Weekly Career Lectures by TOP Career Authors from Around the World!


The Career Speaker Series will introduce you to career authors who will share tips, skills, and strategies to help you explore new career opportunities, look for a job, adopt soft skills that will help you advance your career, and even prepare you for your retirement years.

Each week, we will introduce you to a different career author who is an expert in their field.  Attend the presentations that support your current career transition.  If you miss a scheduled event, you can watch the recording anytime.


Which career lecture series fits your current employment/career situation?
I'm out of work or looking for a new job.
The CareerSearch lecture series will introduce you to the world's top career authors who will share tips and strategies on resumes, cover letters, branding, LinkedIn, and the job search process. It is held the first Wednesday of each month!
I'm looking for a career change.
The CareerDiscussions lecture series will introduce you to authors who will provide strategies to handle difficult people, change careers, negotiate salaries, and get promoted!  It is held the second Wednesday of each month!
I need to improve my soft skills.
The CareerSkills lecture series will showcase authors who are experts in leadership, teamwork, networking, communications, problem solving, and critical thinking.  It is held the third Wednesday of each month!
I'm getting ready to retire.
Retirement sneaks up on you fast!  The CareerEncores lectures will showcase authors who will share things you should be thinking about prior to, and as you enter your retirement years.  It is held the fourth Wednesday of each month.

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The Career Speaker Series includes presentations by 36 career authors who will share tips, skills, and strategies you can use during each stage of your career. Download the schedule to and update your calendar!

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2020-2021 Career Lecture Series
October through June
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Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit!
November 25th  8-9 pm EDT
CareerEncores Series

Ugh!  Who likes to keep financial records.  There is just nothing rewarding about it and it appears more time consuming than it's worth.

Tony will convince you otherwise.  He will share with you a step-by-step process that will help you organize all of your financial papers so they are accessible when you (or those who will support you) need them.  This process will help you manage your finances, as well as save time and money.

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Build Resumes that Even the Federal Government Will Want to Review!
December 2nd, 8-9 pm EDT
CareerSearch Series

Hiring managers look at your resume as a way to weed you out of the running.  Research shows-- based on the 200+ resumes employers get for the average job opening --that they only glance at it for 6-10 seconds.

Kathryn is going to share tips on how you can prepare your resume not only for the jobs and employers you are interested in working for, but she will give you insights, tricks, and proven strategies to prepare your resume for jobs in the federal government.

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Let Samurai Be Your Guide: Seven Bushida Pathways to Personal Success
December 9th  8-9 pm EDT
CareerDiscussions Series

The Japanese Samurai were incredibly focused, skilled, and tenacious people.

They created a culture and myth that you are aware of even today.  These personal traits are secrets to only those who don't care to improve their lot in life and their personal happiness.  

Join Lori as she shows you the importance of courage, integrity, respect, honesty, benevolence, loyalty and honor.  You will begin to understand why these are important traits to adopt and live by every day.

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Connect like a Boss: Developing the Soft Skills You Need
December 16th  8-9 pm EDT
CareerSkills Series

Most of us get hung up on the fact that we work for one or many bosses. 

Ray Abram is going to get you thinking out-of-the box and looking at yourself as your own boss so you can build a powerful personal network that will be there to support you when you need them.

Ray will discuss the soft skills you will need to build these relationships and remind you of the importance of "giving" before you need to "ask".


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Victory LAP Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work
December 23rd  8-9 pm EDT
CareerEncores Series

If you are nearing or already in your retirement years, you need to participate in this meeting.  

Mike will share first hand stories on how she has had to learn how to stop out of her comfort zone in order to experience the full job and opportunities of her retirement years.

You will learn the importance of "just showing up" and how that simple act will introduce you to events, people, and issues that will enrich your life.

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Five Steps to Rapid Employment
January 6th,  8-9 pm EDT
CareerSearch Series

When you only have to conduct a job search every decade, you lose track of the most effective ways to find your next job.

The process to search for jobs has significantly changed in the past decade but there are still fundamental techniques that leverage modern technology that will help you not only find the job that takes you to additional responsibilities and compensation, but a job that you will look forward to getting up to every morning.

Spend some time with Jay who is a world class author and presenter who will share with you the critical steps you need to rapidly land your next job!

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Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path and Live Your Best Life
January 13th  8-9 pm EDT
CareerDiscussions Series

Many of us spend our lives living to the expectations of others,  We end up in industries, careers, and responsibilities that are not suited for who we want to be.

Laura will help you unlock decades of expectations laid on you by others to give you an opportunity to spread your wings to step into a career that will bring you the greatest joy and fulfillment.

You'll learn how to carve your own path, even though you've been living someone else expectation and end up living your best life.

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Soft Skills that Make or Break Your Success
January 20th,   8-9 pm EDT
CareerSkills Series

Employers look to hire someone that will fit into their company culture, who can be trained to accomplish the tasks of the job, and someone who has the soft skills they need to help the department and company reach it's goals.

