Monthly Archives: December 2016

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals – Featured on Bublish

The following excerpt from Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows MA, MS is now featured on Bublish at

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Author Insight

This process takes courage. What we’re talking about is a leap of faith. Go through this process as many times as you need to in order to become clear on who you are, what you want, and what your interests, values, passions and purpose are. Then develop a strategy to test your choices for your next career path. Your chances of achieving success in carrying out the actions you choose will be greatly enhanced by your ability to effectively set goals that give order and direction to your efforts. Here are the qualities that need to be considered in effective goal-setting:

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S – Specific. Your goals should be stated in detail, not in vague terms.

M – Measurable. Your goals should be stated in language that includes definite quantities so that the degree of your success can be evaluated.

A – Achievable. You need to be realistic about what you can actually do and avoid setting yourself up for failure.

R – Relevant. Make sure that the goal aligns with the actual outcome you want to achieve.

T – Targeted. Give yourself a realistic, definite time frame for carrying out the action. Take the opportunity to practice effective goal-setting by applying the above guidelines to a result that you want to achieve in your life.


“Champion Your Career” Awards Announced on PR WEB

College Instructor, Career Coach, and Counselor Halimah Bellows’s Book ‘Champion Your Career-Winning in the World of Work’ Wins Best Book Award and Book Finalist in Business

Halimah Bellows, College Instructor, Counselor, Career Coach and author of ‘Champion Your Career-Winning in the World of Work’ won the Pinnacle Award from NABE in the ‘Best of Self Help’ category and is a finalist in the Business: Careers Category of the 2016 ‘Best Book’ awards.


College Instructor, Counselor, Career Coach and author Halimah Bellows’s new book ‘Champion Your Career-Winning in the World of Work’ won the Pinnacle Award from NABE (National Association of Book Entrepreneurs) in the ‘Best of Self Help’ category. Champion Your Career is also honored as a finalist in the Business: Careers Category of the 2016 “Best Book” Awards.

“Champion Your Career” is a blueprint for those seeking career guidance at any age. The author gives the reader permission to dream and play to envision a passionate career path, while offering industry standard exercises for self-assessments. With college costs at an all- time high, this book takes the guess work out of ‘what’s next’ for the college bound student, returning student, mid-life career changes and those seeking or are in retirement.

“I felt that a comprehensive career development book for the 21st century was needed to address the critical concerns of our time—the workers who are victims of downsizing and outsourcing, the ‘boomers’ who are at retirement age but cannot afford to retire and the recent college graduates who are faced with an avalanche of confusing information and are clueless about how to pursue an appropriate career path,” says Halimah Bellows.

Halimah Bellows, M.A., M.S., college instructor, counselor, and coach challenges the reader to paint a vivid and detailed picture of a dream job and perfect life, and then offers tools to make it happen. The book serves people of all ages and stages of life. The e-Book is now available at Amazon.

The author has also developed ‘Career Quest Cards, Career Coaching in a Box’. The boxed set is a perfect stocking stuffer for young and old and can be ordered at Amazon. These cards are portable, practical, thought-provoking and combine the best of current career search information. The boxed set contains 24 colorful cards with over 30 exercises, and are chock full of ways to open creativity, think outside the box, and make best possible career choices.

A Career Quest App is available now at Amazon. The App is also available at Google and bookstores. The E book is available on Amazon and through For more information and to pre-order ‘Champion Your Career’ in hardcopy, visit the author’s website at For media inquiries contact Diane at


About the Author

Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CRC, CCC, CPC

For more than 21 years, Halimah has been helping her clients champion their careers and find their ideal jobs. She has a special gift for gently but relentlessly sifting through the mist and fog of clients’ experiences and impressions and bringing the clarity in their insights to light. She is a seasoned workshop presenter and group facilitator and has led many seminars and retreats for a variety of educational institutions, religious groups, non-profit organizations and corporations.

At an early age Halimah Bellows became aware of her natural ability to listen to people non-judgmentally as well as her desire to be of service to others. In her life as an educator, a career counselor and a coach, she has been able to marry her fascination with people’s stories with her deep interest in the world of work.

After completing her undergraduate studies in Social Science and English at New York University, Halimah went on to earn an MA in English Language Teaching at the University of Exeter in England and then taught English as a Second Language in England and Indonesia. Returning to the United States, she earned her MS in Counseling Psychology at San Francisco State University and received intensive Certified Coach Training at The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California and Retirement Options in St. Louis, Missouri to become a Certified Retirement and Professional Coach. Additionally she has obtained graduate certificates in Training Systems Development and Educational Drama. She holds Washington and California Community College Teaching and Counseling Credentials and is a Certified Dependable Strengths Articulation Process Facilitator. She is on the executive board of the Puget Sound Career Development Association.

Halimah is the creator of CAREER QUEST CARDS ©TM, Career Quest Cards app, and is the author of the career coaching guide “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work.” Halimah’s coaching business, Clarity and Action, has assisted many individuals in finding their next path in life. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books – a Million, Powell’s on line, Ingram & Baker & Taylor as well as in the Seattle Public Library, King County Library Systems and a number of bookstores throughout the Pacific North West and California.


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Does Your Work Blend with Your Personal Life?—Featured on Bublish

The following excerpt from Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows MA, MS is now featured on Bublish at

Bublish ( is a publishing technology company that offers cloud-based tools, metrics and resources.

Author Insight

If your work life and your personal life do not add up to a high enough level of satisfaction, then you might be ready to look at a career change. Either way, this book will help you determine what your basic needs are for happiness in the workplace as well as your personal life. Then it will help you move on to a higher level of overall satisfaction in your life.

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Some people might make he decision to accept a 50 percent satisfaction level from their work life because perhaps they happily leave their job at the office and then come home and pursue a hobby like playing music. You need to look at your own workday to determine if you are able to make a 50 percent job satisfaction work for you, or if you feel you are stuck in a dead-end situation.

As you know, you have two sides of your life: your work life and your personal life. What you should aim for is to blend the two together to come up with a TOTAL satisfaction level.

Halimah Bellows to be featured at Barnes & Noble in Westwood Village

Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC will be featured at a “Meet the Author” event with her book, “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work” on Friday, December 9 from 5-7pm at Barnes & Noble in Westwood Village, 2600 SW Barton St., Suite E-1 in Seattle. For more information, call 206-932-0328.