Halimah Bellows to be featured at Third Place Books in Ravenna

Seattle-based author and career counselor/coach Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC will be featured at a reading, signing and discussion of her book, “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work” on Thursday, April 13 from 7:00-8:30pm at Third Place Books, Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE in Seattle. For more information, call 206-525-2347.

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Focus on Your Future – 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: https://bublish.com/bubble/stream/12423?share=email.

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Author Insight

This book is designed to help you understand that you have the power to be your own champion. You can create your own positive perspective with the messages you play in your inner dialogue and then manifest those messages in the material world. You can do this for yourself. Do not allow other people to tell you, “Don’t do this” or “You shouldn’t do that” or “This is not good enough.” Instead you can say, “I know what works for me. I can make my own life and I can champion my career. I can make it happen for myself. I can be successful at whatever vocation I choose.”

Book Excerpt

As you move through this process you will see that when you show up to work, you get to decide how your situation is going to be. There are no victims in the career development ladder unless you choose to be one. The inner voice that says “I have to get a job,” gradually shifts to be more about, “I want to do something that feels good to me, something that serves me. I want to be in an environment that’s nurturing and productive.”

HALIMAH BELLOWS RECENTLY FEATURED ON “INSPIRED CONVERSATIONS WITH DIANE DENNIS”

Seattle-based author and career counselor/coach Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC was featured on “Diane TV – Inspired Conversations with Diane Dennis” at http://www.dianetv.com/ on Friday, January 27. The interview can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLN-Z__T2KjAffdSttGmMpw or.http://www.dianetv.com/shows/thinking-career-move/

Halimah spoke 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 13th Annual Best Book Awards sponsored by i310 Media Group, Inc.

“Champion Your Career” is available in print and as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million and Powell’s online bookstores. It is also available directly from the author’s website, www.championyourcareer.com. 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.

Diane Dennis is committed to providing media content that inspires us to become our personal best and reach our optimum and full potential. She stresses that, by tackling the common issues people face today, we come together to forge a community of connection.

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 hbellows@championyourcareeer.com or 206.595.7927.

 

Halimah Bellows to Offer Workshop on How to be a Winner in the World of Work

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 31, 2017 – Seattle-based author and career counselor/coach Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC will offer a workshop and discussion at East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave in Seattle on February 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The workshop will be based on her new book, Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work and her innovative CAREER QUEST CARDS © TM (Career Coaching in a Box).

Whether you are a mid-life professional making a career transition, a recent college graduate, or a retiree entering a new stage in your work life, the task of embarking on a new career can be daunting in today’s bewildering and ever-changing job market. But this introductory workshop will enable you to take the guesswork out of the process. Admission to the workshop is $12.00.

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 13th Annual Best Book Awards sponsored by i310 Media Group, Inc.

Champion Your Career is available in print and as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million and Powell’s online bookstores. It is also available directly from the author’s website, www.championyourcareer.com. Additionally, it is 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.

CAREER QUEST CARDS © TM, a boxed set of 24 colorful cards with over 30 exercises based on the best of current career search information, is available at www.championyourcareer.com. A Career Quest App is also available.

Halimah Bellows is a sought after and respected resource for career advice and coaching. She 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 hbellows@championyourcareeer.com or 206.595.7927.

“Champion Your Career” Gets Another Rave Review

The following review was published by “Reader Views” on December 16, 2016.

I have to admit I did not think I would like this book at first. I took one look at the cover and sighed, thinking, “Really? This looks like some cheesy ’80s self-help book.” However, I was surprised by what I found on the inside. In “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work” Halimah Bellows has, in a sea of career development books, provided a pretty succinct guide to developing one’s career that really sets itself apart by asking, “Who am I?”

Thus, if you are looking for a guide to your career journey that takes you step-by-step through your career, then this is the book for you! Halimah provides advice and activities to help you consider your interests and even pick a college major! She then takes you through your entire career, including (as she puts it) retiring with fire! Halimah Bellows provides a concise guide to finding your career, growing in your career, and ultimately retiring from your career. This is not an easy feat!

