Posts By Career Expert
|Professional Image: The 3 key components and how to use them to reach your goals|
|Networking 123: Tips for mastering in-person and online networking with confidence|
|Finding Your Passion: Discovering your “best fit” career, and making money at it|
|Today’s Job Search Strategies- finding your place in today’s job market|
After 20 years working in a corporate environment, Linda transformed her career and her life by creating Back to Business LLC, a firm dedicated to helping moms return to the world of work. She is a career consultant, and has a passion for helping people develop the self- awareness, confidence and real- world tools to successfully identify and reach their goals.
Linda has developed a clear, 6- step process to guide anyone wanting to re-enter the workforce or transition careers to success.
Her business has recently grown to provide career direction and effective job search strategies to college-aged students as well.
An accomplished business leader and presenter, she co- hosts a local TV show called “You’re Hired”, and speaks regularly to academic, professional and corporate audiences on career-related topics.
Linda has recently been named the recipient of her region’s Athena Award.
Linda takes a unique approach to the job search, combining her own corporate experience as a working Mom, her experience negotiating flexible work arrangements, and a blend of career- related certifications to provide a unique step- by- step process which effectively helps women make positive career changes.
You can view testimonials to the effectiveness of Linda’s programs on LinkedIn at:
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|7 Things Every Consumer Needs To Know About Timeshare|
|Making The Most Of Your Timeshare|
|Don’t Fall For These Timeshare Tricks!|
|Timeshare Business Use…Why Rent When You Can Own?|
A Chicago area native, Lisa moved to the Central Florida area in September of 1997. With more than 15 years of experience in advertising, marketing, media and PR, she was hired by a local hotel as their Advertising Director. Within a year, she entered the timeshare industry and several months after that, earned her Florida Real Estate License.
She began writing advertising and marketing articles for the industry’s #1 read publication and quickly became a sought after expert for anyone in the media writing about or talking about timeshare.
She published her first book, “Surviving A Timeshare Presentation . . . Confessions From The Sales Table” in October of 2004 and it became an instant hit with the public, who had obviously been longing for no-nonsense information about a product that suffers from a less than stellar reputation. Lisa followed up that success with “Timeshare Vacations For Dummies” in July of 2005 and cemented her reputation as the industry’s expert.
As “The Timeshare Crusader” Lisa continues to expose the industry’s strengths and weaknesses while pushing for more consumer education in this industry that for so long has thrived because of un-educated consumers. She is working on her third book, “An Introduction to Vacation Ownership Management,” a college-level textbook due out in 2008.
Lisa still lives in the Central Florida area with her two cats, enjoys travel, photography, music and driving in her two-seater convertible.
Not all timeshare salespeople wear lime green leisure suits! Lisa is a fun, dynamic and interesting speaker who brings years of experience to her presentations.
At one point or another, nearly everyone has been on a timeshare sales pitch and most people have walked out more confused and more annoyed than when they walked in.
“The Timeshare Crusader” sheds light on what has been, up until now, a mysterious world. Forthright, honest and informative, Lisa does NOT sell, buy, rent, broker or represent any timeshare or any type of timeshare. She is neither pro- nor anti-timeshare, only decidedly pro-educated consumer.
Your attendees will walk away from Lisa’s programs with a better understanding of timeshare, armed with questions to ask before making any purchase decision and the information that they need in order to control any timeshare sales pitch in the future. Anyone who already owns timeshare will be sure to learn tips to have them make more out of their timeshare.
Relax everyone; “The Timeshare Crusader” is here!
“I was a little disappointed when (Lisa) mentioned that she would only be back to lecture once in the semester. Her lecture and introduction to the industry was phenomenal! The subject at hand in class isn’t the most exciting one however she kept me very interested with her vibrant personality and her down to earth attitude. I also love how she simply tells it like it is and doesn’t sugar coat anything. I am looking forward to read her book on timeshare. Hopefully we will get a chance to have her more involved throughout the semester.
-J. Rivera-University of Central Florida
“When we sent out invitations and the agenda for our last meeting with included our guest speakers, Lisa Ann Schreier, we had an overwhelming response from our members wanting to attend. Lisa Ann is a dynamic speaker and extremely knowledgeable about what is going on in the timeshare industry. Nearly everyone who attended bought her book to be more timeshare savvy. We highly recommend reading her book and having her speak at one of your future meetings. As we say you learn something new everyday.”
