May 28, 2013: Leonor McCall-Rodriguez
Who are you? Can you adapt to the changing world of your work? Leonor McCall-Rodriguez can help. Leonor is the Executive Director, Regis University Dual Language Campus, which offers accelerated adult education undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as online programs through a 50/50 instructional model in English/Spanish.
Leonor McCall-Rodriguez is best known for her consulting work in health care marketing, business development, and diversity. She is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker, and author. A native of Chicago, she has been featured in USA Today, Diversity Inc., Diversity Journal, Hispanic Business magazine, AARP Magazine, La Opinion, Agenda, Para Todos magazine, and has appeared on Univision network and radio stations discussing healthcare and diversity topics.
As a diversity and international business development executive for Fortune 100 corporations in the United States and Latin America, Leonor gained extensive marketing and advertising experience. These strengths translated successfully to her work in health care and in developing innovative products and services solutions.
As an award-winning marketing and diversity thought leader, she has addressed business and government officials in the state of California and at the Federal level on health care and business topics. She has served as trustee, board member, and advisor to several chambers of commerce and nonprofits. She is the creator of Latino Speakers Bureau and One Voice Insurance Services, an online portal connecting health insurance shoppers to brokers in six languages.
An education advocate and champion for lifelong learning, she holds a Master of Health Administration, an MBA, and Bachelor of Science in Economics. Recognition for her community work and professional achievements includes the 2009 Brillante Award from the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA), the National Latina Business Woman Association’s Corporate Leader award, and inclusion in both Hispanic Business magazine’s Elite Latinas and Latino Corporate Elite, honoring high-ranking Hispanics in Corporate America. Leonor is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Board member of Health Care Executives of Southern California (HCE). She has consulted for the health care industry in areas including business development, wellness outreach, patient experience, communications, and diversity.
In 2012, she relocated to Denver and became the Executive Director of Regis University Dual Language Campus, the only campus in the Western United States offering adult higher education degrees for bilingual professionals. She sees this new role as an opportunity to use her own experience as a bilingual executive as a model for adults who seek career change, academic advancement, and want to capture the opportunities of the global economy.
As an entrepreneur and marketing guru, Leonor has been coach, and mentor to young professionals as well as a consultant to business leaders and start-up projects. She is the author, editor, and publisher of multiple books, including “Reinventing Yourself In The Face of Change,” which captures her personal and professional journey across geographies and how she embraced the power of bilingualism, diversity, and reinvention toward success.
Her keynote, “Reinventing Yourself In The Face of Change,” expands on the process described in her book that encourages individuals to transform themselves repeatedly in response to environmental change, in pursuit of better quality of life, and as a function of new interests.
May 7,2013: Networking with Margit Tritt
Margit is the Director of Advanced Technology at VUBIQUITY (formerly Avail-TVN), a video-on-demand infrastructure company. She’s been in the cable, pay-tv technology and telecommunications industries for much of her professional career. Ms. Tritt served 7 years in the USAF where she was a field application engineer and crew chief on IBM mainframe computer systems.
Ms. Tritt is a certified PMP and earned a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management. She and her husband own Rocky Mountain Alpacas LLC, raising alpacas for their extraordinarily luxurious fiber, which she transforms into scarves and shawls through machine knitting. Ms. Tritt holds leadership roles in a number of community volunteer organizations and is passionate about mentoring and helping people grow personally and professionally.
March 5, 2013:Personal Branding
As part of the career services team at DeVry University, Tanya Terrell knows how important personal brands are. At DeVry she has developed and maintained partnerships with over 200+ organizations and companies interested in hiring DeVry University graduates and alumni for the last 3.5 years. Additionally, Tanya provides career and job search coaching by providing workshops and working one on one students and members of the community through the workforce centers, high schools, Colorado Human Resource Association, Chambers and Economic Development Offices. Her areas of expertise include resume writing, interviewing, personal branding, networking and business etiquette.
Prior to joining DeVry University, Tanya worked for 10 years as a Service Delivery and Process Manager at IBM. While she misses the challenges of IT Management; helping students start or continue their careers and reach their goals is far more rewarding. Tanya earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Psychology and Pre-Pharmacy. She is currently seeking her Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from DeVry’s Keller Graduate School of Management.
March 12, 2013:Two Recruiters Walk into LPN..
