Total Career Success on VoiceAmerica
Internet Talk Radio
October 26, 2009
Janine Driver, body language expert, takes the use and interpretation of body language to a whole new level. Her insights and recommendations on how to be more aware of the messages we send through our own body language and of those others send, enable people to improve relationships, performance and confidence. Whether in social, business or professional settings, non-verbal messages are as important to success as verbal messaging. Janine helps people learn to: Improve personal presence; Develop more effective customer relationships; Get the job they want; Communicate more effectively to build rapport and influence; and Increase sales results.
Dr. Dalton Conley
October 19, 2009
Dr. Dalton Conley, sociologist and author of Elsewhere, USA has studied the phenomenon of “How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners and the Age of Affluence to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms and Economic Anxiety.” Today's professional is constantly dogged by a feeling that he/she should be “elsewhere” — back at the office, at a party full of potential clients, home with the kids or at social function with the spouse. Always on the go, people feel like they are in the right place at the right time only when in transit, moving from point A to B. Dalton shares how we can redirect our economic incentives, reverse our negative savings trend and invest for a better future.
Dr. Angelo Valenti
October 12, 2009
Dr. Angelo Valenti, organizational psychologist and coach, is author of Unleashing Leadership. He reveals the most important element of successful organizations - organizational alignment which involves: Communicating organizational expectations and eliciting employee expectations; Profiling positions and projects; Profiling competencies of talent; Developing a Composite Team for alignment. Angelo's leadership system provides leaders with a practical methodology to analyze both task requirements and the competencies and styles of their team members to facilitate alignment. With alignment leaders are able to create synergy and achieve the highest performance.
October 5, 2009
Tony Rubleski, marketing consultant and author of Mind Capture shares referral, retention and repeat marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, professionals and sales teams across industries. Understanding and applying the principles of Mind Capture will determine success or demise in today’s sped up, web based world. Learn: Why people buy; How to capture attention when attention spans are short; How to stand out in the sea of marketing chaos and win more business; and How to differentiate in the crowded and highly fragmented media universe. You can differentiate yourself in your career, your business and association, with Tony's "mind capture" techniques.
September 28, 2009
Dr. Robert Pennington, executive coach and educational psychologist, usually calls the shots, but on one occasion took a 38 caliber shot to his chest by an unknown assailant! Dr. Pennington walks the talk of someone who knows professionally and personally how to deal well with life’s challenges. Learn to: Recognize stress quicker and move through it faster; Understand three definitions relating stress and change; Discover the Positive Opposite Possibility of Worry; Avoid up to 90% of stressful disagreements. One of the top hurdles to overcoming change is resistance. Rob shares techniques to help you adapt to and embrace change.
September 21, 2009
David Krueger, MD, is author of The Secret Language of Money, a guided tour to the subconscious meanings people give money, the conflicted ways the brain deals with money, the reasons people tend to make the same money mistakes over and over, and how one can change all that. CEO of MentorPath, an executive coaching, publishing, and wellness firm, Dr. Krueger shares how to make smarter financial decisions and live a richer life by: Rewriting one’s money story; Finding the balance of wealth, health, and joy; Avoiding debt and saving for the future; Avoiding repetition of the same money mistakes over and over; and Increasing your financial intelligence.
September 14, 2009
Groover, entrepreneur & branding expert, discusses taking control of your career, life, and destiny! "What if…? and Why not…?" is aimed at inspiring individuals to empower their lives and our culture. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition.
September 7, 2009
Brian Fleming, Veteran of the Afghanistan war and author of Never the Same: Overcoming the Attack of a Suicide Bomber, shares his story of being badly burned and overcoming his physical and emotional wounds. With many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, it is a timely message. Brian’s story of struggle, perseverance, courage and hope is one from which we all can benefit. He shares how he is applying the lessons from his traumatic experience to help others. Brian demonstrates the power of faith and purpose to overcome any trial. One of the most mature young men you will meet, Brian is a model for young and old alike. Tune in and be inspired. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement.
