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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
New Orleans, LA Oct 22, 2018


11:30 AM to 1:30 PM


Ralph’s on the Park
900 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119


Topic: Neuroscience of Money and Finance

Speaker: Nora N. Simpson, CEO of Simpson Strategic Solutions, LLC

This will be a joint meeting with the CFO Group.

We will be meeting at 11:30 am, with lunch starting at Noon (BYO).

The science of the brain can tell us exactly what motivates and defines human behaviors around money and finance. Vagueness and clarity, fear and confidence—these dynamics color our feelings and our actions about money in defining ways. In this module, you will learn concrete tools you can use right away to help individuals and organizations achieve clarity and confidence with financial results. More importantly, these tools will give you access to breakthrough levels of influence and leadership in creating positive financial outcomes for all sorts of situations.

Speaker's Bio:
Nora Simpson is the CEO of Simpson Strategic Solutions, a business strategy firm that offers a neuroscience-based approach to create radical breakthroughs in revenue, profit, productivity and fulfillment. Nora has customized her tools for the unique needs of more than 200 companies in 60+ industries and over 10,000 business leaders to address business development, sales, strategy, operations, financial systems, succession planning, and all manner of growth issues. She has also used her neuroscience-based tools to help thousands of people heal past traumas that were blocking their business success and personal fulfillment. Using this blended approach, numerous clients have seen year-over-year revenue increases of over 100%.

She is the author of the book Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Use the Secrets of Your Own Brain to Unleash Your Success at Work. In addition to her consulting work, Nora has given many dozens of keynote speeches and workshops around the country for a diverse group of organizations including Merrill Lynch, the CEO Trust, the CEO Club of America, the Executive Forum, Columbia Business School, Indiana University, and many more. She has adapted her more than 50 neuroscience-based modules into keynotes, workshops, and customized coaching and consulting programs for hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals. Some of her more popular topics include The Neuroscience of Sales Success, The Neuroscience of Money and Finance, The Neuroscience of Breakthrough Leadership, and The Neuroscience of Healing the Trauma that Binds You.

She has adapted her more than 50 neuroscience-based modules into keynotes, workshops, and customized coaching and consulting programs for hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals.


Seattle, WA Oct 22, 2018


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Mercer Island Public Library
Small Meeting Room
4400 88th Ave SE,
Mercer Island, WA 98040.

On street parking is available.

The building is secured and a person will be at the entrance to let you in. If problems arise with entry, please call Jon Eastlake at 206 669 9857.


Program: LinkedIn Marketing Strategy

Please be prepared to:

Introduce yourself and give your 30-second elevator speech. This is an ideal opportunity to practice a critical marketing tool as well as get feedback from the group. If each of us knows exactly what you do, specialize in, and are looking for it will make it easier to pass on relevant leads or information. Bring business cards, if you have them.

Tell the group where you need help with your search. Being specific as to what you need to advance your search over the next month allows the group to suggest contacts and advice relevant to you.
Share any job leads you may have uncovered.


Orlando, FL Oct 23, 2018


5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Orlando Public Library
101 East Central Boulevard, Palm Conference Room
Orlando, FL 32801


Topic: Recruiting and Retention in the Millennial Era

Speaker: Ms. Kendall Mortemore, Market Manager-Strategic Relationship Director at Kforce Inc.

- Unemployment rates and how they impact candidate pool
- What are companies doing to change their benefits unconventionally to attract more talent
- How to keep current employees happy and not go to your competition
- Mindset of the new aged career seekers

Speaker's bio:
Kendall graduated from the University of Central Florida with a communications degree and has been working within the Finance and Accounting division. Kendall knows the Orlando and Florida's employment market and it's array of interesting companies. Kendall has seen firsthand how the job market has changed from an employer’s market to an candidates market.

Sponsor: Kforce will provide sandwiches.

Kforce, Inc.
8427 Southpark Circle, Suite 160
Orlando, FL 32819


Chicago (Suburban), IL Oct 23, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685


Speaker Topic: Attaining and Retaining Job Search Referrals

In most cases the effective networking efforts involve the process of creating internal advocates within a targeted company. It takes a well-defined process to know who to target, how to engage them and the kind of communicates it takes to earn their interest in helping folks in their career endeavors.

The presentation by Bob Rosell was developed as a result of gathering feedback from successful employment landings over the past seven years.

Here are a the takeaways we will cover during the presentation:
· The importance of having employee referrals as a key part of your job search.

· The steps in preparing to search, find and select employee referrals.

· How to get an internal sponsor to help your cause.

· How to write effective introduction messages.

· What to say and do with targeted individuals in face-to-face new networking conversations.

Participants can bring their laptops so that they can walk through some of the key hands on workshop exercises.

Bob Rosell's Biography
Bob Rosell has performed Project Management and Software Quality Assurance roles and on several multi-year projects for companies like Motorola and Electro-Motive Diesel. He has contributed to the development and continual improvement regarding the IL workNet workshop program since 2009. He founded Social Media Emotional Intelligence (SMEI) in 2011 to focus on Job Referrals and is now a Presenter and Coach for the Center For Strategic Solutions (CFSS). Bob has helped place individuals through sponsored referrals, as well as shorten the transition time for people looking for work.

Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $10 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.


From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

Dallas, TX Oct 23, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244


Topic: Master the Power of Social Selling with LinkedIn!

Speaker: Terry Sullivan, LinkedIn Trainer, Speaker and Founder of BuzzPro

In Terry's presentation, you will learn how to harness the power of social selling with LinkedIn. He will help you build leads faster, connect with the right people, build a great reputation, and manage your contacts more effectively.

Learning Objectives include learning how to promote your LI brand and also learning how to use LinkedIn in your job search and networking.

Speaker's bio:
Terry Sullivan is the founder of BuzzPro, a nationally recognized Digital Sales & Marketing Training company. Terry and his BuzzPro Team work with their clients to show them how to fill their sales funnels with better leads, schedule more appointments and close more sales using advanced Branding, Social Media and Social Selling strategies.

Terry Sullivan
Phone: 682.208.1111

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.


The Building is behind the Wyndham Hotel on the northwest side of LBJ and the Tollway.

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 22A exit, for Dallas North Tollway (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn left at the light after the exit (follow the signs to the Galleria)
- Turn left on westbound access road to 635.
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed west on 635:
- Take the exit for Dallas North Parkway.
-Stay on the access road to 635 west (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance (just at the bottom of the hill, past the Oxy Building) (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed south on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Go through the light at Alpha (you will curve to the left just after Great Indoors)
- Turn right at the 2nd light. onto Galleria Road
- We are the third building on the left.
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the left side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed North on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Turn left to get to 635 west (you will not get onto the highway), and stay in the right-hand lane on the access road.
- Take the first right, at the Heritage Square sign. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot).
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Oct 24, 2018


7:15 AM to 9:00 AM


One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380


Topic: “How to Succeed by Talking with Strangers”

Speaker: Bill Proctor, Career Coach, NextStep Career Management

- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speaker Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking

Every day, random encounters really can change lives, especially when you make them happen the right way and leverage the connection at the other end. It takes standing out and tapping the potential of others by taking notice of who is standing alongside you at the bank line, the latte pickup, or the ticket counter.

We’ll talk about how to go beyond online relationships, superficial connections, and simply passing around business cards. Achieving a mutual exchange of value is based on relationships that are cultivated and nurtured, that have unlimited potential to supercharge businesses, accelerate careers, and enrich your life.

Speaker's bio:
Bill Proctor is a Career & Life Coach to individual executives, professionals, managers and staff. He equips those in career transition with important skills and perspectives regarding life’s career events. He has a high satisfaction rating and is especially effective in helping people get on the right path for future employment success. More at

Bill also teaches the popular Career Decisions Academy ministry program. It is a 2-day workshop of his career transition curriculum with an emphasis on living by faith in our walk with God, held at select churches. See

He has a degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside along with postgraduate biblical studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife Juanita live in The Woodlands, Texas.

Bill Proctor
NextStep Career Management
832-482-2413 (office)

CPE Credit: will be available

Sponsor: The Talance Group is a boutique search and consulting firm that offers both Direct Hire and Contract placement of Finance/Accounting and Information Technology professionals. Our focus is solely in the Houston area, with extensive knowledge of our city’s talent pool, job market, companies and industries. The Talance Group has been named one of Houstons Fast 100 3 years in a row and is recognized as one of Houston's best places to work by the HBJ.

The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office


Please park in the Parking garage designated for One and Two Hughes Landing/Tower. We can validate parking for this garage only.

