Scheduled Career Lectures

Our Speakers

Richard Leider

Author

Richard’s work has been recognized with awards from the Bush Foundation, from which he was awarded a Bush Fellowship and the Fielding Institute’s Outstanding Scholar for Creative Longevity and Wisdom award. He was named a “Distinguished Alumni” by Gustavus Adolphus College, and to the “Hal...

Dr. Lois Frankel

Author

Dr. Lois Frankel attributes being an "avid writer" to have been an avid reader from childhood through the present. As a young girl growing up in New York she would anxiously wait for the next issue of the Weekly Reader to arrive at school so she could scour the back for new books to order at the cos...

Patty Azzarello

Author

Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker, and CEO/Business Advisor. She has more than 25+ years of experience working in high tech and business. She has held leadership roles in General Management, Marketing, Software Product Development and Sales. She has been successful in run...

Dave Gowel

Author

Dave Gowel is the CEO of RockTech, a tech company with a platform that’s making the business web easier to use. Dave is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and of the U.S. Army Ranger School and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dave honorably completed his active du...

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

Author

Dorcas has more than a decade of experience as a nonprofit and social enterprise professional. She served as the first director of communications for d.light, one of the world's leading social enterprises. A Silicon Valley native, she has lived in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Kenya. She and her en...

David Fisher

Author

David J.P. Fisher lives in Evanston, Illinois, next to a beautiful cemetery, which acts as a reminder every morning to not take life for granted. He is an entrepreneur, coach, salesman, writer, meditator, marketer, musician, son, friend, brother, slam poet, clairvoyant, comedian, salsa dancer, lover...

Michael Haubrich

Author

Michael is known for creatively blending traditional financial planning with contemporary thinking and tools to meet the work and life realities of today’s clients. Since starting Financial Service Group in 1983, Michael has been a relationship-focused industry innovator who is passionate about hi...

Bruce Tulgan

Author

Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader. He is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a management research and training firm, as well as RainmakerLearning, an online training resource. Bruce is the best-selling...

Jane Finkle

Author

Jane Finkle is a career coach and a consultant with over 25 years of experience. She has successfully helped clients to envision and achieve careers that are fulfilling and personally enriching. Previously, Jane served as Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania where,...

John Crossman

Author

John M. Crossman is President of Crossman & Company, a regional commercial real estate company based in Orlando. One of John's passions is helping college students and young professionals reach their potential by avoiding the most dangerous life choices that can cause them to ruin their careers. Wha...

Floyd Woodrow

Author

Floyd Woodrow is the Managing Director and founder of Chrysalis Worldwide, a world leading values-based organization. Floyd has an excellent track record of success as a Military Leader, Director, Non-Executive Director, Consultant and Negotiator. Floyd is challenging, supportive and totally commit...

Joshua Spodek

Author

Joshua Spodek hosts the Leadership and the Environment podcast and is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of SpodekAcademy.com, and author. He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sa...

Elaina Zuker

Author

A seasoned businesswoman, educator, author, and consultant, Ms. Zuker has held executive positions in publishing, higher education and communications.  As a keynote speaker, she has addressed meetings and conferences in the industry, government and professional associations....

Tobin Porterfield

Author

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 pr...

Michael Gelb

Author

Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Micro...

Mary Abbajay

Author

Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought-after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions....

Debra Fine

Author

Debra researched and studied strategies for starting conversations, keeping them going, remembering names, “actively” listening, exiting with grace and generally making a positive impression on those with whom she struck up a conversation. The result is THE FINE ART OF SMALL TALK—a book handy ...

Jan Yager

Author

Jan Yager has a Ph.D. in sociology from The City University of New York Graduate Center, where she had a pre-doctoral National Science Foundation fellowship. She also has an M.A. in criminal justice from Goddard College Graduate Program and a B.A. in fine arts from Hofstra University where she was A...

Tricia Beck

Author

Tricia Beck has been a passionate advocate of personal and professional development for 35 years as a teacher, trainer, coach, speaker and Founder of Beck Leadership. In her debut book, Mentoring Lifts and Inspires, Tricia draws from her diverse background to support businesswomen in achieving their...

Amberly Largo Tragey

Author

Amberly Lago is a leading expert in the field of resilience, transformation, and health and wellness. She shares her passion for turning tragedies into triumphs at exclusive workshops, public events, and corporate summits, and schools. She offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to teach o...

Carol Kaemmerer

Author

I love to tell a good business story. I’ve been doing so in various ways most of my career. Since 2011, I’ve focused my marketing communications expertise on helping businesses and senior executives tell their stories with passion and authenticity. My passion-- is teaching executives how to o...

Karen Gurney

Author

Karen has 20 years of combined experience in executive search consulting, career coaching, and human resources. As the Director of Strategic Development of Career IQ, she leverages a Doctorate in Economic and Workforce Development and a Masters in Business Administration. Dr. Gurney’s work has b...

Brenda Bernstein

Brenda Bernstein, award-winning Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Master Resume Writer, and accomplished editor and LinkedIn trainer, holds an English degree from Yale University and a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. Her signature presentations on How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile ...