August 31, 2009
Jan Vermeiren, founder of Networking Coach and international bestselling author of How to REALLY use LinkedIn, shares how to effectively utilize LinkedIn to: Get new customers; Find a new job; Keep in touch with your network; Expand your network; and Discover new suppliers & partnerships. With over 45 million profiles, LinkedIn is a networking goldmine - used correctly, it is like opening your network contacts’ address books! Jan provides step-by-step basic and advanced techniques to optimize your LinkedIn presence. Accelerate the power of networking by applying Jan's recommendations to enhance your network, advance your career and build your business. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement.
August 24, 2009
Dan Schawbel, leading personal branding expert for Gen Y and author of Me2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, shares the tools for building your brand and gaining a competitive advantage. Learn how to: Effectively use online social networks, blogs, videos, and podcasts; Develop a 4-step strategy for discovering, creating, and communicating your personal brand; and Improve your networking online and offline. His octopus model visually shows the impact of branding on networking, career development, entrepreneurship, the use of social media, public relations, marketing, search engine optimization as well as interaction with human resources. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition.
August 17, 2009
Bonnie Marcus, executive coach and motivational speaker, inspires and coaches women to promote themselves and excel in their chosen careers. To gain control of your career advancement learn: How to create an effective and memorable message to promote yourself and your business; The key to feeling more comfortable with self-promotion; How to effectively use self-promotion to advance your career. We often think of the work world as a jungle. Bonnie teaches us how to explore opportunities in “jungle gym” fashion. Rather than attempting to conquer the new dynamics of the workplace on traditional career ladders, she helps clients see creative ways to advance. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement.
August 10, 2009
Dr. Aubrey Daniels, organizational consultant will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, August 10. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. Daniels latest book, “OOPS! 13 Management Practices that Waste Time and Money” provides tips on how to create lasting change. Focusing on individual behavior, Daniels reveals why common practices ultimately reward bad behavior, punish good behavior, and lead to devastating results. In challenging economic times, this is a timely topic.
Author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior
August 3, 2009
Allen Clark, author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, August 3. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. A West Point graduate wounded in Viet Nam, Allen Clark shares his memoir of triumph over physical devastation and despair. After a successful career in banking, energy and real estate, Clark served as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He now helps wounded and troubled veterans overcome adversity and be all they can be. The lessons he shares are valuable for everyone to grow personally and professionally.
Author of Getting Things Done and Making It All Work
July 27, 2009
David Allen is the Bestselling Author on Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. As an internationally recognized expert in personal and organizational productivity, David Allen works with Fortune Global 1000 corporations and government agencies. Getting Things Done has inspired millions in 28 languages and has spawned a whole “GTD industry” for personal productivity. His new book, Making It All Work, provides a road map to success in your career and life. If you ever feel overworked, overwhelmed, or overteched, listen in!
Best Selling Author of “Who’s Got Your Back”
July 20, 2009
Keith Ferrazzi is the NYT #1 bestselling author of Who's Got Your Back. No one is a self-made success. Keith adapts methodologies of the most successful behavioral change programs to provide a do-it-yourself blueprint for creating relationships and a support structure that separate the great from the merely good. With a nine-step action plan for creating relationships that help you learn, change and achieve your goals, Keith gives you the tools to achieve your dreams. Whether seeking to advance your career, expand your business, or find a new job, these techniques will enable you to succeed. This is not another self-help book, but the first ‘let others help’ book! The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement.
July 13 2009
An experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of business ownership, consulting, and franchise experience, Adrienne Leigh coaches clients through the due diligence process to ensure that they are a match for a business or franchise. Selecting a company or franchise to buy is an art as well as a science and Adrienne is skilled from both perspectives. She takes a lot of the guess work out of the equation, reducing the risk. As an astute negotiator, Adrienne enables the new franchisee to optimize their investment. If you are thinking about a franchise or considering your options for the future, listen in to gain insights from an expert.
Speaker and Writer
July 6, 2009
Steve Howard, speaker and writer, is founder of a training and consulting firm. His new book, Boomer Selling, is a practical resource to help organizations understand the motivations and buying habits of this unique generation. When the American economy recovers, it will be on the backs of Baby Boomers and Howard shows in Boomer Selling why: Boomers are the engine that drives our economy; Most companies are wasting money going after the wrong customers; Customization is critical when selling to Boomers; 80% of Boomers buy premium products. Listen in for practical techniques to improve your company’s sales strategies and win over a loyal customer base. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com
June 29, 2009
Leo Thorsness, a Medal of Honor recipient and Viet Nam POW, has a unique résumé having been an Air Force pilot, a corporate executive and State Senator. His new book, Surviving Hell: A POWs Journey, is a powerful account of life as a POW that is authentic and compelling. Leo has masterfully told his story of survival in a way that has lessons for us all. Whether you are in the military, a Vet, or patriotic citizen, you can apply his essential building blocks of character, courage, faith and loyalty to your life and career challenges and survive anything. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a story that will make you proud as an American this July 4th.
