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Rachael Davies Hayes

Themes

Complimentary résumé critiques
Résumé and cover letter writing services
Networking site profiles

About

Rachael Davies Hayes is a nationally published freelance writer and owner of Enchanted Word, a full-service writing and editing company. She began writing résumés more than ten years ago and is a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC). Since 2007, she has provided free résumé critiques to candidates at the Women for Hire job fairs held in Chicago. In addition to successfully managing her business and family life, Rachael volunteers extensively within the local community.

Assets

Rachael believes résumé writing is about more than articulating skills and experience; it’s about helping people reach their goals. It’s this belief — and her passion for empowering people to achieve their full potential — that underpins her commitment to her clients.

Her highly personal approach begins with a review of your existing documents and a conversation (by phone or e-mail) about your needs and objectives. Throughout the process, her focus will be on identifying and emphasizing your strengths, and on showing you in your best light. Building on this organic and comprehensive strategy, Rachael will work closely with you to develop a flawless candidate portfolio that makes employers sit up and take notice.

Rave Reviews

“Information Technologies is a broad and daunting arena to give an accurate, yet concise skill set on a resume. Rachael is the knowledgeable wordsmith that saved me time and generated a versatile resume for all my business needs.”
Michael Ahmed
Résumé client

“When I was editor of 100 Hats, an online newsletter that went out to adult contemporary radio stations across the country, I had a terrific need for smart, entertaining and informative copy. Rachael’s work fit the bill absolutely! She was professional, on-time and produced great stories that our readers really appreciated.”
Dawn Friedman
Editor

CONTACT RACHAEL DAVIES HAYES

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Robin Schlinger

Themes

Resume Writing Expert: For a Resume Presentation which will Add Value and Get You the Interview go to www.robinresumes.com.
Business Plans: To develop business plans which will grow and focus your business go to www.robinresumes.com
Speaking Topics: Resume Writing, Developing Client Worksheets, Using O*Net (podcast to be published on O*Net)
Federal Job Search and Resumes
How to Prepare to Create a Great Resume

About

Robin owns Robin’s Resumes® (www.robinresumes.com), adding value to her client’s career marketing presentation to get them the interview. As one of the recognized leaders in the industry, Robin has earned 3 key certifications – Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CFRW) and Certified Federal Resume Writer (CFRW). Based on her excellent writing skills, she has been selected to judge selected to judge the TORI™ (Toast of the Resume Industry) Awards for Career Directors International (CDI) since 2007 and CDI’s First Annual “World’s Best Resume Writer Competition” for 2008. She increased her ability to help clients by attending a Five Day Workshop on “What Color is Your Parachute?” led by Richard Nelson Bolles.

Prior to her transition to Resume Writing 7 years ago, Robin had success as an award-winning Senior Process, Development and Quality Engineer, managing multi-million dollar projects for Mobil Chemical, ABB and Brown and Williamson Tobacco. She designed, contracted and built pilot plant and laboratory installations; developed justification for a $6M factory retrofit; saved $11M annually with just $2M investment and developed and implemented optimization improvements at ethylene plants. Senior Directors and VPs consulted with her on new business development programs. As a Planning Analyst, developed 5-year strategic financial and operational plans for a $100M division.

Robin was awarded two patents. Robin earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a minor in Writing.

Robin is the VP for Communications for the MIT Club of Atlanta and the MIT Class of 1978 Agent. Robin was Secretary for the Middle Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Quality for five years. She also was selected as one of the 28 most outstanding young leaders of a 100,000-person worldwide organization.

Assets

Robin Schlinger, owner of Robin’s Resumes® is a recognized Resume Writing Expert. She has earned 3 key certifications – Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Federal Resume Writer (CFRW). Robin focuses on adding value to her client’s resume presentation – showing how their skills and accomplishments will help a potential employer – to get them the interview. Robin has experience helping a broad range of clients and is considered an Industry Expert in Federal, Military Transition, Information Technology, Executive, Scientific and Aviation resumes. She has written successful SES packages for hundreds of clients.

Based on her excellent writing and editing skills, Robin has been selected to judge the TORI™ (Toast of the Resume Industry) Awards for CDI yearly since 2007 and judged CDI’s First Annual “World’s Best Resume Writer Competition” in 2008. She recently increased her ability to help clients by attending a Five Day Workshop on “What Color is Your Parachute?” led by Richard Nelson Bolles.

