Hi, I’m Marie Zimenoff, CEO of CTL...
I’m a passionate advocate for career industry professionals and a decades-long practicing career coach myself. I’m so glad you’re here.
The Now, The New & The Next in Careers
The Future of Work
Alexandra Levit’s goal is to prepare organizations and their employees to be competitive and marketable in the future business world. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Alexandra has authored several books, including the international bestseller They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and Humanity Works: Merging People and Technologies for the Workforce of the Future.
Alexandra recently became a partner with organizational development firm PeopleResults. She consults and writes on leadership development, human resources, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, innovation, career and workplace trends on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Canon, Deloitte, DeVry University, Intuit, SilkRoad, and Staples, and has spoken on these topics at hundreds of organizations around the world including Abbott, ADP, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Campbell Soup, Exelon, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Human Capital Institute, McDonalds, Microsoft, PepsiCo, the Society of Human Resource Management, and Whirlpool.
In the last several years, Alexandra has conducted proprietary research on the future of work, technology adoption, the millennial generation, gender differences and bias, and the skills gap. She also served as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Defense on current employment issues.
Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. She was named an American Management Association Top Leader for two years in a row and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women.
A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater. The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society. She was also just named to the Thinkers50's Class of 2019. This global organization identifies the individuals developing the most compelling business and management ideas of our age. She resides in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Corey Seemiller
Dr. Corey Seemiller is an educator, researcher, and speaker on Generation Z. Her work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times as well as in other news publications, podcasts, and academic journals around the world. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton, which now has more than 130,000 views, showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world.
Her books include Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students, Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z students, Generation Z: A Century in Making, which offers insight into nearly every aspect of the lives of those in Generation Z, and Generation Z Learns, a practical guide for teaching and learning with Generation Z.
Dr. Seemiller is also the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook and associated measurements and tools to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development as well as Fenix: The Fearless Feline, an award-winning children’s book she co-authored with her then 8 year-old Gen Z daughter.
Dr. Seemiller received her Bachelor's degree in Communication, Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Higher Education. She has worked in the college setting for more than 20 years – and for the last several, directly with Generation Z students. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University.
Emotional Intelligence & Authenticity
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating clients for more than 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psychological Association.
Dr. Ciaramicoli has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for several years, lecturer for the American Cancer Society, Chief Psychologist at Metrowest Medical Center, and director of the Metrowest Counseling Center and of the Alternative Medicine division of Metrowest Wellness Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ciaramicoli has lectured at Harvard Health Services, Boston College Counseling Center, the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, and The Revelry Group, and served as a consultant to several major corporations in the Boston area. Dr. Ciaramicoli has appeared on CNN, CNNfn, Fox News Boston, Comcast TV, New England Cable News, Good Morning America Weekend, The O’Reilly Report, and other shows.
Dr. Ciaramicoli is the author of The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience (New World Library, 2014) published in China. He also authored Performance Addiction: The Dangerous New Syndrome and How to Stop It from Ruining Your Life (Wiley 2004), The Curse of the Capable: The Hidden Challenges to a Balanced, Healthy, High Achieving Life (Wiley, 2010), and The Power of Empathy: A Practical Guide to Creating Intimacy, Self-Understanding, and Lasting Love (Dutton 2000), now published in 7 languages.
Positive Psychology & Resilience
Emiliya is the CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center, a New York City based Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) that is dedicated to increasing the flourishing of individuals, organizations, and communities world wide. She is the creator of the acclaimed Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program offered in 11 cities across the U.S., Canada and online worldwide which has trained over 700 practitioners to date. She is the creator the Bounce Back BetterTM (B3) Program, Positive Psychology Coaching Certification, Flourishing Skills Group® (FSG®) Program, creator of the iMMi Program, co-founder of the Positive Educator CertificationTM (PEC) Program, creator of the PERMA-V Model and the 5i Change Agent Model. (If you haven’t noticed, she likes creating and is an “inventor” in our 5i Change Agent Model.)
Emiliya holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, where she is also an adjunct faculty member. Emiliya holds a PCC credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), as well as over a dozen certifications in modalities ranging from coaching to yoga, Reiki, intenSati, Thai massage, biofeedback, motivational interviewing and more. Prior to her work in the science of wellbeing, Emiliya was a professional party entertainer. Thus, she refers to herself as an edu-tain-ial pra-cademic-prenuer; she educates in a way that entertains and enables people to connect socially to each other, and her approach fuses her background first and foremost as a practitioner, then a researcher and academic, as well as her extensive career in business as an entrepreneur. She integrates these tools into a unique approach to vitality and mind-body health, inspiring and empowering others to craft a life of thriving.
