Darrin Gray

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            [title] => Couple's Retirement Puzzle  10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together
            [description] => Retirement can be the best time of your life, but for couples, there's far more to it than cashing in on your 401(k). The most important asset you have during retirement is each other, yet many couples aren't sure where to begin to prepare for retired life or what to consider as they do.

 
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            [title] => Be Bad First: Get Good at Things FAST to Stay Ready for the Future
            [description] => We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. News that once took months, even years, to spread now reaches across the globe in seconds. Advances in medicine and science are pushing boundaries with gene therapy and stem cell transplants.  And decisions about where and how to work and live are nearly endless. As new knowledge--and the possibilities that arise from that knowledge--propels us forward, leadership readiness expert and renowned author Erika Andersen suggests that success in today's world requires the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly and continuously--in spite of our mixed feelings about being a novice
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            [title] => Robots Will Steal Your Job, but that's OK! How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy!
            [description] => You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace.  You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever humans can do, but better.
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            [title] => The Warrior the Strategist and YOU
            [description] => Having served in the SAS for more than 20 years, Floyd Woodrow has achieved at the very highest levels. Inspiring his men in the most demanding of situations, he drove his team to success. As a result, he was awarded the UK’s second-highest award for gallantry, the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

 
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            [title] => Leadership Step by Step
            [description] => Leadership literature is full of principles and ideas--but they rarely leave the page. Practice is what turns abstract concepts into useful skills.

Joshua walks readers through what to do and how to do it in an integrated and comprehensive progression of exercises designed to cultivate key abilities, behaviors, and beliefs through experience. Joshua will share exercises to help you accomplish the inner work and gain the social skills required for great leadership.

Joshua will demonstrate leadership skills--and then guide you through the process of developing it. From basic solo assignments to advanced leadership practices, you'll learn to:
  1. Build self-awareness
  2. Manage emotions
  3. Speak in your authentic voice
  4. Create meaningful connections
  5. Inspire others
  6. Lead with empathy
  7. Support teammates
...and more Powerful and practical, Leadership Step by Step will start you on the road to success. Join Joshua to learn more! ) [9] => Array ( [id] => 6036 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => A Swift Kick in the Can'ts [description] => If you want to increase your productivity, enhance your earning power, achieve your goals, and reach more overall success in your life, then read on. Peer Mentoring™ is a system in which two people agree to support each other based on complementary skills and needs, and the partners create a 'contract.' The purpose of this process is to create a 'buddy system' to help both of you achieve your individual goals.There have been numerous books and articles about mentoring, finding someone senior to you in your field who will help, advise, consult, and coach you to realize your potential.   ) [10] => Array ( [id] => 6030 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => The 55 Soft Skills That Guide Employee and Organizational Success [description] => Most people have heard of soft skills and perhaps can list one or two. Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham, both university professors with extensive business backgrounds, have uncovered a list of 55 soft skills that employees and organizations are increasingly unleashing to spur innovation and growth. By blending soft skills with people's technical skills, those aptitudes, competencies and expertise most education focuses on, employees and organizations can overcome challenges in today's complex workplace. As organizations, and the leaders and employees that work for them, seek a new edge to achieve greater productivity and innovation, focusing greater attention on soft skills could be the difference maker. Tobin and Bob have drawn from a review of hundreds of academic articles and their experiences in various industries, including manufacturing, energy, publishing and start-ups to identify the 55 important soft skills. While Tobin will not have time to go into all 55 you will gain a better understanding of some of the MOST important soft skills that will help you advance your career – RAPIDLY. