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Upcoming Shows

NOV 18
Derek Volk
Author
Chasing the Rabbit:
A Dad’s Life Raising a Son
on the Spectrum
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NOV 25 – Replay
Diane Mulcahey
Author
The Gig Economy
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DEC 2
John Rodgers
Author
Becoming a Servant Leader
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DEC 9
Kelly Flagg
The Body Architect
Wellness in the Workplace
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DEC 16 – REPLAY
Debra Weiss Ford
Sheehan Phinney
The Jerk At Work
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Jan 6
Tawny Alvarez
Verrill Dana
When Employees Speak Out
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Autism in the Workplace

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Derek Volk
President, Volk Packaging
Host of the Derek Volk Show
Author of Chasing the Rabbit
‘A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum’

Autism in the Workplace –

Derek Volk’s oldest child – his only son – was two-years-old when his wife suggested, “Something is not quite right with Dylan.” They struggled for the next several years as they were bounced from one “expert” to another, each offering a unique perspective on Dylan’s challenging behaviors. Finally, at eight-years-old, Dylan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and the Volk family was able to start making sense of Dylan’s differences.

In Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum, Derek Volk shares his experiences raising a son on the Autism spectrum. Both Dylan and Derek write about the challenges, triumphs and coping strategies from the early days to the adolescent years to life in the “real world” as a young adult. This book showcases the unique relationship between a father and his son who has spent his entire life chasing the rabbit.

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lessons – Replay

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Karen Friedman
Author
Ordinary People: Extraordinary Lessons

Karen Friedman is an international communications expert who has worked with professionals on four continents. Author of the best-selling book ‘Shut Up and Say Something’ (Praeger Publishing), she heads Karen Friedman Enterprises, Inc. which has been teaching professionals how to become more compelling communicators for two decades.

Her expertise was recognized by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton who tapped Karen to provide media and political training for women in South and Central America. Since then, her firm has worked across industries, with a specialty in life sciences and pharmaceuticals coaching executives, key opinion leaders and teaching patient advocates how to share their stories with impact. She has prepared scores of spokespeople for FDA meetings, investor presentations, high profile media interviews, IPO’s, congressional hearings, panel discussions and leadership events.

Karen spent more than two decades as an award-winning major market television news reporter whose breaking coverage of local and national events aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America and Nightline. Her last stop was ABC-TV Action News in Philadelphia. Today, she continues to write as a columnist for the Philadelphia Business Journal and her articles are syndicated nationwide.

Karen is adjunct faculty at Smith College’s prestigious executive education programs for women where she teaches leadership communications. In addition, she hosts the popular Internet TV and radio series on ReachMD which helps health care professionals improve their communication skills. She is also the co-creator of Presenters Pal™, the first on-line interactive tool to help professionals present like pros.

smilingFrequently quoted by publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune and CNN Money, Karen is a professional speaker who has repeatedly received top rated speaker awards. Her articles on leadership and communication techniques are regularly published in business magazines and on-line sites and her popular monthly communication video tips are viewed by thousands of subscribers.

Other published works include “Speaking of Success”, which she co-authored with several best-selling writers including Stephen R. Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager) and Jack Canfield (co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul).

Karen earned her degree at the Pennsylvania State University and furthered her studies at the University of Manchester in England. She is a member of numerous organizations including the National Speakers Association, International Association of Business Communicators, Public Relations Society of America, American Society of Training and Development and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association where she consistently receives the top rated speaker award at international leadership conferences.

Karen lives in the Philadelphia area with her family.

Credit Union Trends Today

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Elizabeth Hayes
President/CEO
Infinity Credit Union

Credit Union Trends Today –

As the former Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, MN, Hayes’ background includes expertise in Strategic Planning, Real Estate, Finance/Accounting, Investor Relations, Operations, Payment Systems, Business Performance, Quality Assurance, Human Resources and Marketing.  Hayes played a critical role in Affinity Plus FCU’s organic growth from $335M to $3.6B in assets under management, increasing the number of members served from 40,000 to nearly 200,000.  Liz began as Infinity’s new President/CEO on Oct. 6.

Infinity Federal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Maine, established in 1921. It is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative, offering a wide range of financial services to individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Cumberland and York Counties and the City of Bangor, Maine. They have four offices located in Westbrook, Portland, Bangor and Arundel.

Stuff that Just Shouldn’t Happen

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Stuff that Just Shouldn’t Happen –

Peter is a partner at Brann & Isaacson. He provides advice and counsel on labor and employment law and education law.

Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean, Inc. In this role, he advises clients on personnel practices and employee relations matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, layoffs and plant closures, union grievances and collective bargaining, disability and religious accommodation issues, conducting and supervising internal investigations, coordinating state and federal leave laws, and negotiating and drafting employment contracts and separation agreements.

Peter also represents public school districts and municipalities throughout Maine. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment Law-Management).

Peter presents each year at the Maine Human Resources Conference (2002 to present); the Annual Employment Law Update for Central Maine Human Resources Association (2004 to present); the Maine School Management Conference (1996 to present); the Maine Education Law Conference (2007 to present); and the L.L. Bean Human Resources Law Training (1999 to present).

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC.