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Now What? Power Up Your Career Search ~ Lauren McGhee, Rufus Stephens, Norm Wood

August 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The Collective: Thrive In Your Design – Lauren McGhee, Norm Wood and Rufus Stephens will provide an encouraging look at overcoming career obstacles in this dynamic interaction!

On the Collective:

We are a diverse group of experienced trainers, coaches, and speakers. Collectively, the value we provide is the product of proven mechanics, personal, team, and corporate empowerment, and inspiration to motivate. You define your own success. We facilitate this process with strengths-based coaching, training pathways, and unveiling undiscovered opportunities. We emphasize identifying and leveraging natural talents, and applying them toward accomplishing your goals.

Once you have identified, defined, and described the results you want in detail, we offer a customized process for implementing, executing, and measuring these results.

Lauren McGhee:

Lauren McGhee is the owner and CEO of Lauren McGhee Coaching and is also a member of the CareerPro Inc. team. As a Gallup-certified Strengths coach, she leverages her own strengths by providing the power of a strengths-based mindset within organizations. Lauren coaches executive-level directors, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders on the connection between their top talents and leadership style. She also facilitates team development sessions as an employee engagement strategy within companies. Lauren is a dynamic professional speaker who speaks on the topics of employee engagement, defying well-roundedness, and millennials in the workplace

Norm Wood:

Norm succeeds by helping others find success. Career highlights- from hiring and training, to managing departments, to running multi-million dollar organizations-have resulted from helping others identify and apply individual strengths and talents.
Career Summary
-2015-2017 COO of Alliance Careers and Senior VP of Veteran Waste Services-sister companies based in Raleigh
-Director of Sales at Veolia Environmental Services in the Detroit market, where his sales and management teams were Tier 1 vendors to Fortune 5 companies (Ford, GM, Chrysler Corp.)
-Corporate Sales Manager and Corporate Business Development Manager for Waste Industries.
-Chief Operating Officer of KABCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Industries.

Currently, Norm is CEO of The New Norm Company-
The New Norm in corporate behavior defines and implements purposeful roles for employees, and applies triple bottom line philosophies to corporate culture. The ultimate result is an exciting and highly productive workplace with obvious, positive impact on financial results.

Rufus Stephens:
We are at a generational tipping point with Baby Boomers and Rufus Stephens will talk about these issues in his talk 50…Now What? where he covers and will lead a conversation about work, opportunities and optimism after 50. Whether you are over 50 or under 50 Mr. Stephens positive message about your personally value and the marketplace resonates!

He is married to his wife Cynthia for 20 years and they have four grown children and four grandchildren. He is a former business owner, corporate executive and an ordained minister of twenty years. Mr. Stephens’ passion for public speaking has been longstanding, as he has lent his voice to eager ears for over twenty-five years. He has won numerous awards for his much loved presentations. In 2015, Mr. Stephens formed a motivational speaking business called “Raisin’ the Rufe Communications”. His empowering presentations are always intended to energize the listener toward personal appreciation and active accomplishment. Listed among his appreciative audiences are the DePaul Alumni Association, United States Department of Energy, DePaul University Alumni Association, Kiwanis International, the Georgia House of Representatives, the National Hookup of Black Women and Savannah State University.


August 1, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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CareerPro, Inc.
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CareerPro, Inc. (1st. Floor Conference Room)
3700 National Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612 United States
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(919) 787-2400
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