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How to Get Hired

Saturday, December 7, 2013 @ 10am

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Guests:

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.

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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.