Robin has been writing resumes since 2001, starting out as a contract resume writer for some of the leading resume writing organizations in the United States. In 2006, she started own company, Robin’s Resumes® (www.robinresumes.com), to further help job candidates bring value to their career marketing packages. When Robin writes resumes, she draws upon her broad knowledge gained during her 20-years leadership experience as a Senior Chemical Engineer, Quality Engineer, Business Planner and Computer Simulation Applications Engineer, saving millions of dollars for Fortune 500 company bottom lines. Robin earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rave Reviews

“Robin went above and beyond the call of duty to produce a resume that will improve my chances. I am glad that I had the opportunity to work with her, would recommend her to other similar candidates and would use her again to refine my professional resume.” M.W., Senior Engineering Manager

“Robin: Thank you again for my resume, I liked the format and the presentation is very professional. When we talked before and I mentioned I had another service write my resume (which I was not satisfied with). I also have attended several career seminars. I’m excited to try out my new and revised resume.” J.L., Respiratory Technician

“I thought Robin did a fantastic job with my resume. I would and have highly recommended her to peers and friends looking for new employment opportunities. I appreciate all of Robin’s help with my resume and feel confident as I begin my search for a new career!” P.B., Director

“Wow! I am so excited to read my resume. This is great – I would hire me!” E.N., IT Professional

“I am very pleased with my Federal Resume. I will recommend Robin to others looking to transition to Federal positions.” C.H., Emergency Management Specialist

“Robin was great! The service was fast, easy and high quality. A+” J.S., CEO

“Robin gets an A!” E.F., Head of Planning, Global Telecommunications organization

“Robin, you are fabulous! What an excellent job! Got me another interview! I will definitely use your services again.” R.B., Juris Doctor

“Robin did a tremendous job.” G.B.

CONTACT ROBIN SCHLINGER

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Robin Meeks

Themes

Stop looking for stress
Parents, why are we letting our children suffer?
Don’t let yourself become a victim
Start communicating and stop yelling.
Balance your life by steps.

About

Robin Meeks is a former educator for the New York City Board of Education.As an educator she has participated in several of the Bronx High Schools Superintendent’s Office training programs, including: Multicultural Awareness, Team Building and Community Leadership Strategies. She has been able to use this knowledge in her daily professional life as an Educator where she interacted daily with students, staff and parents. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services in the year of 1998 and has successfully received Certifications in Geronotology, Addiction Medicine and Substance Abuse and Disorders. Possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills enables Robin to deliver exciting and informative presentations at Jasa organization. Providing monthly lectures to senior citizens on various health and wellness topics brings Robin joy. Robin’s education and life experiences have afforded her the ability to provide presentations on various topics like: Health and Wellness, Dealing with Stress, Personal Growth and Self-Help Motivation.

Assets

Being a Team builder and Crisis Communicator, I love helping people get in touch with their personal positive aspects and helping people realize their value. For thirteen years, I successfully worked with parents, their children and staff members on conflict resolution. I inspire individuals by motivating them through communication skills because without communicating everyone is lost. Communicating must be the number ONE tool in everyone’s life.

Being a motivational teacher/speaker, I enjoy seeing participants leave my seminars with plenty of information to be used for future reference.

CONTACT ROBIN MEEKS

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Robyn Freedman Spizman

Themes

How To Increase Your Sales & Make Them Sizzle!
How to be a Gifted Giver: Make it Memorable
Author! Author! How To Get Published
The Art Of Saying Thank You – Why Kindness Matters Most
Networking Your Way To The Top

About

ROBYN FREEDMAN SPIZMAN is a nationally recognized television and radio personality, consumer advocate and author. As one of the country’s leading gift-giving experts, for over two decades Robyn has appeared weekly on the Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA-TV with her “Been There Bought That” Super Shopper Segment. A popular radio personality, Robyn is also heard monthly on the popular Cindy & Ray Show on Star 94 – The Top #1-40 Station and online daily with The Giftionary show focusing on gift-giving advice for all occasions based on her popular book.

