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Jun 1
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Michelle Anderson
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Hire To Compete
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The Science of Influence

Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 10am

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Suzanne BatesX
Suzanne Bates

Bates Communication

Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

The Science of Influence

Suzanne is author of Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results (McGraw Hill), which went to #6 on the bestseller charts on in 2005. The book has also been published in 5 languages including Chinese, Russian and Indonesian.  Suzanne has since published two more books, Motivate Like a CEO: Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act!, and Discover Your CEO Brand: Secrets for Embracing and Maximizing Your Unique Value as a Leader, with McGraw Hill, and both books have become business best-sellers on

For 20 years, Suzanne was an acclaimed on-air personality with major market television stations WBZ-TV Boston, WCAU-TV Philadelphia and WFLA-TV Tampa-St. Petersburg. She won an AP News Award and over her career, interviewed thousands of political leaders, CEOs, authors and celebrities. As a nationally recognized expert in business communications and leadership, Suzanne has appeared in hundreds of publications including the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Investors’ Business Daily, the New York Post,Wall St. Journal, and  Suzanne has also appeared as a guest expert on Fox Business Morning, New England Cable News, CBS Radio, and dozens of other television and radio programs.  She publishes a popular weekly newsletter, Thoughts for Tuesday, and a blog:

Suzanne pioneered an executive coaching program model focused on leadership and communication. The program includes proprietary tools including the 40-Point Leadership Communications Assessment and 360 Feedback Questionnaire, which guides the professional development of leaders. This coaching model has been used with high potential leaders who must master the ability to communicate effectively in order to move their organizations forward.



Lori ParhamLori K. Parham, Ph.D.
Maine State Director


Hiring over 50 –

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Lori is AARP Maine’s State Director. Prior to joining AARP Maine she worked as senior advisor to AARP’s Executive Vice President for the State and National Group in Washington, DC, overseeing the reorganization of the Association’s Government Affairs unit and the creation of a new Office of Volunteerism Service.

She began her career at AARP in Florida. Before becoming State Director in early 2007, she served as Advocacy Manager for State Affairs and was responsible for policy and legislative advocacy. Her service includes terms on the boards of the Florida Patient Safety Corporation, the Florida Council on Aging and the American Hiking Society. Before joining AARP, Parham served as a legislative analyst for the Florida Senate, providing technical expertise to the Committee on Health, Aging and Long-Term Care.

Her duties included oversight of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Florida Medicaid program. She also served as staff for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), focusing on long-term care issues. Prior to her work at AHCA, Parham worked at the Florida State University, Pepper Institute on Aging, where she was involved in multiple research projects on long-term care facilities and quality, assisted living facility training, work and the lifecourse, and inequality.

She has a B.A. in Sociology from Belmont Abbey College, as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. with a specialization in Political Economy and Aging from the Florida State University. She is currently a member of the National Academy for Social Insurance, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Maine Gerontological Society and sits on the Board of ITN America.

People Problems

Saturday, June 21, 2014 @ 10am

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Fran LafavourX
Fran Lefavour


Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

Icky, Sticky People Problems

Fran Lefavour has 30+ years of experience in Human Resources. She started FPL Services, a Human Resource consulting firm in 1991 and was an adjunct faculty member of the University of New Hampshire’s Continuing Education Department. In 2000 she merged her business with Leddy HR. She is currently on staff with Leddy HR, a full service Human Resources Consulting firm.

She served as Vice Chair of the Business and Industry Association Human Resource Committee for over 10 years. She was appointed and served numerous terms on the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board, the NH Department of Labor Wage & Hour Appeals Board, NH Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, NH Job Training Council and the Anthem Advisory Board.

She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Board of the Granite State Human Resource Conference and serves as Treasurer of the Seacoast Human Resource Association and Run For the Fallen New Hampshire.

Developing Creative Intelligence

Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 10am

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Our Guests:

Kelley Shimansky


Kelley Shimansky
VP, Organizational Development

Jean Maginnis
Founder and Executive Director
Maine Center for Creativity

Kelley is currently the VP of Organizational Development at WEX, Inc in South Portland, ME.

Kelley joined WEX in 1997 to create their first Learning Development function (WEXU) and went on to create WEX’s first Compensation; Benefits function as the company grew.

She served as the VP of HR Strategy; Total Rewards with responsibility for all compensation, benefits, wellness and HRIS programs as the company evolved from a subsidiary through multiple parent owners, to their eventual IPO as a public company in 2005.
Prior to working at WEX, Kelley worked at KeyCorp where she served as Employee Relations Officer and Executive &;amp; Leadership Development Consultant.

Jean is founder and executive director of the Maine Center for Creativity. She has spent the past seven years advocating for the support and stimulation of Maine’s creative industries by working collaboratively with business leaders and the arts community.

