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Network–Approach someone standing alone; find out what she does, why she’s there and what you have in common, then exchange business cards.

Have a purpose–Networking isn’t just about building relationships; if someone can help you in a specific way, ask for it.

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Power of Women Leadership Series

The Power of a 2-year, 10-year Career Plan

September 19, 2013 from 8 a.m. - Noon

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Facilitated by:
Connie Challingsworth
Owner, Positive Life Decisions.

The seminar will invite participants to design the path and possess a mission for their life work.  The facilitators will help seminar participants develop a tool box of career skills and encourage participants to identify fits within the organization.   A featured focus of the seminar will be Work-Life balance, a classic and timely concept. A quarterly objective concept board will be developed by participants to illustrate and map her strategic direction toward her 2-year and 10-year career plan.   Connie Challingsworth, Owner of Positive Life Decisions, will facilitate the session.

Christine Lombardo, Esq., MBA, faculty member from the Cedar Crest Business Department will provide opening remarks and expert advice.

About the Facilitators

Connie Challingsworth

Prior to becoming a life coach, Connie spent 30 years in the business world, with much of that experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a successful sales representative. She enjoyed accepting the challenges of launching a new product or meeting a sales quota, as well as mentoring others so they could succeed. "As I considered how I wanted to make a brand new ending for my life, I drew upon my education, business experience and earned wisdom. The end result is Positive Life Decisions which allows me to help women confidently follow their dreams, whether in a career or in active retirement."

As a certified life coach, Connie helps women discover who they are as they rekindle dreams, discover passions and design a plan to move toward the life they truly want to live. She offers one-on-one coaching and workshops as well as on-site, non-financial retirement planning programs.

Connie has earned several certifications, accredited by the International Coaching Federation, including: Certified Life Coach through Coach Training Alliance; Certified ReCareer Coach through ReCareer, Inc.; and Certified Retirement Coach through Retirement Options, Inc.  She is also am a Too Young to Retire Certified Facilitator through Too Young to Retire. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Christine Lombardo-Zaun

Christine Lombardo-ZaunChristine has over 14 years of sales and sale management experience in a variety of industries: retail, pharmaceutical and higher education. She is currently a licensed attorney in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Her focus is in family law (divorce, custody, support and PFA's), employment law (for employer and employee, unemployment compensation, handbook review), juvenile delinquency and dependency appointments through Lehigh County Courthouse, Wills and Estates, and finally some debt collection matters.