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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

Monday Morning Speakers 2020

Monday Speakers meetings are open to the public and free of charge. You are cordially invited to attend.

Each meeting features a speaker who covers topics of interest to those who are involved in or contemplating a job search or career change. The meeting begins with a networking session at 9:45 AM. We ask everyone to be seated by 9:55 AM so that the speaker can start promptly at 10:00 AM.

No reservations are needed. Come network with 40Plus members, other guests, and the speaker. The meeting is also an opportunity for anyone who is considering joining 40Plus to see and experience our organization.

Many of us continue our networking conversations over lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. Plan to join us.

MISSED A SPEAKER?  Video recordings for all of the recent 40Plus Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
40Plus YouTube Channel.

Upcoming events

    • Mon, August 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    Register

    Employment Law 3.0: The Pandemic Job Search

    This presentation will cover
    (1) the opportunities that this pandemic has presented or created,
    (2) how to use this social distancing time to engage in the job search process,
    (3) the virtual interview and questions to be prepared for and
    (4) returning to work during a pandemic and the issues and laws affecting employees.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Benita Talati is currently a Project Attorney at Motley Rice LLC. She has a background in personal injury, mass tort and employment law. Previous to her Project Attorney position, Benita spent several years working in the E-discovery field as a contract attorney, analyzing documents to determine responsiveness to discovery requests in litigation.

    Prior to working as a contract attorney, she was a Senior Paralegal for a solo practitioner. She handled all aspects of auto injury and other personal injury cases up to trial. She has negotiated several settlements including some six figure settlements.

    A graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, she was an Associate Editor of The Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. She volunteers as a pro bono attorney for the D.C. Bar’s immigration and general advice clinics. She has also assisted immigrants at a citizenship and naturalization clinic.

    She is a patient advocate for patients living with rare diseases and chronic pain, and created the Facebook page Inspirations for Pain to provide inspiration and hope for people living in pain – be it physical or emotional.

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    • Mon, August 10, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    Register

    The Path of Entrepreneurship

    Explore your entrepreneurial side as Dhru Beeharilal discusses the path of entrepreneurship. This will be a practical look into the world of starting your own business, whatever that might be. Dhru will discuss questions like:

    • Why is now a great time to be an entrepreneur?
    • Why is Identity essential to being an entrepreneur?
    • Is entrepreneurship for you?
    • How do you get started?
    • What are the top 5 reasons entrepreneurs fail?

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Dhru Beeharilal is a leadership and Identity Coach, and the founder of Nayan Leadership. Dhru’s approach combines positive psychology, somatic psychology, diversity and equity, and traditional coaching to create: Identity Coaching. This approach cuts across all contexts of coaching and incorporates the unique intersections of demographics that make up our identity, as well as how that identity impacts our leadership, our organizations, our relationships, and our overall fulfillment with our lives. Dhru serves not only as a coach but as a thoughtpartner and thought-provoker, meeting you where you are in order to accompany you on your leadership and self-development journey. Dhru is certified to administer and debrief the Hogan Assessments, the Leadership Circle Profile 360 Assessment, as well as the both the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS) Assessments.

    With over 10 years of coaching experience, Dhru has worked with organizations of all kinds ranging from individuals to federal government agencies and Fortune 50 companies, to start-ups, solopreneurs, and nonprofit organizations. In 2018, he started Nayan Leadership, specifically focusing on Identity Coaching. In addition, Dhru is co-founder of Coach Kickstarter which supports coaches through the practical aspects of starting and running a successful coaching business; co-founder of the DC Small Business Coalition, a nonprofit that advocates for small businesses in Washington, DC.; and is an Assessor for the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching certificate program.

    Aside from coaching, speaking, and consulting, Dhru indulges in writing, reading, photography, film and TV, playing sports, and exploring boundless, terrifying freedom with his ever-faithful K-9 companion, Hachi.

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    • Mon, August 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    Register

    How to REINVENT Yourself!

    Who are you, really, at your core, in your spirit? In the best daydream you ever had, who are you? Those daydreams tend to be a commercial into our souls showing us what life can be with a little less fear and a lot more faith in our talents. What I am going to share are steps to take towards living a reinvented version (the BEST) of you! #2020Reinvention

    Let’s talk about it…

    • Why the need for a reinvention?
    • Purpose Over Profit!
    • Steps to move forward
    • Commit
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Author, Speaker, Sales Influencer and Business Coach, Joyce Johnson, MBA has over 20 years of experience as a "Corporatepreneur." She started her sales career in professional sports and later entered the telecommunications industry-leading to a role as Sales Director in global markets and worked to deregulate both the telecommunications and energy markets.