Dr. Beverly Kaye's name is recognized internationally as a professional dedicated to helping individuals, managers and organizations understand the practical “how to” principles of employee development, engagement and retention. Her books and learning materials have stood the test of time.
Beverly's contributions to the field of career development have been utilized by talent professionals since the publication of her first book, Up Is Not the Only Way: A Guide to Developing Workforce Talent in 1982. That book foresaw the effects of leaner and flatter organizations on individual careers and described a systems approach to building a development culture. With this publication, Bev became a game changer in an area of practice that heretofore had only been partially explored.
Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, (2012) coauthored with Julie Winkle Giulioni was praised as a modern way to simplify the career conversation process and help overwhelmed managers find opportunities to blend career discussions into their everyday routine. Up Is Not the Only Way (2017) with Lindy Williams and Lynn Cowart looked at career mobility and hearkened back to just one key chapter in her original work by that name. It delivers an action‐packed guidebook that could be read easily by employees or managers. It highlighted the choices that were available other than the traditional ladder.
Beverly founded Career Systems International, an organization dedicated to offering managers and employees practical learning solutions and consulting that enables organizations focus on their talent. As part of her own focus on talent, she recently transitioned its ownership and entrusted its legacy to two key members of her leadership team. She supports the re-branded enterprise, Talent Dimensions, who deliver and expertly expand on her thought leadership.
Combining Insight & Action to Get Traction
Susan Britton, PCC—founder and president of The Academies, Inc.—brings nearly 20 years of experience to the art and science of coach training. Her brain-friendly approach to coaching stems from a fascination with applied positive psychology, neuroscience, and the biology of behavior change. Susan holds coaching credentials as a PCC (International Coach Federation), and is the author of seven books on career management. As president of The Academies, Inc., her coach training program, “Career & Leadership Coach Program with Neuroscience Foundation,” is designated as a 125-hour ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) by the International Coach Federation. As a mentor coach, she has guided hundreds of coaches around the globe to a deeper understanding of brain-based coaching techniques that help us live and work with resilience, possibility, and ease.
Sunday, April 19
Conference Kick-Off Bus Tour ~1:00 pm | First-Time Attendee Session at 5:00 pm | Welcome Reception at 6:00 pm
Monday, April 20
8:00 am – Networking with Colleagues
Tuesday, April 21
8:00 am – Networking with Colleagues
Wednesday, April 22
7:30 am – Networking with Colleagues
8:00 am to 12:00 pm – AM Workshops
12:00 pm – Lunch
Three days of connecting, learning, and deep learning to improve your practice. Includes:
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One day, your choice of two in-depth workshops to grow your business and/or improve your practice. Includes:
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
LinkedIn Profiles People Actually Want to Read with Marietta Gentles Crawford
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Dive deep to grow your business or improve your practice!
Choice 1: Differentiating & Building a Profitable Business
Join your colleagues to focus on your business -- designing it to align with your strengths while differentiating from the growing pool of coaches, brand strategists, and resume writers. Then, learn and discuss strategies to make your business more profitable with pricing and packaging strategies that will finally work for you to stop living client to client. Join Marie Zimenoff and Jan Melnik to transform your business!
Choice 2: Coaching with Emotional Intelligence
As a Career Coach, you want every client to be successful on their path. But what if they’re getting in their own way? Emotional Intelligence skills are the strongest indicator of career success (2-to-1 over IQ alone) — and it’s imperative that your clients possess and use these skills to their advantage. Once you have this core knowledge, you’ll be able to identify the common “EQ Red Flags” to watch out for, introduce your clients to the core concepts of Emotional Intelligence, and give them the tools they need to give better interviews, communicate more clearly, and obtain better jobs.
Choice 1: Creating a Magnetic Social Media Presence & Converting Sales
Have you wondered how some of your colleagues make sharing on social media look so effortless? How they get quoted in trusted media outlets? Have these questions and more answered by Kyle Elliott, Sarah Johnston, and Wendi Weiner. Then, walk through sales strategies with Laura Labovich that will revolutionize how you think about selling your services.
Choice 2: Writing Persuasive Career Stories: From Pitch to Plot
In this program, instructors Louise Kursmark, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff will share a step-by-step process for gathering stories and writing content that connects with your client’s target audience: from resumes and cover letters to profiles, professional introductions, formal bios, and more. Continue on after this in-person session and apply a portion of your registration fee toward becoming one of the first in a growing group of Academy Certified Career Storytellers! (Participants are not obligated to continue on with certification).
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