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Upcoming Presentations:


April 25, 2017, Carrie LaShell. "The ABC's of First Impressions", Carrie LaShell

May 2, 2017, Rebecca Martin, "Three Ways to Own your Power (and how to get rid of  everything else)"Rebecca C. Martin

May 9, 2017, Julia Glyde, "Thriving in the Midst of Transition"Julia Glyde

May 16, 2017, Phyliss Ginsberg, "Possibilities"Phyliss Ginsberg.com

May 23, 2017, Chestor Santos, The International Man of Memory, "Memory Training for Job Seekers"International Man of Memory.

May 30, 2017, Group Exercise

June 6, 2017, Linda Patten, "Leadership in the Job Interview: What you need to know"Dare to Dream with Linda

July 18, 2017, Dr. Beth Halbret, "Managing Your Inner Teenager", Dr. Beth

Click "More" to see our past speakers & links to their services or websites


Past Presentations & Speakers:

April 18, 2017, Dark

April 11, 2017, Dark

April 4, 2017, Loyd Aeurbach, "Practicing - Speak as Yourself"Speak as Yourself

March 28, 2017, Merideth Mehlberg, "Clarity + Action + Perseverance = Results"Merideth Mehlberg

March 21, 2017, Mary Knippel, "The Pen’s in Your Hand - Unleash Your Story Worth Writing"Your Writing Mentor

March 14, 2017, Absolutely Abby, "Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts", Absolutely Abby 

March 7, 2017, Bill Pollack, "How to Keep Your Financial Boat Afloat During a Job Change"Interis Financial Partners

February 28, 2017, Kimi Avary, "3 Keys to Gender Harmony in the Workplace"Workplace Navigation System

February 21, 2017, La Shawn Wells, "Learn the 9 Steps of Goal Setting"Right Choice Coaching

February 14, 2017, Clara Chorley, "3 Big Mistakes Job Seekers make that Cause them to Lose Motivation, Focus and Not Find the Job they Want"Clarity UNLIMITED

February 7, 2017, Steven Richards, "How to Survive the Extreme Interview"Extreme Interviewing 

January 31, 2017, Deb Dutcher

January 24, 2017, Roberta Redden

January 17, 2017, Deanne Gamba

January 10, 2017, Nicola Walker

January 3, 2017, group activity

December 27, 2016 ***No General Meeting***

 December 20, 2016, William Wesley, "4 Secrets of Happiness", Full Life Balance

 December 13, 2016, Dan Rink, Career Coach, "Using the Networking Dialog and Talent Table During the Holiday Season"

 December 6, 2016, 9:30 Rod Ford-Smith -- Covered California Enrolled Agent. Bring your questions to get answers.

December 6, 2016, 11:00am George Parrish: George Parrish

November 29, 2016, Absolute Abby, Absolutely Abby

November 22, 2016, ***No General Meeting*** Have A Happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 15, 2016, Julie Anderson, "Want Success? Use Your Brain. "Your Best Mind Online

November 8, 2016, Puja Markus,  

November 1, 2016, Sonya Williams, "Turn Bah-humbug into Ah-ha"Are You Ready for More

October 25, 2016, Dr. Michiyo Ambrosius, Dr. Michiyo 

October 18, 2016, Matthew Silverberg, "Your Work Portfolio" , Matthew Silverberg 

October 11, 2016, LaShawn B. Wells, "Vision and the Power of Goal Setting, Living the Life You Imagine"Right Choice Coaching

October 4, 2016, Steven Campbell, "Rewire Your Brain to find that Perfect Job"

September 27, 2016, Anita Johnson, "Negotiation: Getting What You're Worth"

September 20, 2016, Gavan Ambrosini, "How to Organize your Job Search"

September 13, 2016, Bill Pollak, "How to Keep your Financial Boat Afloat During a Career Transition"Your Money Journey

September 6, 2016, Group Activity

August 30. 2016, Chester Santos, "Memory Training for Job Seekers"International Man of Memory