When you enter the building, you will walk past the elevators on the left. Down the hall, to the end.,-95.4723102,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864736ce2e6a1433:0x97dcfd50d599cb51!8m2!3d30.1720379!4d-95.4701162

Boston, MA Oct 24, 2018


7:30 AM to 9:30 AM


Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton PC, CityPoint,
230 Third Avenue, Waltham,
MA 02451, 4th Floor conference room
(Free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128)


Topic: How to engage your CEO on Industry 4.0

Whether you are actively managing a company’s finances, or between gigs, you need to have your finger on the pulse of management issues. Industry 4.0 is called the 4th industrial revolution, or smart factories. By whatever name, the underlying principles are impacting organizations and their supply chains across the globe. It explains the convergence of Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud computing, mobile technology, microelectronics, and low-cost sensors. It is a way of describing the transformation affecting many industries. Industry 4.0 is a complex and fast evolving topic, and as new ways of connecting people with products and products with each other emerge. While Industry 4.0 involves technology, this is NOT a technology presentation. It is about how management and accounting could be fundamentally changing as a result of this new trend.

After attending this session, CFOs will be better able to engage with their CEOs on:

• How Industry 4.0 could disrupt the company’s industry

• Opportunities to adopt Industry 4.0 principles

• The basic process of building a business case for adopting Industry 40 principles, including identifying and quantifying the costs and benefits of adopting Industry 40 principles

• Examples of data needed and methods of data collection to support the implementation of Industry 4.0 principles

Paul is working with a F500 life sciences company and one of the big accounting firms to collect stories of how these changes will affect different industries. He may offer some FENG session participants a chance to be included in his research.

Paul Juras , PhD., CMA, CPA

Paul Juras is a Professor of Managerial Accounting and Operational Performance at Babson, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds a CPA license (inactive) from NY. His PhD is from Syracuse University and he earned both a BBA and MBA from Pace University. Paul has expertise in strategic management accounting. He has published articles in many journals, including the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, The CPA Journal, and Strategic Finance and his current research interests focus on contemporary cost management systems. He is s a co-author of a cost management text and has co-authored numerous cases with a cost management perspective. He is heavily involved with the Institute of Management Accountants, including current Chair of the Board of Regents, membership on the Global Board of Directors, and past Chair of their Research Foundation.

FENG Presentation/Agenda:
7:30 AM – Coffee/juice & informal networking
8:00 am – Introductions & 30 second elevator pitches
8:15 am – Panel & interactive discussion
9:00 am – Wind-down, and final networking discussions
9:30 am - Adjourn

The dress code is business casual.

FENG Boston Chapter Leadership:

Will Oliver
Bedford, MA

Marc Cote
Duxbury, MA


Austin, TX Oct 24, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


8108 Mesa Dr.
Suite A-100,
Austin, Texas 78759



Bring business cards and name tags, and resumes.


Susquehanna Valley, PA Oct 24, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Murray Securus
39 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608



1. Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech.
2. Share recent successes and failures.
3. Present networking requests.
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns.
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

1. Please bring your "one pager" (twenty-five copies).
a. This should provide your contact information at the top.
b. Followed by a brief overview of you and your background.
c. Finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet.
2. One Pager should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.
3. Please have copies of your resume available to hand out to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you.
4. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you.
5. If you represent a business, please bring business cards and/or flyers.

Attire: Business casual

Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.


Parking: There is parking in the rear of the building if you take the Grant Alley back behind the Murray Insurance building. The entrance is in the back also.,+Lancaster,+PA+17602/@40.0391756,-76.3034399,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c624ed07e01471:0xc5337a9fe4fec9de

Long Island, NY Oct 24, 2018


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Grant Thornton –
445 Broadhollow Road,
Suite #300
Melville, NY 11747


As always, be sure to bring about 15 copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 2 minute presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.

We plan on starting the meeting promptly at 6:30 PM, but attendees may begin to arrive anywhere from 6:00 PM for informal networking.


