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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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If you'd like to be a guest on the HR Power Hour, please email David at dciullo@cmacareer.com

Lead Your Journey

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

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Our Guest:

Doug Packard
Author
Lead Your Journey

Douglas A. Packard (CEO/Owner)  gained over 20 years of leadership and management experience before starting his consulting practice in 2001.  He had success in a number of different positions in the information processing industry including Account Manager, District Manager, Domestic Marketing, International Product Management and Strategic Planning.  He was involved in multiple industries, worked with businesses of all sizes, and traveled extensively worldwide.

During one especially rewarding period, Doug helped develop an innovative Customer Relationship Management Process that included  cross-functional/cultural teams.  As a result of this effort, customer satisfaction levels and revenues were increased sharply and Doug became inspired by the breakthrough learning that took place in teams made up of members with diverse backgrounds.  This experience was pivotal to Doug learning that a fresh set of eyes, coming from a different perspective, can make a world of difference when trying to take a relationship, a project, a product line, or an entire business, to the next level of success.

During periods with two different Fortune 1000 companies, Doug held strategic positions in which he managed relationships with numerous outside consultants.  Through this experience Doug formed his beliefs and  values about “The way consulting should be!”

In 2001, Doug opened his practice with Renaissance Executive Forums and dedicated himself to helping top executives and business owners accelerate their success. He organizes and leads custom designed peer groups, provides individual coaching, and helps leaders increase the effectiveness of their management teams.

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Doug writes a column for Mainebiz called “Views from the top – Issues facing top leadership“.  He is a volunteer mentor and resource for MCED (Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development). He also recently participated on a CEO panel at Mainebiz‘ Maine Momentum Convention.

You can find Doug and learn more about him on LinkedIn.

Doug is headquartered in Portland, Maine with his wife Mary, three sons, and their dog Frankie. He enjoys golfing, skiing, and traveling.

Ordinary People: Extraordinary Lessons

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017

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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.

Life Lessons for Employers

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017

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Our Guest:

William L. Vickerson
Employment Attorney
Irwin, Tardy & Morriss

wvickerson@itmlaw.com

Life Lessons for Employers –

Bill is a member of the Maine Employment Lawyer’s Association (MELA) and has been a strong advocate for individuals dealing with difficult cases in this challenging area of the law. He has worked as a facilitator and trainer for more than thirty years with Dale Carnegie Training, one of the world’s oldest and most respected training organizations. This experience, coupled with his interpersonal skills and legal background, make him an effective mediator, working with individuals, small businesses and their attorneys to find resolutions for tough legal and business issues.

Bill also has vast experience in the area of personal injury law, elder law, and family law. Over the last forty years he has recovered millions of dollars for injured individuals and their families, and has helped clients work through the difficult issues of child custody, visitation and support, property settlements, and spousal support, minimizing negative effects on children while maximizing positive results for his clients. He has also helped many Maine families deal with the challenge of aging parents, finding solutions that ensure the highest quality of life possible for the elderly person while preserving the assets that he or she worked a lifetime to accumulate.

As a small businessman himself, Bill is acutely aware of the challenges that small business owners face every day. Bill currently represents dozens of small business operators, assisting them with business formation of LLCs and other entities, contract negotiations, employee problems, accounts receivable, leases and property acquisition as well as licensing, regulatory and tax issues.

The Gig Economy

Saturday, Aug 5, 2017

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Our Guest:

Diane Mulcahey
Author
The Gig Economy

Traditional full-time jobs are insecure, increasingly scarce, and filled with employees who wish they were doing something else with their lives. Working in the Gig Economy – as a consultant, contractor, freelancer, or part-timer – can offer an attractive, interesting, flexible, and even lucrative and secure alternative to the corporate cube.

Packed with research, exercises, and interviews, this eye-opening book gives practical professional and personal strategies to help you: Construct a life based on your priorities and your vision of success; Create your own security and safety net; Take more time off; Build flexibility into your financial life; Face your fears by reducing risk; and prepare for the future.

Five years ago, before it was even a thing, Diane created and began teaching an MBA class on The Gig Economy at Babson College. The class gained immediate traction and was named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes in the country.

Diane is an active an enthusiastic participant in the Gig Economy. In between full-time jobs and consulting gigs in private equity and venture capital, Diane has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin, an Executive-in-Residence at Babson College, and an Eisenhower Fellow. She has taken two different years off to travel around the world.

Diane is currently an author, an Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College, and a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. She has previously written and published two books and a widely-read report on venture capital. Her work has been featured in The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Irish Times, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous industry publications here and abroad. Diane has been interviewed on NPR and Reuters, and speaks at conferences and universities worldwide.

When not working, Diane enjoys reading (mostly non-fiction), writing (only non-fiction), food (eating and cooking), wine, film, yoga, and running. Diane holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University. She is a dual EU (Irish) and US citizen. She lives in Boston with her husband Kevin.