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to gain that next raise and promotion. Presenter: Tobin Porterfield As the college’s director of graduate programs and the director of supply chain outreach, I get to bring students and our business partners together to see great things happen. Whether that is through an industry site-visit, a case competition, or a career development event – I see our industry participants get excited about the students we are preparing and I get to see my students connect their education and their future career. My classes integrate hands-on experience and industry guest speakers. Outside the classroom, I encourage my students to engage with industry through site-visits, professional groups, research projects and case competitions. My research keeps me engaged with business technology and analytics in practice as well as the more applied world of logistics and supply chain management.   ) [11] => Array ( [id] => 6025 [start] => 2023-01-18 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci [description] => Genius is made, not born. Human beings are gifted with almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence by following the example of the greatest genius of all time: Leonardo da Vinci.  Michael will show you how you can expand your mind to accomplish more than you ever thought possible. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Michael will introduce Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosity--the insatiably curious approach to life-- to connessione--the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things.processes that will help you develop your own creativity. ) [12] => Array ( [id] => 6019 [start] => 2023-02-15 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Managing UP, How to Move UP and Win at Work with ANY Type of Boss [description] => Managing up is good for you, good for your boss, and good for the organization as a whole. Mary will share strategies for developing these all-important connections and building more than rapport; you will become able to quickly assess situations, and determine which actions will move you forward; you will become your own talent manager and your boss's top choice for that new opportunity.  As a skill, managing up can do more for your career than simply 'networking' ever could—and this presentation will show you how!   ) [13] => Array ( [id] => 6009 [start] => 2023-05-17 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => The Fine Art of Small Talk [description] => Nationally recognized communication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk--in any situation.   With practical advice and conversation "cheat sheets," Debra will help you learn to feel more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with the boss to an association event, or a cocktail party where you don't know a soul.   ) [14] => Array ( [id] => 6004 [start] => 2023-01-25 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities [description] => You’ve finished one chapter and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. It’s a time full of enormous potential, and it defines a whole new phase of life.  It’s called Life Reimagined.  Richard will share the powerful practices and insights he’s developed to help you uncover your own special gifts, connect with people who can support you, and explore new directions. You will gain insight into how others have reimagined their lives in extraordinary ways.   ) [15] => Array ( [id] => 5999 [start] => 2023-02-08 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Grab Your Keys and Drive Your Career [description] => You are not alone!  In fact, nearly 1.7 million students graduate from college each year. Everyone is struggling with the same questions.  Join Los Ellis to gain insight on how you can leverage your knowledge, skills, connections, and uniqueness to launch and lead a successful career.  You’ve got a lot going for you.  You’ll learn that from someone who started below the bottom and worked his way up!   ) [16] => Array ( [id] => 5993 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => How to Tell Someone to Go to Hell So They Look Forward to the Trip! [description] => Before you were told to "Lean In," Dr. Lois Frankel told you how to get that corner office.  Lois will share with you how to eliminate unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills.  You will learn how to stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls.   ) [17] => Array ( [id] => 5987 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => If Unemployment Rates are So Low, Why Can't We Find Jobs? New Tips! [description] => Author and creator of the Unemploymentville blog, Anne Emerick has interviewed career coaches, entrepreneurs, and everyday people to explore their stories of bouncing back from a personal unemployment crisis.  An will ask you;  are you unhappy with how long you've been out of work?,  are you starting to panic about your finances?, do you dread when people ask what you are up to, or how the job hunt is going? ) [18] => Array ( [id] => 5979 [start] => 2023-01-11 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career [description] => Patty Azzarello became the youngest general manager at Hewlett-Packard at age thirty-three, ran a $1 billion software business at thirty-five, and became a CEO at thirty-eight, all without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk! She knows what upper management is looking for, as how to help you advance your career, and will share insider secrets – previously only known in the corporate suite. ) [19] => Array ( [id] => 5973 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals [description] => LinkedIn started slowly in 2005 and quickly exploded to become the world’s largest directory of working business professionals. By now, you know the power and potential to build your own personal network, but are you adequately using that network to help your business expand its reach and revenue?  