Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy are excited to bring careers industry professionals three days of career rejuvenation through connecting, learning, and an exceptional location... one of the only private beaches in San Diego!
Our speaker lineup will include thought leaders from the careers industry and outside of the industry to bring you the resources you need to refresh your approach and the inspiration you need to renew your energy.
Who attends the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium? Career and leadership coaches, career services staff, professional resume writers, personal branding strategists, military transition staff, and like-minded professionals who guide others in advancing their careers.
Registration is available for the full three days of the event - which will include a variety of sessions on coaching, business development, branding, and writing topics. One- or two-day registrations will be considered by request based on space.
Meet Our Keynote Speaker
Positivity in the Workplace (And a Jolt of Fun!): Paul Osincup
Leveraging Levity: Humor as a Strategy for Workplace Positivity
More than one third of Americans experience chronic stress at work and 85% report not being happy at work. This high-energy, funny, and content-rich talk will explore both why and how to use humor as a tool for positivity, productivity, and success at work. Although it's packed full of actionable and research-based ideas for implementation in the work of symposium attendees and their clients, this talk is only appropriate for those who enjoy laughing.
Storytelling Strategies for Career Practitioners & Clients: Valerie Gordon
What's Your Story? Storytelling Strategies for Success
Valerie Gordon is an award-winning television producer, content creator and longtime storyteller. As the founder of Commander-in-She,Valerie offers keynote presentations, group workshops and personal and corporate strategizing to help clients harness the power of story.
A 10-time Emmy and 3-time Edward R. Murrow award winner, Valerie’s television work has appeared on HBO Sports, CBS News, ESPN, Weekend Today and Lifetime.
Through Commander-in-She, Valerie uses the principles of storytelling to help audiences answer the question, "What's Your Story?" while putting their best brand forward. Her presentations focus on storytelling for career engagement and growth, networking and personal branding, harnessing a pesky internal narrator, building a cast of supporting characters at work and authoring a successful "next chapter."
Career Success & Personal Branding Trends: William Arruda
The Future of Personal Branding: 9 Trends that will Impact Career Success
William is a personal branding pioneer, motivational speaker, founder of Reach Personal Branding and cofounder of CareerBlast.TV. He's alsothe bestselling author of the definitive books on executive branding: Ditch.Dare. Do! and Career Distinction.
He's passionate about how personal branding can inspire career-minded professionals to become indispensable, influential, and incredibly happy at work—and teaches clients (major global brands and 20% of the Fortune 100) to increase their success by infusing personal branding into their cultures.
He has the distinct privilege of having delivered more personal branding keynotes to more people, in more countries, than anyone on earth.
Business Building in the Careers Field & Beyond: Wendy Enelow
Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success, Fulfillment & the Next Rung Up
Wendy has been an entrepreneur for almost 40 years – a resume writer, career coach, author, trainer, and founder of several organizations, including Career Thought Leaders, Resume Writing Academy, and Career Masters Institute.
When people ask what she's most proud of the answer is simple – the fact that she's generated her own paycheck for her entire professional life.
Colleagues refer to Wendy as a “serial” entrepreneur who builds ventures and then passes them along to others (e.g., Marie Zimenoff) who can take them to the next level. She's an “ideas” person and loves the allure of creating new ventures, services, products, and other client-centric offerings.
Stand Out Strategies for Career Practitioners & Clients: Stephanie Nivinskus
Absolutely Unforgettable: Creating a Heart-centered Brand that Stands Out in a Noisy World
Stephanie Nivinskus is CEO of SizzleForce Marketing, a branding agency that specializes in storytelling. Since 1995, Stephanie has developed brand-building campaigns for Fortune 500 companies including Starbucks, Sprint, The National Football League and Cox Communications, along with hundreds of small, privately-owned companies.
Stephanie also is creator of SizzleForce Marketing Academy, a digital training platform for small business owners who want to learn how to master their own marketing.
She has written for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines and authored the International #1 Bestseller, Absolutely Unforgettable: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Creating A Heart-Centered Brand And Standing Out In A Noisy World.
Actionable Strategies for Career Practitioners: Marie Zimenoff
Designing Action: Transform Your Practice through Storytelling, Positivity & Action
On a mission to change the world through proactive career management, Marie Zimenoff has worked in corporate, workforce, corrections,university, and private practice settings, tirelessly pursuing the latest strategies and tools to achieve the best client outcomes in each setting.
Marie speaks to audiences nationwide on career topics and host a weekly radio show, The Career Confidante, to share career management, branding, job search, resume development, social media, and leadership expertise with professionals worldwide.
One cannot change the world single-handedly, so she is dedicated to developing career service providers, partnering with state and national associations, training workforce and university career staff on site, and designing programs as CEO of Career Thought Leaders Consortium and Resume Writing Academy.
The event will take place at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island just off the coast of San Diego, CA.
The hotel block has sold out, but there is availability at two hotels less than 1 mile away.Book Your Room
Evening event information will be available soon and will include a boat tour, a bus to downtown San Diego, and more!