The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

GCDA Fall 2013 Kick-Off Networking Event and Author's Panel

  • Friday, September 06, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Mercer University Atlanta Administration & Conference Center (ACC), Room 190, 2930 Flowers Road S. Atlanta, GA 30341


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Please join us at the Fall 2013 Annual Kick-Off Networking Event and Author's Panel!

September 6, 2013

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 Hor d' Oeuvres will be served.

Mercer University Atlanta
Administration & Conference Center (ACC)
Room 190
2930 Flowers Road S. 
Atlanta, GA  30341

Registration is required for all members and non-members.

Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $35.00

Authors to be featured on the panel:

Judi Adams of RightChanges


Book Price (special for event): $15.00
Credit cards, check, or exact cash will be accepted.

Judi Adams is owner of, the affordable and successful job search coach, and author of an Amazon hottest new release “Found a Job Yet? And Other Questions NOT to Ask! The Practical Guide for Family and Friends of Those in a Job Search.”


This dynamic and engaging speaker is a 20+ year veteran of Information Technology. Judi began coaching job seekers in 2002 following an eight month job transition of her own. During that job transition she discovered how much the job market had changed and the successful approach to landing that next job.


Ms. Adams founded RightChanges in February of 2009 and her clients have had phenomenal success. 100% of RightChanges’ clients who completed the personal coaching series landed in jobs they wanted.


She is an active member in International Coach Federation, Georgia Coach Association now called ICF – Georgia Chapter, American Business Women's Association Empowered Ladies Express Network (ABWA-ELEN) and of course GCDA.   


In addition to coaching job seekers, Judi publishes job search articles that are read worldwide and is a frequent keynote speaker.

Rashid Brown

A Practical Guide for Mastering Personal Development and Employment Success in the 21st Century

Book Price: $14.95
Cash or check accepted.

In a period of economic instability and job uncertainty, it is of the utmost importance to know how to think strategically about your personal development in order to ensure success in the 21st-century work environment. Global, lifelong learning professional and
seasoned trainer Rashid Brown brings his expertise to readers in his new work-based learning guidebook, Careergonomics: A Practical Guide for Mastering Personal Development and Employment Success in the 21st Century (published by AuthorHouse).

Careergonomics will:

• Educate readers on how to play an active role in self-development
in terms of career
• Assist readers in developing a personal concept of career
construction by relating developmental tasks, vocational transitions
and individual knowledge, skills
• Help readers understand, adapt and connect to the employer’s
perception and expectation as well as understand the professional
and technical skills needed to succeed in the changing workforce
or marketplace
• Increase productivity, motivation, leadership and employability

Ideal for students, professionals, schools and policy-makers, Careergonomics injects personal responsibility into workforce effectiveness and job satisfaction, providing readers with the ability to take personal ownership of their career and life and become the person they want to be.


Lori Davila

Named by WE Magazine as a top woman blogger to watch for, Lori Davila is an internationally known career expert, recruitment partner, and author and provides resume writing,  job interviewing, and career transition services including networking contacts and what to say when approaching those contacts.  She is a blogger/writer for her favorite company LinkedIn. She brings a results-oriented approach to supercharge job transitions and income through her resume writing, one-on-one training, seminars, books, and e-programs.  She helps people attract loads of exciting job opportunities in any economy.

Delta Airlines works with Lori when a top executive is making a career transition.  Georgia State University Executive MBA Program participants call Lori when they are getting ready to graduate and they need a new resume from a top writer in the country.  Keller School of Management/Devry engages Lori to teach students and alumni cutting edge career courses.

Lori has trained and coached thousands of professionals, executives, and college students around the world at organizations such as The Blackstone Group, Delta Air Lines, The Coca Cola Company, General Electric, IBM, Viacom, Cox Communications, MasterCardAccenture, Georgia State University, and American InterContinental University.

Lori has contributed to a career column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and regularly contributes to The Wall Street Journal. Lori’s first book, How to Choose the Right Person for the Right Job Every Time (McGraw-Hill), includes 401 behavior-based and other interview questions for both hiring managers and job seekers.

Her second book, Perfect Phrases for Perfect Hiring (McGraw-Hill) provides strategies for hiring the best employees. Lori has contributed to several best-selling resume books including Resumes That Knock ‘Em Dead (Martin Yate) and Expert Resume Series (Wendy Enelow & Louise Kursmark).

Lori is also a contributing author of the book Conscious Women Conscious Careers. She has appeared on numerous radio programs, spoke in front of audiences of hundreds of people, and she has contributed to publications including Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, AARP Magazine, Unity Magazine, and Business Management Asia.

Lori spent the first 18 years of her career working for IBM, MasterCard, and MCI in marketing and sales leadership roles and has personally been through several successful career transitions herself.

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