Houston, TX Oct 25, 2018


7:30 AM to 9:30 AM


Amegy Bank Tower
1717 West Loop South, #CC10G
TX 77027


FENG Commercial Real Estate SIG

Financing Owner-Occupied & NNN Investment Properties in Commercial Real Estate

- Learn the difference between Owner-Occupied and NNN Investment Properties.
- Considerations when looking at Owner-Occupied assets v NNN Investment Properties.
- Understand cap rates, sectors, investors' appetite - a Broker's perspective.
- Financing Owner-Occupied commercial assets, what makes these attractive v NNN commercial assets, and how banks and its regulators view these two investment types - a Banker's perspective.
- Key skills of finance professionals today and hiring trends in Houston - a Recruiter's perspective.

7:30-8.00 Check-in and Informal networking
8.00-9:00 Presentation and Group Discussion
9.00-9:30 Informal Group Discussion

- Libby Cadillo MBA CRE, Managing Director & Commercial Broker, SVN|HINT Advisors
- Vince Calicchia, Vice President Business Banking, AmegyBank of Texas
- Leslie Hector, Senior Partner Texas, Vaco–A Talent & Solutions Firm

Food and parking courtesy of our sponsors, Amegy Bank & Vaco.

All members and prospective members are welcome! Dress is business casual.


Exit 610 loop at San Felipe. Tower is on the northbound feeder road, just north of San Felipe

Los Angeles (Hollywood/Santa Monica), CA Oct 25, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Arts District Brewing Company
828 Traction Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013


FENG Networking Gathering

We will meet in the bar area (non-hosted bar) for networking and fun.

Great opportunity to reconnect with your finance colleagues.

Bring a name tag to wear

At least 3 parking options:
Street parking
Parking next to the bar
Parking on 963 E 4th St

Great opportunity to reconnect with your finance colleagues in Los Angeles
Valet parking available in back of restaurant, or street parking available

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dinner reservations are available, please reach out in advance if would like to stay for dinner.


Mexico City, Mexico Oct 25, 2018


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM




Speaker: Mr. Ruslan Spirin the Ambassador to Mexico from Ukraine

Ponente: Sr. Ruslan Spirin, Embajador de México de Ucrania


London, United Kingdom Oct 29, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ


Monday Job Club

1. Networking, upcoming events, courses, sharing leads (10m)
2. Elevator pitches (all attendees to pitch) (40m)
3. Job Search Metrics, including LinkedIn views and active search dates (10m)
4. Focus topics (25m)
- Two weeks in the life of (one of the Job Club members) (10m)
- (Professional Development/Competitive Advantage topic agreed at last meeting) (15m)
5. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)
6. General round up and job market assessment (5m)

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

A detailed agenda & spreadsheet to report job search metrics will be sent by Kelly Lamb with Goodman Masson, to those members who have registered.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

If you do find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to:, and filling out the form you will find there.


Tube station Barbican

São Paulo, Brazil Oct 29, 2018


5:00 PM to 5:30 PM


- 5:00 PM - EST, US
- 6:00 PM - BRT, Brazil
- 10:00 PM - Italy (daylight savings time)


This meeting will be held in Portuguese.

- Traditional Networking - 30-second elevator speech by members
- Assistance request for Brazil-related business situations
- Gaining a better understanding of social and business norms between Brazil and other countries
- Specific Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Internal Audit, Risk Management, and Information Technology topics related to Brazil.


On the day of the meeting, Isabelle Caillat-Gillette, will host the meeting and send you an email containing a link that will enable you to join the conversation on your laptop at no cost to you.

1. Please register on the FENG website:
a. Members: will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.
b. Guests:

2. Please register free-of-charge on Zoom

San Francisco, CA Oct 30, 2018


7:00 AM to 9:00 AM


Robert Half Offices,
Bishop Ranch 3,
2613 Camino Ramon,
San Ramon


EB SF FENG - San Ramon

Facilitator: Norbert Walz with Attila Bardos and Rob Gardner of RHMR

Our goal as a group is to help people evaluate their “Regular Full Time Opportunities” and go to market strategies. We discuss new technologies and how to leverage plus work on the basics of how to refine your elevator pitch. What is working for you and what is not working for you?
As our facilitator Norbert Walz has said, “the best time to look for an opportunity is when you don’t need to”. So bring to the meeting your personal and business development goals and prepare to contribute and enjoy the difference a community can bring. (comment contributed by Steve Peterson)


Tampa, FL Oct 30, 2018


5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Vaco Tampa
4030 Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607


Topic: Non-Compete Agreements: 10 Things That Will Make You Say, “I signed what?!”