    Joyce spent the past six years in the distribution industry as a National Account Manager earning top recognition as the #1 seller in 2017 and 2018. She recently left corporate and founded "Why Sales Network" to market her brands as an author, professional speaker, trainer, and business coach.

    Over the years, Joyce has managed double duty as a corporate sales leader and entrepreneur starting her first business to support professional athletes in marketing their brands. She would later become a full-time business owner and COO for the National Basketball Retired Players Association's Miami Chapter and supported other brands including; Harris County Flood Control District, Space Center Houston, and many others.

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    • Mon, August 24, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
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    If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell

    So many business owners are surprised to learn just how much they need to sell to find success. You don't start a business to sell, but to do what you love!

    In this interactive session Kim will show you why you should be having conversations instead of making slimy sales pitches. She’ll focus on what selling really is and show you how to craft the compelling questions that are so critical to the sales conversation. A lucky audience member may even have for some hands-on practice.

    Participants will take away:

    • What selling really is
    • The right questions to ask
    • How to close a sale
    • Why follow up is so important

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Kim Fredrich is a Sales Conversation Coach for small businesses, helping turn sales conversations into clients.

    She doesn’t teach a hard to remember system, but focuses on developing the right kinds of questions for comfortable, natural sales conversations that come from a place of service. Her enthusiasm about sales has proven to be infectious!

    She has conducted workshops for Howard University’s In3 Incubator, the Virginia Community Business Partnership and the Maryland Women’s Business Center, in addition to her work with private B2B services clients, and is the author of “If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell”.

    Her own sales training began nearly 20 years ago with a Huthwaite consultant in the UK, was polished off by Xerox in the US, and has been honed working with select clients in B2B, B2C and non-profit arenas in three different countries. She’s occasionally dabbled in marketing too, but always comes back to sales.

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

    • Mon, September 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
    Register

    Stay on Top of Your Game on A Shoestring Budget

    RESCHEDULED!!

    Summary of Session:

    Whether you are currently working or in transition, you have to be at the top of your game to be successful! You have to continuously grow, in order to be the best job candidate. In your job search, you are only as good as your knowledge, skills, and experience. Take charge of your professional development by creating a comprehensive four-part plan and learn over 20 no-cost ways to continue to be the best in your profession with little or no budget. Don't get left behind your competition.

    Workplace Application:

    After participating in this workshop, attendees will learn practical ways to achieve continual learning and show up as their best to prospective employers by answering four questions.

    Learning Outcomes:

    In this workshop, participants will learn.

    • Why it’s important and beneficial to be a continual learner
    • How has learning changed in the new normal
    • How to use a simple four-step process for approaching professional and career development
    • At least 20 no-cost or low-cost developmental activities
    • How to use a template to create an actionable development plan

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Author, Founder, and CEO of Concerning Learning LLC, Deadra Welcome has had a life-long passion for learning. Knowing she had a desire to help others achieve their best, Deadra attended Howard University in preparation for a career that would enable her to serve others. She attended Howard University and later in 2010, she earned her Certified Professional in Talent Development credential from the Association for Talent Development. This was followed by her Kirkpatrick Bronze Level Evaluation Certification from Kirkpatrick Partners. Along with this, she received the Certified Professional in Training Management designation from Training Industry. In 2018, she earned the title of Certified MBTI Practitioner from the Myers-Briggs Foundation.

    In 2011, Deadra founded her training consulting business, Concerning Learning, LLC, where she utilizes her decades of experience by creating actionable and sustainable learning experiences for executives, managers, teams, and individuals in government agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Her passion for helping others learn, led Deadra open the Extraordinary Learning Academy in 2017 to train and coach other workplace learning professionals to improve their capacity to design, develop, and deliver instructionally-sound learning experiences and improve their effectiveness to manage their learning departments.

    As an author, she shares her extensive knowledge of the principles of adult learning with her book titled, Don't Get Left Behind, an interactive journal that empowers readers to take charge of their own development. Outside of this, Deadra is a regular and sought-after contributor for organizations such as the Association for Talent Development, Training Industry, Management Concepts, Graduate School USA, and Training Officer’s Consortium.

