• Bruce Goeas - Where Fear Fails: A Look at How Fear Derails Personal Transitions

    Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall

    Overview of topic: This keynote is designed for individuals navigating personal change, impacted by the paralysis of fear. It explores how to mitigate fear ensuring positive transition/change occurs. Speaker’s bio: Bruce Michael Goeas is the Founder and Principal of B. Goeas Enterprises, a boutique consultancy helping individuals, teams, and organizations navigate change to achieve success. Bruce holds an MBA and a Masters degree in Organization Development. With over 30 years of experience in Change Management, Leadership Development, Organization Development, and Talent Management; Bruce has worked with clients from the Cayman Islands to the Hawaiian Islands and most places in between. His clients have included companies large and small in Aerospace, Healthcare, High Tech, Finance, Hospitality, and Pharmaceuticals He began his leadership and organizational development work as an internal consultant in the aerospace industry. For the past 30 years he has helped client organizations navigate change, focus on execution, and develop and retain the key talent required for their success. Meeting details Cost: $5 (cash only; no checks or credit cards); fee covers program, lunch, tax, and tip. Agenda: 10:00-10:30 Arrival of attendees, check-in, open networking 10:30-10:40 Meeting starts, new member introductions 10:40-10:55 Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc. 10:55-11:10 Open networking 11:10-12:00 Speaker presentation 12:00-1:00 Lunch and table networking

  • Tuesday Morning Networking Hike at Rancho San Antonio

    Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

    Silicon Valley Hiking and Networking Meetup A fun group of people who meet every Tuesday morning at 6:30 am at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino (off Hwy 280 & 85) for an early morning networking hike. It's a terrific way to keep fit and meet interesting people at the same time. This is a particularly good group for people who may be in career transition mode, because of the group's philosophy of mutual support, the power of networking and a group hike! Hike is usually complete by 8:00 am so you can get on with your day and feel fantastic because you have had a great workout! We hope you can join us soon! Google map location of specific meeting point: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.3328468,-122.0872468,46m/data=!3m1!1e3 Trail map: http://www.openspace.org/preserves/maps/pr_rancho_san_antonio.pdf What to bring Dress in layers Sturdy hiking shoes Water Great attitude and your winning smile! ////////////////// LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events.

  • Kimberly Wiefling - The Art of Conversation: 7 Easy Ways to Start a Conversation

    Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall

    Overview of topic: Have you ever wanted to strike up a conversation but felt at a loss for a simple opening phrase? Or have you admired the seemingly easy way certain people engage others in conversation and wished you could do the same? Communication skills are critical to both personal relationships and professional success. Conversing with others does not have to be frightening, difficult, awkward, or painful! In this workshop, you will learn and practice 7 easy ways to start a conversation, and enjoy the experience of a pleasant interchange in a variety of situations. Not comfortable talking? No problem! Listening turns out to be far more powerful than speaking. Whether you want to expand your networking skills, find your next client or career opportunity, shine in your next job interview, or enlarge your sphere of influence - this workshop will you discover how to elegantly invite and participate in casual conversation, and enjoy it! Highlights: 7 easy ways to begin a conversation. Communication beyond words. The power of listening generously. Speaker’s bio: Kimberly Wiefling helps individuals, teams and organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups of people into real teams through her unique "WorkShocks" - highly engaging, experiential, interactive "Learning Laboratories" where real change happens. And these changes lead to meaningful and measurable business results. DEEP EXPERIENCE with GLOBAL COMPANIES: Kimberly has worked all over the US, Europe and Asia, traveling to Japan over 100 times to work with culturally diverse employees of globalizing Japanese companies. Her superpower is bringing people with diverse backgrounds, cultures & styles together, across borders and boundaries of every kind, to achieve what none could do alone. See details of her team’s work at Silicon Valley Alliances. Meeting details Cost: $5 (cash only; no checks or credit cards); fee covers program, lunch, tax, and tip. Agenda: 10:00-10:30 Arrival of attendees, check-in, open networking 10:30-10:40 Meeting starts, new member introductions 10:40-10:55 Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc. 10:55-11:10 Open networking 11:10-12:00 Speaker presentation 12:00-1:00 Lunch and table networking

  • Tuesday Morning Networking Hike at Rancho San Antonio

    Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

    Silicon Valley Hiking and Networking Meetup A fun group of people who meet every Tuesday morning at 6:30 am at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino (off Hwy 280 & 85) for an early morning networking hike. It's a terrific way to keep fit and meet interesting people at the same time. This is a particularly good group for people who may be in career transition mode, because of the group's philosophy of mutual support, the power of networking and a group hike! Hike is usually complete by 8:00 am so you can get on with your day and feel fantastic because you have had a great workout! We hope you can join us soon! Google map location of specific meeting point: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.3328468,-122.0872468,46m/data=!3m1!1e3 Trail map: http://www.openspace.org/preserves/maps/pr_rancho_san_antonio.pdf What to bring Dress in layers Sturdy hiking shoes Water Great attitude and your winning smile! ////////////////// LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events.

