Career Collective


A great resource for all attendees who are currently in job transition, looking to transition or just wanting to up your game.

Our professional coaches have a variety of expertise in resume writing, interviewing, creating a personal brand, writing a cover letter, and other areas to assist our attendees in their job search and creating or improving your personal brand.



Career Collective





Back again this year will be the Transformation Station – Headshots by Encore, a photography station for anyone wishing to update their professional headshot.

Sponsored by: Encore





Read the bios for all of our coaches below - and be sure to head over to our Agenda page and filter Session Format  by Campfire to see the campfire sessions being hosted by our very own career coaches!


Thomas Blasucci, MBA

Thomas Blasucci is an accomplished HR leader with a proven track record of success in leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, implementing best-in-class HR practices, and fostering high-performing teams. With a passion for Talent Acquisition, Training & Development, and Performance Management, Thomas currently serves as the Director of People & Performance for Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

In addition to his professional endeavors, Thomas is an active volunteer in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, where he serves as a Career Coach and Resume Writer for various organizations. He is dedicated to helping others achieve their career goals, particularly those from underrepresented groups in the workforce. Thomas earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a lifelong learner who stays abreast of the latest trends and best practices in Human Resources.

Thomas Blasucci





Sue Calvery


Recruiting and Linked In profile optimization and user tips

Sue Calvery resides in Dallas, TX and has almost 30 years of experience in the professional recruiting industry and holds a business degree in Human Resources from the University of North Texas. Sue is the Chief Recruiting Officer at CorpTalent and has deep subject matter expertise in both recruiting passive leadership talent, and selection of A Players based on the Topgrading technique. She collaborates with companies on strategy, execution and troubleshooting of all talent related issues.  She has been named Recruiter of the Year by the Texas Recruiter’s Network and her passions are networking and recruiting (and golf). 

Sue Calvary





Dawn Rasmussen, CMP

Résumé writing and career management

Dawn Rasmussen, a certified résumé writer, is the president of Portland, Ore.-based Pathfinder Writing and Career Services and author of “Forget Job Security: Build Your Marketability which is the first-ever book that provides a complete roadmap on how manage your career.

She has many career accolades or high-profile media outlets where she has been featured, but what is most important to Dawn and is the one thing that makes her “tick”: a relentless and tireless desire to help everyone understand the importance of actively managing their career every minute of every day.

When she isn’t busy working with résumé clients, speaking to conference groups internationally and nationally, writing articles / blogs, or teaching, Dawn is hiking in Oregon’s spectacular outdoors, kayaking, or plotting her next adventure.

And you should know that her most recent adventure, during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been acting as a stand-in mama raising an abandoned fawn, Thor, who was found on her property. Yet another thing to put on Dawn’s own resume: Deer Mama!


Dawn Rasmussen





Vimari Roman, CMM, CGLC, CPQC

Career transitions and professional branding

Vimari Roman changes lives by helping professionals achieve peak performance and fulfillment through career strategies, coaching, professional branding, and mental fitness.

She began her career in Hospitality, and after over 20 years, she realized she had outgrown her career; in 2013, she transitioned her skillset, earned her Certificate in Meeting Management, and started her first company, Be Productive Meetings & Events. After a great start, she feltthat something was still missing. She went inward and discovered that she missed the coaching and leadership of her teams. A year later, in 2014, she received her Global Certificate in Leadership Coaching and founded Be Productive Coaching, a boutique firm based in Miami, Florida. With over twenty-five years of experience in leadership, Vimari has mentored and coached hundreds of high-performing professionals in various industries, amplifying their unique talents and strengthening their mental muscles to help them achieve peak performance, fulfillment, and growth.

Vimari is a Certified Leadership and Positive Intelligence Coach who speaks on Mental Fitness, Professional Branding, and Career Strategies and Transitions. She is a proud and engaged member ofthe South Florida ICF Chapter, and in 2019 she was recognized by LinkedIn as a LinkedIn Career Expert.

Vimari Roman





Rachelle Stone, PCC, CPQC

Executive & Leadership Coach, Trusted Advisor

Simply put, Rachelle Stone helps professionals find the right balance between work and play. By combining her Executive, Leadership, & Mental Fitness coaching she has created the perfect trifecta to access real change and growth in one’s life.


Rachelle spent over 25 years in the DMC/Meetings industry in Miami.  She was consistently recognized as one of the Top 25 DMCs in the country all while remaining active in her industry associations. She served as President of a national consortium of DMCs, sat for over 14 years on the ADMEI board of directors, all while winning multiple awards for being a respected industry top producer year after year. In 2014, after bringing an under-producing DMC business to over $5m in less than a year, she hit a level of burnout that was wholly unexpected and unacceptable to her, resulting in early retirement at 48.


Now as a trained Executive & Leadership Coach, Rachelle has made it her mission to combine this hard-won wisdom and experience to crack the code on burnout and balance for others. Rachelle is Brené Brown Dare to Lead ™ trained, a Certified Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness ™ coach, and, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach. Rachelle continues to show her commitment and support to the next generation of coaches by serving on the ICF-Central Florida chapter board of directors, supporting those new to the industry and mentor coaching other coaches to obtain their advanced coaching credentials.


Rachelle manages her own wellbeing by practicing kickboxing and Pilates and has rescued and re-homed over 26 Pugs.


Coaching Philosophy

“I believe coaching is transformational and a journey of self-discovery. Being a better communicator, finding your own unique voice and style, learning to navigate office politics, and laying the groundwork for your future career advancement are just a few of the areas I love coaching in. I also get that trying to maintain balance in your personal life can be even more challenging in our new hybrid, WFH world and the importance of having firm boundaries and a good self-care routine are paramount to achieving that. Lastly, I believe that no one should ever burn out of a career they love.”

Rachelle Stone





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