June 22, 2009
John Assaraf is a successful multi-millionaire entrepreneur in real estate, internet technology, and consulting. He has researched the principles of success and teaches others how to tap into the same success he has achieved. His passion for brain research and quantum physics led him to discover the natural law of attraction and the power of thought, belief, visualization and affirmation to create one’s dreams consciously and sub-consciously. If you want to get to the next level in your business, overcome a pattern of failure, find a new job or start a new business, tune in to learn how you can retrain your brain to succeed in just 7 minutes a day.
June 15, 2009
Pat Williams of the Orland Magic NBA playoff basketball team is a motivational speaker and author of numerous books on leadership, teamwork and families. His latest book, The Takeaway: 20 Unforgettable Life Lessons Every Father Should Pass on to His Child, is co-authored with his daughter Karyn Williams. Championship sports leader and father of 19, Pat Williams certainly qualifies for giving advice! A very personal yet universally relevant book, The Takeaway has something for everyone. Sports fan, young person, and parent alike will be challenged, inspired, and entertained by the stories from Pat's career and bigger than life, multi-cultural family.
Jerry and Shirley Rose
Leaders & Hosts of Total Living Network
June 8, 2009
Jerry and Shirley Rose, leaders of Total Living Network and authors of Significant Living share how you can: Find greater joy in life; Navigate the roadblocks of aging; Leave a legacy for those who follow; Strengthen relationships; Discover answers to loneliness, defeat and despair; and Make the second half of your life exciting, full, and significant. With GPS accuracy they give coordinates for significant living for those in retirement and approaching retirement. As a matter of fact, it would not hurt if younger generations listened in on their wisdom! They realistically demonstrate that finding significance and being significant is possible at any age.
Dr. Joe Gandolfo, PhD
Tax & Estate Planning Consultant
May 25, 2009
Joe Gandolfo has a PhD in Business Administration with emphasis on taxes and is a nationally known income, estate and gift tax planning specialist with 50 years of experience and over 20,000 clients across all fifty states whose net-worth ranges from $6.5 billion and below. He has appeared on CNNfn, CBN’s “700 Club” and Eternal World Television Network. He has also been a guest on hundreds of syndicated radio and television programs nationwide. Joe has spoken in every state to over 4,000 organizations and companies on income tax, estate and gift tax planning. He has been featured at many investment conferences including Money Shows, Investment University, FreedomFest and the New Orleans Investment Conference since 1980. He answered tax planning questions and revealed strategies that are not generally known such as:
- Why you should never pay more than 20% income tax
- What you can do if your estate is over the limit to transfer to your heirs tax free
- Why you should put your children on the payroll to pay for their education without taxes
- Why you should never own property jointly
- How a charitable remainder trust enables you to sell assets without capital gains
If you want to learn the secrets to reducing your taxes now and in the future, don’t miss this program.
May 18, 2009
Kevin Saunders, motivational speaker, shares his personal story of triumph after being paralyzed from the chest down. Rather than remain miserable after a life-threatening accident, Kevin sharpened his body and mind to become a world class athletic competitor. Now he teaches audiences around the world to move forward in spite of their challenges. His nonstop energy and genuine enthusiasm are contagious. His struggle to find new meaning and focus for his life will inspire you to never give up regardless of your personal or career obstacles. Learn the secrets of transforming agony into ecstasy and using life's battles to become a winner.
May 11, 2009
Margaret Feinberg, author and speaker will help you answer the perennial question, “What the heck am I going to do with my life?” Her popular book by the same name is for all ages and all stages of one's life and career. If you've asked yourself that question lately, don't miss her insights to help you come up with the answer. Margaret is not afraid to try things that are challenging and perhaps risky. In fact she challenges others to take risks as well, especially when they have a desire to do something that is greater than their fear of the outcome. If you want to see your choices in a new light, tune in to hear Margaret's story.
