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Avoiding Career Self Sabotage – Replay

Saturday, August 29, 2020 @10am

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Our Guest:

Mark Gonska, EVP
Chief Connections Officer
Dise & Company

Mark Gonska leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company.  He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make:  retaining employees they should release.  Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers.  He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

He designs and delivers leadership and executive coaching with a method combining People, Process and Passion.

Over the last 20 years, Mark has built a significant network of contacts in business, industry, education and not-for-profit organizations.  Nurturing thousands of personal contacts has proven vital to his success.

Mark’s earlier employment included international marketing and product management positions in a Fortune 200 corporation, successful start-up and development of a technology based company and entrepreneurial roles.  He holds a BA in communications from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and completed additional human resources study at Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio).  He is a certified Birkman consultant.

Mark has served on the Board for the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management and is on the Faces of Hope committee for the Volunteers of America.  A nationally certified professional resume writer, he contributed to the book The Five O’Clock Club Guide to Building a Great Resume.

Mark speaks with enthusiasm and candor on many career related topics.  He’s been interviewed on television, radio and on-line webcasts.  Mark enjoys cycling, connecting with his six children and has yet to convince his wife he should skydive and SCUBA dive on the same day.

Mark Gonska can be reached at or mgonska@diseco.com.

Small Acts of Leadership

Saturday, August 22, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

G. Shawn Hunter
President & Founder
Mindscaling

Shawn is a dynamic, practical, entertaining and ‘high content’​ leadership development keynote presenter, coach, corporate educator and author. Shawn speaks and advises on the intersection of leadership, organizational culture and innovation. Shawn’s new book Small Acts of Leadership: 12 Intentional Behaviors That Lead to Big Impact (October, 2016) is a Washington Post bestseller.

Until July, 2015 Shawn was Executive Producer & VP for Leadership Solutions at Skillsoft. For over a decade he has interviewed, and filmed, hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty in an effort to assemble video learning solutions.

Shawn’s first book, Out•Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes (Jossey-Bass) released August, 2013. Shawn’s most recent book Chasing Dawn, is an adventure in experiential learning and leadership. The book chronicles his summer of 2017 cycling across America with his son, two other fathers and their teenage kids.

Virtual Selling – Building Relationships Online

Saturday, August 15, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

Rick Gallegos
President & CEO
Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay

Rick Gallegos is President and CEO of Rick J. Gallegos & Associates, Inc., presenters of Dale Carnegie Training. Under his leadership, Dale Carnegie Tampa was ranked #1 in growth out of 176 Dale Carnegie offices. They received the Rock Star award from Franchise Business Review as the #1 Franchise for 2017. Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay also received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce in September 2008. This is considered the top award in Tampa Bay area for small business.

Rick is a specialist in developing action plans for a wide range of individuals and organizations committed to growth in a tough, competitive economy. He was educated at Florida State University and is a trainer in all Dale Carnegie courses. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida and considers it a privilege to serve the business community in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties, offering world class development for his clients. Testimonials include such prestigious business partners such as Orange Theory Fitness, TD Bank, Tri-City Electrical, Grow Financial, Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rick is the developer/writer of the most successful one-day seminar that Dale Carnegie & Associates has released, entitled “How to Cold Call and Build New Customers.” He also is the author of a sales management program titled, “Sales Leadership Excellence.” His newest program is called “Building Great Teams” – a team-building course for corporations.

Rick is the past Chairman of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay and serves on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He was elected for a 2 year term as President of the Dale Carnegie International Franchise Association in 2007, and has done work on all four continents representing franchises in – Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America.

Cause Marketing and Employee Engagement

Saturday, August 8, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

Robert Laplaca
Partner
Verrill 

Rob practices in two primary areas: promotion law and commercial litigation.

Rob leads the Firm’s Promotion Law practice, which includes sweepstakes, skill contests, instant win games, Internet and mobile marketing promotions, trade promotions and consumer offers. Rob counsels well-known brands, as well as advertising and marketing companies, from concept development through implementation to fulfillment.  His practice also includes reviewing and drafting agency contracts, publicity agreements, and various advertising agreements.  Rob is also experienced in reviewing advertisements for television, radio, online and print marketing.  Throughout his career, Rob has worked on many popular marketing promotions, including ones seen on television shows, on well-known social media sites, and at live sporting events. He regularly speaks on promotion law topics at the annual national law conference of the Brand Activation Association.

Rob also counsels clients on cause-related marketing, including commercial co-ventures and charitable promotions. He represents both noted charities and major brands. He works with clients on program concept, contract drafting and review, state registration, and advertising. Rob has worked on many national and worldwide commercial co-ventures, including programs involving national retail sales, online sales, charitable events and popular movie releases. An article featuring Rob’s commercial co-venture practice was published in the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Rob’s litigation practice includes complex commercial disputes involving corporate, contract, employment and trademark law.  He practices include federal and state courts, as well as domestic and international arbitrations.  His experience also covers appellate practice in Connecticut and New York.

Rob previously practiced for seven years at a noted New York City law firm.