The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will be offering a new Expert Speaker Series at its Wednesday morning meetings on May 23, June 6 and June 13, 9-10:30 AM. The new three-week Spring 2018 Expert Speaker Series II is designed to provide guidelines for increasing job landing success through personalized job search strategies.   

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!

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

MAY 23, 2018

Topic:      Your Phone is Over-Qualified & Under-Appreciated.  Train It to Find Work.

Speaker:  Bob Coleman, Creative Director, Vizion Studio, LLC.  A recognized pioneer in the field of visual strategy, Mr. Coleman's career spans over five decades.  After college, he was selected to be an Army combat artist in Vietnam; his paintings are now part of the Smithsonian Institution war art history.  Mr. Coleman's advertising & promotion work has won professional awards in a wide variety of categories:  photography, illustration, television & radio spots, outdoor, catalogs, branding, presentations, and packaging.  His work has been published in The Washington Post, Newsweek, and many professional publications. Throughout his career, Mr. Coleman's passion has been ideas that work.  At the May 23 meeting, Mr. Coleman and his son, Ethan, will share their digital experience to help the attendees utilize the power of their phones to reach their job search goals. Mr. Coleman's presentation will be interactive. Ethan Coleman will present the Android app; Mr. Coleman will present the Apple app.  The presentation will be run from their phones.  The Vizion Studio, LLC website:  

JUNE 6, 2018    

Topic:       Personal Branding

Speaker:   Paula Calise, Principal, Linked Executive Search. Ms. Calise's career is punctuated by rapid advancement at IBM and TXU.  Prior to launching her recruiting practice, she was a Sales and Marketing VP for a nationwide consulting company.  Today, Ms. Calise places mid and top leadership in Dallas' large and mid-cap companies.  She is known for her generosity of pay-it-forward networking and coaching.  A founding principle of Ms. Calise's recruiting practice is to be "candidate friendly," leading to untold hours each year providing pro bono career coaching.  Ms. Calise holds a degree in Human Resources from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Houston.  Ms. Calise's LinkedIn profile: 

JUNE 13, 2018

Topic:       Life Lessons - How to Achieve Business & 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(TM).  Mr. Zipkoff'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.  This Expert Speaker Series 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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