She begins by asking several questions, the purpose of which is to #1. help you determine the value you would find in pursuing your dream career, and to #2. determine your purpose and values. This leads to one of my favorite sections of this book: 10 Reasons for Pursuing Your Ideal Career (and the real reasons why someone might buck against their current job or career–especially if these needs are not being met):

  1. Doing what you love to do allows you to be yourself.
  2. It is perfectly integrated into your lifestyle.
  3. It “reflects and incorporates your values.”
  4. It’s the perfect fit.
  5. It’ll give you energy (and maybe wings!)
  6. You are aligned with the things for which you are passionate.
  7. You are able to make a difference to the things that matter to you.
  8. It’s enjoyable.
  9. Your life is arranged so you can live a meaningful life.
  10. You are fulfilled.

Bellows then asks the reader to imagine that work is more than just a paycheck. What would the workday of your dreams look like? How would it begin? What time would you wake up? What would your clothes look like? What would you do? What are you paid? Is it quiet? Is it busy? To whom do you report? We’ve all asked ourselves these sorts of questions before. The rest of the book builds on this foundation, offering exercises to help you answer each of these questions for yourself. If you want to make the most out of this book, like the others I’ve reviewed, you need to do your best in answering the questions. I recommend finding a good journal to take with you–this will make answering these questions easier (having the right tools for the job always makes it better).

Ultimately, Bellows’ purpose is to make you ask, “Who am I?’ As she says, “You have to know what your interests are and what you are passionate about. You need to explore your values and assess your skills, your strengths, and your talents.” Because this is a question that we all need to ask, I highly recommend “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work” by Halimah Bellows if you are at all unsure about what you are currently doing.

–Reviewed by Josh Cramer for “Reader Views”

Halimah Bellows to be featured on “Inspired Conversations with Diane Dennis”

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 18, 2017 – Seattle-based author and career counselor/coach Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC will be featured on “Diane TV – Inspired Conversations with Diane Dennis” at http://www.dianetv.com/ on Friday, January 27 at 1:00 pm.

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 13th Annual Best Book Awards sponsored by i310 Media Group, Inc.

“Champion Your Career” is available in print and as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million and Powell’s online bookstores. It is also available directly from the author’s website, www.championyourcareer.com. 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.

Diane Dennis is committed to providing media content that inspires us to become our personal best and reach our optimum and full potential. She stresses that, by tackling the common issues people face today, we come together to forge a community of connection.

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 hbellows@championyourcareeer.com or 206.595.7927.

Doing What You Love – 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 https://bublish.com/bubble/stream/12008?embed=1.

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Author Insight

As we listen more to our intuition, we come into conflict with the status quo and others’ expectations of who we are and what we should be doing. A natural consequence of aligning our own values and integrity is that we will inconvenience someone, including ourselves.

Book Excerpt

Creating a life of your own design, based on your known passion and sense of purpose, takes boldness, but the rewards of greater self-pride and just plain delight are worth it! Many of us have lost sight of our dreams, ideals, talents and passions in order to stay in survival mode, to support a family, or to live up to others’ expectations. This path has led us to feel restless and unsatisfied, even though perhaps all our material needs are taken care of.

You can expect life to get a little bit crazy as you explore and play with new beliefs, concepts and connections to form your new life based on your own values, passions and personal definition of your life’s purpose.

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 https://bublish.com/bubble/stream/11888?share=email.

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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:

Book Excerpt

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.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (PRWEB) DECEMBER 06, 2016

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 Bookbaby.com. For more information and to pre-order ‘Champion Your Career’ in hardcopy, visit the author’s website at http://www.ChampionYourCareer.com. For media inquiries contact Diane at info@inspiredme.com

 

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.

 

The article above appears on PR WEB at :http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13898796.htm

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 https://bublish.com/bubble/stream/11755?share=email.

Bublish (www.bublish.com) 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.

Book Excerpt

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.