A repeated guest on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, Spizman’s timely gift-giving tips and consumer suggestions are heard across the country. A prolific writer, Robyn is also the author of dozens of books including The GIFTionary, Make It Memorable: An A-Z Guide to Making Any Event, Gift or Occasion…Dazzling!, The Thank You Book, When Words Matter Most, and co-author with Tory Johnson of Take This Book To Work and the Women For Hire Series as well as the Author 101 book series with Rick Frishman on book writing and getting published. She also recently co-authored her first work of fiction with Mark Johnston titled Secret Agent.

Robyn has achieved national attention for her creative advice and was named one of Atlanta’s leading women and a Diva of Atlanta’s business world by Business To Business Magazine. Her advice and books have been featured extensively in the media including appearances on The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, CNNfn, The New York times, USA Today, USA Weekend, Women’s Day, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmo, Parade Magazine, & ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox stations throughout the country.

Nominated for a Book For A Better Life Award, The USA Today Family Channel Award as well as Georgia’s Author Of The Year, Robyn is a woman of many accomplishments. A well-known inspirational and keynote speaker, she has entertained audiences across the country. Her passionate and lively presentations address a variety of topics including inspirational themes, gift giving, consumer topics, women’s issues, shopping, promoting your self, book writing and other timely themes.
Dedicated to community service, Robyn Spizman also serves on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America’s National Advisory Council, which comprises nearly 30 influential celebrities, professional athletes and high- level executives who assist the Make-A-Wish Foundation in raising awareness, increasing funding, and granting wishes and the eWomen Network Foundation Advisory Council.

Assets

Robyn Freedman Spizman is a dynamic, engaging speaker and consumer advocate who presents to standing room only crowds. She is a seasoned media personality; this comes through in her polished presentations and her ability to entertain an audience. Whether she’s teaching you how to network your way to the top and make yourself memorable, write a book (she’s written dozens), promote yourself or be a super shopper, her enthusiasm and expertise light up a room and hold the attention of everyone in attendance. She projects a magnetic personality that audiences are drawn to again and again—programs that book Robyn Spizman invite her back!

Robyn Spizman is all about helping people make themselves memorable. Each member of a crowd will feel specially addressed and will learn to make a solid, lasting impression on others. As a consumer advocate, Robyn connects to the most diverse audience, and her commitment to helping people make the most of their time and talents leaves attendees feeling energetic, powerful and inspired. By offering astute insight, eye-opening ideas, and practical advice for businesswomen, aspiring authors and gift givers, she arms them with the tools they need to begin becoming an expert in their own lives. They leave with the ambition and confidence to apply Robyn’s how-to advice to their own careers, lives and endeavors learning how to build meaningful relationships with others. Robyn Spizman is funny, interesting, experienced, intelligent and vibrant, and to hire her to speak at an event is to ensure that the event’s attendees will leave feeling the same way.

Rave Reviews

“Robyn Freedman Spizman is the only person I know who could come up with a multitude of gifts for even ‘the person who has everything’! Her ideas are innovative and creative. She’s a gifted personality on air and her enthusiasm is contagious! There isn’t an occasion she hasn’t come through for, for me and for Today!”
– Joanne LaMarca, Writer/Producer, TODAY

“If saying thank you is a dying art, then Robyn Freedman Spizman is here to start the CPR. She was not only a pleasure to produce and a natural on camera, but her information and presentation acted like a breath of fresh air to our lineup. I would trust Robyn to sell space heaters in a desert, she’s so alive and convincing.”
-James A. Mullen, “Home Matters,” The Discovery Channel

“As I read Robyn Spizman’s Thank-You Book, I thought of ten people I wanted to thank. The first is you, Robyn, for writing such a creative and helpful book!”
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr. New York Times Best Selling Author of Life’s Little Instruction Book

“Robyn Spizman has been a regular featured guest on NBC WXIA TV’s Noonday, the leading talk show of the Southeast. She is an expert at demonstrations that help viewers. I highly recommend her for any talk show!”
-Tracy Green, Former Executive Producer NBC Affiliated WXIA TV

“We laughed! We cried! Actually we were amazed at the incredible information Robyn has at the tip of her tongue. She had us rolling with laughter and had our audience begging for more! She is very “Listener Friendly,” and especially wonderful with women. Book her, and have one of those “gotta book her again” shows.”
-Dean and Mark KRDO-FM “The PEAK 95-1” Colorado Springs, Colorado

CONTACT ROBYN FREEDMAN SPIZMAN

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Sally Edwards

Themes

“Laughing Your Way to Good Health”
“Save Your Own Life – Find the Funny”
“Success Through Inner Joy”
“Laughter – The Natural Stress Reliever”

About

I am a professional motivational humorist, keynote presenter and clean standup comedian. I guarantee that my interactive performances (all tailored to your corporate needs) will generate tears of hilarity. Everyone loves humor and my material is proven!