Dave Gowel has some definite strategies and ideas you can adopt.         ) [20] => Array ( [id] => 5968 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World [description] => The idea of starting your own business is exhilarating and inspiring. It's one over 30 million Americans pursue. But, being the significant other of an entrepreneur is not so glamorous. Boundaries between work and home disappear. Personal savings and business funds become intertwined. You can feel like a single parent as your spouse travels, works late hours, and answers calls and e-mails 24-7. You may even sacrifice a career or move your home for the sake of the business. But there are strategies you can use to combat all this stress and uncertainty. Whether you're new to the start-up world, or a long-term entrepreneurial partner, START, LOVE, REPEAT will help you understand exactly how a start-up affects your lives-and what you can do to build a happy and healthy relationship in the midst of the madness. Join Dorcas to learn the emotional, psychological and spiritual strategies to launch your entrepreneurial endeavor. ) [21] => Array ( [id] => 5963 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life [description] => Whether you are transitioning your career, or have been downsized, or believe that your true potential has yet to be fully tapped, Pivot is a guide to reinvention for anyone, at any age. With clear-eyed compassion and frank assessments, Adam shares the secrets that will guide you away from fear and toward a powerful new vision for your life. ) [22] => Array ( [id] => 5952 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => Creating Opportunities by Building Relationships [description] => If you are tired of the hype surrounding social media and LinkedIn, you are in the right place. There are no shortcuts to creating value and opportunities with LinkedIn, but knowing the right approach will save you hours of frustration and add dollars to your salary and bottom line. No matter what your job title or position, your ability to connect with others is the key to finding the resources you need to achieve success. Your LinkedIn profile and participation at LinkedIn is key to your future advancement. Join David Fisher to learn how to:
  1. Define a sharable personal brand.
  2. Craft a LinkedIn Profile that engages your reader.
  3. Navigate the 300+ million members of LinkedIn to create a network that works for you.
  4. Share professional content that others will find relevant. Connect with the right prospects, employers, and partners.
And much more...   ) [23] => Array ( [id] => 5948 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => Career Asset Management: Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead and Using Your Head to Maximize Your Career Value! [description] => Who thinks of a career as an asset, like a house, stocks, bonds or even a car?  Michael Haubrich does.  With more than 30 years of experience in financial management, it dawned on Michael that the most important assets people have – their careers - are rarely nurtured or fed, few develop career plans. According to Michael, your career is the greatest investment you will ever make. ) [24] => Array ( [id] => 5939 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => Social Security: The Inside Story [description] => Social Security and Medicare form the bedrock of your future financial security. You paid for them—now make them work for you!  Andy is going to make sure you know how what you need to understand about Medicare and maximizing your Social Security. Andy has been called the Social Security "guru.” His expertise is unmatched, with over 35 years of experience as a speaker, author, and former SSA representative-- and he is excited to share this knowledge with you.   ) [25] => Array ( [id] => 5930 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => Land the Job You Love After 50! [description] => If you are a job seeker, you need to consider yourself a product. In fact, you are competing against thousands of other products hoping to land in the hands of the right buyers. Packaging, product placement, pricing and word of mouth are all critical to your success. Join expert Eileen Williams as she explains how to create your personal brand and leverage it to something sought after and appreciated by friends and colleagues. Making yourself a marketable commodity will carry you farther in your personal life and career—make sure you understand how to make yourself stand out.   ) [26] => Array ( [id] => 5924 [start] => [end] => [title] => Make Your Retirement Your Boom Years [description] => Have you put much thought into what you want to do during your retirement years? As you plan for your retirement or enter your retirement, you have an opportunity to “reboot” your life and do things you never imagined you would do before. Join Nancy to learn how to expand your horizons and live a fulfilling life.  