Job Transitions Group Networking

When & Where

Who & What

The Job Transitions Group is open to anyone looking for a job, looking to increase their networking skills, or exploring career choices.  You do not need to be a member of Easter Lutheran, and while we often open with a prayer, this is not a religion-affiliated group.  Bring a friend!

  • 7:15-7:30 a.m. is check-in
  • 7:30-8 a.m. is welcome, prayer, celebration and announcements time
  • 8-9 a.m. is the weekly speaker or breakout sessions
  • 9 a.m. onward people often stay to visit and network

Upcoming Topics

June 20: “Networking” by Wendy Blomseth. Wendy has been networking since 1999. As a former small business owner and now an Account Executive with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, she learned the importance of making connections, giving recommendations, offering referrals and being engaged in social media over the course of an extraordinary career.

June 27: “Dress for Success” by Char Dobbs. Encouraged by helping others feel confident in what they wear no matter their size or shape, Charlene Dobbs founded Char Style and Image Management Consulting, LLC.  She is able to combine her passion for fashion and empowering others, and to help clients look their best and pursue their dreams while conquering the journey of life. A former engineer, Char will share her tips for being at your best, even when you don’t feel like it.

July 4: Happy Independence Day!!  No Meeting Today — Go to a parade and then watch fireworks. You deserve a break!

July 11: “Your Career Connects” with Denise Sjoberg. We will use Catherine Breet’s job search system, so make the investment!

July 18: “Helping Introverts Find Their Voicesand Claim their Spaces in the World” by Lynette Crane. Lynette is an executive coach, corporate trainer, professional speaker and author of The Confident Introvert. Find her at

July 25: “Using Design Thinking to Craft your Career” by Cindy Edwards. Design Thinking is a human centered approach that draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be– to create desired outcomes that solve problems. Together we will explore the five elements of Design Thinking and how to use this thinking approach in career exploration. This presentation is based on the book, “Designing your Life”, by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. **NOTE** Due to VBS, we will be meeting for this session only at Easter on the Hill, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, at the corner of Pilot Knob and Diffley (one mile north of the usual location)



“”Unbelievable! After 15 months and 29 failed interviews, I was out of options. Your advice changed everything! I ended up with multiple offers and a great new job in just 6 weeks.”
“I was VERY VERY down last Monday and Tuesday.  But I dragged myself out of bed and to the meeting Tuesday AM.  As usual, the meeting motivated me, so I pulled out of the funk in time to nail the interview on Wednesday!””
“I got more out of (this event) than I did out of 16 hrs of training with an outplacement firm!”
Vicky E.

About Catherine Byers Breet

Catherine Byers Breet

Catherine Byers Breet

ARBEZ ( and its founder, Catherine Byers Breet, have been faithful sponsors and a driving force behind the Easter groups’ formation and success. Their expertise in the world of career strategy and transition lend an ongoing level of guidance and contribution that ensures the group delivers accurate, relevant and actionable career and job search information. You can meet their pet zebra, and access a number of tools to support you in your journey at Check out their online job hunt coaching system, upcoming live events and consulting services. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to hear about upcoming events around town.