WHCM Fall Leadership Forum – Jump Starting Your Career for Every Level

Event Date:
September 17, 2013
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
93 Worcester St.
Wellesley, Ma 02481
Registration Fee:
$50 Non-Member (applies toward your membership fee)
$20 Member
Price will increase for those who pay at the door to help us manage our food budget

This exciting forum will be a chance to interact with career coaches, hear their advice, and network with other WHCM members. Whatever your career level, our coaches will have tips for you. Early to late careerists are welcome!

When you register, please submit a question for our career coaches about managing or changing your career path. Dinner will be served.

Our Moderator will be:

Beth Waldman, JD, MPH
Beth Waldman joined Bailit Health Purchasing in January 2007 after over twelve years of service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Beth’s expertise is in health care policy, program development and implementation, specializing in Medicaid and SCHIP programs and coverage for the uninsured.

Immediately prior to joining Bailit, Beth served as the Commonwealth’s Medicaid Director. As Medicaid Director, Beth was responsible for the administration of the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, which covered over 1 million Massachusetts residents and had a budget exceeding $8 Billion. Beth played a key role in the formation and implementation of the Commonwealth’s Health Reform Law in 2006.

Beth is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY. She holds a law degree from Boston College Law School and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Our Speakers are:

Cissie Klavens
Since 2001, Klavens And Company has served individuals and organizations seeking to build on their strengths and maximize their potential. Cissie Klavens founded the company to make her special blend of career management and professional development skills available as a coach and consultant. George Klavens, an executive coach and practicing psychiatrist, joined the company in 2006 to lend his substantial experience in the areas of coaching and group facilitation.

Cissie’s prior experience blends corporate and entrepreneurial, mainstream and non-traditional. After executive positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and Prime Computer, in 1986 she launched The Pickwick Group, a pioneering firm specializing in interim executive placement and flexible work arrangements, which she ran for 17 years. She has an MBA from Babson College and a BA from Barnard College. An active member of The Boston Club since 1990, she also serves on the founding board of Discovering What’s Next (DWN), a non-profit organization providing resources, connections and services for people over 50 seeking to explore new possibilities.

Cissie is a recognized authority in the areas of career strategies, executive temping and alternative work arrangements. She was selected as one of Boston’s Top 10 Executive Coaches by Women’s Business.

Deb Busser
From corporate management roles to singing in a rock band; from adjunct professor to facilitating training in the Mediterranean Sea; Deb is a versatile and visionary coach who is passionate about partnering with leaders from all over the globe to develop and evolve their leadership potential.

Deb has facilitated leadership, personal development, and coach training programs in the US, UK, Ireland, Cyprus, and Israel. She received coaching certifications from the Coach Training Alliance, and the Evolutionary Institute. Deb was awarded her PCC credential from the International Coach Federation and was selected as a finalist for the ICF-New England Career Coach of the Year award in 2011 and 2012.

Deb partners with executive leaders and teams to enhance and align their effectiveness and vision and has provided career management expertise to leaders in transition at the C-suite level. Past clients have been from organizations including Biogen Idec, Children’s Hospital, Merck/Millipore, Sanofi/Genzyme, State Street, Eaton Vance, Iron Mountain, the Federal Reserve, and Proctor & Gamble among many others, including professional service firms and non-profits. In addition, Deb has coached international undergraduate, MBA, and Executive Ed students at several New England business schools.

With a strong business background, Deb led the strategic direction and created a multi-year product roadmap for a division of Fidelity Investments. She has been published or quoted in CBS MoneyWatch, Business Insider, Talent Management, SHRM and AMA Shift on issues related to talent management and workplace trends. A member of The Boston Club, whose mission is to increase the number of women on corporate boards and in top leadership roles, she has served on the corporate board and mentoring committees.

Deb holds a BS in Business Administration/Marketing and a MA in Community Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts where she taught Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations.