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The Five Best Questions to Ask Yourself During Personal Conflict
Published 10/9/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
We all deal with conflict at some point in our lives. Whether it be at work, home or school. Conflict can happen with anyone, it can be with family, friends, coworkers, bosses, teachers, students or even the person on the street that cut you off and gave you the finger. And conflict can be about anything what-so-ever, no topic is safe from conflict in our world. Conflict can not be avoided; however, it can be managed and it can be productive.  There are a lot of different ways to deal with conflict but why not start by asking yourself these powerful questions before, during or even after you are in conflict to ensure that your conflict is productive. All of the questions are introspective. Meaning, we cannot control what anybody else does but we can control what we do, so we always want to start with us? What am I hoping... read more ❯
Confused About What To Eat – You’re Not Alone!
Published 10/3/2018 in Healthy Transformations
Author Dr. Michael Breen
A Recent History of Nutritional Modelling Bearing in mind how critical food and nutrition is to our health, there is a remarkable amount of confusion and misinformation about this topic.  And, this level of confusion is not new.  To be accurate, some of the confusion is driven by changes in scientific knowledge.  However, most is driven by individuals or groups who parade a certain position (under the guise of science) and who usually have a product to sell you.  Full disclosure, I have been on the band-wagon of some of these nutritional models but came to my conclusions based upon the best science at the time.  If I were to include my time spent becoming educated at the University of Calgary and at Palmer College of Chiropractic – West, I have been in the health and science game for 41 years.  Now, this is a long time considering how rapidly science... read more ❯
Using LinkedIn to Transition Brand New Type of Career
Published 9/25/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
It's time for a new career. Something that is different from what you have been doing for the last 5, 10, 15 years or more. How can you use LinkedIn to Transition Brand New Type of Career? According to Jane Heifetz, author of the Harvard Business Review Article "How to use your linked in profile to power a career transition," there are some simple but critical ways of doing this. Be sure to check out the original article as there are some great examples in there about how you can do "niche mixing" - my term for trying to represent yourself as more than one niche. There are so many LinkedIn gurus out there, but for most of us, they won't be necessary in our job search. Instead try following Heifetz advice. While the article is a little oder, I like Heifetz approach because it is simple and easy to follow. Simple... read more ❯
Change My Business Coaching’s Kyle Kalloo Appointed BNI Ambassador – BNI South Alberta Region
Published 9/21/2018 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Kyle Kalloo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phone: 844-910-7111 Email: info@changemylifecoaching.ca   CALGARY, AB – September 21, 2018 –Change My Business Coaching and Change My Life Coaching proudly congratulates Kyle Kalloo, CEO and Business and Leadership Coach, on his appointment to BNI Ambassador – BNI South Alberta Region.  The BNI South Alberta Region offers support and guidance to the Leadership Teams and members in the region, which are made up of business professionals. With two decades of experience in senior management positions, Kyle has established a robust record in leadership, people skills, communication, innovative problem-solving abilities and capacity to develop high performance habits. “I love systems that work. And BNI is all about proven systems, procedures and protocols. Every week our members pass referrals to other members that end up turning into closed business. Who doesn’t want to grow their business from referrals? In fact, 83% of my business is from referrals”, says Kyle Kalloo. BNI South Alberta Region encompasses 18 chapters in... read more ❯
Debunking Common Employee Engagement Myths
Published 9/18/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,656 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes.   Employee engagement is much more than a buzzword for modern business. In today’s competitive marketplace, employee engagement has emerged as an important component of business success; fostering customer loyalty, promoting retention and improving organizational performance. Engaged employees are fully involved, enthusiastic and committed to their work. Engaged employees are willing to do their best for the success of their organization. Recent studies have shown that companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. The United States alone loses an estimated $11 billion on employee turnover, with Canada ranking the 4th globally for highest employee turnover rate at 16% (United States rate at 13%, 5th place, and France being 21% in first place). Employees are more likely to leave the company they work with if they do not feel engaged by or committed to the... read more ❯
The Absolute Best Way to Introduce Someone
Published 9/13/2018 in Catherine Munro
Author Catherine Munro
“Tell us a little bit about yourself” … suddenly - all eyes are on you! If you are like me, when in a group or meeting and introductions are happening around the room, those words instantly make me freeze - my mind goes blank, and for the life of me I can’t think of anything to say!  The natural default is to quickly say what you do for a living, or mention a hobby or interest you have…and then hope that they move on to the next person. But as these types of introductions move around the room they do not give you even a glimpse into the amazing, interesting folks in attendance. Do they make you feel a connection to the person?  Do you want to know more? Author Kate Northrup shared an interesting experience in her blog “Radical Networking for Transformation”where, instead of having each person stand up and introduce themselves, they... read more ❯
Losing Weight and Reducing Inflammation? Choose Your Words Carefully
Published 9/11/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
You might not realize it but what you say can greatly impact your habits and behaviours as it relates to food and healthy choices. Dr. Mike Breen and I run the Healthy Transformations Weight-loss and Anti-Inflammation program. We have been running this program for five years and and we have seen it time and time again. Mindset makes all the difference and part of your mindset is indicated by the words that come out of your mouth. The Healthy Transformations Information Sessions are launching again this fall (2018), please go to the Healthy Transformations website and find a date to register now. Can't find a date? Email us directly info@healthytransformations.ca. How does this work? Our unhealthy habits have roots in the way our culture defines rewards.  We are trained to crave the very foods that hold us back. We feel as though we deserve to treat ourselves or to have a cheat day but... read more ❯
Are You Managing with Coaching Skills?
Published 9/5/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,284 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes. In the 21st century managers are just not managers. As a manager, you may be innovative, analytical and an excellent problem solver, still it is recommended that you should develop and acquire coaching skills that will help you manage and empower your team effectively. Developing coaching skills allows you to be more impactful as a leader and help you get the most out of your team. Another benefit of coaching others is that it allows you to polish your management skills. And it has been proven that when given the opportunity to learn and grow people thrive. Adopting a coaching mentality will help with employee onboarding and retention, skill improvement, performance improvement, and knowledge transfer. A study conducted by Bersin & Associates revealed that organizations that coach their teams consistently experience a 21% improvement in their business... read more ❯
7 Things Smart Business Owners Should STOP Doing Every Day
Published 8/22/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,628 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes. I have always talked about things entrepreneurs should do to achieve success in business. However, it is equally important to note that there are actually things they must STOP doing. Most business owners may not even be aware that they are doing some of these things.  Contrary to what some people may believe, being productive is a lot more about managing your energy and a lot less about time management. It is basically about spending the least amount of energy to get the most benefits. It’s about working smart, not hard. You cannot focus on something you are not clear about. Shifting your perspective on these choices will help your business to operate at a much higher level. These are the things that smart entrepreneurs never do: Flying by the seat of your pants Never start your day without a plan.... read more ❯
A Video That Reduced Me To Tears - Facing Your Own Mortality: A Journey of Acceptance
Published 8/16/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
POST UPDATE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018: Claire Wineland passed away, with complete peace this last weekend. She will be remembered for her spirit. We should be reminded of the preciousness of life. Our condolences go out to Claire's friends and family. We adored her and will remember her, in our hearts, for as long as our lives grace this Earth. Rest in Peace Claire.   I was inspired by a YouTube video that has been going viral for a while now. It's of a young woman who is in the process of dying from Cystic Fibrosis. Her name is Claire and she has an incredible story. The video starts with a young woman who is sneaking away from the hospital to go to a Bernie Saunders rally.  Claire is a YouTuber that has become very popular. As I go through my own journey of accepting that one day, hopefully in the long-distant future,... read more ❯
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