Assistant Dean, MBA Career Curricula of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Patty worked for over 20 years as Master Recruiter, Trainer and Human Resource Manager. She managed recruiting efforts for major employers and served as a relationship agent, navigating employer/employee relationships to complete placement assignments. Patty shared this expertise with professionals new to the recruiting industry as Trainer. Her final ten years in industry also included the performance of HR generalist functions.
Susan Whitcomb is founder and president of The Academies, including Career Coach Academy, Job Search Academy & Leadership Coach Academy. With more than two decades of experience as an author and speaker, Susan motivates her audiences to tap into the awareness, attitudes, and action plans that cause a life-changing shift from stagnant or stuck to unstoppable. Susan is co-author of The Twitter Job Search Guide and author of Job Search Magic, Interview Magic, and Resume Magic. Her book, 30-Day Job Promotion: Build a Powerful Promotion Plan in a Month, is part of JIST’s popular Help-in-a-Hurry series. Susan has been a careers columnist and featured chat guest for numerous media outlets.
William Arruda is the Founder of Reach Personal Branding, the #1 provider of personal branding services to Fortune 500 companies and leading universities. He also serves as Chief Content Officer for Beyond B-School.
William is a regular presenter at top tier graduate schools of business, including Harvard, Duke, NYU, Berkeley, Wharton, University of Michigan, UCLA and Cornell, and he lectures and consults for executives at top corporations, such as Johnson and Johnson, Price Waterhouse, Sheraton, Microsoft, Disney, Ogilvy and J.P. Morgan. William is the co-author of Ditch, Dare, Do : Stand Out By Building Your Brand, a guidebook with the tools managers need to differentiate themselves from their peers and thrive in today’s job market.
Sara Canaday presents at and leads workshops on leadership and emotional intelligence for top companies, including Charles Schwab, IBM, Dell, VM Ware, Deloitte Consulting and Allstate. She speaks to MBA students at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. Sara graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communications, and from Incarnate Word University in San Antonio with an MBA. Her post-graduate studies include certifications in communication, business image, and emotional intelligence. Sara also has taught MBA-level courses in human relations at St. Edward’s University in Austin.
Ross Macpherson is the President of Career Quest, an executive resume writing and career marketing business, and a recognized expert in advanced career strategies – the strategies that have consistently put his clients miles ahead of their competition.
Macpherson is a Certified Personal Branding Strategist, Certified Interview and Job Search Coach, and is recognized as one of the best resume writers in North America. Ross has 15 years experience in career development and specializes in the senior and executive market with clients throughout the U.S. and Canada and overseas.
My goal is to inspire people to a “Rockstar Trajectory” in life – unlocking wild success in college, career, and beyond!
I am achieving this goal through 7 published books, delivering 100+ workshops and webinars, coaching 50 clients a year, designing courses at universities, co-teaching courses, and conducting radio & TV interviews around the world.
I am incredibly honored and excited to share my experience – both success and failures – along with new research and innovative content to enrich the lives of others.
The ideal professional speaker/trainer/facilitator for your next event!
Steve Dalton is Senior Associate Director of the Career Management Center at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and author of The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job FASTER. He earned his own MBA at Fuqua, as well as a chemical engineering undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to entering the career services industry, Steve was an associate marketing manager at General Mills and a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney.
Sean Campbell is the CEO of Cascade Insights; a specialized market research firm focused on providing competitive and market intelligence services to Fortune 500 and mid-market tech companies.
Sean is regularly asked to educate companies and business groups on the process of conducting real world competitive and market intelligence projects. Past events have been hosted by organizations such as the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals Society, the Marketing Research Association, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, the Silicon Valley Product Management Association, the Investigative Reporters and Editors association, business schools such as MIT’s Sloan Management School, and the campuses of well known organizations such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, Symantec, Merck, Exxon, and 3M.
Sean has also been the author of several books, his latest is Going Beyond Google: Gathering Intelligence, now in it’s 4th edition.
Finally, Sean regularly gives his time to worthy causes. Over the last few years he has volunteered as a youth baseball and soccer coach, he has been asked to serve on the board of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals society, and he has taught Industry Analysis and Competitive Intelligence courses as a Contributing Assistant Professor at the Atkinson Management School in Salem, Oregon.
Viveka is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Networking Expert.” Author of “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” for John Wiley & Sons, she is also a regular source on LinkedIn for prestigious news outlets such as Forbes, Money Magazine, Mashable.com, Ragan.com, SocialMediaExaminer.com, CNN and The Miami Herald.
Viveka is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter: #LinkedInChat (Recently quoted by Mashable as one of the top 10 business blogs) and co-moderator of LinkedStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn. She is constantly learning, sharing and transferring social media skills and strategies to her tribe.
She has over 29,000 first level connections and a network of over 31 million people on LinkedIn, and 52,000+ followers on Twitter. Her seminars, webinars and workshops have taught and trained well over 100,000 people.