August 23, 2016 ***

August 16, 2016, Randy Block, Randy Block

August 9,2016, Don McCormick (former EU member), "Personal Branding"

August 2, 2016, Kimi Avary, "3 Keys to Gender Harmony in the Workplace"Work Place Navigation System

July 26, 2016, Michael Anne Conley, "Freedom!  Tame Habits That Keep You Stuck - Your Job Search from the Inside Out"Habits Into Health

July 19, 2016, David Petrovay, PhD, "Transition and Your Job Search: How to Get from an Ending to a Beginning"David Petrovay Coaching 

July 12, 2016, Jim Holtan, "Video Resumes"Jim Holtan

July 5, 2016, Group Activity

June 28, 2016, David Mitroff, "The Networked Professional: Maximizing your Online Connections", Professional Connecto

June 21, 2016, Roy Terry, "Your Pitch Taken to the Next Level to Make It More Interesting, More Memorable and More Fun", Get a Winning Pitch

June 14, 2016, Marcia Davis-Cannon, "Uncover Your Calling", Uncover Your Calling

June 7, 2018, Linda Patten, "Leadership in the Job Interview: What you need to Know"Dare 2 Dream with Linda 

May 31, 2016, Group Activity

May 24, 2016, Debbieac Lewis, "How to Navigate the Federal Hiring System" USA Jobs 

May 17, 2016, Stacy Leitner, "Securing Employment:  Tips and Tricks"A Great Day's Work 

May 10, 2016, Reynold Lewke,"Take Charge of Your Career – Understanding Why and How You Need to Plan for 2050"Reynold Lewke

May 3, 2016, Leslie Landberg,  "DREAM Curriculum" LinkedIn Profile 

April 26, 2016, Dick Scoppettone, "Starting Your Next Career"Little Biz

April 19, 2016, Dr. Michelle Peticolas, "From Loss to Illumination: Grief as a Gateway to Power, Purpose and Prosperity", Secrets of Life and Death

April 12, 2016, Clara Chorley, "3 Big Mistakes Job Seekers Make that Cause Tem to Lose Motivation, Focus and Not Find the Job They WantClarity UNLIMITED

April 5, 2016, Puja Markus-Brooks, "Know Your Options to be Strategic when Accessing Your Retirement Funds", Edward JonesLinkedIn Profile

March 29, 2016, Gavan Ambrosini, "How to Get the 'Professional Edge' - Tips for Accelerating Your Job Search", California Employers Association

March 22, 2016, Randy Peyser, "Don't Just Think Outside the Box - Flatten It"Author One Stop

March 15, 2016, Kimi Avary, "5 Keys to Gender Harmony in the Workplace" Work Place Navigation System

March 8, 2016, Dr. Raul Deju, "The Most Important Talk You Will Ever Listen To!"Raul Deju

March 1, 2016, Loyd Auerbach, "Team Building", Speak as Yourself

February 23, 2016, Larry Jacobson, "Redefining Retirement"Larry Jacobson

February 16, 2016, Tony Wilkins, "What to Do While Looking for Work", Tony Wilkins Author and Radio personality

February 9, 2016, Rebecca Martin, "How to Read Body Language of Your Interviewer"Rebecca C. Martin

February 2, 2016, William Wesley, "6 steps to the Best You"Full Life Balance

January 19, 2016, Amanda Elo'esh Johnsen, M.A., "Discover Your True Purpose; Find the Job You Love"Amanda Elo'esh Johnsen, M.A.

January 12, 2016, Abby Kohut, "", Absolutely Abby

January 5, 2016, Rebecca Martin, "Best Body Language Practices for a Successful Interview"Rebecca C. Martin

December 22 & 29, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

December 15, 2015, Chester Santos

December 8, 2015, Stephanie Staidly, The Right Brain Entrepreneur

December 1, 2015, Mark Statton

November 24, 2015, No Speaker - Group Activity

November 17, 2015, Eric Waisman, "Enhance Your Social Intelligence!", Jaunty

November 10, 2015, Italina Kirk's, "Leverage LinkedIn", Italina Image

November 3, 2015, Mary Knippel, “Your Writing Mentor", Your Writing Mentor

October 27, 2015, Carolyn CJ Jones,"Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Beyond the Old Job", Carolyn CJ Jones

