past events

Jun
21
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event with Meris Gebhardt @ Lucky Lab on Quimby
Jun 21 @ 4:30 am – 7:30 am
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event with Meris Gebhardt @ Lucky Lab on Quimby |  |  |

Meris Gebhardt will be here in June to discuss meditation, the origin, practice, benefits, and how you can fit it into your busy schedule.

Drawing on 17+ years of consistent meditation and yoga practice/teaching, you are in good hands with Meris as your meditation guide. She has spent over 3000 hours on the mat, teaching and studying the ways of the mind. Meris studied Biology, Psychology, Nursing and Metaphysics obtaining a BS from University of Portland. She has worked in half a dozen verticals selling software all the while teaching yoga and meditation as a hobby and side passion. Now blessed with proper preparation, inspiration and obvious need, Meris is dedicating her life to improving yours.

What you should expect to learn:
You will sharpen your own mind and give yourself an edge in your business

Your employees will feel taken care of and this alone boosts morale, let alone the actual benefits of meditation being: focus, productivity, prevent burn-out; spawn creativity and enhance joy in the workplace.

May
17
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab Killingsworth
May 17 all-day
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab Killingsworth

4:30 pm Career-Focused Workshop: Ashley Roda, Founder and Persona Stylist for Iconic Designs, is going to talk about the 3 C’s of Personal Branding: Consistency, Cohesion, and Charisma.

Attendees will learn how to become the master of perception, understand the power of impression management, and embrace their authentic confidence (aka charisma).

Ashley is the queen of reinventing. She has had to change her professional identity multiple times and be a chameleon to her situations. Her identity has ranged from athlete, college graduate, cancer diagnosis & employee. Over a few condensed years, She realized She had a proven system, a road map if you will, to reinventing. Ashley’s belief was “why not share it with the world?” So many people are externally defined and motivated by their jobs, relationships and life roles. Yet, what she had come to find was an internal identity and motivation that could never be stripped, taken, dumped, demoted or fired. Her true persona. As a persona stylist, Ashley makes empathic introductions between conscious entrepreneurs and their authentic persona. She blend wardrobe styling and personal brand management to help them achieve their next level of being, achieving and dreaming.

On a personal level, Ashley is a pearl girl, living in Portland’s Pearl District and exploring city life. When she is not consulting she isa real estate investor, bargain shopper & mother to her black cat Maxx.

5:30 pm Networking event: Grab a glass of wine or beer and make some new personal & professional connections with dozens of Portland professionals!

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember this is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. Reach out to Paris if you have any questions!

Apr
18
Tue
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab Quimby
Apr 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kate Grenadier4:30 pm Career-Focused Workshop:  Kate Grenadier, Owner of Pivot Point, is going to talk about Effective Communications at the next Career-Focused Workshop. Please note this event is on a Tuesday!

Stand out as a business professional – be memorable, and remarkable. This starts with being a good listener and communicator. In this workshop, we’ll discuss and practice skills for effective listening and communication.

Attendees will learn Active Listening skills (basics and practice), how to harness the benefits of powerful questioning (basics and practice), and written communication tips.

Kate is a Certified Business and Career Coach, who professionally is driven by focusing on small business start-up, small business growth and development, as well as career coaching for those just starting out or those looking for a career change, including military members who are working to transition back to civilian jobs.

Personally, her passions include traveling, immersing herself in different cultures, being very active in the outdoors – with hiking, biking, and windsurfing at the top of the list.

5:30 pm Networking event: Grab a glass of wine or beer and make some new personal & professional connections with dozens of Portland professionals!

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember this is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions!

Mar
15
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab Quimby
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Art and Science Behind Cover Letters, Networking Letters and Thank You Notes — How to use them to help you endear the right people, captivate their attention, and close the deal.

Job JennyWe have so many ways to communicate with others in today’s world. From email and text messages to the good ol’ handwritten note, what is the best way to interact with others professionally? Whether you are looking to land a new job, expand your professional network, or just want to learn a little more of what is considered best practices for cover letters, networking letters, and thank you notes, don’t miss Jenny Foss’s workshop!

Cover Letters:  Cover letters are hard, for just about everyone. The good news is that, if you write a killer one, you’re going to stand out in the sea of mediocre cover letters. Jenny will cover the winning formula her team uses when constructing cover letters for their clients.

