Upcoming Programs




 

11/01 Presentation: Helene Klaassens - Inside Connections

posted Oct 30, 2017, 1:37 PM by PSGMC Staff

On Wednesday, November 1, Helene Klaassens, career coach and mentor, will lead a discussion on expanding your network to include connections inside companies during the weekly meeting of the Professional Support Group of Morris County from 9:30 am – noon at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.

Helene is Founder and Principal of A.R.E. Coaching + Mentoring, a client-focused transitional business coaching firm.  Her coaching practice evolved from expertise gained during a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Prior to founding A.R.E. Coaching + Mentoring, she was the senior director of market ersearch at a New Jersey-based global pharmaceutical company. 


In addition to her corporate executive position, she played an intricate role in developing mentoring programs and leadership development curricula.  Helene is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), obtaining her coaching credentials through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).  She holds a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision of the Educator/Trainer from Montclair State University, and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from William Paterson University.

Doors open at 9 am for networking before the program.

Photo: courtesy of LinkedIn

 

10/25 Presentation: Paul Cecala – Networking

posted Oct 24, 2017, 1:18 PM by PSGMC Staff

Explore the role of networking in fulfilling your next career goals at the Professional Support Group of Morris County on Wednesday, October 25, from 9:30 am – noon at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.

Paul Cecala, certified career coach, will share tips to help you become more comfortable in working the room to establish and nourish relationships that will help during your job search and beyond. 

Paul has worked for several post-secondary career schools as Director of Career Services. As a Five O’Clock Club Certified Career Coach, he has been coaching since 1999, assisting people in either changing careers or starting their professional lives.

Doors open at 9 am for networking before the program.

Photo: courtesy of Paul Cecala

11/08 Presentation: Health Insurance Open Enrollment – Bill LaChance

posted Oct 23, 2017, 6:52 AM by PSGMC Staff

For the latest information about this year’s open enrollment period healthcare insurance, join PSGMC on Wednesday, November 8, at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road, for a timely presentation by independent financial advisor Bill LaChance.

Although the picture keeps changing, Bill will try to focus on the important points to consider when choosing a healthcare plan. An independent financial advisor based in Chatham, NJ,  Bill returns to the Professional Support Group of Morris County to help job seekers make financial decisions during their job search.

He offers a unique flat fee program and focuses his practice those going through or contemplating a career transition. Prior to launching his financial planning practice, Bill spent 22 years in corporate finance in the retail industry and before that was a CPA with a large accounting firm.   Bill has a B.S. in Accounting from Bryant University, an MBA in Finance from Indiana University and completed the Financial Planning Certificate program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Bill is also an Enrolled Agent authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS and provides tax consulting and preparation services. 

Photo courtesy of Bill LaChance

10/18 - No Meeting

posted Oct 12, 2017, 6:28 AM by PSGMC Staff

The Professional Support Group of Morris County will not be meeting on Wednesday, October 18.

Please check back for details on our next meeting at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library on Wednesday, October 25.

09/27 Presentation: Abby Kohut – Be Absolutely Uncommon

posted Sep 25, 2017, 3:15 PM by PSGMC Staff

Absolutely Abby returns to PSGMC on Wednesday, September 27, to present her tips for standing out from the crowd by being absolutely uncommon.

Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." She has spent the past five years travelling the country to share her expertise with jobseekers to fulfill her goal of helping one million people find work.

Abby has held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website, AbsolutelyAbby.com, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes and teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you.

The Professional Support Group of Morris County meets most Wednesdays at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road. Networking begins at 9 a.m., with announcements and presentation to follow at 9:30 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Abby Kohut

08/23 Presentation: Bill Belknap – Interview Research

posted Aug 16, 2017, 5:33 AM by PSGMC Staff

Preparing for that long-awaited job interview is vital to success. Learning about the needs and culture of the organization will make it easier to answer questions about your skills and abilities and allow you to demonstrate your value to the company.

Join the Professional Support Group of Morris County on Wednesday, August 23rd, as Bill Belknap, Master Coach for the Five O’Clock Club, shares information about preparing for an interview.

With 30+ years of senior management and human resources experience, Bill is a successful career coach whose clients include managers and executives who are working as well as those in job transition, in a variety of industries including high tech, medical cost containment and financial services. He is the co-author of For Executives Only…Applying Business Techniques to Your Job Search. 

On the personal side, Bill is an amateur magician and fitness enthusiast; he has completed more than 30 triathlons. He is a graduate of Denison University and is a 25-year resident of Ridgewood, NJ.  