She is distinguished among the elite in social media:
- Forbes 20 Most Influential Women in Social Media (2011, 2012, 2013)
- Forbes 50 Most Influential People in Social Media (2011, 2012, 2013)
- TopRank’s 25 Women Who Rock Social Media in (2011, 2012, 2013)
- Evan Carmichael’s 2012 Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow on Twitter (2011, 2012, 2013)
- Big Money Web’s 200 Most Fearless Women Online
Joshua Waldman is recognized as one of the nation’s top authorities in using Social Media to drive an executive level job search. He is the author of Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies. Joshua is in demand across the nation for radio, TV, and press interviews. He conducts trainings, speeches and webinars for career and professional organizations, including MBA career services professional organizations and graduate schools of business.
Joshua worked in technology marketing for over 10 years, including account management work at Cisco, and has an MBA from Boston University.
Darrell Gurney is a 25+-year recruiter and career advisor who coaches professionals at all levels to make profitable career transitions or to create thriving businesses. Conferring with a career-coaching firm right out of business school, Darrell used a “backdoor” job search method to meet with seven CFOs of the top Hollywood entertainment studios, landing an international financial position with MGM/United Artists Pictures.
Darrell has since taken his knowledge of effective networking and developed a way to share it with others. Darrell is also the author of Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest.
Leslie Grossman has 25 years of professional experience as an entrepreneur, CEO of a marketing company, and founder of Women’s Leadership Exchange. Leslie speaks around the world, consults and trains on leadership, entrepreneurship, business development, marketing and career development. As the Chief Connections Officer at Cojourneo, Leslie develops business and learning opportunities through collaborative partnerships. At the core of her strategy is the ‘link out’ model of building life long collaborative relationships, as detailed in her forthcoming book “Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connectors” (Wiley, Feb, 2013).
Taura Prosek is Director of Career Management for Evening & Executive MBA Programs at the Wisconsin School of Business. She is responsible for providing career services for MBA students and alumni, which consists of one to one coaching, workshops, speaker events, networking events, and virtual career offerings. Taura joined the UW-Madison in 2013 after spending over 20 years in the corporate sector, including 6 years in various recruitment and talent management roles. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993 and her Master’s degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2000.
Chris Westfall is the national elevator pitch champion, and the author of The NEW Elevator Pitch. He has appeared on CNN, ABC-NEWS, NBC-TV, and in The New York Post. He’s coached clients on Dragon’s
Den, and helped secure multi-million dollar revenues, opportunities and investments for a variety of organizations. Campus seminars and keynotes include OSU, Alpha Omicron Pi, The University of
Pennsylvania, The University of Texas, Booth School of Business/ University of Chicago, Southeastern Panhellenic, TCU, Kansas State, Texas A&M and many many others. And, he’s an award-winning
instructor at the #12-rated MBA program in the country! For student organizations, Chris unlocks the secrets of leadership, influence and persuasion with a high-energy, interactive presentation.
Jason Alba is the author of I’m on LinkedIn—Now What? and I’m on Facebook—Now What? and CEO of the career management tool JibberJobber.com. He is passionate about all things related to career management, from understanding the job search environment to knowing what professionals can do to create some kind of “job security.”
Jason brings passion and energy in speeches and workshops to leading graduate schools of business, including UCLA, Queens College (Ontario, Canada), Pepperdine, University of Virginia and IE (Madrid, Spain). He has an IT and business background, and earned a Jason Alba: Computer Information Systems degree and an MBA from University of Michigan.
Scott Swigart is the co-owner of Cascade Insights, founded in 2006 and focused on providing competitive intelligence, qualitative market research and strategic marketing services to clients in the hardware and software industries so that they can more effectively assess, compete with and surpass the competition.
He is co-author of Go Beyond Google: Gathering Internet Intelligence and 3 books on technology industry best practices and regular writer and presenter on qualitative research and competitive intelligence topics.
Michael Goodman is founder and President of Dialogue Marketing Group, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, product and corporate positioning, branding, and optimizing the elements of the traditional marketing mix. He is author of four business books, including The Potato Chip Difference: How to Apply Leading Edge Marketing Strategies to Landing the Job You Want, and is an expert interviewer. Michael’s formal education includes an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in business, and PhD-level studies at Stanford University in marketing/business.
Jordan Friedman is the author of The Stress Manager’s Manual, and the voice of ‘Alice,’ the first online source of straightforward answers to questions about stress, sex and other wellness topics on Columbia University’s acclaimed Go Ask Alice website. As longtime director of Columbia’s health education program, Jordan also penned hundreds of Internet and newspaper columns on everything from muscular relaxation to bedtime communication, and he co-authored the popular Go Ask Alice Book Of Answers. Jordan’s dedication to sustained stress reduction also drives his Stressbusters program, a continuous outreach magnet that now connects nearly 200,000 students and staff with stress reduction and wellness information at Harvard, St. John’s, the University of Missouri and other schools.
A nationally-known pioneer and thought leader in career coaching, Jack has helped thousands of people to find work that is satisfying and well-paid. He has helped them to develop a vision for their long-term future, then provided the structure and support to help them reach it.
His book, “Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute” has helped people across America to get fairly compensated for their work. It is recognized nationally as the “bible” of salary negotiations. His one-on-one coaching has helped high-profile executives to add hundreds of thousands to their compensation, middle managers to finally get paid for the value they bring to the company, and hourly-wage workers to bargain for extra benefits or perks.