Upcoming MCT Meetings

June 11, 2022

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: What Does Reinvention Mean to You?

Speaker:  Tony Calabrese

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, click here. Registration will end June 10 at noon.

During career transition, those in job search may be faced with the decision of whether this is an appropriate time to change their career industry or job function. While sometimes by choice, it could be of necessity. This seminar will provide a strategy of how to go about the process.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Navigate the five steps of a job search process
  • Identify the importance of knowing your transferable skills and how they may be used in other career options
  • Determine different types of career models and ways of working

Tony Calabrese's Bio

Tony Calabrese is the founder of Absolute Transitions, LLC and a Certified Get Five Career Coach. Tony enjoys working with clients who are in job search or looking to change careers. The Get Five methodology offers his clients a strategic and research-based approach to their job search. Tony received his coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and as such is able to offer his clients the unique combination of working with them both through their career search and life coaching issues as part of his practice. 

Tony also does Career Coach and Acclimation Consulting work with REA – Partners in Transition. In that role he provides career coaching and acclimation assistance to accompanying spouses of employees whose companies move them to the New Jersey/New York area. 

In 2020, Tony also began providing coaching services to clients of Marriott International, who were let go from their jobs due to the Corona Virus. Those services are provided as a Senior Career Coach and Consultant for the White Hawk Group.  In 2021, he became a strategic partner with Kawa Community Partners and a trained vendor in administering their assessment tool to help learn the values that drive who you are in the work that you do. 

Prior to his coaching career, Tony was with Prudential Financial for 30 years.  While there he started as a Programmer, and worked his way up the ranks to Systems Analyst, then Manager of Financial Systems, and ultimately a Director of Financial Systems. He led teams developing and supporting Financial Systems applications in Prudential’s Group Insurance Business Unit.

Tony resides in Maplewood, NJ with his wife, Carolina.

July 9, 2022

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Five Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers

Speaker:  Terry Seamon

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event will open soon. Registration will end July 8 at noon.

When author Stephen Covey wrote his best-selling book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he provided a roadmap for increasing one's effectiveness in any area of life, from home to the workplace. As a fan of Covey’s book, and as a career transition consultant, one of the questions I have been helping my clients with is: What do highly effective job hunters do? Inspired by Covey, this presentation will look at the five habits (plus one more) of highly effective job seekers.

Related LinkedIn article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-habits-plus-one-highly-effective-job-hunters-terrence-h-seamon/

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Focus their search
  • Position and present themselves as a solution
  • Utilize their resources—especially relationships and time—most effectively

Terry Seamon's Bio

As an Executive Career Transition Consultant with The Ayers Group since 2009, Terry Seamon helps professionals and executives as they make their way through the career transition process toward their career goals.

Terry’s approach is to focus on each person, tailoring the process to fit their needs and objectives. As he guides them through the challenges of job search and career change, Terry supports them with customized tools and strategies. His goal is to help them to quickly galvanize into action and thereby accelerate their searches.

In addition to working with individuals, Terry also gives presentations on job search topics to professional networking groups.

An active writer, Terry writes articles on many aspects of the career transition process such as networking, interviewing, and personal branding, publishing them frequently on his blog (Here We Are. Now What?  http://learningvoyager.blogspot.com/) as well as on LinkedIn where he is an active user of the networking platform.

Before becoming a career coach, Terry was a human resources training and development professional for many years in the corporate world, specializing in leadership and management development, team building, corporate communication and culture, diversity and inclusion, as well as organization change and development.

Terry holds a BA in Human Communication from Rutgers University, and a Masters degree in Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

August 2022

No meeting is held in August

September 10, 2022

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: How to Get Back in the Game

Speaker:  Ken Sher

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event will open soon. Registration will end September 9 at noon.

There are many reasons people have been out of work and/or looking for a job recently – some new, some old. They include:

  • Time for a change
  • Raise a family
  • The pandemic
  • Took a gap year
  • Not ready to retire

But how do you get back into it and what direction should you go with your career? Maybe you want to go back to what you were doing before. Or maybe you want to do something completely different.

But where do you start?

This talk will help you determine what you want to do next and how to prepare for and execute a successful job search

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to use the TRUST Success Model® to conduct a winning job search
  • What to do to determine what direction to take your career
  • How to position yourself to win your next great role
  • The best way to network and what a productive networking conversation sounds like
  • How to market yourself to attract recruiters

Ken Sher's Bio

Ken Sher is an Executive Coach and Career Coach with 30-years’ experience leading and coaching individuals and managerial teams at companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

In addition to winning multiple achievement awards in various sales & marketing roles and leading the Johnson & Johnson Sales Recruiting Department to record placements, he led four different Sales Training and Leadership Development teams including a global organization. Ken's teams designed, developed, and delivered training to multiple levels of leadership within J & J. 