Doors open at 9 am for networking, with the presentation to begin at 9:30 at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.

Photo courtesy of LinkedIn.

08/16 Presentation: Gerard Raho – Financial Planning During Career Transition

posted Aug 6, 2017, 2:23 PM by PSGMC Staff

Cash management and liquidity needs are key concerns when you are between jobs. Join the Professional Support Group of Morris County on Wednesday, August 16th, when Gerard Raho, financial advisor with Edward Jones, addresses the specific financial planning needs of workers in career transition.

Gerard, who has 25 years of financial markets experience, will cover topics including 401K options, retirement plan options for entrepreneurs and consultants, choosing the right time to begin collecting Social Security benefits and special situations when withdrawing funds from an IRA account can be done without penalty.

There will be a question and answer period as well as an opportunity for one to one discussions after the presentation. 

Doors open at 9 am for networking, with the presentation to begin at 9:30 at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road.

Photo courtesy of LinkedIn.

08/02 Presentation: Chip Hartman – Why Do People Say Yes?

posted Jul 28, 2017, 4:00 PM by PSGMC Staff   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 4:09 PM ]

THESIS:  The essence of marketing is the message. The essence of the message is the value proposition!

SUMMARY:  Put simply, a value proposition is the answer to one critical question: "If I am your ideal customer, why should I buy from you rather than any of your competitors?" The clearly written response to this question delivers two critical pieces of information:
1. For you: It provides the framework for you to develop your "core marketing message"; and
2. For your customer: It offers your customer the bulletproof rationale for choosing YOU above anyone else offering similar products or services (Note: "hiring manager" can be safely substituted for "customer")



Chip is a business owner and published author based in Parsippany, New Jersey specializing in the development of online branding and marketing solutions for a wide range of customers. Chip Hartman.com, LLC helps both individuals and business owners formulate, articulate and deploy their value propositions within their marketing assets to achieve demonstrably higher conversion rates.

08/09 Presentation: Stephanie Mazzeo-Caputo – Power of Personality

posted Jul 24, 2017, 5:50 AM by PSGMC Staff   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 7:16 AM ]

How you process information, make decisions and interact with the world around you can offer insights to help you find the right career or job. Join PSGMC on Wednesday, August 9, for a workshop by Stephanie Mazzeo-Caputo, Please Understand Me: The Power of Personality.

In addition to providing insights to assist in your job search, these tips can also improve your interpersonal relationships at work and in life. As a seasoned coach and behavior change expert, Stephanie helps clients leverage their strengths, improve communication skills, shift perspectives, achieve goals and develop strategies for success. She has coached all levels of employees from entry level to C-suite, is an expert in educational design and has led hundreds of workshops.  Her clients are from all sectors of the corporate world, non-profit organizations and academic institutions.  


She holds a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University, a master’s in nutrition from Penn State and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Brooklyn College/CUNY.  She is certified to Teach English as a Second Language and is a graduate of CoachU’s Core Essential Program.

Through her affiliation with Penn State’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, Stephanie provides career coaching services to help young women determine their career path, learn leadership skills and network with seasoned professionals.

Stephanie is currently an active volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of America.  She has served as a board member of the Northern NJ Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has volunteered for many health organizations including the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and CancerCare.

The Professional Support Group of Morris County meets most Wednesdays at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, 449 Halsey Road. Doors open at 9 am for networking, with the presentation to begin at 9:30 am.

Photo courtesy of LinkedIn.

07/26 Presentation: Marty Latman - Stepping Out of the Crowd-Making a Powerful Elevator Pitch

posted Jul 22, 2017, 6:31 PM by PSGMC Staff

Join Marty Latman at PSGMC on Wednesday, July26, to learn how to Step out from the crowd by making a 
powerful  elevator pitch.


Well-known to networking groups throughout New Jersey, Marty Latman is the chairman of the Bergen Chapter of Financial Executive Network Group (FENG), which he created in March 2002 with 29 members. Now counting more than 4,800 members, FENG-Bergen Chapter has successfully helped more than 1,250 of its members find gainful employment.

 

He is also the chairman of NJ Strategic Executive Networking Group (NJSENG) and co-leader at Careers – in- Transition (CIT) networking Group. In April 2016, he founded Latman Advisory Services, drawing on his experience with emerging and middle market employers and his success in organizing start-up companies, turning around organizations, improving product margins, and setting strategic company direction.



The Professional Support Group of Morris County meets most Wednesdays at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road. Doors open at 9 a.m. for networking, with presentation to follow at 9:30 a.m.

 

Photo courtesy of Marty Latman

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