My professional training began at Chicago’s Second City where I studied with Del Close who went on to direct “Saturday Night Live”. Strong performance skills led to appearances on A&E’s “Comedy on the Road” and Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network”.

In addition to keynote appearances for corporate events, I have written and performed two successful one woman shows. My first show was featured at The Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago for a six week run. I then took this show to Harper College where it attracted the largest audience ticket sales of the summer.

My presentations are a true reflection of life and motivate audiences to start each day with a positive attitude and “find the funny” that is present all around us. I recently published two humor books, “You Know Your Kids Are Driving You Crazy When…” and “You Know You’re A Sexy Senior When…” I am currently writing my third book which is a compilation of humorous articles which have been featured in numerous online magazines.

Assets

I can sum up this topic in two words – “Laughter Guaranteed!” With over twenty years of experience in comedy I know that my material is proven to be top-notch. I know the secret of engaging a crowd regardless of age, sex or background. Every show is tailored to your corporate needs. Most importantly, I love what I do and it shows!

Rave Reviews

Growth From The Inside Out Career Conferencehe Complete Connection

Dear Sally,
We truly enjoyed your performance at Growth From The Inside Out Career Conference. All of the comments from the participants were positive. In fact, many commented it was their favorite part of the day! Please feel free to list us as a reference for your show. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Missy McMaster-Wall

Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Dear Sally:
I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful performances. Your humor touched a chord in all of us and your interaction with the audience added a great element to the whole presentation. Many were teary-eyed from laughing so much! And I find myself humming and smiling as I think of your great musical compositions! Please feel free to use me as a reference.
Barb Koca, Professional Development Director

WGN Radio, Chicago

Sally’s exceptional family-style humor is appealing to people of all ages and tastes.
Rick O’Connor, Producer

Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust Annual Luncheon

Sally brought down the house performing a show she wrote and dedicated to her husband.”
Denver Catholic Register

CONTACT SALLY EDWARDS

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Sandy Dumont

Themes

“Change Your Image, Change Your Life!”–The way you look and dress announces the outcome other people can expect from you. It also announces the way you feel about yourself. Learn the secrets for making a powerful impact upon others at a single glance. The audience will learn image principles through powerful makeovers of real clients in a PowerPoint presentation. Demos with volunteers from the audience will astound and motivate changes with participants. This is a lively and invigorating session that change change lives.
Three Image Mistakes That Cost YOU Money–Learn to outclass the competition by avoiding 3 common image mistakes that undermine credibility and success. Discover the tools and tips that empower and produce success in every aspect of a person’s life. This is a workshop designed for a lunch or dinner meeting, as there are no live demos.
Branding For People™ –for executives who want to establish their personal “signature” image. This workshop insures an image that makes a powerful statement and conveys at a glance that you are: credible, professional, distinctive, dynamic, polished, and worldly. This is a hands-on workshop that is totally personalized for each participant.
Your Image and Your Success–Insures that the image of employees reflects the caliber of your products or services. Teaches basic image skills, including grooming. Increases pride and confidence through the appearance—which ultimately increases productivity. This is an interactive workshop that has participants involved, invigorated and smiling. Hands-on demos and 3-minute makeovers.

About

With more than 30 years experience in the field of image consulting and Branding for People™, Sandy is recognized as the leading pioneer in the new field of image psychology and impression strategies for business professionals. Because of her unique technical background, Sandy has become known as THE Image Architect. Sandy is the author of four e-books and three DVDs on the subject of image and image makeovers. Sandy is also the President of the Norfolk Chapter of the National Speaker’s Association.

