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Dr. Burt Lohoff-Gaida, Founder and CEO, iLuminate, LLC

Is your job search success being stifled because you lack self-insight?  Is your perception of your strengths - and weaknesses – not really accurate?  Dr. Burt Lohoff-Gaida, Founder and CEO of iLuminate, LLC, will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, September 23, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Dr. Lohoff-Gaida’s presentation will be based on the PDP (Professional DynaMetric Program) behavioral survey to give participants a better understanding of how they are “wired,” what their  behavioral strengths are and how they can channel these strengths to grow both professionally and personally.  Prior to participating in the September 23 Zoom meeting, Dr. Lohoff-Gaida would like for each attendee to take this behavioral survey; it will take just 5-10 minutes to complete.  For a copy of this behavioral survey, please click on this link: https://www.my.pdpworks.com/surveyLink/H9XE6NTY

Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Dr. Lohoff-Gaida has 25 years of international experience working in senior human resource roles for four multinational corporations.  He lived 20 years in Europe where he earned both his master’s and PhD degrees in political science in Germany.  In addition, he completed his MBA degree at Boston University.  Fluent in German, conversational in Spanish, and certified as an executive coach through CTI and the John Maxwell Group, Dr. Lohoff-Gaida employs his coaching and consulting abilities to help businesses fully engage their employees.  His business understanding and human resources experience will benefit client companies in the areas of employee selection, on-boarding, retention, management competencies, succession planning, employee engagement and team performance.  Dr. Lohoff-Gaida is certified in PDP (franchise owner) and Hogan assessment programs.  He is a business owner in Germany and is well equipped to consult with family firms.  He holds certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising from the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston.  Dr. Lohoff-Gaida is also a certified Value Builder. Dr. Lohoff-Gaida’s website: www.iLuminate.work.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

Career Alliance also offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.comor email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Angela Gwinn, Licensed Professional Counselor

Are you completely aware that there is literally no aspect of our lives that has been untouched by Covid-19, including – and especially – job searches?   Angela Gwinn, Licensed Professional Counselor, will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, September 16, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry. In her presentation, Ms. Gwinn will examine just how greatly this pandemic has affected our lives: social systems have changed, business structures have changed, family and social patterns are different.  Ms. Gwinn will also discuss the impact of Covid-19 on our experiences as individuals, families, and our social connections – all of which are reflected in our job search activities.  Moreover, she will explore strategies and options that are available to us in managing our reactions and presenting our best selves to the job market. 

Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Ms. Gwinn, who recently retired as the Director of Pastoral Care at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Plano, TX, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Oakland University.  After a 25-year career in Industrial Sales & Marketing, Ms. Gwinn decided to pursue her passion for helping others through their life’s challenges.  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.  Because Ms. Gwinn believes that continuing education is crucial to providing good service, she has attended seminars on Diagnosing Behavioral Disorders in Children, Career Selection, Addiction in Families, Grief Counseling, Domestic Violence and Spiritual Counseling Facilitator.  Ms. Gwinn’s website:  www.angelagwinnlpc.com

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

Career Alliance also offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Dr. Suzette Bryan, Lecturer in the Executive Master's Program in the Jindal School of Business at the University of Texas at Dallas

Did you know that, if you are striving for professional success by avoiding failure at all costs, you could be limiting your potential in all area of your life?

Dr. Suzette Plaisance Bryan, Lecturer in the Executive Master’s Program in the Jindal School of Business at the University of Texas at Dallas, will be the Expert Speaker at the Wednesday morning, September 9, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Dr. Bryan will examine the concept of Mindset as developed by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck and her teams at Harvard and Stanford Universities.  In her presentation, Dr. Bryan will explore how the simple concept of Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset can have profound implications for your life, both professionally and personally.    

Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Dr. Bryan, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP has an extensive background in human resources, leadership development, and corporate training and development. A former tenured college professor teaching organizational communication courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, Dr. Bryan has presented at numerous conferences, including ones in Athens, Greece; Belfast, Ireland; and Vevey, Switzerland.  Her work has been published by the Consortium for the Study of Emotional Intelligence in Organizations.  Dr. Bryan has also published book chapters and articles in academic and professional journals.  In addition, she is the co-author of Scripts and Communication for Relationships, published by Peter Lang Publishing.  Dr. Bryan has worked as head of training for a large organization in Dallas, for Nestle’ Health Science as a leadership and organizational development specialist, and for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as a leadership development consultant. She has completed a six-month program in the Foundations of Neuroleadership, earning a Certificate of Distinction.  Dr. Bryan presently serves as Lecturer in the Executive Master’s Program in the Jindal School of Business at the University of Texas at Dallas, teaching Transformational Leadership, Leadership Concepts and Practices and the Neuropsychology of Leadership. Dr. Bryan’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/suzettepbryan/.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

