Thank You Barnes and Noble: Local Book Author Event 2016

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Barnes & Noble Local Author Event this past Saturday, May 21. I was overjoyed and excited to be apart of the Barnes & Noble 2016 Local Author event. It was a day filled with reconnecting with fellow friends & authors, interacting with amazing people and sharing the knowledge of the books I have written. Thank you so much to Barnes & Noble for inviting me to be one of the local authors featured in this years’ WireGrass at the Shops Barnes & Noble Local author event for 2016. I look forward to next year.

All the Best,
Dr. Jenice Armstead

Dr. Jenice Armstead  Barnes and Noble Book Signing 2016  Photo by: Flex Casiano

Dr. Jenice Armstead
Barnes & Noble Local Author Event 2016
Photo by: Flex Casiano

Dr. Jenice Armstead Barnes and Noble Book Signing 2016  Photo by: Flex Casiano

Dr. Jenice Armstead
Barnes and Noble Book Signing 2016
Photo by: Flex Casiano

Happy 6th Birthday to Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!

Happy sixth birthday to my very first published book “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” Six years ago today, I self-published my very first book – cookbook to be exact. Not only was this a huge accomplishment, but it was the edification of my ability to grow myself as a brand and share my ideas with the entire world. Many people don’t know how “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” came about as the concept for my first book. Being that I have sporadically shared the story with people that have asked me about the title and the stories of the recipes – you would learn I did not know how to cook. Which is what made this accomplishment all the more rewarding. For those of you that have not read my first book, “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” it is all about how I self taught myself how to cook. In “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” I wanted to be super transparent. Mission accomplished! “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” was birthed with the idea of sharing amusingly and comical stories about myself, my life and ultimately my family. The feedback over the years from those who have read the”Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” has been enlightening and exciting. Many people have said that they purchased “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” for coffee table conversations, for their significant others, for those who need the basics on how to cook simple and healthy meals and overall for the pure fact that the title made them explode with laughter. Truth be told, the book took me three years to actually write, it was born of sticky notes and recipes gone bad. I want to thank my wonderful supportive wife who ate every meal whether it looked bad, tasted bad or even smelled bad. Through all of it, I realized it was ultimately necessary that I publish not just a cookbook, but a cookbook where I was intrinsically embedded in each individual page.  Thank you all for all of your love and support.  You are very much appreciated.

Happy sixth birthday to my very first edification of self transparency, “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!”

Lesbians Have to Eat, Too! By: Dr. Jenice Armstead Professor & Author

Lesbians Have to Eat, Too! By:            Dr. Jenice Armstead

Dr. Jenice Armstead
Professor & Author
United States Navy Veteran

Amazon Purchase Information Click Here: Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!

SPC Veteran’s Career Fair Event

There are times in your life where you must make choice that will affect your future.  Choosing to join the military and earn my education was one of those times in my life.  Joining the military at the at 17 years old enabled me to learn about selflessly serve to my country, grow my knowledge and learn who I wanted to be “when I grew up.”  Being asked to speak about my experiences, I love to sharing these defining moments in my life.  It was my pleasure to speak at the SPC Veteran’s Career Fair Event. You can watch the short speak of Dr. Jenice Armstead.

Enjoy,

Dr. Jenice Armstead

Click here for: Dr. Jenice Armstead SPC Veteran Career Fair Talk

 

Million Women Mentors Guest Speaker

I would like to thank Vivian Clinton, Department of Veteran Affair for inviting me to speak at the Million Women Mentors Program. I spoke to the group about “Human Capital Worth and Scientific Management,” the session focused on understanding management of business management.

Million Women Mentors is a national movement that supports women and girls to pursue and succeed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and health care careers through mentoring. Million Women Mentors is working to provide a million STEM mentors by 2019 to girls and women across the nation.

Million Women Mentors aims to increase the number of girls and women planning to pursue an education in STEM. MWM also aims to increase the number of girls and women to obtain bachelor’s degrees in STEM, as well as increase retention of women within STEM fields post-graduation.

