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Privacy – Replay

Saturday, December 28, 2013 @10am

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Our Guest:



Dan Rose, Atty
Drummond Woodsum

Privacy –

Dan Rose is Chair of Drummond Woodsum’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. His practice focuses on the representation of private and public entities and Indian Tribes in employment and labor matters on a national level, including compliance with discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, wage/hour issues, workers’ compensation discrimination, litigation and negotiations.

He is active in representing employers before various federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Commission, and the Maine Labor Relations Board, as well as in arbitration and employment litigation in both federal and state courts. Dan has consistently been recognized by national and regional publications which rate labor and employment lawyers including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers &; Partners USA Guide, and New England Super Lawyers.

He is an elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest recognition by colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the field of labor and employment law. In addition to representing private sector employers and Indian tribes nationally, Dan represents school districts and other public entities throughout the State of Maine on a full range of legal matters. Dan is editor of “Litigating the Employment Tort Case,” published by the American Bar Association. Dan presents on employment topics nationally and provides seminars for individual clients.

He is a co-author of Maine School Law (Fourth Edition 2012) and Significant Cases in Maine School Law (Second Edition), and has served as an instructor for school law courses offered by the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine.

Financial Planning and Hiring in Rural Areas

Saturday, December 21, 2014 @ 10am

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davidblaydesDavid Blaydes,
Retirement Planners Intl.



Financial Planning as an
Outplacement Benefit –

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David L. Blaydes, MS, CFP®, AIF®, RFC is the founder and CEO of Retirement Planners International, Inc., (RPI) and has been successfully engaged in the financial planning industry since 1977.

His background and experience eminently qualify him in offering comprehensive financial life planning to help fulfill the needs of individuals faced with financial decisions, with emphasis on retirement and outplacement transition planning. Mr. Blaydes earned the Bachelor Degree in Business from Olivet University, and the Master’s Degree in Financial Planning. He has held the designation of Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP)® since 1987 and has been a member of the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP) since 1986.

He is a TrueWealth Consultant through the Institute for TrueWealth, as well as a Certified Life Options Coach through Retirement Options, LLC. In addition, Mr. Blaydes has appeared on the television programs the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, TLN’s Money IQ and Significant Insights; radio programs Smart Money, Boomer Financial Radio Network and America’s Wealth Management; in print for Crain’s Chicago Business, Financial Planning Magazine, Investment News, Financial Advisor, Chicago Sun Times, Daily Herald, Naperville Sun and Glancer.

In 2012, David was nationally recognized as a finalist for the prestigious Investment News Volunteer of the Year award for his volunteer financial life planning help for those diagnosed with cancer. In 2013, David was chosen as a Five-Star Professional award recipient, a select group, representing less than seven percent of the wealth managers in the Chicago area. In 2013, David was also named Financial Planning Magazine’s Planner of the Year for his pro-bono work with cancer patients. Most unique about David is the holistic financial life planning model that he has uniquely crafted.

David starts with a personal “Blueprinting” process to help members of his client family identify their personal life goals, and then uses his 30 years of experience, education and credentials to develop a financial strategy built around them. While the financial plan provides the means, it’s the personal Blueprint that provides the meaning. With David, those that he works with are his clients, not their money. Five Star Award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth managers by Five Star Professional or any other entity.

Please visit for more information about the award. Securities and advisory services offered through National Planning Corporation (NPC), Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. RPI Inc., Five Star Professional and NPC are separate and unrelated companies.


Hook Wheeler


Hook Wheeler,
Senior HR Manager
The Jackson Laboratory


Difficulties in Hiring in Rural Areas –

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Hook Wheeler- Biosketch From 1984 until the present, I have been employed in the Human Resources Office at Jackson Laboratory, performing various HR functions.

One constant responsibility over the past 29 years has been recruiting qualified individuals into administrative, technical and biological science positions as we have grown from an institution of 500 employees to 1300 located in Bar Harbor, alone. Currently, I am the Sr. Human Resources Manager, supporting the administrative and research areas, within The Jackson Laboratory.

Work in employee relations, recruiting, immigration, compensation and employee development, represents the majority of my efforts, although I continue to play a major role in developing strategies for sourcing and recruiting specialized technical talent in both Information Technology and the biological sciences I am certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource and I’m a Certified Compensation Planner.

Values Driven Organizations

Saturday, December 14, 2013 @ 10am

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Phil ClothierPhil Clother,

Barrett Values Centre

Phil is the CEO of Barrett Values Centre, an international organization currently working through a consulting network in over 75 countries.

