Take a minute to get to know our guest speakers from our various Podcast series.

Barrett, Nickquolette

Nickquolette is the founder and CEO of Résumés and the co-author of three books and has written two of her own, “You’re Hired! – 10 Tips to Rock Out Your Résumé and Land An Interview” and “You’re Hired! – 10 Tips to Rock Out Your Interview to Land Your Dream Job”. Both can be purchased on her website and at She is also a proud member of Career Directors International, National Résumé Writers Association, Professional Association of Résumé Writers, NEW – Network of Executive Women, FEMCity, and the Women’s Speaker Association.

She is passionate about helping serious career professionals understand they are more than just an employee and that they are in fact their own corporation, their own brand, and their own CEO. She works to change the mindset from employee to business owner within the structure of corporate America. She feels you don’t have to be an entrepreneur in the sense of owning an actual business. However, you do have to see yourself as an entrepreneur of your own brand and value in the workplace.

She presents keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, and seminars at business events and to groups of all kinds. Her style of speaking with thought provoking content has garnered her rave reviews over the years. Her credibility stems from having a 26+ year corporate career with roles in leadership, corporate training, and marketing. She relates her sound advice from 16 years’ in leadership roles with humor and sensitivity as
she weaves her contagious enthusiasm and energy into every presentation.

Nickquolette speaks on various topics related to Career Development, How to Land Your Dream Job, LinkedIn Branding, and Leadership Development. She has numerous testimonials to her credit including this one – “Nickquolette definitely exceeded our expectations! She was interactive, engaging and exceptionally knowledgeable. If you are looking for a Subject-Matter Expert who will provide knowledge, inspire and motivate your group, Nickquolette Barrett is the one.”

Contact Information:
Skype: Nickquolette Barrett

Barrington, Lisa

Lisa is an ICF certified coach, workplace & engagement strategist, and speaker with over 25 years of experience.  Lisa has worked with organizations spanning from small non-profits to Fortune 100 companies in health care, higher education, finance, and technology.  Lisa harnesses her unique blend of business and psychology education + vast experience to help organizations foster leadership effectiveness and improve employee engagement.

Through a strategic blend of coaching, consulting, and facilitation, Lisa has promoted learning and growth in individual and group settings.  Leveraging her expertise in workforce strategy and organizational development, she has partnered with organizations to increase leadership effectiveness, deepen employee engagement, and improve business results.  Lisa also draws upon this experience in her role as an adjunct university instructor, teaching business, leadership, and organizational development courses.

Lisa’s work has been published in Forbes Online and The Association for Talent Development and she has been quoted by the Associated Press, US News and World Report, CNBC, Zenefits, and Fast Company among other publishers.  Lisa has spoken about organizational effectiveness in front of several audiences, including the Western Association of Colleges and University Business Officers, the Society for Human Resources Management, and at Arizona State University.

Lisa is a doctoral candidate, currently completing the dissertation requirements for a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management.  She is a certified coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation as well as a Board-Certified Coach (BCC); certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute; and a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources (SHRM).

Beaman, Lorraine 

Loraine Beaman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California and a master’s degree from California State Universith, Chico. She hold the prestigious AWRA, CRWA, NRWA certifications in resume writing, as well as certifications in job search applications of social networking, strategies for
those dealing with employment barriers, and is a Certified Employment Interview Consultant.

She maintains active memberships in Career Director’s International, National Resume Writers Association, and Career Thought Leaders. She was a contributor to the 2010, 2011, and 2015 whitepapers, “Trends for the Now the New & the Next in Careers,” published by the Caeer Thought Leaders and her work has been included in publications including Best Resumes for College Students and New Graduates by Louise Kursmark. Her work will be featured in the soon to be published book, The Motivated College Graduate by Brian Howard.

Phone: 866-966-2665

Berube, Valerie 

Valerie is the author of, Polish Your Star, and, Three Minute Daily Lessons to Become an Extraordinary Leader. She is a founder of the GEMS framework of leadership and President of Teeming With Talent. Valerie served 30 years in the Marine Corps, both reserve and active duty, with deployments to Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During this she implemented and taught the full continuum of leadership development from most junior civilian employee to senior officers and executives assigned to her command. She has directed numerous complex projects and programs, has led thousands of personnel, and managed delicate political and communication environments.

