Archive for February, 2009

Upcoming Guests

Posted on February 20, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Please be sure to check out the Guest Appearances page to see who will be appearing on coming shows!

Also note that although I have more guests who have tentatively scheduled to appear, they will not be included on the announcements page until they are confirmed, so be sure to check for updates!

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One-on-One with Mark Stelzner of JobAngels.org

Posted on February 19, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Mark Stelzner, founder of JobAngels.org

Mark Stelzner, founder of JobAngels.org

Dear readers:  This week I spoke with Mark Stelzner, founder of JobAngels.org and Twitterer @jobangels. JobAngels is a young but fast-growing network of job seekers and what are known as job “angels”–people just like you and me who volunteer their time, advice, moral support or connections to help others find jobs. What started as a thought over breakfast one day has literally turned into a social networking boom, and underscores the power of social media to bring about real change in many lives.

Mark is also the founder of Inflexion Advisors, which brings fifteen years of experience in the implementation of internal and external HR transformational initiatives for public and private sector clientele worldwide. Over his career, Mark has brought over $3 billion of value to his clients and employers.

Prior to Inflexion, Mark co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for EquaTerra Public Sector, a leading sourcing advisory and consulting firm. Previously, Mark was Senior Director of Global Alliances and Channel Management for Convergys Employee Care. Mark’s prior experience includes Business Development Director positions at Workscape and Workstream/Kadiri as well as consulting to organizations such as Fannie Mae, WebMD and Biogen Idec. Mark also successfully co-founded a workforce effectiveness firm, whose platform was applied to Department of Energy labs, Federal contractors and strategic Department of Defense assets.

Mark is an active member of the HR community, having spoken at well over 100 industry conferences, events, user groups, forums and human resources professional organizations. He has also served as an invited speaker to a number of public assemblies, been cited in dozens of publications and is the primary author of the popular Inflexion Point blog, drawing over 100,000 readers per month.

I am so glad you all are joining me in this conversation with Mark.  I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed talking to him!

One-on-One With Mark Stelzner – February 17, 2009

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Already, guest line-up taking shape

Posted on February 12, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

As a follow on to my previous announcement, I am happy to report that Mark Stelzner, President and Lead Angel at JobAngels.org and emerging Twitter phenomenon, has graciously agreed to lend me his time and insights as a guest on my site. I will talking with Mark about the movement he has incited whereby people just like you and me are helping others to find jobs. Mark started this effort just weeks ago and has already been picked up by the LA Times.  If you are a victim of the current economic layoffs then you need to check out his site and hear what he has to say. Mark and I will be talking next week. I will have the show posted by week’s end.

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New Year, New Me!

Posted on February 12, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Hi everyone, it’s been a while. I’ve gotten several inquiries about why my blog defaults to an old post. Yikes! Well, I ashamedly admit that it is due to my not posting anything new for a while. Believe it or not, I have been doing my PMBA reading quite regularly. However, a few things have transpired that have made me rethink what I want this blog to be all about.

You may have listened to my interview with Marc Pearlman, the very helpful and informative investment adviser, radio show host and powerhouse behind Your Money Matters. I interviewed Marc for my blog because of his obvious connection to the PMBA/finance theme that I was cultivating. I found, however, that I really enjoyed interviewing him just for the sake of the interview. I mean, I really enjoyed it, so much that after a long (okay, far too long!) period of introspection, I have made a decision about the direction in which I want to take my still-fledgling site. I have decided to broaden the scope beyond just PMBA-related matters. I will still include lots of PMBA and finance-centric stories and hopefully even more interviews for you to enjoy. But I couldn’t escape the inescapable — namely that I am very interested in a lot of subjects and I really want to have a more general news/lifestyle/issues blog.

Yes, there are plenty of these types of blogs out there already. I have thought of that. But there are plenty of lawyers and doctors out there as well, and yet we keep making more. Seriously though, the level of competition should not keep me–or you–from doing what will truly make us happy. Even if no one reads it. Hehe.

My guest lineup is already taking shape. I’ll be announcing upcoming guests as soon as I have a final schedule put together. Look for subjects ranging from running a technology business to animal rights issues to how Twitter figures into today’s business landscape. And that, I hope, is only the beginning. Story ideas are always welcome! Just hit my Contact page and, well, contact me.

Thank you all for sticking with me while I work out exactly what I want to be when I grow up. I appreciate your inquiries and look forward to what I hope will be a long and informative relationship between you and me.

**Special thanks to Kellie M. Walsh for her editing assistance.

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