Friday, July 13th, 2018
“Finding God in Work Transitions” Panel
Executive Director and Founder
Jon DeWaal is the Executive Director and Founder of Liminal Space, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people navigate through major life transition. Jon attended The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, receiving his Masters of Divinity in 2007. He has taught on calling and career at The Seattle School as an adjunct professor. Jon also served as a fellow at The Allender Center for Trauma & Abuse. Through his education, mentoring and the struggles and discoveries of his own transitions, Jon found a more natural fit for his career – creating Liminal Space, an organization that combines the often segregated disciplines of counseling, spiritual direction, life coaching and career counseling. Over the last 8 years, his research has shown that major transitions are places where people can find their desired path and become stronger, or where they can get stuck –sometimes for years. Having a plan, helpful guidance, and a clear focus can make all the difference in the world.
The central theme of Kristen’s life and work is to ‘Learn from the past. Prepare for the future. Live in the Present.’ She began her career working in higher education with the aim of engaging the curricular and co-curricular more cohesively to enhance the educative experience for students, staff, and faculty. When she was introduced to Industrial-Organizational Psychology, however, she knew she had found her deeper calling. In her staff consultant role at Scontrino-Powell, Kristen works at the individual, team, and organization levels to develop sustainable solutions for clients by integrating evidence-based research and practical experience. Additionally, Kristen is certified as a StrengthsFinder coach and trainer, serves on Taproot Theatre Company’s Board of Directors, and teaches as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University.
Paul Graves is principal and senior strategist of See Seven, a business innovation firm. With more than 20 years in the industry, Paul’s primary focus is the integration of brand and innovation with business strategy to achieve organizational change and improved performance for clients. He has held a variety of senior-level leadership positions on both the consultancy and client side, working with some of the world’s most recognized brands. Paul was on the KIROS Board from 2004-2017, where he led a church partnership initiative and the KIROS strategic change program.
Mike Salokas is Managing Partner at Employ Harmony. He has 20 plus years of experience helping organizations grow through strategic recruitment, hiring, training, reward systems and retention initiatives. Mike began his career in Human Resources Management at United Way, after a brief career in minor league baseball. This led to HR leadership positions in the banking industry in Connecticut, Dallas, and Torrance CA. He was then recruited and relocated to Washington State in 1998 to assist Amazon’s employment efforts and sourcing talent during their initial growth period. Over the past 10 plus years, Mike has consulted on numerous projects, including Starbuck’s desire to streamline on-boarding efforts for 10,000 new hires. He assists employers in making better hiring decisions, by being attentive to all the skills required in carrying out a job. Mike was first introduced to KIROS in 2007 and has been coordinating the KIROS Transitions group since 2008.
All of us go through transitions at work whether changing jobs, losing a job, leaving a job, or getting a different boss. Jon DeWaal has been studying what a good transition looks like, and will chair a panel discussion with three KIROS people: Kristen Voetmann, Paul Graves, and Mike Salokas.
Maggiano’s-Bellevue, 10455 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Doors open at 6:40 am
(425) 519-6476. Parking is free with validation.
Parking garage is off of 7th St and Bellevue Way.
$29 until July 6th, 2018.
$34 after July 6th, 2018 and for walk-in registrations.
Credit card only accepted at events.
Registration closes at 5pm on Thursday, July 12th, 2018.
$24 refund provided for breakfast registration if cancellation is 1 week or more prior to the event. There will be no credits or refunds for cancellations within one week of an event.
Name tags will be printed for those that register by Wednesday afternoon, July 11th.
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