Dan Schawbel – Founder
Dan, recognized as a “personal branding guru” by The New York Times, is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding. He is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, now in 11 languages. His second book, Promote Yourself: The New Art of Getting Ahead, will be released in 2013 by St. Martins Press. Dan is the founder of the Personal Branding Blog, the publisher of Personal Branding Magazine, a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 500 media outlets, such as Wired Magazine, PBS Nightly Business Report, and ELLE Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow on Twitter.
Maria Elena Duron - Blog Editor
Maria Elena Duron is CEO (chief engagement officer) of buzz2bucks -a word of mouth firm - Creating Community, Connection and Commerce Around Your Brand. She is author of Mouth To Mouth Marketing, the ebook Social Capital I.R.A. and a contributing author of Launchpad. Maria Duron is a published expert on branding and marketing in Entrepreneur Magazine. Duron is the Chief Content Officer for Reach Personal Branding. She is featured weekly as the marketing coach on CBS television and is the co-founder of #brandchat -a weekly chat on Twitter all about branding that is recognized by Mashable as one of the 15 Essential Twitter Chats for Social Media Marketers.
Kevin is the Associate Director of the Notre Dame Career Center where he leads young professionals through their early career transitions as well as leading the employer relations efforts with recruiters seeking to hire talent. Kevin has worked with several Fortune 500 firms on their university recruitment strategies by helping them improve their brand identity on campuses. His 10+ years of working with constituents on both sides of the interview table allows Kevin to provide insights through the lens of the career seeker and the hiring manager. In addition to his work at the ND Career Center, Kevin runs the Notre Dame Alumni LinkedIn group (30+K members) and offers career management advice through his blog.
Phil is President of reCareered.com, a leading job search information website and career coaching service. Phil also runs the Career Central group, one of Linkedin’s largest groups for job seekers and has built one of the 20 largest personal networks on Linkedin globally. An active blogger about social media, career advice and job search information, Phil’s articles have been published by The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNN, CBS, AOL, FastCompany, CIO, ZDnet, The Examiner, and leading job/career/recruiting publications and sites. Check out one of Phil’s complimentary job search webinars at ResumeWebinar.com .
Henrieta Riesco – Monday
Henrieta is a founder of Intentional Career. As a Career Coach, she collaborates with students and professionals on creating a fulfilling career. Her brand-building journey took her from being a teacher and a corporate trainer in Slovakia to the US where she spent 10+ years working at Microsoft as a customer advocate and a training consultant. The core of her impact lies in meaningful conversations. The goal is to empower professionals to become aware of new possibilities and to feel energized to take action in the desired direction. You can follow Henrieta via Twitter, or Facebook.
Nance Rosen - Tuesday
Nance is the author of Speak Up! & Succeed, and an expert on business communication who teaches at UCLA Extension, and speaks all around the world to audiences on social media and career trends. Nance is a former marketing executive at The Coca-Cola Company and currently is CEO of NanceSpeaks and executive publisher at PegasusMediaWorld. She has appeared on CNBC and regularly contributes to media outlets including the New York Times, ABC, CBS radio, Investors Business Daily, MediaPost and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Heather R. Huhman - Tuesday
Heather, founder & president of the exclusive online community connecting the best internship and entry-level job candidates with the best employers, Come Recommended, is as an experienced hiring manager who knows and understands the needs of today’s employers and internship and entry-level job seekers. Her expertise in this area led to her selection as Examiner.com’s entry-level careers columnist in mid-2008. The daily, national column educates high school students through recent college graduates about how to find, land and succeed at internships and entry-level jobs. Additionally, Heather is a career expert for the CAREEREALISM Twitter Advice Project, the job search expert for Campus Calm, a contributor to both One Day, One Job and One Day, One Internship, and author of the e-book “Gen Y Meets the Workforce: Launching Your Career During Economic Uncertainty.”
Elinor is the CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC, a sales training company. She teaches how to apply relationship selling skills to every endeavor including interviewing, writing a book, and building your business. Elinor is the author of the best-selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results” published by Sourcebooks. Her book was featured in TIME Magazine, translated into multiple languages and sells worldwide. Elinor’s new book, “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews” is based upon years of community service teaching job-seekers how to land the job they desire. An international speaker, audiences term Ms. Stutz as both inspirational and motivational and claim through her insights they more readily found success. You may find her teaching webinars for entrepreneurs, training corporate sales teams and teaching students and job seekers how to interview best.
Roger C. Parker - Wednesday
Roger is a “32 Million Dollar Author,” book coach, and online writing resource. His 38 books have sold 1.9 million copies in 35 languages around the world. The NY Times called his Looking Good in Print “…the one to buy when you’re buying only one!” Roger has interviewed hundreds of successfully branded authors and shares what he’s learned at Published & Profitable and in his daily writing tips blog. He has presented hundreds of keynote speeches, seminars and workshops, with clients such as Apple Computer, Kyocera, University of Washington, and Yamaha Audio.
Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager, entrepreneur, author, public speaker and community leader. Aaron has held numerous management roles at a Fortune 500 company, being appointed Regional Vice President at the age of 27, and is the founder of multiple entrepreneurial ventures. Aaron instructed a highly rated student-led course on leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas Undergraduate School of Business and has a book, The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World: Savvy Strategies to Get In, Get Ahead, and Rise to the Top, due to be out later this year. Aaron offers advice that helps young professionals build the foundation for a successful career. Visit his blog to learn more.
