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Networking and Job Search Expert
Name: Peggy Collins
Business: Peggy Collins Enterprises- Professional Speaker, Author and Networking and Job Search Coach
Credentials: I have twenty-five years of successful experience in sales and marketing in the real estate, banking and relocation industries. I have owned two small businesses and have had my own speaking and coaching business since 1993 where I’ve spoken to many Fortune 500 companies as well as women’s conferences and associations. For a complete list of clients, please visit my website.
With twenty years of part-time job search coaching behind me, I am confident that I know how to find the jobs and how to coach others to find the openings, network and interview successfully. I’ve coached literally thousands through this process as well as conducting hundreds of workshops (225 in the last five years) on the Tactics for a Job Search, Ace the Interview, the Science of Networking and the Art of Connection.
Name: Arnie Fertig
Business: Job Hunter Coach
Credentials: Arnie named his coaching service JobHunterCoach.com quite deliberately. He likes to say “job hunting” instead of “job searching” because you need to be that strategic hunter with a bow and a quiver full of arrows to successfully target and attain your next job. His ten year background of being an HR Staffing Consultant and recruiting company owner have armed him with the skills, insights, and tools necessary to coach his clients about how to create and execute their own successful job hunt strategy.
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Estate Law/Elder Law Expert
Name: Richard Feigenbaum
Business: Feigenbaum & Uddo, LLC - Counselors at Law
Credentials: Richard A. Feigenbaum focuses on estate planning and estate administration (probate law), utilizing trusts, charitable gifts, 529 plans, and other tax saving and probate avoidance devices. He has co-authored several books, including "The 529 College Savings Plan," and "Probating an Estate in Massachusetts," both published by Sourcebooks, and has taught probate law for the Northeastern University Financial Planning Institute and the Professional Paralegal Program. Mr. Feigenbaum received his law degree, as well as a graduate law degree in taxation, from Boston University's School of Law. Attorney Feigenbaum is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, is listed in "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals" and is a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics for charities and financial services organizations.
Name: Raymond Lofstrom, CPA
Business: O' Connor & Drew, P.C.
Credentials: O’Connor & Drew’s mission is to provide proactive financial and tax services and to create value for our clients through timely personalized service. Our areas of specialization include automobile dealerships, higher educational institutions, non-profit organizations, municipalities, employee benefit plans, construction companies, law firms and other industry groups. We are committed to providing creative, innovative solutions to our clients’ needs, and are dedicated to each and every client we serve.
Marketing & Public Relations Expert
Name: Denise Gavilan, Principal
Business: Gavilan Marketing & PR
Credentials: Gavilan Marketing & PR provides associations, nonprofits and corporations with a full suite of marketing and communications services—from plan development to final implementation. From the start, we build relationships with our clients and gain a full understanding of their needs. We evaluate past efforts, examine who their target audiences are, analyze communication tools and messages and develop results-driven plans that work within a specific timeframe and budget. Specialties include: Attendance building for conferences and professional development events; Audience analysis and identification; Copywriting for ads, e-mails, brochures, postcards, letters, website pages, etc.; Creation and management of direct mail materials, such as program brochures, postcards and letters; Marketing and communication strategy development and implementation; Media relations, including writing news releases and fact sheets, pitching stories to reporters and preparing spokespersons for interviews; Message development; New product launches; Publications marketing; Personal URL campaigns; Proofreading; Printing and distribution of materials; Website development
Names: Dawn Rossetti, CPRW and Melissa Brodeue, CPRW
Business: Relaunch Career Associates
Credentials: Dawn Rossetti and Melissa Brodeur are Certified Resume Writers and Co-Founders of Relaunch Career Associates. Melissa and Dawn previously traveled separate career paths but their shared vision and commitment to helping others realize their professional goals inspired them to form a partnership. After navigating their own career re-entry process, they set their sights on developing a company dedicated to helping individuals re-launch their careers. For more information, please visit their website.
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