-E and M Hastry-Baltimore, Maryland
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|Lessons from a Streaker: How to Fully Express Yourself on a Daily Basis|
|Strategic Solopreneurs: How to be an Entrepreneur AND Run a Business|
|Get Organized?! Where Do I Begin?!|
|Self-Management Tools: It’s About Time!|
|Increase Your Professionalism|
Lisa Eaton is a professional speaker who inspires individuals and entrepreneurs to fully express their potential and gives you tools to run your personal and business lives more strategically.
Since 1996, Lisa has been “solopreneuring” as a Professional Organizer, Personal and Business Coach, Speaker and Writer.
Lisa earned the “coveted” Liberal Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and believes she will use her degree in the future as she comes full circle.
A recreational runner, Lisa has completed 8 marathons including Twin Cities, Grandma’s, Chicago and Disney. As a fair weather runner, Lisa moved to Colorado from Minnesota in 2002 and has no regrets.
Lisa invites you to get ready to train for the biggest race of your life…
In today’s world, we are busy, but are we effective? We are fortunate to have so many opportunities, options and choices, but are we choosing in a way that leads us personally and professionally away from being as productive, and fulfilled, as we can be? People are bored, and overwhelmed, with the daily grind and the everyday busyness of life. They live their lives and run their businesses unconsciously rather than strategically.
Lisa Eaton’s middle name is “Organization” and she sees the big picture of how things fit together and is able to share that vision with her audience and help them break it down into doable details. Her presentations are inspirational and interactive. Lisa sees herself as a facilitator who helps people work from the inside-out, resulting in increased personal power and ownership. Lisa believes life is about expressing yourself, having experiences, and filling yourself, and others, with positive energy.
Hire Lisa for:
Keynotes and breakouts for events with audiences of women, entrepreneurs, and/or students;
Workshops within companies or organizations;
Her S.T.E.P.S. for Students program for high school and college students.
Lisa has spoken to associations, law firms, private companies, entrepreneurs, chambers, sales groups, non-profits, financial institutions, the hospitality industry, REALTORS®, and state departments. Participants have this to say:
“Lisa’s speaking engenders her confidence. She shares personal stories that you can resonate with. Lisa is articulate, clear and refreshing.”
“…a fabulous speaker with lots of great information.”
“Lisa – you are an inspiration and great facilitator!”
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|Undercover Angel—From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team-The Inspirational Lisa Lockwood Story|
|“Act as if!” The #1 Tool to Achieve Success in Your Personal and Professional Life|
|Victim or Victor? Know the difference to make a difference!|
|Go All In-The Six Musts to Achieve Success|
Lisa Lockwood overcame growing up in poverty, to competing in a beauty pageant. She survived an abusive marriage, and the challenges of making it in a male-dominated military to a having a remarkable career in law enforcement. She reveals her illuminating story of Reinvention through perseverance, drive, and confidence in Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to Swat Team…A True Story.
Lisa story begins in 1988, when she competed in the Miss Illinois USA Pageant, to her present day life, retired from seven action-packed years on the police department of a Chicago suburb.
In 1992 she served a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, while serving a four-year stint in the United States Air Force. She was awarded the prestigious honors:
Airman of the Year Worldwide Logistics Squadrons
Airman of the Year, Base-wide Commendation Medal
Good Conduct Medal National Air Defense Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal Outstanding Service Medal
Upon leaving the Air force she trained at the Chicago Police Academy. Her first marriage of eight years, to an often drunken and verbally abusive man, ended soon after. She would later become the department’s first female SWAT member. She also became an undercover narcotics detective and went through training with the DEA. Some undercover cases involved the FBI. She was named Officer of the Year in 2002.
She went on to marry an affluent Canadian speaker and author. She is now a speaker, author and life coach. She is a certified practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming, a timeline therapy and certified hypno-therapist.
Lisa has earned a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Science degree.
Lisa Lockwood’s lectures draw upon her memoir, Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to Swat Team…A True Story. She captivates audiences with her enigmatic life which details her rugged experiences in the male-dominant domains of the military and law enforcement.
Lisa regales her audiences with many colorful stories, including what it was like to:
– Be the first woman on the department’s ultra-macho SWAT.
– Go undercover to catch pedophiles
– Infiltrate drug rings.
– Pose as a prostitute, Hooter’s waitress, and girlfriend to thugs.
