As an Advocate for the needs of better hearing, Eric serves on the NYS Advisory Board for hearing aid dispensers and is a board member of the Hearing Health Care Alliance of NY. Hearing Loss is a silent disability that effects millions and goes untreated. His discussions focus on what is hearing loss, treatment through amplification and how it effects a persons Total Body Health and communication with family and friends.
Area of Expertise:
Hearing evaluations to determine amplification needs, Consultation and customized fitting of appropriate hearing devises. Service for most makes and models of hearing aids. Hearing protection and custom earmolds.
Topic: Achieve is a non- for Profit organization that helps the developmental Disabled find jobs in the community, Achieve can be a Valued Extension to Your Human Resource Department by adding strong , dependable, hard working employees to your workforce. We provide on the job training with our Employee training Program, Pre-Vocational services, and Community Habilitation. Achieve Provides on going support services after placement in employment, with On-Site Job Coaching, to promote company policies.
Area of Expertise: Working with Individuals with slight Disabilities on seeking Employment in the Community with assistance of Achieves Employment Services
Topic: Top Five Branding Blunders & Busters, Improve Talent Attraction, Engagement, and Retention by Improving Your Brand
Area of Expertise: branding, marketing, communications, entrepreneurship, women in business
Rachel Jenks is the Founder and Art Director of Rtistry By Design, a brand strategy and design studio based in Binghamton. She has been a professional graphic designer for more than 12 years. Prior to design, her unique journey spanned multiple roles in four countries, three cities, and two states – including professional ballet, management, copywriting, event production, business consulting, and national and international public relations.
She is a proud member of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, the Emerging Leaders Society, and the Broome County Arts Council, and is an active participant in the renaissance of the Southern Tier.
Topic: Prosocial topics: Connecting values to actions both as an individual & within groups, increasing prosocial (as opposed to antisocial) behaviors within groups, and applying prosocial tools to agile teams. Additional topics: Careers in quality (for students) and how to do career path outreach in higher education (for professionals).
Area of Expertise: Hadassah Mativetsky is a Software Quality Engineer at Universal Instruments. Prior to working as an Engineer, Hadassah was a coordinator at Binghamton University under Distinguished Professor David Sloan Wilson. She has been involved with David’s work on prosocial behavior since graduate school. In 2018, she completed facilitation coursework to guide groups through the Prosocial process. She has over 10 years of non-profit and professional organization leadership.
Through Russ The BIG Guy Consulting, Russell L. Swanger III provides unique training for new business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and other professionals in the form of publications, keynotes, webinars and live workshops, which help students quickly acquire the skills necessary to navigate the business world, grow their businesses and make money. If you already have employees, Russ provides a rich experience for them designed to help you reach your business goals.
10 Essential SUPERpowers (Every entrepreneur needs to WIN the day!)
Presto! Problem Solved (How to find and unlock your creative problem-solving genius.)
A Memorable 4 Step Sales Process (For professionals who hate selling!)
Area of Expertise: I help men and women identify and eliminate the excuses they use to hold themselves back, claim the confidence they already possess, and motivate them to become the best version of themselves in both their personal and professional lives.
Topic: Leadership Development, Generational Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, Mentoring and Coaching, Empathy and Vulnerability
Area of Expertise: After a 33 year corporate career with positions in management, training, and leadership development, I pivoted my focus to being a leadership development consultant for Unleashed Potential. I have a passion focused on organizational diversity and inclusion, especially in areas of generational diversity, and the development of empathetic, inclusive, and service focused leaders.
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