PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2017 April Career Fair

07 April 2017 - Whippany - Ukrainian American Cultural Center of NJ

Bio's / Panelists / Coaches / Recruiters

Download Mike Palestina's presentation.
Download Michael Milutis' article regarding his 6 point presentation


PMINJ members who are in transition or considering a job or career change will have an excellent opportunity to:
  • Hear a lively keynote speaker that will kick-start your career goals.  
  • Network with local company recruiters and hiring managers who are currently hiring project managers.  
  • Meet one-on-one with resume writers, career coaches and LinkedIn professionals.


Career Fair Agenda
Welcome and Keynote
Mike Palestina and Maggie Pazian
Panel Discussion
Michael Milutis
Know Thyself, Brand Thyself - The Secrets to Your Career Success
Speed Networking with Career Coaches
Recruiters / Hiring Managers
(Career Coaches are still available)



Mike Palestina
Maggie Pazian


Ben Cabrera - Covanta
Michael Milutis - ITMPI
Mike Palestina - People Intell Institute
Charles Rosen - GalaxE
Paul Rundzieher - RGP

Career Coaches

Tony Calabrese
Tracey Gutierrez
Marian Janes
Mary Kingsley
Rosanne Scriffignano


Alliant Technologies
The FlexPro Group
Harvey Nash
Local Wisdom
New York Life
NJ Transit
St. Joseph's Healthcare


Mike Palestina

CFMike Palestina is a Certified Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant who collaborates with senior executives, mid-level managers, and other leaders to inspire and enhance individual’s attitudes, behaviors, and performance, resulting in increased employee engagement and retention. These shifts ultimately contribute to successfully reaching desired goals and exceeding individual and organizational expectations.

Mike’s Fortune 500 business leadership experience (in a variety of non-HR related functional areas including Marketing and Business Development, Client Implementation and Services, IT, Project Management and Operations) combined with 400+ hours of accredited training in coaching, emotional awareness and verbal and non-verbal communications, provide him with a real-world appreciation of the challenges senior leaders face throughout their careers and within their organizations.

Mike is passionate about helping others modify behaviors. His style is focused but informal, with an emphasis on collaborating with clients to establish a secure, trustworthy, and relaxed environment in which to remove obstacles and achieve results. Utilizing his extensive practical business experience Mike blends coaching practices with mentoring, advising, and counseling as well, thus providing his clients with a richer interpersonal experience in which to modify attitudes, behaviors, and performance.

Specialties: Executive and team coaching, workshop facilitation, and consulting in support of Emotional Self-Awareness and Management, Emotional Awareness of others and Leading with Compassion and Empathy, Change Management, Women in Leadership, Situational Leadership.

Industry Experience: Mike has personally experienced and understands the challenges leaders face throughout their organizations. Industry areas of specialization include Healthcare, Insurance, Utilities, Finance, Banking, Pharma & Biotech, Consumer Products, Professional Sports, Manufacturing, and Academia.

Noted Accomplishments:
Partnered with a CEO of the Americas of a European company on a variety of leadership behaviors including delegation, cross cultural communications and collaboration. Based on positive results our initial 6-month engagement was extended to prepare for increased global responsibilities.
Collaborated with a highly successful executive on the fast track for CEO at a utility provider on developing a more collaborative executive presence. Utilizing 360° feedback, we identified specific destructive behaviors and adjusted accordingly. This contributed to more constructive relationships with direct reports and a free exchange of ideas.
Partnered with a Chief Marketing Officer in a data analytics firm on developing and executing a 90/180 day plan in support of their employer’s overall strategy. Acted as a sounding board to minimize productivity dips when client became distracted by “shiny objects”.

Certifications: Paul Ekman International; Management Research Group – 360° and Personal Directions Assessment, Corporate Coach University.

Education: Mike holds a B.A. in Business Administration from William Paterson University; Certified graduate of Corporate Coach University, Executive Training Program of Boston University, and American Management Association 5-Day MBA.

Maggie Pazian

CFMaggie Pazian is an internationally accredited specialist in the science of nonverbal communication, behavior and emotion. She has more than ten years of experience coaching and training others in the skills of accurately perceiving and interpreting emotional information. By drawing upon the scientifically validated channels of communication and using the Facial Action Coding System and micro expression analysis, she is able to guide others in the process of becoming more emotionally aware and connected. Enhanced emotional awareness allows for better decision-making, stronger leadership, and more effective relationships. Maggie is passionate and committed to helping leaders grow and evolve in this area. Maggie launched her career as a consultant in nonverbal behavior while working with Dr. Mark Frank in collaboration with Dr. Paul Ekman the leading researchers in facial expression, interpersonal deception and behavioral observation. Maggie has led efforts on a variety of research and training projects with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration and FLETC. Maggie has equally shared her knowledge through dynamic training and coaching programs for small to large corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Maggie integrates her analytical skills honed by her scientific training and practice with her coaching expertise to help people achieve success. She does this by helping clients recognize their core self, unmask limiting beliefs and modify attitudes and behaviors to build sustainable performance. Maggie is committed to partnering with her clients, using a collaborative style to create a unique and practical coaching experience focused on removing obstacles and achieving results.

Specialties: Energy Leadership and Team Coaching, Emotional Awareness of ourselves and others, Women in Leadership, business strategy.