Retirement, the next stage in your life, can be the best stage in your life—it really is the perfect opportunity to live your dreams and do all of the things you always wished you’d be able to do. ) [27] => Array ( [id] => 5917 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => The Power of Zero: Get to a Zero Percent Tax Bracket and Transform Retirement [description] => The United States Government has made trillions of dollars in promises for programs like Social Security and Medicare that it simply can’t afford to keep. The only way to deliver on these promises is to raise taxes. It’s simple math. Some experts have even suggested that tax rates have to double just to keep our country solvent. Unfortunately, if you’re like most Americans, you’ve saved the majority of your retirement assets in tax-deferred vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs. If tax rates go up, how much of your hard-earned money will you really get to keep? ) [28] => Array ( [id] => 5910 [start] => 2023-02-22 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Ready to Pull the Retirement Trigger? Your Strategic Guide to Retire With Confidence [description] => Ready To Pull The Retirement Trigger? Many want to retire early...slow down a bit...enjoy their life, their spouse and grandkids. But what if there is a major health issue?   There are many issues facing people as they consider retirement. Where can they turn for answers they can trust? There are no do-overs in retirement. You need a path. You need a strategy. You need a guide.   ) [29] => Array ( [id] => 5905 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => Shifting Gears to Your Life & Work After Retirement [description] => Thirty years with lots of time and not so much money makes for a VERY long vacation. So… what’s a 55+ Baby Boomer to do? Work? Play? Travel? Volunteer? Or a combination of all these? Here at home or abroad? Alone or with a partner? In cyberspace or at home or in the office? Full or part-time?  With more than 10,000 adults turning 55+ every day since 2012, everyone is speculating about what the Boomers will be doing for the next 30-50 remaining years of their lives, not least of all we Boomers ourselves. Arguably this next could be our BEST life passage. But first, we need to “shift gears,” rediscover our SELVES, then redesign our upcoming lives. ) [30] => Array ( [id] => 5899 [start] => 2021-04-28 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => From Silicon Valley to Swaziland: How One Couple Found Purpose and Adventure in an Encore Career [description] => Wendy and Rick will share their experiences, from the challenges of day-to-day existence in an unfamiliar culture to the joys of helping people in poverty grow their own businesses. If you're thinking about transitioning to a more meaningful career, you'll get inspired to explore your own alternate retirement plan that will involve living in other countries. ) [31] => Array ( [id] => 5893 [start] => 2023-04-26 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Retirement Fail: The 9 Reasons People Flunk Post-Work Life [description] => Every day, people just like you, people who have worked hard and saved carefully for retirement, make decisions that will eventually crack their nest egg. Just because you added to your 401(k) or IRA plan every year, invested wisely, and amassed significant savings, you are not necessarily home free. Ready or not, your decisions all along the retirement path can positively or negatively affect your financial future.  Greg Sullivan shares the insights he has gained over his thirty-five-year career in wealth management to help you identify potential pitfalls and learn how to safeguard your hard-earned retirement assets. ) [32] => Array ( [id] => 5888 [start] => 2023-05-24 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living In Retirement [description] => John will guide you through the major retirement options you will face and explain simple and effective strategies you can put in place now, with the help of professionals, to make your retirement financially successful.  The landscape of Social Security, Medicare, insurance, benefits, investments, and planning for long-term care presents many choices, challenges, and opportunities. Jon will give you the tools you need to understand how to make informed decisions that are right for you.   ) [33] => Array ( [id] => 5884 [start] => 2023-05-03 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => What You Don’t Say In An Interview Could Hold You Back [description] => There is a good chance you are the best candidate for the job, but what if you can’t articulate that? Interviews, unfortunately, favor individuals who can not only listen and understand the questions being asked but are able to quickly formulate good responses. You can learn how to increase your confidence and dramatically improve the impressions you make in interviews when you join Carole Martin, author of Boost Your Interview IQ.   ) [34] => Array ( [id] => 5878 [start] => 2023-04-05 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => LinkedIn for the Savvy Executive: Promote your Brand with Authenticity, Tact and Power [description] => Carol Kaemmerer wrote the book LinkedIn for the Savvy Executive to help business professionals leverage the power of LinkedIn to increase their visibility, engage with their ideal audiences and grow their business. LinkedIn is not just for job seekers; it is also today’s essential business tool for any professional who wants to grow their professional reputation, opportunities and influence.   