Meetings

Where and when does Beyond Networking–STL meet?

At the Salem United Methodist Church, 1200 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131. Salem United Methodist Church and all of their personnel have all been very gracious and welcoming. The location is central to the St. Louis metro area.

Very easy directions are: from Creve Coeur and west county take HWY 40/64 East to downtown. Exit at Lindbergh Blvd.  Make a LEFT under the Highway, and after about a block, make a near-immediate right.  The Church and steeple are VERY visible.

We meet in the Great Room (with rare exception). Meetings are every Tuesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.


Who are our past guest presenters and their topics?

    • Kathy Bernard
      Career/Business Coach - WiserU.com & WiserUTips.com
      • "Navigating the On-Line Application Process" (10/29/13)
      • "Make the Most of LinkedIn" (11/12/13)
      • "How to Research and Impress Hiring Companies" (1/28/14)
      • "Interviewing and Salary Negotiations" (3/18/14)
      • "The Latest & Greatest on LinkedIn" (8/12/14)
      • "Back to Basics on LinkedIn" (3/10/15)
      • "Working with Recruiters via LinkedIn" (8/11/15)
      • "Mastering Personality Tests" (9/29/15)
      • "LinkedIn Upate!" (2/9/16)
      • "Top 10 Tips for Landing a Great Job" (7/19/16)
      • "Phone Interviews, Skype, Google Hang-Outs, and other Virtual Interviews" (10/11/16)
      • "Networking / Researching Companies" (1/17/17)
      • "The NEW LinkedIn Boot Camp: The 4/11 On The New Version of LinkedIn" (4/11/17)
      • "Transforming Your Resumes to Attract Employers!" (7/25/17)

    • Roni Chambers
      Former Executive Director of GO! Network St. Louis
      • "Passion, Empowerment, & Grit" (1/28/14)
      • "Emotional Strength & Mental Toughness" (2/18/14)
      • "Are You Stuck in the Past?" (9/2/14)
      • "Life Mapping" (11/25/14)
      • "Vision Boards" (1/27/15)
      • "Work Life Does Not End if You Are Over 50... or Older!" (9/8/15)
      • "Gratitude and Appreciation: Getting Off to a Positive and Great Start for the New Year!" (12/29/15)
      • "A New Way to Look to Consume Continuing Education" (4/26/16)
      • "Gratitude and Appreciation" (12/20/16)
      • "Branding, Being Your Authentic Self, & Resilience" (6/13/17)

    • Fred Miller
      Speaker, Author and Speech Coach
      • "Crafting Your Elevator Speech" (12/3/13)
      • "No Sweat Public Speaking"
      • "Is Your Elevator Speech Prepared?" (7/29/14)
      • "Elevator Speech Workshop" (2/24/15)
      • "We are all Self-Employed!" (1/26/16)
      • "Is Your Elevator Speech Prepared (and Practiced)?" (11/29/16)
      • "Is Your Elevator Speech Prepared (and Practiced)?" (8/1/17)

    • Jason Cleaveland
      Management Consultant, Entrepeneur
      • "Getting Out There - Developing A Personal Branding Program" (12/10/13)
      • "Hope" (6/3/14)

    • Shary Raske
      Career Advancement Leader, Courage to Change Enterprises
      • "Do You Want To Re-Invent Yourself? It Can Be Done!" (12/17/13)
      • "Turnaround Tips for the Discouraged Job Hunter" (2/25/14)
      • "Work a Room, Are You Crazy?" (8/19/14)
      • "Accountability" (1/20/15)
      • "Isolation is a Dream Killer, Not your Lousy Attitude" (2/8/16)
      • "Breaking Free, When People Want You to Stay Stuck" (5/24/16)
      • "Ready to Change Careers? Then Re-invent Yourself!" (9/20/16)
      • "Success Through Failure" (4/4/17)

    • Bernie Frazier
      President: CareerVolution, Career Coach, & Former Fortune 500 Recruiter
      • "Job Search from the Recruiter's Perspective" (1/21/14)
      • "What Employers REALLY Want" (9/25/14)
      • "10 Powerful Job Search Tips to Get You Hired!" (3/24/15)
      • "10 Powerful Job Search Tips to Get You Hired!" (1/5/16)

    • Riisa Easley, MSW
      Director of Mental Health Promotion, Mental Health America-Eastern Missouri
      • "Reaching Resilience" (1/14/14)

    • Paul Steensland
      Research Guru-St. Louis County Library (main branch)
      • "Library Resources and Database Research in Your Job Search" (2/11/14)
      • "Library Research Techniques" (7/15/14)
      • "Library Resources and Database Research in Your Job Search" (7/7/15)
      • "Library Resources and Database Research in Your Job Search" (5/17/16)
      • "Library Resources and Database Research in Your Job Search" (8/9/16)
      • "Library Resources and Database Research in Your Job Search" (1/24/17)
      • "Library Resources and Database Research in Your Job Search" (4/25/17)

