community in addition to impressive professional achievements.  Ms. Mrazek’s website: www.the-sales-company.com.

 

 

FEBRUARY 6, 2019

Topic:              Life Lesson . . . How to Achieve Business and Personal Success      

Speaker:         Steve Zipkoff, International Business Motivation & Leadership Expert. Mr. Zipkoff is the President/CEO of Richardson-based Zipkoff Solutions, a unique, innovative management education company founded in 1992 that utilizes a “no-box” thinking approach.  Zipkoff Solutions’ mission is simple: To inspire clients to discover, cultivate and capitalize on new capabilities for delighting customers and maximizing returns.  During his more than 40 years in retail marketing, Mr. Zipkoff has included Sears, Roebuck, KFC, Burger King, and Taco Bell (Pepsico) among his clients.  Mr. Zipkoff is also an instructor at the SMU Cox Graduate School of Business where he earned the prestigious Teaching Excellence Award 31 times for his course on Delivering Customer Delight™.  Mr. Zipkoff’s website: www.zipkoffsolutions.com.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.net or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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Are you confident your job search plan communicates that special energy which sets you apart from the average applicant?  You might want to check out the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry’s Wednesday morning meetings November 28 to December 12, 9-10:30 AM, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  The new three-week Expert Speaker Series is designed to present proven tips for achieving individualized career marketing goals.   

 

Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The lineup for the upcoming St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Expert Speaker Series is:

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

Topic:       Defining Your Passion – How to Create the Best You

Speaker:  Tina Slinker, Coach, Author and Speaker.  Ms. Slinker has coached women’s basketball at the high school and Division I college ranks for nearly 30 years.  As a coach, author, and speaker, Ms. Slinker has made it her mission to touch people’s lives in a positive and affirming way, either through the one-on-one contact in a coaching environment, or writing her 2009 book, For the Love of Mom, which offers insights into managing, but not eliminating, the pain of loss.  Ms. Slinker recently retired as the Director of Athletics and Physical Education at The Hockaday School in Dallas.  Previously, Ms. Slinker was the head women’s basketball coach at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, where she and her teams achieved numerous milestones, including four Conference Championships, back-to-back appearances in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT), and Big West Conference Coach of the Year for the 1998-1999 season.  Ms. Slinker departed as the winningest coach in UNT women’s basketball history, posting 241 wins in nineteen seasons. Ms. Slinker is now continuing her passion for health and exercise as a Sales Specialist at the Peloton Bike Southlake Showroom in Southlake, TX.  Ms. Slinker’s website: www.tinaslinker.com.  Ms. Slinker’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/tina-slinker-12b196a.

 

DECEMBER 5, 2018

Topic:              The Less Painful NEW Microsoft LinkedIn

Speaker:         Terry Sullivan, Founder, Buzzpro.  Mr. Sullivan and his team at Buzzpro, a nationally-known integrated marketing and social media solution & training company, work with their clients to show them how to fill their sales funnel with better leads, schedule more appointments and close more sales using advanced social selling strategies.  Widely considered to be a LinkedIn guru, Mr. Sullivan has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners, and individuals seeking to improve their career possibilities across the U.S. on how to create their own unique online brand that gets results.  Mr. Sullivan’s website: https://buzzpro.com.

 

DECEMBER 12, 2018

Topic:              Top 10 Mistakes a Job Seeker Makes

Speaker:         John McDorman, Managing Partner, Transition Consulting.  Transition Consulting is a firm that helps its clients move people into, out of and up through their organizations.  Since 1990, the firm has provided search support, outplacement services and professional development to a wide variety of clients. 

Sought after by both local and national media, Mr. McDorman has often been quoted in the press and featured on television.  He appeared in two major video productions from Fortune Magazine titled “Get the Job You Really Want: Proven Job Search Strategies” and “Keep Your Job! The Secrets to Being Indispensable.”  Mr. McDorman is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering and an MBA.  Please Note:  At the December 12, 2018, Mr. McDorman will focus on the first five of the top 10 mistakes made by job seekers.  He will present the remaining five reasons at the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meeting on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.net or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry in Allen, TX announced today that – beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on October 17, 9:00 AM to noon, and continuing through Wednesday, November 14 – it will offer a new career marketing workshop titled Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career.  This five-week program is designed to help participants crack the hidden job market via a pro-active start-to-finish job search methodology.  At the first session, each participant will receive an outline of this new program.  However, the complete curriculum materials can be purchased for $20.00.  These online book materials include:

  • 12 Be Mission Critical Objectives
  • 28 Helpful Work Sheets and Scripts
  • 91 Insightful Check Lists

 

The curriculum helps participants develop skills that will enable them to continuously move their careers forward.  The Be Mission Critical workshop strives to guide participants to personalize each job search step to win not only their desired job, but also the career of their dreams.  Participants will build their confidence, communications, control, and consistency.  

 

“We have designed this new career marketing program to challenge the participants to incorporate all the knowledge, skills and experience they have to offer an employer and sharpen their ability to effectively communicate these personalized assets,” said Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical creator. 

 

The Be Mission Critical workshop targets three specific audiences:

  • Those Who Are Unemployed/Underemployed and Seeking Suitable Employment
  • Those Who Are Striving to Advance Their Careers; and
  • Those Who Are Endeavoring to Make a Career Change

 

Attendance at this career marketing workshop is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will present the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop 9:00 AM to noon each Wednesday for five consecutive weeks beginning on October 17 in the Lecture Hall at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  The specific topics to be addressed each week are:

October 17-------Be Mission Critical: Product/Yourself

Presenter: Mike Karson, Retired Lawyer, and Educator.