You will learn how to use LinkedIn as a vehicle for expressing your thought leadership and building your own authentic brand as a leader while contributing to your company's brand equity. You will walk away from this event by learning how to use LinkedIn to power your career.       ) [35] => Array ( [id] => 5870 [start] => 2021-08-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => LinkedIn is Your Job Search Friend. Learn how to Maximize its Reach [description] => Brenda knows her stuff. As an Amazon #1 Best-Seller, her book is the “bible” to anyone who is looking at using the power and potential of LinkedIn to help them land jobs fast. LinkedIn is rapidly becoming the new resume. Its importance cannot be underestimated.  It’s easy to create a basic LinkedIn profile – but, it’s difficult to create an informative, fact-filled, keyword-optimized, profile that conveys your unique passions, experiences, accomplishments, and potential – and that gets you a job. Brenda will help unlock those secrets by sharing her “3 L’s” with you. ) [36] => Array ( [id] => 5864 [start] => 20210801 [end] => [title] => Successfully Navigating Today's Complex & Confusing Job Market [description] => The job search process takes an enormous amount of time, effort, and concentration. Along the way you will have to do a significant amount of research, apply to more jobs than you remember, make yourself available for interviews at the last minute, and wait, wait, wait!  Clark will share strategies he’s learned along the way that will help you land a job faster. ) [37] => Array ( [id] => 5857 [start] => 2022-05-04 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Your Career Strategy And Your Elevator Pitch [description] => Research shows that hiring managers spend as little as 6 seconds reviewing the average resume. It is common knowledge that hiring authorities know within the first two minutes of a candidate walking in the door if they are going to bring the candidate back for a second interview. ) [38] => Array ( [id] => 5852 [start] => [end] => [title] => The Only Job Search Book You Will Ever Need: Using the Marketing Mix [description] => If you are looking to increase your confidence and competence in the job search process you will want to visit Curtis Jenkins who will share specific actions that combine marketing techniques to stand out as the best available candidate on the market. You will learn how to; promote yourself in traditional and social media channels,  position yourself for rapid advancement, price yourself!     ) [39] => Array ( [id] => 5845 [start] => 2023-02-01 00:00:00 [end] => [title] => You're Hired! Resume Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work [description] => Searching for and landing a job can be a stressful, demoralizing experience, especially, if you don't know how to do it properly. The 'old ways' of finding a job often don't work anymore. Rae Stonehouse will introduce to 'best practices to land your dream job. Rae has conducted a great deal of research and isolated best practices you can adopt. ) [40] => Array ( [id] => 4916 [start] => 2022-12-14 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => The Introvert's Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving On Up [description] => In today's fast-paced, unstable workplace achieving success requires speaking up, promoting oneself and one's ideas, and taking initiative. Extroverts, fearless in tooting their own horns, naturally thrive in this environment, but introverts often stumble. Jane will remind you that it’s OK to be introverted but if you want to make a mark in your department, organization, industry you will need to learn when to adopt proven strategies that will get your message not only delivered but remembered. ) [41] => Array ( [id] => 4908 [start] => 2022-07-06 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Résumé to Z: Common Sense Strategies For Career Success [description] => If the job search process appears overwhelming to you, spend some time with Jim to gain a foundation on building a successful job search starting with your resume. ) [42] => Array ( [id] => 4905 [start] => 2023-04-12 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change [description] => Do you believe – change is good? Being adaptable and flexible have always been hallmarks of effective leadership and fulfilling life. But in a world of so much—and faster-paced—change, and an ever-faster pace of change, flexibility and resilience can be stretched to their breaking points. The quest becomes how to find calm and lasting meaning in the midst of enduring chaos. ) [43] => Array ( [id] => 4902 [start] => 2021-12-15 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Career Killers/Career Builders: The Book Every Millennial Should Read [description] => If you are between 18 and 31 you need to be aware of what John identifies as the five career killers, five career builders, and four ways you can build a unified life.  While an academic degree will show the world that you have what it takes to graduate from college it doesn’t prove you have what it takes to launch and lead a successful career.  That’s where John comes in.  John will give you a foundation to build your career on.  You will gain insights on managing career killers including drugs/alcohol, sex, greed, temperament, and pride. ) [44] => Array ( [id] => 4899 [start] => 2022-10-05 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Hired! Every Employment Method [description] => All will bring you up to speed quickly on what you will need to do to build your job search knowledge, skills, and confidence.  