Career Alliance also offers a complete job search curriculum that teaches essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Are you aware that video interviews have become the new standard for recruiting?  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach, will be the presenter at the Wednesday morning, September 2, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Mr. Glass’ presentation will address how job candidates now need to know the keys to success with an online interview – both recorded and live.  He will provide tips on how they can best present themselves professionally using this medium.  Mr. Glass will also emphasize that Application Tracking Systems (ATS) now play a major role in selecting potential candidates, especially in the Covid-19 environment.  Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

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 from University of Florida and a B.S. 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: www.linkedin.com/in/walt-glass/

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

Career Alliance also offers a complete job search curriculum teaching essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Terry Sullivan, Founder of BuzzPro

Does your present job search strategy include the use of LinkedIn as a proven networking tool in the Covid-19 pandemic environment?   Terry Sullivan, Founder of BuzzPro, a nationally recognized Branding and Social Selling training company, will be the presenter at the Wednesday morning, August 26, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  In his training presentation, Terry will detail how LinkedIn is the proven #1 ranked online business-networking tool that gives business professionals and companies the ability to find, connect and develop relationships with key contacts and prospective employers.  With more than 464 million users worldwide, LinkedIn provides unlimited networking and business-building opportunities.   Interested parties who wish to join this Zoom meeting should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn and Social Media Selling, Terry and his BuzzPro team have trained more than 6,200 business owners and leaders across the nation on how to create their very own unique online brand that gets results.  Terry’s training programs focus on LinkedIn branding, key word optimization and Social Selling strategies that help his job seekers tap into the world of Social Media to get more prospects and job opportunities.  In his presentation, Terry will show participants how to use LinkedIn to take advantage of the unlimited opportunities this powerful digital platform offers as a personal branding and marketing tool to achieve business goals.    

 

Terry, who earned an MBA from Texas State University, has received his Social Media Marketing Certificate from Splash Media University, one of the nation’s premier Social Media training companies. 

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

Career Alliance also offers a complete job search curriculum teaching essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

 

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Debbie Mrazek, Founder and President, The Sales Company.

Are your job search efforts being sabotaged because you are using networking techniques that do not pertain to the Covid-19 pandemic environment?   Debbie Mrazek, Founder and President, The Sales Company, will be the presenter at the Wednesday morning, August 19, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Ms. Mrazek will discuss the need for strong networking skills during a distressed economy and will present networking tips specifically developed for navigating in the Covid-19 pandemic environment.  Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

Pass Code:  019521

 

Ms. Mrazek’s company helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and large corporations to better assess, understand, and engage in practical, purposeful selling.  She teaches the ways in which the tools, techniques, and talents every individual possesses can be transformed into s-a-l-e-s.  Ms. Mrazek applies this approach as a faculty member for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services. She is also a consultant, conference facilitator and author of 13 books, including the best seller, Field Guide to Sales.  Ms. Mrazek was selected as an honoree for the Dallas Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Business Awards, which honored exemplary commitments to the North Texas Community in addition to impressive professional achievements.  Ms. Mrazek’s website: www.the-sales-company.com.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides tools that that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

Career Alliance also offers a complete job search curriculum teaching essential skills for landing your dream job. Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

 

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Rick Martinez, President/CEO, r2 Technologies, Inc.

Are you aware that your job skills may be just what companies that are hiring during the Covid-19 pandemic are looking for as they strive to get through this struggling economy?  Rick Martinez, President/CEO of r2 Technologies, Inc., will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday morning, August 12, 9:00-10:30 AM, Zoom meeting offered by the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Mr. Martinez will discuss how many companies determined to survive this pandemic need new job skills and fresh insights to create and introduce new products, services, and procedures.  Mr. Martinez will also offer tips on how to avoid pandemic-related mistakes presently being made by job seekers.  Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

 

Mr. Martinez has over twenty years of experience providing technology-based expertise to Fortune 500, Information Technology (IT) innovators, and start-up companies in the North Texas area.  As an IT professional, he has managed and delivered Enterprise-wide computer applications, data warehouses, e-Commerce solutions, systems integrations, and business intelligence systems.  He has eight years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing Data Warehouses, Data Marts and Operational Data Stores. Mr. Martinez has implemented solutions in the healthcare, government sector, financial services, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, government, and oil & gas industries.

 

Mr. Martinez is a noted speaker in North Texas, presenting on various topics in high demand by hiring companies, professional groups, HR organizations, and job networking groups. His company has been a member in good standing at: TechServe Alliance, DFW Texas Recruiting Networks, AITP, DAMA, TDWI, Texas Modelers Users Group, and other IT professional organizations. 

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry is a tool that job seekers can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job regardless of whether they are in North Texas or anywhere else they might be seeking new employment.  Each Expert Speaker presentation is designed to provide participants with insights for achieving quick employment.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meets via Zoom at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday morning (www.stjudecareeralliance.com).

