illume hire events

We cover future of work trends, tips to land a job or build a business, mental health during change & the benefits of having a multigenerational team

Previous illume hire events

illume Happy Hour Series

Webinar: Get Set Up to Build Your No-Code Product

with Lacey Kesler, Founder of Women In No Code, Head of Education for Adalo, and No Code Expert

June 17th at 5:00 pm PST
Lacey will focus on easy to teach tools to build a product that earns revenue.

Lacey Kesler has a true love for no code and teaching others how to think about building products. She works with clients all over the US to help them build solutions, from websites to mobile apps. And @callmevlad said she's a leading voice in the visual software development movement, so that probably means something. She's the Founder of Women In No Code and is currently the Head of Education for Adalo (which makes creating apps as easy as putting together a slide deck).

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Webinar: Future of Work: Career Agility & Career Proofing with Marti Konstant

with Coach, Workplace Futurist, Speaker and Author of “Activate Your Agile Career”

April 8th at 5:00 pm PST
We held a happy hour conversation with Marti Konstant, Coach, Workplace Futurist, Speaker and Author of “Activate Your Agile Career”. We discussed how to be agile in your career and how to career proof yourself for the future of work.
  • Applying Agile Principles for your Professional Development
  • Steps to “career proof” yourself and prepare for the future of work.

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist and the best-selling author of "Activate Your Agile Career". She is a workplace futurist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. She researches how people respond and adapt to change in the workplace. She encourages you to future-proof your career. Her core belief is “adapt or die." As a Top Career Influencer, she has been featured in media outlets such as NBC Chicago, Forbes, and The Muse, and has worked in companies like Samsung, Dow Jones and Apple. Marti is also an investor in multiple technology companies and an expert in applying agile principles to workforce development. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and was a technology executive in Silicon Valley.

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Webinar: Your Digital Footprint Strategy

with Jack Phan, CEO of PhanZu, CMO of Airdeck, and CTO of AGEIST

March 10th at 5:00 pm PST
We held a happy hour conversation with Jack Phan, entrepreneur and influencer, CEO of PhanZu, CMO of Airdeck, and CTO of AGEIST
We discussed the importance of building a digital footprint strategy for your midlife career.

Jack is a visionary serial entrepreneur. For over 20+ years, he has been building and scaling businesses in online marketing, lead generation, affiliate marketing, advertising, news and media. Currently, Jack is the CEO of PhanZu, a media services agency for online publishers, CTO of AGEIST, a lifestyle media company, and Board Member of DollarFor, a non-proft that has helped eliminate over $2.5 million in medical debt for families.

Jack has over 1.2M+ followers on social media engaging in leadership, entrepreneurship, #NASASocial, #AdobeInsiders, and living his legendary status as #ONCEUncle to the fanbase of K-pop sensation #TWICE.

His experience includes:

  • CMO of Airdeck
  • CTO & Co-Founder, Thursday Market, Inc.
  • CTO & Co-Founder, - acquired by Quinstreet (NASDAQ: QNST)
  • VP & EIR of Digital Trends & The Manual
  • President & COO of Money Crashers
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Webinar: Future of Work & Portfolio Careers

with April Rinne, Advisor & Strategist at April Worldwide

February 18th at 5:00 pm PST
We held a happy hour conversation with April Rinne, Author & Advisor & Strategist at April Worldwide

Agenda: We explored the theme of portfolio careers and how they relate to your future of work.

  • What is a "portfolio career?"
  • How do you build one?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How does it work?
  • And what is a "flux mindset" that helps us thrive in a future full of change and uncertainty?


April Rinne is an author, public speaker and advisor to individuals and organizations worldwide.  She sees trends early, understands their potential, and helps others do the same. In her keynotes, presentations and forthcoming book Flux: Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change, April guides the way. April has been weaving a story about how to thrive amid flux for as long as she can remember, drawing on her history as a futurist, advisor, global development executive, microfinance lawyer, investor, mental health advocate, certified yoga teacher, globetrotter (100+ countries) and insatiable handstander.

She brings global perspective and cross-cultural understanding to how we see, think about, struggle with and ultimately forge relationships with change. April also harnesses her very personal experiences with flux, including the death of both of her parents in a car accident when she was 20. She shares how she learned to let go of her own future, buck convention, create a portfolio career and find meaning -- and how you can do so, too. April is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, one of the 50 Leading Female Futurists in the world, and one of the earliest Estonian e-Residents. Her mission is to connect people, ideas and resources in ways that say "wow, that's what the world needs" and "wow, we'd never seen it that way" -- and then to see differently and make it happen.

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Webinar: Transformation @Work

with Adam Day of The Medici Group

January 14 at 5:00 pm PST
We held a happy hour conversation with Adam Day of the Medici Group.

Agenda: We talked about the Transformation of Work

  • Trends in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • The Intergenerational Workforce
  • Major Work Trends Post Pandemic


Learn about Adam's background and expertise here:

Adam has been a journalist, aid worker, corporate strategist, executive advisor, R&D executive and coach – all of these experiences enable him to engage with diverse disciplines, mindsets, personalities as well as cultures. Working at leading brands such as Nike and WeWork, Adam has focused on team performance, diversity, equity and inclusion, and how companies can elevate their workplace experiences through the integration of HR, design and technology. Currently, Adam is working with teams across many sectors, giving him a view into the challenges and trends affecting the workforce in this chaotic and unusual year.