Her prior experience includes developing brand strategies for financial services; working for WGBH, Boston’s public television and radio stations; and development and membership work for the Portland Museum of Art and the Children’s Museum of Maine. She and her Board of Directors developed and launched the creative place making project, Art All Around, to paint the Sprague Energy tanks in South Portland. She has most recently brought the Maine Center for Creativity’s resources to developing the Maine Network of Innovation and Creativity, an online and in-person network designed to connect talent and business, and Developing Creative Intelligence, a corporate training program to help business leaders incorporate a culture of innovation.

Jean is currently in preparations for the 2nd biennial Maine Creative Industries Award gala, to be held November 15 to celebrate excellence in art, innovation, and enterprise – and the recipients’ positive impact on the state of Maine and the world. Jean was recently featured as a contributor to the University of Maine Maine Policy Review special issue on Innovation.

Notice, Lead and Disrupt

Saturday, June 7, 2014 @ 10am

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Jackie FreibergX
Dr. Jackie Freiberg
Connoisseur of GREAT Companies

Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

Notice, Lead and Disrupt

International Best-Selling Author – TOPICS:

Leadership, innovation, Culture/Engagement, Trends/The She Economy. 


Jackie is the co-author of five books, the international best seller, NUTS Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, the go to book on leadership, culture, service, and innovation. Their most recent ebook is titled Do Something Now! DSN Three simple letters. Three simple words that could change your organization-change your life. The scarcest resource in organizations right now is not money or talent or ideas or power; it’s people who DO, people who add value and get things done. This book will inspire Dreamers to become Doers. 


Everyone wants to add value and this book shows you how. NANOVATION is a global case study on “how to” innovate. BOOM! a book on leadership and accountability (necessary prerequisites to innovation), and GUTS! a deep dive into companies known as BEST places, where the BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER. Jackie is recognized as one of the Top 30 Minds on Leadership and is one of the most sought after FEMALE business speakers in the nation. 


Jackie does her homework to customize the content for each event. She gets to know the issues that are most helpful and relevant to each audience/industry and designs each speech with that in mind. Client Testimonials: What an amazing message! Jackie, you hit it out of the park. Kaiser Permanente Jackie was the best speaker this year. Lockheed Martin Jackie exceeded our expectations. She was fantastic as the lead for our Patient Experience retreat. As a result we are showing the highest scores ever. Thank you! 


Tampa General Hospital (#1 Hospital in Florida) You have given the world the greatest gift – generously sharing your passion and talents. Hearts and minds were opened, attitudes shifted, actions imagined, ideas formulated, risks taken. TEDxYouth San Diego Jackie’s message is still radiating throughout the organization. Navy Federal Credit Union “Jackie was terrific and flawless. She listened and played into the key points our audience wanted to hear. Our board loved her! We will definitely have her back for another event.” American Health Care Association &;amp; National Center for Assisted Living Thank you for listening, our committee shared a lot of ideas and you didn’t miss a thing! School Nutrition Association 


PARTIAL CLIENT LIST… TEDx Navy Federal Credit Union Blue Cross &;amp; Blue Shield Prudential Bright Horizons Radian Kaiser-Permanente Sony Eli Lilly Tampa General Hospital Hallmark USAA Lockheed Martin Victoria’s Secret McDonalds Wells Fargo 


Other CREDENTIALS: * Public Speaking Coach to the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office. Trained more than 1500 Marine Recruiters a year on the Fundamentals of Delivering a Winning Presentation. Semper Fi! * Member of the Southwest Airlines&;#039; Culture Committee. One of only two non-employee members invited to serve on the highly influential leadership committee * Executive Consultant, Center for Creative Leadership, provided feedback to executives participating in a five-day Leadership Development Program * Manager of Corporate and Professional Programs, University of San Diego’s Executive Conference Center * Co-Founder USD’s Family Business Institute * Founded USD’s Certificate in International Business Program * Worked with Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company to design the first ever CD-ROM training tool for family-owned businesses and provided expert commentary on the complex issues facing family businesses * Director USD’s Institute for Quality; Productivity * Professor; teaches leadership, public speaking, and communications courses as an adjunct professor * HR Specialist, College Recruiter and Employee Communications Manager, NCR Corporation * Doctorate degree, Leadership, University of San Diego * Master’s degree, Communication, San Diego State University * Bachelor’s degree, Communication, University of New Hampshire Adjunct Faculty, The University of San Diego: Jackie teaches a graduate level course on Women &;amp; Leadership for the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and graduate level Presentations Skills for The Masters in Non-Profit Leadership & Management. Lead Faculty, The University of San Diego: TrailBlazers2ChangeMakers, a one-week program for High School Students designed to equip them with the tools and strategies for building a Stand-Out Leadership Brand. 


Most important! Jackie is the Freiberg family anchor. She is the chief choreographer and lead in coordinating the schedules of their three children. Jackie skis, cycles, runs and works out hard to keep healthy. She and Kevin have been working, parenting, writing, speaking, traveling, living and married for more than 27 years.