Champion Your Career : Winning in the World of Work
Looking for a Career that Brings You Real Fulfillment? Seeking Work that Aligns with your Values and Passions? Need Help Developing a Job Search Strategy? The path to a fulfilling new career is a journey of many steps. Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work has been written to serve as a helpful guide and companion on every step of that journey. Champion Your Career is unusual in that it combines career counseling with career coaching. By asking the appropriate questions, Champion Your Career gives you not only the theory behind choosing a career that's right for you, but offers practical exercises, resources, and powerful questions so you can then become your own career champion. The books that are on the market now offer career choice theory with self assessment exercises, but without the coaching structure and support that moves readers to active decision making within the process of championing their careers. Champion Your Career provides you with theory, exercises and coaching to support you on the path to finding both the right career and the job that's perfect for you. Halimah Bellows's non-fiction self-help book, Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work, shows how to make that dream job a reality if you're willing to put in the effort required. Many of the exercises she proposes are fun and make a lot of sense at the same time. I particularly enjoyed those that had the reader look back at things he/she was good at as a child or young adult, as so many of those past pleasures or accomplishments can give the job seeker invaluable insights into what occupations will make working a pleasurable and fulfilling experience. Even if you're relatively happy with your current position/career path, the techniques and information presented in this book may still help make a huge difference in job satisfaction. As the author writes, the average worker dedicates one-third of their lives to their careers. The book offers suggestions and exercises that show how the opportunity to do what one loves, rather than to suffer through the week waiting for the weekend, can be developed with some diligence and introspection. The chapter on retirement options is a stimulating and informative guide for those who want to make their retirement years a 'renaissance' rather than a withdrawal from life. There's also a comprehensive appendix filled with links, advice on interview skills and preparation, and literature in the field. Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work is most highly recommended. -
- Paperback | 214 pages
- 150 x 226 x 15mm | 386g
- 25 Mar 2016
About Halimah Bellows
At an early age, Halimah Bellows became aware of her natural ability to listen to people non-judgmentally as well as her desire to be of service to others. In her life as an educator, a career counselor and a coach, she has been able to marry her fascination with people's stories with her deep interest in the world of work. After completing her undergraduate studies in Social Science and Education at New York University, Halimah went on to earn an MA in English Language Teaching at the University of Exeter in England and then taught English as a Second Language in England and Indonesia. Returning to the United States, she earned her MS in Counseling Psychology at San Francisco State University and received intensive Certified Coach Training at The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California and Retirement Options in St. Louis, Missouri to become a Certified Retirement and Professional Coach. Additionally she has obtained graduate certificates in Training Systems Development and Educational Drama. She holds Washington and California Community College Teaching and Counseling Credentials and is a Certified Dependable Strengths Articulation Process Facilitator. For more than 20 years, Halimah has been helping her clients champion their careers and find their ideal jobs. She has a special gift for gently but relentlessly sifting through the mist and fog of clients' experiences and impressions and bringing the clarity of their insights to light. Halimah is a seasoned workshop presenter and group facilitator and has led many seminars and retreats for a variety of educational institutions, religious groups, nonprofit organizations and corporations. She is the creator of CAREER QUEST CARDS (c)TM, a practical, portable career-building tool providing a distillation of 30 key career-coaching exercises. Halimah has appeared as a guest on a number of local radio talk shows in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to assisting people through career transitions and supporting retirees to "retire with fire," she also focuses on helping couples and business partnerships build powerful intentional relationships as well as empowering artists, entrepreneurs and professionals to develop their businesses and achieve their dreams.