    • Barry Coziahr
      President: RESPONSE! Targeted Marketing & Constant Contact
      • Part I: "Social Media Made Simple, the Job Seeker's Version" (2/4/14)
      • Part II: "E-mail Marketing: Simple Strategies For Success,
        the Job Seeker’s Version" (3/4/14)
      • Part III: "Grow Your Business With E-Mail and Social Media Marketing" (4/1/14)

    • Frank Alaniz
      Missouri Workforce Regional Liaison (SLATE)
      • "Automated Application Tracking Systems" (3/11/14)
      • "Advanced LinkedIn Search" (4/29/14)
      • "Getting Past the Robots!" (12/9/14)
      • "Transferable Skills Analysis" (4/14/15)
      • "ATS – A Weapon of Mass Rejection" (6/16/15)
      • "Advanced Internet Search Strategies" (9/15/15)
      • "Advanced Internet Search Strategies, Part 2" (10/13/15)
      • "Top 20 Skills Employers are Looking For" (2/2/16)
      • "10 Tips to Stay Safe on Public WiFi -- and Virtual Interviewing" (5/31/16)
      • "ATS – A Weapon of Mass Rejection - 2016 Update" (8/2/16)
      • "Business Networking Meetup" (9/27/16)
      • "Key Words, Employer Wishes, and On The Job Training (OJT) Program highlights"
      • "Opening Doors: Employers Are Getting Ready to Start Opening A Lot More Doors! Are You Ready to Walk Through Them and End The Year Off Right?" (11/15/16)
      • "Making Your Resume Mobile Compatible" (1/31/17)
      • "The Job Search from Start to Finish (and then After Landing the Job)" (3/7/17)
      • "ATS – A Weapon of Mass Rejection - 2017 Update" (4/18/17)
      • "The NEW LinkedIn - from the RECRUITER'S PERSPECTIVE!" (5/2/17)
      • "Facebook – Google Jobs – MOVos (New Workforce System)" (6/27/17)

    • Frank Danzo
      Executive Coach
      • "The Top 1/3 of Your Resume (how to pass the 6-second scan test)" (3/11/14)
      • "Advanced Networking Workshop" (5/6/14)
      • "Networking for Introverts" (8/4/15)
      • "Networking Meetings" (1/19/16)
      • "Interview Preparation: The Perfect Preparation for the Interview" (8/30/16)
      • "Networking Meetings" (2/28/17)
      • "Networking" (8/8/17)

    • Cathleen Slone
      Organizational Development and Career Coach, Innovative U,
      St. Louis Community College, and University of Phoenix
      • "Re-Igniting Your Job Search" (4/8/14)

    • Barbara Carnes, PhD.
      Principal at Carnes & Associates, and Adjuct Professor at
      Washington University in St. Louis
      • "Are You Communicating What You Think You Are?
        Tips for Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication" (4/15/14)

    • Leah Lorendo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
      Thomas Gregory, M.A.

      Principals, Imprensia Communications
      • "Creating Inspiring Impressions Through Communication Style & Delivery" (4/22/14)

    • Barbara Deters
      Career Coach
      • "Salary Negotiations" (5/13/14)
      • "Interviewing In and After the Great Recession" (6/24/14)
      • "The Resume as a Marketing Tool" (9/16/14)
      • "Salary Negotiations" (5/5/15)
      • "Preparing for the Interview" (10/20/15)
      • "Salary Negotiations (3/22/16)
      • "3 Dozen Questions To Ask In an Interview" (2/7/17)
      • "A Walk Through the New LinkedIn" (3/21/17)

    • Panel Discussion
      Cathy L. Davis: Owner of Davis Creative, Don Klackner: Owner of Olivette Lanes, Jennifer Wolf: Author of "London Tails", Neil Glaser: Moderator
      • "Pursuing Your Passion!"(5/20/14)

    • Mike Fischer
      President-Peak Performance Business Solutions
      • "Selling Your #1 Product - You!" (5/27/14)

    • Neil Glaser
      Human Resources Professional
      • "Behavioral Interview Workshop" (6/17/14)
      • "Behavioral Interview Workshop" (12/2/14)
      • "Creating a GREAT Professional First Impression" (6/30/15)
      • "Setting & Achieving Goals" (10/27/15)
      • "Behavioral Interview Workshop" (12/15/15)
      • "Behavioral Interview Workshop" (6/21/16)
      • "A Model for a Successful Job Transition" (7/26/16)
      • "Behavioral Interview Workshop" (2/14/17)
      • "Researching Company Culture for Job Seekers" (5/9/17)
      • "A Model for a Successful Job Transition" (6/20/17)

    • David Hults
      Career Coach and President of Active8
      • "How to Deal with Unexpected Career Events" (7/1/14)
      • "From Hi to Hired" (11/18/14)
      • "From Roadkill To Roadmap" (5/26/15)
      • "From Hi to Hired" (10/6/15)
      • "From Fish Story to Success Story" (1/12/16)
      • "Jobseekers & From Hi to Hired" (2/21/17)

    • Sarah Coziahr
      Vice President for Operations, RESPONSE! Targeted Marketing
      • "Social Media Workshop" (7/8/14)

    • Mary Kutheis
      Business Owner: realcontentment.com
      • "Work Like a Dog - Sleep Like a Baby" (7/22/14)
      • "Are You an Atrocious Networker?" (10/14/14)
      • "Get Organized, Get Focused, Get Things Done" (8/16/16)
      • "Are You an Atrocious Networker?" (3/28/17)

    • Terri Williams
      Sr. Consultant and Trainer for LifeWork Systems
      • "Building Caring Relationships Using Accountable Communications" (8/5/14)

    • Vic McCool
      President, McCool Financial Group, LLC
      • "Is Your Financial House in Order?" (8/26/14)

    • Tony Ruesing
      Author of "Better Questions, Better Answers" as well as his popular "Like A Pro, Personal and Career Essentials"
      • "Are You Ready?" (9/9/14)
      • "Aim Your Sights!" (1/6/15)
      • "From Where You Are to Where You Want to Grow" (8/25/15)
      • "SINAO - A New Word that can Transform How You See
        Your Gifts and Talents" (3/15/16)
      • "Getting Acquainted with Your Favorite Self" (9/13/16)
      • "The Past is the Past: Tomorrow is a New Day" (1/3/17)

    • Sherri Benkelman
      Audience Development Consultant, St. Louis Business Journal
      • "How to Use the St. Louis Business Journal as a Tool for
        Researching Your Target Company" (9/30/14)

    • Bev Berner - Mid-Life Strategist & Career Coach
      Marian Dorna - Career and Life Transition Coach
      • "Act 2... Raise the Bar - Create Your Future!" (10/7/14)
      • "Act 2... Raise the Bar - Create Your Future!" (2/10/15)

    • Bonnie Parker
      Over twenty years of experience in sales, sales leadership and general management
      • "Selling Yourself 'Outrageously'" (10/21/14)

    • Tony Holt
      Leadership Speaker, Teacher, and Coach
      • "How to Lead Anyone, Including Yourself!" (10/28/14)
      • "Confidence Boosters & Busters: How to Gain the Confidence to Accomplish Your Goals" (3/31/15)

    • Chris Coleman
      FranNet Franchise Owner
      • "Could Being a Franchise Owner be an Alternative?" (11/4/14)
      • "Owning Your Own Business" (7/12/16)

    • Nancy Nix-Rice
      Professional Image Consultant, Author
      • "Looking Good - Every Day!" (11/11/14)
      • "Looking Good - Every Day!" (4/5/16)

    • Blair Milster
      Microsoft Office and VBA programming expert
      • "Optimizing Excel to Organize Your Job Search" (12/16/14)

    • Ben Zuckerman
      • "Strategic Efficient Uses of LinkedIn" (12/30/14)

    • Les Landis
      Founder and President, Landes & Associates
      • "Avoiding Employee Mutiny in an Improving Economy" (1/13/15)
      • "Getting to the Heart of Employee Engagement" (4/19/16)

    • Dwayne Miller
      MBA, PMP, ITIL V3 Foundation, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
      • "The Art & Science of Networking" 2/3/15)
      • "Networking and Accountability" (12/8/15)
      • "LinkedIn Quick Tips & Accountability Groups" (7/5/16)
      • "Networking" (1/10/17)
      • "Networking in the Job Search" (6/18/17)

    • Cathy Davis - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
      Roberta Moore - Creative Brand Imagineer
      • "Putting Passion to Work" (2/17/15)

    • Sterling Price
      Recruiter / Human Resources Professional
      • "Behavioral Interviewing" (3/3/15)
      • "A Recruiter’s Perspective on How to Ace that Tough Behavioral-Based Interview" (11/1/16)

    • Mark Greenspahn
      Two Feet in the Sand, LLC -- Personal Branding Solutions
      • "Resume Writing Workshop" (3/17/15)
      • "Resume Writing Workshop" (6/14/16)

    • Mike Hoffey
      Vice President, Director–Internet Marketing,  First Bank
      • "Creating Competitive Separation in Your Job Search" (4/7/15)
      • "30-60-90 Day Follow Up" (8/18/15)

    • Barry Hammond
      Strategist | Social Media Mentor | Distinct On-Line Branding | Speaker | Instructor
      • "LinkedIn EXPANDED" (4/21/15)
      • "Toastmasters" (4/12/16)

    • Connie Fisher
      LCSW, Director, Mental Health Promotion, Mental Health America of Eastern MO
      • "Live your Life Well!" (4/28/15)
      • "Emotional Intelligence" (2/16/16)

    • James Lehman
      Author, Professional Keynote Speaker, Transition Coach, & Entrepreneur
      • "Building a Personal Business Plan" (5/12/15)

    • Fred Firestone
      Developer, Ethical Selling Institute
      • "Providing a Prospective Employer With a Superior Customer Experience" (5/19/15)
      • "Providing a Prospective Employer With a Superior Customer Experience" (11/10/15)
      • "Providing a Prospective Employer With a Superior Customer Experience" (3/29/16)
      • "Providing a Prospective Employer With a Superior Customer Experience" (8/23/16)
      • "Providing a Prospective Employer With a Superior Customer Experience" (3/14/17)

    • Jim Wolf
      • "Become a CSI: Career Search Investigator" (6/2/15)

    • Steve McGoff and Ross Pfeifer
      • "Important Financial Information" (6/23/15)

    • Dale Furtwengler
      President: Furtwengler & Associates, Author: 'Lead a Life of Confidence'
      • "Confidence - Freeing Yourself of Fear, Anxiety, and Frustration" (7/14/15)

    • Jason Alba
      President: JibberJobber.com
      • "JibberJobber and Career Management" (7/21/15)

    • Susan O’Leary
      • "Rising Above Adversity" (7/28/15)

    • Dixie Gillaspie
      Coach | Writer | Firestarter
      • "Just Blow It Up: Firepower for Living an Unlimited Life" (9/1/15)

    • Perry Drake
      Asst. Teaching Professor & Director of Business Collaboration UMSL – Social Media
      • "Social Literacy" (9/22/15)

    • Susan Plank
      Employee Development Consultant
      • "Public Speaking – It’s Easier Than You Think" (10/3/15)

    • Joel Reinert
      SLATE OJT Coordinator
      • "Discovering the Benefits of SLATE's OJT Program" (12/1/15)

    • Dan Coughlin
      Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, & Seminar Leader
      • "Understand & Improve Your Assets for Significance" (2/24/16)

    • Steve McGoff & Ted Ruzicka
      [Steve] Financial Advisor: The America Group... [Ted] Principal, Ruziicka Group Services
      • "Planning for Retirement & Health Care Coverage" (3/1/16)

    • Pastor Terry Swann
      Senior Pastor, Salem United Methodist Church
      • "Managing" Your Life by the Principals and Foundations of The Family" (5/3/16)

    • J. Michael Elfrank
      Emotional Wisdom Consultant / Psychology Based Mentor / Host of FOCUS Seminars STL / Professional Speaker
      • "Lifecoaching" (5/10/16)

    • Michelle Brooks
      MSW
      • "Sharing ‘BIG Ideas’ Related to our Job Search: What I’ve Learned Over the Past 10 Months" (6/28/16)
      • "Sharing ‘BIG Ideas’ Related to a Job Search: What I Learned Over the next 10 Months" (5/23/17)

    • Cindy Basile & Jeff Jones
      Investigators, Equal Opportunity Employment Council
      • "EEOC's Role in the Workplace" (9/4/16)

    • Dina Readinger
      Principal, Ace Coaching Co.
      • "Team Coaching, Culture, Team Emotional Intelligence" (10/25/16)

    • Trish Dervin
      Certified Career Management and Executive Leadership Development Coach
      • "Career Master FIT: How To Avoid Being A Square Peg In A Round Hole!" (11/8/16)

    • Bob Ramsey
      Principal, Bob Ramsey Seminars
      • "Through Brick Walls: How to Inspire Uncommon Performance from Everyday People" (12/6/16)

    • Roger Weinerth
      Practitioner of Hellerwork Structural Integration
      • "The Body Language of Success -- Your Body Language and Posture can be the Difference Between Success and Failure" (12/13/16)

    • Kelly Kimberlin
      Life Mastery Consultant, Speaker, and Workshop Leader
      • "Create the Next Chapter of Your Life" (5/16/17)
      • "Create the Next Chapter of Your Life" (8/15/17)

    • Chris Frey
      Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
      • "Power Up Your Productivity" (5/30/17)

    • Steven Jones
      Director, Institutional Investment Service & Private Investment Research -
      CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC
      • "Career Development Workshop - Communication & Human Behavior" (7/11/17)