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Resumes, Extinct?
Published 2/2/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
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 useless 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... read more ❯
Resumes, Extinct?
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 useless 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... read more ❯
LOVE IS IN THE AIR – Events to Fall In Love For
Published 2/1/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
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Most people think of events as big, expensive happenings organized by companies. But there are lots of events to celebrate in your private life as well: weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings… But before you can actually celebrate these, you have to work on your partnership, meaning: Showing your partner your love. In general, I am a supporter of showing love in a partnership every single day and I know that in relationships it is not done with a single symbol of love. However, Valentines Day was and is an important day to underline the love you feel for your partner. Basically you can tackle Valentines Day like any other event: The more effort the donor puts into planning that day, the more the recipient will appreciate it. And another basic event rule also applies to Valentines Day: The event must be fitting for the target person. Meaning: Not everything that is preached by... read more ❯
LOVE IS IN THE AIR – Events to Fall In Love For
Most people think of events as big, expensive happenings organized by companies. But there are lots of events to celebrate in your private life as well: weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings… But before you can actually celebrate these, you have to work on your partnership, meaning: Showing your partner your love. In general, I am a supporter of showing love in a partnership every single day and I know that in relationships it is not done with a single symbol of love. However, Valentines Day was and is an important day to underline the love you feel for your partner. Basically you can tackle Valentines Day like any other event: The more effort the donor puts into planning that day, the more the recipient will appreciate it. And another basic event rule also applies to Valentines Day: The event must be fitting for the target person. Meaning: Not everything that is preached by... read more ❯
A Revolutionary Approach to Coaching
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALGARY, AB – January 30, 2017 – Change My Life Coaching introduces a revolutionary approach to non-traditional, career, business, executive, event, and life coaching and consulting. The Calgary based team of inspiring coaching and consulting professionals have helped people from every walk of life who have felt trapped, had bad habits, wanted more confidence, needed to increase their business sales, struggled with turmoil, needed to get fit, or just needed that extra motivation to reach professional or personal goals. “We’ve rounded out a team of coaches, each of them with a specific focus. We’ve also given our clients a simple and easy way to connect with us in person and online and the results have been staggering,” says Change My Life Coaching CEO Christopher Lawrence.  “So many people are looking to take the next step in their lives but just don’t know how.  We’re proud to say that our... read more ❯
Managing the Discomfort of Fear
Published 1/26/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Jenai Lieu
Fear. When it’s present, it consumes me. It can paralyze a person and make her stagnate for years. That’s how I feel sometimes. It affects me in so many areas of my life. Fear of pain – my physical wellbeing. Fear of rejection – my self-esteem. Fear of loss – my sense of fulfillment. Fear is a perception of what could happen based on an experience or story we’ve been told. It’s supposed to remind us to be cautious around the dangers of the world. But if the belief in our fears become too strong, it can prevent us from taking risks. If we don’t allow ourselves to take risks, we’ll never know what we’re capable of and what our true potential is. Lately, I’ve been challenging my fear. Facing it head on. Since I was a little girl, I have been deathly afraid of heights. My earliest memory of this fear was on a trip to the... read more ❯
Managing the Discomfort of Fear
Published 1/26/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Jenai Lieu
Fear. When it’s present, it consumes me. It can paralyze a person and make her stagnate for years. That’s how I feel sometimes. It affects me in so many areas of my life. Fear of pain – my physical wellbeing. Fear of rejection – my self-esteem. Fear of loss – my sense of fulfillment. Fear is a perception of what could happen based on an experience or story we’ve been told. It’s supposed to remind us to be cautious around the dangers of the world. But if the belief in our fears become too strong, it can prevent us from taking risks. If we don’t allow ourselves to take risks, we’ll never know what we’re capable of and what our true potential is. Lately, I’ve been challenging my fear. Facing it head on. Since I was a little girl, I have been deathly afraid of heights. My earliest memory of this fear was on a trip to the... read more ❯
Become A Better Leader by Traveling More!
Published 1/13/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
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Experience is very important in life, it’s often what we look back on. This not only helps us to advance but also provide us a chance to grow in a better way. However, it is a common practice that when we are following our dreams we forget to take a break. That might be a positive sign to some extent but it will eventually show the side effects as well. To avoid the many side effects, it is important to take a break from the workplace and arrange a trip for yourself. It is paramount as a leader to stop, to unplug, and to simply enjoy the experience of traveling. Issues for not taking a break In case you are looking for a sign, this is it. Here are some of the issues that you will start to face, if you do not get away to travel or take a short break away... read more ❯
Become A Better Leader by Traveling More!
Published 1/13/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Kyle Kalloo
Experience is very important in life, it’s often what we look back on. This not only helps us to advance but also provide us a chance to grow in a better way. However, it is a common practice that when we are following our dreams we forget to take a break. That might be a positive sign to some extent but it will eventually show the side effects as well. To avoid the many side effects, it is important to take a break from the workplace and arrange a trip for yourself. It is paramount as a leader to stop, to unplug, and to simply enjoy the experience of traveling. Issues for not taking a break In case you are looking for a sign, this is it. Here are some of the issues that you will start to face, if you do not get away to travel or take a short break away... read more ❯
Are Your Thoughts Making You Sick?
Published 1/10/2017 in Change My Life Coaching
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Your physical health (good or bad) may be a direct result of the various conflicts you have had throughout your lifetime, along with your reaction to them. There is a lot of knowledge that supports this claim. The best example of this view comes from the work of Dr. Geerd Hamer. His work has taken the widespread notion that your emotions influence your health and well-being.[1] Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that 85 percent of diseases have an emotional element.[2] A study published by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine also supported this view when it found a strong relationship between the number of childhood traumas and the number of health risk factors for leading causes of death in adults[3]. The article continued to show there was a significant link between the number of childhood trauma events and the following conditions: Heart disease Cancer Chronic bronchitis or emphysema ... read more ❯
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