Career Rejuvenation: Storytelling, Positivity & Actionable Strategies

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3-Pay Registration Ends
Thursday, January 24, 2019


Join us March 25
–27, 2019

Kona Kai Resort
Shelter Island, San Diego, CA

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.


Conference Agenda

Sunday, March 24

5:15 pm – First-timers Session
6:00 pm – Opening Reception

Monday, March 25

8:00 am – Breakfast & Networking with Colleagues
8:30 am – Welcome & Conference Kickoff: Marie Zimenoff, CEO Career Thought Leaders
9:00 am – Leveraging Levity: Humor as a Strategy for Workplace Positivity -- Paul Osincup (See Paul's TEDx Video)
10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Concurrent Sessions
Choice 1: Scaling Your Business by Leveraging a Virtual Assistant -- Debra Boggs
Choice 2: Federal Job Applications: What Every Career Pro Needs To Know -- Nancy Segal (See Nancy's Speaker Interview)
Choice 3: Nature's Reinvention Map: A Gift for Clients, Your Growth & Your Practice -- Rikk Hansen

12:00 pm – Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – Break

1:15 pm – Concurrent Sessions (Choose to attend sessions at 1:15 and 2:30 OR the 2-hour workshop for the duration)
1:15–3:30 – Workshop: Storytelling in Career Writing -- Louise Kursmark
1:15–2:15
Choice 1: The Banana Principle: A Rapid & Agile Approach to Advancement -- Kris McGuigan
Choice 2: LinkedIn Strategies to Make LinkedIn Your Lead Generation Cash Machine -- Sarah Johnston & Ana Lokotkova
2:15–2:30 – Break
2:30–3:30
Choice 1: EFT: A Practical Tool for Reducing Negative Emotions in Career Transitions -- Amy Frost & Marky Stein
Choice 2: Artificial Intelligence in the Job Search -- Kimberly Schneiderman

3:30 pm – Break
3:45 pm – The Future of Personal Branding: 9 Trends that will Impact Career Success -- William Arruda

Evening Event – Boat Cruise or Bus to Gaslight District


Tuesday, March 26

8:00 am – Breakfast & Networking with Colleagues
8:30 am – Welcome & Conference Kickoff: Marie Zimenoff, CEO Career Thought Leaders
8:45 am – What's Your Story? Storytelling Strategies for Success -- Valerie Gordon
10:00 am – Break
10:15 am – The Unconference: Share with Your Peers

11:30 pm – Networking Lunch
12:30 pm – Break

12:45 pm – Concurrent Sessions (Choose to attend sessions at 12:45 and 2:00 OR the 2-hour workshop for the duration)
12:45–3:00 – Workshop: Hanging a Shingle: Help Clients Validate or Launch Their Side Hustle -- Grace Lanni 
12:45–1:45
Choice 1: PR for Leaders -- Aurore Sun
Choice 2: How are Resumes Vetted? Current Research on Implicit Bias -- Dr. Cheryl Minnick
1:45–2:00 – Break
2:00–3:00
Choice 1: Using Story to Create Marketing Messages that Make Clients Say, "I Get It!" -- Ryan Rhoten (View Ryan's Speaker Interview)
Choice 2The Impact & Challenges Facing Your Client When Working with Recruiters -- Gina Riley & Sherry Cadsawan

3:00 pm – Break
3:15 pm – Climbing to the Top: Your Entrepreneurial Ladder to Success, Fulfillment & the Next Rung Up -- Wendy Enelow

Evening Event – Boat Cruise or Bus to Gaslight District

Wednesday, March 27

7:15 am – Step Up Your Coaching: Use Walking Meetings (In Person or Virtually) to Boost Impact -- Ilene Schaffer
8:00 am – Breakfast & Networking with Colleagues
8:30 am – Welcome & Conference Kickoff: Marie Zimenoff, CEO Career Thought Leaders
8:45 am – Speaker & Topic TBD
10:00 am – Break

10:15 am – Concurrent Sessions
Choice 1: Magical Brand Statements without Exhausting Magic Tricks -- Gala Jackson
Choice 2: Speak to Inspire: Express Your Personal Brand Through Advanced Public Speaking & Strategic Networking -- Amalia Sterescu
Choice 3: Repeat Session: Based on Your Votes, One of the Previous Sessions Will Repeat Here

11:30 pm – Networking Lunch
12:00 pm – The Unconference: Share with Your Peers

1:00 pm – Break

1:15 pm – Concurrent Sessions (Choose to attend sessions at 1:15 and 2:30 OR the 2-hour workshop for the duration)
1:15–3:30 – Workshop: A Whole Brain Approach to Career Decision Making -- Liane Hambly
1:15–2:15
Choice 1: The Power of a Personality-based Approach to Coaching -- Sharleen Tromp
Choice 2: Repeat Session: Based on Your Votes, One of the Previous Sessions Will Repeat Here
2:15–2:30 – Break 2:30–3:30
Choice 1: Master Your Inner Game to Maximize Your Potential -- Carmen Croonquist
Choice 2: Repeat Session: Based on Your Votes, One of the Previous Sessions Will Repeat Here

3:30 pm – Break
3:45 pm – Designing Action: Transform Your Practice & Client Results Through Storytelling, Positivity & Action -- Marie Zimenoff


See the session descriptions and presenter bios



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