October 20, 2015, Iris Stallworth-Grayling, MA, Ht, CPC, "Joy as a Path to Power!", Joy, Love, Power

October 13, 2015, Julie Anderson, "Want Success? Use Your Brain", Your Best Mind Online

October 6, 2015, Loyd Auerbach, "Speak as Yourself", Speak as Yourself

September 29, 2015, Richard Morgin, "Is Entrepreneurship for You", Is Entrepreneurship for You?

September 22, 2015, Linda Paten, "Five Most Important Things to Show the Interviewer”, Dare 2 Dream with Linda

September 15, 2015, Steven Campbell, "How We Learn", The Brain Whisperer

September 8, 2015, EU Member Activity, TBD

September 1, 2015, Jai Jiaong, Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur, "Bust Fears and Build Courage", Fearbuster Website

August 25, 2014, Bobbie LaPorte, Career Coach & 6x Ironman Triathalon Athlete, "3 Keys that will Instruct & Inspire You to Meet the Challenges You Face", Bobbie LaPorte and Associates

August 18, 2015, Michael MacDonald, Financial Advisor, "Social Security Planning", The Financial Advisor Website

August 11, 2015, Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor, "How Can I Earn What I Am Worth, WCA Berkeley Website

August 4, 2015, Phyllis Ginsberg, Survival to Thrival Coach, "Possibilities Presentation", Phylliss Ginsberg Website

July 28, 2015, Tom Pearson, Life Success Coach, "Thinking into Results", Own My Greatness

July 21, 2015, Chester Santos, The International Man of Memory, "Memory Training for Job Seekers", International Man of Memory

July 14, 2015, Susan Chritton, Executive Career Coach & Brand Strategist, "Personal Branding in a time of Transition", Susan Chritton

July 7, 2015, George Parrish, Business Coach, "Network like a Pro", Consultants GP

June 30, 2015, Ellen Looyen, Brand and Influence Coach, "The Art of Personal Branding", Personal Branding

June 23, 2015, Rick Silva, The Referral Coach, The Network Connection

June 16, 2015, Bill Pollak, Financial Advisor, "How to Keep Your Financial Boat Afloat During a Career Change", Your Money Journey

June 9, 2015, Holly Hansen, Empowerment Coach, "Breaking the Glass: How to Stop Listening to all the Things that are Holding You Back from Happiness and Success", Four Keys

June 2, 2015, Dr. Susan Bernstein, Career Empowerment and Leadership Coach, "Interviewing with Power and Authenticity", Sensational Shift

May 26, 2015, Rikk Hansen, Career and Leadership Coach, "The Career Calling Guide", Brillant NEXT

May 19, 2015, Craig Nathanson, Vocational Coach, "Joyful Work in Midlife - The Five Stages", The Vocational Coach

May 12, 2015, Annie Mergens, Ashley Vignola & Emily Tadlock, recruiters with Accountemps, Office Team & Robert Half, AccounTemps, Office Team, Robert Half

May 5, 2015, Koorosh Ostowari, Author, "Powerful Life Strategies that can help you manage Stress and Anxiety around your job, finances and life transition", The Money Anxiety Cure

April 28, 2015, Steven Richards, Retired Recruiter and SCORE Volunteer, "Extreme Interviewing" Extreme Interviewing

April 21, 2015, Christine Lambert, Regional Recruiter with Nelson Staffing, "Hiring Trends in the Bay Area", Nelson Staffing

April 14, 2015, Brian Pierskalla, Former EU Member, "How to Get a Government Job", LinkedIn Profile

March 31, 2015, Abby Kohut, Author & Speaker on Recruitment and Career Development, "Secrets Recruiters Don't Want You to Know", Absolutely Abby

