No Such Thing as the Perfect Resume

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This webinar will address everything you wanted to know about creating a resume including format, accomplishments, using the P.A.R. method, skills, key words, how to use it, do’s and don’ts.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

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Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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In this webinar, you will learn everything you wanted to know about using LinkedIn for your job search.

Topics include: creating your profile, using key words, getting recommendations, connecting to build your network, and researching companies and interviewers.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

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You can Negotiate Anything

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This webinar will cover everything you wanted to know about how to negotiate your salary, your rent, the fees of your personal trainer or attorney, the price of a car or air conditioner.

Topics include: 8 steps in negotiation, what to say at each step and what not to say, how to close the deal and do’s and don’ts.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

Financial Liberation for Women of Color

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An Introduction To The Knowledge & Skills Of Wealth-Building

This webinar is an interactive conversation about the knowledge, habits, and mindset of wealth building – increasing your net worth. By building wealth, the less you have to rely on your income, the more secure and at ease you’ll become!

Learn about the vital elements needed to build wealth in order to feel more confident with money and make financial decisions for the future. The knowledge shared on this webinar is rarely talked about or confronted with the care and attention to the actual needs of women of color.

Mastering Money Management

Without mastering money management nothing matters.  Explore ways to establish a solid foundation and be a true steward of your money - how resources flow in and out of your life, budgeting, setting up accounts, automating payments, automating savings, eliminating debt, and investing.

Shifting From A Conversation Of Saving To A Conversation Of Investing

Saving alone does not build wealth. Your money works for you through investing and the power of compounding and using leverage.  As women, there is so much social conditioning that define investing as a man’s domain. Let’s take back our power and get in the investing game.

Exploring The Wealth Mindset

Engage in personal reflection to uncover filters, unexamined beliefs and assumptions that define our current financial circumstances as women of color.

The ultimate goal is to line up our money choices with our deepest dreams and highest aspirations for ourselves, our families and our community.

About Alicia:

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I was fortunate to have been coached early in life about the path to building wealth. The simple truth I learned at the outset was to move from the consumer mindset of spending to the investor mindset that starts with living below your means and ends with having your savings invested so that your money works for you.  With a wealth building lifestyle --- even while working in the non-profit sector and making only a modest income, I was able to build my wealth and become a self-made millionaire in my early 30’s and financially independent in my early 40’s.  What drives me to do this work is my commitment that women have power--choice, agency, and comfort--in their financial well-being. 

My company, Journey to Wealth, helps women of color to become financially empowered,  achieve financial freedom, and live the life of their dreams.

Rewrite Your Money Story, Change Your Life

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Do you tell yourself money stories? Is there a little voice in your head saying “you’re no good with money,” or “you’re not capable of getting a handle on your finances,” or “you’ll never manage to save enough”?

Negative, demoralizing stories like these can keep you from living a happy, healthy financial life. But positive money stories can inspire you to take essential steps toward financial wellbeing.

Kelley Holland, an award-winning New York Times/Business Week/CNBC business and personal finance journalist turned money coach, will help you change your money story and embark on a new financial life. She’ll also share practical tips and suggestions for jumpstarting your journey.

You’ll walk away with:

  • A new, empowering money story for yourself

  • Clarity about your dreams and financial goals

  • Four money moves that will launch your financial transformation!

About Kelley:

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Kelley Holland is the founder of Own Your Destiny Coaching, a life and money coaching practice. She empowers her clients, most of them women, to realize their dreams by transforming their relationship to money. Through workshops and one-on-one coaching, she helps clients conquer their money gremlins, develop financial confidence, and build healthier money habits so they can achieve financial wellbeing.  

Kelley became a coach after two decades as an award-winning business and personal finance journalist with The New York Times, Business Week, CNBC, Money magazine, and more. Earlier, she was a securities analyst for a top Wall Street firm. She is passionate about helping women find their strengths, engage with their finances, and take charge of their money lives so they can achieve their goals.

One of Kelley’s strong suits is her ability to de-mystify and explain financial concepts in clear, accessible terms. Workshop participants and clients who have worked with Kelley describe her as “an excellent coach and workshop leader” and “smart, knowledgeable, attentive, thoughtful, and witty.”

Kelley graduated from Amherst College and has a graduate business degree from the Yale School of Management. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She also holds an advanced diploma in coaching from New York University and is a certified positive psychology coach. She lives with her husband and children in northern New Jersey where she enjoys tough workouts, thought-provoking books, and quality chocolate.

