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Sheehan Phinney
The Jerk At Work

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Stuff that Just
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New Franchising Trends
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Tawny Alvarez
Verrill Dana
When Employees Speak Out


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Deadly Sins of Employee Termination – Replay

Saturday, October 8, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:


Mark Gonska, VP
Career Transition Services
Dise & Company

Employee Terminations:
Deadly Sins –

Mark Gonska leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company.  He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make:  retaining employees they should release.  Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers.  He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

He designs and delivers leadership and executive coaching with a method combining People, Process and Passion.

Over the last 20 years, Mark has built a significant network of contacts in business, industry, education and not-for-profit organizations.  Nurturing thousands of personal contacts has proven vital to his success.

Mark’s earlier employment included international marketing and product management positions in a Fortune 200 corporation, successful start-up and development of a technology based company and entrepreneurial roles.  He holds a BA in communications from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and completed additional human resources study at Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio).  He is a certified Birkman consultant.

Mark has served on the Board for the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management and is on the Faces of Hope committee for the Volunteers of America.  A nationally certified professional resume writer, he contributed to the book The Five O’Clock Club Guide to Building a Great Resume.

Mark speaks with enthusiasm and candor on many career related topics.  He’s been interviewed on television, radio and on-line webcasts.  Mark enjoys cycling, connecting with his six children and has yet to convince his wife he should skydive and SCUBA dive on the same day.

Mark Gonska can be reached at or

The Speaker’s Edge

Saturday, September 17, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Ken-LizotteKen Lizotte
Chief Imagination Officer

2 New Books

Author of The Speaker’s Edge: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Locating and Landing Lots of Speaking Gigs (Maven House Press), The Expert’s Edge: Become the Go-To Authority that People Turn to Every Time (McGraw-Hill), and five other books, Ken Lizotte and his team transform consultants, entrepreneurs, business experts, attorneys and professional services professionals and their firms into “thoughtleaders,” thereby separating them the competitive pack.

A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Ken speaks frequently at national and local business events including annual appearances at Harvard and the Concord Festival of Authors. From 2000-2005, he served as chapter president of IMC New England, followed by a term on the national board of IMC USA. He is a member of the CEO Club of Boston and the Association of Management Consulting Firms, a graduate of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting College and the pro bono President of the Thoreau Farm Trust.

A thoughtleader in his own right, Ken has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, Financial Times, Investors’ Business Daily, National Public Radio, CBS-TV, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Boston Globe, to name just a few. He has published hundreds of articles including blogs and columns for the American Management Association and Boston Magazine. He’s a co-founder of the National Writers Union.

Immigration for Employment Part 2

Saturday, September 17, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Warecki_Torso_72dpiNathan Warecki
Business Immigration Attorney
Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green

Phone: 603.627.8189
Fax: 603.641.2391


Nathan joined the firm in 2013. His practice focuses on corporate law. Other areas of practice include corporate governance, immigration, private companies and professional practices and labor, employment and employee benefits. Prior to joining the firm, Nathan was an extern for the Honorable Joseph N. Laplante of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He was also a Teaching Assistant in the areas of Torts and Constitutional Law for the UNH School of Law.

Between college and law school, Nathan worked as an immigration paralegal in New Hampshire. He assisted attorneys in representing U.S. businesses seeking employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas for their employees. He also helped individuals seek humanitarian relief from removal, permanent residence, and U.S. citizenship.


B.A., Stonehill College
J.D., cum laude, University of New Hampshire School of Law


Nathan served as the Chief Justice of the UNH Law Moot Court Advisory Board from 2012 to 2013. He also was a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program and participated in the UNH Law Moot Court program.

Memberships and Admissions

Nathan is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Community Involvement

Nathan serves on the Intown Concord ‘Market Days’ Planning Committee. He is also a member of the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 88.