Career Resources: Videos

Net Effect #26: Bob Woodard — Marketing Consultant And Prison Chaplain

Net Effect #26: Bob Woodard — Marketing Consultant and Prison Chaplain

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 […]

Net Effect #25: Larry Patterson, Specialist In Diversity And Leadership Development At Cedars Camps

Net Effect #25: Larry Patterson, Specialist in Diversity and Leadership Development at CedarS Camps

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 […]

Net Effect #24: Marivic Mabanag – Executive Director, High Ridge House; Lifetime Social Activist

Net Effect #24: Marivic Mabanag – Executive Director, High Ridge House; Lifetime Social Activist

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 […]

Net Effect #23: Rupert Allan – Digital Marketer, Storyteller, Strategist

Net Effect #23: Rupert Allan – Digital Marketer, Storyteller, Strategist

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 […]

Net Effect #22: Dr. Joseph Ritter, Ceo, The Albert Baker Fund; Educator And Innovator

Net Effect #22: Dr. Joseph Ritter, CEO, The Albert Baker Fund; Educator and Innovator

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 […]

Net Effect #21: Emma Schaefer – Multimedia Storyteller, And Singer Songwriter

Net Effect #21: Emma Schaefer – Multimedia Storyteller, and Singer-Songwriter

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 […]

Net Effect #20: Boudicca Hawke, Abf 2020 Law Student And Intern At The United Nations

Net Effect #20: Boudicca Hawke, ABF 2020 Law Student and Intern at the United Nations

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 […]

Net Effect #19: Ursula Mueller, Career Diplomat And Humanitarian

Net Effect #19: Ursula Mueller, Career Diplomat and Humanitarian

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 […]

Net Effect #18: Travis Thomas, Leadership And Team Dynamics Coach, Us Men’s National Soccer Team

Net Effect #18: Travis Thomas, Leadership and Team Dynamics Coach, US Men’s National Soccer Team

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 […]

Net Effect #17: Chris O’riordan Adjah, Ph.d, Ms, Pe

Net Effect #17: Chris O’Riordan-Adjah, Ph.D, MS, PE

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 […]

Net Effect #16: Jennifer Ann Gordon, Cs, Author, Artist, Muralist, Poet

Net Effect #16: Jennifer Ann Gordon, CS, Author, Artist, Muralist, Poet

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 […]

Net Effect #15: Susan Wright, Senior Sustainability Specialist For 20 Cities In San Mateo County

Net Effect #15: Susan Wright, Senior Sustainability Specialist for 20 Cities in San Mateo County

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 […]

Net Effect #14: Paul Perea, Head Chef, High Ridge House – “career Path Or Listening Path?”

Net Effect #14: Paul Perea, Head Chef, High Ridge House – “Career Path or Listening Path?”

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

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 […]

Net Effect #12: Keith Babcock, Conservation Biologist

Net Effect #12: Keith Babcock, Conservation Biologist

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 […]

Net Effect #11: Franklin Harris, Director Of Human Resources, Arden Wood

Net Effect #11: Franklin Harris, Director of Human Resources, Arden Wood

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 […]

Net Effect #10: Judith Patterson — Training The Next Generation Of Performing And Visual Artists

Net Effect #10: Judith Patterson — Training the Next Generation of Performing and Visual Artists

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

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 […]

Net Effect #8: Dr. Joseph Ritter, Abf Ceo, Educator And Innovator

Net Effect #8: Dr. Joseph Ritter, ABF CEO, Educator and Innovator

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 […]

Net Effect #7: Mike Mooslin – How To Develop Entrepreneurship Qualities… What’s Your Secret Sauce?

Net Effect #7: Mike Mooslin — How to Develop Entrepreneurship Qualities… What’s Your Secret Sauce?

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 […]

Net Effect #6: Scot Walker – Consultant On Emerging Cyber Threats

Net Effect #6: Scot Walker – Consultant on Emerging Cyber Threats

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 […]

Net Effect #5: Bruce Smith–learn How To Combine Your Career With Your Creative Passion

Net Effect #5: Bruce E. G. Smith — Learn How to Combine Your Career with Your Creative Passion

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 […]

Net Effect #4: George Nutwell–learn Leadership From A Career Special Agent

Net Effect #4: George Nutwell — Learn Leadership from a Career Special Agent

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!

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!

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 […]

Net Effect #1: Lessons Learned In The Air With Captain Alan Zwick

Net Effect #1: Captain Alan Zwick — Lessons Learned in the Air

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 […]

Inspire Your Career Journey

Register Now for 5-part Webinar Series on Biblical Leadership

According to Inc. Magazine, only 10% of us are natural leaders. The rest have to work at it! The Bible can provide inspiration and help! REGISTER ONLINE NOW Career Alliance 5-part Master Webinar Series With Madelon Maupin, MTS Tuesdays, 5 pm Pacific; 8 pm Eastern Register now for free access to upcoming sessions and recordings […]

The Power of One-to-One Connections in Chicago!

