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Holiday Party Dec. 11 at Geisha House

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Hope you are planning on joining us for the December CN meeting when we can celebrate another year of CN meetings and welcome the holiday season.  We’ll meet at Geisha House in Plano along the George Bush Freeway (north of it) at Coit.

Located in: Market Plaza
Address: 3801 W President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 467-3944

Rumor has it that even Santa and Mrs. Claus are planning on coming!!!

Happy Holidays,

Maura Schreier-Fleming

CN Chairman

November 13 Planning Meeting

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Hope you’re planning on attending the November meeting (November 13- Monday) where we’ll plan our 2018 programs. We’ll be meeting at Palio’s again. Our group enjoyed the hospitality at Palio’s and the food, too! Start to think about the speakers and programs you would like to hear next year.


Maura Schreier-Fleming
IEEE Consultants Network Chairman

Oct 9 Meeting at Palio’s Corner of Coit/Campbell

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

We’re still looking for that perfect meeting location. Oct 9 we will meet at Palio’s Pizza Cafe on Campbell road at the southeast corner at Coit.  It will be very informative to hear Lisa Miller explain Working Simply: Getting Organized to Start Your New Business  at our Oct 9 meeting.

Lisa is a 30-year corporate Finance executive (formerly of Pepsico) with experience motivating teams and saving millions of dollars in process improvements.  Stepping out of corporate life, she now uses her expertise to help clients organize, transform and take back their lives, one space at a time.  With a lifelong passion for helping and developing others, through Living Simply by Lisa, she can leverage all these skills to help clients Organize and Take Control.

See you Oct 9 at Palio’s at 6.15pm.

Maura Schreier-Fleming
Consultants Network Chair

From basic neuroscience research to two companies developing pain therapeutics: a scientist’s journey into business

Friday, August 25th, 2017

How would you like to hear “From basic neuroscience research to two companies developing pain therapeutics: a scientist’s journey into business”? Come to the Sept. 11 meeting for Consultants Network and hear from an expert.  Dr. Ted Price PhD is Associate Professor, Director Undergraduate Neuroscience Program at UTD’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He had a pain problem. He solved it and started a business.  Come learn from his experiences and see what you can learn when you start your business.

JoAnne Marceau and Productivity

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

I can’t wait for our August 14 meeting. JoAnne Marceau will be speaking on productivity. That’s like catnip for engineers!

We will learn how to be more productive which should be an additional tool for our business success.  Meanwhile, enjoy your summer and see you in August!


Maura Schreier-Fleming

IEEE Dallas Consultants Network Chairman

June 12: Dr. John Ayo ( is a Naturopath, Speaker, Author and Certified Biofeedback Specialist (CBS.)

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Now that the summer is on its way, don’t you want to feel better?  Engineers work very hard. Now we get to learn how to feel better and take better care of ourselves.  Come to our June 12 meeting at our NEW LOCATION: La Madeleine on Beltline near the Tollway.

Dr. John Ayo is a very interesting speaker. He has been researching mind/body/spirit topics since 1976. He worked in sales for IBM for 27 years, where the stress of “Corporate America” caused him to examine his priorities in life. He began having health issues around 1999 that could not be addressed by the traditional medical model of “fixing symptoms”. This led him on an amazing journey back to health . . . and to his true passion. His mission is to make a positive and meaningful difference in people’s lives by sharing the information that he has researched on natural health solutions. He attracts clients who are interested in taking responsibility for their health, and learning about ways to balance mind, body and spirit.

See you at the meeting!

Maura Schreier-Fleming
IEEE Consultants Network Chairman

May 8: Business Transformation

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Plan on attending our next CN meeting on May 8. It should be an interesting and career relevant program. Evan Sanchez will be presenting:

Business Transformation – Companies ready for change often don’t know what that change should look like. Evan has developed a toolbox of modalities to become a true change agents for businesses that recognize their time is now.

