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May 2021: The Next Chapter

Career Courage: Discover Your Passion, Step Out of Your Comfort Zone, and Create the Success You Want

How has your answer changed since childhood to the often-asked question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For most, the answers tend to begin with excited seven-year-olds confidently and excitedly screaming out things like, "A basketball player!" or "A fireman!" or "A cook!" and then ten to fifteen years later those same kids are shrugging their shoulders while saying, "Not sure. Maybe something in accounting?"What happened? (Besides only growing to five foot eight and not being able to even reach the net when you jump.) When did we lose the courage to find our true calling and not just settle for what make sense in today's workforce, or what our parents pushed us toward? Career Courage is meant to help you conquer your fears, shed misguided ideas, and muster the strength to let go of a safe job and stage your next act. Whether you're a college grad contemplating choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace, this invaluable guide book poses tough questions about motivation, confidence, character, risk tolerance, and more. The answers will power your journey forward as you learn to:* Clarify what really matters* Express your point of view* Build strong relationships and a robust network* Think like an entrepreneur* Prioritize a truly fulfilling life* And more!Starting or changing careers can be a scary, soul-searching process. Career Courage will give you the strength and guidance you need to break free from your fears and find fulfillment in the workforce.

Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love

Master the new world of work. You want--no, you need--a new job. But not just any job. The job. So you polish your resume till it shines. You apply for countless openings, tailoring your message to each. You search for the hidden job market, although it remains very well hidden. And the response? Well, it's underwhelming. To top things off, maze-like online application systems appear designed to keep you and the perfect job apart. What's going on? How people successfully land jobs has changed. You need help from a pro, someone who navigates career data, the labor market, and hot jobs with ease. You want a coach who will tell you what to pursue and what to avoid, and an expert who has mastered job-hunting and career change to offer wisdom gained from experience. What you need is a career coach. Better yet, several. Expert career coaches contributing to this volume include Lakeisha Mathews, Dan Schwartz, Sheila Margolis, Alisa Cohn, Michelle Riklan, Marie Zimenoff, Laura Labovich, Lynne Williams, Thea Kelley, Jean Juchnowicz, Alan DeBack, Marilyn Feldstein, Vivian Blade, David Hosmer, Barbara Seifert, and Nicole Miller. Find Your Fit guides you through answering foundational questions like: What do I want to do with my career? Where should I do it? And how do I get there? As you develop a strong sense of self-awareness, you'll be able to identify the work environment best for you, shape your online identity, and network more effectively by focusing on people instead of openings. You'll learn about coveted employee referrals, and how to get one at your target company. With the help of experienced career coaches, you'll be able to handle any kind of interview. And, you'll become familiar with the pre-employment testing and assessments increasingly common today. What are you waiting for? Your personal coaching session awaits.

Everything Is Figureoutable

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "This book will change lives." --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life. While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it's "a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward." If you're having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, the problem isn't you. It's that you haven't yet installed the one belief that changes everything. Marie's mom once told her, "Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable." Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, Everything is Figureoutable will show you how. You'll learn:   *  The habit that makes it 42% more likely you'll achieve your goals.   *  How to overcome a lack of time and money.   *  How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome. It's more than just a fun phrase to say. It's a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. Most important, it's about to make you unstoppable.

Tell Me about Yourself

Own Your Story Sometimes you get only one chance. A good introduction can create connections and open doors. A bad one can make conversation fizzle and opportunities fade. What you need is a story that tells who you are-authentically, compellingly, and concisely-and can be adapted to fit any situation. Created for dynamic beings constantly redefining themselves, their work, and the world around them, Tell Me About Yourself pairs interviews and case studies with a simple, scalable framework, helping you craft and deliver comprehensive, compelling, and generally kick-ass introductions and personal stories for yourself, your team, or your company. In an ever-changing innovation economy and a climate that demands we put our best foot forward to create change, there's no better time to learn how to articulate your usefulness to the world.