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Webinar: Career Decisions for a New Year

with Charlotte Japp, Founder of CIRKEL

December 10 at 5:00 pm PST
We held a happy hour conversation with Charlotte Japp, Founder of CIRKEL.
The discussion included:

- What are some best practices for networking?
- How do I pivot into a new career later in life?
- What are the benefits of networking - beyond just meeting new people?

Learn more about Charlotte's background and expertise here:

Charlotte Japp is the founder of CIRKEL, a company that connects older and younger professionals for mutual personal and professional growth. After graduating from Georgetown University, Charlotte started her career in creative marketing and saw the consequences of age segregation in the workplace. Older and younger professionals needed to connect and learn from each other, but had no way to meet. CIRKEL makes networking across generations seamless, inspiring, and impactful – working with both individuals and corporations to bridge the gap.

Charlotte was named one of Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers In Aging and a 2020 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow. She has been featured in publications like The New York Times and spoken internationally about the magic of connecting generations.

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Webinar: 3 Communicating Tips During A Crisis

with Sheila Callaham, Author, Forbes contributor, and the Founder & Executive Director of Age Equity Alliance

November 19 at 5:00 pm PST
We held a happy hour conversation with Sheila Callaham, Author, Forbes contributor, and the Founder & Executive Director of Age Equity Alliance. Sheila discussed:
  • What it Takes to Communicate Effectively
  • How to Approach Difficult Conversations

Sheila Callaham is the Executive Director and Board Chair for the Age Equity Alliance, an organization partnering with companies, communities, and government agencies to build age equity in the workplace.

With more than 30 years of communications experience across private and public sectors in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, Sheila’s expertise includes program branding, training, team building, conflict resolution, motivational coaching, and public speaking.

Sheila is a contributor to Forbes, writing exclusively for the Diversity and Inclusion channel. She also served on The Conference Board’s Council of U.S. Diversity & Inclusion Executives, and the board of the North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In her volunteer role with the North Carolina Writer’s Network, she built one of the most active chapters statewide. An author herself, Sheila has published several cross-genre titles and contributed to a number of best-selling anthologies.

Sheila obtained her BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, European Division, and an MA in International Studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She has also earned certificates in Management, Organizational Development, and Human Resource Management. 

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Webinar: Reinvention After Age 50

with John Tarnoff

October 22nd at 5:00 pm PST
We held a happy hour conversation with John Tarnoff, author of “Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50", public speaker, and coach for professionals over 50.
John covered:
  • Tools to Get Unstuck
  • 3 Keys to Reinvent Your Career in Your 50s

Learn more about John's background and expertise here:

John Tarnoff is a career transition coach, speaker and author who helps mid and late-career professionals find more meaningful and sustainable careers in today’s volatile economy. He specializes in working with senior-level transitions into second-act careers beyond traditional retirement.

Fired 39% during his 35 years as a film producer, studio executive, and tech entrepreneur, he learned the keys to turning setbacks into successes. He reinvented his own career at 50, earning a master’s degree in spiritual psychology to focus on education and training.

Since leaving entertainment in 2010, John has coached individuals and groups, and led career workshops for university alumni, including with UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Corporate coaching clients have included Bank of America, Bridgewater Assoc., Carnegie-Mellon University, Levi-Strauss, Softbank, TD Ameritrade, and Thrive Global.

He is the author of the best-selling Boomer Reinvention: How to Create your Dream Career Over 50 and has been named a Top Influencer in Aging by PBS/NextAvenue.

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Webinar: 5 Key Characteristics of Entrepreneurs Over 50

with Wendy Mayhew

October 6th at 12:00 pm PST
Attendees learned about:
  • Ready to start a business?
  • Challenges for older entrepreneurs
  • Key Characteristics of Entrepreneurs 50+

Learn more about Wendy's background and expertise here:

Wendy Mayhew has been an entrepreneur for the past 40 years. She’s the author of “WISER: The Definitive Guide to Starting a Business after age 50” and a public speaker and founder of 50 over 50 Awards in Canada. Wendy realized the challenges older entrepreneurs face as well as the lack of support and information available to help them start a business. She advocates to have this newest and fastest growing group of entrepreneurs recognized as viable business owners.

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Happy Hour: 3 Steps to Uncover Your Hidden Strengths for Midlife Professionals

Happy Hour with Amy Krymkowski

September 17th at 5:00 pm PST
Attendees learned about:

· Steps to uncover your Hidden Strengths

· Reinvention in Mid-Career

· Defining Your Career Story

Learn more about Amy's background and expertise here:

Amy Krymkowski has been an executive coach for over ten years and operates Better Path Coaching. She helps executives, leaders, and professionals navigate through their career journey. Amy is especially adept at uncovering hidden strengths and helping people reinvent themselves and define their career story. She has also coached executives while working for Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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Happy Hour: 6 Job Seeking & Mental Fitness Tips to Prepare Midlife Professionals

Happy Hour with Dorianna Phillips

August 13th at 5:00 pm PST
Attendees learned about:
  • Mental fitness tools for career success
  • Elevating your digital brand in the job search
  • Immediate steps to expand your network
  • Overcoming myths and stereotypes

Learn more about Dorianna’s background and expertise here:

Individuals and businesses work with Dorianna to help them strategically plan and achieve their goals through talent acquisition, mindfulness practices, and professional and personal development. She has spent over 20 years developing teams, leading systemic change, mentoring, and developing professionals in large corporations. She leads from a place of empathy and passion, and she’s committed to empowering other people to create a happier, more productive workplace.

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