First Sacramento MBA Alumni Event of 2012

On April 5th, the Saint Mary’s College Sacramento Graduate Business Alumni Chapter organized a “Learn” event to support SEBA’s alumni mission to network, learn, and serve. Held at the beautiful California Museum, a block away from the State Capitol, the panel discussion was moderated by alumnus Jim Allen (MBA ’99), Vice President of Community Banking for SAFE Credit Union.

Why this topic? Allen explains his reasoning for bringing this event together. “In the broad context, we all lived through a significant economic event. The upheaval in the last few years is going to continue to drive changes to public policy, consumer sentiment, and employers and how they react to situations around them. I think all that change happening around each individual is forcing us to confront these facts:

  •  ‘How am I going to remain relevant?’
  • ‘How am I going to maintain the skillset that lets me be employed?’
  • 'Maybe I’ve been succeeding the rat race I don’t like running in the rat race and I don’t like the results of having won the rat race. What about me, what can I do for myself?'"

The purpose of the panel discussion was to explain the different types of coaching available. The panelists included Laura Perez, Leadership Coach; Dean Tracy, Career Coach; Pat Ferris, Executive Coach; and Roger Kenneth Marsh, Life Coach. These coaches explained the difference in the types of coaching they provide, supported by two coaching customers who shared how their careers/lives were positively changed from their coaches. To view photos of the event, click here. To view the video recording of the dynamic panel discussion, visit the Saint Mary's SEBA YouTube channel.

Many thanks to corporate sponsors: SAFE Credit Union, Ephipany Coaching, and MillerCoors.

About Saint Mary's College Graduate Business Alumni:
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's College of California is a cornerstone institution of the San Francisco bay area. After nearly 150 years, with a network of more than 40,000 alumni worldwide, Saint Mary's tradition of educational excellence is stronger than ever. Saint Mary's College of California Graduate Business Alumni Chapter's mission is three-fold: network, learn and serve. Our goal is to connect graduates with new people and opportunities, provide continued professional development, and use our knowledge, experience, and skills to help those in our community. For information about how to get involved visit,