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Mentoring

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Kathy Kilroy 

The Mentor Group

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Mentoring –

President and Co-founder of The Mentor Group Inc., a leading career management firm founded in 1988. The Mentor Group provides services to enhance organizational effectiveness and support individual development and success. Services include: Leadership Assessment, Executive Coaching, High Impact Mentoring, Career Development, Outplacement and Lifestyle Transition Planning for Retirement.

The Mentor Group is a member of Lincolnshire International and Arbora Global Career Partners with offices in over 180 cities worldwide. Kathy serves on the Board of Directors for the US Affiliates. Kathy has a passion for mentoring and developing leaders. She is highly regarded for her ability to develop customized talent management strategies for organizations and for coaching leaders to leverage their strengths to achieve peak performance and to deliver business results.

Her clients and experience span Fortune 500 companies to start-ups in a variety of industries. She is known for action and results and bringing out the best in people. Kathy is committed to mentoring women and helping them excel in their careers and to achieve better work-life integration. She is the founder and sponsor of the Career Mentoring Alliance focused on providing leadership development and building professional networks and alliances for female leaders and entrepreneurs. Kathy serves as a Leadership Coach for the University of Illinois Leadership Certificate Program and coaches Business students as the plan and launch their careers.

Kathy serves as a board member and volunteer for The Lake County Haven, a social service agency dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless women and children. She is an active fundraiser and as a Mentor, prepares women to seek and secure employment opportunities as they rebuild their lives to live independently. Prior to establishing The Mentor Group Inc. Kathy’s experience includes international marketing and management experience in manufacturing and banking. Kathy earned undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Psychology from Western Michigan University and has completed numerous professional development programs and certifications in career development, life work planning, coaching and counseling.

She is a member of The Association of Career Firms International (ACF), a member and former board member of the International Association of Career Professionals (ICP), and the Human Resource Association of Chicago (HRMAC). Contact Kathy Kilroy at: 847-215-6110 Ext. 230 or kkilroy@mentorgroup.com

Career Fairs and Employment Assistance Programs

Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Guests:

Julie Arsenault
Advertising Sales Consultant

Portland Press Herald
Monster.com

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Account Executive at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram specializing in recruitment advertising for Mainejobs.com & Monster.com. Since joining the paper in 2004, Julie has been recognized by Monster.com for high sales performance, received Employee of the Quarter three times, & continues to be a marketing/recruitment resource for companies around the  state.

In addition to her passion for her career, Julie is also the Vice President of the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.  Her marketing experience helped launch the Chamber’s Buy Local Campaign, Seasons Greeeting Saturday and numerous other events.  She was recently recognized as the Chambers 2012 Volunteer of the Year.  Julie resides in Windham with her family and can be reached at jarsenault@pressherald.com or 207.615.2497.

 

Steve Stevens
President/CEO

Stevens Wellspring Group

Employee Assistance Program –

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Richard G. (Steve) Stevens Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Stevens Wellspring Group, a Maine based company currently providing employee assistance and loss prevention programs to organizations of all sizes and types. Mr. Stevens entered the medical field in 1976 and held a variety of positions ranging from consulting surgeons in the operating room to training surgeons throughout the United States in the use of surgical stapling instrumentation for the United States Surgical Corporation.

Mr. Stevens also served as a consultant to inventors of state-of-the-art medical products, assisting in the development of criteria for clinical trials, and establishing a national sales force to introduce new products to the marketplace. Mr. Stevens became the National Sales and Marketing Manager for Clinical Data Systems a national provider of Holter monitoring services throughout the United States with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. While in this position he introduced newly invented ambulatory blood monitoring services to the medical field throughout the company’s entire service area.

In the mid-90s Mr. Stevens Joined Affiliated Healthcare systems as a sales manager and moved into a position as the CEO of Affiliated’s Employee Assistance Program. In 1999 Steve formed The Stevens Wellspring Group initially only providing EAP Programs and has since expanded its services, which currently include but are not limited to: Wellness, EAP and Work-Life, Legal, Financial  concierge, etc. All of Stevens Wellspring Programs are currently available on local, national and international bases.

He is a proud Dad of 7 children with 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His interests are renovation of buildings on the National Historical Register, Golf, Skiing, Automobile Racing and current restoration of an old 57 TR3.

Drama and Engagement in the Workplace

Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Our Guest:

Cy Wakeman

President/CEO/Author

Reality Based Leadership

Topic: Drama and Engagement
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Our guest will be Cy Wakeman. Cy is a national keynote speaker advocating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, and SHRM.com.

Cy will be talking about her book Reality-Based leadership-Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace & Turn Excuses into Results. She discusses how we have been in challenging times in the past and we will be faced with challenging times again at some point in the future. The fact that times are challenging is not the source of our pain.
The source of our pain is the absence of great leadership based in reality. These times are calling for a new type of leader. We need leaders who are willing and able to recreate mindsets (their own and the mindsets of others) in order to change circumstances and lead in a new and revolutionary way.

Cy was honored this year in Mumbai, India where she was awarded the prestigious World HRD Congress Outstanding Leadership Award for her achievements as a global thought leader in 2012.

Peak Performance

Saturday, February 2, 2012

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Guest:

Don Macpherson,
President
Modern Survey

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Don is responsible for leading the sales, marketing, and consulting departments at Modern Survey. Drawing on 17 years of experience in the field of employee measurement, Don’s areas of expertise include understanding of employee and customer motivations, development of effective leadership, and creating processes for gathering feedback from transitioning employees.

Among a variety of interests, Don volunteers his time to the A Better Chance Foundation. He has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1998. Don’s undergraduate studies in Denmark and his stint as a professional basketball player in Germany have helped him understand the global challenges organizations face today. He earned his degree in History and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University.