Speakers

Alan Cohen

ALAN COHEN
Executive Leadership Coach, Public Relations Advisor, President
Acts Of Balance Coaching

Alan Cohen, a certified career and leadership coach and public relations veteran,  will explain what job seekers can do to stand out in the crowd, from developing a superstar network to developing a strong personal brand .

STELLA GRIZONT
NY/NJ Area Leader
Ladies Who Launch

Grizont is co-managing director of Ladies Who Launch New York City and New Jersey. Ladies Who Launch is dedicated to helping women move forward in their careers and start businesses. She and her partner Karla Lightfoot will talk about different ways in which you can move forward to get the career you want.

Jen Groover JEN GROOVER
Consultant / twitter.com/jengroover

Groover impressed us with her skills as a great self promoter when we saw her on Fox Business News speaking about personal branding. She will teach you how to brand yourself as your career evolves, and explain why it’s so important.

Karla Lightfoot KARLA LIGHTFOOT
NY/NJ Area Leader
Ladies Who Launch

Lightfoot is co-managing director of Ladies Who Launch New York City and New Jersey. Ladies Who Launch is dedicated to helping women move forward in their careers and start businesses. She and her partner Stella Grizont will talk about different things that you can do to get the career you want.

Tonia Mattu TONIA MATTU
Career Consultant
Mercury Group LLC / twitter.com/toniamattu

Mattu adds to our line-up the perspective of a media and technology headhunting organization. She will go through the practical steps of looking for a job, how to interview, what to do and what not to do to land the job of your dreams.

Michael Pollock MICHAEL POLLOCK
President
Pollock Spark / twitter.com/pollockspark

Pollock is an Executive Coach and Consultant who specializes in helping creative professionals to advance their careers and businesses. Since 2002, as President of Pollock Spark, he has been helping his clients develop careers in film, TV, advertising, marketing, media, design, music, PR, architecture and other creative fields. Pollock's own career has been full of transitions, though he prefers to call them evolutions. He has been Creative Director for the American Express website at marketing agency Digitas, Head of Production at ad agencies TBWA and JWT and an advertising copywriter at one-time agency DMBB.

Laurie Ruettimann LAURIE RUETTIMANN
Founder
Punk Rock HR

We admire Ruettimann for her straightforward, unique approach to looking at a job (as displayed on her wonderful blog, Punk Rock HR). She doesn’t hold back, and will share with her to-the-point techniques and tips with Circus attendees.

Gary Vaynerchuk GARY VAYNERCHUK
Host
Wine Library TV / twitter.com/garyvee

Vaynerchuk spoke at a personal branding event last year and was fantastic. Now, he's a rock star. He has put together a completely unique, interactive session specially for the Circus – so come armed with questions and comments. Vaynerchuk is an expert at following your passion by using the internet as a tool to help you get from where you are to where you want to be, and is widely admired for his energy and authenticity.

Scott Wayne SCOTT WAYNE
Principal
The Frontier Project

Scott Wayne's story inspired us so much, we asked him to come share it with you. 18 months ago, he left the comfort of a high level position to strike out on his own, and formed The Frontier Project, a strategic consulting company. His unique approach to business in a difficult economy has resulted in exponential growth, a solid client list, and robust portolio of work.

Manoush Zomorodi MANOUSH ZOMORODI
Reporter, anchor, and host
Reuters Television

Manoush Zomorodi reports on business and technology for Reuters Television and Reuters.com which puts her in the same position as the audience - a media professional in today's transitional economy. As our host, she knows what you want to hear and isn't afraid to ask the hard questions from the audience perspective to get you the answers you need.


Moderators

Carmen Scheidel CARMEN SCHEIDEL
Director of Education, Events, and Multimedia Content
mediabistro.com / twitter.com/scheidel

Carmen leads mediabistro's educational offerings, events, and video-on-demand content -- all in the name of helping media people learn new tricks. She began her career as an editor at a monthly arts and culture magazine and spent seven years freelancing as an editor and writer. At mediabistro, she has helped thousands of media pros revamp their careers with the help of mediabistro's courses, events, and video content.