Valerie retired a USMC Lieutenant Colonel, PMP and PgMP with the Project Management Institute, and member of the John Maxwell Team. She led thousands of diverse people in arduous conditions around the world, and advanced her leadership knowledge through senior military schools, a master's degree in leadership, and a substantial amount of self-study.

After retiring, she re-entered the civilian workforce and noted junior employees were often not set up for success in their careers or personal life by their  employers. This gap resulted in poorer career satisfaction for individuals and unoptimized performance outcomes for organizations. She saw an opportunity to make a difference by starting, Teeming With Talent, LLC., to serve both individuals and businesses in their quest for excellence.

Twitter: ValerieLBerube

Campbell, Lester 

3Vets Owner and Operator, Lester J. Campbell is a proud 27-year veteran of the United States Army. The Soldier turned entrepreneur achieved the rank of full Colonel while serving our country and served as a United States government contractor and Senior DOD Civilian. Campbell launched 3Vets in 2013 after retiring in Atlanta, GA.

Referred to as “JC” by family and friends, Campbell built 3Vets to meet two needs. To meet the needs for B2B transportation services in the southeastern region, and to help diminish veteran joblessness. As a 100% disabled veteran that served the U.S. in the financial and resource sectors, Campbell witnessed the declining veteran job rate dilemma over and over again from fellow Soldiers.

His belief that our nation’s veterans have always and will always be our country’s greatest resource coupled with his passion for entrepreneurship – sparked the idea for 3Vets, incorporating the company’s bold promise. To promote strong veteran family values, 3Vets promises to employee willing veterans and their immediate family members, remain 100% invested by veterans, and support veteran operated businesses to the best of its ability.

In Colonel Campbell’s leisure time he enjoys game nights with his wife Wanda and his children, trying Atlanta’s new IPA’s and craft brews, watching the news and stock market exchange, golfing when he can make it to the course and playing softball.  Campbell supports his local Disabled American Veterans chapter and is a parishioner of Atlanta’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.


Dention-Gilda, Janston

Janston is a dedicated Operations and Logistics Director / Executive with a background leading large teams, managing millions of dollars of equipment and driving operations and logistics excellence. His expertise in satisfying customers, integrating technology and processes, and optimizing performance using Lean Six Sigma principles has resulted in operational excellence, throughout his entire career. He is highly-skilled at forging enduring relationships and producing results through a unique combination of experience, motivation, talent and ability. He is fluent in English and Korean. He distinguished himself in the U.S. Army
and was awarded a Bronze Star.

In Korea he was headed a 20-member team managing a planned countrywide evacuation project estimated to cost $700M for a 29,000-employee organization servicing 500,000 – 2M people located in South Korea. Contact Info: |

Eurton, Joe

Joe Eurton is the President of Beside-U-USA and owns Eurton Consulting Group. He is a dynamic leader who specializes in business development, driving profitable sales, and broadening market share. Joe possesses keen expertise in terms of adjusting to and thriving within challenging business environments.

Gamboa, Kathy

Kathy is an experienced Senior Operations and Business Strategy Executive. As Vice President of Market Transformation for the Apollo Group, an international operation supporting a virtual environment and 29 locations in major metropolitan cities with more than 1,000 employees serving more than 100,000 customers, she collaborated with sales, product support, financial operations, and product development to build and apply strategy for process improvement, development, and had P&L oversight.

Kathy is also an expert in working with multi-generational groups within organizations to make sure each distinct group has their needs and drivers recognized and managed effectively. She has been responsible for improved customer retention, multi-state operations sales, product development, customer support, and financial operations, and has extensive experience in customer care and managing larger call centers operations that produce results. She is IDEO certified in Design Thinking, Storytelling for Influence, and From Ideas to Actions. She is clso credentialed in Emergenetics, Predictive Index, Event Security &
Computer / Information Security, Diversity on the Job, Situational Leadership, NPS | Performance Metrics, Building an Accountable Culture, managing divided loyalties and understanding conflicts of interest, Mapping & Developing Emotional Intelligence at Work, and in The OZ Principal | Accountability Training.  She is professionally associated with ASIS, SHRM. You may contact Kathy at: 602.390.3052 | | |

Grossman, Frank

Frank Grossman has made an impact in his career as a helper and guide to those in job or career transition. rank has been helping highly qualified job candidates like you develop powerful résumés since 1998. He has worked at a program for downsized professionals and executives, workforce development contractors in New York and elsewhere, as an independent writer, and as a subcontractor for popular résumé Web sites. He currently hosts the Professional Networking Group at Philadelphia CareerLink, offers the Résumé Clinic program at the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP), and co-facilitates the PUP Jobs Club. Prior to working in career services, Frank spent 15 years researching and writing draft Reports to Congress as a member of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) staff. Frank has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a BA in Economics from NYU. He also holds NYU's Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development and is a member of the National Résumé Writers Association.