What Savvy Ladies Need to Know about Kindness: Bekindr - A 2018 New Year’s Resolution You’ll Keep

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Being kind, giving to yourself and giving to others is good for your health..and your psyche. In our 24/7 business and social world, many of us seem to have lost a touch of humanity.

Eva Ritvo, MD, a psychiatrist with more than 25 years’ experience practicing in Miami Beach, Florida, provides expert commentary on TV & radio and is a frequent source for journalists. The author of Bekindr: The Transformative Power of Kindness, she has spent years researching the importance of kindness in our lives. This groundbreaking Savvy Ladies Webinar may just change your life forever!

In the webinar you’ll hear about:

Why being kind and giving is good for your health.

Why giving to yourself should be a priority.

What are mirror neurons and why do Savvy Ladies need to know about them?

Why are people so nice after disasters?

How being kind can positively effect you and others in the business world.

About Eva:

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Eva Ritvo, MD, a psychiatrist with more than 25 years’ experience practicing in Miami Beach, Florida, is the author of Bekindr - The Transformative Power of Kindness and the founder of the Bekindr® Global Initiative, a movement to bring more kindness in the world. She is also the co-founder of the Bold Beauty Project (BBP), a nonprofit that pairs women with disabilities with award-winning photographers creating art exhibitions to raise awareness.

A regular on major media, Dr. Ritvo provides expert commentary on TV & radio and is a frequent source for journalists. She is the host of the PBS series, TechVersify and the co-author of The Beauty Prescription and The Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Ritvo is the former Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the former Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She’s a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. She serves on the board of United Community Options (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida.) In 2015, she was recognized as their National Volunteer of the Year. Dr. Ritvo received her undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA, and psychiatry residency training at Weill Cornell Medicine.

After a Loss Knocks You Down, Reclaiming Your Financial Stability, On Your Terms

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In this webinar, you will:

  • Identify six areas of loss people typically experience and how they can impact you
  • Learn strategies to recover yourself after a loss and get back to wholeness
  • Find out how to unlock YOUR affluence code for effortless, optimal results
  • Get specific affluence code strategies to increase your income in 2018 and beyond
  • Discover the five areas of true affluence, not just money, and why they matter

About Alison:

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Alison Pena is an Affluence Code consultant, living in NYC, and new widow. She teaches people and teams how to unlock their affluence code from any circumstances and to navigate losses more peacefully and powerfully.

Alison Pena writes articles for Thrive Global and Medium. Among others, she has been a guest expert on Entrepreneur on Fire, How to Start Living Show, The Ambitious Entrepreneur, Join Up Dots, Prosperity Place, Social Media Business Hour and Rags to Niches podcasts. Her first book will be published in early 2018.

Essential Tools for Designing Your 'What Next'

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Use Change and Uncertainty to Live Your Best Life

This session is about designing the “what next” each time you face life changing events. Along with the discomfort and confusion that comes with change there are powerful opportunities to harness the momentum and design what comes next.

We will cover three tools developed over our twenty years of research and experience with life transition planning.

Universal basics we all need to know about transitions to help us safely move from 'what was to what will be'

Tool #1 Three-step Mindset Reset to harness resilience and resources

Tool #2 Three Transition Questions to help you get on the balcony to see the big picture before you jump into action and make decisions

Tool #3 Decision Free Zone exercise to sort and prioritize commitments, decisions and action

About Susan:

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Susan Bradley, CFP®, CeFT® is the founder of the Sudden Money® Institute (www.suddenmoney.com), which began 17 years ago as a community of practice seeking to better serve their financial planning clients by developing process and tools for the personal side of money and for clients going through transitions. This think tank created the Certified Financial Transitionist® (CeFT®) designation, and a division for training and certification called the Financial Transitionist® Institute. Susan has served on the FPA’sNational Board of Directors, she currently sits on the National Football League’s Players Association’s Financial Education Advisory Board, and she serves as the Dean of Transitions for the Council of Deans of the Purposeful Planning Institute. She is seen and heard frequently in the national media, including NBC’s Nightly News, CNN, NPR, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She is the author of Sudden Money: Managing a Financial Windfall (Wiley 2000), and her TEDx Wilmington Women talk is called, “Change launches you into the next great chapter of your life, whether you like it or not.” It can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcf7zbW1C7Y

She is the recipient of the Insiders Forum Iconoclast Award 2017.