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Mentoring

Saturday, August 31, 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

Supreme Court Decisions

Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Katy Rand,
Partner

Pierce Atwood, LLC

US Supreme Court decisions –

Having worked in HR and management in the private sector, Katy brings hands-on experience to her practice. Her client work primarily involves employment law, with a focus on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage / hour issues.

Katy has litigated a number of employment cases in state and federal court, and routinely represents employers before the Maine Human Rights Commission. In addition, she advises employers on employment related matters including employee relations issues, performance management, leaves of absence, and the reasonable accommodation process.

After college and before attending law school, Katy completed a management training program with Hannaford Brothers Company and worked for this major New England grocery retailer in various capacities, including as a department manager and department specialist, managing inventory and margins, addressing employee relations issues, implementing corporate marketing programs, and preparing for new store openings in North Carolina and Virginia.

In addition, Katy has experience as a Human Resources Consultant at L.L. Bean, where she helped managers navigate the kinds of issues she advises her clients on today. After earning her law degree, Katy clerked for United States District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby.

HR Legislation

Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Amy Volk
State Rep for House District 127
Scarborough, Maine

Highlighting current HR legislation –
Amy Volk is the State Representative for House District 127, which includes part of Scarborough in Cumberland County.

She has been appointed to serve on the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee for the 125th Maine State Legislature. Rep. Volk resides in Scarborough with her husband Derek, the Vice President of a third-generation family business, Volk Packaging Corporation. They have four children.

Rep. Volk is active in the local community as the Board Secretary for the Root Cellar, a founding member of the Scarborough Young Life Advisory Committee, a member of Moms in Touch (Scarborough Chapter), and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit Parish Council. She has also served as the Board Secretary of The Children’s Theatre of Maine.

A graduate of Catherine McAuley High School in Portland, Rep. Volk went on to earn a B.S. in Human Development from the University of Maine. In addition to her legislative duties and community involvement Rep. Volk owns a small business and she has also worked as a substitute teacher. Rep. Volk’s personal interests include spending time with her family, running, Pilates, weight training, reading, and singing in her church’s worship band. She is also an expert softball, soccer, and figure skating spectator.

Creating a Best Places to Work Organization

Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10am

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Chris Arsenault,
HR Manager of Domestic Manufacturing

New Balance

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A talented and highly adaptable leader, Chris is dedicated to ensuring that Human Resource leadership is strategic, visible, adaptable, and trusted across business units.

Chris is highly regarded and sought out for his expertise in Associate Communications, Associate Relations, Workforce Planning, Strategic Business Planning, Training and Development, Team Leadership, Performance Management, and Workers Compensation Case Management.

His ability to adapt and apply problem solving methodology and HR Metrics to move the business forward has been critical to the transformation of the HR organization – all in support of New Balance’s lean manufacturing environment, the last manufacturer of athletic footwear in the U.S.

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Mark Holmes,
President

Health Coaches Inc.

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Health Coaches is a business that Mark Holmes has prepared for all his professional life.

At the Bay Club, one of Portland’s foremost fitness centers, he was general manager and led the development of a key partnership with a national physical therapy group. He also was responsible for training and mentoring the club’s personal fitness staff. In Camden, he created and directed comprehensive corporate health programs for Fortune 100 companies.

In New York, Mark was sales director for Miavita, a groundbreaking online corporate health and wellness program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health education from the University of Maine, with a concentration in human anatomy and exercise physiology.