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    Dan Schawbel – Founder

    Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press) and the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing), which combined have been translated into 14 languages. Both bestsellers were published before Dan’s 30th birthday. Dan is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, such as “The Today Show” on NBC, “Street Signs” on CNBC, “The Nightly Business Report” on PBS, “The Willis Report” on Fox Business, The Economist and Wired Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Oracle, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow on Twitter.

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    Maria Elena Duron - Blog Editor

    Maria Elena Duron  is CEO (chief engagement officer) of Buzz To Bucks – A Word of Mouth Firm - Creating Community, Connection and Commerce Around Your Brand.   She isauthor 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.

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    debra_bentonDebra Benton - Monday

    Debra  has been helping great individuals and organizations get even better for over 20 years. TopCEOCoaches.com ranks her in the World’s Top 10 CEO Coaches noting she is the #1 female. As a onference keynote speaker she is routinely rated in the top 2%. Her client list reads like a “Who’s Who” of executives in companies ranging from Microsoft, McDonald’s, Kraft, American Express, Merrill Lynch, United Airlines, and PricewaterhouseCoopers to the Washington Beltway and U.S.Border Patrol. She is the author of The CEO Difference (McGraw-Hill, Feb. 2014) and nine other award-winning and best-selling business books including The Virtual Executive and Executive Charisma. She has written for the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company. She has been featured in USA Today, Fortune, The New York Times, and Time; she has appeared on Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and CBS with Diane Sawyer. To learn more Debra advising leaders, coaching, facilitating a workshop, or speaking: www.debrabenton.com

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    Skip Weisman – Monday

    Skip is The Leadership & Workplace Communication Expert  working with business leaders in virtually every industry from banks to plumbers, improving individual and organizational performance by transforming interpersonal communication at, and between, all levels. Skip is a professional speaker, training, coach and consultant on the topics of leadership and workplace communication. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, past president of the New York State NSA chapter, a member Toastmasters, and he speaks regularly at national and regional conferences as a keynote presenter or breakout session contributor on his signature topic The 7 Deadliest Sins of Leadership & Workplace Communication, and related communication topics.

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    Crystal Washington – Monday

    Crystal is a social media marketing strategist, international speaker, co-founder of Socialtunities—a social media instruction brand that trains Gen Ys to Boomers on the strategic use of social media, and the author of The Social Media WHY: A Busy Professional’s Practical Guide to Using Social Media Including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter , YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogs for Business. Crystal has a weekly social media segment on Fox television. She has been hired by companies including Google, Microsoft, and GE and has spoken to companies around the globe including Alcatel-Lucent, Kia, and Wells Fargo. Crystal is recognized for her unique ability to communicate advanced technology concepts in simple terms for her audiences and is hired for keynotes, workshops, and webinars. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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    Ceren Cubukcu - Tuesday

    Ceren is a top 5 bestselling author of Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States. She has received her Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the Dual-Diploma Program of Binghamton University. She found her first full-time job as an IT Advisory Associate at KPMG LLP New York City office six months before her graduation and worked on this position for a year.  Afterwards, she received a scholarship from Bentley University to study her MBA degree. She has graduated from her MBA degree with a distinction and received three job offers before her graduation. After her graduation, she worked as a Business Systems Analyst at Merkle Inc, a CRM agency for two years. She recently founded her consulting business to help more international students find jobs in the US in addition to her self-service digital event ticketing platform, Etkinlik Fabrikam (My Event Factory), to offer her webinars. You can follow her via Facebook or contact her via www.cerencubukcu.com/contact.

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    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.

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    Heather R. Huhman – Tuesday

    Heather Huhman

    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.”

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    Elinor StutzElinor Stutz – Wednesday

    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.

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    Eddy Ricci, Jr. – Wednesdayeddy ricci

    Eddy is the director of a unique training and development collaborative platform that services financial planning firms in the northeast where he has arguably worked with more Gen Y financial professionals than anyone in the country over the past four years. He is also the founder of The Growth Game, LLC. a professional development company and has authored a book that holds the same title. Eddy is a certified coach and specializes in helping professionals develop sales skills, leadership approaches and implement business development activity systems. Eddy has served on a number of national field training committees and has had articles published in industry leadership journals. You can email him at er@thegrowthgame.com.

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    Alex Freund – Wednesday

    Alex is a career and interviewing coach known for publishing his extensive list of job-search networking groups via his web site www.landingexpert.comAlex is prominent in a number of networking groups; he does workshops on resumes and social media, makes frequent public presentations, teaches a career development seminar and publishes his blog focused on job seekers. Alex had a successful career as corporate director at the headquarters of Fortune 100 companies. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and managed some 35 different departments as a part of Facilities Administration or Support Services. Alex has extensive experience at interviewing people for jobs. He is an expert in preparing people for interviews.  He lived on three continents and speaks five languages. 