Frank can be contacted through his website, Resumes That Shine ( or by phone at 917-282-1808.

Hemphill, Denise

Denise Hemphill is President of Confident Career Moves, LLC – a comprehensive career management firm. Her firm services executives and professionals in various industries with a specialty focus in Healthcare. She has a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Purdue University and holds five prominent career industry certifications that span resume writing and interviewing to career transition and coaching. Her certifications are:  Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Credentialed Career Manager (CCM), NRWA Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), and Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC). She is a member of Career Thought Leaders, the National Resume Writer’s Association, and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.

Contact Info: |

Johnson, Eric

Eric is a veteran Senior Executive leader and Former Naval Officer with over 30 years of success across military, health care, transportation, defense, biotech, pharma, IT, and nonprofit. Leveraging extensive experience in executive leadership, strategic development, and human resources (HR), he has demonstrated sustained superior performance in executive leadership, global strategy, rapid growth, size scaling, compliance, modernization, and culture development. His broad areas of expertise include: organizational leadership; operations planning and management; personnel management; employee relations; labor relations; compensation; benefits; workforce development; global talent; turnarounds; intelligence and performance analysis; change management; crisis management; succession planning; and training.

Eric earned a B.S. in from the United States Naval Academy; and an M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); and Systems Analyst. His military honors include the Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; and the Legion of Merit.

(610) 470-3846

Ko, Andrew

Andrew Ko is an executive recruiter and executive career coach. He is a credentialed Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and holds multiple  certifications. He has authored several published articles on various topic about career development and is co-author of the new book, Leveraging LinkedIn For Job Search Success – 2018, a step-by-step guide on how to use of LinkedIn for job search, as well as how recruiters use it to research candidates.
You may reach Andrew at: or

Limmer, Barbara

Barbara Limmer is a professional Career Coach and Consultant who specializes in working with professionals and executives who seek to increase their career advancement, satisfaction, and success.  She brings extensive experience working in career management, human resources, and executive search, and has worked for Stewart, Cooper & Coon since April of 2006.

From 1997-2005, Barbara worked with MBA students and alumni as a Career Management Director at Thunderbird School of Global Management.  Her last position was Director of Alumni and Executive Career Management, and previously she was Director of Career Management Programs. She has personally consulted with thousands of professionals and executives from around the world.

Before coming to Thunderbird in 1997, Barbara spent 11 years working in human resources, with positions focusing on recruiting, training and employee relations for companies including AlliedSignal, Bank of America, MetLife Capital, and Aldus Corporation. Barbara also worked as a “headhunter” in New York City while attending graduate school, and as a career advisor at the University of California’s Santa Barbara and Los Angeles campuses.

Barbara received her Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  She has earned lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Management Certification Institute, and she is a certified International Job and Career Transition Coach. If you would like to have Barbara as your coach, when you become a client, please ask if Barbara is available as your personal job and career transition coach.

Ludwig, Aerielle

Aerielle is a trained secondary school counselor (M.Ed.) and has in-depth experience in academic advising within higher education settings, career and vocational counseling within non-profit settings and with the Army Continuing Education System (ACES), and as a Transition Specialist with the military. Additionally, she is an Army spouse of 13 years. Contact Aerielle: or at her website:

Niermann, Dennis

Dennis is a certified employment law specialist and has been representing employees who have been sexually harassed or discriminated against because of their race or age or religion for the past 33 years in Ohio state and federal courts. His portfolio includes over 500 Employment cases taken through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has represented clients in Municipal, Common Pleas, Federal District, and Appellate courts. From 1981-1983 he was a Cuyahoga County Public Defender in their Felony Division. He received his B.A. from John Carroll University, 1972, a J.D. from Cleveland Marshal College of Law, 1979, joined the Ohio State Bar Association in 1981, and has served in the Federal District Court (Northern District of Ohio-81), United States Supreme Court – 1990, served as an Acting Judge in Cleveland Heights, OH – 2008-2010, and is a Certified Employment and Labor Law Specialist – 2010 to present. Dennis is a member of the Cleveland Inns of Court (Employment)—organization which meets with Plaintiff’s and Defense Employment Lawyers along with local Judges who hear these cases, in order to bring camaraderie to the profession and to educate each other. His areas of practice include: Employment law, Sexual Harassment
and Discrimination, Civil Rights and Personal Injury law.