– Overcome the sexist, “Boy’s Club fraternity” of the police community to win their respect and praise.
– Become a narcotics detective, earn Officer of the Year
Not all was easy for Lisa, who traded in her high heels and tiara for combat boots and an M-16 rifle. Lisa inspiringly exemplifies how:
– You can pursue your career dream even if others naysay your efforts.
– One can overcome numerous challenges to succeed.
– Despite the limits of your childhood, you can rise above them to win.
– You can adapt to any situation and make it work for you
“I want my audience to feel inspired by showing them a unique transformation: from a welfare kid into a beauty pageant contestant, a soldier to victim of domestic violence, SWAT cop to man-eater, and finally back into the skin in which I was meant to live: A loving, adventurous, nurturing, driven and passionate lady…who just happens to know how to storm a drug house at a moment’s notice.” Lisa Lockwood
I enjoyed your talk at the WENS breakfast this morning. Wow, you tell a great story, and it is your life’s adventures and experiences. Good for you! As the saying goes, You have come a long way….baby! I have visited your web site and joined your mailing list. I plan to read your Undercover Angel book.
Karen Edwards, C.S.T. Consultants Inc.
Lisa Lockwood is an inspirational speaker. The members of my women’s network were simply awestruck at Lisa’s inner strength and phenomenal courage. Lisa will capture the heart of any audience and motivate them to conquer any conceivable obstacle. With such a big heart and a sweet smile, Lisa will offer any audience a memorable experience. GO TAKE ON THE DAY LISA.
Sherry Thacker, President and Founder of The Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking System.
Women do need a hero to help set them free from bondage…whether it is abusive relationships or poverty…they can do it all because you are a living example. I feel so touched and I’m inspired by your story. I know you are a very special lady. You’re not only “hot” from the outside you’re a truly beautiful lady inside Lisa. I know your book is going to be a total success. Everyone and women, especially, need to hear your story.
Kim Ha, Real Estate Broker/Owner, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, RE/MAX Elite, www.KimHaTeam.com
I was very moved by your presentation of: “Undercover Angel-The Lisa Lockwood Story.” You made us feel what you were feeling. You are an outstanding speaker because you deliver from the heart.
Naureen Durack, CHA
Formation Pro/Action Training
West Island, Quebec
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|Champagne Marketing on a Beer Budget|
|42 Tips to Free Publicity|
|Now What? What to Do Once You’ve Found Your Big Idea|
|Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Networking…(* But Were Afraid to Do)|
|Networking: The Power of Your ‘Inside Circle of Ten’|
|Why Doing Good Does Good For All – How Professionals Today Can Make a Difference|
|Easy Marketing Strategies for Difficult Times|
When it comes to women and networking, Lucy Rosen does more than just “talk the talk” about the value of networking for businesswomen. She’s done something about it that few women can claim … and which continues to help hundreds of women across the country in their jobs each day. Back in 1991, upon noting the lack of networking opportunities for professional women, Lucy founded Women on the Fast Track (www.womenonthefasttrack.com) in New York City – a networking group devoted specifically to helping women throughout all industries “connect” with other professional women to form strategic alliances that could enhance their careers. Before long, the organization (which started with six women) took off … and quickly began expanding on a national level. Today, with chapters of her group now in New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, Lucy continues to be Long Island’s “networking guru” – and one of the country’s most sought-after experts on how women can enhance their careers through the power of networking.
Through her groundbreaking work at Women on the Fast Track over the past 17 years, Lucy has continued to help thousands of women grow and nurture their own careers – all while nurturing and growing her own successful company — The Business Development Group (www.thebusinessdevelopmentgroup.com). A savvy businesswoman who has grown her firm into one of Long Island’s leading marketing/public relations agencies, Lucy has helped a wide variety of entrepreneurs, corporations and not-for-profit groups organizations develop and expand their businesses. In addition, through it all she has also balanced the demands of motherhood, serving as single mother to daughter Samantha, now 13.
The author of a series of business “how-to” booklets for women, Lucy is frequently interviewed by the media (including recent articles in Pink Magazine, Working Mother and an appearance on “Career Talk with Maggie Mistal”, a national radio show airing on Martha Stewart’s Sirius channel. In addition, she speaks to groups across the country about current issues in public relations, marketing and, of course, effective networking.