May 4, 2009
As an organizational consultant, Craig Hickman is expert in leadership best practices. His newest book, “The Insiders,” is a thriller exposing how those inside the world's power structures have become enemies to those on the outside. The outsiders have been duped, exploited, and oppressed by the insiders. Craig declares it's time to change things. He addresses the underlying reasons abuse of power and bad policy erode our organizations and government, weakening our democracy. Learn how personal and organizational accountability can reverse the downward spiral of our values and economy. The change begins in each person willing to make a difference.
Dr. Elizabeth Travis
M. D. Anderson
April 27, 2009
Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Associate Vice President, Women Faculty Programs for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, is editor of Legends and Legacies: Personal Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists, a collection of essays by leading women faculty who overcame hardships, biases, and self-doubts to pursue their passions. These stories of perseverance and success inspire young women considering careers in science or medicine as well as provide a road map for balancing work and family. Central to each journey were caring mentors who facilitated their career development. Leaders learn ways to mentor the next generation for careers in science and health care.
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
April 20, 2009
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, America’s preeminent executive coach and author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, defines 20 bad habits of leaders and 7 steps to change for the better. Whether you are near the top of the ladder or still have a ways to climb, Marshall offers you essential guidelines to help eliminate your dysfunctions and move to where you want to go. Often our own success delusion stands in our way and causes us to resist change. Everyone hears the good news, the things we do well. But rarely do we get credit for ceasing to do something bad. Marshall shows us how to go beyond the traditional “To Do” list and work on our “To Stop” list.
Dr. Tony Zeiss
President, Central Piedmont Community College
April 13, 2009
Dr. Tony Zeiss, author of Build Your Own Ladder: 4 Secrets to Making Your Career Dreams Come True, shares how to utilize the powers of: Vision; Thought; Influence; and Reciprocity. Learn strategies that successful people have employed for thousands of years. Whether just entering the workforce, establishing personal career plans, or already working and want a more meaningful career, you will gain insight into how to exceed your dreams and have an extraordinary career. If you are uncertain about your career direction or have an unrealized career dream, with these proven strategies you can take control and become the success for which you are destined.
Consultant & Trainer
April 6, 2009
Peter Land, Consultant and trainer to Fortune 500 companies, has a life time of experience as an Air Force pilot, leader and trainer. Having conducted hundreds of leadership workshops on four continents and built winning teams in many environments, he is a consummate trainer and team developer. You will learn: What winning teams actually do; The specific skills and techniques to be a great team leader; What leaders should do to be part of the team; Why competition in teams is dysfunctional; How to have fun with teams. If you want to turn your group of employees into a winning team or learn how to be a better team player, listen to a master.
Persuasion Consultant & Author
March 30, 2009
Kevin Hogan is an expert in body language and influencing whose best-selling book, The Science of Influence, reveals the secrets of how to: Present a convincing appearance; Ask questions to learn your target’s values and needs; Use secret tools to build credibility fast; Convince your target to the negative consequences of a “no”; Be persistent – not annoying. Kevin's book reveals the fascinating hard science of influencing. Kevin's revolutionary system enables you to communicate more effectively with family, friends, co-workers, clients, and potential employers. It is the “Holy Grail” of persuasion – a proven system for turning a “no” into a “yes”.
March 23, 2009
William Schrom, CEO of Geotrace shared his extensive experience as an executive in the oil and gas industry. Learn techniques to grow a company and your career by: Creating a vision; Selecting and developing the best talent; Focusing on your strengths; Building on your successes; Executing your strategy with an eye on the future. Bill Schrom has demonstrated that there is more to career success than being in the right place at the right time. He has developed his career and led his company by implementing strategic principles. In six years Mr. Schrom led Geotrace, an oil and gas reservoir solutions company, to become a leader in the energy industry.
Senior Vice President, National Oilwell Varco
March 16, 2009
Jerry Gauche, Senior Vice President, National Oilwell Varco, will share his extensive experience as an executive in the oil and gas industry. NOV is an $11 billion Fortune 500 global company. Learn techniques to master organizational and career success by: Finding your passion – be enthusiastic and engaged; Having a strategy or a plan; Viewing opportunities from a creative perspective; Maintaining a “customer” focus; Keeping current in technology; Developing skills and competencies. For executive and professional alike his insights are exceptionally useful. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master of organizational and career strategy!
