GO! Network

  1. GO! Network STL, a non-profit organization delivering hope and encouragement to the growing population of business professionals who have lost their jobs - providing personal and professional growth through life, education and career opportunities.

    August 23, 2011 Improve Your Productivity and IGNITE Your Performance with Cathy Sexton

    Have you ever felt that you didn’t get the things done during the day that you could have? That you aren’t utilizing you’re time efficiently? Cathy Sexton will be showing us how to take the driver’s seat when living our life and distributing our time. Cathy Sexton owns and operates The Productivity Experts, offering organizing and productivity skill training to individuals, business leaders, and work groups. Whether seeking to improve their work environment, by growing their business, advance their career, spend more time with family and friends, or just reduce daily pressures, The Productivity Experts clients increase their productivity to ignite their performance; allowing them to accomplish more with less effort, less stress, saving them time, money and energy. And Cathy’s going to share all this with us at GO! Network!

    Cathy uses her passion and empathetic nature to help people live healthy productive lives! She knows the health risks of being a workaholic; she has lived it. Her purpose in life is to provide coaching, teaching, and tools to people who are hungry to spend more time with family, enjoy their careers and live a less stressed and more carefree life.

    About Our Presenter:

    Cathy Sexton is an author, speaker, trainer and productivity strategist and coach. Cathy is a co-author of “Focus, Organization and Productivity,” “Exploring Productivity” “7 Points of Impact”. She is currently working on two more books.

    Despite her constant experimentation with new technologies, Cathy’s favorite productivity tools are the mechanical pencil and poly file folders and remains grateful to who ever invented luggage on wheels.

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  2. GO! Network Welcomes Dan Dobinsky, Joe High, and Willie Smith on Tuesday, August 16th

    Are you having problems managing your finances with a slimmed-down budget? Is the thought of a retirement plan difficult to imagine? Is your credit score limiting your ability to thrive? Dan Dobinsky, and Willie Smith are here to show you light. Dan will be highlighting credit and debt issues; Willie will be covering how to fix your credit score; and Joe will show you how planning for retirement is not only possible, it’s a necessity.

    About Our Presenters:

    Daniel F. Dobinsky

    Dan Dobinsky has spent his entire, professional career matching his client’s goals with the correct vehicle to achieve them.

    For the past 12 years, he has been helping his clients repair their credit and obtain non-traditional mortgages. Prior to that, he did the same as an insurance agent and small business owner, giving him an understanding of a wide variety of customer’s needs and potential solutions.

    Dan and his wife are now empty-nesters, with two daughters out of the house, so Dan spends his Saturday’s volunteering his construction skills to AmeriCorps and All Hands, working with tornado victims; WITS, a non-profit recycler of consumer electronics, as their handyman; and NORC, a group that helps the elderly with minor, household repairs.

    He is currently a licensed mortgage loan originator with First Option Mortgage in Creve Coeur.

    Willie Smith

    Willie is a Credit Education Specialist with WCS Credit Sense, where he helps people create a personal plan to raise their credit score and help them get money when they need it at an affordable price. Having a good credit score makes you more attractive to banks and lenders, where you can build upon that to develop a mutually beneficial long-lasting relationship with a banking institution. Previously, Willie owned Calvin Production Entertainment, which specialized in elite venues with jazz and Blues orchestra (16- 40 pieces) and taught Spanish at Dunbar High School. Willie is a graduate of Illinois State University.

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  3. GO! Network STL, a non-profit organization delivering hope and encouragement to the growing population of business professionals who have lost their jobs - providing personal and professional growth through life, education and career opportunities.