Dennis J. Niermann Co. LPA, P. O. Box 202295, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Phone: 216-375-2696
Web Site:

Perez, Carlos

Carlos Perez is the COO and Assistant Secretary of AAFMAA. Carolos served over twenty-six years of active duty Army leadership as an Engineer Officer in a variety of command and staff assignments, including battalion command in the United States and operational and combat deployments to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His expertise includes programming and budgeting, national security policy, and economic policy. He has served on the economics faculty at the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School and at West Point and was the Professor of Military Science at the University of Hawaii. He holds a B.S. in Mathematical Economics from West Point, an M.B.A. from Stanford University and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from The Eisenhower School.

Pittman, Hal

Hal Pittman is the External Communications Director for APS (Arizona Public Service), an S&P 500 company, and a retired Navy Admiral, who went from enlisted to Flag rank in his distinguished career. He is also founder and co-chairman of the Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers, and founder and past-president of the 501c3 non-profit Veterans in Energy, a national employee networking group providing professional development to veterans working in the energy sector.

Admiral Pittman led communications for some of the military’s most complex operations and served as an adviser to senior civilians, military officials, and ambassadors.  He commanded the Joint Public Affairs Support Element, was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and was chief PAO at U.S. Central Command during combat operations from 2003-2005, and again from 2009-2011. After his first assignment at USCENTCOM, he was recognized by PR News as their Government Communicator of the Year.

Pittman’s teams have won numerous public relations industry awards, including Public Relations Society of America silver and bronze anvils and the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill, and Pittman has personally received the Stevie Award as America’s Best Corporate Communicator.

Hal Pittman can be reached via his LinkedIn Profile at:

Purdom, Barbara

Barbara is an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), HRCI, SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional), Master Black Belt & Culture Change – Pendleton Group – 1/2013, Strategic HRBP (HCI) – 11/2013 360 Certified Facilitation – 2014, FIERCE Communications – 2014, and EQ/Emotional Intelligence w/Conflict Communication expert – 2010.

Barbara also is an active volunteer and board member for a number of organizations including,

Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association: Central Ohio Chapter Alzheimer’s Association 2018, Capital Area Human Society: 2015 – 2017, her company’s HR Executive Leadership group and HR Council. She received has a BS in Business Management sand an MAED in Adult Education / Distance Learning from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ and a  MBA, Business Administration / HR Management, from American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, IL.

Roncoroni, Jason

Jason Roncoroni is a retired
Lieutenant Colonel and former battalion commander from the U.S. Army. Over his 21 years of active duty service, he spent 33 months deployed in Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology, and was the valedictorian of his MBA class at the Kenan- Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.

Jason holds accreditations as a Certified Professional Coach and Authentic Leadership Coach. He is a recognized expert on military transition who has won multiple awards for developing innovative alternatives to the existing program of transition. He is the Founder and President of Ordinary Hero Coaching, Inc, and his mission is to partner with military leaders to find more meaningful opportunities beyond the military.

Contact Information:

Savitt, Susan

Susan is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University School of Law, is an experienced and recognized practitioner in the fields of labor and employment law, primarily from the management perspective and serving both public and private sector clients.  Susan practiced in a large and small entities both nationally and internationally, as a litigator, trainer, negotiator, adviser, investigator, and drafter of personnel related policies and documents.  She also served as a mediator for private clients and the federal courts and conducted numerous seminars on a broad range of issues, including for example, employment law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, reductions in force, sexual harassment, diversity, compensation, termination, hiring practices, and traditional labor law.  After leaving the big city practice, Ms. Savitt represented many small enterprises, school districts, and individuals.

Schleckser, Jim

Jim is Chief Executive Officer of Inc. CEO Project, a company that helps leaders grow their own companies. Before he started the Inc. CEO Project, he ran a technology business valued at $1.6 Billion and has experience conducting and helping businesses grow in 28 countries. Jim authors an entrepreneurial growth column, on He has spent over 10,000 hours speaking with and interviewing CEOs. He recently published the best-selling book “Great CEOs are Lazy.” You can read his article on this podcast topic at:
Jim is an engineer, an avid soccer player, a Level 1 sommelier, and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Jim’s Contact Info: or

Schlinger, Robin

Robin Schlinger, owner of Robin’s Resumes®, has been an industry leader for over 17 years and holds numerous resume writing and career coaching certifications including Master Career Director (MCD), Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Certified Federal Resume Writer (CFRW), and Certified Electronic Career Coach (CECC) from Career Directors International; Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) from the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches; 360 Reach Branding Analyst, and Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC).  In 2006 Robin founded Robin’s Resumes® to provide excellent services to those who value the best in Resumes and Career Marketing documentation. She believes in empowering clients to get the job and career they want.

