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:


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:


APRIL 3, 2019

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

Speaker:         Jeff Morris, Founder, and  In 2008, Mr. Morris founded, a website created to assist the unemployed and under-employed in the DFW area.  In 2012, he launched, 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:


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:


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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