Getting Over Getting Fired

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Presented by: Catherine Johns, Speaker, Coach and radio personality

   Catherine Johns, Speaker, Coach, and radio personality, brings her talents and humor to Career Resource Center in Lake Forest to help give candidates a competitive edge.

   When you’ve lost a job or closed your business, you may wonder how you’ll ever put the pieces back together. There’s grief, and confusion, and doubt – and it’s easy to feel stuck.  There’s also hope, and opportunity, and possibility – but it can be a challenge to see things that way.  Learn what works and what doesn’t when it comes to career transitions and discover how to keep your spirits up during the search.   Catherine will share some specific techniques for framing your skills and moving toward the next thing.  She’ll help you prepare for networking as part of your search.  And she’ll make you laugh at least three times.

      Catherine Johns works with entrepreneurs and individuals.  Whether that means networking, speaking engagements, sales presentations, or all of the above, Catherine helps professionals get more magnetic so they expand their connections and business.

     In workshops and individual coaching, Catherine’s clients develop their personal presence – the secret sauce that creates the recipe for business success.

     Catherine comes by her ability to engage an audience quite naturally. You might remember her from Chicago radio – as a news anchor and reporter, talk show host, and morning show side-chick at WLS and later at WJMK-fm. Catherine worked with some of the best in the

business, honing her ability to speak - and listen! - alongside Larry Lujack, Fred Winston, and John Landecker.

     And she was no slouch hosting her own talk show. It’s not surprising that audience interaction is a hallmark of Catherine’s presentations and workshops. A lot of fun goes on in those sessions, along with the learning.

     Post-radio, Catherine excelled as a presentation skills trainer and coach ... teaching business people how to capture the attention of an audience, whether it’s 7 people or 700. She studied how powerful, successful people get their messages across, and she noticed that most people are completely unaware of all the signals they send.
     A Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Catherine is fascinated by that non-conscious aspect of communication, and by the capacity people have to create changes in their lives. She believes that language is more powerful than we usually acknowledge, that our words both reflect our thoughts and shape them, and that changing our words can alter our view of reality and our response to it.

     Having made amazing changes of her own, Catherine is committed to supporting others in their transformation. Catherine serves on the Skokie Chamber’s Board of Directors; contributes to Women’s Ally; and does a mean headstand.

Free for CRC Members; $10 for non-members


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