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4 Social Signals to Communicating Better
Published 5/9/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
We all want it, we get into disagreements over it, and it makes a difference in our workplace and personal relationships; communication – it truly is the core of what we want. Effective communication is more than just passing a message across -  it involves helping the recipient understand and act on the message. The weight of effective communication isn’t just on the shoulders of great leaders, it is an integral part of an evolving social process for everyone. Mastering the art of communication includes being attuned to subtle social signals and these reveal a lot more than words alone. Interestingly, research has revealed that facial and other nonverbal expressions play a huge part in conveying meaning much more than words do.  In fact, researchers point out that social signals are a significant, but mostly uncharted, communication channel. Unfortunately, our ability to detect social context in communication has deteriorated over the... read more ❯
Avoid Being a Workaholic - 5 Tips to Work Less and Get Ahead
Published 5/3/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,642 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes.   Getting ahead means putting in more hours, taking on more projects and making work your life, right? No, according to career coaches. Workaholics tend to burn out fast usually neglecting the very things they need to do to achieve success. At business conferences you often hear expressions such as “My work is my life,” “I’m married to my work.” Despite the obvious downside our society celebrates obsessive work ethics and is it often viewed as evidence of an individual’s commitment to work, a project or start-up idea. However, research has shown that being a workaholic actually makes you less productive, although you might feel and are ‘busy’. Workaholics usually have “being busy” in common instead of “being productive”. All that busy work isn’t necessarily your life’s work. Productivity can be tied to nutrition and being happy. And... read more ❯
Be the BEST Candidate: The #1 BEST Question to ask an Interviewer
Published 5/3/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Last week one of my clients blew me away with a question they asked to an interviewer. As a career coach I spend many hours coaching clients through the interview process. I often hear my clients struggle with the section of the interview where the interviewer says "Do you have any questions for us?" So many candidates miss the opportunity that is presented during this very important section of the interview. So before I get to the BEST question you can ask an interviewer, here are some of the basics.   The Basics Asking questions is an opportunity for you to continue to sell yourself.  When you ask good questions, the right questions, interviewers begin to understand your values and what is important to you. You can make yourself stand out or sabotage the interview depending on what you ask.  Of course you never ask about breaks, vacation, salary, time off (even if it's... read more ❯
The Power of Perseverance for Leaders & Business Owners
Published 4/20/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,472 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes.   “The ultimate measure of a man (leader/business owner) is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.   Picture this; you talk to ten potential investors to invest in your new startup and they all turn you down. You go on marketing calls for one week and no one is interested in buying your product or service. You lose two of your most valued employees in the same week. These are some of the things that could happen in the extremely competitive business world. However, your drive, ambition, persistence and most important of all PERSEVERANCE will help you to stay focused when adversity strikes. We usually talk about leadership in terms of the knowledge and skills needed to become more proficient. This... read more ❯
PODCAST: WAKE UP! Listen! Redefine Success Then Find It - The Curious Monki Podcast
Published 4/19/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Check out the interview I had with Veronica Thai with the Curious Monki Podcast.   https://youtu.be/LrPSGS-VCiw         The Interview Transcription Veronica: Hi everybody thank you so much for tuning in. Before we start todays episode I wanted to drop a message and let you know that Christopher Lawrence, does provide us with a promo code for free life coaching session with him, near the end of the episode. I wanted to give you a heads up because I definitely do not want you to miss out. Alright here we go. Hello beautiful souls you are listening to the Curious Monki Podcast, where you are invited to join me a curious nugget, as I go on a journey to dive deep and learn about the world of yoga, as well as everything in and around it. Poses, teacher training, super cool topics like energy healing, and crystal balls, you’ll hear it all. I’m your host Veronica Thai,... read more ❯
The Power of Disconnection
Published 4/12/2018 in Catherine Munro
Author Catherine Munro
We all value connection in our lives – I know I do!  While keeping up with phone messages, emails, texts, work, family and friends takes up a big part of our lives, taking some time for ourselves - a little disconnection - is as necessary as connection for creating a healthy, happy life.  We often can run out of steam, and our body lets us know – in a variety of ways – when it’s time to disconnect. In my last blog, I promised some thoughts around this notion of “disconnection”.  A little rest, relaxation, reprieve goes a long way!  I’d like to share an article with you by Martha Beck which describes some helpful approaches and strategies to consider when you next feel the need to disconnect. http://marthabeck.com/2011/12/logging-off-the-power-of-disconnection/ read more ❯
Change My Life Coaching & Change My Business Coaching Announces Changes of Senior Leadership
Published 4/10/2018 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Kyle Kalloo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phone: 844-910-7111 Email: info@changemylifecoaching.ca   CALGARY, AB – April 10, 2018– It is with great pleasure that we announce that Christopher  Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of Change My Life Coaching & Change My Business Coaching will now assume the role of Chief Value Officer with a focus on the establishment of value-based initiatives for both clients and the organization.  The former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Kyle Kalloo takes over this leadership role as the new CEO, effective immediately. These changes are part of the company’s significant growth plan that will help their clients and the organization be positioned to evolve and be responsive.   “Our company has experienced significant growth in the last 2 years. And with more local corporations reaching out to us for leadership and employee workshops, we need to ensure our programs and services are valued-based. Christopher’s capacity to see what’s missing and to... read more ❯
Remember Your Future, Not Your Past
Published 4/5/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Dr. Patrick Gentempo sends out an email once a week called "Flash Friday's". These usually have a thought provoking quote written by him.  Here is one of his Flash Friday's that really impacted me: Achievement as a byproduct of a specific purpose, requires a vivid memory... not of the past, but who you are in the image of a future you choose to create. If you can clearly remember who you are in that future, you will set attractors there and bring it into reality. This quote is profound in the sense that Gentempo is asking us to create a future that is so vivid in our minds that we can remember it as if it were the past.  A memory of our own future, if you will. And by doing this, when you may feel lost you can draw upon this memory, rather than a fantasy or a wish that may... read more ❯
Why Behavioural Styles Matters for Future Leaders
Published 3/26/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,539 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes.   The evaluation of behavioural styles plays a crucial role in the selection process of effective leaders including CEOs and top executives. In the 21st century ― and especially for the future―we want leaders who can manage people, engage the workforce, and inspire innovation and collaboration. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand leadership behaviours, because it influences the effectiveness of a leader. Leaders make business decisions and implement strategies based on their innate drives and their behavioural style. Our priorities also affect how we react to the people we work with. It is no longer sufficient to select leaders based on their prior successes or capability alone. It is true that previous successes and experience remain vital, but more is required from today’s leaders. Today’s leaders must contend with global diversity in the workplace, new technologies,... read more ❯
3 Golden Rules for Mastering the Art of Workplace Feedback
Published 3/22/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,311 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes.   In the workplace, feedback comes in many forms. Quarterly reviews, big client reviews, and most importantly: daily feedback between team members. More often than not, this process has the potential to create animosity between business owners, employees, and clients. As a leader, you don’t have the luxury of not giving feedback – it’s important that employees know how they are doing. The common practice of “no news is good news” needs to change. No matter what industry you call home, much of our working world revolves around performance and growth in the workplace. It’s that reason alone that has every business looking to give and receive feedback, no matter what format they choose to facilitate feedback with. It’s inevitable. So, stop trying to escape the inevitable. Instead, transform your approach and remove the negative connotation associated with... read more ❯
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