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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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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