  • Kathleen Ronald - Get Your Life Back: De-Clutter Your Stress Triggers NOW!

    Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall

    Overview of topic: In your busy world, stress is a silent killer! It is a major dis-ease that is affecting 98% of us. How do you deal with your stress factors? Shut down? Sleep to avoid? Surf the internet for distraction? Drink? Over-Eat? Drugs? Those strategies may seem to give you temporary relief but overtime will cause you more stress in the long run and lead you to a myriad of other health issues. You must take the time to find “healthy” ways to deal with your stress factors. Kathleen’s session will support YOU to FIND the healthiest way to manage your stress! What sets this session apart from most stress sessions, is that Kathleen ensures that each person has their own customized de-stress strategy. Stress means different things to each person so a “boxed” remedy does not work for individuals. In this session you will: Identify your personal stress triggers Learn how stress is affecting you, your health, and your job performance Customize and Commit to your own personal stress reduction plan Learn Kathleen’s personal stress reduction tips Speaker’s bio: Kathleen Ronald, “Business Growth Expert”, an internationally renowned speaker-trainer, an unparalleled networker, an award winning business consultant and poet, a contributing best-selling author and the founder of Speaktacular. Kathleen has more than 30 years of experience providing custom, inspirational keynotes, training seminars and consultancy to Fortune 500 companies, small business, and professional associations. She also appeared on The Doctor’s and The Dr. Phil show. In October of 2015, Kathleen was honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service. Kathleen excels at helping people expand their profits, productivity and peace! With an electrifying, comedic style, she delivers empowering programs that not only motivate but also produce bottom-line results. With a lifelong reputation for uniting people and building communities, she has founded successful networking groups, Fortune 10/10 (a women’s investment group), and WOW (Women of Wealth) Ventures and co-founded WIN (Women in Networking). She is also featured in several books, “Miracle Thinking” by Randy Peyser, “Got Experts” by Michele Moliter, and “Ultimate Life Lessons – Take Control Of Your Life…. Instead Of Letting Life Control You” by Eve Grace-Kelly, Vinden Grace and Tracy Repchuk. Kathleen has devoted over 25 years as a business consultant, helping companies, executives and solo-preneurs to develop strategies that support them to have first-year revenue increases of 20% to 50%. A dynamo on and offstage, Kathleen tells it like it is, with unabashed conviction and contagious enthusiasm. Kathleen's website: http://www.speaktacular.com/ Meeting details Cost: $5 (cash only; no checks or credit cards); fee covers program, lunch, tax, and tip. Agenda: 10:00-10:30 Arrival of attendees, check-in, open networking 10:30-10:40 Meeting starts, new member introductions 10:40-10:55 Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc. 10:55-11:10 Open networking 11:10-12:00 Speaker presentation 12:00-1:00 Lunch and table networking

  • Tuesday Morning Networking Hike at Rancho San Antonio

    Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

    Silicon Valley Hiking and Networking Meetup A fun group of people who meet every Tuesday morning at 6:30 am at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino (off Hwy 280 & 85) for an early morning networking hike. It's a terrific way to keep fit and meet interesting people at the same time. This is a particularly good group for people who may be in career transition mode, because of the group's philosophy of mutual support, the power of networking and a group hike! Hike is usually complete by 8:00 am so you can get on with your day and feel fantastic because you have had a great workout! We hope you can join us soon! Google map location of specific meeting point: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.3328468,-122.0872468,46m/data=!3m1!1e3 Trail map: http://www.openspace.org/preserves/maps/pr_rancho_san_antonio.pdf What to bring Dress in layers Sturdy hiking shoes Water Great attitude and your winning smile! ////////////////// LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events.

