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Power Up Your Career Seminar Series

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE
Free and open to the public (RSVP required)

Register for the whole series or for individual seminars.

Spring 2022


Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Elevating Your Passion into Your Profession
Presenter: Kris Morrison

Are you eager to inspire others through the passion you have for the work that you do? Are you living your true purpose in life? It’s time to stop yearning for an extraordinary life, and start living your passion and purpose. In this presentation, discover what your unique contributions to the world can be and gain access to all the resources within you to fulfill your passion and purpose in life.

Kris Morrison is an experienced senior career consultant with Randstad RiseSmart. Kris’ background features a long-term career in human resources, transition management, outplacement consulting, recruiting and employee relations. Kris has supported over 1,500 job-seeking individuals in the last several years alone, and is well-versed in coaching and job search strategies. Kris works with clients to help them develop strong communication skills, public speaking, relationship building, interviewing techniques, LinkedIn and personal branding.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Standing Out in a Competitive Job Market
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

When you are ready to re-enter the workforce or searching for a new career opportunity, how can you stand out in the crowd of others looking to do the same? From creating an impactful cover letter and resume, to utilizing social media and enhancing your soft skills, this presentation will encourage and provide you with new tools and resources to best market yourself.

Andrea Abernethy is an experienced career coach whose expertise includes coaching, mentoring, empowering, communication skills, public speaking, relationship building, resume review and writing, interviewing techniques and preparation, networking, LinkedIn and career marketing. She is currently a Pathway Program Director with the Tech Elevator coding bootcamp program, where she coaches students throughout the program and after graduation with career pathway mentoring.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Getting Back into the Workplace
Presenter: Brenda Soto

Is this the right time for me to get back into the workplace?  What can I expect from an employer? No matter your employment status, workplace preferences, job experience, skills set or career break, this session will explore diverse strategies to help you transition and adapt to the new work environment.

Brenda Soto is the principal of Brenda Soto Associates, a consulting firm specialized in Spanish and English talent development and career coaching. She has supported diverse geographic locations in Latin America, North America, Puerto Rico and Europe during her career. Brenda is an adjunct professor in the Graduate of College of Business at Wilmington University, facilitating courses in her specialty area of human resources management, leadership and organizational development.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Finding and Maintaining Motivation in Your Professional Life
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

Feeling motivated can lead to increased productivity and an overall sense of worth within your professional life. However, what do you do when you are feeling uninspired with the work you are doing? In this presentation, you will learn tips on increasing and maintaining motivation within your career.

Andrea Abernethy is an experienced career coach whose expertise includes coaching, mentoring, empowering, communication skills, public speaking, relationship building, resume review and writing, interviewing techniques and preparation, networking, LinkedIn and career marketing. She is currently a Pathway Program Director with the Tech Elevator coding bootcamp program, where she coaches students throughout the program and after graduation with career pathway mentoring.

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