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    skip_freemanSkip Freeman - Thursday

    Skip Freeman is the president and chief executive officer of The HTW Group (Hire to Win), an Atlanta, GA, Metropolitan Area Executive Search Firm. In that capacity, he is consistently among the top executive recruiters in the nation, on the basis of total candidate placements. Over the last decade he has successfully completed more than 400 executive search assignments. Specializing in the placement of sales, engineering, manufacturing and R&D professionals, he has developed powerful techniques that help companies hire the best and help the best get hired. Skip can be reached at skip.freeman@hiretowin.com or through the LinkedIn Group Job Hunting Power.

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    Richard Kirby – Thursday

    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.

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    katie konrath take 3Katie Konrath – Thursday

    Katie works with Fortune 500 companies to help them generate new ideas based on consumer insights at Ideas To Go. She’s worked with creativity guru Edward de Bono and uncovered new ideas across North America and Europe. Prior to that, she earned a Masters degree in Creativity and Innovation from the Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking in Malta, was certified as a Lateral Thinking trainer, and studied at the TRIZ Institute in St Petersburg, Russia. She writes the leading innovation blog, GetFreshMinds.com.

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    Robin Ogden - Friday

    Robin has taken her entrepreneurial spirit and teamed with executives in rapidly growing startup companies in the Silicon Valley, creating HR teams who helped to build incredibly talented organizations and mold strong collaborative, goal aligned cultures. As an expert resume writer and recruiter, Robin has been on both sides of the hiring process and has a keen understanding of the employer’s needs and their approach to reviewing resumes.  As Co Founder of FiredUP Careers, Robin brings her entrepreneurial talents, along with her broad range of expertise and insight to those who seek career advice.  With her complimentary blend of career expertise in HR Management, Recruiting, Staffing and Coaching – Robin is an ideal coach for anyone who is open to creative possibility and possesses a forward-thinking mindset.  

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    Jeff Shuey - Friday

    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.

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    drwhiteDr. Paul White - Friday

    Dr. White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. For the past 20 years, he’s improved numerous businesses, wealthy family estates, and non-profit organizations.   Dr. White is coauthor of the book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Dr. Gary Chapman (author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages).  Based on their extensive research and expertise, Dr. White and Dr. Chapman have developed a unique way for organizations to motivate employees that lead to increased job satisfaction, higher employee performance, and enhanced levels of trust.  Through his company, Appreciation at Work,  his organization helps you effectively communicate appreciation to co-workers, leading to higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships, and decreased burnout. Follow him @drpaulwhite or his company on LinkedIn .

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    Susan Gilbert - Friday

    Susan uses her laser focus knowledge to coach and provide online marketing and social sharing programs for authors, speaker, experts and small businesses.  An entrepreneur since 1987, Susan has evolved years of traditional business experience into several cutting edge projects which includes her digital marketing company,Online Promotion Success.  Author and publisher of several books including “The Land of I Can,” and “KLOUT SCORE: Social Media Influence, How to Gain Exposure and Increase Your Klout,” Susan combines online marketing with strategic thinking to create successful programs.  Working most often with authors and entrepreneurs, she understands promotion at a personal level as a regularly quoted resource in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine and many more.  Follow her Digital Marketing Tips at her blog:  www.SusanGilbert.com

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    Leslie Truex - Saturday

    Leslie is a career design expert who has been helping people find or create work that fits their lifestyle goals since 1998 through her website Work-At-Home Success. She is the author of The Work-At-Home Success Bible and  Jobs Online: How To Find a Get Hired to a Work-At-Home Job. She speaks regularly on career-related topics including telecommuting and home business. She has appeared as a work-at-home expert on The Daily Buzz, CNN.com, Redbook, Women’s World, Today’s Parent and in a host of other media outlets. Leslie has a BA in Psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and an MSW from California State University, Sacramento.

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    Beth Kuhel - Saturday

    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

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    Marc Miller - Sunday

    Marc is founder of Career Pivot which helps Baby Boomers design careers they can grow into for the next 30 years. Marc authored the book Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers, published in January 2013, which has been featured on Forbes.com, US News and World Report, CBS Money-Watch and PBS’ Next Avenue. Marc has made six career pivots himself, serving in several positions at IBM in addition to working at Austin, Texas startups, teaching math in an inner-city high school and working for a local non-profit. In addition to helping Baby Boomers find their next careers, he is an avid supporter of Launchpad Job Club, which helps unemployed Austin residents find new jobs. He’s also a recent graduate of Leadership Austin. Learn more about Marc and Career Pivot by visiting the Career Pivot Blog or follow Marc on Twitter or Facebook.

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    Ken Sundheim - Sunday

    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+.

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    Nick Inglis – Sunday

    Nick Inglis is an expert on enterprise software and is the author of the AIIM SharePoint Governance Toolkit. Nick has traveled the world teaching Fortune 500 Companies, Governments, Organizations, and is a go to keynote speaker for conferences and events. He has worked with companies as diverse as Ernst & Young, Shell and Canon. Nick is an independent consultant and noted keynote speaker on the topics of SharePoint, Information Management and Collaborative Technologies. He is an AIIM SharePoint Master, AIIM Enterprise 2.0 Master, AIIM Enterprise Content Management Specialist, Inbound Marketing Certified Professional. With all of this, it is his highest honor in being the proud father of Conor Atom Inglis. Connect with Nick at www.nickinglis.com.

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