Becoming a Part of the Gig Economy

Title: Becoming a Part of the Gig Economy
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-06-20
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The gig economy is a part of a new way companies and employees look at careers, security, and retirement. It is a new reality.

Maurice Pinto, MIT graduate, is VP of product development of Qc21 Technologies. Maurice is well-acquainted with the gig economy, and will share with us how we can incorporate some of its concepts into our own career search, job work, and retirement planning.

Vision and Mission – Take Action Now!

Title: Vision and Mission – Take Action Now!
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-06-06
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Fernando Lopez, CFO at Bluewater Builders, is a regular contributor to Back on Track. His presentations inspire us to consider where we are with our careers and in life. This Tuesday’s presentation is meant to persuade us to take action now!

When you feel stuck in whatever your plans are and you are not moving forward, it is time to SEE what you have being watching, to LISTEN to what you have heard and to FEEL to what you have being thinking.

“Job Searching in 3D Mode”: Body, Mind and Soul – Suely Piraino Argianas

Title: “Job Searching in 3D Mode”: Body, Mind and Soul – Suely Piraino Argianas
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-05-16
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Job Searching is much more than having all the “basic” requirements done. Awareness of the importance of the Body, Mind and Soul connection influences how we face a job search or career change. It can be effective, a positive phase, that can actually move us into a higher, happier and healthier, place in our lives. We will address when a Job search becomes a Soul journey and how a new balance occurs.

Suely Piraino Argianas is a Business Professional, a Board Member and Leader at the Coral Gables Back On Track Network, a Board of Director of GIG-Gifts In Golf, co-VP of Programming at the OWIT – Women in International Trade, presenter in Stress Management techniques, is also in career change herself. Suely will share some insights from her current sabbatical, while transitioning her aging parents, both with Alzheimer’s to a nursing home.

Be Your Own Search Agent! – Steve Sparling, President, Career Mapping Forum

Title: Be Your Own Search Agent! – Steve Sparling, President, Career Mapping Forum
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-05-26
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Steve Sparling is an executive search consultant. He has been an HR executive in firms like Burger King and Stephen Douglas. He has also enjoyed helping executives and others find their perfect corporate fit through coaching and focused job searches. Steve has a proven system for conducting a job search that helps candidates save precious time and find the job they are meant for. Steve will show us how we can employ the most effective tactics on our own when conducting a job search.

BOTN presents: Another Job or Maybe Start A Franchise?

Title: BOTN presents: Another Job or Maybe Start A Franchise?
Location: St. Bonaventure Church – Davie, FL | Parish Center
Date: 2017-04-17
Start Time: 19:00

Another Corporate Job or Start a Franchise | Back On Track Network | BOTND

The benefits and burdens of home ownership during a personal financial crisis

Title: The benefits and burdens of home ownership during a personal financial crisis
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-04-18
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Raymar Rodriguez ,MDC Finance Professor and author of The Little Green Book of Financial Happiness, will speak to us about strategies and options for those struggling with their homes. We may find ourselves under water due to career transition or the general economy. Raymar, who was the inaugural speaker at our group, will provide insights from his research and experience.

Meditation to Help Navigate Uncertain Times – Maria Massana, BOT member

Title: Meditation to Help Navigate Uncertain Times – Maria Massana, BOT member
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-04-04
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Transitions are always challenging, and looking for work is one of the major stressors in life. By keeping the mind focused, we develop the mental capacity to effectively respond and stay calm during stressful situations.

This session will provide an exploration of meditation as a tool for building resilience and navigating uncertain times. You will learn…
1. Simple F.O.C.U.S.™ meditation technique to help you remain present
2. How to establish a meditation practice and insights to stick with it
3. Latest Neuroscience research on meditation: What works and why
4. What really is “mindfulness”?

Maria Massana is a long-time meditator. Since 2003, she has annually attended 10 and 20 day silent retreats and continues to feel that the retreats have been the most precious days of her life. That’s why she loves inspiring others about meditation. (Note: In this talk, meditation is taught as a secular practice.)

Meditation to Help Navigate Uncertain Times – Maria Massana, BOT member

Title: Meditation to Help Navigate Uncertain Times – Maria Massana, BOT member
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017–4-04
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Transitions are always challenging, and looking for work is one of the major stressors in life. By keeping the mind focused, we develop the mental capacity to effectively respond and stay calm during stressful situations.

This session will provide an exploration of meditation as a tool for building resilience and navigating uncertain times. You will learn…
1. Simple F.O.C.U.S.™ meditation technique to help you remain present
2. How to establish a meditation practice and insights to stick with it
3. Latest Neuroscience research on meditation: What works and why
4. What really is “mindfulness”?

Maria Massana is a long-time meditator. Since 2003, she has annually attended 10 and 20 day silent retreats and continues to feel that the retreats have been the most precious days of her life. That’s why she loves inspiring others about meditation. (Note: In this talk, meditation is taught as a secular practice.)

BOTN presents: What Lent Teaches Us

Title: BOTN presents: What Lent Teaches Us
Location: St. Bonaventure Church
Date: 2017-04-03
Start Time: 19:00
Description: Bring a Friend!

LENT | Back On Track Network

 

Resumes and Cover Letters – Homer Reid

Title: Resumes and Cover Letters – Homer Reid
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-03-21
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: What are current thoughts on resumes? Are they still important to getting that interview? Are cover letters expected, and if so, what should be in them? How do your resume and cover letter differentiate you from other candidates? Homer Reid has been counselling individuals and groups in career transition for over 20 years. He is a favorite presenter at Back on Track, as he always provides focused, valuable insight to any subject he presents. Take your resume and sample cover letters to the meeting, and be prepared to hear suggestions for improvement.