You can impress hiring managers as well as your current manager by investment more time to learning fundamental soft skills.  You can increase your salary and step up the corporate ladder by picking up leadership, teamwork, communication, problem solving, critical thinking and public speaking skills.  Dr. Habetwold will help you take the first step to prepare for your next job interview or review.

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Encore: A Boomers Guide to Rocking Your Retirement
January 27th,  8-9 pm EDT
CareerEncores Series

If you are nearing or already in your retirement years, you need to participate in this meeting.  

Marilyn will share first hand stories on how she has had to learn how to stop out of her comfort zone in order to experience the full job and opportunities of her retirement years.

You will learn the importance of "just showing up" and how that simple act will introduce you to events, people, and issues that will enrich your life.

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Get Hired Guarantee:  Yesterday's Job Search Won't Find Today's Dream Job
February 3rd,  8-9 pm EDT
CareerSearch Series

Ben Davidson has gone out on a limb to guarantee that if you follow his method, you will position yourself to land your dream job in less time and effort.

While there are fundamental skills and strategies that will help you land a job, Ben will outlined critical steps and concepts you could adopt that will show you the modern way to look for and land your next job.

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All Hats on Deck: Implementing a 360 Decision Framework for Ideas, Challenges, and Opportunities
February 10th,  8-9 pm EDT
CareerDiscussions Series

Your department manager and your CEO is relying on you to find innovative solutions to the problems your customers are facing as well as issues that are preventing your firm from reaching it's goals.

That requires you to take ownership of these problems and work with your customers, clients, and colleagues to invent and find solutions.

Donald is the CEO of his firm and will share with you a framework you can use to identify challenges and opportunities and assemble ideas and solutions.  You can use this formula to solve the pressing problems you are facing in your personal and professional life.

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the Adaption Advantage
February 17th, 8-9 pm EDT
CareerSkills Series

Of the species that have lived on our earth since the beginning of time, it is estimated that over 95 percent have gone extinct!

Chris reminds us that NOTHING is permanent and that in order to survive species have learned to adapt and change.

You need to do the same thing in your business.  Wells Fargo started as a stage coach company and become a powerhouse financial institution.

The products and services your firm was founded on will need to be replaced by better products and services to serve your industry and or company.  If they are not, your company is likely to not survive.

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Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement
February 24th,  8-9 pm EDT
CareerEncores Series

Only half of boomers who are approaching retirement have a retireement savings account.  There are a gazillion reasons why.

Larry will share with you details on how you can prepare for your retirement years so you have the time and funds to do the things you want to do and at the same time have a sense of security and comfort.

Join Larry to learn steps you need to take before you retire to accomplish that.

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Job Search GPS: Navigating Your Job Search With a Killer Resume
March 3rd, 8-9 pm EDT
CareerSearch Series

Even though LinkedIn, Facebook, and other online tools have offered employers a chance to learn more about you, your resume is still the fundamental job search tool.

The entire job search process is built around resumes.  After you respond to a job opportunity by uploading your resume Applicant Tracking Systems will scan your resume for key words to see if your resume should go on the short list.

Pat will share with you relevant and timely resume strategies that will not only get your resume notice on ATS systems but grab the attention of hiring managers who traditionally only spend 6 seconds scanning your resume.

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Suck it Up or Go Home!  A True Story About Courage to Stand Up, Keep Going and Never Give In!
March 10th,  8-9 pm EDT
CareerSkills Series

Sure life is tough.   Some of us have it tougher than others.

Simon will share with you a story that will remind you how MUCH you have going for you, despite the difficulties you are facing.  You will gain insights on how to leverage pain, turmoil, crisis, and issues and come out stronger on the other side.

Simon will remind you that you have what it takes to make it through difficult times and at the same time be there for others.

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Storytelling Strategies to Build Your Brand
March 17th,  8-9 pm EST
CareerSkills Series

If you are nearing or already in your retirement years, you need to participate in this meeting.  

Marilyn will share first hand stories on how she has had to learn how to stop out of her comfort zone in order to experience the full job and opportunities of her retirement years.

You will learn the importance of "just showing up" and how that simple act will introduce you to events, people, and issues that will enrich your life.

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Downsizing the Family Home: What to Save and What to Let Go
March 24th,  8-9 pm EST
CareerEncores Series

Imagine having to move out of a home you've lived in for 20, 30, or 40 years.   You will have undoubtably accumulated a huge amount of "stuff".  Books, CD's records, photographs, nick nacks, junk in the basement, attic, and garage.  It's bound to be a LOT of stuff.  

Marni provides a humorous look at how you can approach this point in your life and offers suggestions that you start cutting into this collection immediately.  Your goal should be to begin to thin down your "stuff" at least 3-5 years before you retire so you are not burdened with the emotional and physical responsibilities as you age.

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