Topic: “A Christian Science Journey from Consumer Packaged Goods to a Volunteer Prison Chaplain” About Our Speaker: Bob transformed a marketing career with international consumer brands into a consultancy that specializes in everything from product development to advising senior level management. In addition to his extensive professional resume, Bob considers himself blessed to work as […]
Career Resources: Net Effect Career Conversations and Connections
Join Us Each Friday for “Career Conversations and Connections” with Special Guests from Our Community
This Friday, November 20, at 3 pm PT, we’re talking with Alina Bayer, Theater Manager of Randolph Entertainment’s Teatro ZinZanni.
Topic: “Racism–Building Bridges, Seeing Innocence through Soul” About Our Speaker: As an African American and dedicated Christian Scientist, our Net Effect guest, Larry Patterson, is uniquely qualified to speak on the topic of how to participate in a thoughtful, meaningful, spiritually-based conversation about race! In his role as an Ambassador/Specialist in Diversity and Leadership Development […]
Topic: “Marivic’s coming to America journey from the Philippines to study at Wellesley College, the experiences that have shaped her as a social entrepreneur, and what it has meant to her to find Christian Science and serve our movement.” About Our Speaker: Marivic has over 35 years of experience working for the nonprofit, public and […]
Topic: “Optimizing Your Network–Start With the People Who Know Your Value” About Our Speaker: Rupert attributes his constant desire to learn and grow to his success across several industries, including cyber security, sports technology, and theatre production. His LinkedIn profile describes him as a “dynamic problem solver with the ability to excel in growth scenarios […]
Topic: “The changing needs of students, distance learning, and how ABF is helping students navigate through these challenging times” About Our Speaker: Dr. Ritter is an accomplished college educator and administrator with extensive experience developing innovative programs and services for students. He is well-known to the Christian Science community through his 23-year career at Principia […]
Topic: “Working Remotely from Boulder to Boston–How Limitations Turned into Amazing Career Opportunities” About Our Speaker: Emma Schaefer, Summer Intern at The Mother Church, Multi-Media Storyteller, and Singer-Songwriter This summer, Emma was a collaborator and singer-songwriter on a new Daily Lift video for Christian Science Sunday School students, “A Psalm for You.” She is a […]
Topic: “How A Calm Trust Guides a Student’s Education and Career Journey” About Our Speaker: Boudicca Hawke, ABF 2020 Law Student and Intern in the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, Switzerland Boudicca is about to complete her LLM (equivalent of a Master’s Degree) in Human Rights law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland […]
Topic: “Working for Global Humanity Through the Universality of Divine Love” About Our Speaker: Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator for the United Nations Ursula is a German diplomat and executive with over 30 years of experience in international relations, global issues, and development financing. Most recently she was […]
Topic: “Embracing Uncertainty–You Cannot Progress Until You Say, Yes! About Our Speaker: Travis Thomas is the Creator of “Live Yes, And” (www.liveyesand.com) and a performance coach currently serving as the Leadership and Team Dynamics Coach for the US Men’s National Soccer Team. He served as a Leadership Coach at Florida’s IMG Academy, a prestigious boarding […]
Topic: “Building Bridges, Inspiring Students, and Praying About Equality and Equity” About Our Speaker: Dr. Chris O’Riordan-Adjah is currently the head of the Engineering Department at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a licensed civil and structural engineer, originally from Ghana, where his love for learning and education took shape. We […]
Topic: “Curiosity and ‘Questionsanswers’–How to have a memorable conversation that leads to unforeseen career opportunities!” About Our Speaker: What is a “questionanswer”? Is curiosity leading you to have memorable conversations? Would you like to listen, listen, listen, when you need to listen the most? Jennifer Ann Gordon has devoted her life to understanding the power […]
Topic: “How to Start a New Career Path in the Middle of a Recession–or Anytime!” About Our Speaker: Susan has a remarkable story of how she made a complete career change in the middle of a recession. After a very successful career as a senior editor for a prominent magazine, the magazine folded and she […]
Topic: “Career Path or Listening Path?” About Our Speaker: A magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University, a gourmet chef, and a published author, Paul describes himself as a “Manhattan-trained businessman” who found his way to his dream job of managing a high-quality food services operations for people he loves. He is currently the Head […]
Net Effect #13: Kim Butler, Not-Your-Typical Financial Advisor, Author, Podcaster, and Alpaca Farmer
