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Agenda for Friday March 31, 2023


LVP has been meeting virtually using the ZOOM meeting software.  Each week’s meeting still starts promptly at 10:00 AM on Friday morning.  You can join the meeting by using the link below:
Topic: "Career Pivots – Dos and Don’ts” with Ed Samuel
Time: March 31, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 811 532 2631
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Please arrive before the 10:00 AM start time so that we can start the meeting on time and fulfill the scheduled agenda. Timely arrival demonstrates respect for our guests, presenters and fellow members.
                           Meeting Moderator: Dave Newton, LVP Executive Chair
10:00 AM – Welcome and Announcements
10:10 AM – Today’s Presentation -- Career Pivots – Dos and Don’ts” with Ed Samuel
Today’s Presentation
Please join Ed Samuel, Career Coach with SamNova ( as he discusses 17+ Dos and Don’ts for those wanting to make a career pivot to optimize their career. Career pivots can take hundreds of forms, but it’s overall aim is to bring you to a better place. Example, leaving an industry that you have known all your life to work in a new industry. Shifting your careerto a new line of work such as operations to marketing or finance to sales or nursing to customer service are all examples of pivots. Leaving corporate America to blaze your own trail is yet another pivot. These pivots are all about leveraging your skills, experience, and your heart to create an even more fulfilling career and life.
- Learn the big triggers for someone to contemplate making a pivot
- How an assessment and consultation and validate your thinking  
- What is the pre-work needed in making a career pivot?
- Why a “day in the life” is a must before pivoting to a new role
- Learn why recruiters will no longer be your ally and best friends  
- Discover and learn real life career pivot success stories

 Today’s Speaker
Ed Samuel is a Career, Life and Executive Coach, Public Speaker, Author, certified Career Assessment and DiSC Team Leader and has a non-profit stewardship ministry and founder of SamNova, Inc. ( His team provides career assessments, resume writing, career transition support with emphasis on mid-senior level clients across multiple functional roles and industries. He specializes in leveraging networks, targeted job searches, hidden job market, landing a job 55+ and those looking to make career pivot. Ed leads a team of 20+ career assessment consultants across the US. Ed/team have helped 900+ to date. He has 500+ client testimonials of which 173 are on his LinkedIn profile. His firm supports clients across the USA who are working or in transition. He is also a career and small business coach, mentor, teacher and consultant for Penn State University.    
Ed leads Career Professionals Networking Forum (CPENG) in Newark, DE, Believers in Business (BIB) in greater Kennett Square, PA, hosts "Optimize Your Career" program on 1180 am WFYL radio, hosts a weekly career optimization forum on Wednesdays, at 3 pm ET on Clubhouse. He is a frequent speaker at Great Careers Group,  ExecuNet, TPNG, Chem/Pharma, Joseph's People, Lehigh Valley Professionals (LVP), FENG, CPENG, Newtown Networking Forum, Career Rebound - FL, Montgomery County Networking Group, PSG of Mercer and Morris County - NJ, CIT - Short Hills - NJ, Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) and The Breakfast Club - NJ. Ed has been a keynote speaker at Wharton Univ. annual Alumni forum, Penn State Alumni, Univ. of Penn Alumni, Univ. of DE, PACD, VOCA Center in NYC, writes for national career blogs and is on regional/national radio, podcasts, and cable TV.
Ed has 30 years of corporate experience at multi-billion-dollar global firms to leading edge technology start-ups. He also has held no less than 38 unique paid positions in his career:

11:15 AM – Your Elevator Speech
11:30 AM – Adjourn

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Previous meetings are posted for logged-in members on the LVP website.

Next Group Meeting:  Friday, April 7, 2023
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Please note that meeting end times are approximate as we have more and more information we need to provide to our members. If your schedule requires an early exit, please be aware of ongoing speakers and exit quietly so as to not disturb other members’ attention to the presentation.