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Hello! I'm Dr. Elisse W. Barnes, JD, PhD

I provide hands on LinkedIn training that empowers baby boomers to reset, reboot, and reinvent to pursue new jobs, career transitions, nonprofit leadership, and entrepreneurship. My "driving instructor" methodology honors our unique learning style while addressing our legitimate online security and privacy concerns regarding the use of social media.

Dr. Elisse Barnes JD, PhD LinkedN Training
Dr. Elisse W. Barnes, JD, PhD

Dr. Elisse W. Barnes, JD, PhD

Your LinkedN Driving Instructor

Owner and Lead Trainer

Of A Certain Vintage Workforce Education, LLC


(240) 893-5314
Silver Spring, Maryland



Want to learn more? Let's chat for 20 or 30 minutes. Set up an appointment with me at:



Yale College
New Haven, CT

Juris Doctorate 

Stanford University Law School
Stanford, CA

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


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Baby Boomer Mindset Reset Workshops

Interactive LinkedIn Driving Lessons, Presentations & Consultations

Effective Nonprofit Donor Management & Board Member Recruitment Strategies Using LinkedIn

Monthly LinkedIn Boot Camps at Montgomery County Public Libraries

Client Testimonials
I heard Dr. Barnes in a seminar on how to use LinkedIn and then submitted my profile to her for review. She was the first person to give me strategic and technical advice on what my profile says, what it can say, and how I should convey that. She also gave me useful advice on how to build LinkedIn into my regular professional development routine. This is valuable guidance for a tool I never grew up using, but now have to adopt. I appreciate this expertise and her professional sense.
Robyn Lieberman
I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Barnes' LinkedIn Boot Camp. Not only is Dr. Barnes incredibly knowledgeable and a gifted facilitator, but she infuses the session with her passion for LinkedIn as a valuable job search and recruitment tool. Plus, she makes learning the ins and outs of this social media fun and informative for boomers! Thanks to Dr. Barnes, I now know the difference between a resume and a LinkedIn profile (hint: the difference is significant!), and how to use LinkedIn proactively.
Gretchen Zekiel
Elisse opened a new door for me through her LinkedIn workshop. She addresses not only how, but also why to use the technology. Elisse connects information to goals and aspirations, and while she is doing it she creates a warm and supportive community in the room. I admire her skills as both a facilitator and as an instructor. My highest recommendation is to say that after I experienced her workshop, I brought my college aged daughter to learn LinkedIn from Elisse. Elisse is just that good! Bravo!
Tonda Bean, MBA, MSOD

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