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Coordinator and Translator

The Smithsonian Institute

Key coordinator for 250 visiting non-English speaking cultural representatives on summer Folklife Festival. Many Participants had never traveled to the USA before, and I used my language skills and cultural understanding to create a successful team environment.

Mar 2009Present

Founder & CEO

Career Enlightenment

I founded Career Enlightenment with the mission of helping job seekers get back to work through the strategic use of social media. I found that there was a lot of confusion about these tools and that by helping people improve their online presence just a little bit,they were able to stand out from the crowd.

Since inception, my blog has become internationally syndicated, I've been a resource for the Wall Street Journal and I have trained thousands of job seekers.

My upcoming book, "The New Connected Career" take the job seeker through a step-by-step process of developing a personal brand, polishing off their online presence and using tools to find hiring managers.

I am available for trainings and webinars for Career Service organizations around the country.

Mar 2009Present

Founder & CEO

Cinta Media Group

I work with fast growing companies who want to reduce their direct marketing costs while improving the returns they get on their marketing dollar. By getting people to talk about their business and driving leads into their sales funnel, clients have told me that I've had direct impact on their bottom line.

I simplify social media.

I create winning strategies around online marketing.

I go above and beyond for my clients.

Contact me to learn how I can help your business succeed in the digital age.

Oct 2008Mar 2009

Account Executive

for the Higher Education and Local Government markets. Lead a team of engineers in a sales effort that brought Cisco's products back into consideration by upper management at OHSU by researching new and innovative applications in the Hospital Environment.

Aug 2006Aug 2008

Account Manager

Cisco Systems

for both Phoenix based and Las Vegas based large enterprises carrying annual goal of $4.5m, top three for quota retirement on a team of eight. Number two in the team for selling Unified Communications based on successful strategic planning and market segmentation.

Aug 2006Aug 2007

Associate Sales Representetive

Cisco Systems

Finished top five in my team of 25 other college graduates for a full year of intense technology, product and communication skills training in industry leading leadership development program. Took leadership in leading several classes. Leveraged business research, market analysis and strategic business planning to secure the enterprise level job upon graduation.

Feb 2004Jun 2005

Inside Sales Account Manager

Ovid Technologies

Covering university and government subscription renewals. Met 103% of renewals goal in 2004 by analyzing the customer’s business process and aligning our internal resources. Leveraged internal business analytics to prioritize customer base and streamlined sales effectiveness.  


Key Account Manager and Marketing Professional

Lotus Energy Inc.

Helped transform business from simple transactions into solution selling paradigm. Wrote and designed new branding material and collateral. Designed and rolled out marketing campaigns targeting specific vertical markets which grew accounts by 82% in one year with key customers including GTZ, Chittwan National Reserve and the US Government. Became the top performing sales professional for solution-selling in urban markets for Nepal’s largest renewable energy company including photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind and mini-hydro technologies. 



Nilo Akash

Consultedfor Japanese import company, recommended new product mix to target shifts in market demand, increasing revenues by 10%.


Assistent Kindergarten Teacher

St. Michael's Intl. School

Kindergarten Teacher, Computer instructor and Soccer Coach


Cisco Training University
  • Making the Executive Connection (Cisco Training)
  • Communicatingwith Confidence (Cisco Training)
  • Business Acumen (Cisco Training)
  • Advanced Communications Skills Workshop (Cisco Training)
  • Situational Sales Negotiation (Cisco Training)


Boston University School of Managment

MBA with High Honors (3.8 GPA): International Management, Graduate School of Management, Boston University, Boston, MA; Shanghai, China; Kobe, Japan



Brown University

BA, Religious Studies (3.7 GPA), Brown University, Providence, RI


Microsoft Office Suite
Mandarin Chinese
Tibetan Language
Public Speaking and Presentations
Social Media
No one is ever a Social Media Expert. Every week the rules change. However, I am an enthusiast dedicated to life-long learning. I attend weekly webinars and stay voraciously up to date for my clients.


