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Regret
Published 7/13/2017 in Catherine Munro
Author Catherine Munro
  “So here’s the story: After a lifetime of hand-copying ancient texts, an elderly monk became abbot of his monastery. Realizing that for centuries his order had been making copies of copies, he decided to examine some of the monastery’s original documents. Days later, the other monks found him in the cellar, weeping over a crumbling manuscript and moaning, “It says ‘celebrate,’ not ‘celibate!'  (https://marthabeck.com/2013/07/stop-regretting-decisions/)  Ah, regret...I think we can all relate! Recently I was with a group of my childhood girlfriends.  We were reminiscing and the subject of regrets came up - “I wish I would have opened that yoga studio all those years ago!” “Why did I invest in that property? that investment?”  “I should have travelled more when I had the chance.” “Why did I stay at that job so long?” “What if I’d married ______? -  my life would be so different now.” There we were - reliving old mistakes... read more ❯
Resumes, Extinct?
Published 6/30/2017 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Could the traditional resume be dead? That day may be fast approaching. Day after day with my clients, I consistently approach the resume as a minimum standard requirement for the job search. While at the same time, the resume is becoming less and less useful when you are applying against 100 to 400 candidates. Recently, Allison Swelin posted an article on LinkedIn called R.I.P. Resume’s where she said that it’s time for resume’s to go the way of the dodo. Swelin writes, “A resume rarely tells us about the human, even worse is when you get a cover letter that is just a regurgitation of the “job requirements” and they’ve missed the opportunity to share a story with a hook. Often, googling the candidate to find the ‘story’ is more worthwhile.” Truthfully, I don’t completely disagree with Swelin’s assessments; however, it must be made clear that the initiative to kill resumes cannot come from... read more ❯
Management of Change – Communicating Difficult Change
Published 6/23/2017 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Capability to Change Most people struggle with communicating difficult change.  The good news though, is that our capability to change is really high!  When we are forced into change (even if it’s unpleasant) we find a way to adapt and make it work, don’t we?  This is because we have the need to survive!  It’s built right into us.  We might do this kicking and screaming, fighting it the whole way, but inevitably we will adapt.   Think about your value system and something in your own life that required you to change in an instant.  Maybe you were going to lose a job or got a big bill payment coming up, or maybe a bad relationship.  Did you stay stuck or did you get through it?  Usually the change came from some kind of discomfort about staying where you once were.  That is what we are trying to do - to provide... read more ❯
Conducting the Most Effective Informational Interviews
Published 6/18/2017 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
So, you have no idea what you want to do and you are a hands on person! Why not consider doing an informational interview. What is an informational interview? An informational interview gives you the opportunity to talk to people who already work in a job or industry that you are interested in exploring. Literally, this is you, the job-searcher going out and learning about a day in the life of any particular job. Why do informational interviews? As you know, there are so many jobs out there, and so many job titles. In fact when I recently did my own Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and compared it to the jobs my personality type would qualify for, over 100 job titles came up! I’m happy with my job as a Career and Whole-Life Coach but likes to stay up to date on market trends. By the way, I strongly feel that using personality assessments and comparing... read more ❯
Networking & Marketing – do they belong in your business?
Published 6/5/2017 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
If you are in business, you are in the business of sales and customer service. At some level, you have a product or service worth connecting with potential clients or a vendor of some sort. As a business coach I am often asked about how much time and effort should be placed on networking and marketing. And shortly after, the question of budget comes up - how much should a business spend monthly on their marketing? The short answer is; networking efforts needs to be consistent, and you should only set a budget on marketing if you are testing initiatives - otherwise no budget. Why budget money on a marketing initiative that is already bringing in more business? If your bank was selling $100 bills for $20, would you budget how many $20 you will spend to buy those $100 bills? Only set a budget for marketing initiatives when you are unsure... read more ❯
VIDEO: Sensitivity Is Your Superpower
Published 6/1/2017 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
“You’re too sensitive” is a phrase I heard all too often in my corporate career. And Mayim Bialik’s first comment in this video about the paperclips brought a tear to my eye. I am totally that guy. I buy coloured paperclips, they are metallic coloured paperclips, and sometimes I think about how sad I am to see them go because they feel like me. They are me. When I left the corporate world to start my own coaching company I made sure to purchase brightly coloured pens and I limited the standard blue, black and red. For me the brightly coloured pens represented shaking off the shackles of a life I wasn’t happy in. The new pens represented me following my dreams, doing something fun, not conforming to things that made me feel crushed and soulless. Too often (twice, which is too often) in my professional career I was called “too sensitive”... read more ❯
Change My Life Coaching proudly marks their 5th Anniversary!
