WIND Networking for Today’s Professional


Thursday April 6

Facilitator: Dawn Quesnel


Trinity Episcopal Church
1 Blue Hill River Road

Meeting Agenda

9:15 am:  New members Registration
9:30 am:  Introductions / Needs & Leads
10:00 am: Structured Networking

10:30am: Meeting Topic – Leveraging Your Soft Skills

11:00 am: “Seven Things You Must Be Doing to Find Your Next Opportunity” Guest Speaker, Ed Evarts
12:00 am:  Meeting adjourn


Leveraging Your Soft Skills

“Seven Things You Must Be Doing to Find Your Next Opportunity”

As a former Human Resources leader, a leadership coach, and the weekly host of a human resources transition group, Ed has identified seven things that everyone in transition must be doing in order to minimize your time between opportunities.  Ed will share these seven items, along with additional anecdotes and handouts.


Dawn Quesnel, Coach DQ is an award-winning Coach and Recruiter, specializing in coaching sales, marketing, advertising and creative professional through job changes, raises and promotions.




Ed Evarts is the Founder and President of Excellius Leadership Development (  and the author of Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job.

With over twenty-five years of innovative leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results. He has partnered with key leaders in biotechnology, business-to-business services, financial services, healthcare, and government services.

Ed also coaches international executives in the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.  In his former role as President of the New England Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Ed was deeply involved in advancing the coaching profession and serving as a non-profit leader. 

Ed has held leadership roles at Iron Mountain, the (former) Federated Department Stores, and the (former) May Department Stores. As a coach and as a human resources executive, he has supported leaders at all levels of an organization, in a variety of high-impact business areas including account management, engineering, finance, human resources, information technology, legal, marketing, product development, product management, operations, and sales.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and received a Certificate in Applied Project Management from Boston University. His 360° certifications include the Hogan Assessments, Benchmarks from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Leadership Versatility Index, and Lominger’s Voices. Ed is a qualified administrator of the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessment, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument, and the FIRO-B Interpersonal Orientation assessment.

He is a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF and a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing and Education. Ed is also a volunteer coach for the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) at Babson College and the weekly host for the Senior Human Resource Network meeting.


Cost to Attend

No advance registration required

New members: $20 [ includes one-time $10 registration fee ]
Returning members: $10

Coffee and refreshments