Topic: “Your Mindset and Your Money–Learn from a Myth-Buster!” About Our Speaker: Kim Butler, Not-Your-Typical Financial Advisor, Author, Podcaster, and Alpaca Farmer Not-Your-Typical Financial Advisor Kim Butler dedicates herself to busting common myths about typical investment products and replacing them with alternative investment strategies. She is CEO and founder of Partners for Prosperity, a federally […]
About Our Speaker: Keith Babcock, Conservation Biologist Keith has loved the outdoors since childhood, and developed a special affinity for wildlife and natural resources as he grew older. Today he is putting that love of nature to good use as a Conservation Biologist and Principal of a 600-person multidisciplinary environmental and engineering firm. Whether the […]
Topic: “Hear the Latest Interviewing Tips from an HR Director, and Learn About the Interesting Career Paths in Our Care Facilities” About Our Speaker: Franklin Harris, Director of Human Resources, Arden Wood Franklin Harris is a multifaceted, goal-oriented human resources professional with valuable experience in all areas of human resource management, including staff development, change […]
About Our Speaker: Judith Patterson, Co-Founder and President of US Performing Arts Judith is the co-founder and president of US Performing Arts (USPA), a summer program for students ages 11-18 that gives passionate and talented students the opportunity to hone their craft with the best professionals in the country, while seeing and being seen at […]
Net Effect #9: Claire Stoddard — How to Drive Your Marketing Message Across All Channels for Maximum Impact
Topic: “How to Drive Your Marketing Message Across All Channels for Maximum Impact” About the Speaker: Claire Stoddard, President and Creative Director of Claire Stoddard Associates Claire describes her consultancy as an “international messaging company specializing in web content.” She firmly believes that the right marketing message is the single most important component of any […]
Topic: “Insights on the Changing Landscape of Higher Education and the Impact of the Virtual Classroom” Dr. Ritter is an accomplished college educator and administrator with extensive experience developing innovative programs and services for students. He is well-known to the Christian Science community through his 23-year career at Principia College, where he held a variety […]
As Chief Operating Officer and President of Color Me Mine Enterprises for 25 years, Mike helped develop it into a market leader in the paint-your-own-pottery industry, growing it into 9 countries and 27 states. He also spent 37 years in the restaurant industry including serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Koo Koo […]
In his role as managing director for Mantle Advisors, Scot Walker is entrusted to advise some of the world’s most iconic companies and people on their most critical and sensitive security matters. Following time in the military reserve, Scot began his career as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security where he focused […]
Bruce E. G. Smith has been in Information Technology related businesses in sales, sales management, and executive sales positions for 50 years for major companies including IBM, Westinghouse and British Telecom as well as numerous software and business process outsourcing companies. He has had a successful sales consulting and sales coaching practice for almost 20 […]
We’re dropping in for a highlight from our conversation with George Nutwell, who served in the U.S. Foreign Service for nearly three decades, and retired as a Senior Foreign Service Officer in 2014. George shared some powerful stories in our session, underlining the importance of love and humility as critical for any job.
Net Effect #3: Kristin Weaver — How a Start in Finance Led to a Career with the CIA and Fighting Poachers!
Kristin Weaver has worked in a variety of roles related to global financial operations, eventually leading to a 12-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). After graduating from Principia College in 1990 with a double major in Business Administration and Political Science, she worked with banking and brokerage firms, focusing on operations, trading, and […]
Net Effect #2: Brandon Cox, Mandy Kay Johnson, and Mairi Jo Jones — How College Students Are Making Career Connections & Finding Paid Internships!
About Our Speakers Brandon Cox is a Business and Finance major at Sacramento State University and a student intern at CalPERS (the California Public Employee Retirement System), where he works as a financial analyst. Mandy Kay Johnson is a senior at Principia College where she is currently a social media assistant in the college’s marketing […]
This Friday we’re sitting down (zooming!) with Alan Zwick, a Captain with Southwest Airlines (SWA) and a Certified Flight Instructor. Learn how Captain Zwick’s lessons in the air are relatable and transferable to your career ‘ground game.’ A life-long Christian Scientist, Alan Zwick grew up on his family’s farm in Central Kansas. He attended the […]