Upcoming Meetings

August, 2018

No meeting in August.  See you in September!


September 15, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Chasing My Career Dreams……Ok, Now What?

Speaker:  Leasella "Lea" Bongiovanni

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

    Conference Center - Auditorium (Building to 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, September 14th.

Perspective: “If you could do anything, what would you do?” With this one question, Lea will take the audience through a journey of her own personal career transition, discover how to define their skills and strengths to help them build their own 30-second “Tell me about yourself” Elevator Pitch, the benefits of consulting and how to define your value and determine your compensation, and invites them to think about their career transition as if it was a project – “Managing Stakeholder Expectations”, “Building a Solid Project Plan”, “Working Your Plan”, and the “Ability to Successfully Communicate with Others.”  In going through this process, the audience will learn quickly the four steps to successfully managing a career transition; Listening, Executing, Stepping Back; and Moving Forward.

By attending this session, you’ll learn:

The four steps to successfully managing a career transtion including:

  • Listening 
  • Executing
  • Stepping Back
  • Moving Forward 


Leasella "Lea" Bongiovanni's Bio

Leasella "Lea" Bongiovanni, CAPM® made her career dreams a reality and is on a mission to help others successfully navigate their own career transition.  "I'm not afraid to fail. I'm afraid of saying “I can’t” so much that I never attempt to try something new." In her publications – “Chasing My Career Dreams In Heels: Do you love what you do?” and “Switching Careers At Age 40” she shares her career transition story.  Lea received a bachelor’s degree in social policy and planning from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Associate in Project Management from Project Management Institute.



October 13, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Relationships Matter!

Speaker:  Ed Wallace

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, October 12th.

Everyone knows that relationships are the key to our success even more in today's highly digitized business environment. Ed Wallace will share the first systemic approach to transform contacts into high performing relationships focusing on the principles, concepts and process of creating relational capital.

Ed will concentrate on the following areas; max the taxi driver's competitor proof approach, the importance of focusing on the power of being intentional about relationships Displaying the Principle of Worthy Intent, Locating the Relational GPS" of each contact and The Relational Ladder process.

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • Ways to prioritize, advance and sustain your most important business relationships
  • How to apply the Essential Qualities of Credibility, Integrity, and Authenticity in your search
  • Identifying when 'worthy intent' is evident in your business relationships
  • Using RQ® to measure the strength of your relationships
  • Action planning for your top 5 relationships


Ed Wallace's Bio

Ed Wallace consults with and speaks for corporatations and associations across the globe with a client list that is a Who's Who of Fortune 500 companies.  He is the author of Fares to Friends: How to Develop Outstanding Business Relationships, Creating Relational Capital, Business Relationships That Last; Five Steps to Transform Contacts into High Performing Relationships and his most recent the #1 best-selling The Relationship Engine:  Connecting with People Who Power Your Business.

In addition, Ed is currently on the Executive Education faculty of Drexel's LeBow College of Business and Villanova University's Human Resources Master's program.


November 10, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: How to Get Your Resume Noticed

Speaker:  Laura Kasper

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, November 9th.

This program presentation will give you insider tips & tricks on how to get your resume noticed. Share what hiring managers & recruiters are looking for in a resume. How your resume presentation could make or break you from getting an interview or even a job offer.   

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • What Hiring Managers are looking for in a resume
  • How to put together a resume that gets noticed
  • What should not be included in a resume
  • How a resume is read by recruiters/ hiring managers 
  • What keywords on a resume have to do with getting an interview


Laura Kasper's Bio

Laura Kasper is the President, CEO and Founder of Monarch Staffing, a certified woman-owned, boutique staffing agency servicing the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region. Laura has 20+ years in the staffing business, offices located in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties and Phila.  She helped numerous employers find top talent and has been instrumental in placing thousands of job seekers with area employers. Laura has been recognized as a Brava Award Winner by Philadelphia’s Smart CEO recognizing successful women entrepreneurs. She enjoys helping others find solutions! And lives by finding the silver lining and her Golden Rule; “Do unto others as they want to be done unto.” 


December, 2018

No meeting in December.