Networking in Orange County

Compilation of Multiple Sources (including Mark Kasperowicz & Cynthia Abbott) by MJ Shores as of May 2017 

NETWORKING GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN TRANSTION (BY REFERRAL OR APPLICATION) 

  • ALPs Networking Meeting – Founded by Don Baddorf. Version 2.0 continued by Sue Thornton. alps2pointo@gmail.com 
  • CafeNet – Meets 2x /month in OC and San Diego. Founded by CindyMPickens@aol.com or 
  • Ethos Networking Group – Meets 4th Saturday of the month at Citrus Café in Tustin. Founded by Dr. Bob Adamik. Now run by Mark Kasperowicz and Jean Latu. mkasperowicz@digitalazimuth.com 
  • ExecuNet – Meetings in OC and San Diego. Hosted by Mark James. mjames@hireconsultant.com 
  • Laguna Niguel Connectors (LNC) – Monthly Wednesday evening mixer. Source of many job postings. www.lagunaniguelconnectors.com
  • McDermott & Bull (M&B) Executive Search – Membership by application, based on title and salary. Offers ongoing networking opportunities for Executives targeting varied functions or industries. http://www.mbexec.netor http://mbsearch.com/
  • RGP Leaders in Transition – Terry Goldfarb-Lee hosts this meeting at RGP monthly. Individuals attend once. Diana.Hall@rgp.com 

SPECIALTY NETWORKING GROUPS & EVENTS 

JOB SEARCH TRAINING & NETWORKING 

  • Bootcamp for Executives in Transition –– Hosted by career coaches Kimberly Roush and Tenny Poole. Held at Platinum Resource Group (RGP). www.resourcesglobal.com
  • Power Connections – Branding Bootcamp led by Brett Olinger of Power Connections. brett@powerconnections.com
  • Saddleback Church Career Coaching & Counseling Ministry – Offers broad training in interviewing resume writing, branding, job search, introductory and advanced LinkedIn training, etc. Open to individuals of all career levels. Church affiliation not required. www.svccministry.vision4work.Org
  • Saints Simon & Jude Career Renewal – Offers training and networking opportunities similar to Saddle Church. 

EXECUTIVE JOB RESOURCES 

INTERIM JOB RESOURCES 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT / VOLUNTEERING

  • OneOC.org – Serves Orange County (OC) non-profits, offers non-profits board training and connections. https://www.oneoc.org

EXECUTIVE RESOURCES AND CONNECTIONS 

BOOKS / PUBLICATIONS

  • Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets: A Corporate Recruiter Hands You the Keys to Your Job Search Success, by Abby Kohut 
  • Chief Executive Magazine – Offers CEO job posting. Subscription includes a digital newsletter and copy of the magazine. http://chiefexecutive.net/ & http://www.theceomagazine.com/
  • Never Apply for a Job Again!: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, “Never Apply, by Darrel Gurney and Ivan Misner 
  • Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) (and Book of Lists or OC businesses) – http://www.ocbj.com/
  • Purple Squirrel: Stand Out, Land Interviews, and Master the Modern Job Market, by Michael B. Junge 
  • Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+: Your Insider’s Lifetime Guide to Executive Job- changing and Faster Career Progress in the 21st Century, by John Lucht 
  • Small Message, Big Impact: The Elevator Speech Effect, by Terri L. Sjodin

Kolena’s e-learning platform provides entrepreneurs, students, and developing leaders a career advantage with access to employability training materials focused on workforce readiness in an entrepreneurial ecosystem rich environment!

Recent Posts

General

Entrepreneur List

The Ultimate List of Entrepreneur Statistics 2022   Driven entrepreneurs and their startups are a critical component for economic growth. Without entrepreneurs, there

Read More »
Podcast

The Digital Marketplace

Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and

Read More »
Scroll to Top

Let's Further Your Career Together Promotion!
FREE Lessons & Courses available with registration
A Value of Over $2,000

  • Ten Soft Skills You Need by Jean-Pierre Fallou(Value $299)
  • Self Awareness Lesson by Raamon Newman(Value $167)
  • Handling Difficult Conversations at Work by Paul Archer(Value $299)
  • Becoming an Successful Entreprenuer Course and eBook(Value $299)
  • The Mystical Brain: Where Creativity Blooms Into Legacy Lesson by Dr. Brazeal(Value $167)
  • 6 Creative Jobs by Christopher Caliendo(Value $99)
  • Harassment & Conflict Resolution Course by Jean-Pierre Fallou (Value $299)
  • Creating a Creativity Mindset by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Lesson(Value $99)
  • BONUS #1: Raamon’s The Evolution of Leadership Lesson (Value $167)
  • BONUS #2: Leadership Protection Affirmation audios (Value $47)
  • BONUS #3: Toxic to Cohesive Team Toolkit (Value $97)
  • BONUS #4: 7 Positively Disruptive Leadership Behaviors (Value $47)
  • BONUS #5: Leadership Protection Quotient (PQ) Assessment (Value $97)