Practical Suggestions on how to Deal with Career Transition – Mike Keane

Title: Practical Suggestions on how to Deal with Career Transition – Mike Keane
Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Date: 2017-12-05
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Mike has found himself in career transition more than once. He learned effective ways to streamline the job search, and to enjoy himself while doing it. In this presentation, Mike will discuss the following:
· Interviews – Mistakes people make, and how to set yourself apart from others

· Amusing stories of past interviews, and people Mike interviewed

· How much time should be spent weekly in job search activities

· What to do with your time while in transition

· Positive aspects of being in transition.

Three Ways to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Title: Three Ways to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Date: 2017-11-21
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Kathy Dolbow Doran is herself an entrepreneur, author of the book “Finding Your Niche Can be a Real Bitch,” as well as the 50PlusReinvented blog site, for those over 50 who embark on new career choices. She has presented at Back on Meetings and conducted workshops on how to think like an entrepreneur.

Come hear Kathy talk about the entrepreneurial mindset, which she tells us is much more than starting a business. It is learning how to chase your passions, and how to think outside of the box!

How to handle career transition blues – Befriending the depression in order to overcome it – Piero Falci

Title: How to handle career transition blues – Befriending the depression in order to overcome it – Piero Falci
Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Date: 2017-11-07
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: In Tuesday’s meeting we will look at how we respond to pain. Fight it? Push it away? Get angry at it? Or do we accept it as a visitor and learn from it? We will explore ways to deal with pain as a visitor, and how we might be able to enhance the qualities of our lives, rather than let pain overcome us.

Piero Falci is a Management Consultant with DAPA Training Coaching Consulting Services. He facilitates courses, seminars, and retreats on mindfulness, active parenting, leadership, and diversity. Piero has been actively involved with Back on Track since its inception.

Brainstorming: New Topics for our Back on Track Network Meetings

Title: Brainstorming: New Topics for our Back on Track Network Meetings
Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Date: 2017-10-17
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Our chapter is now four years old, but our outlook isn’t! In the past, we have had many topics geared toward getting us Back on Track in our professional careers. Next Tuesday’s meeting, on October 17, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., will be a chance to have an input on what topics may be beneficial to you and others. Remember to bring your personal or business cards.

This will be a brainstorming session. Brainstorming is a fun way to come up with creative ideas. Please join us and come with your ideas, keeping in mind our mission and vision. Let’s have some fun as we come up with topics!

Fourth Anniversary Celebration!

Title: Fourth Anniversary Celebration!
Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Date: 2017-10-03
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: The Coral Gables chapter of Back on Track will celebrate its fourth anniversary. We will have refreshments and reminisce about the four years in which we have had network meetings with those in career transition. If you have found Back on Track helpful, if you have presented at Back on Track, or if you are interested in hearing about what we do, please come to the celebration.

Job Search Lessons Learned – Mike Keane

Title: Job Search Lessons Learned – Mike Keane
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-09-05
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Mike will share from lessons he learned in his own job searches, and as an interviewer. Most lessons learned were through mistakes he made and mistakes he’s seen others make. Come and hear his trademarked “shotgun approach” to job searching, how not to plan for an interview, the importance of curiosity, and more.

Mike is a member of the Church, one of the founders of the Coral Gables Back on Track chapter, and works in IT security at Norwegian Cruise Line. He has an MBA from Thunderbird, and is the best tennis player on his block.

Assessing your Skills/Finding what you Want to do Through Research

Title: Assessing your Skills/Finding what you Want to do Through Research
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-08-15
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Laura Marks, past chair of Back on Track, will speak to us about how we can use our time in transition to determine where we best fit, and how we go about finding the right job for us. Laura, a seasoned HR executive, has been on both sides of the career search desk. She knows the best methods for taking advantage of the time we have in transition to discover what we should be and would like to be doing.

Laura Marks is Director of Employee Relations and Employee Development at Miami Dade College. She is an engaging speaker, who has “been there” and “gets it.”

What came first – the chicken or the egg? Bianca Moreiras

Title: What came first – the chicken or the egg? Bianca Moreiras
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-08-01
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Realizing that no matter what comes first there is potential to develop and grow. Whether you are job hunting, networking or just trying to better yourself this program will make you feel good and give you good advice.

Bianca Moreiras has been a leader, mentor and motivator in the legal profession for over 34 years. She has successfully guided over 400 members to become employed through motivational, spiritual and practical instruction.

Take a look at our social media accounts for upcoming events in our Davie, FL location!

Title: Take a look at our social media accounts for upcoming events in our Davie, FL location!
Location: St. Bonaventure Catholic Church-Davie, FL
Date: 2017-07-21
Description: For upcoming events, please check out our social media accounts!

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AARP’s 7 Smart Strategies

Title: AARP’s 7 Smart Strategies
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-07-18
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: AARP’s 7 Smart Strategies workshop introduces seven strategies successful jobseekers use to compete for full-time in-demand jobs. Workshop participants can also apply for AARP’s free coaching program that offers skill assessment, training, job search guidance and more. Marianne Lobo, AARP Back to Work 50+ Program Manager, will speak to us about the 7 Smart Strategies workshop and other resources AARP offers.