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.  Participation in all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Zoom meetings is free of charge.  These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome!

 

 For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Securing employment during these challenging times requires a comprehensive and disciplined process to find your next job.  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry is here to help you by providing resources and tools that can be used to create a strategy and tactics for realizing this goal.  Beginning with its Wednesday morning Zoom meeting on July 8, 9:00-1100 AM, and continuing through Wednesday, August 5, the Career Alliance will be offering its job search workshop titled Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career. This five-week program is taught by experienced experts in job search methods.  It is designed to help participants crack the hidden job market via a pro-active, start-to-finish job search methodology.  Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDZEcTIUaWIzdz09

 

Participation in this Zoom-based job search workshop is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will present the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career job search workshop 9:00-11:00 AM each Wednesday via Zoom for five consecutive weeks beginning on July 8.  The specific marketing-based methodology topics to be addressed each week are:

JULY 8---------Be Mission Critical: Deep Dive – Marketing Mindset

Presenter---- Mike Barrett, Volunteer Employment Coach 

 

JULY 15--------Be Mission Critical: Impact – Selling Resume

Presenter-----Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical Creator

 

JULY 22--------Be Mission Critical: Touch Points – Targeted Search

Presenter-----Greg Mechler, Partner, The Human Advantage, Inc.

 

JULY 29--------Be Mission Critical: Conversational Interviews

Presenter-----Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach 

 

AUGUST 5----Be Mission Critical: Summary – How It All Works Together

Presenter----Jack Bick. Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping those who are unemployed/underemployed,  career builders and college students to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX (www.stjudecareeralliance.com). 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!

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road. 

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email careeralliance@stjudeparish.com.

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Are you feeling stranded – even abandoned – because of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in employment?  The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry is here to help whether you are in North Texas or anywhere you are seeking new employment. Career Alliance is a tool that you can use to create a strategy and tactics for finding a new job. The ministry announced today that, beginning with its Wednesday morning Zoom meeting on May 20, 9:00-10:30 AM, and continuing through    Wednesday, June 24, it will offer an Expert Speaker who can help you achieve quick job search results.   This five-week program is designed to provide each participant with insights for achieving quick employment.  Interested parties who wish to join these Zoom meetings should click on:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513405799?pwd=NVZmOCszMm4yaTdMUDzecTIUaWIzdz09

 

“The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry was originally founded in 2009 to offer job search assistance to the many local people who had lost their jobs during the Great Recession,” said Greg Mechler, Ministry Coordinator.  “In response to present conditions, we are now offering our Expert Speaker Series via Zoom-based meetings to help to as many people as possible with their job search needs.  Participation in this Zoom-based workshop is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.” 

 

The lineup for the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry May-June 2020 Zoom-based Expert Speaker Series is:

MAY 20, 2020

Topic:              I am 50 and Unemployed: Now What?

Speaker:         Locke Alderson, Senior Career Consultant, Alderson & Associates 

With extensive knowledge and 19 years of experience in the field of career transition as a speaker and workshops and seminars (6 of those years with Lee Hecht Harrison & Mullin International), Mr. Alderson is a seasoned recruiter resource for candidates seeking their next employment opportunity.  Mr. Alderson’s 41 years of professional, executive, and executive recruiting and Human Resources experience (Siebel, Oracle, Raytheon) has given him a unique skill set to help those looking for their next job.  He is a sought-after workshop speaker on several strategic topics:

  • Re-Kindling Your Job Search
  • Avoiding the Resume “Black Hole”
  • What Recruiters Look for in Resumes
  • Power Interviewing
  • Negotiating Your Salary
  • Dressing for Interview Success

 

Mr. Locke has earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and an MBA in Industrial Relations from the University of California at Berkeley.  Mr. Locke’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lockealderson/.

 

JUNE 3, 2020

Topic:              Personal Branding – How to Stand Out from the Crowd

Presenter:       Stephen A. Hevesi, MBA, ACC, Executive Coach and Strategic Adviser at Step Forward Coaching 

Mr. Hevesi is an executive and business coach, adviser and speaker dedicated to developing business executives’ leadership skills, work performance and self-confidence. His main areas of interest are leadership, business strategy, personal branding, innovation, and change management. Mr. Hevesi earned his MBA in International Business from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and his BA in Communications and BS in Marketing Management from Syracuse University. He is also an ICF certified coach (ACC). Born in Peru, Mr. Hevesi was exposed to a diverse and international cultural background from an early age. He moved to Brazil at the age of 10 and has also lived in France and the U.S.A.  Mr. Hevesi spent 25+ years in the corporate world, many of which as a CMO in companies such as Nabisco, Nike, and Gerber Brazil. In 2008, he left the corporate world and joined AnimusO2 (a start-up focused on strategic design and branding) as a partner. There he was exposed to Design Thinking and provided organizational design consultation services with a focus in branding, innovation, and shopper marketing.  In 2017, Mr. Hevesi moved to Plano, Texas. He is a partner at b-think, an advisory firm focused on innovative business solutions and owns Step Forward Coaching, helping executives to maximize their leadership performance. Mr. Hevesi was an adjunct professor at IBMEC Business School in Brazil and is now an adjunct professor at the Executive Program at UTDallas.  Mr. Hevesi’s LinkedIn profile:

 https://linkedin/in/stephenhevesi.  Mr. Hevesi’s websites: www.b-think.com

and www.stepforwardcoaching.org.