Career Alliance events for the Christian Science community

We connected Christian Scientists at events in Boston, D.C., and NYC! ABF 2018 Career Alliance events for the Christian Science community brought together nearly 150 job seekers and career allies for career connections and inspiration. We were delighted to have The Christian Science Monitor as a media partner and participant at each event, including Editor […]

How Do You Communicate Who You Really Are on Your Resume? (Video)

How do you go beyond your list of accomplishments to communicate what makes you unique? Be sure to include your hobbies and volunteer experience advises Terri Friel, ABF Career Ally. “I keep thinking about the young man who came to me with his resume and I walked through [it] with him and said, ‘so where […]

Spiritual Perspectives on Careers and the Workplace (Video)

ABF Career Ally Dennis Marunde shares the spiritual values and goals that have guided his career path and business decisions. After studying at Principia College and the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, Dennis returned to his family’s business in greater Chicago with a fresh vision for the company’s future. Under this direction, […]

We Took the Career Alliance to the East Coast this Summer!

Christian Scientists connected in Boston, D.C., and NYC! ABF 2018 Career Alliance events for the Christian Science community took place in Boston on Friday, June 22, at the Longyear Museum; in D.C. on Saturday, July 28, at the new Museum of the Bible; and in New York City, Thursday, August 23 at WeWork Bryant Park, bringing together nearly 150 job […]

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The Power of One-to-One Connections in Chicago! (Video)

We took the ABF Career Alliance to Chicago for a full day of career connections, stories, and inspiration with our friends there–and here’s what they had to say! And you don’t need to go to Chicago to “make a connection” or “be a connection” in the Career Alliance. You can get started searching or posting one-to-one connections right […]

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From camp counselor to Facebook design program manager (Video)

“There was a time when I was a 22-year old Hannah with a real fresh English degree plus a resume full of summer camp counselor gigs, earnestly wondering, what was next for me? Would anyone hire me and all of my zero professional experience? Would I ever move out of my parents’ house?” Learn how […]

From Overlooked Resume to Interview with the CEO

From Overlooked Resume to Interview with the CEO (Video)

This one minute video tells how the ABF Career Alliance and its LifeLaunch! module on Resumes and Cover Letters helped Nathanael get an interview with the CEO of a large running shoe company. He says, “The (ABF) Career Alliance has been incredibly helpful in my transition from looking for a jog to looking for a career. I […]

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job

How Madison Landed Her First Dream Job (Video)

After graduating from college in 2013 as a theatre major and art minor, Madison moved 2,000 miles from home to pursue a career that would utilize both her creative talents and business side. With no personal network in her new location, and no professional experience outside of college, Madison shares how what she learned in LifeLaunch!, […]

LifeLaunch! Module #1: Avoiding the Career Dumpster

Welcome to LifeLaunch!, the career development course that gives you all the tools you need to land a professional career-track position. Whether you’re starting your career, growing your career, or changing your career, you’ll find valuable tips and strategies that will help you succeed in your job search. “Avoiding the Career Dumpster is the intro module for the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #2: Microcosm-Macrocosm

Note: you may have ordered the textbooks if you completed Module 1; if not, you can do so now. They are vital to completion of the course. Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Watch the Bonus Video Step 3: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is the […]

LifeLaunch! Module #3: Targeting a Job

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) For long-term career success, one of these is more important than all the others. Which one is it? Talent Interest Income Intelligence 2) During a job search, how many active leads should a jobseeker have going […]

LifeLaunch! Module #4: Resumes and Cover Letters

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) One of these is just flat-out wrong, while all the others are true. Which one? A street address is usually not on a young person’s resume. You definitely don’t want to have a weird email address […]

LifeLaunch! Module #5: Posted Openings

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Job seekers should act like what? A pack of werewolves A clutch of vampires A horde of zombies A lone chupacabra 2) If you don’t hear from an employer, how often should you give them a […]

LifeLaunch! Module #6: The Hidden Job Market

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What two facts about the hidden job market are most important? You can find jobs before they’re announced, and before the employer writes a job description. It is the largest part of the job market, and […]

LifeLaunch! Module #7: Interviewing

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What are Hero Stories? Seven to a dozen stories that you are ready to tell in any interview, about times when you demonstrated a skill or mastered a challenge. A Marvel comic book series A brand […]

LifeLaunch! Module #8: Salary Negotiations

Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) Which one of the following is not true about negotiating for salary? Over 80% of managers expect you to negotiate for salary. They may not move the numbers every time, but over 90% of managers do […]

LifeLaunch! Module #9: Your First Promotion

Onboarding and Positioning Yourself for Your First Promotion Step 1: Watch the Video Step 2: Pass the Quiz Pick the best response for each question (answers below): 1) What is your relationship to your boss? A boss is like a pilot, flying an airplane in a thick fog, and you are like an instrument, giving the […]

Seven Job Search Tips

Seven Job Search Tips from ABF Career Alliance Experts (Video)

We scanned video footage from breakout sessions at the ABF Career Alliance launch events to bring you seven–sometimes surprising–job search tips from our career experts. Topics cover (1) resumes, (2) job interviews, (3) the hidden job market, (4) today’s job market, (5) informational interviews, (6) networking, and (7) how to get started. Hear seven quick […]

“Having a spiritual foundation is everything!” (Video Talks)

One of our New York City launch attendees said it best, “Having a spiritual foundation (in your job search) is everything.” We heard this message over and over again at our two launch events: participants in the ABF Career Alliance truly value the spiritual dimension of their job search. So it’s no surprise that at both events, on both coasts, the […]

Just Like Being There! ABF Launch Events

Just Like Being There! ABF Launch Events — now with NYC footage! (Video)

If you couldn’t get to the ABF Career Alliance launch events in New York and Los Angeles earlier this year, this video might be the next best thing! Hear from a diverse group of attendees on both coasts! What did they take away? What meant the most to them? Learn why the ABF Career Alliance is like […]