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100 Conversations

Saturday, April 25, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

unnamedLaura Lobovich
Chief Executive Officer
The Career Strategy Group

100 Conversations for Career Success –

With job search management expertise as an award-winning career innovator and résumé writer, master networker, and Fortune 500 corporate insider with flagship firms such as The Walt Disney Company and America Online, Laura M. Labovich is often affectionately referred to in the media as “a job seeker’s best friend.”

As Chief Executive Officer of The Career Strategy Group (, a boutique career management, outplacement firm, and Lincolnshire company, headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Laura’s contagious enthusiasm and powerful methodology make the perfect recipe for getting job seekers unstuck in their job search. Laura and her team at The Career Strategy Group empower job seekers to develop proactive, targeted job search marketing plans that increase momentum and achieve breakthrough results. Laura is known for saying that she was “born and raised professionally at Disney.

After receiving her first promotion out of her polyester costume, she recruited nationwide for the highly competitive Walt Disney World College Program, led the recreation recruiting and staffing efforts for both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks, and staffed up Disney’s Animal Kingdom for its inaugural launch. At America Online, she developed and launched AOL’s college internship program, hiring more than 100 MBA interns in its first year, and coached hundreds of employees – from entry-level to executive – on how to fit in, stand out, and move up in the company and in their careers. Laura’s national job search expertise, passionate delivery, and easy-to-implement approach has garnered attention from such national news media as The Washington Post, Sirius XM Radio, Fox 5 (DC), NBC 6 (Miami), U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo, and, to name a few. And as a former amateur nightclub singer, she certainly knows how to tackle, inspire, and entertain a tough crowd.

Laura is the co-author of the book 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold-Call and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job (LearningExpress, 2012), a book about “what to say and how to say it” in your job search, a 2013 top career book selection by FORBES. Laura is also the author of the newly launched job search course through Pearson Workforce Development, HIRED! The Ultimate Job Search Course, a 40+ hour online self-paced course that teaches job seekers how to land a job faster!


Shift POV

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Kym DakinKym Dakin
Founding Partner
Voice Into Learning LLC

Game to Manage Conflict –

Voice Into Learning brings together some of the most experienced and creative training professionals in New England.  The company includes collaborators with a wide variety of backgrounds and professional focus, some with national credentials for their work in corporations, non profits and small business. We are united in our dedication to interactive and experiential programs, in the boardroom, the classroom, and online.

Our Mission

Voice Into Learning is committed to the use of performance skills, storytelling, interactive programming and audio applications for training in organizations throughout New England. Utilizing a variety of experiential methods, we are an agent for change in workplace attitudes, behaviors and customer relations. Our work results in more fully realized employee potential, better company morale and increased productivity.

Employment Related Mistakes

Saturday, April 11, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

John HamerX

John Hamer
Rudman & Winchell

Top 10 Employment Related Mistakes –

John Hamer’s practice areas include Municipal and Government Law, Employment and Labor Law, and Litigation.

Prior to joining Rudman Winchell, he served for more than eight years as Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Bangor.  He is the author of “Municipal Regulation of Nude Dancing”, published in the Maine Bar Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter 2007, and “Handicap Discrimination, Zoning, & the Federal Fair Housing Act”, published in the Maine Bar Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4, July 1998.

John is a past President of the Downtown Bangor Partnership, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and market activities that enhance the distinctive identity of downtown Bangor and which encourage retention and growth of commercial, residential, and cultural life within the downtown district. He also is a Member of the Bangor Target Area Development Corporation.

John K. Hamer was born in Germany and grew up in Amherst, New Hampshire.  He received his B.A. from McGill University, and earned his J.D. and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.

Bar Admissions

Maine, 1995
New Hampshire, 1994*
U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1999
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1994*
U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


Vermont Law School
South Royalton, Vermont , 1994
Juris Doctor
Honors: cum laude

Vermont Law School
South Royalton, Vermont , 1994
M.S., Master of Studies in Environmental Law
Honors: magna cum laude

McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1990
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Major:  Political Science


Growing Your Garden – Replay

Saturday, April 4, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Joy Rothschild


Joy Rothschild
Chief HR Officer
Omni Hotels

Culture: Growing Your Garden –

Joy Rothschild, a 35-year associate who started in Omni’s Management Development Program, rejoined Omni Hotels & Resorts as senior vice president of human resources in January 1998. In 2002, the department was recast as Associate Services to formalize the company’s service commitment to the people who make Omni Hotels a success.

Rothschild serves on the Advisory Board for School of Hospitality Administration at Boston University, Hospitality Board of Governors for College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, University of North Texas, and American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Labor and Human Resources committees.

Rothschild is a Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) GoldenBell Winner and a 1992 recipient of Omni Hotels & Resorts’ President’s Award for developing the Omni Service Champion employee recognition program and the Power of One® employee empowerment program.