Ken is President of Sher Coaching, and he helps people at all stages of their career whether that’s finding a new role or excelling in an existing role. He is dedicated to improving individual and team performance by focusing on his TRUST Success Model which, when applied to Leadership and Career Management, can be transformational.

October 8, 2022

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: The Power of Pull Marketing in Your Job Search

Speaker:  Ford Myers

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event will open soon. Registration will end October 7 at noon.

When searching for a new job, would you rather “chase after employers,” or have employers “chase after you?” The choice is YOURS, and you CAN conduct your job search in such a way that employers will take the first step by reaching out to you.

Traditional job search methods include sending out resumes, applying for jobs online, attending job fairs, contacting employers and recruiters, and of course – networking. All of these tasks, collectively, fall under the heading “Push Marketing.” This is because you’re “pushing” your message, hoping that someone will take notice. Even if you do make contact, however, you’ll still have to “convince” the employer of your worthiness. This is the downside of “Push Marketing.”

But when employers perceive you as an expert and discover your credibility “on their own,” they’ll tend to feel “pulled” toward you and even pursue you. This is the primary benefit of “Pull Marketing.”

YOU can be known as an expert, regardless of your professional background or level. The process begins with a fundamental shift in attitude, assumptions, and behavior. To succeed with “Pull Marketing,” you’ll need to:

  • Stop acting like an applicant, and start acting like an expert
  • Stop behaving like a candidate, and start behaving like a consultant
  • Stop being a job seeker, and start being a problem solver
  • Stop making it all about you/your needs, and start making it all about them/their needs

Don’t miss our unique seminar, where you’ll learn how to make this critical shift. You’ll discover the specific tactics, strategies, and tools to master “Pull Marketing” in your job search and long-term career management.

Your shift to “Pull Marketing” may require some extra time and effort “up front,” but the results will be worth it. This innovative approach offers you greater control over the entire hiring process. Best of all, you may never have to search for another job in your life!

Ford R. Myers' Bio:

Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. He is author of the best-seller, Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Ford’s firm helps clients take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! He has held senior consulting positions at three of the nation’s largest career service firms. Ford’s articles have appeared in thousands of publications and web sites, and he has been interviewed on every major television and radio network. Ford has also conducted presentations at hundreds of companies, associations, and universities. Learn more at https://careerpotential.com.

November 12, 2022

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Taking Small Actions That Lead to Big Results

Speaker:  Marian Janes

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event will open soon. Registration will end November 11 at noon.

Another year has almost passed, and we find ourselves thinking once again, "What have I actually accomplished?" Although we all have a vision of what we hope to achieve, and a plan, as the year unfolds, we remain in relentless pursuit of our goals. What happens when the result we envision falls short of reality? Today’s volatile, uncertain, and complex world requires new ways of thinking and planning.

There is much power behind consistent small actions that lead to new habits that, in turn, cultivate big results. While thinking and dreaming big gives us something to strive for it causes overwhelm and stress as we relentlessly pursue our best intentions. 

Creating positive incremental change is easier than you think. The key is to fostering positive incremental growth is all in the approach.

In this webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Create sustainable momentum
  • Break through procrastination
  • Turn daunting tasks into manageable chunks that lead to significant progress.

Together we will explore the neuroscience of habit formation and the power behind micro-tasking.

Topics discussed include the following.

  • The catalyst of intention in setting realistic goals
  • Creating small tasks that fuel big goals
  • Pivoting around failure to ignite momentum
  • Taking action that fuels passion and purpose
  • Unlocking the door to sustainable behavior change
  • Tracking habits that lead to transformation


Marian Janes’ Bio

Marian Janes is a lifelong learner and educator dedicated to the personal and professional growth of others. She possesses an innate ability to motivate and inspire others to sustainable and results-driven action and connection with the life they envision.

In her 25 years as a corporate learning leader Marian's focus was on maximizing human resources in support of company growth. Since that time Marian founded Ignite Growth, a boutique coaching and consulting firm, where she helps cultivate leaders, unite teams, and transform culture.

Her business is founded on the premise that if you continually learn, you will grow in ways you never imagined and Inspire others by the bold actions you take in your life.

She applies these same principles as an environmental advocate, challenging others to make incremental changes that lead to collective transformation towards the betterment of our world.

December 2022

No meeting is held in December