Richard is an executive career consultant, speaker on career strategies, and author of Fast Track Your Job Search (and Career!). He managed teams for more than 25 years in Corporate America before the 2002 founding of Executive Impact, a leading career services firm. Richard’s diverse corporate experience ran the gamut from engineering to human resources to marketing to sales within employers that ranged from a Fortune100 to a VC-funded entrepreneurial startup. At Executive Impact, Richard has helped hundreds of executives and professionals successfully navigate our transformed 21st century job market over the last 11 years. Richard’s expertise includes career assessments and goal setting, personal marketing/branding, resume enhancement, strategic networking and job interviewing, and “contrarian” job search methodologies. He is a Board Certified Coach (in careers) and Certified Management Consultant.
Kristen is an award-winning copywriter and author who enjoys what she does for a living. Kristen has used her copywriting and editing skills to create promotional content for Trane, Johnson and Johnson, Marriott, PetSafe, and MediaPost, to name a few. Her specialties include creating website content, press releases, case studies, articles, and newsletters. Kristen is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer. Kristen writes regularly for MediaBistro, SheKnows andFreelanceSwitch. She is a panelist on the biweekly, award-winning podcast FreelanceRadio. Kristen is the author of Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes: An After-College Guide to Life and her new book, It Takes More than Talent: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined. She has been featured on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and CareerBuilder; and also in the Boston Herald, the New Jersey Star-Ledger and in theAsbury Park Press.
Jeff is a veteran in the Enterprise Content Management industry. Over the past 20 years he has worked with customers and partners to design, develop and deploy solutions around the world. Jeff is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances at Winshuttle. He has worked for Microsoft, FileNet (IBM), K2, Captaris, Open Text, Kofax and Kodak. He speaks and blogs about ECM and the Intersection between Social, Mobile and Cloud Computing.
Peter is known as “Japan’s personal branding pioneer” and is one of only 15 Master level Certified Personal Branding Strategists in the world. He is introducing a leading global personal branding methodology to companies and careerists in Japan and adapting it for the Japanese culture. In a culture where fitting-in is the norm, his mission is to pioneer a ‘cultural shift’ by helping Japanese to stand out in a global environment. His background spans over 21 years in intercultural consulting, international outreach, and global communication coaching.
Manoush is the author of Camera Ready: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On Air and Online. Her on-camera expertise comes from years of producing and reporting for BBC News, Reuters Television, and other media outlets. She moderates conferences on digital technology and hosts live video events, in addition to doing media coaching. From 1995-2006 Manoush reported and produced for BBC News, with postings in Washington, Berlin, Brussels, and New York. As a freelance reporter and anchor, she covered business and technology for Reuters Television in New York from 2006-2010.
Erik is the co-owner and VP of Creative Services for Professional Blog Service in Indianapolis. He has been blogging since 1997, and has been a published writer for more than 24 years. He has been a newspaper humor columnist for 17 years, and is published in 10 newspapers around Indiana. Erik co-authored Branding Yourself: Using Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself (Pearson, 2010). He also helped write Twitter Marketing for Dummies. Erik frequently speaks about blogging and social media for personal branding and small business marketing.
Mike is a corporate Human Resources leader at a healthcare information technology company located outside of Boston, Massachusetts and is an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University. He has over eight years of experience in HR and management including career counseling, recruitment, staffing, employment branding, and talent management. Mike has dedicated his HR career to modern views on the field – HR is not about the personnel files – it’s about bringing on the best talent, ensuring they’re in the right seat, and keeping them motivated and growing in their careers. In addition, Mike is the author of the CareerSpin blog. Mike is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College. He is also a board member of the Metro-North Regional Employment Board and an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Northeast Human Resources Association.
Katie Konrath - Saturday
Katie has been deeply involved in generating fresh ideas since she was 11 years old. She’s worked with innovation guru Edward de Bono, earned a Master’s degree in Creativity from the University of Malta and was a creative problem solving competition Global Champion. She writes the leading innovation blog, GetFreshMinds.com. Using Personal Branding, Katie has had dream jobs created for her in London, Switzerland and in the US. Today, Katie helps Fortune 500 clients uncover Consumer Insights and generate new product, service and positioning ideas at leading innovation company Ideas To Go.
Beth is Founder and President of Get Hired, LLC, a full service career coaching firm specializing in gen Y and individuals seeking a career change. Beth is a C.E.I.P. (Certified Employment Interview Professional), earned her M.B.A from George Washington University, and co-authored From Diploma to Dream Job: Five Overlooked Steps to a Successful Career. Beth offers workshops for University Career Service Departments, Executive Recruiters, Outplacement Services, College Guidance Counselors and College Alumni Associations. You can follow Beth on twitter @BethKuhel and learn more about her coaching services on her website:www.fromdiploma2dreamjob.com
Pete Leibman is the Founder of Dream Job Academy and the Author of I Got My Dream Job And So Can You: 7 Steps To Creating Your Ideal Career After College. Despite being told it would be “impossible,” Pete landed his first dream job as an executive for the NBA’s Washington Wizards when he was only 21 years old. Less than 2 years later, he created The Washington Wizards’ Sports Careers Day and was promoted into management for the NBA’s Washington Wizards (at the age of 23). He then went on to be the franchise’s #1 NBA Salesperson of the Year for 3 straight seasons. Today, Pete’s mission is to help others people land their dream jobs. As a very popular keynote speaker, Pete speaks to thousands of people each year, and he’s been invited to speak at some of the world’s best colleges, including Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University. His work has also been featured on Fox, CBS, and CNN.
Ken is the CEO of KAS Placement Sales Recruiters, a sales and marketing recruitment agency specializing in helping job seekers further their careers through finding them challenging and rewarding positions at progressive, visionary and growing organizations. Ken is also a hands-on NYC Recruiter at the staffing company. Connect with Ken via Google+.