Jim Hendrickson on “choosing” vs. “following” your career path.

Description

For nearly 20 years of our life, we follow a path dictated to us by our school career. But in the real world, we cannot rely on a predetermined course. According to Jim Hendrickson, we must not only choose our career path, but choose our bosses. Jim’s path took him from being a musician, to the Army, and then to the corporate world.

Be sure to check out Jim’s adapted version of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost at the end of the video.

Date/Location

April 30, 2009 / Columbus, OH

About Jim Hendrickson

Even the short list of Jim Hendrickson’s accomplishments is lengthy: Senior VP of Corporate Development at Sterling Commerce, on the advisory board for Columbus State Community College and several companies in Columbus, served in the army as rank of captain, and is an accomplished speaker.

Heidi Schmenk on the art of being a successful artist

Description

Many of us have an image of the “starving artist” – who barely has enough money to eat or pay rent, but sacrifices all for his or her art form. Heidi Schmenk thinks that stereotype is total crap. She discusses how being a successful artist involves mastering the art of business in addition to mastering your craft.

Date/Location

April 30, 2009 / Columbus, OH

About Heidi Schmenk

Heidi Schmenk is the Studio Director of Glass Axis, the premier glass art studio in Columbus, Ohio. Glass Axis is nationally renowned as a successful non-profit gallery and educational facility. Glass Axis has thousands of members, students, patrons and artists.

Luke Tuttle on your “digital footprint” and sandals at work

Description

We have all learned many life lessons, but often as the result of costly mistakes that haunt us forever. Luke Tuttle offers 10 gems of wisdom – without the painful memories! Learn about the importance of eavesdropping at work and managing your “digital footprint”.

Date/Location

April 30, 2009 / Columbus, OH

About Luke Tuttle

On paper, Luke Tuttle is a tech guy. His title of Chief Information Officer at ClearSaleing underscores his nerdy persuasion. A truly successful CIO appreciates the business ramifications of the company’s technology, manages projects with profitability and ROI always in mind, and ensures the company is always ahead of the curve in regards to IT. Luke can teach you volumes on being a successful CIO, but he can also talk about the little things that will help you get ahead at your new job.

The PEP Talks Event – Spring 09 PHOTOS

Courtesy of GroovyDoodle Photography, here are pictures from The PEP Talks Event that was on April 30, 2009 at TechColumbus. This Events Speakers were:

Ray Shealy, Entrepreneur, Former HTP CEO & President
Heidi Schmenk, Studio Director – Glass Axis
Luke Tuttle, Chief Technology Officer – ClearSaleing
Jim Hendrickson, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development – Sterling Commerce
> Jonathan Franz, Writer/Producer/Law Student

Thank you to ClearSaleing, TechColumbus, GroovyDoodle and BMW Financial Services for making this Event possible.