Published 6/1/2017 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phone: 844-910-7111 Email: info@changemylifecoaching.ca   CALGARY, AB – June 1, 2017– June 1st is the day that Change My Life Coaching proudly marks their 5th Anniversary! Change My Life Coaching has grown from one person’s dream to a team of professionals who provide practical and inspiring whole-life coaching solutions that positively impact every aspect of their clients’ lives, careers and businesses. CEO and founder, Christopher Lawrence says “We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and sincere dedication of our team. There have been the expected bumps and bruises along the way as we have worked through the growing pains of a small business, but as a result we are able to implement the knowledge and tools we have learned with our clients. We are thrilled to be able to share our experiences and successes as our business grows and thrives. We have a very intentional environment that we are continually cultivating... read more ❯
A Good News Story
Published 5/28/2017 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
This is a feel good story. Recently, a young woman reached out to me to share her experience with our website. She is not our client, she simply found our website on Google. She told me a tragic story about how a close family member passed away in a grave and unfortunate circumstance. She has personally experienced loss in many aspects of her life in the last few years, more than you would want to think could be possible for a single person. She has become the only income earner in a household of four people. She was feeling so distraught and lost that she didn’t know what to do and didn’t know who to reach out to. So, instead of reaching out she went to our website and read our coaches bios and watched our videos and read some testimonials throughout the website and read the few blogs we have up there (some of our blogs are... read more ❯
Change My Life Coaching Donates to Heritage Park
Published 5/21/2017 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phone: 844-910-7111 Email: info@changemylifecoaching.ca   CALGARY, AB – May 20, 2017 – Change My Life Coaching recently donated to Heritage Park, and was welcomed in to the Heritage Club as members. The Heritage Club was created to pay homage to the pioneer and entrepreneurial spirit that forged settlements throughout western Canada. The Club plays a major role in maintaining the Park, and ensuring that the history of western settlement is never forgotten. “When we contribute to preserving history, we are contributing to our legacy,” says Change My Life Coaching CEO Christopher Lawrence.  Heritage Park houses some of the finest examples of heritage buildings and architecture in Western Canada. Gasoline Alley Museum showcases a world-class collection of antique vehicles. The artifacts found within these collections set the stage to share the stories of the past. When Heritage Park was established in 1964, some of the exhibits were already more than 75 years old. The... read more ❯
NOT TO WORRY: 10 THINGS TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT
Published 5/4/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Catherine Munro
Worry can cut off the flow of physical and emotional energy that keeps us fully alive. If you sometimes find yourself feeling worried or anxious, I’d like to share some wonderful tips that might help, from writer Martha Beck.  Enjoy! Everywhere I turn these days, people are urging me to worry. “Restaurants are swarming with bacteria!” shouts a local news promo. “We’ll tell you what to beware of!” From the computer in my lap, a parenting blog warns, “There’s plenty to be anxious about.” Noting the pallor of my furrowed brow, a neighbors clucks, “I think you should be more concerned about your health.” Friends, there are many areas in which I need encouragement, but worrying is not one of them. I worry the way Renée Fleming sings high Cs: Effortlessly. Loudly. At length. You may be similarly gifted, because worrying comes easily to a certain subpopulation of humans, namely those of... read more ❯
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