He works with leaders to bring about ethical, sustainable transformation. Phil’s core values are Trust, Humour/Fun Love. He specializes in the study of love, values and consciousness within business and society. The core products of the organization are the Cultural Transformation Tools.

These tools have been used in over 5000 organizations  to support leaders in understanding the people and the culture and to create new conversations that have a positive impact on employee fulfilment, customer satisfaction and overall organizational success and sustainability. Phil has worked with corporations, governments and NGOs around the world and has been an advisor on National Values Assessments in over 20 countries.

In Latvia and Iceland the results of the values assessments have been instrumental in reorienting public policies. In 2012 Phil lead a team in conjunction with the UK Government to measure the values and culture of the nation and its local communities. This on-going work is focused on citizen well-being and community development and values based policy making. Phil is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Ruth LundRuth Lund
Director of Organizational Development

Legacy Supply Chain Services

What is a values driven organization?

Ruth manages the company’s Cultural and Leadership Development initiatives. With a team of Cultural Transformation Leaders and a Manager of Leadership Development, LEGACY Supply Chain Services intentionally develops culture and leaders that are authentically reflecting the company’s core values.

Ruth and  her team play a critical role in acclimating new leaders and teams to LEGACY SCS values-driven culture. Ruth administers the Cultural Assessments and Leadership Values Assessments for organizational and individual measurements, manages curriculum design and delivery for leadership development, implements coaching and mentoring programs, manages the succession planning process, and facilitates all communication with LEGACY SCS Operational Leadership Team. Prior to this position, Ruth was a Cultural Transformation Leader at LEGACY Supply Chain Services responsible for developing values-based leadership teams and culture within the organization.

This included assessments, data analysis, development of action, and on-going team development based on the action plans. Ruth has over 15 years of teaching and leadership development experience in the non-profit ministry sector as Teaching Director and Area Director of Community Bible Study.  She received  her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Maine and is a member of the American Society of Training and Development.

How to Get Hired

Saturday, December 7, 2013 @ 10am

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209Tom Dowd,
Owner of Thomas Dowd Professional
Development and Coaching

Thomas Dowd Professional
Development and Coaching

How to get hired –

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With over 23 years of experience in the financial industry in management and leadership roles, Tom was most recently a Senior Vice President at Bank of America.  In 2011, he started his own business on the side called “Thomas Dowd Professional Development & Coaching” where he helps people creatively find ways to differentiate themselves in the workplace and to find their individual paths toward success. The company tagline is: “Transform into who you really want to be professionally.”Tom is currently the Vice President of Education for Dirigo Toastmasters Club in Belfast, Maine.  As a founding member of the club, Tom has been involved in Toastmasters since September 2008.  Tom is an ACG and ALB, and has his High Performance Leadership (HPL) certification. Tom was awarded the District 45 Outstanding Toastmaster for 2010-2011 representing over 100 clubs in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the three Eastern Canadian Provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  Tom has also exhibited consistent success when competing at the division and district level in the Humorous, International, Table Topics, and Evaluation contests. He is currently the two-time reigning Table Topics District 45 champion (2012-2013).  Additionally, he is a member of the National Speakers Association.  Tom graduated from the University of Delaware in 1990 with a Communication degree, concentrating on interpersonal and organizational communication.

In September 2012, Tom published two books that have recently garnered recognition in the business field.  The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World, a book detailing Tom’s own professional growth based on lessons learned in his career, received honorable mention in the business category at the 2012 New England Book Festival, while From Fear to Success: a Practical Public Speaking Guide received the Gold Medal in the Business Reference category at the 2013 Axiom Book Awards, Honorable Mention at the 2013 New York Book Festival, and Honorable Mention at the 2013 Paris Book Festival.  An audio book of Fear is currently in the editing phase.




Colin Van OsternColin Van Ostern

College of America

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Colin was elected by his fellow New Hampshire citizens to represent Executive Council district two in Concord beginning in January of 2013.

His goal is to support the creation of good jobs and strong communities, with more focus on economic growth and less government interference in our personal lives.

Colin brings strong business experience and a track-record of advocating for pro-growth, pro-consumer policies in our state.

Colin lives in Concord, NH with his wife and two sons, and works at Southern NH University’s College for America, where he has helped launch an innovative, high-quality college degree program designed specifically for working adults and employers facing workforce skills gaps.

He worked previously as a business manager at Stonyfield Farm and a business consultant helping more than thirty nonprofits and local small businesses grow and strengthen our community.  Colin earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from The George Washington University.