March, 2018  Kristina Phillips

                        "Career Resource Center"
Kristina is Career Resource Center’s Executive Director.   She explained services available to members including individual job coaching, group workshop sessions, and one-on-one tutoring.  The remainder of the session will be dedicated to job seeker networking approaches.  Attendees will explore different ways to networkandhow to balance personal and professional connections.

About CRC:
Since 1990, Career Resource Center's individualized counseling, career-skills workshops, and informational resources have restored confidence and accelerated the return to meaningful and productive career paths of nearly 13,000 job candidates.  Clients come from Lake and Cook counties, and span a range of disciplines, professions, experiences, and compensation levels. More information can be found at

May, 2018  Derek Deprey

         "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect:
     What the Most Effective People and Teams Do Differently"

Derek's passion in life is to evoke excellence in every person at every level.  After a career of working in basketball operations at the collegiate and professional levels, he empowers others both as a general manager at a fitness club and as a leadership professor at a university.  Today, he loves to inspire and influence others as a speaker and writer.  He is the author of "SHIFT:  Move from Frustrated to Fulfilled."

Derek's presentation gave our participants and advisors solid on-the-ground advice on how to connect with others.  Through his "Four principles and Four Practices", he outlined ways to help us all connect better.

January, 2018  Ron Moskal

Encore Presentation:  Ron's presentation was so well attended at the library last fall that he was requested to give it again to the Career Renewal group!

           "Tips for Working with an Executive Recruiter"

Searching for a job is an exhaustive process, but you don't have to go through it alone. You are likely to work with Executive Recruiters during the process. How do you effectively work with them?  In this very popular presentation, Ron "gave participants the answers" to many commonly asked questions and provided ways to work effectively with recruiters.


Sept, 2018  Jan Victor

         "Increase your EQ:  Land the Job"

Jan demonstrated her extensive experience  specializing in leadership skills, emotional intelligence, communication behaviors, organizational change, team building, and executive coaching. Her energy, personality and facilitation style engaged our participants and challenged them to think deeply and make applications strategically. Her current work focuses on ethics, expertise, and etiquette as the foundation for a healthy leadership practice.

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