Dr. Mark Goulston
Author and Executive Coach
March 9, 2009
Dr. Mark Goulston, consultant, coach and author of Get Out of Your Own Way at Work, shares insights that have helped Fortune 500 executives and employees achieve success. A clinical psychiatrist, Mark is Leading Edge columnist for Fast Company magazine. Learn techniques to conquer self-defeating behavior such as: Letting fear of failure paralyze you; Procrastinating and wasting time; Staying too long in a job you should leave; Thinking you are indispensable; Setting your expectations too low.
Don't miss Mark's formula for ensuring you are always one step ahead -- by taking two steps forward even when you find yourself inadvertently taking one step back!
Executive Coach / Organizational Consultant
March 2, 2009
Mary Banks, Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant, shares from her extensive experience as a human resources executive in the financial services and oil and gas industries. She led teams through national change initiatives resulting in organizational and job redesigns that transformed bottom line results. Ms. Banks is recognized internationally for her innovation and energy to engage people in effective change. Learn techniques to master change for career success by: Recognizing your change bullies, Embracing your change drivers and Becoming a champion of change. Don't miss timely lessons on navigating your career in uncertain times. The show informs listeners and encourages them to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement.
Senior Vice President of Tri-Star Financial
February 23, 2009
Bob Toth discusses his multi-faceted career as an investment advisor, attorney and doctor, and shares his perspective on how to invest safely in turbulent investment markets. The show is designed to inform listeners and encourage them to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. Bob's special interests include principal-protected investments that are suitable for investors who are either in or approaching retirement. Learn how to leverage your strengths in a career change, how to protect your assets in a down market, how to avoid fraud and Ponzi schemes, and much more! Bob shares with a humility and care for others that is rare in the investment field where the attitude of 'what's in it for me' prevails. For more information visit Bob's personal website.
Dr. Dan Harrison
Co-Founder and CEO of Harrison Assessments
February 16, 2009
Dr. Dan Harrison discusses assessing behavioral preferences to optimize career potential and presents his unique time and cost saving technology for talent managers to evaluate behavioral and eligibility fit for hiring. With 30 years experience and diverse background in Mathematics, Personality Theory and Organizational Psychology, he created solutions to: Automate the recruitment process; Hire the best employees; Develop employee success; Retain top talent. The comprehensiveness of Harrison Assessments makes it an outstanding tool for self development as well as talent selection and development. Whether for the college student seeking career direction, seasoned professional desiring career advancement, or corporate applications, Harrison Assessments provides the data needed to make sound career decisions.
Dr. Harrison discussed Assessing Behavioral Preferences and Performance Potential.
David Krueger, M.D
Executive Mentor Coach, CEO of MentorPath
February 9, 2009
David Krueger, M.D. is an Executive Mentor Coach, and CEO of MentorPath, an executive coaching, publishing, and
wellness firm. His coaching and writing focus on the art and science of success strategies: mind over matters. In
Roadmap for a New Wellness Story learn how to: master-plan a specific, step-wise wellness program; apply
strategies to make changes more quickly; use latest research from psychology and neuroscience to boost your efforts;
break through obstacles to achieve lasting lifestyle change; sustain positive results directed to the whole person;
and apply exercises and work tools that systematically structure action steps for change.
The insights Dave provides are practical and applicable to anyone’s situation, career and life. The Roadmap for a New Wellness Story empowers you to move beyond the past and step into the future you desire.
David shared insights from his book, Roadmap for a New Wellness Story on how to achieve your career and life goals and change those areas that are blocking your growth or success.
Sr. Vice President, Brookwood Group
February 2, 2009
Robert Bunker discussed steps to optimizing one’s career. Bob has years of Program, Project and Organizational Management experience in government service and private industry. His breadth of experience and multiple careers provide a rare combination of insights everyone can apply to advance their own careers. A model for career success, he exemplifies the qualities and attitudes essential for achieving one’s goals. Bob has mastered and implemented the techniques and principles of Job Search: The Total System™ in his career transitions to achieve ongoing success. The career and life lessons he shares are for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his sage advice.
Robert discussed optimizing career success for a lifetime.
