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Mack Gelber

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Mack Gelber is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor who has covered entertainment for AOL TV, and contributed fiction to numerous literary journals including Juked and Neon. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he studied creative writing. Twitter: @mackgelber

Jessica A. Agate

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Jessica was a travel writer in her former life. Now she’s The Cleaning Diva. After nearly a decade of globe-trotting, Jessica jumped ship several years ago to follow her dream of owning her own business and live the rest of her life boss-free. I know – it’s dreamy, right? She’s blended her passion for cleaning to help families and busy professionals keep their homes in shape at the Jersey Shore, with her flair for writing by sharing stories and tips with those who want to keep it clean, and spend the rest of their lives being their own boss. Follow her at njcleaningdiva.com,and @NJCleaningDiva, to learn her secrets!

Donna Ballman

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Donna Ballman’s book, Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards, was the Winner of the Law Category of the 2012 USA Best Books Awards and is currently available for purchase. Donna is the award-winning author of The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill All the Lawyers, a book geared toward informing novelists and screenwriters about the ins and outs of the civil justice system. She’s been representing executives, physicians and employees in Florida, including negotiating severance agreements and litigating discrimination, sexual harassment, noncompete agreements, and other employment law issues since 1986. Her blog on employee-side employment law issues, Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home, was named one of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 ABA Blawg 100 best legal blogs, Paralegal 411’s Top 25 Labor and Employment law Blogs of 2013 and the 2011 Lexis/Nexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs.

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Rhona Bronson

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Rhona Bronson has spent more than 30 years in various marketing and communications positions with well-known consumer product and media brands. After being laid off as a Senior VP of Marketing in 2009, she started her own business marketing consulting company in North Jersey. She hung up her entrepreneurial hat after being recruited to lead a marketing group for a well-known regional newspaper in South Jersey. Laid off again in 2013, she conducted a focused job search resulting in her newest position as Director of Marketing for the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Follow her on Twitter - @marketingplaza.

Sarah Browne

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Sarah Browne is a consumer insights strategist, writer, and expert advisor on trends, innovation and emerging cultural change, especially in the workplace. A serial entrepreneur and specialist in angel investing, she loves to be in-the-trenches, taking seed stage products from concept to commercialization.

Max Dorfman

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Max Dorfman is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied Political Theory and Psychology, and Columbia University, where he earned his MA in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in various capacities in the mental health field, from rehabilitation centers, to a jail, and currently, a school for children with behavioral issues and learning disabilities.

Kristen Felicetti

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Kristen Felicetti is a writer, editor, and filmmaker. Her writing has appeared in Shabby Doll HouseHobartElectric Literature, failbetter, The Fanzine, and elsewhere. She is the editor of The Bushwick Review and lives in Brooklyn.

John Hoover

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John Hoover, PhD, coaches executives and others to venture outside of their boxes.  By day he is a mild-mannered  SVP at Partners International in New York City (partners-international.com) and is an executive coach who is really and truly certified by the ICF, a coach supervisor certified by the Coaching Supervision Academy, & a former Marriage & Family Therapy intern, licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  It's all about relationships, if you haven't picked that up.  Dr. John's hat trick--executive, coach, and PhD--is the perfect storm for supervising executive coaches & working as a thinking partner to those developing leadership and talent strategies that align what individuals do best with what organizations need most. (More relationship stuff.)  With more than 12 books to his credit, including the New York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal best-selling "How to Work for an Idiot," Dr. Hoover co-created the Contextual Coaching™ framework at Partners International & teaches "How to Manage the coaching Function in Organizations" at Fielding Graduate University.

Shelley Huber

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Shelley Huber writes about workplace issues, leadership, and wellness. She is the founder of MindBody360, a content development and consulting firm that works with corporate clients to develop programs and workshops on leadership presence and stress management.

Jill Jacinto

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I'm curious by nature. I ask a lot of questions and often have my nose buried in a newspaper, book or blog. I'm always the first person to say, "Let's Google it." My curiosity led me to become a journalism major and from there an on-air reporter for the financial news website, Minyanville. I am currently the Associate Director of Editorial & Communications for WORKS by Nicole Williams, which is a lifestyle brand that helps young professional women with their career success. I've also worked very closely with LinkedIn for the last few years. Helping young women discover their career dreams via writing, mentoring & profile makeovers is a passion of mine. Uncovering their desired careers and helping them succeed is very rewarding. My advice has appeared in Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, Bloomberg Radio, MSN Money, Refinery 29, Reuters, Business Insider Cosmo for Latina.

Susan P Joyce

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Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been studying, writing, and teaching smart online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and currently a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Susan is a two-time layoff "graduate" who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Founder and President of NETability, Inc., Susan is owner, editor, and publisher of Job-Hunt.org and WorkCoachCafe.com, both Forbes Best Websites for Your Career.

Carol Kopp

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Carol Kopp is a veteran producer, developer, writer and editor for Internet news sites. She was formerly a senior news producer for CBSNews.com. She has created personal finance features for CNBC, developed a travel database for a national business consortium, and writes features about the business of consumer technology for Minyanville.com. She was senior news manager of the pioneering Prodigy online news service.

Shannon McLay

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Shannon McLay is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, NextGen Financial, to help clients in their 20s and 30s get financially fit. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way to Financial Fitness and her partnership with Money Saving Pro, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for others.  

Miriam Salpeter

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Miriam Salpeter is a job search and social media consultant, career coach, author, speaker, resume writer and owner of Keppie Careers. She is author of Social Networking for Business Success, Social Networking for Career Success and 100 Conversations for Career Success. Miriam teaches job seekers and entrepreneurs how to incorporate social media tools along with traditional strategies to empower their success. Get her free white paper: 5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make and How to Avoid Them.

Erik Sherman

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Erik Sherman has written for the Wall Street Journal, Inc, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He's a regular contributor to CBS MoneyWatch and Inc.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ErikSherman.

Jack Silbert

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Jack Silbert is a humor writer, journalist, children's author, editor, movie reviewer, weekly internet-radio DJ, and frequent master of ceremonies. His writing has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, New York Press, Weird New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly, Nickelodeon, Glamour, Parent and Child and a wide variety of websites including Gawker and Media Darlings. During his lengthy tenure as editor with Scholastic Classroom Magazines, he proudly accepted the AEP's Golden Lamp Award for best periodical, 2009. Jack lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, and is rather fond of independent music, baseball, and sandwiches. Additional humorous ramblings by Jack can be found at saltinwound.com.

Diana St. Lifer

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Diana St. Lifer has been a professional writer and editor for more than 25 years, holding various communications and marketing positions in higher education. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and a Post-B.A. Certificate in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University, NJ. Diana is a certified professional life coach who works with adults and teens to help them take positive action to create the life of their dreams. She is also a coach with Grad Life Choices, a free assistance program for unemployed college graduates.