March 24, 2015, Elizabeth "Lizz" Proctor, The Resume Doctor, "Effective Resume Secrets©", The Resume DoctorPresentation Documents:Verbs Categorized by Skill, How Fonts Affect the Subconscious Overview, Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions, Instructions 7 Steps to Developing Effective Resume Content Summary, Worksheet 7 Steps to Developing Effective Resume Content Form, IT Cover Letter and Functional Resume Sample

March 17, 2015, Jennifer Ewing, Artist, "Navagating Change/Developing an Inner Compass", How to Navigate Change

March 17, 2015, (9:30-10:00), Susie O'Bryant, Small Business Development Center, "Give your Business the Competitive Edge”No-Cost Resources from the SBDC and more….., LinkedIn Profile

March 10, 2015, Laura Paradise, Life Coach, "Assert Yourself - Tips & Techniques to Help You Be Bold & Get Hired", Laura Paradise Coaching

March 3, 2015, Don McCormick, Our own EU Member, "How to Create a Personal Marketing Plan that Focuses Your Job Search"

February 24, 2015, Darlene Abbott, EDD Representative, "EDD Classes and Resources", EDD

February 17, 2015, Cara Cordini, Professional Life Coach, "Happiness Habit: 'Happy' Your Way to Success", Flashlight Coaching

February 10, 2015, Clara Chorley, Business Life Coach and Keynote Speaker, "3 Big Mistakes That Cause Job Seekers to Lose Motivation, Focus and Not Find the Job They Want", Clarity Unlimited

February 3, 2015, Melissa Washington, Speaker, Author and Trainor, "Using LinkedIn to Find Work", Get Back to Work

January 27, 2015, William Wesley, Transformational Speaker and Top Performance Coach, "Establishing the Foundation of Success, Part 2", Full Life Balance

January 20, 2015, William Wesley, Transformational Speaker and Top Performance Coach, "Establishing the Foundation of Success, Part 1", Full Life Balance

January 13, 2015, David Jones, Vice President, Human Resources at Kaiser Permanente, "The 'How and 'Why' of Networking", LinkedIn Profile

January 6, 2015, Jay Whiting, "New's Resolution Fixer - How to Make Them Real", Forward Aspiration

December 30, 2014, EU Activity

December 23, 2014, EU Activity

December 16, 2014, Eva Angvert Harren, "Standing in Your Power with Authenticity", BEAM LiFE

December 9, 2014, Susan Strong, "Becoming Your Own CEO", The Entrepreneur's Source

November 25, 2014, Sandy Sanderson, "Winning the Interview", Meridian Executive Resources --(Scheduled but speaker was unable to attend due to health complications.)

November 11, 2014, Puja Marcus-Brooks, "Planning Your Financial Future", Edward Jones

November 4, 2014, Mark Sackett, "The Art of Active Networking", The Art of Active Networking Website

October 28, 2014, Richard Bertrand, "Navigating a Successful TransitionLinkedIn Profile

October 21, 2014, Alan Bailey, "Recruiting Exposed" Bara Infoware, Inc.

October 14, 2014, Antoinette Dawson , "Part 2 -You're Hired, Preparing for the Offer"

October 7, 2014, Noelle Morra , "Three Ways to Channel & Turn Stress into Action"

September 30, 2014, Ron Elsdon, "How to Build a Non-Traditional Career Path", Elsdon Organizational Renewal

September 23, 2014, Teresa Garza, "Keep Your Home California" San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

September 16, 2014, Antoinette Dawson, "Part 1- You're in our Top 3, Preparing for the Final Interview"

September 9, 2014, Tony Wilkins, "Ten Tips for Increasing Your Visibility with Prospects", Tony Wilkins Talk Radio

September 2, 2014, Sandeep Saxena, "How to Stay Motivated during the Job Search" This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

August 26, 2014, Sandra Patino, "Strategies to Turn Obstacles into Opportunities", Sandra Patino Global

August 19, 2014, Al Hulvey, "Getting a Job is as Easy as 1-2-3", CareerActions.org

August 12, 2014 Vanesse Johnson, "Brand You and Your Career", On the Move Careers

August 5, 2014, Donna Fedor, "Creating a Powerful Foundation and Plan for your Job Search", Affinity People Solutions

July 29, 2014, George Parrish, "Networking", Eco File Corp

July 22, 2014, Michael Webb, "6 Weeks to Multiple Job Offers", Kimco Staffing Services, Inc.