Lucy’s list of credentials — and enthusiastic referrals based on past speaking engagements — are extensive. But what truly makes Lucy a value-added speaker is her ability to engage her audience, and provide unique insight into the topics on the minds of so many professionals today. Whether she’s offering a not-for-profit group “42 Tips for Free Publicity” to help in their fundraising efforts – or speaking to a group of sales executives or business professionals about how to put an effective networking plan in place to dramatically improve their bottom line, Lucy speaks from experience – and from the heart. She speaks with candor, with confidence – and with commitment – about how people can enhance their professional lives –and her presentations have been proven to make a tremendous impact on thousands of professionals in all phases of their careers.
A mentor and role model for women and girls, Lucy’s leadership in this arena prompted her to be selected as a facilitator at a unique entrepreneurship program sponsored by Guardian Life Insurance. The program, called “Girls Going Places” was an inspirational leadership program for underprivileged girls ages 12 to 16. In addition, she makes “giving back” an important part of her everyday life – working on a number of pro bono accounts, and being an active participant in numerous civic organizations and philanthropic activities. Her important work has not gone unnoticed – in addition to being one of the area’s most sought-after speakers, she has been honored with a number of highly significant awards – including this year being named by Distinction Magazine as a 2008 “Woman of Distinction”, in recognition of her leadership in the Long Island business arena and overall contributions to the local community.
With her years of business experience, dynamic (and thought-provoking) presentation style and insight into the needs of today’s professionals, Lucy is sure to be a valuable addition to any organization and/or speaking engagement. She speaks candidly, and with tremendous insight and experience, about topics of interest to women in all phases of their careers – and is a living testimonial as to what truly great networking can do for businesswomen looking to bring their careers to the next level.
“Lucy is that rare individual who not only motivates, but inspires. Her practical, no-nonsense approach to how to maximize networking opportunities made me realize some important steps I could be taking that could enhance my career – and I attribute many of my valuable new business contacts to the work of Lucy and Women on the Fast Track.”
“As a long-time member of Women on the Fast Track, I’ve experienced first-hand how Lucy impacts the lives of everyone she comes in contact with – whether it’s helping to arrange a business partnership that makes sense for both parties, or providing advice as to next steps for an entrepreneur to help them launch a business. There are some amazing ‘success stories’ that have come out of Women on the Fast Track … and so many women, like myself, can attest to the important role that Lucy has played in their lives.”
“I’ve worked with Lucy in many capacities – as a client, as a member of Women on the Fast Track, and as an audience member at a number of her presentations. Every time I meet with her, I come away with something that I didn’t know before about how to grow my business. In addition, I always come away energized with new ideas – and, more often than not, I come away with a valuable new business contact or two!
“These days, it’s really about the bottom line … and working with Lucy has provided me with the results that I need to continue to grow my business. Her business expertise and insight have provided me with some innovative ways to market my business during these tougher economic times, and I continue to value her guidance and expert counsel.”
“Lucy provides exactly the right mix of candor, charisma and confidence that makes her so enjoyable to listen to … and brings new life to a variety of business topics. She’s a visionary whose presentations truly stand out from the crowd, and she continues to be one of Long Island’s most requested speakers.”
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|Taking care of black skin and hair 101|
|Career – introducing your “minority” to their “majority”|
|How to introduce your white boyfriend to your black parents (and other tales of racial integration introductions)|
|Taking the fear out of mentoring|
|Introducing young boys to the topics of sexual assault and rape|
I’m naturally inquisitive – others refer to it as nosey. Either way, my doe-eyed interest in the world propels me to spend hours researching answers to a variety of life’s questions. Understanding that there are people with my curiosity, minus the obsessive compulsive attachment to research, I decided to focus on specific areas of interests (for me) and then spread the gospel.
At the moment, my target areas are anything in the realm of racial and cultural integration, career motivation for young kids, rape and sexual assault, and education and mentoring. However, this list is not extensive. I am more than ready to expand the scope of my investigative mind to meet the needs of a catalogue of clients.
Hire me if you want someone who will be worth your investment. I provide professional service wrapped in a blanket of warmth. I engage the audience, rather than stand stiffly on a podium; in order to introduce them to knowledge within themselves they never knew existed.
Career Day – Middle School 8, Mr. Ken Goetz, Counselor – 2007
Oasis and Haven Crisis/Non-Crisis Hotlines and Walk-in Centers – 2000 – 2004