 

OCTOBER 24-----Be Mission Critical: Resume/Impact

Presenter: Tony Mattei, Retired Vice President of Supply Chains & Operations and Member of the Fairview, TX Town Council.

 

OCTOBER 31-----Be Mission Critical: Targeted Search/Touch Points

Presenter: Greg Mechler, Partner, The Human Advantage, Inc.

 

NOVEMBER 7----Be Mission Critical: Interview/Conversation

Presenter:  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach. 

 

NOVEMBER 14---Be Mission Critical: Summary – How It All Works Together

Presenter:  Jack Bick. Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press. In 2008, Mr. Bick sold the Collin County Business Press

 

Each session of the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop will begin with a “review” of the previous sessions.  

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.net or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.

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Does yourjob search plan for a new or improved job accurately communicate what you can really bring to a potential employer?  If you sense your plan lacks that special energy that will set you apart from the average applicant, check out the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry’s Wednesday morning meetings September 12 to October 10, 9-10:30 AM, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, TX.  The new five-week Expert Speaker Series is designed to present proven parameters for individualizing career marketing strategies.    

 

Attendance at this Expert Speaker Series is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The lineup for the Fall 2018 Expert Speaker Series is:

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Topic:              Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Brilliant

Speaker:         Kathy Goodin-Mitchell, Human Resource Consultant and Career Advisor.  Ms. Goodin-Mitchell has over three decades of experience as a Human Resources Executive in Fortune 500 and start-up companies in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, home healthcare, non-profit, logistics & transportation, and pharmaceuticals & biotech.  The founder of Irving-based Career Leverage Advisors, she also supports local businesses on an in-house or external assistance basis.  In addition, Ms. Goodin-Mitchell is a one-on-one career advisor who works directly with clients for best results in career transitions. Ms. Goodin-Mitchell is a double graduate from Purdue University where she earned a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Resource Services, and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology & Psychology.  In 1999, she earned Senior Professional Human Resource certification.  In 2015, Ms. Goodin-Mitchell earned Senior Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.  Ms. Goodin-Mitchell’s website: www.careerleverageadvisors.com

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Topic:       Five Things Job Seekers Need

Speaker:  Elizabeth Lions, President, Elizabeth Lions Consulting, LLC.  The author of two books, Recession Proof Yourself and I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working for Me, Ms. Lions has designed and developed leadership and career courses, webinars and even a radio show titled, Leadership Lessons from the Lioness.  Ms. Lions has been quoted in Yahoo, the Ladders,and the Dice job board.  Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie, and John Tesh’s blog.  Ms. Lions started her career as a recruiter on the west coast, working with leading companies such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo, EBay and Intel.  Ms. Lions’ website: www.elizabethlions.com

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Topic:        Networking:  The Old-Fashioned Way

Speaker:   Jay Arbetter, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc.  Mr. Arbetter frequently facilitates his “Networking the Old-Fashioned Way” workshops at the Jewish Family Service where he serves on the board of directors.  In addition, Mr. Arbetter regularly facilitates these workshops for other groups throughout the DFW Metroplex.  For more than 28 years, Mr. Arbetter has navigated his clients through the financial markets. He is passionate about financial planning, wealth transfer and wealth preservation strategies. He serves as Senior Vice President – Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services Inc.  where he creates high quality growth and income portfolios for his clients.  A 1975 graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a BBA degree in accounting, Mr. Arbetter has also earned the designations for Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, the Senior Portfolio Manager, and Certified Special Needs Advisor.  Mr. Arbetter’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/jayarbetter

 

OCTOBER 3, 2018

Topic:       Effective Networking

Speaker:  Jay Fusaro,Founder and Principal, Eureka Professional Services.  A nationally-known interview coach, Mr. Fusaro provides his clients with the skills and techniques necessary to successfully conduct an efficient and effective job search.  A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Mr. Fusaro is a CPA in the State of Texas as well as a Certified SMU Business Coach.  He was Vice President of Financial Planning for Alliance Data during their successful IPO.  Mr. Fusaro has both built and led high performing teams throughout his career and has implemented internal mentoring programs. The e-book version of Mr. Fusaro’s book titled Interviewing from the Other Side of the Desk received a 2017 silver medal from the Independent Publishers Association in recognition as the “Best Adult Non-Fiction Informational Book.”  Mr. Fusaro has been a guest speaker at the Texas Society of CPA’s Expo Conferences in Houston, San Antonio, and Arlington.  Mr. Fusaro’s Website:  www.eurekaprofessionalservices.com

 

October 10, 2018  

Topic:        Attitude Effects Job Search

Speaker:    Angela Gwinn, Director of Pastoral Care at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Plano, TX.  Ms. Gwinn holds a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University (Garland, TX) and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Oakland University (Rochester, MI).  After a 25-year career in Industrial Sales & Marketing, Ms. Gwinn decided to pursue her passion for helping others through their life’s challenges.  A Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Gwinn’s experience to date includes work in a behavioral hospital on the adolescent unit, with a local school district, and with public mental health counseling adults and children.  Ms. Gwinn’s LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/angela-gwinn-35960052

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX.  Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge and open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome! 

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road.  Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

 

In addition to speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings, the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.net or email jbick@stjudeparish.com.