    In her quest for a fulfilling career, Deadra joined the Federal Aviation Administration in 1991 where she designed, delivered, and managed training programs in the Airways Facilities Office, Corporate Learning Services, and the Office of Security and Hazardous Materials. By 2007, she had transitioned to the position of Senior Program Manager for the US Department of Energy's Office of Learning and Workforce Development, before serving as the US Census Bureau's Chief of Current Surveys Training Branch to lead a team of Training Specialists in creating training that impacted the missions of many federal agencies. Lastly, in 2016, Deadra had joined the US Department of Transportation, where she worked in the Office of the Chief Information Officer as its Training Program Manager.

    While working in the federal government for 27 years, Deadra created and implemented comprehensive mentoring, training evaluation, on-boarding, knowledge management, as well as employee and manager development programs, for thousands of employees. Whether the topic is business, human resources, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), or leadership development, Deadra's goal has always been to help individuals and teams achieve excellence for the optimal levels of organizational performance.

    Her career journey continues to inspire others to “learn something new each day” which she models and encourages others to show up as their best by joining her learning revolution!

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    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

Past events

Mon, July 27, 2020 Career Advancement: 10 Keys Needed To Unlock Your Full Career Potential ~ with Kevin Coleman
Mon, July 20, 2020 Leading During Challenging Times ~ with John Gronski
Mon, July 13, 2020 Quick Start Guide to Designing the Life (and Career) You Love ~ with Rita Wilkins
Mon, July 06, 2020 Zooming With Confidence ~ with Ron Moore
Mon, June 29, 2020 Moving from Emotion to Action: Why Emotions Matter in Times of Transition with Jean L. Battersby
Mon, June 22, 2020 Business Development for Freelancers, Consultants, and Entrepreneurs ~ with Derry Deringer
Mon, June 15, 2020 Careers in the Association and NonProfit Sector ~ with Jennifer Baker
Mon, June 08, 2020 Why NOW is the Best Time to Start a Franchise! ~ with Faizun Kamal
Mon, June 01, 2020 How to Manage Transition ~ with Suzy Zgorski
Mon, May 25, 2020 NO MONDAY EVENT on Memorial Day
Mon, May 18, 2020 Resilience and the Job Search ~ with Kimmi Cantrell
Mon, May 11, 2020 Effective Time Management During Career Transitions ~ with Terry Monaghan
Mon, May 04, 2020 Using LinkedIn to Tap into the Hidden Job Market: The Value Isn’t in Being Found, It’s in What You Find ~ with Elisse Wright Barnes
Mon, April 27, 2020 How to Stop Sabotaging Your Efforts and Find Your Ideal Job ~ with Renee Emery
Mon, April 20, 2020 Assessing Your Money Making Options ~ with Angela Heath
Mon, April 13, 2020 Interviewing UP! Communicating Your Value the Way Others NEED to Hear ~ with Carole Stizza
Mon, April 06, 2020 Building Self Awareness by Taking a Leap ~ with Neil Price
Mon, March 30, 2020 Mindset Strategies to Boost Your Success ~ with Naheed Oberfeld
Mon, March 23, 2020 What’s next? ~ with Sha Sparks
Mon, March 16, 2020 Take Control of Your Finances During a Career Transition ~ with Sergio Abarca
Mon, March 09, 2020 Goal Setting for the Next Chapter ~ with Jessica Brown
Mon, March 02, 2020 A Coach’s Mindset in Times of Transition ~ with Brooke Carpenter
Mon, February 24, 2020 Five Best Federal Resume Writing Tips ~ with Kathryn Troutman
Mon, February 17, 2020 Employment Law for Over 40 ~ with Benita Talati, Esq.
Mon, February 10, 2020 Recession-proof Your Career ~ with Laura Labovich
Mon, February 03, 2020 A Franchise: The right option for you? ~ with Faizun Kamal
Mon, January 27, 2020 Identity Crisis: Finding Power in Defining Yourself ~ with Dhru Beeharilal, JD
Mon, January 20, 2020 Generate income with self-employment in the gig economy ~ with Michael Butera
Mon, January 13, 2020 Returning to the workforce ~ with Marva Goldsmith
Mon, January 06, 2020 Building the foundation for success in a new job ~ with Jim Carman

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

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1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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