Networking Letters: Most of your friends and professional contacts would be more than willing to help you when you’re making a job change – if only they understood how, specifically, they can be useful. A networking letter can be an incredibly beneficial way to enlist your network to support you in ways that will be genuinely useful to you.

Networking letters alert your people that you are looking, and then go on to explain what types of companies you’d be a good fit in, what types of skills you’d like to use, and what the titles of these jobs might be within an organization.

Thank You Notes: A no-brainer. They not only matter, but there’s a way to do them that will leave a very positive impression after the interview, even if you didn’t knock it out of the park in the meeting. So many people waste this opportunity, so there is a sizable opportunity for job seekers if they nail the thank you note.

About Jenny
Jenny Foss is a job search strategist, recruiter, resume writer, and the voice behind the popular career blog JobJenny.com. She is also a regular career columnist for The Muse, and the creator of The Ridiculously Awesome Resume Kit, The Ridiculously Awesome Career Pivot Kit and a self-paced video e-course, Weekend Resume Makeover.

You can find Jenny at JobJenny.com or on Twitter @JobJenny.

5:30 pm Networking event: Grab a glass of wine or beer and make some new personal & professional connections with dozens of Portland professionals!

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember this is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions!

Mar
8
Wed
ENTREPRENEUR & FRANCHISE SUMMIT @ Kruse Oaks Conference Center
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know

• 55% of all Americans want to be their own boss
• 37% of all households are involved in small business
• 1 of 25 adults is currently starting a business

If you fall into the first group, “be your own boss”, this event is just what you need.

Join us if you’re ready to
· Control your own income and wealth creation
· Start a business, but prefer a more turnkey approach
· Explore the idea of running your own business, WHILE you stay employed

Our event helps answer questions about finding the right business, financing the opportunity, and the pros and cons of business ownership. You’ll hear from successful business owners, financing specialists and franchise experts on the practical aspects, and hear real stories from people who are making franchises deliver the income and lifestyles they want.

Agenda and registration available on website!

SPECIAL THANKS:
Special thanks to pdxMindShare and Kent Lewis with Anvil Marketing, Heather McPherson at FranFund and Rick Graf with Portland SCORE for participating in this year’s Summit!

WHERE:
Kruse Oaks Conference Center in Lake Oswego (with plenty of free parking)

Feb
15
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab NW
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kent Lewis, MindShare Founder and Anvil Media President and CEO will present the career-focused workshop on February 15th. The event takes place at Lucky Lab on NW Quimby at 4:30PM and as always, you’ll have the opportunity to network with dozens of Portland professionals at the close of the event. Everyone is always welcome, no RSVP required, and it’s free.

Kent LewisBuilding your personal brand through social media
Description: Join Kent Lewis, Anvil Media president and founder of pdxMindShare, for our monthly career-focused workshop. Learn how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and more to give you a top notch online presence. He will outline strategies to boost your visibility and credibility through the social media profile creation and optimization, as well as content and networking strategies.

After the event, attendees will be able to:

  1. Build a framework for a personal social media marketing plan
  2. Learn how to maximize your visibility as well as your time
  3. Differentiate yourself from the competition with tips and tricks

We look forward to seeing everyone, and please email Shannon if you have any questions!

Jan
18
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Circa 33
Jan 18 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

pdxMindShare holds their first event of 2017 on January 18th at Circa 33 at 4:30PM. As always, we have a career-focused workshop featuring an expert on their subject followed by a networking with dozens of Portland professionals! Everyone is always welcome, no RSVP required, and it’s free.

We are happy to welcome first-time speaker Amy Wolff, a TEDx Speaker Coach, Senior Trainer, and Executive Coach.

Insider Speaking Tips from a TEDx Speaker Coach

Amy WolffDescription:
What is it about TED Talks that inspire millions around the world one idea at a time? In this engaging session, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at how a 10-18 minute talk is made. Leave this session knowing the number one reason a talk (or presentation) succeeds or fails. Learn the best way to win over your audience whether it’s on a stage, in an interview, across a board room table, or at a networking event. And finally, understand how to practically prepare for those opportunities. While you may never stand in the spotlight on the iconic TED red rug, your ideas and how you present yourself matter.