 

JUNE 10, 2020

Topic:              Life Lessons . . . How to Achieve Business and Personal Success

Presenter:       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 41 times for his course on Delivering Customer Delight™.  Mr. Zipkoff’s website: www.zipkoffsolutions.com.

 

JUNE 17, 2020

Topic:                          Just Laid Off – Now What?

Presenter:                   Greg Tall, The Gregory Tall Company

Mr. Tall is a keynote speaker, trainer, facilitator, storyteller, and founder of The Gregory Tall Company.  He helps people become better communicators, collaborators, managers, and leaders and is on a mission to help people build better careers and employers build better workplaces.  Mr. Tall has over 14 years’ experience helping high-growth organizations build innovative talent acquisition strategies, immersive onboarding experience, high-quality professional development offerings and experiential leadership development programs.   The Gregory Tall Company is a minority-owned business and contributes a portion of its earnings to organizations committed to improving education, public health, and social justice.  Mr. Tall holds an M.B.A. Degree from the Morris Graduate School of Management (Chicago, IL), a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations.  The website for Mr. Tall is: www.gregorytall.com.

   

JUNE 24, 2020 

Topic:              Top 10 Ways Your Attitude is Affected during a Job Search

Speaker:           Jack Bick, Certified Career Success Coach Practicing in Collin County

Mr. Bick created the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career curriculum for the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Mr. Bick recently completed his latest book, The Champion Way Career Management.  This new book, scheduled for release in 2020, will be available online through Amazon.com and through the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry.  Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press.  In 2008, Mr. Bick sold the Collin County Business Press.  Mr. Bick’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/jackbick.

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping those who are unemployed/underemployed,  career builders and college students to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX (www.stjudecareeralliance.com). 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!

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road. 

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email gregmechler@gmail.com

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The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry announced today that,  beginning with its Wednesday morning meeting on April 15, 9:00-11:30 AM, and continuing through Wednesday, May 13, it will offer its job search workshop titled Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career via Zoom-based meetings.  This decision was made in accordance with the government-mandated social distancing requirements to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. This five-week program is designed to help participants crack the hidden job market via a pro-active, start-to-finish job search methodology.  Participation in these Zoom-based meetings requires registration.  Interested parties should on this link to register:  https://stjudeparish.com/career-alliance-virtual-meeting

 

“The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry was originally founded in 2009 to offer job search assistance to the many local people who had lost their jobs during the Great Recession,” said Greg Mechler, Ministry Coordinator.  “The coronavirus pandemic is now having a far more devastating impact on the worldwide economy.  Therefore, we are offering our job search workshop via Zoom-based meetings to help to as many local people as possible with their job search needs.  Participation in this Zoom-based workshop is free of charge.  It is also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc.  Everyone is welcome.” 

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry will present the Be Mission Critical: Own Your Dream Career workshop 9:00 AM to noon each Wednesday via Zoom for five consecutive weeks beginning on April 15.  The specific marketing-based methodology topics to be addressed each week are:

 

APRIL 15---------Be Mission Critical: Selling Yourself

Presenter:  Mike Barrett, Volunteer Employment Coach 

 

APRIL 22---------Be Mission Critical: Resume/Impact

Presenter:  Jack Bick, Certified Career Coach practicing in Collin County, TX, and the Be Mission Critical creator. 

 

APRIL 29--------Be Mission Critical: Targeted Search/Touch Points

Presenter: Greg Mechler, Partner, The Human Advantage, Inc.

 

May 6-----------Be Mission Critical: Interview/Conversation

Presenter:  Walt Glass, Interview Success Coach. 

 

MAY 13--------Be Mission Critical: Summary – How It All Works Together

Presenter:  Jack Bick. Mr. Bick is also the former publisher of the Dallas Business Journal and the Collin County Business Press.

 

 

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping those who are unemployed/underemployed,  career builders and college students to develop individual career strategies that usually meets at 9:00 AM most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen, TX (www.stjudecareeralliance.com). 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!

 

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 North Greenville Avenue, between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road. 

 

In addition to the career marketing workshops, the ministry offers other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job-hunting resources.

 

For more information, visit www.stjudecareeralliance.com or email greg@thehumanadvantage.com