About the HCPS Mentoring Program
Hillsborough County Public Schools has registered 100 schools that need a minimum of one mentor per site who is willing to meet regularly with up to five selected female students in grades 5-12 throughout the 2015-2016 school year. The program requires 20 hours of mentorship for each student and/or group. This equates to approximately two hours per month.

You can learn more about MWM at MillionWomenMentors.org

Vivian Clinton Dr. Jenice Armstead Million Women Mentor Event

Vivian Clinton & Dr. Jenice Armstead
         Million Women Mentor Event

 

All the Best,
Dr. Jenice Armstead
United States Navy Veteran

Barnes and Noble Book Signing Event: May 21st at Wiregrass the Shoppes

Location: Barnes and Noble, at Wiregrass the Shoppes
Date: May 21st
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Jenice Armstead will be having a “Book Signing” event at Barnes and Noble for their annual “Local Author Event” on May 21st, from 2pm – 4pm at the Barnes and Noble Wiregrass the Shoppes. The Complete “Pep Talks Book Series” consists of 5 practical books which display a new way of interviewing and obtaining a job in today’s competitive market. The Pep Talks Book Series is all about giving the reader an advantage over their competitors when working toward the goal of gaining more knowledge and understanding in this new job market.

This new job market is all out unconventional ways of obtaining knowledge while gaining employment. The Pep Talks Book Series explains how the new Job market knowledge and understanding how to better improve the chances of being “individually recognized” as a professional are vital.

Mark your calendars for May 21st, from 2pm – 4pm to come out and meet and ask Jenice Armstead your employment questions and get your copy of “Pep Talks” the series.

Pep Talks Vol 5

Pep Talks Vol 5

Pep Talks Vol 4

Pep Talks Vol 4

Pep Talks Vol 3

Pep Talks Vol 3

Pep Talks Vol 2

Pep Talks Vol 2

Pep Talks Vol 1

Pep Talks Vol 1

PRESS RELEASE: SIMPLE ACADEMIC OVERVIEWS VOL. 1, 2 & 3

Dr. Jenice Armstead published “Simple Academic Overviews: Vol. 1, 2 & 3” on Dec 21, 2015. Dr. Jenice Armstead provides an historical overview of the development of management principles during the Scientific Management Era, the understanding of the concepts of performance management as they are related to organizational development theory and organizational leadership theories that exist with the implication of creating better leaders within an organization.

For more information click or go to: Simple Academic Overviews: Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Vol 1 2 and 3 Cover

Kick Off for the Veterans Business Initiative III

Dr. Jenice Armstead was honored as a special guest speaker of the Kick Off for the Veterans Business Initiative III. The room was filled with Trustees, Sponsors, Employers, Academic partners, Friends, Guests and Honored Veterans. The Veterans Business Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Disability Chamber of Commerce for Central Florida, Manpower, and other affiliates. Dr. Armstead spoke about the changes in the new workforce and how education and interviewing skills are vital when looking for a job. The audience was captivated by Dr. Armstead’s ability to share her personal and professional experiences with recently obtaining employment with Saint Pete College.  Dr. Armstead gave a speech about staying positive and focused on your goals. “I am working in my dream career, and it is because of the VBI program that I was able to properly transcribe my military experience within my resume for civilians to understand.”

The Veterans Business Initiative is an eight-week program that assist veterans with obtaining employment with businesses. The program is free of charge for all veterans who are seeking entrepreneurship opportunities, employment, and continuing education opportunities. For more information, CLICK HERE: Central Florida Disability Chamber

Dr. Jenice Armstead

Dr. Jenice Armstead

Dr. Jenice Armstead

Dr. Jenice Armstead Speaking at VBI 

Dr. Jenice Armstead

Dr. Jenice Armstead with VBI Staff

Career Source Tampa Bay – Veteran Employment Services

Dear Veteran Career Seeker,

CareerSource Tampa Bay offices are staffed with a network of professional certified Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists who will assist veterans or eligible military family members with their employment needs. These staff members work only with U.S. Military Veteran who have Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE). To find out if you have an SBE please visit your local CareerSource office to complete an initial assessment.

