Monthly Archives: March 2018

Author Halimah Bellows Interviewed by Tony Riches

Seattle-based author and career counselor/coach Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC was interviewed about her book “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work” on March 18, 2018 on author Tony Riches’ blog, The Writing Desk: Writing, Support and Useful Links for Writers. 

You can access the interview at


Author Halimah Bellows to be featured on “Reset Your Life”

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, MARCH 23, 2018 – Seattle-based author and career counselor/coach Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC will be featured on “Reset Your Life” with host Krista Smolda, on Tuesday, March  27 at 11am PST at RVN TV is a cutting edge platform for people of any industry to share their vision through their live stream and internet radio platform.

Halimah will be speaking about her new book, “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work.” Designed as self-paced career development workshop in book format, “Champion Your Career” addresses the needs of a new generation of career seekers in a rapidly changing economy and job marketplace. The book provides a wide range of self-assessment tools to enable individuals to explore their personal passions, values, strengths and skills along with sound strategies and resources for decision making, goal setting and networking to begin a fulfilling new career.

“Champion Your Career“ is a winner of the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) Summer 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of Self-Help Books. It has also been named a finalist in the category of Business-Careers in the Thirteenth Annual Best Book Awards sponsored by i310 Media Group, Inc., a finalist in the category of Business-Careers in the Eighth Annual International Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest, a Finalist in the category of Careers in the 2017 competition sponsored by Book Excellence Awards of Brampton, Ontario, and an Official Selection in the Inspiration/Motivational Self Help category of the 2017 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing. It has received numerous 5-star reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble websites.

“Champion Your Career” is now available in print and as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million and Powell’s online bookstores.  It is available directly from the author’s website, Additionally, it is also now being carried in bookstores around the country as well as in some local college bookstores and college and public libraries in the Pacific Northwest.

Halimah Bellows is a sought after and respected resource for career advice and coaching.  She is also the creator of CAREER QUEST CARDS © TM, a boxed set of 24 colorful cards with over 30 exercises based on the best of current career search information. A Career Quest App is also available.

Halimah Bellows is available for radio, television and media interviews as well as readings and discussions in bookstores and other venues.  For a review copy of Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work or an interview with the author, contact her at or 206.595.7927.


Reviewed on Thirsty4Health ( by Andreas Michaelides

Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows is a very hands-on book. It is a book that you will need a notebook and a pen or a pencil to truly understand and appreciate the knowledge that is inside this fantastic book. I believe that this book is one of the best self-help books I read thus far. It provides meaningful information, tests, questions and food for thought for people who want to know what they should do with their life on a professional level.

This book will help you pinpoint if the work you are in now is right for you or you need to change it. If you decide to change work description, then this book will help you find your new niche. I liked this book also because it is an optimist book since it adamantly supports that changing careers is never too late. It covers pretty much all the various age groups, and its plethora of useful strategies, easy-to-use tools, and questionnaires, proved on the field and reliable advice, and a fantastic number of useful resources is breathtaking, to say the least.

The author did a fantastic job by presenting numerous questions that are clearly designed to get you from point A to point B and to find out where are you good and where are you weak and do something about it. I especially enjoyed and found really useful the chapter entitled: Nourish your network which was something I always had a problem pursuing. After reading this book’s perspective on the issue, I am going to start developing the notions and ideas that are covered in this book. Highly Recommend it.


Reviewed on Amazon by KM on March 11, 2018

Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah is a practical book that will help you find out the best career for you. It has a lot of questions and a lot of strategies that, if you follow them, will tell you where you are good at and where you need to improve more.

It is a very empowering book. It provides with all the necessary tools to find out what you will want to do in the future. Also supplies enough tips and advice and again lot of questions for people that want to change work and try and do something else.

I liked the chapter entitled “Retire with Fire” where it deals with the life a lot of people have to face after retirement and presents again a plethora of information that will enable you to make the right decisions for your professional future.

It is a very hands on the book, a pencil and notebook and a lot of self-discovery is a must to enjoy this excellent book thoroughly. Highly recommend it.


“Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work” by Halimah Bellows, MA, MS is now featured as a Spotlight Listing on MJV Literary Services website at

Passions and Purpose – 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

In fully uncovering and embracing our passions, we find a deeper purpose that gives a richer meaning to our lives beyond gratification of our egos. A calling is like an organism, a living entity with a purpose all its own. It drives us toward authenticity and aliveness. Saying ”yes” to a calling tends to place you on a path where half of you doesn’t think it makes a bit of sense, but the other half knows your life won’t make any sense unless you participate in certain activities that automatically draw out your passion for life.

Book Excerpt

You’ll also find that the bigger the calling, the more likely it is that it will fling opposing energies into your life. For example, one part of you will want to awaken, while another part of you wants you to stay in the comfortable, safe but unfulfilling lifestyle. So what is your calling? What feelings come to you as you imagine fully with all of your senses, living your life with passion and purpose? How do we know what our passions are? How do we uncover what brings us to a greater understanding of what our purpose is? And once we know our passion and purpose, how do we express them in a work environment so that our life is continually being fulfilled?  This chapter will lead you down a path of self-discovery through exercise and questions to reflect upon your own personal definition of your purpose and passion in your life work.