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Click links below for more details and to register.


Thursday, 1/14/21 at 5 - 6:30 pm EST – Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), New York City Chapter, “Assessing Your Career at Any Stage". Learn about the 4-drivers that trigger career changes – critical elements to consider when assessing you career, learn when to pivot or embark on an encore career, and hear several success stories from 2020. If you're new to FENG and would like to attend, please contact chapter co-chair, Joyce Gibney at: mailings@TheFENG.org or Parmila Phillips: parmila.phillips@gmail.com

Friday/Saturday, 1/15 - 1/16/21 – Tulsa, OK, with ~30+ business owners, (in person), 1 ½ day seminar – “Business By The Book” based on Larry Burkett's book (
https://www.amazon.com/BUSINESS-BOOK-Larry-Burkett/dp/0785287973/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=). By Invitation Only. (Postponed due to new Covid-19 restrictions at churches in OK.To learn more and to pre-register for this future event, please contact Ed Samuel at: esamuel@samnovainc.com)


Friday, 1/29/21 at 10 - 11:30 am EST – Career Networking Group in Montgomery County. Virtual Forum, "Working with 3rd Party Recruiters (Good, Bad and Ugly)", Register for this free event on or after 1/22/21. https://www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup/ Event host, George E. Schonewolf: george@careerdirectionspa.com


Thursday, 2/4/21 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST – Technical Professionals Networking Group (TPNG), Virtual Forum, "Interviewing in the New Virtual World", Join us as we focus on best practices for video interviewing. If you're new to TPNG and would like to register, please reach out to co-host, Paul Villafane at: paul.villafane.sr@gmail.com


Friday, 3/26/21 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST - Executive Career Coaching Panelist at Penn State University, Executive MBA Program/Alumni, Smeal College of Business virtual forum. Registration details forthcoming. 



Ongoing Events


1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at 8:00 am EST –  join Ed on live Philadelphia radio, 1180 am WFYL on "Optimize Your Career" program. Ed touches on every career management topic whether you're working, in job transition or thinking about a career pivot. Every three weeks, Ed will have a regional or nationally-known guest appear on his Career Spotlight Series. To listen, go to internet radio: https://www.1180wfyl.com then click on the blue box, "listen live". 


Career Group - Beloved Truth (Faith Based):Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Noon-1:00 pm EST. Join Ed as he leads a networking forum to help people of faith navigate their careers through a combination of bible study, sharing, prayer, resilience training and learning practical actions needed to optimize their careers. Free to attend but will be required to join Beloved Truth Community. Once accepted, you can like the group and gain access to Zoom link. Please begin by clicking this link: https://bticommunity.com/group/14/careers-group

Small Business Group - Beloved Truth (Faith Based):
First Meeting - 2/1/21, at 6:30 - 7:45 pm EST. Then, meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 - 7:45 pm EST. Join Ed as he leads a networking forum that provides prayer, bible training and practical advice to help business owners.  A primary focus will be on ownership and purpose, human resources, finances, business relationships, integrity, giving, planning, networking, and social media. There will be no restriction on business owners attending from competing industry segments. Business referrals outside of this forum will be 100% organic and not required or expected. The primary focus is to help business owners learn to run businesses using Larry Burkett's book and training, "Business By the Book".  Training manual ($12.50) and book, ($13.50). Free to attend but will be required to join Beloved Truth Community. Once accepted, you can like the group and gain access to Zoom link. Please begin by clicking this link: https://bticommunity.com/group/15/business-owners-group



Previously-Held Events


EVENT HELD: Sunday, 1/10/21 at 7:00 pm EST – Master Power Thinking with host Stanley Greene, CEO of Power Thinking Corp. A segment of program was devoted to "Optimizing Your Career - Your Personality and Authentic Interviewing". For details on the organization, please go to: https://powerthinkingcorp.com 


​EVENT HELD: Wednesday, 1/6/21 at 1:30 pm EST – Ed Samuel was interviewed by Simon Meadows, Principal at UK-based Sterling Business Coaching  (https://www.sterling-coaching.com) as part of their Business Success & Coffee Podcast. They discussed "Business Breakthroughs at SamNova, Inc." and some light moments talking about Ed's love of coffee. 


EVENT HELD: Wednesday, 12/16/20 at 7:00 pm EST – Joseph’s People, West Grove, PA,“20 Client Successes in 2020 and WHY”


EVENT HELD: Friday, 12/11/20 at 10:00 am – Lehigh Valley Professionals, “The Hidden Job Market”


EVENT HELD: Tuesday, 12/8/20 at 6:00 pm – Meritorious Network in Support of Veterans, "Meritorious Mastermind: How to Optimize Your Career During Covid-19". For details on the organization, see: https://meritorious.us

EVENT HELD: Thursday, 12/10/20 at 10:30 - Noon 
– Joint Webinar with Faizun Kamal, "Encore Careers: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life"


EVENT HELD: Tuesday, 12/1/20 at Noon – International Association of Business Communications (IABC), Philadelphia + Chapters Live interview on "Optimizing Your Career In The Midst Of Covid-19". 

EVENT HELD: Tuesday, 12/1/20, 7- 8:30 pm – Newtown Career Networking Group, Virtual Forum, "Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile". To join mailing list for future events, send email to: Andrew Gelfand, Director: 
newtownnetworking@gmail.com or call 215-459-8994.

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