When arriving at a CareerSource Tampa Bay center, a Veteran will be asked to fill out an Initial Assessment and will meet with a Core staff member. The assessment will be reviewed and a determination of whether Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE) are identified. All Veterans with a Significant Barrier to Employment may choose to meet with a DVOP staff and enter case management to receive services such as career planning and counseling, referral to On-The-Job Training (OJT), employability skills workshops, and other services. Veterans who do not have a Significant Barrier to Employment are welcome to meet with Core staff for additional services if needed.

Core staff members are experts in helping our customers use technology to conduct an effective job search. Our Resource Room can provide you with access to:

• Fax, Copy ,and Telephone

• Computers, Internet Access, and Printers

• Basic Office Software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

• Interest Inventories and Assessments

• Workplace Skills for the 21st Century

• Salary and Job Market Information

• Information on Community Services

• Assistive technology for sight and hearing impaired customers

Note: Full registration at www.employflorida.com, includes an on-line resume for the employers to review and to assist us in helping you identify suitable employment.

For more information on veterans services and eligibility go to: http://careersourcetampabay.com/pages/veteran_services

Additional information on our services is available at our website: http://www.careersourcetampabay.com

CareerSource Tampa Bay is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY (813) 930-7699

VETERAN EMPLOYMENT EVENT

For those looking for employment, Career Source Tampa Bay is hosting a FREE “Veteran Career Fair” on Thursday, April 30th from 10am to 1pm. Location: TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N. 50th Street, Tampa Fl 33610. The career fair will be open to the rest of the public from 11am – 1pm. Veteran entry will begin at 10am. For more information or to register go to: www.careersourcetampabay.com.

April Events

Employment Event: Career Source Florida

For those looking for employment who may need some extra assistance with preparing and finding a position, a job club will be held next Friday April 24, 2015 from 0900 am until noon. The location is 609 North Powers Drive, Suite 340, Orlando, Florida 32818 at the West Colonial “Career Source” Office.

The job club will consist of networking, open dialogue about issues concerning finding the right job, resume critique and referrals to open positions that may interest you. If you would like to attend, please email Jaime Quarnoccio, 
Veteran Representative-LVER Email Address: JQuarnoccio@careersourcecf.com or phone 407-531-1231 x7339 for more information go to Career Source Florida for more information and event announcements.

All the Best,
Jenice

Hillsborough County Public Library: Adult Program

Excited to announce my program has been officially added to the Hillsborough County Public Library:

Title: Smarter Not Harder HR: Resume and Interview Tips

Description: Local human resources expert, Jenice Armistead, will provide necessary and innovative tips and tricks for individuals looking for resume help, government job application assistance, and interview preparation.

Length of Program: 45-60 minutes

For more information and request to speak contact your local Hillsborough County Public Library: http://www.hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/

All the Best,
Jenice Armstead

Prof. Jenice Armstead

Happy 1st Birthday Pep Talks Vol. 4

Pep Talks Vol 4 – Answering Training Questions provides the reader with an overview of different training questions an employer may ask the candidate.  The Pep Talks Book Series is an introduction to a new way of interviewing and obtaining a job in today’s competitive market. The Pep Talks Book Series is all about giving the reader an advantage over their competitors when working toward the goal of gaining more knowledge and understanding in this new job market. This new job market is all about unconventional ways of obtaining knowledge while gaining the desired employment. The Pep Talks Book Series explains how the new Job market knowledge and understanding how to better improve the chances of being “individually recognized” as a professional are vital. The Pep Talks Book Series assists with building job confidence and self-esteem along with providing detailed examples for the reader to use for interviews. The Pep Talks Book Series are designed to assist the reader in planning, executing, and managing their own career and potential growth in their field of choice. Each section has an interactive “fill in the blank” area for guiding the reader with critical thinking activity examples to assist with brainstorming, and “Confidence Boosters” provide the reader with constant motivation for obtaining their “dream career.” The Pep Talks Book Series can serve the newly looking or the long-term job seeker with methods that will assist with the career search and provide motivation for future endeavors.  The entire Pep Talks series is dedicated to the job seeker.  Whether newly looked, or experience professional Pep Talks has something for everyone.