Clark Finnical

Author

Clark Finnical is the author of “Job Hunting Secrets (from someone who’s been there)” and Linkedin Strategies to Take Your Career to The Next Level. Clark worked in the corporate world for 30 years. And he knows firsthand what it’s like to look for a job. He’s done five successful search...

Chris Westfall

Author

A former technology sales executive, Westfall has lead sales teams and marketing efforts around the globe – with surprising results. Known as the “Sales Accelerator”, he helps companies and individuals to harness the power of communication to make a difference. Having risen through the ranks i...

Rae Stonehouse

Author

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades. Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Ton...

Jim Molinelli

Author

My client (a recent college grad) was told by the GE Leadership Program (their multi-year rotational programs for emerging leaders) that her résumé was the best they had ever received. The large biotech compliance company that hired my client told her they had never seen a resume look more profe...

Alfred M Smith

Author

Al Smith, “the HIRED! guy,” is author of the job search manual “HIRED! Every Employment Method” and co-author of “HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era,” which was an Amazon Best Seller and Amazon #1 Top Rated by Readers in all three of its categories. ...

Ed Samuel

Author

Ed Samuel is a Career and Life Coach, Certified Career Direct Assessment Team Leader (ICF - accredited), Career Counselor, DISC: Personality I.D. (PID) Consultant, LinkedIn, Branding and Retirement Coach, Trainer and Public Speaker. Ed and his team have provided career support to more than 700 clien...

Chaz Austin

Author

Since 1992, Chaz Austin (http://chazaustin.com) has been an advisor to companies on e-commerce strategies, integrated media, and online marketing. He is also communication and digital media educator and curriculum designer, as well as a public speaker, a columnist, and a journalist....

Evelyn Salvador

Author

Evelyn Salvador, entrepreneur and founder of Creative Image Builders.com, a self-promotion and career management firm in Coram, NY, believes that whenever there is a real need to be met and challenge to be solved, vision, strategy, and creativity are key to success in maximizing personal or busin...

Lester Rosen

Author

Lester S. Rosen is a nationally recognized expert on background checks and employment screening. He is an attorney and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com) a leading national pre-employment screening firm accredited by NAPBS....

Orlando Haynes

Author

Orlando Haynes is a talent acquisition manager with over 16 years of expertise in career development. He is also a published author, speaker, and career growth coach, and recently hosted his own LinkedIn Live show called "CareerTALKS." Orlando is focused on educating, equipping, and empowering job s...

Sam Waterfall

Author

I'm an international career coach helping my clients when they know it is time to make changes in their careers. Often I help them to land dream jobs and pay raises. Other times, we're switching industries, re-directing after redundancies, or moving to avoid horrible bosses or toxic work cultures....

Robin Ryan

Author

The Boston Globe calls Robin Ryan America’s top Job Search Expert. If you are looking for help with your career, call on Robin Ryan. The media frequently calls on Robin to offer her expertise. She’s appeared on over 3000 TV and Radio shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NP...

Prem Vas

Author

Lieutenant Colonel Prem Vas (Retired) has more than three decades of exciting professional career behind him in the Indian Armed Forces and the Corporate. He was an Artillery Officer in the Indian Army and led a Commando Team with the Black Cats as a young Captain. The decade-plus in the Corporate s...

Mark Baker

Author

Stand Out Cover Letters is Mark's first self-published book. Having had many jobs over the course of his life, he became skilled at crafting cover letters; the closest he came to being a writer at that time. This book simply shares his personal approach which has always worked well for him and those...

Jeremy Schifeling

Author

Jeremy Schifeling has devoted his career to helping students succeed in theirs. From recruiting top students at Teach For America to leading student marketing for LinkedIn, he's touched the lives of millions of young people just starting out in their journeys....

David Winegar

Author

The Elevator Pitch of You powerfully combines a book and an online tool to help you create a personal brand statement that influences how people perceive you. Its purpose is to evoke positive emotions, thoughts, and images in people, setting you apart from the competition....

Cheryl Magee

Coach

As a coach my focus is to facilitate individuals and teams to see I’m possible in the impossible by connecting with and activating their strengths producing premium performance, spurring innovation, achievement of personal and professional goals, and overall living a life of significance. ...

Cindy Fassler

Author

Cindy Fassler, a career coach and executive search professional, has experience guiding new grads through their job search process as well as coaching them on all the nuances that are vital in getting those interviews. It’s a numbers game; watch Cindy’s video to get vital insight on what you ca...

Donald Crews

Coach

I used to be a Mariner. I have been in the middle of the ocean and found my way with the stars, a sextant, and a compass. Now I help people find their way with their Strengths, desire, and effort. It’s a navigator thing....

Kristen O’Shea

Coach

My leadership role in pioneering and championing the vision of Kansas State University becoming a Strengths-based campus impacted the engagement, well-being, and retention of a campus of more than 28,000 students....

Kat Frati

Coach

I help grownups (young and old) who are feeling a bit lost, discover their hidden talents and get back on their path–with renewed vigor and strength. When life feels overwhelming, it is often helpful to take a break, gather new tools and supplies, and refocus on a clear vision....

