SPECIAL EVENT: “Networking Tips and Techniques” with Charlie Zinger, June 24, 2021

There are a lot of activities involved in finding your next career opportunity.

To maximize your job search success, it just makes sense to learn and practice the most effective and most proven way to find and land your next job, which is Networking.

Join us on June 24th at 10:45 AM in Evans Hall (where our Opening Session is held) on White’s Chapel campus for an interactive workshop presented by Charlie Zinger on “Networking Tips and Techniques” to refresh your understanding and learn new ways to effectively practice Networking.

This workshop will address:

  • Networking Defined (with several 'real time' examples)
  • Target Companies
  • Research Resources
  • Finding Potential Contacts
  • In-person one-on-one networking meetings

A short Q&A session will be held at the end time permitting.

Charlie Zinger began his Corporate Recruiting career more than 40 years ago and has led Staffing Departments for EDS, ACS, Concentra and DynCorp's LOGCAP IV Program.  He also spent ten years in Operations with EDS as a Vice President in their Call Center/Help Desk Business Unit, the last three years based and living in Europe. 

He has been a Vice President with CMP (Career Management Partners) the last eleven years as a Job Search Assistance Coach/Career Consultant.  He's been a SFG member for 17 years and on the SFG Leadership Team since 2010.

The session begins at 10:45 AM in Evans Hall (where our Opening Session is held) on White’s Chapel campus and will last about an hour. A simulcast via Zoom is planned, click the following link: southlakefocusgroup.com/guestspeaker


“Winning the Interview” with Kevin Kiley, 5/27, 2021

Finding your next great career role is hard work. Getting an Interview scheduled is a big step forward. Now what? To be successful in the Interview, you need planning, preparation, and a playbook to help you get an offer.

Kevin is Dallas-Fort Worth based Career Coach who serves clients all over the U.S. He has conducted thousands of candidate interviews and reviewed thousands of applications, both as a hiring manager and as an independent coach over a 20+ years.

Kevin is the founder of Career Road Map and Grad School Road Map and holds multiple certifications in career coaching and leadership coaching, including the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation.



“Winning the Game in the Face of Change”,  4/22/21

Within the past 12 months, the amount of change and disruption we have experienced is off the charts, increasing stress and uncertaincy in knowing how to effectively deal with the pressure of unrelenting change.

Krish Dhanam, world renown speaker, motivator, author and corporate trainer, has delivered his message of hope, humor and balance in seventy five countries on six continents and worked for many years with the legendary motivator Zig Ziglar, as the Vice President of Global Operations for that organization.

Krish has authored several books, and has won accolades from his many global clients, some of which are American Airlines, The United States Army, Etihad Airways, Christian Dior, Marriott Hotels, Cadbury Schweppes, Hitachi Consulting, Ryan, EDS, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Pepsico, Enterprise Rent a Car and Energizer Batteries. 


"LinkedIn: Personal Branding and Marketing That Works", 3/11/21 

Widely considered to be a “Guru of LinkedIn,” Terry Sullivan gives more than 100 LinkedIn training presentations a year and has trained more than 17,000 clients across the nation on how to create a unique online brand that gets results.

Terry will show you how to use LinkedIn as a personal branding and marketing tool to help you achieve your professional and business goals by using advanced LinkedIn branding, keyword optimization and Advanced Social Selling strategies.

Terry Sullivan is the founder of BuzzPro, a nationally recognized Digital Branding and Social Selling training company that helps companies and professionals get better results with LinkedIn.


"Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Social Media", 2/11/21

Gail Houston, Executive Recruiter with Intuit and recognized Social Media maven helped our members become more aware of the opportunities and challenges in using Social Media during job search.

Gail is a well known expert in Social Media, having led Intuit's Social Media efforts for many years. She formalized Intuit's Right Talent Social Media Strategy, created a 6-week social media boot camp, and became the voice of Intuit Careers for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Slideshare.

As an Executive Recruiter for Intuit, Gail focuses on hiring the most innovative leaders in the industry that inspire their teams to do the best work of their lives. She is a featured and regular speaker at Recruiting Industry meetings and is Co-founder of the Crossroads Career Transition Workshop, now held at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, with over 20,000 applicants trained on how to be more effective during a job search.


"Effective Networking During Job Search", 1/21/21

Networking is THE most consistently proven method to land your next great job role. David’s session will help you to improve and shorten your time in career transition and maximize new job opportunities.

David Rawles is the President and Co-Founder of CAREERSOLUTIONS a faith-based non-profit that offers weekly workshops for job seekers and monthly Saturday Seminars.

He is the author of “Finding a Job God’s Way,and the “CAREERSOLUTIONS Job Seeker Manual,” written to equip and encourage individuals wishing to change jobs and/or employers. David enjoyed a long career as an HR Executive with GTE Corporation, served as an adjunct professor for three universities, and regularly speaks to professional groups, church groups, and business conferences around the world with wit and wisdom.