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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 or dream job seeker 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 them to job titles to discover the right job is... 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 ❯
The New Four Letter Word
Published 5/3/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Catherine Munro
Does your life feel “crazy busy”? I’d like to share an awesome article from TUT.com with some insight into our crazy…busy world. I have a confession.   I have a new four letter word infiltrating my vocabulary. B.U.S.Y. “I’m busy. I’m crazy busy.” That’s actually what I tell people when they ask me how I am. Of course, the more I tell people how busy I am, the more I buy into it. The faster the pace, the more overwhelmed and anxious I become. Lately, I’ve felt rushed and frenzied. I can feel myself spinning my wheels and becoming disconnected. I’m SO busy. But here’s the real transparent confession: I think I like telling people that I’m busy. It means I’m doing something, and doing something means I must be important. If I’m doing and serving, then I’m valuable. Consequently, if I’m not doing (aka: not busy), then I must not be valuable or successful. Having... read more ❯
Change My Life Coaching Appoints Catherine Munro Chief of Staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phone: 844-910-7111 Email: info@changemylifecoaching.ca   CALGARY, AB – May 2, 2017– Change My Life Coaching proudly announces the appointment of Catherine Munro as its Chief of Staff and Joy Facilitator. Catherine’s role as Chief of Staff is to give Executive Support to our CEO and COO. Catherine has the ability to build strong and trusted relationships, cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. She is the go-to resource for the senior team to lead key corporate initiatives and to get special projects done which promote and support our corporate goals, mission and vision, as well as managing the day-to-day of the executive office. Catherine is the principal Facilitator for a wide range of initiatives – the most recent being “The Happiness Jar” and “Love Week”.  Her duties in the Chief of Staff role are varied and ever-changing as the Company grows and thrives. CEO, Christopher Lawrence says “We have a very intentional environment that... read more ❯
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for Job Discovery is Irresponsible
Published 5/1/2017 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
First let me say I am a huge fan of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for understanding personality types and working styles. I absolutely abhor using it or any other assessment to provide clients with a list of job titles to sort through. Junior High and High Schools that are using MBTI or similar types of tools are completely discouraging and disabling the younger generation. Career counselors that use this are sometimes providing tens or hundreds of job titles based on a personality test. Many of the times the career counselor doesn’t even know what half of the job titles mean – how could they, there are so many! What is MBTI? “The MBTI is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.” (Wikipedia) It was developed by Carl Jung a Swiss psychologist/psychoanalyst. The tool is extremely helpful in understanding, generically, how... read more ❯
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