Happy 1st Birthday to Pep Talks Vol 4 – Answering Training Questions

Pep Talks Vol 4

Excerpt from Pep Talks Vol 4 

 

2nd Annual Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2nd Annual Homegrown in Hillsborough Event on Saturday, Oct 18th. It was a pleasure meeting and chatting with all of you. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing my business series “Pep Talks” with you. I want to extend a special thank you to the Seminole Heights Library for hosting such a successful event. I look forward to next year’s festival.

 Jenice Armstead

Jenice Armstead

All the Best,
Saint Leo University Prof. & Author
Jenice Armstead

Groupon Offer

Three Professional Resumes Or Professional Resume with Cover Letter from Smarter Not Harder (Up to 72% Off)

Jenice Armstead, Smarter Not Harder has launched her first Groupon for the Tampa, Fl area. Do you need a cover letter, resume or both? Then check out Groupon, Tampa, Fl and search Jenice Armstead, Smarter Not Harder Resume Services.

Groupon-Offer

Choose Between Two Options

$75 for three professional resumes ($250 value)

$85 for a professional resume with a cover letter ($300 value)

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Willing to Travel 10 Miles Maximum from Zip Code 33647 Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If you need resume services and don’t live in Tampa, Fl … NO PROBLEM we can meet in my “Virtual Office” using Blackboard Collaborative – you will still receive the same individual services and detailed attention toward your professional needs.

Tips from Customers

“Awesome! Very Thorough, professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Great deal too!”
ANNASTOSHIA 09/2014

“Very professional and the organizer is very in tune with today’s modern business world. ”
LESEM R. 07/2014

“Jenice was very helpful and courteous. She made sure I had a very personal and professional service. She also gave me free advice. ”
MOMEN E. 06/2014

Click Here for this Special Offer

Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival

Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival

Date: October 18, 2014

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Location: Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33603

Join local author Professor Jenice Armstead as she shares interviewing tips and tricks on the 1st Floor Room 105 at 1:45pm

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Come join us for the second annual Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival at Seminole Heights Branch Library!

Homegrown in Hillsborough Program 2014

Welcome to “Smarter Not Harder LLC”

Dr. Jenice Armstead started “Smarter Not Harder HR” to provide a necessary and innovate service for growing human capital value and organizational management.

Smarter Not Harder LLC provides services to both individuals and businesses.  Individual services include: mentor coaching, resume development, government job application assistance, business proposal assistance and help with how to start a business.  Business services include:  human resource management, human resource development, implementation and training courses for organizations to grow their human capital value.

Smarter Not Harder LLC portfolio includes management and technical resources, providing solutions devoted to job description development, job classification, job Stress Management, Affirmative Action Plans, Diversity & Inclusion and Government Regulation/Compliance. Our focus is to assist organizations manage human resources management, occupational safety standards and increase productivity.

Smarter Not Harder LLC delivers customer-value through addressing the challenges of a changing economy.  Showing organization strategies as the foundation for human capital value to constantly grow and develop employees.  The workplace is ever changing.

Smarter Not Harder LLC provides interactive subject matter expert knowledge for business solutions that make organizations more effective and efficient.  Smarter Not Harder has all of your human resources management needs in one place.

Smarter Not Harder LLC Services Include:

Individuals:  Cover Letter & Resume Services, interview preparation, professional portfolio development (Subject Matter Expert in Federal Hiring/Interviewing)

Organizations:

Employee Handbook Review, Customized Employee Handbook, Workplace Policies, Customized New Hire Booklets, Customized Separation Booklets, Evaluation Program Development, Disciplinary Actions, Performance Management, Complete HR Library with Customized Documents

Special Projects:

Compliance Audit, Termination/ conducted on-site, New Hire Orientation, Candidate Screenings, Workplace Investigations, Sexual Harassment Trainings, Management Trainings, Job Description Development, Department Development and On-Site Support

 

For more information about Smarter Not Harder LLC:

contactme@jenicearmstead.com

For more information about Smarter Not Harder HR services email:
Jenicearmstead@gmail.com

Jenice Armstead

Groupon for Three Professional Resumes Or Professional Resume with Cover Letter from Smarter Not Harder (Up to 72% Off)

Jenice Armstead, Smarter Not Harder has launched her first Groupon for the Tampa, Fl area. Do you need a cover letter, resume or both? Then check out Groupon, Tampa, Fl and search Jenice Armstead, Smarter Not Harder Resume Services.

