Speakers’ Panel

Topic: A Self-Driven Job Search

As part of our SPE Hiring Event, come and join our panel of speakers from 8:30 to 10 am. An interactive discussion on how can job seekers remain in the driver’s seat of their job search, put their best foot forward, and stay positive during an extended search and tight market.

anthony caridi

Speaker #1: Anthony Caridi
Speaker #1 Title: Senior Consultant

Speaker #1 Company: Core Group Resources

Anthony is an ex-professional athlete turned entrepreneurial academic.  He’s won several awards through the Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants (HAAPC).  His first book was published in 2016 and he’s contributed as an author and speaker for numerous industry events since 2012.

Anthony obtained his B.Sc. in Kinesiology from the University of Houston in 2007, his MBA from Houston Baptist University in 2011, and he is currently pursuing his Doctorate at Columbia Southern University with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior.  His education and experience have given him an excellent understanding of human behavior and the impact human capital can have on an organization.  He uses this understanding to focus on the people (their hopes, their dreams, their inspiration) behind the goals they are trying to accomplish.



Margaret Johnson

Speaker Margaret A. Johnson
Speaker #2 Title: President
Speaker #2 Company: Ideal Training, Inc
Margaret A. Johnson utilizes her B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MBA, professional engineering license and coaching credentials to inspire people and organizations to move from S.O.S. (Same Old Stuff) to W.O.W.! (Well On the Way) to where they want to be.  Her experience ranges from engineering and management in power, to sales and consulting in the oil and gas industry.  As President of Ideal Training, Inc she trains and coaches professionals/managers with a mission to unleash creativity, ignite ideas and remove barriers to success to assist clients in solving problems and opening doors, and to keep her leadership classes and events engaging. She is a published author and keynote speaker.




Speaker #3: Dawn Mitchell
Speaker #3 Title: Founder / Author

Speaker #3 Company: The Corporate Couch

Dawn Mitchell is an author, speaker, career consultant, and Encourager with a passion for inspiring professionals in need of spiritual support with workplace challenges. As founder of The Corporate Couch, her vision is to give companies the tools and resources needed to create an empowered global workforce through coaching, consulting, and inspirational seminars.



Speaker #4: Craig Stewart
Speaker #4: Title: Managing Director

Speaker #4: Company: Ben Aris

Craig has been in the staffing industry for over 12 years now, placing candidates across the globe on Major Capital projects in the energy industry. Craig has focused the last 10 years on the North America market and has spent most of this time establishing workforce solutions for large oil and gas companies.  Heading up teams of recruiters across the major Energy hubs responsible for all Contract Hire, Direct Hire, Retained Search and C&B studies.


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