Speaker: Attorney Nickolas C. Ekonomides, Partner, Eko-Law

Learn about enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements in Florida and what to do to help keep them from slowing your career path.

Speaker's bio:
Nickolas C. Ekonomides has over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation and commercial real estate representation for small, regional, national, and international clients in the Tampa Bay area and across central and south Florida. He received his license to practice law in Florida in March of 1994 and is admitted and qualified to practice in the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court, and United States Supreme Court. He sits on the board of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, is an active member of his Rotary Club, and enjoys travelling with his wife Tina and children Angela and Chris.


Richmond, VA Oct 30, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Tavern 19
600 Founders Bridge Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23113


General Networking

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity. Please join us for an evening of networking with your peers from various disciplines. Our objective is to support each other, give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

Please bring:
- Name Badge and Tent Card
- Resumes
- Your 90-second elevator speech

Attire: is business casual.

It is important to you in your career to stay connected to The FENG. Whether you are currently employed or in transition, you need to continually nurture the friendships you make through The FENG. "The Power of Networking. The Power of Friendships." is what we are all about.

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.


San Francisco, CA Oct 30, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Robert Half
50 California, 10th Floor,
Golden Gate Conference Room
San Francisco, CA


Abby Kohut

Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and In-Between-Verts
Do you attend networking meetings or company events and walk away feeling like you could have been more successful in meeting more people? Do you wait for others to approach you? Do you feel anxious when you try to start a conversation? In today’s world networking isn't just for those NOT working. It’s a powerful personal and professional tool we can all use to leverage relationships. To advance in your career, it's imperative that you get comfortable with networking. But why just be comfortable when it can actually be fun??? Walk away from this interactive event knowing:
• How to explain what you do so people will remember you
• Why being specific when asking for help is important
• How to identify the right networking opportunities for you
• What “paying it forward” is all about
• Why networking is simply making new friends
• How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships

Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving & flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.


New York, NY Nov 1, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


NEW YORK - Tuesday BIG APPLE Job Club (TBaJC)
Location TBA


NEW YORK - Tuesday BIG APPLE Job Club (TBaJC)

Information on the first meeting for this job club TBA.


+++ Meeting Host: Ed Riberio (RBC Wealth Management Executive)
+++ Moderated by Tom Hall - Co-Chair of the: New York & Tokyo Chapters; and Risk Management, Media & Family Business/Office SIGs

6:10 to 6:30 - “30 SECOND ELEVATOR PITCH”

“Hello ... My name is TOM ... SMEs, CFOs & CAEs Without Borders ... London, New York, Tokyo & Cincinnati ... Specializing in CLOUD Technology for Alternative Asset Management and CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS ... TOM HALL ... SMEs, CFOs & CAEs Without Borders”

6:30 to 7:15 PM - TBAJC (Part I)

JOB CLUB ORIGINATION: This Methodology has been used by the London FENG Chapter for a number of years ... with a 90+% success rate for each member within a three month period.

PURPOSE: To support Senior Financial Professionals with results driven job search to land a: Permanent position; Project consulting engagement; Fractional/Interim CFO, CAO, CAE, Treasurer or Tax position.

PARTICIPANTS: A self-help group comprised of members (six to ten individuals) of The FENG New York Chapter run by Volunteers. The TBAJC Volunteer Facilitator will be Paul Stuhlman of JobSearchDx LLC.

COST: There is no cost be a TBAJC Member.

WHEN & WHERE: Every Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM in Mid-town Manhattan. Attendance at every meeting is MANDATORY, unless you are excused because of a job interview. One unexcused meeting absence will cause you to no longer be a Member of The Group.

MANDATORY NON-MEETING COMMITMENT: Each member will need to complete 20 to 30 hours each week of job search tasks and activities as determined by the Group's Members and Facilitator to continue as a TBAJC Member.


7:30 to 8:00 PM - TBAJC (Part II)

TBAJC MEETING AGENDA: Individual Report-outs, Group discussion, Resume reviews, Elevator pitches, Job interview role-playing.

METRICS & OBJECTIVES: Establishing, analyzing and reporting on these Metrics and Objectives.

DASHBOARD: Consistently using a "dashboard" document for capturing weekly Metrics and Objectives.

OTHER DIMENSIONS: Tone, Competition, Transitioning Members and Recognition of Member successes.


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