As a Resume Writing Expert, Robin Schlinger is sought out to coach other Resume Writers for resumes for Federal jobs and in the Aviation, Engineering, Financial, Mathematics, Statistics, Scientific and Research professions.

Robin has an impressive history developing career marketing documents for her Known for excellence in Federal / Executive / Technical / IT Resume Writing. She is a contributing Author to 101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market. Robin was the Director of the Awards Committee for the Career Directors International (CDI), 2011 – 2015. She President’s Award Winner at Career Directors International (CDI) for 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2015.  Invited speaker on Federal Resumes for CEUOneStop, Georgia Career Development Association 2016 Conference, Career Management Alliance 2011 Conference and Georgia Tech Career Day.

Robin excelled while providing over 20-years leadership experience as a Senior Chemical Engineer, Quality Engineer, Business Planner and Computer Simulation Applications Engineer, saving millions for Fortune 500 company bottom lines. She was awarded 2 United States Patents based on ground-breaking research skills, was selected as one of 24 Young Leaders from a 100,000 person national organization based on professional and leadership excellence, was a former Communications Chair, MIT Club of Atlanta, and currently serves as Class Stewardship Agent for the MIT Alumni Club.

Strickland, Wayne

Wayne is a former Senior Executive at Hallmark with 38 years in customer-facing strategy development, marketing and product development. He is a business consultant, speaker, author and enlightened business leader. He led the launch and development of the Hallmark Greetings business across multiple Amazon platforms. His strategic thinking, team building and enlightened leadership has driven a number of businesses including mass channel customers in North America that include: Walmart, Sam’s, Target, and national supermarket and drug channels.

He is an expert in leadership and his day-to-day leadership responsibilities include execution in 20,000 rooftops and management of 15,000 employees. His is a published author of a new book on on the subject of leadership, communication and decision-making skills, “Get Over Yourself, Decide To Lead – Insights from Hard Lessons Learned.” Wayne can be reached at and on Twitter – @WayneLeaderhip.

Don Russell is a partner with Clearwater Business Advisers LLC and a trusted advisor to C Level executives. Don began his career as a commercial lender with National Westminster Bank, USA. For over thirty years, Don was active in investment banking, private equity and merchant banking. Don orchestrated over $7 billion dollars in transactions primarily in the cable television, media and telecommunications space. He also has experience in healthcare, aerospace, oil and gas, and water industries. His years of experience as a board member, investor, deal maker and banker have required him to be a trusted advisor and coach to countless CEO’s, board chair and senior executives in portfolio companies.

Additionally, Don led the cable television and broadcast division of Communications Equity Associates, one of the largest boutique firms serving these industries. He was also President of CEA’s New York subsidiary. Don was Vice President of the International Radio and Television Foundation.  Don has also been the President and CEO of a South American media company, Old UGC Inc., employing in excess of 400 people. Don is currently the Chairman and CEO of Ectero Southwest LLC, a water company providing water to oil and gas companies, as well as municipalities.  He is experienced in leading high performance teams and brings personal, hands-on business leadership experience to each client engagement.Don’s Extensive Experience Includes: Managing Director of CEA Media Group, LLC (“CEA”) Chairman of the Investment Committee for CEA Capital Partners USA, L.P., a $150 million equity fund since its inception in February 1997 and Member of the Investment Committee of Seaport Capital Partners, II, LP, a $262 million equity fund since its inception in February 2000. Don is currently a director of Fuzzie Buddies, LLC. He is also on the Board of Directors for Lead Like Jesus and is a manager of BOF Earthwater, LLC. Don was lead director of one public company, Aerosonic Corporation, and numerous private companies.

Don has an extensive background of successfully preparing organizations and their leaders for investment and growth and is an expert in creating compelling messages for potential investors. Don has also successfully consulted with senior management in litigation situations.

Don received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colgate University. He was also elected to the Society of International Business Fellows in 2000.

Don resides in Clearwater, FL and Cullowhee, NC.