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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  During the COVID-19 emergency, 40Plus of Greater Washington will be conducting our Monday morning meetings and all other events VIRTUALLY.  Please do NOT come to our office.

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, May 25, 2020
    • (EDT)

    NO MONDAY MORNING EVENT on Memorial Day

    40Plus will not host a Monday morning event on Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday! And please remember to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so that we may enjoy our freedom.



      • Mon, June 01, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
      • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
      Register

      How to Manage Transition

      Are you struggling to find a job or change careers? Are you searching for something new in your career or in your life? Do you want to learn some exercises and tactics you can use to improve your search?

      Join Suzy Zgorski and learn about transition and steps on how to manage change in your life. This presentation will cover a broad range of topics and ideas for taking action to reach your goals. Maybe it is to get that new job, change careers or change some aspect of your life. Life is too short to be stuck in a job you hate or in a stagnate career!

      In this presentation you'll:

      • Learn steps to understand yourself and what your ideal job might look like.
      • Get tips and tricks on interviewing.
      • Discover ways to schedule and plan your transition.
      • Invest in your well-being and learn more about how to apply tactics in your life so you feel in control of your transition.

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Suzy Zgorski is the CEO of OTW Coaching LLC, a small coaching practice that helps professionals and business owners reach their goals. Suzy has been mentoring and coaching clients since 2010 and specializes in helping those in transition. Her focus on planning, goal setting, and strengths work using positive psychology allows her clients to explore their desires and map out their futures. In her corporate life, Suzy spent over 20 years in the IT ERP Software industry doing Sales, Marketing, Project Management and Operations work. In her numerous career transitions, she has become an expert on change both from a career perspective and in her personal life. In her spare time enjoys traveling, reading and playing Pickleball and Golf. 

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      Due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, 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, June 08, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
      • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
      Register

      Why NOW is the Best Time to Start a Franchise!"

      Many executives who have lost their jobs, or are afraid of getting furloughed or laid off, are exploring buying their own franchise as a viable alternative to corporate life.

      In this webinar, I will show you:

      • Why this is the right time to invest in your own franchise
      • How to determine if franchising is the right option for you
      • How to research franchises to find your "Perfect Fit" franchise through a proven 6-step process
      • How to fund your franchise business ...
        ... and escape the 9-5, generate wealth & live life on YOUR terms!

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Faizun Kamal is a nationally renowned public speaker, best selling author and sought-after career strategist. As CEO of The Franchise Pros, Faizun coaches people nationwide on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Her unique style of inspirational coaching coupled with swift doses of tough love encourages clients to embrace chaos, fear, insecurity and uncertainty as doorways of opportunity. She has helped individuals find their “perfect fit” franchise based on an assessment of their personal, lifestyle and income goals. She guides clients to proactively move beyond career burnout to build a sustainable career that they love!

      Faizun’s drive to create significant life changes through entrepreneurship stems from her own personal experience as a corporate refugee. As an executive in the high-stakes, high-stress world of corporate America, she found herself living an increasingly unhealthy, unbalanced life with little time for what she really loved to do, with loved ones. In 2015, after almost a decade in corporate America, she got her break by getting laid off. Instead of immediately jumping back, Faizun began a deeply introspective journey to intentionally redesign her career, and her life.

      Faizun received her BA in Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of Stanford University’s acclaimed Social Entrepreneurship Program.

      Conversant in multiple languages, Kamal has been described as the “consummate connector”. Coming from an unusual mix of work background (The Franchise Pros, World Bank, Johns Hopkins University and Verizon) and life experiences (growing up in Asia and Africa), she is able to see patterns in seemingly unconnected things and forge connections in the most unlikely places.

      Connect with Faizun Kamal:

      On Twitter: https://twitter.com/faizun_kamal

      On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faizunkamalFRANCHISE/

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      Due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, 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, June 15, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
      • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
      Register

      Careers in the Association and NonProfit Sector

      This session will look at the rewarding career opportunities available in the association and nonprofit sector. We’ll discuss the types of careers available as well as the viability of the association and nonprofit industry. 

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Jennifer Baker is a Senior Director with ASAE Business Services, Inc (ABSI), the wholly-owned for profit subsidiary of ASAE. As part of her responsibilities she oversees Association CareerHQ–the Career Center for professionals who staff, manage, and lead associations. She is experienced in providing career management support for association professionals and is versed in the career and talent management trends, opportunities, and challenges in the association sector. A native of Virginia, Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Social Workfrom Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2005.

      CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

      jbaker@asaecenter.org

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      Due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, 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, June 22, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
      • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
      Register

      Business Development for Freelancers, Consultants, and Entrepreneurs

      Handling your own sales and marketing can be daunting, whether you are an independent consultant, a freelancer or small firm. Derry Deringer of Deringer Consulting will walk you through an easy process to prioritize and track your sales and marketing activities so you can focus on the things that matter most.

      The funnel is a proven model that can work for anyone involved in word-of-mouth sales and marketing efforts, and will help you become more confident and successful in taking prospects from introductory conversations all the way through to becoming new clients.

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Principal at Deringer Consulting (Est. 2011), Derry Deringer is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE), culture facilitator (PCF) and professional coach (CPCC).

      He draws from 25 years of fundraising, sales and management experience with nonprofit, business, and multi-lateral organizations. He brings fresh ideas and proven techniques in business development and strategic planning through his expertise in consulting, performance coaching, facilitation and management to help clients perform at their best.

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      Due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, 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, July 13, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
      • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.

      Quick Start Guide to Designing the Life (and Career) You Love

      The first steps to building the life you want is to let go of the life you don't want.

      Change is hard. Any transition requires that we shift our thinking from the way things have always been to the way they could possibly be. Taking time to evaluate what we want - and don't want - gives us an opportunity to reimagine and redesign our lives - and our careers to align with what matters most to us.

      Learn from Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer, how to design the life and career that you really want. In her lively hands-on session, she will lead you through her Signature 5-Step Design Process that she has used for over 35 years working with clients throughout the country. She will inspire and motivate you with design tools that will help you think differently so you can expand your possibilities and your opportunities.

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Rita Wilkins is a nationally recognized interior design and lifestyle design expert known as “The Downsizing Designer,” TEDx speaker, and author of "Downsize Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle." She speaks to audiences on the impact of living abundantly with less and challenges her audiences to disrupt their status quo thinking so they can have more time, money and freedom to pursue what matters most to them. Rita’s dynamic, transformational speeches inspire, impact and influence people to live the life they love…..by design!

      Additional Links: 

      Website: https://www.designservicesltd.com/lifestyle-design/ 
      Bookhttps://www.designservicesltd.com/about-the-book/ 
      TEDx Talkhttps://www.designservicesltd.com/hire-rita-to-speak/

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      Due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, 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, 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

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    1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

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    Phone: 202-387-1582

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