About Amy:
Amy Wolff, TEDx Speaker Coach, Senior Trainer, Executive Coach, is a highly-rated senior trainer, executive coach, and event speaker. In addition to coaching corporate lawyers to non-profit advocates, corporate managers to sales teams, shoes designers to engineers, Amy is also a TEDx speaker coach for TEDxPortland, one of the top five TEDx organizations in the world. Her passion for coaching has taken her all the way to Kigali, Rwanda twice where she has trained over 80 community leaders how to communicate more effectively.

When Amy’s not with clients, she’s meeting friends in small coffee shops, scheming to travel the globe, and constantly picking up toys… lots and lots of toys.

Nov
16
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab on NW Quimby
Nov 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab on NW Quimby

Join us for our last regular event of 2016 where Kim Morrison will be getting us ready to rock an interview. As someone who has conducted many, many interviews, she will share her experiences with attendees on how to ace yours and get the job you’ve wanted.

Kim will speak about experiences in being a hiring manager, what goes on behind the scenes, and how interviewer’s think. She will also share tips on how to rock your interviews! Some of the nuances of interviewing and hiring that will be included are things such as: how HR processes candidates if they are involved, how is hiring for a small company different than a large corporation, and what goes through and interviewer’s mind in terms of how they prepare and what they are looking for. This presentation will also be full of hints and ideas about how to shine in the interview, make the time work for you, how to prepare, and what to pay attention to. Attendees will leave knowing more about the process and the nuances of hiring.

Don’t forget we’ll have networking after the presentation starting at 5:30PM. It’s a free event, no RSVP required, and everyone is welcome!

Please email Shannon with any questions!

Oct
19
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab on NW Quimby
Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab on NW Quimby

Join us for our October pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event featuring Cleon Cox III as our presenter.

Topic: “Networking Your Way to Your Next Position” 

With years of experience networking, working a variety of jobs, long-time Toastmasters Member, and founder and leader of the Job Finder’s Support Group, he has endless knowledge and experience helping professionals in the Portland area learn to present themselves better, network their way into a new position, and land new jobs & careers. He is must-see speaker whether you are just getting started in your career, seasoned professional, or just want to brush up on your networking skills.

Attendees will learn:

  • the value in networking more
  • how to network more effectively
  • how to make this part of your journey more fun

After Cleon’s presentation, attendees can network with dozens of Portland professionals!

Everyone is welcome, no RSVP required, and it’s free! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Shannon at shannon@anvilmedia.com

Sep
21
Wed
pdxMindShare Career-Focused Workshop & Networking Event @ Lucky Lab on Quimby
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Event Title: “UnPacking My (BEST) Profile”
When: September 21, 2016
Time: 4:30PM for the workshop & 5:30PM to networking with dozens of Portland professionals.

Best Assessment

Be sure to join us for our next event! Everyone is welcome, it’s free, and no RSVP required!

Event Description:
Good news!  When we align our actions with our values, we are more engaged, fulfilled and successful. We accomplish more and struggle less.

However, just because we’re good at something (actions), doesn’t mean we feel called to do it (values).

Most of us experience a disconnect, not necessarily by our choosing, but by the demands of our job or the job market.  In order to pay the bills, we toughen up and tough it out.  Over time, this has a ripple effect into our personal life.  We feel disengaged and unfulfilled at work, then bring that lethargy and emotional flatness into our daily lives.

How can we find congruence and fulfillment?

The Business Evaluation & Suitability Test (BEST) is a proprietary online assessment and in this workshop, Emily Anderson is going to dig deep into the results and provide insights into your unique profile findings to deepen their impact and application in your life.  You will learn:

  • What types of businesses, industries or work environments do I really thrive?
  • How can I align my values and skills, and apply them to my career or business ownership?
  • How do I best process information and make decisions most effectively?

This online assessment is available to pdxMindShare members for a limited time!  To make the most out of this unique workshop:

  1. Complete the online Business Evaluation & Suitability Test
  2. Receive your results in an 11-page report
  3. Bring your results to the next pdxMindShare on Wednesday, September 21st to deepen your understanding and application of your personal results

Emily Anderson is the Director of Business Development for FranNet.  As a native Oregonian, she has had the opportunity to present and “unpack” the Business Evaluation & Suitability Test (BEST) to executives, aspiring business owners and job seekers, and partners with the Small Business Development Center and SCORE to help individuals reach their personal, professional and financial goals.

Website: www.frannet.com/eanderson