  • Jim Schibler - How to Create a Great Résumé, and How to Use It Effectively

    Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall

    Overview of topic: Many job seekers struggle to produce a résumé, and feel persistent doubts about it when calls fail to come in from recruiters or hiring managers. They try to sort through advice from multiple sources, many of which directly contradict each other. The whole subject leaves them feeling discouraged, ultimately hampering their job search. In this interactive session, we’ll put into perspective the role of the résumé in today’s job market, discuss factors that make a great résumé, and explore strategies for getting the résumé into the right hands at the right time. You’ll come away with an understanding of what you need for a compelling résumé, tips on how you can make that résumé work for you most effectively, and new-found clarity and confidence for your job search. >> Please bring a few copies of your résumé and a few pens of different colors; we’ll do a résumé review exercise. Speaker’s bio: Jim Schibler has excelled in product management and marketing for over 20 years. He brought multiple generations of innovative laboratory software to market, and managed SD Forum's Marketing SIG for four years. He is currently seeking a product management leadership role at a software/internet company that involves delivering a great user experience; in the meantime, he is using his strategy, marketing, and coaching skills to help other professionals make the next step forward in their careers. Meeting details Cost: $5 (cash only; no checks or credit cards); fee covers program, lunch, tax, and tip. Agenda: 10:00-10:30 Arrival of attendees, check-in, open networking 10:30-10:40 Meeting starts, new member introductions 10:40-10:55 Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc. 10:55-11:10 Open networking 11:10-12:00 Speaker presentation 12:00-1:00 Lunch and table networking

  • Tuesday Morning Networking Hike at Rancho San Antonio

    Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

    Silicon Valley Hiking and Networking Meetup A fun group of people who meet every Tuesday morning at 6:30 am at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino (off Hwy 280 & 85) for an early morning networking hike. It's a terrific way to keep fit and meet interesting people at the same time. This is a particularly good group for people who may be in career transition mode, because of the group's philosophy of mutual support, the power of networking and a group hike! Hike is usually complete by 8:00 am so you can get on with your day and feel fantastic because you have had a great workout! We hope you can join us soon! Google map location of specific meeting point: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.3328468,-122.0872468,46m/data=!3m1!1e3 Trail map: http://www.openspace.org/preserves/maps/pr_rancho_san_antonio.pdf What to bring Dress in layers Sturdy hiking shoes Water Great attitude and your winning smile! ////////////////// LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events.

  • Peter and Beth Bostwick - Create the Job You Want by Getting Out of Your Own Way

    Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall

    Overview of topic: In this interactive mini-workshop, we will introduce you to some tools to help you get more of what you want. We are going to focus on getting a new or better job. Many of us want to change where we're working. We want more opportunities, more money, or more challenges. Whatever you want, bring it to the mini-workshop where we will show you how to get out of your way so you can get it. This mini-workshop is about making your career design and discovery easier and more effective - a new paradigm and new way of thinking around your career approach. Focus on what you want and eliminate resistance. They will cover: - Learn how to get what you want - Get out of your own way - Know the power of your thinking - Sign up for the Job Creator Platform (JCP) (free) Speaker’s bio: Beth and Peter Bostwick are Silicon Valley veterans who founded, ran and had a multi million dollar exit from ReadyTouch. ReadyTouch was the self serve software company that pioneered the micro-market concept that is now being adopted by Amazon for their Go convenient store. While running the company, they encountered many challenges. From that experience, they learned that our thoughts matter and we can choose them. While not easy, we can overcome many of the obstacles we face by using the power of choice. Just as the Bostwick’s overcame depression, multiple sclerosis, and near bankruptcy, we are all much more powerful than we realize and give ourselves credit for. Meeting details Cost: $5 (cash only; no checks or credit cards); fee covers program, lunch, tax, and tip. Agenda: 10:00-10:30 Arrival of attendees, check-in, open networking 10:30-10:40 Meeting starts, new member introductions 10:40-10:55 Job leads, contact requests, announcements, etc. 10:55-11:10 Open networking 11:10-12:00 Speaker presentation 12:00-1:00 Lunch and table networking

  • Tuesday Morning Networking Hike at Rancho San Antonio

    Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

    Silicon Valley Hiking and Networking Meetup A fun group of people who meet every Tuesday morning at 6:30 am at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino (off Hwy 280 & 85) for an early morning networking hike. It's a terrific way to keep fit and meet interesting people at the same time. This is a particularly good group for people who may be in career transition mode, because of the group's philosophy of mutual support, the power of networking and a group hike! Hike is usually complete by 8:00 am so you can get on with your day and feel fantastic because you have had a great workout! We hope you can join us soon! Google map location of specific meeting point: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.3328468,-122.0872468,46m/data=!3m1!1e3 Trail map: http://www.openspace.org/preserves/maps/pr_rancho_san_antonio.pdf What to bring Dress in layers Sturdy hiking shoes Water Great attitude and your winning smile! ////////////////// LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a hike is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events.