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Waldock - Communications Consultant - West Orange, New Jersey, USA

Mj Waldock

West Orange, New Jersey, USA


Marlene J. Pagley-Waldock owns 1st Impression Communications, a results-directed communication strategies and solutions company with a focus on communication and presentation skills.

A nationally published writer and seasoned public speaker, for five years she was the host of a weekly TV program, NJ Business, seen on News 12 New Jersey reaching 1.7 million households in the state. She writes quarterly editorials for NJBIZ on topics pertinent to the business community. She has also authored articles in Family Circle Magazine, reaching 22 million readers, on Powerful Communication Skills for Women.

In 2004 she launched a women's initiative creating a women's symposium “Because We Are Women: Celebrating Possibilities symposium. BWAW is an empowering experience that energizes, inspires, and supports personal growth, life achievement, and internal fulfillment. The ultimate goal is bring this program to a national audience and establish a non-profit foundation to help women. Hundreds of women have benefited from his enlightening experience.

In 1995, she became a member of The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) and served as state president in 2003/2004 presiding over an eleven member Executive Committee and a thirty member Board of Trustees. In 2003, the Association honored her when they selected her BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR.

She currently is the immediate past president of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce, sits on the board for Programs for Parents, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Turnaround Management Association. For three years, she participated in the PSEG supplier Diversity Council, promoting the viability of WBE and MBE as suppliers to Corporate America.


Communications Consultant

Work History


North Essex Chamber of Commerce

January 2007 - January 2009

Presided over the board of trustees, provided strategic direction for the organization, acted as a liaison to the corporate supporters.

Teen Camp Instructor

Rothman Institute @ Fairleigh Dickinson University

January 2004 - January 2009

Conducted Communication Skills training for teen boys and girls interested in entering the business world.


Because We Are Women

January 2003 - January 2003

BECAUSE WE ARE WOMEN©- Celebrating Possibilities
is an empowering experience that energizes, inspires, and supports
personal growth, life achievement, and internal fulfillment.

The Purpose of BECAUSE WE ARE WOMEN© is to assemble women from all walks of life in a safe, encouraging, and comfortable environment that offers personal reflection, group interaction and inspiring stories. The outcome of this energizing forum is to identify a vision for the future, release negative forces and limitations, be inspired by other women to explore all the possibilities, find positive support and take a step closer to becoming the person they long to be.


New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners

January 2003 - January 2003

Lead a statewide organization of more than 1000 Women Business Owners, assisting in elevating the image of WBO's, garnering several hundred thousand dollars in corporate support, as well as developing a working relationship with government agencies who could help further the cause of women owned businesses.

Host New Jersey Business

News 12 New Jersey

January 2001 - January 2006

For 5 years I hosted New Jersey Business on News 12, interviewing community leaders such as Governor Jon Corzine, former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, other government officials, CEO's of major corporations - PSEG, JHCohn, and a variety of other community leaders from small business owners, to non-profits and more. The focus of the show was to keep the public informed about the business community in NJ.


1st. Impression Communications

July 1987 - July 1987

Communication skills training and coaching. Learn verbal marketing, presentation skills, how to ask for what you want, and focus on the what is most important.

Motivational speaking and women's empowerment.

Divisional Training Director


January 1973 - January 1985

Conducted training workshops to national retailers and internal sales representatives. The workshops focused on product knowledge, marketing and merchandising strategies. Workshops were conducted nationally including Hawaii and Alaska.

Qualifications & Certifications

University of Pittsburgh

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