Industry Experience: Maggie has been active in research and development around the scientific principles of emotions and behaviors. As a coach, consultant, facilitator and trainer Maggie specializes in transforming her expertise and scientific knowledge into skills based tools to maximize client success from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

Certifications: Paul Ekman International; Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Analytic Interviewing Certified Trainer, METT, SETT, Facial Action Coding System.
Education: Maggie holds an M.A. in Organizational Communication and dual B.A.’s in Communication and French Language from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Career Coaches

Tony Calabrese, CPC, ELI-MP

Certified Life and Job Search Coach

Tony Calabrese is a certified Life and Career Coach.  A lifelong New Jersey resident, he has thrived through a series of life changing events.   Coaching, consulting, facilitating support groups, and writing blogs and newsletters provide the opportunity for him to share what he has learned with others.  Additionally, the last several years have afforded him the opportunity to be a “student of life”, and he knows that will continue by partnering with others as they continue forward on their life’s journey.

After a long and successful career in Project Management and Systems assignments, a series of life events led Tony to shift directions and pursue a new career in coaching.  In 2009, Tony earned his certifications from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) in both their intensive coach training program and their Energy Leadership assessment and debrief process.  He enjoys working with the ever growing population of individuals who are facing many different life challenges as they transition from one new experience to another.

Tony continued to expand his coaching knowledge and services that he is able to offer his clients.  In August of 2011, he became a Certified Career Coach.  He believes in guiding his clients through a strategic job search process that allows them to target what position it is they next want for their career.  He is well versed in all steps of the job search process from assessment, to research and targeting, to preparing how to present oneself to interview, and how to follow-up on those opportunities which present themselves.

Tony is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and was President of its New Jersey chapter in 2012.  He has also held the office of Secretary for the New Jersey chapter of ICF.

Tony and his wife, Carolina, reside in Maplewood, NJ.

Tracey Gutierrez

After spending over 15 years in various executive, corporate jobs, Tracey realized she was missing something essential from her life.  Deeply confused and distressed, she sought help from a life coach.  Through coaching as well as meditation, she reawakened her passion for living each moment to the fullest.

Longing to spend more quality time with her children, and to find a more meaningful, spiritually satisfying career, she realized how many people were in the same position.  Tracey left her corporate job to dedicate her life to helping others reconnect with their passions to live deeply fulfilling, joyful lives.

Tracey is a Certified Professional Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also an authorized facilitator of Now What?® career coaching.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration and has worked in sales, advertising, media, marketing, consulting and research.

Marian Janes

Igniting Personal and Professional Growth

Marian Janes is a passionate and dynamic leader and coach possessing an innate ability to help people discover and apply their core potential and make progress towards their vision. She inspires her clients to consider possibilities in their lives and connect with opportunity amidst ongoing change and uncertainty through a creative process that unleashes personal and professional potential.

Marian is an astute and creative thinker capable of processing complex challenges and addressing them with practical, real world solutions.  She is well respected as a coach and well liked as a leader.  Marian assists clients in embracing change while igniting growth in rapidly changing climates and in the most challenging of circumstances for both individuals and teams.

Marian attributes her ongoing success to continually coaching and guiding others towards their vision by applying her diverse leadership expertise to empower others to embrace change in their lives. Whether you are a business with a strategic focus, a professional looking to transition to the next level, or someone looking to jump-start your future, Marian is committed to your growth and transformation.

Marian possesses a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University and is an ACC-ICF Associate Certified Coach. She currently teaches business courses in the Professional and Continuing Education program at Rutgers University. She is the VP of Programs for NNJ ATD (Association for Talent Development) and an active member of Toastmasters International.

 Marian is passionate about transforming your vision into reality.

Mary Kingsley, ACC

Mary Kingsley, ACC has established a reputation as a leader development coach and catalyst in three Fortune 250 companies.  Mary established Career Stream Coaching at the end of 2016 to provide one-on-one and team coaching and people skills and energetic presence workshops for mid-career leaders.  Mary started her career as a full-time reporter and editor for 4 newspaper companies in the Southeast and a medical and scientific editor and public relations specialist for M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston before earning a Master’s in Instructional Technology.  She has since been an HR analyst, performance management specialist, and educator at Aetna, ALLTEL/ ALLTEL Information Services, and ADP.  Mary created accelerated learning strategies and career paths for multiple ADP businesses, functions, and locations and facilitated strategy and relationship related courses for ADP University.

Rosanne Scriffignano, Ph.D., PCC

Rosanne Scriffignano is a certified professional coach with over thirty years of business experience in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, investment banking, and professional services. She is a principal with WatchGlass Advisors, LLC, specializing in coaching for business transformation and personal growth. Her clients include senior executives and people starting their careers, as well as retirees and entrepreneurs. Her style is highly empathetic, allowing others to explore and work through new ideas without judgement or preconception.

A graduate of Corporate Coach U, Rosanne is recognized by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She also holds the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designations. Rosanne is a published author who has been a guest speaker at events sponsored by a variety of academic, public, and private organizations.

Rosanne holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. Her dissertation research focused on the influence of goal orientation on leaders’ professional development during coaching engagements. She also holds an M.A. in Corporate and Public Communication from Seton Hall University, where she served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate studies.
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