    August 02 2011 - SLATE Resources with Frank Alaniz & Bob Petrich

    Wondering what is available through government programs? Today we’ll learn to tap into the services available through St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment and the Missouri Career Centers. We welcome back to GO! network two friends of the program , Bob Petrich and Frank Alaniz. With the new fiscal year for the State of Missouri, our presenters will address:

    * How can I determine what services I am eligible for through Slate/Career Centers?
    * If my unemployment benefits have expired, or I was not eligible for benefits, can SLATE or a Career Center still help me? If so, how?
    * What role does a career counselor play in my job search & what should I expect of them?
    * If I have a counselor that I enjoy working with, can I schedule appointments to meet with them specifically?
    * What is the status of WIA training funds?
    * Are there other training funds/programs that target a typical GO! Network member?
    * What online resources am I able to access through SLATE/Career Centers?
    * What is the job picture for the St. Louis region?

    Join us on Tuesday August 2 for this interactive session and Click Here to register!

    About our Presenters:

    Bob Petrich is familiar face to GO! Network members. In his role as a SLATE Employment and Training Advisor since November 2006, he has served GO! Network as our liaison to SLATE and WIA resources. Bob has worked with a wide range of clients at SLATE, including dislocated workers from corporate and government restructuring. He retired from the Missouri Army National Guard as a Colonel with 22 years of active duty. Bob has master degrees in business administration and counseling and personnel services, both from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

    Frank Alaniz – Workforce Regional Liaison for the State of Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development and SLATE ~ St Louis Agency on Training and Employment. Frank is familiar to many GO! Network members through his work with Missouri Career centers, Bounce Back St. Louis and past presentations to GO! Network. Franks is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals’ (IAAP) St. Louis Chapter Executive Advisory Council, a Board Member for the Computer Education and Training Center at the University of Missouri -St Louis, a Program Team Member for the Bounce Back St. Louis Networking Group and a Member of SLATE Missouri Career Center Business Team. Frank has an extensive background working with Businesses and Job Seekers within the Workforce arena.

    As a facilitator for the Missouri Workforce Development Business Services and Functional Leadership Teams within the St Louis Region, we’ve provided employment services to over 10,000 Businesses and over 390,000 job seekers since July 2009. Outreach to the community this year (2010), involved presentations to over 2,000 individuals from all walks of life from Faith and Community Based Organizations, Networking and Professional Groups, Post-Secondary Educational Institutions and High Schools. Topics include, Labor Market Information, Effectively Communicating your Skills and the many Missouri Career Center Training Programs. You can follow me on Twitter @St8Wkr or reach me via email at falaniz@gmail.com.

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  4. GO! Network STL, a non-profit organization delivering hope and encouragement to the growing population of business professionals who have lost their jobs - providing personal and professional growth through life, education and career opportunities.

    May 24 2011 - "No Sweat" Communication with Fred Miller

    The Fear of Public Speaking consistently ranks as one of the most common fears people share. It holds many back from reaching their potential – personally and professionally. If you have this fear, or just want to be a better presenter, our Fred Miller has a message for you. There are many benefits to being a good presenter. He’ll tell us what they are, and how to do it.

    Businesses and individuals hire Fred because they want to improve their Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. They do this because we perceive really great speakers to be Experts. Perception is reality and people like to work with Experts. He shows them how to Develop, Practice and Deliver Knock Your Socks Off Presentations! with – No Sweat! He’ll be giving this signature talk to GO! Network on Tuesday, May 24th.

    In this presentation, Fred will speak on:

    * The Components, Parts, and Elements of a Presentation.
    * How to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking
    * Bonus Tips for making subtle, minute differences in your presentations that make all the difference!

    The second half of the morning’s presentation target Elevator Speeches. Since an elevator speech is really a mini-presentation, and many people need to improve theirs, this will be a timely subject.

    We’ll go over the basics of what should and should not be included, then do some individual and group work on them. It will be a lively, interactive time together.

    About Our Presenter:

    Fred E. Miller is a speaker, a coach and the author of the book, “No Sweat Public Speaking!” The book is currently getting rave reviews on Amazon.com. Local media figure Don Marsh recently interviewed him about his book on KWMU’s “St. Louis on the Air.” He is a serial entrepreneur who has owned, or been a partner in, six successful businesses.

