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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, November 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.

    Demystifying How to Achieve and Manage Your Next Career Transition

    Have you looked into changing your career lately? Did you feel somewhat overwhelmed thinking about how that change might occur and what it would mean for your life? If your answer to the above questions is yes, you are not alone. A 2019 Forbes magazine article noted that only 50% of the people surveyed say that they are happy in their current job. The statistic indicates that given an opportunity many people would likely transition from their current jobs or careers to find greater happiness and satisfaction.

    Career transitions, however, may likely look intimidating to many, inviting fear, anxiety, and even dread. While considering career transitions, several personal and environmental factors, such as educational qualifications and professional experience, can determine if the journey is going to be easy or difficult.

    This engaging session will demystify what it takes to achieve successful career transitions into five easy-to-follow steps and practical tips. Using on-line interactive techniques and small group breakouts, participants will learn how to recognize a need for career transitions, identify transition options, and take specific action steps to move forward.


    Dr. Vinod Jain is a Technology and Management Consultant and a Leadership and Personal Development Coach. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and a Certification in Leadership and Organizational Well- Being. He lives in Herndon, Virginia. Over the last 30 years or so, he has successfully changed multiple careers, moving from being a laboratory scientist, to a science writer, and to a technology and management consultant. He often speaks to organizations on topics related to personal resiliency, leadership presence, and managing career transitions and personal transformations. As a professional coach, he helps individuals in recognizing their own talents and capacity towards finding solutions to difficult challenges in work and life. He lives in Herndon, Virginia.

    As a kid, he grew up in a small and poor village in Northern India. Later he moved to New Delhi with his family where he completed his high-school and college education. In 1982, he found an opportunity to come to the United States to do a Ph.D. in Chemistry on a full scholarship. Over the years, he obtained his US citizenship, got married, and pursued different careers. After facing numerous challenges in his life’s journey, he is now able to harness his experiences to guide others with an empathetic and intuitive voice that can see and find the best in people.

    Dr. Vinod Jain


    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, November 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.

    Do you strategize, make plans and still often fail to follow through?

    What is this inner resistance about? Is it about commitment? Is it about our technique?

    Sometimes this resistance is actually a deep-seated “wound” that doesn’t allow us to follow through. Our nervous system is somehow protecting us from an earlier hurt or fear.

    No matter how badly we want something - a new job, career or relationship - these “wounds“ (which can translate to belief systems) are holding us back.

    Jean will explain how to utilize NLP (neuro linguistic programming) principles and techniques to increase understanding of ourselves and increase our effectiveness to pursue a new job, career or positive change of direction.


    Jean L. Battersby is the founder of Catalyst Coaching and Consulting, delivering human resources consulting and professional coaching to small and medium-sized organizations and individuals in transition. For 30 years, Jean created award-winning, engaging workplaces through the delivery of best practice HR programs throughout the United States. In 2015, she launched her visionary business after experiencing her final transition out of the corporate arena.

    Jean leverages her personal experience of being “downsized or outsourced” three times during her career to help others navigate through work life or personal life transitions. As a coach and mentor, she combines skills learned as a certified Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner (NLP) with ontological coaching to propel clients forward to achieve success, fulfillment, and purpose. Both disciplines focus on the art of being as well as doing. This is a clear and important distinction to convey because both are necessary to achieve the results we desire.

    Jean is a graduate of Texas A & M University, having received an MBA and BBA. She is a graduate of Dale Carnegie programs and is certified in several coaching modalities. Jean’s clients find her skillful, compassionate, and intuitive.

    Contact the Speaker: To invite Jean to support you in your transitions, email her at She provides services through video conferencing, phone or in person in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Jean on LinkedIn here.


    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, October 26, 2020 Proven Career Strategies: How To Land Your Dream Job During a Crisis & Beyond ~ with Lisa Ealy
Mon, October 19, 2020 Five Best Federal Resume Writing Tips ~ with Kathryn Troutman
Mon, October 12, 2020 Navigating Employment & Life Challenges in 2020 ~ with Caitlin Magidson
Mon, October 05, 2020 Personal Branding Secrets to Shorten Your Job Search ~ with Melanie Denny
Mon, September 28, 2020 The Power of Alignment: Knowing and Leveraging Your Own Values and Drivers for Career Satisfaction ~ with Joanna Hoffschneider
Mon, September 21, 2020 RESCHEDULED!! Stay on Top of Your Game on A Shoestring Budget ~ with Deadra Welcome
Mon, September 14, 2020 Encore Careers: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life ~ with Faizun Kamal
Mon, September 07, 2020 NO MONDAY EVENT on Labor Day
Mon, August 31, 2020 Speed Networking!
Mon, August 24, 2020 If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell ~ with Kim Fredrich
Mon, August 17, 2020 How to REINVENT Yourself! ~ with Joyce Johnson
Mon, August 10, 2020 The Path of Entrepreneurship ~ with Dhru Beeharilal
Mon, August 03, 2020 Employment Law 3.0: The Pandemic Job Search ~ with Benita Talati
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

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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