July 15, 2014, Bill Pollack, "How to Keep Your Financial Boat Afloat during a Career Change" Your Money Journey

July 8, 2014, Dave Boitano, Bob Coleman, "How to Stay Positive During Your Job Search"

July 1, 14, Gene Nokes, "A Modern Job Search Starts with Strategy", Gene Nokes

June 17, 2014, Alex Harris, "Starting a Business as a Career Alternative", The Entreprenuer's Source

June 10, 2014, Marjorie Wallace, "Success Tips from an Employment Lawyer: Papertrail your next Job", Marjorie's LinkedIn profile

June 3, 2014, Jeff Lemmo, "Managing Your Career Transition", Jeff Lemmo NY Life Agent

May 27, 2014, Dr. Laura Lyons, "How to Find the Job You Deserve"

May 20, 2014, Ian Moore, "The Rules of Three- Communication, Achievement & Happiness", Moore Career Consulting

May 13, 2014, William K. Wesley, JD, MBA, "Full Life Balance", Full Life Balance

May 6, 2014, Odette Pollar, "Strategic Volunteering: How Advisory Council Positions Can Keep You in the Game", Smart Ways to Work

April 29, 2014, Ellen Looyen, "The Art of Personal Branding", Ellen Looyen Communications

April 22, 2014, Ronan Cosme, "The Ascent Path: How to Make Yourself a More Marketable Candidate", Ascent Services Group

April 15, 2014 Jane Ransom, "Five Scientific Motivators to Keep You on Track", Jane Ransom- The Science of Personal & Professional Relationships

April 8, 2014, Tom Bobich, "Nuts and Bolts of Networking", Tom Bobich

April 1, 2014, Dory Willer, SPHR, PCC, "Shifting Your Results – in Life, Career and with your Job Search”, Beacon Quest Coaching

March 25, 2014, Mark Guterman, "Staying in the Game: Finding Work in Challenging Times", Meaningful Careers

March 18, 2014, Joie Seldon , MA, "Making a Great Impression-Presentation and Communication Skills for a Successful Career", Business Results Coaching

March 11, 2014, Lynn Fraley, RN, MN, DrPH, "Creating the Right Space for Opportunity", Endless Energy & Wellness

March 4, 2014, Abby Kohut, "Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified", Absolutely Abby

February 25, 2014, Lara Honos-Webb, PH.D, "The Gift in Your Job Search", Visionary Soul

February 18, 2014, Simma Lieberman, "How to Build Rapport & Interact with Anyone", Simma Lieberman Associates

February 11, 2014, Craig Harrison, "The Toastmaster Imperative-Use Toastmasters to Polish your CV, Ace Your Interview & Win Your Next Job!",  Expressions of Excellence

February 4, 2014, Anne Marie DePaul Haddock, "Stand up for Your Career"

January 28, 2014, Cindy Lima & Officer Frasen, "Age Well, Drive Smart", California Highway Patrol Safe Driving Program

January 21, 2014, Steve Botts, "Get a Job in 35-40 days using an Accelerated Job Search", LDS Jobs Resource Center

January 14, 2014, Larry Dillon, "What is the Recruiter Thinking during the Interview", Dillon Gray Recruiting

January 7, 2014, Renata Raza, "Where is the Horizon? Testing your Limits", Being Daring

January 2, 2014, Larry Swindell, "The Hazards of Divided Interests"

December 17, 2013, Susan RoAne, "How to Work a Room" Susan RoAne

December 10, 2013, Shashi Dosai, "Body Language", California Institute of Etiquette

December 3, 2013, Jill Williams, "Accept Where You Are to Get Where You're Going!" JC Williams Group

November 26, 2013, Richard Hemingway, "Lessons for Finding a New Position" Hemingway Associates