After graduating from the John Robert Powers Fashion & Finishing School of Washington, DC, she went on to become one of the top fashion models in DC. She also worked in San Francisco and throughout Europe. She began her career as an image consultant in Washington, DC. While living in Brussels, Belgium, Sandy founded Impression Strategies Institute™, a consulting company specializing in impression management, image psychology, image consulting, wardrobe consulting and Branding for People™.

Sandy has consulted for TV, magazines, Fortune 500 companies, politicians and celebrities. Sandy Dumont is featured regularly on radio and TV. At the Impression Strategies Institute, Sandy teaches others the necessary skills to become top-notch image consultants.

Dumont is a member of the National Speakers Association of the US. She has lectured and coached throughout Europe, and is recognized there as a leader in image development. Dumont is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association, and in 1997 was chosen by the Belgian Radio & Television (BRT) to serve as their color & image consultant when they launched their new look. Other clients have included WTKR-TV, TV Brussels (CBS), CBN-TV, Honeywell, Sheraton Hotels, Meridien Hotels, American Express Financial Advisors, N.Y. Life, Farmers Financial Services, ITT, Rolex, US Navy & Air Force, US Embassy of Brussels, TWA, Yves St. Laurent Cosmetics, Lancôme and more.

Assets

When it comes to image, results rule, and I get results. My workshops change lives; and they are fun and entertaining. They are also interactive, and participants not only get to give their reactions to B & A photos of the same person, they get to vote on the one they perceive to be the most successful, dynamic, etc. This is how they discover that not only THEY judge, but everyone else does, too. Workshops are designed to create awareness as they educate participants. By the end of the workshop, most people are motivated to make powerful changes with their image. Dress codes don’t work, educating and having the light bulb go off does!

My workshops are like “What Not to Wear” with a PhD. Most of the information in print concerning color and image are hopelessly outdated and have been superseded by experience. I am the acknowledged leader and expert in the field of color, image and impression strategies. My school, The Impression Strategies Institute, was created to lead the way and strengthen credibility in the field of image consulting. My background is unique:
– Former high-fashion runway and photo model
– Graduate of The John Robert Power Finishing and Fashion School in Washington, DC
– Former faculty member of The Barbizon (Fashion) School.
– Lifelong student of art, giving unique technical background
– Certified in counseling techniques from “The Institute for Deep Therapy” in Brussels, Belgium
– Instructor in Assertiveness Training for women
– Speaker with National Speakers Association
– Founding member Professional Speakers Assn., U.K.
– Workshop presenter (corporate image) for more than 25 years
– Have lived on both coasts of the US and in London and Brussels
– Author of Four books and 3 DVDs
– Director of The Impression Strategies Institute

Rave Reviews

“Thank you so much – the changes are for the better. I feel more confident and it has shown in my interactions with patients.”
Dr. Gary Rhame

“Thank you for presenting two excellent sessions on image at the Virginia Community Colleges Association convention in Williamsburg, They were both great and very popular. People were talking about some of your tips at breakfast on Saturday. You have a great message that needs to be heard in the college system.”
Nancy Warren
VCCA President

“I have implemented many of the things you suggested for my 50 employees and I am seeing a difference. You were right – customers can quickly pick out the managers. Also, on the personal side, I have much more confidence in the things I wear. “
Jamie Dodd
President Dodd RV
Newport News, Virginia

“As an Image Builder of TV & film celebrities and politicians for 10 years, I wanted to expand my awareness and have absolute assurance that I know everything there is to know about color and image consulting. I feel totally empowered with Sandy Dumont’s method, because I saw for myself that it works.”
Carmen Amescua
Image Builder
Mexico City, Mexico

“I immediately made the changes you suggested, even when going to the grocery store, and had complete strangers pass by me and tell me how pretty I was. What a confidence builder that is!”
Betty Kaye Schomburg
Hampton, Virginia

“I experienced an immediate increase in sales when I made the changes you suggested and placed more focus on my image. “
Debra Ianucci
President Ianucci Financial Services

“… Sandy has created a revolution in the field of image and its power and simplicity will astound you!”
Cathy Carlson
Buena Park, California

“Your presentation at the eWomen Network conference in Dallas last week was worth the entire price of admission. You showed live examples that we could see with our own eyes how a slight colour change is like an instant facelift. Instead of looking good – look great!”
Kim Switnicki, ACC, ECPC
Sex Educator, Author, Speaker & Coach

CONTACT SANDY DUMONT

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