Maggie Kalas | 631-278-2205

Conscientious | Dedicated | Resourceful | Problem-Solver | Innovator | Self-Motivated | Team-Oriented | Enthusiastic | Creative | Professional

Creative Project Management | Marketing and Sales | Internet Marketing | Branding | Social Media | Web Design | Personal Development

Maggie Kalas has 25 years diverse professional experience. A natural people-person, Maggie has lead successful sales teams as well as worked closely with top-level management in a variety of fields. She has managed several successful trade shows, fund-raising events and community forums, as well as assisted two clients in the writing and publishing their self-help books. Technically savvy, she easily grasps new applications, with an ability to maximize data research, social media strategies, personal branding and marketing, multiple website development platforms, and use of web-based learning. As a personal development consultant, Maggie uses Reiki therapy, meditation, and stress management workshops to help individuals, groups and professionals achieve success in all areas of life.

Maggie is currently working on various independent projects, namely an educational website that gives high school aged students a virtual career experience; developing and presenting innovative career and personal development workshops, and partnering with professionals to establish personal branding and Web presence.

Professional Experience

Creative Project Management  and Internet Marketing & Web Consultant for the Novice Professional - Present

Social Media 101 Training – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, Google Apps
Joomla! Website Design and Micro Blogging
Simple Internet Marketing Strategies
Content writing, editing and creative input; photo and video editing and upload

   Soul Light Coaching: Reiki Master, Motivator and Meditation Instructor, Angel Therapy Practitioner, 2003 to Present

Soul Light Coach helping people help themselves through self-love and awareness.
Teacher and practitioner in the healing art of Reiki and other stress reduction techniques.
          Motivational programs geared towards achieving balance, focus and personal goals.

     Women on the Move LI, Independent Consultant - Present

VP Creative Projects - Creative Consulting, Web Development, Web Marketing Concepts, Content Writing

  CareerSmarts, Independent Consultant, 2007 to Present

Nassau BOCES/Perkins Consortium – project consulting and website development using a Joomla CMS platform to create an educational/career development activity designed to assist High School and College bound students.
Nassau BOCES/Oyster Bay Department of Labor – created and presented a Powerpoint hands-on workshop to prepare professionals transitioning into the 21st century workplace.
Careersmarts – Self-published a unique career guidebook – Games2Careers: Career Success is Child's Play. Extensive research, market evaluation, in-depth content editing, and creative input for cover design and book layout through final publication.

    Jim Ryan Talks, Independent Marketing Consultant, 2005 to 2011

Brand marketing campaign for a LI motivational speaker/author for his lead talk—SIMPLE Happiness—an easy-to-digest approach to achieving personal and professional success. Guidance for program presentation, Website design, Internet marketing/SEO, printed materials, media broadcasting and expanded market reach. Edited marketing video, developed YouTube site and generated weekly motivational broadcasts. Self-published two inspirational books: Simple Happiness: 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up and "Aha Moments." Worked directly with author on initial draft manuscript, content editing, book layout, cover design, and copy writing. Liaison with self-publishing company for printing, distribution, public sales and Internet marketing.

    The Pampered Chef, Independent Sales Consultant, 2000 to 2006

Achieved top sales performance and directorship distinction within first two years; maintaining high-level sales and recruiting requirements, earning several sales incentive packages and establishing a loyal client base.

    Telecom Consultants Inc., Marketing Coordinator and Account Manager, 1995 to 1998

Created and executed marketing plan and budget for their video conferencing division, including coordinating seminars, direct mail and ad campaigns, news releases and monthly e-newsletters. Managed over 200 accounts as a NYNEX/Bell Atlantic representative.

    Howard Blankman Inc., Executive Assistant to President and Chairman, 1992 to 1995

Demonstrated quality executive support with detail to managing professional agendas, client proposals, presentations, and public relations events. Proactive in creative meetings, client pr/marketing campaigns, special events, research projects, media database development, copy writing, editing, proofreading, and advertising schedules/insertions. Developed office policies and procedures handbook. Supervised administrative staff.

Maggie Kalas,
Feb 5, 2014, 7:47 PM