November 19, 2013, Dr. John Steward, Clinical Psychologist, "Ride the Waves. Do not be Consumed by Them. Overcoming Depression & Anxiety", Dr. John Steward

November 12, 2013, Patrick O'Donnell, "4 Steps for Asking and Getting a Job" The Plus Group

November 5, 2013, Sue Hamill, ACA Issue Lead, "Low-Cost Healthcare"

October 29, 2013, Joyce Seitz, "Economic Development Specialist, Concord, CA", JFK Entrepreneurial Program

October 22, 2013, Steve Richards, "Extreme Interviewing, How to use PAR statements", Extreme InterviewingYour Guide to Surviving An 'Extreme Interview'

October 15, 2013, Pamela Cook, "Pamela Cook Development Search", How to find nonprofit executive positions

October 8, 2013, Rikk Hansen, "In Limbo to On Fire Again!", On Fire Again!

October 1, 2013, No Meeting - Event Night with Susan Chritton, "Personal Branding for Dummies"

September 24, 2013, Gregory DePaco, LinkedIn 1.0 LinkedIn

September 17, 2013, Puja Marcus-Brooks, "Outlook and Opportunities: Overcoming obstacles" Puja Markus-Brooks, Edward Jones Investments All EJI seminars

September 10, 2013, Teri Hockett, "Whats for Work? "Employed by Life" What's for Work?

September 3, 2013, No meeting

August 27, 2013, Mary Eileen Williams, Career Expert, "Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50, Mary Eileen Williams

August 20, 2013, Julie Kramer, Career Expert, "Best Executives, Changing Industries and Roles, Best Executives

August 13, 2013, Panicia Stroski, "Robert Half, Walnut Creek", Office Team

August 6, 2013, Gregory DePaco, "Senior Enterprise Account Executive, LinkedIn 1.0"

July 30, 2013, Marty McMahon, "Fleming - Martin Executive Search", Marty McMahon

July 23, 2013, Attila Bardos, "Robert Half International", Attila-Bardos



Some of our Featured Speakers

Upcoming Presentations:


April 25, 2017, Carrie LaShell. "The ABC's of First Impressions", Carrie LaShell

May 2, 2017, Rebecca Martin, "Three Ways to Own your Power (and how to get rid of  everything else)"Rebecca C. Martin

May 9, 2017, Julia Glyde, "Thriving in the Midst of Transition"Julia Glyde

May 16, 2017, Phyliss Ginsberg, "Possibilities"Phyliss Ginsberg.com

May 23, 2017, Chestor Santos, The International Man of Memory, "Memory Training for Job Seekers"International Man of Memory.

May 30, 2017, Group Exercise

June 6, 2017, Linda Patten, "Leadership in the Job Interview: What you need to know"Dare to Dream with Linda

July 18, 2017, Dr. Beth Halbret, "Managing Your Inner Teenager", Dr. Beth

Click "More" to see our past speakers & links to their services or websites


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Recent Gold Card Members

Congratulations to these members on their new jobs:    

Anne Belt - March

Duane Williams - March  

Jessie Ding - February

Roberta Redden - January

Steve Aronson - January

Alicia Gordon - December

Mary Merschat - December

Andrea Orozco - December

Jalal Afifi - December

Don Toyofuku - November

Martin Wong - November

Carol Zischke - November

Brian Boer - October

Nicolas Menjivar - October

Steven Sheung - October

Mike Wood - October

Travis Burkey - September

Andrew Pierce - September

Steven Buhler - August

Jose Santiago - August

Connie Yaeger - July

Robert Chapple - June

Kevin Esch - June

Luis Medina - June

Micheline Proctor - June

Edward Rennacker - June

Robyn Romanucci - June

Pam Fenenbock - May

Ivan Herrera - May

Sherrie Hamilton - May

Elisa Minaya - May

Steve Keiter - May

Carlun Robinson - May

Sharon Crane - April

Ciel Gierke - April

Adam Hernandez - April

Alex Lopez - April

Carole Lucido - April