Upcoming Meetings

April 13, 2019

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Reinvent and Redefine Yourself in Your New Journey

Speaker:  Christian Hicks

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

   Conference Center (building on the left)

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To attend this FREE event, click here to register.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, April 12th.

You didn’t see it coming. You had a seemingly perfect job, only to lose it unexpectedly in the blink of an eye. In the midst of coping with family responsibilities, paying bills, and searching for random jobs, you are forced to confront the fact that you really don’t know what type of job you want. You don’t even know what makes you happy in your career anymore, and it feels like you are destined to search endlessly for a job that just pays the bills.  While some may see a layoff as “the end”, it truly is a new beginning, one which will allow you to hone your current skill set and reinvent yourself.

If this scenario sounds familiar, or if you dread the prospect of losing a job, join us for an interactive session.

By attending this session, you will learn how to:

  • Use Myers-Briggs and Strengthfinders to differentiate between a job and your passion
  • Redefine your value proposition and promote what makes you unique
  • Find your “Authentic Self”
  • Effectively convey your value to employers and your network
  • Negotiate and close the deal on your next job offer

 

Christian Hicks' Bio

With a career that has spanned youth ministry, law, venture capital, higher education, and even women’s shoes, Christian Hicks is privileged to share with you his journey and lessons learned. As one who has experienced career transition, even while raising twin toddlers, Christian will discuss how to stay relevant and motivated while chasing your dream job or next career endeavor.

 

May 11, 2019

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Swimming the English Channel - It Isn’t About the Swimming  

Speaker:  Anthony McCarley

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

   Conference Center (building on the left)

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

You need to register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, May 10th.

The seminar discusses many of the very trying issues confronting a swimmer during a marathon event like the English Channel. Anthony then draws many parallels to everyday life from these lessons as well as business lesson and issues.

The English Channel is the marquee event for marathon swimmers, like Mt Everest is to mountain climbers. The lessons learned during the training and completion of these events teaches us all something significant about ourselves.

By attending this sesson, you'll learn:

 

  • What are the major issues confronting a marathon swimmer and how does that relate to everyday life
  • How does coping with failure make us stronger
  • Why failure need not be a permanent condition and how it improves us all
  • What are the specific business lessons that can be developed from such an undertaking
  • We all have dreams – how do we condition ourselves to achieve those dreams

 

 

Anthony McCarley's Bio

A boyhood dream to swim the English Channel has become a metaphor in life, as well as in business for Anthony McCarley. Twenty years of working as a senior executive at multiple global corporations led Anthony to dream big and, in turn, to take a huge risk by leaving the corporate world behind to focus on successful startups. 

While working on his first start-up, Anthony trained for and completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming (The English Channel crossing, circumnavigating Manhattan, and crossing the Catalina Channel in California).  He did all three in less than one year. Preparing for, and accomplishing this dream, Anthony crystallized 35 years of business experience into transferable knowledge. He realized there are many common elements inherent to the process of preparing for and competing as a marathon swimmer and the process of preparing for and competing as a successful business executive.

Anthony has shared his inspirational story to groups ranging from high school students to Global 500 C-level professionals and demonstrates how his experience translates into real-life issues that his audiences face.

 

 

June 8, 2019

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBD

Speaker:  TBD

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

You need to register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, June 7th.