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Are You With The Right Company? Find Out Now!
Published 5/17/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
"I feel like I'm in the right line of work," he said. "I just don't know if I'm in the right company."  Words I hear all too often which is disheartening for three reasons. #1 This may be a sign that the interviewee has not done their due diligence in ensuring the company is the right company prior to accepting the position. #2 This could indicate that the interviewer did not do a "best-fit" hire, meaning they overlooked ways in which the values of the organization may conflict with your working style or cultural fit. #3 A change has taken place that has not been effectively managed within the organization.   Here is one way to know if you are with the right company? Before we dive in here, let's understand that it's not always about leaving the organization for a better fit but rather finding the reasons to reconnect with your existing company with a... read more ❯
Are You Leading by Your Values?
Published 5/17/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,086 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” – Roy E. Disney   Over the years I have worked with several leaders who possess different qualities, strengths and weaknesses. However, one important quality that sets them apart from one another is their ability to lead by their values. As unique as our fingerprints, so too are our values. In the past, discussions often centered on the personality traits of leaders. Recently, the focus has shifted to the ability of leaders to build a foundation of trust and inspire confidence within their team members. As a coach, I strongly believe that the best way a leader can build trust is by striving to lead by their values.  Although not everyone will agree with your ideas or action plans, you will build trust and respect if you lead... read more ❯
Time For Spring Cleaning
Published 5/9/2018 in Catherine Munro
Author Catherine Munro
Ahhh – Spring is here!  As the gray and white of winter fades, new life is blooming all around us!  The birds are singing, the trees are budding, the streets are being cleaned….and the urge to purge in your home may be coming up for you! I have recently become an “empty-nester”. It has become abundantly clear that I have a ton of “stuff” that has collected over the years that I…Don’t…Need!  I think we all long for a space around us where we feel peaceful and we can thrive.  But it can also feel like a very daunting task to tackle all of the objects that are currently residing in that “space”. As writer Martha Beck shares “I’m one of those people who gradually accumulates possessions until their living spaces begin to feel stuffed up.  Folks like me sustain an ongoing attempt to spring clean, but something in us always protests. ... read more ❯
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 ❯