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How to Navigate Your Career Path

Nick Iadevaio, Diversity and Inclusion Leader at L’Oreal USA, moderated a panel of career experts on navigating career paths, finding inclusive companies, establishing relationships with mentors, and learning how to leverage your network. 

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About Nick Iadevaio

Nick Iadevaio has had a 32-year professional career that has spanned multiple industries and functions across Fortune 500 global companies.    His professional colleagues, friends and associates know him as being passionate for his life’s vocation – to help others grow, develop and learn things about themselves, their passions and their potential.   He is passionate about adding value to people.  

Over the course his professional career, his diverse industry and functional experiences across global companies have provided him with unique and interesting perspectives about organizations and the evolution of leadership.  He has an intimate first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing today’s leaders operating in the global business environment.     His specific areas of expertise include executive coaching, leadership development, conflict management, cross-cultural communications, diversity and inclusion, global awareness and team building.  He has successfully worked with all levels of employees from retail store employees to C-level executives.  

He is currently VP Diversity + Inclusion at L’Oreal USA, a new journey for him in 2020 after almost 16 years leading HR strategy for multiple L’Oreal brands.  Over the course of his L’Oreal journey he has successfully worked with, and developed employees from all levels: C-Suite, Senior-level executives, field/store level employees, as well as professional all professional functions such as marketing, finance, sales, IT, HR, Digital, Education, Distribution and Research and Development.  

He also runs a Coaching/Training and Development business – InnerSource Leadership – working with leaders from the following organizations:

  • Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens NY
  • Healthnet
  • E-Trade
  • BM Investigations
  • Nubest Salons
  • Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Partner from a major Long Island Law Firm

He also works with multiple military veterans from all branches providing them the coaching they need as they transition back to civilian life.

Nick holds an MBA from Adelphi University, where he currently serves on the Willumstad Business School Dean’s Advisory Board, and is a guest lecturer and student coach.    He has also recently been appointed to the Adelphi University President’s Advisory Council.  

Nick received his undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, from Bentley University.  He is a certified Human Resources Professional, and has completed the ACSTH Certification Course in Executive Coaching from the International Coaching Federation.  He is also a John Maxwell Team Certified Coach and Speaker.   

Nick has also taught Human Resources and Coaching at NYU-School of Continuing and Professional studies, and has served as L’Oreal USA Industry Advisory Board member for State University of New York – Fashion Institute of Technology.  

He is very passionate about helping US Armed Forces Service Veterans.   He has been a mentor, speaker and volunteer for such organizations as Veterans Across America, New Jersey American Legion, Rutgers University ROTC,  Disabled American Veterans, Eastern Amputee Golf Association and New Jersey Salute Coalition. 

Nick and his wife Susan have been married for 25 years and are Board Members and facilitators of Retrouvaille, an international organization whose mission is to coach married couples through crisis moments in their married lives.    They are active in their local church, and currently live in Mineola, Long Island with their three children.  In his spare time, Nick likes to be around his home, gardening, or doing home improvement projects.   He volunteers with his children’s sports/activities and he loves to read and spend time with his family.   He enjoys watching his son play college baseball, and watching his two daughters perform and dance at Marist College and in national high school dance competitions.  

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About Sean Koppelman

Sean Koppelman is President of The Talent Magnet, an Executive recruitment Firm in NYC that he launched in 2004. He is a veteran of the Recruitment industry with over 20 years of experience connecting exceptional candidates to the most prestigious companies, brands, and agencies in the world.

Sean is also a Career Coach and is widely regarded as an industry and Personal Branding “expert” who has appeared on CBS National News.  In addition, he has contributed to 2 New York Times Best-Selling Books in Martin Yate’s “Knock Em Dead” Series: Secrets & Strategies For Success In An Uncertain World and Secrets & Strategies For First Time Job Seekers. Mr. Koppelman designed “The 5 A’s of Personal Branding” program which was adopted by Monroe College to provide their students with a competitive edge when searching for internships and jobs.       

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About Art DeLorenzo

Art DeLorenzo is a founding partner in the MYT Group, LLC, which launched as a formal business entity in 2009. In 2001, he and his partners began researching the impact that Emotional Competence might have on the well being of participants. Pilot after pilot proved that with the MYT Process, people could in fact lower stress and improve productivity. Originally focused on the financial services industry, this work has now crossed into other industries as well.