St. Catherine's Support Circle--Career Support


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One important key to success is self-confidence.  An important key to self-confidence is preparation. - Arthur Ashe

Our Background

The St. Catherine’s Support Circle is one of the faith-based missions of The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes.  We were founded to help parishioners navigate the employment challenges of the 2009 recession.  We’ve evolved over the years and currently provide support programs for job seekers and encourage participation by both job seekers and those interested in providing their advice and support.

The SCSC steering committee includes professionals who have experience in diverse areas including human resources, executive search, career coaching, clinical career counseling, general management, education, marketing, public relations, finance, accounting and IT.  If you have similar experience, and would be interested in joining your fellow professionals on the committee, we welcome you to attend one of our monthly SCSC meetings to speak to one of our steering committee members.

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Our Next Presentation:

June 13:  Story Telling:  The Cornerstone of Networking


Zoom Presentation Thursday, June 13, 7:00 to 8:15 PM

“When you’re in the midst of a career change, telling stories about your professional self can inspire others’ belief in your character and in your ability to take a leap and land on your feet. It can also help you believe in yourself.” ---Harvard Business Review

Join us in an interactive workshop with NYC career coach and popular SCSC speaker Win Sheffield ( and explore how you can use storytelling as a strategic networking tool. Says Win: “Storytelling goes beyond reciting your work history. A person’s stories are what make her or him unique. And that uniqueness extends to the career marketplace. We’ll further explore this on Thursday.” Participants in this session will learn how the simplest stories help them engage and connect with key audiences (friends, colleagues, interviewers). Topics to be covered include:

· Transitioning a conversation into the “storytelling” mode.

· Identifying which stories–large and small–to tell.

· Delivering them with clarity and impact.

· Using stories to distinguish yourself from others with similar backgrounds.

· Engaging contacts so that they will remain interested in your campaign.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own stories to share with the group.

RSVP by June 12 to meeting chair Jim Wills at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You’ll receive a meeting link prior to the meeting.

The St. Catherine’s Support Circle was formed in 2009 to support people seeking jobs in a challenging economic environment. The group continues to encourage participation by both job seekers and those interested in providing their advice and support. To read about helpful information and recommended resources for job seekers, visit the parish web site here: