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If you are inspired by what you read, don’t miss CPC’s fall breakfast seminar on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 — You Are What You Read: Recommended Reading by Successful Business Leaders — at Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, from 7:30-10:00 AM. A panel of business leaders will each share their top three favorite books and what they learned from them. Featured panelists include: Jody Calendar of Calendar Communications; Carol Strang of OceanFirst Bank; and Don Norkus of Action Coach. This is a recommended reading list that you don’t want to miss. This event couples networking with a content-rich presentation. Breakfast fee: $22. To learn more about the speakers and register online, visit www.cpcbehavioral.org. For more details, call CPC’s Development Office at 732-935-2222.

About the featured panelists:

Jody Calendar is the founder of Calendar Communications, LLC, a firm specializing in motivational speaking and customized transitional change models to help companies navigate the myriad of challenges caused by a changing landscape. Her leadership skills and corporate training experience are based on having been an award winning journalist and running two large newsrooms – The Asbury Park Press and the Bergen Record – where she was responsible for news, personnel and budget. She is a nationally recognized editor, author and seminar leader on a variety of topics for all types and sizes of businesses. She has run seminars for the American Press Institute, where she was rated one of its top speakers. She also has been a keynote speaker at many organizations and a panelist at numerous national conventions.

Carol Strang is Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Officer at OceanFirst Bank, a financial services company that serves the Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex County marketplace. With over 30 years experience in the financial services industry, Carol has a diverse and wide-ranging lending background that includes construction financing, investor real estate, commercial lending, asset based finance, and equipment lending and leasing. Since its inception the OceanFirst Foundation has contributed in excess of $22 million to over 600 local charities, including CPC Behavioral Healthcare.  Carol has served on CPC Behavioral Healthcare’s Board of Trustees since 2007. In addition to her Trustee role, she is a member of CPC’s Foundation Board, CPC’s Spring Invitational Golf Committee, CPC’s Development Committee, and CPC’s Investment Committee.

With 30 years experience as a successful business executive and entrepreneur, Don Norkus has proven that he has an outstanding ability to succeed.  Starting with one store, he built and operated his own fleet of multi-unit retail centers with earnings of more than $125 million in sales annually.  It did not happen overnight, and Don had to face many of the same challenges and obstacles that most business owners like you do on a daily basis.  As a business coach he brings to the table not only his extensive experience, but great talent in management, acquisition, negotiation, business-building and financial development that grew his business from a single store to a thriving mixed-retail chain.

This panel presentation will be moderated by Jeanie Coomber, an energetic and seasoned facilitator with expertise in Leadership and Communications coaching for Executives and Teams. Jeanie is the owner of Transition Enterprises, LLC and co-founder of SAMA Solutions and was previously a Vice President with AllianceBernstein for 15 years. Through her 20 years of corporate experience, Jeanie is well versed in the challenges of workplace transition and brings to her clients first hand knowledge of coaching, relationship building, management, project management, process improvement and team empowerment. Having lived and worked abroad, Jeanie can also offer insight on the challenges of working and interacting in other cultures.

We at Sheraton Eatontown Hotel are so pleased to host this educational and growth inspiring event. Some of our sales team will be attending and are excited to share this event with you. We hope you can make time in your schedule to attend. Picking the brains of thought leaders out there in the trenches is a wonderful opportunity you should take advantage of.