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  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:


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:


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:


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.


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