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“Champion Your Career” Named Finalist in 2017 International Book Awards

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, May 31, 2017 – Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows, MA, MS has been named a finalist in the category of Business-Careers in the Eighth Annual International Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest announced that this year’s contest yielded over 1,500 entries from mainstream and independent publishers, which were then narrowed down to 300 winners and finalists. For a complete list of winners and finalists, go to: http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2017awardannouncement.html.
Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work also won the Summer 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of Self-Help Books and was named a finalist in the category of Business-Careers in the Thirteenth Annual Best Book Awards sponsored by i310 Media Group, Inc.

Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work addresses the needs of a new generation of career seekers in a rapidly changing economy and job marketplace. Designed as self-paced career development workshop in book format, Champion Your Career provides 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 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, http://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 also the creator of a unique self-coaching tool called CAREER QUEST CARDS TM ©, a set of 24 cards providing a distillation of 30 key career-coaching exercises. A Career Quest App is available through Amazon as well as at the google and iBooks stores.
Bellows is a sought after and respected resource for career advice and coaching. She teaches her clients to re-frame their lives and career choices by choosing positive and life affirming goals that have realistic time frames so that discouragement doesn’t set in. She stresses, “What I focus on and teach others through my book and the CAREER QUEST CARDS TM ©, and app is that, in order to meet a goal, you need to turn to those things that you want to make happen, things that will give you a sense of accomplishment, skill building and joy. Those goals will be much more sustainable.”
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 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.

“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

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.

Halimah Bellows to be Featured at Seattle Central College Library

Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC will be featured at Conversations on Social Issues with her book, “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work” in Room A at the Seattle Central College Library, 1701 Broadway on Thursday, December 8 at 12 noon.

“champion your career” named Best Book Award finalist

Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows, MA, MS has been named a finalist in the category of Business: Careers in the 13th Annual Best Book Awards sponsored by i310 Media Group, Inc.

A complete list of winners and finalists in each category can be found at:

http://www.bestbookawards.com/2016awardannouncement.html.

Halimah Bellows Offers Career Tips for Graduates, Mid-Career Changers & Retirees

Recently Halimah Bellows, career coach and author of Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work, shared on KATU2’s AM Northwest the reasons why the different career stages of your life require different career search strategies. You can watch a video of her interview at: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/champion-your-career. Below is a summary of her suggestions.

 

College Students

College students should take their time choosing a major, explore classes that inspire them and seek the advice of their college counselors.

 

Mid-Career Changers:

Do an honest assessment and discover why the job did not work out. If it was merely a lay off due to corporate changes and structure, it is an OPPORTUNITY to re-invent yourself. There are many self-help books on reinvention in mid-life. Perhaps you have developed new traits, talents and skills and at first don’t believe they can translate into work. Research the possibilities. The work world has changed since you first entered the work force. New jobs are emerging. Do a new self-assessment: Are you driven and self-directed enough to start a business? Do you have resources to carry you through the start-up phase? Do you have networks of people whom you can use for resources? Can you/should you go back to school?

 

Retirees Looking for Work:

  • Are you seeking work for financial support?
  • Are you seeking work for social interaction?
  • Are you seeking work to explore different geographical areas?
  • Are you seeking work for emotional fulfillment.

The answer to these questions will assist in WHERE to look and WHAT to look for.

Financial Supportive jobs: Look for jobs that fit your established skill sets, and physical abilities. Make sure the time commitment matches with your desired lifestyle

Jobs that Give Social Interaction: If you do not need a job to make money, there are many volunteer opportunities and community needs: Volunteering at the library, community center, food bank, etc.

Jobs that Offer Emotional Fulfillment: There are opportunities that speak to your emotional needs. Religious: Churches offer paid and non-paying positions. Hospitals: Offer volunteer opportunities. Retirement Centers offer paid and non-paying positions.

Jobs that Offer Diverse and Geographical Experiences: There are books written about work/travel opportunities. Finding a good match is important. Tips: Look for these work travel experiences to be a good fit for your physical abilities, areas that won’t compromise your health, and areas that match your lifestyle preferences (Backpacking not your thing? Have asthma? Food sensitivities?) – explore carefully where you are interested in going.