Kelley Zwisler has been spreading her infectious energy around in the talent space since 2005. She has personally touched more candidates and had a positive impact on them than most recruiters do in a lifetime. Kelley holds a PHR and applies her knowledge of internal HR Management as well as her experience as an inside sales specialist to help attract and guide candidates toward their next great adventure. Kelley is a dedicated mom to her 5 year old son and when she’s not on the phone coaching a job seeker, she’s spending time with her family, watching sports or cheering her budding football star.
From her days as “A Whole Different Animal” to “Consulting from the inside out” Jennifer Bartels has been connecting people to opportunities for more than a decade. She has her master’s degree in Human Resources Management and undergraduate in business from the University of Phoenix. Jennifer is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and is a staunch advocate of performance-based hiring: training applicants and hiring managers to hire based on past performance rather than ‘gut feelings’. She has a passion for helping individuals be the “A” plus talent employers are looking for and matching that talent to the right opportunity, Win Win. After thousands of resumes, phone conversations and interviews she has a wealth of experience to pass along. Jennifer has three amazing teenagers that have all won ‘citizens of the year’ awards and a husband that she has spent the last 20 years being absolutely spoiled by.
March 19, 2013: Making Good Decisions
In uncertain times, how do you know that you are spending your time, energy,and money doing the right things? Fernando Cardenas, a seasoned entrepreneur, will walk you through the decision making process he uses to get the most from life. Covering many different topics, we will take a common sense approach to managing your time and money to do the most good with your resources.
Fernando Cardenas has been helping companies solve business problems with technology for over 14 years in various technical roles. He speaks at user groups around Colorado on improving software outcomes through better software design using approaches borrowed from TDD, BDD, DDD, and Agile. Fernando enjoys three letter acronyms, playing soccer, golfing badly, and playing poker.
February 12, 2013:Speak Confidently with a Toastmaster
Are you nervous about about speaking in public and in interviews? Toastmasters Clubs offer the chance to hone speaking skills in a supportive group. Join Toastmaster David Lambertson for a brief introduction!
February 19, 2013:Donald Strankowski
Donald J. Strankowski is founder and President of Ascend Career and Life Strategies, LLC, a career training and professional development firm for businesses, professionals, and executives. Since 2001, Ascend has helped hundreds of people land a better job, improve their level of performance, change careers or start their own business./
Donald is the author of Get Hired! 10 Simple Steps for Winning the Job You Desire in Any Economy, New Strategies for a New Job Market, the forthcoming book Take Back Your Future, and the audio program Success is a Choice. He is currently a regular guest on FOX 31 Good Day Colorado and has been a columnist and career advisement expert for the Colorado Daily, Daily Camera, Denver Post, Colorado Company magazine, Business Scene magazine, 5280 magazine, KWGN TV Denver, KMGH TV Denver, 9News Denver, Jobing.com, KOSI 101 FM Jobs, and Alice 105.9 FM. Donald has also been interviewed by multiple national news publications including U.S. News and World Report as a personal achievement and employment expert.
As an expert in professional development and performance improvement, Donald has parlayed more than 20 years of experience, research, and accomplishments in founding Ascend Career and Life Strategies. He has had successful careers in sales, management, sales training, and recruiting. His real-world experience ranges from start-up organizations to Fortune 500 companies with esteemed positions at America Online, Exodus Communications, American Greetings, Sears, and Service Metrics.
Through his seminars, keynotes, and high-impact team building workshops, Donald addresses thousands of people each year helping companies and individuals improve productivity by inspiring participants to reach their true potential. He is represented by some of the world’s largest speakers bureaus and is one of corporate America’s most sought-after speakers on the topics of goal setting, attitude, and the psychology of success. Donald’s presentations are high-content, informative, enjoyable and entertaining. He presents a series of ideas and strategies with a rare combination of humor, insights and logical concepts that audience members can apply immediately to get better results.
January 15, 2013:David Lambertson
Come join us for another informal networking session, and to explore the new Interview Committee!
November 27, 2012
Job seekers need the ability to stay the course through a time of uncertainty. Discover your own recipes for success and learn to apply a 5 part formula to help you stay on track to reach your goals.
Marge Douville Fajardo, president of KEY RESULTS, LLC and a Certified Co-Active Coach, works with individuals and groups to create positive transformational results in their lives and workplaces
October 23, 2012
Brian Dooley has been in the employment industry as a recruiter and headhunter since 1997. During his tenure with staffing firms and agencies, he has placed and coached thousands of job seekers across nearly all spectrums of employment. He is a published author, an ordained minister and currently is the onsite manager for Kelly Services at Covidien, staffing both professional and non-professional positions.