• Strategic Relationship Building: 7 Keys to Creating Connections and Thought Leadership
  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Event Schedule:
    Check-in at 11:45 am; event starts promptly at 12:00 pm

    Frederick Fisher and Partners
    12248 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

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    Successful businesses don't just communicate with clients for special opportunities. Today, making your firm indispensable is a vital key to marketing success. It's the best way to create value, enhance your brand and position yourself as a thought leader. Whether you are trying to position yourself within your own company by building your personal brand or trying to grow your firm by creating value...it is all about thought leadership – Darrell will share with you the strategies to creating connections that will help transform yourself or your company into a recognized thought leader within your field of expertise.

    Executive/Career Coach and 25-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make profitable career transitions.

    Darrell has been featured in the TheLadders.com, Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com, BusinessWeek Online, MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com, and on Wall Street Journal Radio. He is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion and was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com. He is a featured speaker at local and national events and professional and trade associations. He has also consulted for the largest worldwide corporate outplacement organizations, Lee Hecht Harrison and Right Management. Recently named the Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com, Darrell is bringing his method to bear on the top MBA programs of the nation and the world such as Harvard, Tulane and Wake Forest Universities. He has also been retained by one of the world’s largest law firms, O’Melveny & Myers, to teach business development networking to staff attorneys. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He offers webinars and programs that get students and working professionals out, connected, and expanding. His most recent development is an online, home-study program in which he supports individuals in the development of a “stealth” career campaign: Dream Job Lifeline. Darrell is also creating a workshop curriculum around his next book, The Back Forty: 7 Critical Embraces for Life's Radical Second Half and is in development of a reality show, Dream Job Life, where he pulls people out of career ruts by getting them in touch with their earliest aspirations. More info available at CareerGuy.com and DreamJobLife.com.

    Street/Metered Parking

    Members: Free
    Non-members: $20

    Reservations cancelled more than 72 hours prior to an event will be subject to a full refund of the fees. Cancellations made less than 72 hours but more than 24 prior to the event will receive credit for attendance at a future SMPS/LA program. No-shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event will not be refunded.

    Shelley Santo, Education Chair


    JoAnne DeGuzman, Sponsorship Chair

  • K-12/Higher Education Client Roundtable Program
  • Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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  • Join us for the first client roundtable of the 2105-2016 SMPS year. Sign-ups will be available soon for the K-12/Higher Education summit with local leaders in A/E/C project development.

  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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  • Programs - Construction Tour
  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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  • Programs - Client Panel
  • Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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  • SMPS/LA Holiday Party
  • Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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  • Education Event
  • Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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