You will gain a quick overview on the rapid changes that have occurred in the job search/employment market and learn where you will need to invest more time and effort in order to land your dream job. ) [45] => Array ( [id] => 4896 [start] => 20211124 [end] => [title] => 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life [description] => You will be reminded about how accomplishing new things, learning new skills, deepening personal and spiritual relationships, and seeking out challenges will add spice to a life that may feel repetitive, insignificant, inauthentic, or just plain boring.   ) [46] => Array ( [id] => 4892 [start] => 2022-03-16 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Z-isms: Insights to Live By [description] => What do you wish your younger self knew? What life lessons would you share to benefit others? These are among the core questions Matt Zinman poses as inspiration to provide you with insightful guidance to create and live your best life.  Z-isms also offers practical tools like the Self-Care Report Card, Perception Snapshot and an adaptable Life Enrichment Action Plan (LEAP) that deliver on its purpose. ) [47] => Array ( [id] => 4889 [start] => 2022-07-13 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Exercising Influence: A Guide for Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community [description] => Influence is a timeless topic for business leaders and others in positions of power, but the world has evolved to the point where everyone needs these skills. No matter your job, role, rank, or function, if you want to get things done you need to know how to influence up, down, across, and outside the organization. With improved skills, you can steer opinions, impact decisions, and sway the undecided ) [48] => Array ( [id] => 4886 [start] => 2022-12-15 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Wired for Authenticity: Seven Practices to Inspire, Adapt, & Lead [description] => Henna Inam will share with you proven strategies based on neuroscience research and her work as an executive coach and speaker, with clients who are executives in Fortune 500 companies. These ideas are not theory but they are practical tools her clients have adopted and implemented. ) [49] => Array ( [id] => 4882 [start] => 2022-01-05 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Leveling the Paying Field: A Groundbreaking Approach to Achieving Fair Pay [description] => If you suspect you are not being paid fairly you need to hear what Rick Gillis has to say. Through his research that he has documented in his book,  Leveling the Paying Field: A Ground-Breaking Approach to Achieving Fair Pay, Rick has developed a new, simple-to-use performance metric that truly levels the "paying" field. ) [50] => Array ( [id] => 4878 [start] => 2023-03-29 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Mama Is Still Here!: A mother and son's love passage through Alzheimer's disease with Bible scriptures and prayers [description] => This talk is for Alzheimer's patients, caregivers, and their loved ones. Alzheimer's is a fatal inflammatory degenerative brain disease that causes a gradual decline in brain activity.  Once symptoms become more consistent and predictable, and the disease has progressed to moderate stages, brain function decline is noticeable and undeniable. ) [51] => Array ( [id] => 4874 [start] => 2021-09-01 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Women Who Empower! [description] => Antonia interviewed dozens of women from diverse backgrounds and occupations.  All had one thing in common.  Despite all odds they have persisted in the face of challenges and insisted on building a better future.  You can learn from their successes, failures, and triumphs. ) [52] => Array ( [id] => 4869 [start] => 2021-09-01 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Optimize Your Resume: DOs and DON'Ts the SamNova Way [description] => Is your resume reflective of your market value? Is your value proposition strong? Is the first page of your resume a home run? If you are unsure of the answers to any of these questions this book is for you.   ) [53] => Array ( [id] => 4865 [start] => 2021-09-15 12:00:00 [end] => [title] => Mission: Career Transition: A Career Change Guide for Intelligence, Military, Foreign Affairs, National Security, and Other Government Professionals [description] => Alison Bouwmeester served for 28 years as a senior leader in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. 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But there’s a way to stop stressing and start thriving — to wake up to the underlying systems and unsustainable ways of working and living that sap your strength, drain you dry, and fragment your focus.  Feminine wisdom leader Christine Arylo is on your side, as she shines a light on the external forces and internal imprints that push you into overwhelm and self-sacrifice. ) [57] => Array ( [id] => 4850 [start] => [end] => [title] => Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days [description] => You think you received bad news!   Imagine you are a depressed, suicidal teenager, and then one the day you receive a diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. 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