Conducting the Most Effective Informational Interviews

So, you have no idea what you want to do and you are a hands on person! Why not consider doing an informational interview. What is an informational interview? An informational interview gives you the opportunity to talk to people who already work in a job or industry that you are interested in exploring. Literally, this is you, the job-searcher or dream job seeker Why do informational interviews? As you know, there are so many … Read more

VIDEO: Sensitivity Is Your Superpower

“You’re too sensitive” is a phrase I heard all too often in my corporate career. And Mayim Bialik’s first comment in this video about the paperclips brought a tear to my eye. I am totally that guy. I buy coloured paperclips, they are metallic coloured paperclips, and sometimes I think about how sad I am to see them go because they feel like me. They are me. When I left the corporate world to start … Read more

A Good News Story

This is a feel good story. Recently, a young woman reached out to me to share her experience with our website. She is not our client, she simply found our website on Google. She told me a tragic story about how a close family member passed away in a grave and unfortunate circumstance. She has personally experienced loss in many aspects of her life in the last few years, more than you would want to think … Read more

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for Job Discovery is Irresponsible

First let me say I am a huge fan of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for understanding personality types and working styles. I absolutely abhor using it or any other assessment to provide clients with a list of job titles to sort through. Junior High and High Schools that are using MBTI or similar types of tools are completely discouraging and disabling the younger generation. Career counselors that use this are sometimes providing tens … Read more

Multi-Level Marketing: Do This Or Quit

Is A Multi Level Marketing (MLM) Business Right For You? Personally, I have previously been a part of two MLM style organizations. They are tough organizations to make a living in and the large majority (more than 95% to 98%) of their salespeople (business owners, reps, consultants – whatever they might be called in that organization) close their business within the first 5 years. What is an MLM? Wikipedia describes it best, “Multi-level marketing (MLM), … Read more

How Do I Help Someone Who Hates Their Job or Was Laid Off?

Listen using the above player, or read the transcript below. How do I help someone who gets laid off or hates their line of work? Hello my name is Christopher Lawrence. I’m a career and Whole Life Coach with Change My Life Coaching. I’m going to give you one example of a client who actually meets both of these situations. Kim came to me in her early 20’s, she was in her first career in … Read more

How Do I Help Someone Who Isn’t Succeeding?

Listen using the above player, or read the transcript below. How do I help someone who doesn’t feel like they’re succeeding in most of their life?  Hello my name is Christopher Lawrence. I’m a career and whole life coach with Change My Life Coaching, and I’m going to give you an example of this. I’m going to talk about Luke. Luke was 36 years old when he came to me, and was in a job … Read more

How Do I Help Someone Who Has Never Had Job Satisfaction?

Listen using the above player, or read the transcript below. How do I help someone who has never been satisfied with their job? Hello my name is Christopher Lawrence. I’m a career and whole life coach with Change My Life Coaching. I’m going to give you an example of how I helped someone, who has never been satisfied with their job. I recently had a client her name was Jenny she was 30 years old, … Read more