Fred DeWorken

On Joshua...“Joshua is one of those people whose character shines through his smile. When you are dealing with him you know that he really cares and that he will do good for you. If those characteristics weren't enough, this man also has a computer-like efficiency for analyzing variable factors and fishing out what is essential. Not only can he analyze but he can pull from a wealth of personal and professional experience to relate with people on almost any level. Very intelligent. Extremely gentlemanly. A pleasure to know.”

Paul Roos

On Joshua...“I began working with Joshua as he took over an account I have worked with (in a different capacity) for quite some time. Unlike the previous account managers he welcomed the opportunity to work together, to put together a team to assist the customer."

Lisa Waldo

On Joshua..."Joshua is a natural problem solver and strives to find win-win results. He has am ability to quickly identify potential problems and propose a solution..."

Jedd Marcus

On Joshua...“Joshua has differentiated himself as a top-notch contributer who is able to deliver results in high-pressure situations. While working on product presentations where most people become immersed in detailed and technical concepts, Joshua is consistently able to articulate clear messages to any audience. He is also welcomed as a team member because of his positive outlook and focused work ethic."

Sven Thomas

On Joshua... "Joshua has a wealth of unique experiences that he has gained from living in Nepal and other developing countries during and immediately after his university studies. I have worked professionally with many college graduates, but Joshua has impressed me the most because of how his unique background

has contributed to his strong character, distinctive maturity and broad perspective..."

Adam Carter

On Joshua..."Joshua is helping me solidify my social media strategy as it relates to my non-profit foundation, Cause & Affect Foundation. He has proven to be a valuable asset to Cause & Affect as it relates to our media and internet exposure."


Jan 2007Present

Certified Professional Hypnotherapist

State of Arizona
Jan 2007Present

Neuro Linguistic Programing Practitioner

Wesland Institute of Hypnotherapy

Welcome to Joshua's Resume


Speaker — I have spoken at almost every job seeking group in Portland as a subject matter expert on social media. I’ve spoken in front of 400 engineers at ESS in 2009 and continue to speak nationwide for various professional organizations.

Author —  I’m currently in negotiation with a large publisher to turn my blog into a widely distributed book. I’ve previously self-published a biography of a Tibetan meditation master, I have sold over 1,000 copies.

Trainer — I’ve trained the staff at Worksource Portland Metro (Unemployment office) on the use of social media for the job search. I currently host webinars to MBA schools across the country on the proper use of online tools to find work.

Business Consultant — I helped Castor & Pollux set up a social media strategy, they now have a thriving Facebook page which they use for new product development, distribution and branding. I wrote their social media policy and screened candidates to fulfill the implementation.

Social Media and Internet Marketing — Through the use of Twitter, video and search engine optimization I was able to grow my mailing list from scratch to 200 members in just my first week. I currently gain one new client per week using Twitter as my primary marketing tool. My blog received page rank 4 in 6 weeks.

Subject Matter Expert — I’ve been published on the International Business Times and consulted by the Wallstreet Journal. My articles are published on top 10 career websites, see  Appearances for more info.


Volunteer at MIT Enterprise Forum, Sustainable Energy special interest group business plan competition.

Independent Researcher for Prometheus Institute, not-for-profit focused on collecting and disseminating information on sustainable development and renewable technologies.

Advisory Committee at College of Southern Nevada’s National Science Foundation chapter.

Business Portfolio


I am Speaker, Author, Trainer and experienced sales professional with over 5 years of marketing and sales experience. I help businesses get people to talk about them resulting in more sales all through social media chanels.

People who work with tell me they feel they finally understand social media and how it can impact their bottom line. In Nine months, I took my blog from scratch to a nationally syndicated website that has become a resource for thousands of job seekers. This success was based on providing great content, a strong social media strategy and thoughtful branding. Let me bring process and insight into your social media strategy!Positioned an Entrepreneurial, MBA, Social Media Strategist excited to help a large organization develop winning social media policies for branding, customer service and other cross-functional metrics. I’m a pro-active worker believes in FAST, business relevant results, creativity and thought leadership. I’m the one who starts the applause and who starts singing “happy birthday” when everyone else is looking around for a leader.


  • Published author of "Hundred Thousand Rays of Sun", the biography of a Tibetan Meditation Master
  • iPhone application developer
  • Internet marketing and the power of social networks

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