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  5. GO! Network STL, a non-profit organization delivering hope and encouragement to the growing population of business professionals who have lost their jobs - providing personal and professional growth through life, education and career opportunities.

    March 29, 2011 - Temporary and Contract Work - Panel Discussion with Staffing Company

    Today, the economy and employment market are fast moving, ever-changing landscapes and opportunities abound for temporary and contract assignments. The media have even branded the term as giganomics – the art of moving from “gig” to “gig” (that is project to project) by combining multiples skills, talents and abilities. Not just for jazz musicians, “gigs” are expanding into many professional specialties like HR, IT, PR, Accounting, and Project Management. It’s an opportunity for both employer and employee to get to know one another; a great way to experience the company, its culture, and display your skills.

    Plan to join us on Tuesday March 29 for a panel discussion with leaders in contract recruiting. You’ll learn about the ins and outs of temporary and contract work, how to make a career with contract assignments, and tap into this little-known, but rapidly growing segment of our economy. And just like the successful HR panel session, this will be a highly interactive session, with plenty of Q & A.

    About our Panelists:

    Vicki Winter, St. Louis District Manager, Stivers Staffing Services

    Vicki provided placement assistance at Hickey Business School for ten years before she became Branch Manager of Stivers Staffing Services in 1992. Now District Manager, Vicki oversees the entire greater St. Louis Market. The country’s oldest national temporary personnel service, Stivers specializes in temporary, temp to hire, and direct hire placement in administration, accounting, human resources, and office management.

    Matt Reisch, Managing Director, Technisource St. Louis

    Matt has been with Technisource, a leading provider of talent in the technology industry for more than seven years. A subsidiary of SFN Group, Technisource has 60 offices nationwide. Matt provides strategic workforce solutions to both local and national clients that range from middle-market businesses to global, Fortune 500 companies.

    Cassandra Case, National Account Manager, Spherion Staffing

    Cassandra, who earned a Masters Degree in Career Counseling from Missouri University, has been with Spherion for more than 20 years in a variety of positions. For the past seven years, she has managed a team solely dedicated to providing long-term temporary employees to Monsanto. Cassandra and her team recruit and place individuals for a variety of positions, including administrative assistants, management personnel, engineers and scientists.

    Michelle Isenberg, Recruiting Specialist, Staffing Solutions

    Michelle, joined Staffing Solutions in November 2009 and serves as the liaison between the agency’s recruitment partners and in the community, including universities, community colleges, relocation services and professional associations. Staffing Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is a full-service staffing agency specializing in the placement of temp, temp to hire, and direct hire administrative support, “C-Suite” executive assistants, marketing support, and Human Resources personnel.

    H. Raymond Done, Vice President, IPM Services

    Ray joined Jay King at IPM In 2008, to form a strong and viable recruiting and staffing presence in the St. Louis region. With more than 14 years experience in recruiting, Ray specializes in the areas of construction, architecture and related engineering. His client list includes a comprehensive list of prominent firms throughout the Midwest, ranging from general contractors and architectural/design firms to national engineering and service operations.

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GO! Network

GO! Network

Our Mission

GO! Network, Growth and Opportunities for Professionals, is a community initiative that empowers personal and professional growth through life, education and career opportunities.

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Our Mission

GO! Network, Growth and Opportunities for Professionals, is a community initiative that empowers personal and professional growth through life, education and career opportunities.

Our Work

GO! Network was established to serve the needs of individuals whose employment has been affected by the current economic environment. GO! Networks goal is to encourage, inspire, motivate and connect people to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. The initiative will consist of a series of weekly seminars, professional workshops and job fairs.

Community Partnership

GO! Network is a community partnership between the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch InBev, World Wide Technology, Right Management, Paramount Planning of St. Louis and Celtic Creative. By teaming up with St. Louis corporate and nonprofit sponsors, GO! Network is establishing a partnership with individuals in our community to help achieve their career transition goals and personal results.

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