Here’s his bio:

With a proven track record as an entrepreneur, superior sales management skills and the heart of a coach, Evan Sanchez is often called upon to help small and large businesses reach higher levels of performance by harnessing the skills and assets they have already within their organizations. His Intuitive FLOW coaching psychology also inspires companies to make the culture changes and organizational adjustments necessary to thrive and grow, and encourage their employees to become part of their successes.

By championing leadership, communication, sales performance, critical thinking and work/life balance, Sanchez and his fellow Springboard Consulting associates, develop customized plans for each client and provide workshops, consultations and team-building programs to ensure success. Small and medium size businesses often report revenue increases of 20-30 percent, improved capabilities, and decreases in conflicts and improvements in employee morale.

With more than 15 years as a personal trainer, coach and as a former member of semi-professional Albuquerque Gunners soccer team, Sanchez knows all about setting goals and the champion mindset that makes one achieve new levels of success. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Texas, he’s been the owner or co-owner of three businesses, Director of sales and marketing at Kepner-Tregoe, sales manager at LandAmerica American Title, and a sales director at Dallas Business Journal, where he was named Employee of the Year in 2003.

See you at the meeting!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

CN Chairperson


Dr. Dane Grasse: Nerve Tags: Using RFID Technology to Communicate with the Nervous System

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Do you want to know what is cutting edge in technology and medicine? Come to the CN April Meeting on April 10 and hear Dr. Dane Grasse of UTD discuss his work on RFID technology and the nervous system.  Should be fascinating and hope you can join us!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

Chair: IEEE Dallas Consultants Network

Successful Job Seekers Tip and Tricks for 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The LinkedIn presentation by Terry Sullivan was such a success, the program committee decided to help with another job seeking program.  Elizabeth Lions will be our presenter on Monday evening March 13. She will present Successful Job Seekers Tip and Tricks for 2017.

This is a must attend program if you are a job seeker or you think at some point you will be a job seeker.

Hope to see you at our meeting!

Maura Schreier-Fleming

Consultants Network Chair

Advanced LinkedIn Branding and Optimization Strategies-Feb 13

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Our February 13 meeting promises to be very interesting and useful for your business and career.  Come here LinkedIn expert, Terry Sullivan show us new ideas on using Advanced LinkedIn strategies to promote our businesses and ourselves.

Here’s more info:

Program Description:Why should you use LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is the proven #1 ranked online business-networking tool that gives business
professionals and companies the ability to connect, demonstrate their skills, services and products, and
develop meaningful business relationships and sales. With more than 414 million users worldwide,
LinkedIn provides unlimited networking and business-building opportunities.

Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn, Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders
and owners across the nation on how to create their very own unique online brand that gets
results. His inspiring LinkedIn training programs focus on branding, keyword optimization and Social
Selling strategies that help his customers tap into the world of Social Media to get more prospects, leads
and clients. In his presentation, Terry will show you how use LinkedIn to take advantage of the immense
opportunities this powerful platform offers as a personal branding and marketing tool to achieve your
business goals.

In Terry’s presentation, you will learn how to…
✓ Connect With The Right People – Quickly and easily connect with the decision makers in the
companies you want to work with.
✓ Build Better Leads Faster – Create your own personal lead list of people who will automatically
trust you.
✓ Manage Your Contacts – Use LinkedIn as a contact relationship management (CRM) tool to easily keep
track of your key contacts, correspondence, phone conversations and more.
✓ Build a Great Reputation – Have professional on LinkedIn eager to receive your marketing messages,
connect with you and ask you for your products and services.


BIO:  Terry Sullivan is the founder of BUZZPRO, a nationally recognized Integrated Marketing and Social Media training company that helps companies and professionals get better results with LinkedIn. Terry shows his clients how to fill their sales funnels with better leads, schedule more appointments and close more sales using advanced LinkedIn branding and Social Selling strategies.

Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn, Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners and individuals across the nation on how to create a unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs focus on keyword optimization, branding, and Social Selling strategies that help his clients tap into the unlimited world of Social Media to get more prospects, leads and clients.

Hope you can join us!