Founding CEO and Executive Vice Chair of the Houston Technology Center
January 26, 2009
Paul Frison, Founding CEO and Executive Vice Chair of the Houston Technology Center (HTC) joieds Ken and Sheryl on Total Career Success to discuss emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business opportunities. HTC is a business accelerator for Houston-based emerging technology companies and enhances Houston’s position as a leading city for starting and growing companies in key technology sectors such as: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies. Early stage companies generate the lion’s share of new jobs in the US. With the support of more than 300 corporations and organizations, HTC achievements include over $500 million capital raised by HTC clients, over 1000 startup companies assisted resulting in over 3000 jobs created by clients… those are impressive results!
Paul discussed emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business opportunities
Commerical and Corporate Banking Executive
January 19, 2009
Mike Oakes has 25 years experience in commercial and corporate banking in the Houston market with an emphasis on the energy industry. Prior to joining Trustmark, he managed the Houston loan production office of the Industrial Bank of Japan with responsibility for $3.2 billion in loan commitments and a staff of 15. Mike led the entry into the Houston reserve-based lending arena for both ABN AMRO Bank and the Industrial Bank of Japan. During the years preceding his banking career, Mike spent time in the audit group of Ernst & Young and served as controller for a firm client. He is a CPA, earned an MBA from the University of Houston and a BBA – Accounting from the University of Texas.
Mike discussed careers in banking during tough economic times.
Business Owner and Entrepreneur
January 12, 2009
Business owner and entrepreneur Lee Daniel will share lessons from his career and insights on entrepreneurship. Lee has owned and built companies successfully for over 30 years. He is an investor in start ups and Advisor to entrepreneurs. He will reflect on his career development in oil and gas and perspectives on opportunities for success in an economic downturn. His breadth of knowledge and experience in acquiring, building and selling companies is extensive. He has excellent instincts for markets and people, a perfect equation for success.
Consultant, Professor and Author
January 5, 2009
Doug Gehrman was most recently assistant professor of management and program director of the MS-Human Resources Management program at Houston Baptist University, where he taught courses on human resources management and leadership. Before joining Houston Baptist University, Doug was Managing Director for Bridge Consulting Group where he helped clients effectively manage change and develop leaders. Prior to his consulting and teaching years, Doug had a distinguished career leading human resources for major financial and energy companies culminating in his role as Executive Vice President. The lessons from his vast experience are distilled in his new book, Leadership for Life - Your Guide to Becoming a Transformational Leader. For more information, visit http://www.bridgewaypub.com/.
Author, Founder of Sittig Incorporated
December 29, 2008
Consultant, trainer and author, Andrea Sittig-Rolf was be the featured guest this week. Sittig-Rolf is the Founder and President of Sittig Incorporated, author of numerous compelling sales books, creator and writer of the column Sales Solutions, and host of Power Talk, a radio program on the VoiceAmerica Business Network. Sittig Incorporated is a renowned sales training firm that helps businesses increase their sales and development. The Blitz Experience, Sittig Incorporated’s sales training program, empowers participants with activity based training that emphasizes real results. Blitz Masters, Sittig’s experienced training professionals, host unique workshops that use inspirational methodology to help businesses acquire new customers. Sittig-Rolf has provided training for organizations across a range of industries, including banking, media, and telecommunications, and seminars and workshops have focused on client development, new product launch, and numerous other topics. Some of Sittig’s many clients include Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Washington Mutual Bank, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Blitz Masters host workshops at various locations throughout the year, and businesses and individuals can also access Sittig’s Free Sales Tips Newsletter. For more information, visit http://www.sittiginc.com/.
Andrea addressed the role of power networking in job searches, as well as other insights for building lasting relationships, selling yourself, and advancing your career.
Sr. Vice President of Spectrum Health
December 15, 2008
Dan Oglesby, Sr. Vice President of Spectrum Health was the featured guest this week. Dan Oglesby has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources management. He has held senior HR leadership positions at Dow Chemical, Corporate Express Delivery Systems, and Alticor (formerly Amway Corporation). Dan has primary responsibility for the oversight of Spectrum Health’s Human Resources; the largest employer in West Michigan with a staff of 14,000, 1500 physicians and 2,000 volunteers, Spectrum has 7 hospitals and more than 140 sites. Spectrum is ranked among the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks. A key focus of Dan’s efforts is the strategic alignment and integration of human capital initiatives at Spectrum Health. Dan’s extensive experience and leadership supports Spectrum Health’s goal to be a regional Employer of Choice. The Michigan Business & Professional Association named Spectrum Health as one of the “Best and Brightest Companies.”
Dan focused on the value of working for an organization that invests in the success of their employees.
Dr. Stephen Lundin
Best Selling Author of FISH! and CATS
December 8, 2008
Dr. Stephen Lundin, writer, filmmaker and author of the best selling book, FISH!, was the featured guest this week. Over several decades Steve has created a rich history in business and graduate business education. He blends his work as an entrepreneur with his personal story to awaken his audiences to the possibilities that already exist in every workplace, home and life. The captivating fish story that is the subject of his book, FISH!, is simple in its narrative, yet profound in its message for everyone who desires passion in work and life. He gave a sneak preview of his new book, CATS on the 9 levels of innovation. For more information, visit www.topperformer.com/cast/stephen_lundin.php and www.ninelivesofinnovation.com.
Michael E. Gerber
President, The Dreaming Room
December 1, 2008
Michael E. Gerber is the Founder of E-Myth Worldwide the coaching, training, and education firm he founded to transform the development of small businesses worldwide. As the author of eight E-Myth books, including the mega-bestseller The E-Myth Revisited, Michael Gerber has established his revolutionary perspective as the gold standard for small business development, becoming what Inc. Magazine called “the world's #1 small business guru”. For more information, visit www.e-myth.com and www.inthedreamingroom.com.
Mr. Gerber shared insights on important considerations regarding becoming an entrepreneur as well as the impact of the current economic situation on small business and particularly startups.
Dr. Manny Contomanolis
President, National Association of Colleges and Employers
November 24, 2008
Dr. Manny Contomanolis is President of NACE and Associate Vice President of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. The professional association connects more than 5,200 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 college and universities nationwide, and more than 3,000 HR/staffing professionals focused on college relations and recruiting. NACE forecasts trends in the job market; tracks legal issues in employment, the job search, and hiring practices; and provides college and employer professionals with benchmarks for their work. NACE provides research and information to its professional members, quarterly surveys of starting salary offers to new college graduates, a quarterly journal, a biweekly newsletter, and surveys of employer and college members. NACE provides members with primary tools for reaching and educating college students through our Job Choices publications and JobWeb, the online complement to Job Choices. For more information, visit www.naceweb.org.
The topic of the show focused on the latest trends in employment and higher education and ways NACE supports students and employers as well as tips for professionals who are considering a degree program and how a degree can advance their careers.
Author and CEO of Corpus Optima, Inc.
November 17, 2008
Dave Guerra is the co-founder and CEO of Corpus Optima, a management and leadership consulting firm. He is the originator and leading exponent on the new theory and practice of Superperformance. Dave regularly addresses and consults with executives from some of the world’s leading companies, and conducts workshops and transformation campaigns based on this knowledge. As a prolific author, he has written the highly-acclaimed business book Superperformance: New Profound Knowledge for Corporate Leaders, as well as the upcoming Moving the Needle: Conversations with a Superperforming CEO. Dave is an executive coach, conference and keynote speaker on the local, national, and international stage. He has contributed to or been quoted by a variety of well-known publications including Business Week, Forbes, Industrial Management Magazine, Journal of Performance Improvement, and Market Watch. For more information, visit http://www.corpusoptima.com.
The topic of the show focused on how individuals can improve their performance as individual contributors and leaders in the workplace.
Dr. Bill Pepicello
President, University Of Phoenix
November 10, 2008
As the sixth president of the University of Phoenix, Dr. Bill Pepicello is responsible for the leadership of the largest private university in the United States. He has extensive experience in higher education, having served as Provost for the University, Dean of the School of Advanced Studies, as well as in executive, administrative, and faculty positions with a number of prestigious institutions. He holds both master's and doctorate degrees in Linguistics from Brown University. Dr. Pepicello serves on a number of national, state, and local Boards and is recognized as a leader in the changing landscape of American higher education.
Dr. Pepicello spoke about his perceptions on how education positions one for success in their field of choice, how the current econonic conditions will challenge various career aspirations, how global competition impacts career choices and addressed questions from the audience.