Rob Feinstein

Author

Rob Feinstein is a pioneer in the online recruiting industry, a longtime software industry executive, and a former award-winning journalist. Through those experiences, he's gained a unique understanding of the real world of today's technology-driven employment marketplace from a hiring manager's per...

Linda Leake

Author

As a Woman Business Owner, Linda Leake has been engaging with hundreds of businesses and helping thousands of people.  Founded by Linda in 1990, EXECUCHANGE has partnered with clients to increase profits, improve organizational changes, and make quantum leaps in individuals’ performance...

Tony Beshara

Tony Beshara (Dallas, TX) has been in the placement and recruitment profession since 1973 and is the president and owner of Babich and Associates, a job placement firm. He has appeared numerous times on the nationally syndicated Dr. Phil Show...

Wayne Breitbarth

Author

Wayne Breitbarth has shared his expertise with more than 100,000 professionals through private business consulting, dynamic presentations to global audiences, and his critically acclaimed book "The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search."...

Roberto Angulo

Author

Roberto is also the CEO of Recruitology, a leading recruitment platform that helps small and medium employers hire the right candidates at the right time. The platform gives employers access to best of breed job sites and includes intelligent job distribution, an applicant tracking system and analyt...

Richard Blazevich

Author

Richard Blazevich helps people get the jobs they'll love. He specializes in teaching job seekers how to find employers that are perfect for them, write their winning resumes, and become amazing at answering interview questions....

L. Xavier Cano

Author

I am also a certified life coach and specialize in helping professionals who are feeling stuck in their career, and helping entrepreneurs whose companies have stopped growing....

Kathryn Troutman

Author

Kathryn Troutman wrote the FIRST federal resume book - the Federal Resume Guidebook - now in 6th Edition. It is the SECOND MOST POPULAR RESUME BOOK IN AMERICA....

Jaideep Parashar

Author

Jaideep Parashar is a professional trainer, counselor, and business coach. He has worked in both corporate and government sectors. His exceptional privilege of meditation in a Himalayan town has shown him the path of purpose and vision....

Hussain Alsaif

Author

One of my engineering professors forced us to publish our work and my love for writing began. I believed that I will get my first internship with no effort because of my GPA. Nature slapped me when I had 0 responses that summer. Since then, I started perfecting a system to secure the job I love and...

Andy Landis

Author

Andy Landis is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Social Security and Medicare, in demand nationwide as an author, speaker, and consultant. Andy has guided tens of thousands to abundant retirements while working at the Social Security Administration, AARP, multi-national corporations, an...

Mary Eileen Williams

Author

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, is a job search expert, author, blogger, speaker and radio host. As a Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor with a Master's Degree in Career Development, she has over twenty years’ experience as a career strategist working with jobseekers and career changers...

Nancy Bearg

Author

Nancy Bearg has had a long career in international security policy, including as National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States. Today she is a consultant focusing on national security reform, conflict prevention and post-conflict peace building, and teaches a university gradu...

David McKnight

Author

JDavid McKnight graduated from Brigham Young University with Honors in 1997. David is a nationally recognized speaker and his popular workshop “The Power of Zero” has been seen by thousands of Americans from coast to coast. This workshop was recently showcased on the main platform at Forum 400, ...

Rick and Wendy Walleigh

Author

Ms. Walleigh left the high-technology world and joined Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley where she held the position of Vice President of Marketing and Development until 2006 when she and her husband moved to Africa to do volunteer work for TechnoServe, an international economic development NGO (...

Hans Scheil

Hans E. Scheil, CFP®, is the CEO of North Carolina-based Cardinal Retirement Planning, Inc., and the author of “The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement.” Scheil is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional as well as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Charte...

Maria Leonard Olsen

Author

Maria Leonard Olsen graduated from Boston College and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an attorney, radio talk show host, podcaster ("Becoming Your Best Version"), writing and women's empowerment retreat instructor, editor, and public speaker on diversity issues and living a life aut...

Dr. Norris Roberts

Mama Is Still Here! Is a true story of an educated and accomplished African-American woman who was raised in the state of Mississippi between the 1940's and 1960's. Daisy: a wife, mother, and everyone's favorite sister, aunt, and friend, is admired for her swagger and confidence....

Dorothy Tannahill-Moran

Author

I was born and raised in Kansas, moved to Oregon where I lived for 35 years, returning to Kansas 2 years ago. Yes- that makes me: Dorothy from Kansas. I wasn’t named after the movie character; I was named after my aunt Dorothy, who is also from Kansas. It is here I live with my patient husband and...

Joy Loverde

Joy Loverde has a reputation for being a path carver and visionary. Joy is the author of the "Who Will Take Care Of Me When I'm Old?" and "The Complete Eldercare Planner." The American Medical Association says, "It's the best book we've seen."...

Diane Huth

Author

I wrote my first book, BRAND YOU! To Land Your Dream Job, to teach them how to use the marketing skills I teach in class to market their most important product – themselves....