The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry is offering a new Expert Speaker Series beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on August 1.  The five-week Expert Speaker Series is designed to probe keys for proven job landing success of a career-building nature.

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

The line-up for the Spring 2018 Expert Speaker Series is:

AUGUST 1, 2018 

Topic:      Building Your Personal Brand Using LinkedIn

Speaker:  John Fineout, Managing Director & Founder, 4As & Company.  At the intersection of business and technology, Mr. Fineout, with his 25 years of executive management experience, helps companies navigate impactful change in the form of digital transformation, mergers and acquisitions, business integration and start-ups.  In January 2018, Mr. Fineout founded 4As & Company, a management consulting organization that assists companies in the management of their digital transformation journey.  Previously, he founded Skopos Financial Group, LLC, a specialty finance company.  Mr. Fineout was a partner at the management consulting firm of Tatum, LLC, and the CIO/Vice President of Information Technology for BancTec.  Prior to BancTec, he held operating executive roles at Ametek, Inc., Gesellschaft fur Entstaubungsanlagen AG (GEA), Compressor Systems Inc. (CSI), and SmithCo Engineering Inc.  Mr. Fineout holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a BS degree in Chemistry/Math from East Texas Baptist University.  Mr. Fineout's website:

AUGUST 8, 2018

Topic:       Cracking the Networking Code

Speaker:   Dean Lindsay, International Motivational Speaker, Author, and Host of the C-Suite Network TV Show, The Dean's ListAn engaging and highly sought-after business consultant and speaker, Mr. Lindsay is the author of three books:

  • Cracking the Networking CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships;  
  • How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals; and    
  • The PROGRESS Challenge: Working and Winning in a World of Change.

These books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.  Mr. Lindsay's latest book titled ROCK the Customer Experience, will be published in the fall of 2018. Mr. Dean has served as a contributing editor for business-oriented 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:

AUGUST 15, 2018

Topic:       Distinctive Interviewing

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 degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree 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:

AUGUST 22, 2018


Topic:       Emotional Intelligence - Why It Matters during Career & Life Transitions       

 Speaker:  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 currently a PhD Psychology candidate at Walden University and her research focus is on gender equality, leadership and creating positive social change.  Today, Ms. Ryan enjoys helping those in career and life transitions identify and achieve optimal goals for success.  Ms. Ryan's website:

AUGUST 29, 2018  

Topic:       5 Principles to Land Your Next Job Now

Speaker:   Tim Wackel, Founder and President, The Wackel Group.  Mr. Wackel combines more than 25 years of successful sales leadership with specific client research to deliver high-impact programs that go beyond today's best practices.  His list of clients includes organizations such as Allstate, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Phillips Medical, Toshiba, Wells Fargo, and Raytheon as well as many professional and trade associations.  The Wackel Group is a training and consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations find, win, and keep customers for life.  His is an active member of the American Society for Training and Development and holds a professional membership in the National Speakers Association.  Mr. Wackel earned his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska.  Mr. Wackel's website:  

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are unemployed/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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