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

When some people speak, everyone listens. When they need commitment to projects, others jump on board. They just seem to have that indescribable "presence"--a subtle magnetic field around them wherever they go that signals authority and authenticity and attracts disciples with ease. Wouldn't it be incredible if doors opened as effortlessly for you? How amazing would it be if you could command the room like they do? You don't have to wonder; you can make it happen!Everyone, regardless of position or personality, can strengthen their presence. The Power of Presence shows how. The key is to cultivate the communication aptitude, mental attitude, and unique leadership style needed to connect with and motivate others. Filled with strategies, exercises, and personal stories from years spent coaching leaders, communications expert Kristi Hedges explains how to:* Build relationships based on trust* Rid yourself of limiting behaviors* Embody the values you are trying to convey* Explore how others see you and correct misperceptions* Communicate in way that inspire* And moreEveryone recognizes a commanding presence when they see it, and soon they'll see it in you!

How to Thrive and Survive As a Working Woman

For many women, a fulfilling and rewarding working life is often more important than achieving a high-flying career. By suggesting practical tools and techniques to help you reflect on, review and assess your needs, this book will enable you to plan for success and satisfaction in your working life. Although many work issues have improved considerably in recent decades, it is clear that women continue to face a range of challenges and barriers in the workplace, any of which can hamper their efforts to succeed. Based on new data from hundreds of surveys and interviews,How to Thrive and Survive as a Working Woman encompasses stories, examples, interviews, strategies and practical exercises. Both instructive and interactive, the book offers insights from the authors' own experience of coaching and working with women across many different sectors, jobs and levels. Focusing on key issues for development and career success, Fiona Elsa Dent and Viki Holton, both faculty members at Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School in the UK, examine these issues in the light of specific challenges facing women at work, including: · - getting started in your career · - dealing with motherhood and a career · - changing career direction · - moving up to senior levels · - lack of confidence · - developing a clear career plan. Providing tips, techniques and approaches, this is the essential handbook for working women of all ages and at all stages of their careers in any industry.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss's wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You'll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones--from graduations to birthdays and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life's ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and whimsical illustrations. The inspiring and timeless message encourages readers to find the success that lies within, no matter what challenges they face. A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

Time to Get Real! Turning Uncertainty Into an Action Plan for Personal and Professional Success

You chose this book because there are important things on your mind. This is a market and time-tested guide to leading an intentional life.  Our Life and Career Planning Model requires attention and work on your part but the time and effort will pay off. It's Time to Get Real! helps you take control, directing you through a process leading to actions that result in personal and professional success. Manage unforeseen challenges with resilience, confidence, and self-direction.  Make decisions and choices that create opportunities for you. Integrate your life and career and build the future that you desire.   The Life and Career Planning Model in Time to Get Real! has been utilized by individuals in early, mid and later career and life.  Too many individuals let life happen to them. Control more of your life through readiness and preparation.  We can help you visualize a future that you desire and a road that you can travel to get there.   Written by Alex J. Plinio, and Melissa Smith, acclaimed business leaders and life and career planning specialists, this book is filled with instructive case studies, illuminating stories, interactive exercises, and inspirational quotes enabling you to unlock those things leading to personal satisfaction and success. The Life and Career Planning Model helps you target what matters the most to you in your life while providing the impetus to move you forward in a positive direction.  Whether you are 21, 41, or 61, it is now Time to Get Real!  

The Executive Warrior: 40 Powerful Questions to Develop Mental Toughness for Career Success

Why are 87% of people not engaged at work, according to a recent Gallup global report? Among the biggest reasons are lack of purpose, loss of focus and inability to handle setbacks. To survive and thrive in today's volatile workplace, you'll need to be mentally tougher than ever. Many self-development books seem to have all the answers. This is one book that asks all the right questions and guides you to find your own answers - like how a personal coach would. - What would you choose to work as if you had to do it for free? - What task on your to-do list actually gets you closer to your dreams? - How would you write your acceptance speech when you succeed? - What would Liam Neeson do? These strategic questions will make you think. Some may make you smile. All of them will help you up your game, discover new perspectives, unlock hidden potential, get "unstuck" on a problem, even get that promotion or big job. Certified executive coach and former award-winning C-suite executive Victor Ng draws on 20 years of corporate experience in one of the world's most competitive industries to take you on a journey of personal discovery and professional empowerment. Whether you're a fresh school-leaver, ambitious young executive or seasoned corporate-world veteran, you'll find the answers you've been seeking in this inspiring and indispensable self-coaching handbook.