Choose Between Two Options
$75 for three professional resumes ($250 value)
$85 for a professional resume with a cover letter ($300 value)

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Willing to Travel 10 Miles Maximum from Zip Code 33647 Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If you need resume services and don’t live in Tampa, Fl … NO PROBLEM we can meet in my “Virtual Office” using Blackboard Collaborative – you will still receive the same individual services and detailed attention toward your professional needs.

“Jenice was very helpful and courteous. She made sure I had a very personal and professional service. She also gave me free advice.”  Groupon Client 2014

“Very professional and the organizer is very in tune with today’s modern business world.” Groupon Client 2014

“Awesome! Very Thorough, professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Great deal too!.” Groupon Client 2014

Jenice Armstead

For more information click link to Groupon: Jenice Armstead Groupon, Smarter Not Harder

Jenice Armstead GROUPON – Resume Services

Jenice Armstead, Smarter Not Harder has launched her first Groupon for the Tampa, Fl area.  Do you need a cover letter, resume or both?  Then check out Groupon, Tampa, Fl and search Jenice Armstead, Smarter Not Harder Resume Services.

Choose Between Two Options

$75 for three professional resumes ($250 value)

$85 for a professional resume with a cover letter ($300 value)

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Willing to Travel 10 Miles Maximum from Zip Code 33647 Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For more information click link to Groupon: Jenice Armstead Groupon, Smarter Not Harder

Jenice Armstead

Jenice Armstead

Barnes and Noble 2014 Local Author Event

I would like to personally thank everyone who came to the Barnes and Noble Local Author Event, it was a smash hit and I had a chance to meet and greet with wonderful people.  I show cased the completion of my first business series “Pep Talks” all 5 vols.  Thank you so much for your love and support.

For more information to go Pep Talks

All the Best,

Jenice Armstead

Pep Talks the Series

Pep Talks the Series

Happy 3 Year Anniversary to “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!”

It has been 3 years since I became a self-published author.  I started with a cookbook, thinking that it would be “easy” to do and get my foot in the door of several publishing agents.  Truth be told, writing any kind of book is hard work and time consuming.  My first book “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!” as no exception.  I am happy to celebrate the 3rd successful year of self-publishing “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!”  My personal message to you is, never give up on your dreams.  Press on, and press in – with diligence, dedication and determination you will succeed at your goal.

All the Best,

Jenice

Excerpt from “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!”

Eating right is only half of the equation for living a healthy life. The first part of living a healthy life style is belief that it is possible. Your thoughts are just as powerful as what you can see with your own eyes. Thoughts are ideas, ideas start with the thought of the possibilities of what can come to life. Studies have been conducted on thoughts and it has been affirmed that a thought has a frequency. If a thought has a frequency than it must become as the thinker believes. Meaning, everything you see once started as a thought.

There were thoughts on how the idea would come about and then it would be so. As so is true for living healthy and eating right. If you have thoughts of “how hard it is too loose weight and eat right” then that must be your reality. If you keep these types of thoughts in your mind, you will make eating right and living healthy hard – when it does not have to be.

In order to start this new journey of living healthy and happy your new thought could start with the statement “life is great, I am living healthy and happy right now, my body is working for me, and I am treating it right.” Your thoughts are so powerful that you can create anything – including a better life for yourself.

Along with thinking positive and eating right, it is important to also start a regular exercise plan that is perfect for you. A good exercise plan contains three important elements: 10-minute warm up, 20-minute aerobic plan and 5 – 10 minute stretch or cool down period. Every single recipe in this book is designed to help you start and maintain a healthy life style as you see fit right for your body. Eating is a celebration of nutrition to the body – your body is your temple. Keeping in mind, we all have urges to eat things we know we should not…or eat too much food at any time in our life. This does not make you a “bad” person. Always remember you can change your thoughts and though changing your thoughts your reality will change as well.

For purchasing information go to “Lesbians Have to Eat, Too!”

Lesbians Have to Eat, Too