How I Help Series Part 3 of 3: Not Winning At Life?

Please listen to the recording or read the transcription. TRANSCRIPT: 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 Series Part 2 of 3: Never Had Job Satisfaction?

Please listen to the recording or read the transcription. TRANSCRIPT: 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

Corporate Culture: Mongrel or Deliberate Approach?

Written by Catherine Munro & Christopher Lawrence   What is the point of a Corporate Culture? Actually, this is almost a rhetorical question because corporate culture exists all the time. The question should be “What is the point of being deliberate about your Corporate Culture?” The point is this… all companies have a culture. The more deliberate they can be about that culture the more likely they can increase the execution of company values, the … Read more

How I Help Series Part 1 of 3: Laid Off or Hate Your Job?

Please listen to the recording or read the transcription.   TRANSCRIPT: 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 … Read more

Resumes, Extinct?

Could the traditional resume be dead? That day may be fast approaching. Day after day with my clients, I consistently approach the resume as a minimum standard requirement for the job search. While at the same time, the resume is becoming less and less useful when you are applying against 100 to 400 candidates. Recently, Allison Swelin posted an article on LinkedIn called R.I.P. Resume’s where she said that it’s time for resume’s to go the … Read more

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 going out and learning about a day in the life of any particular job. Why … 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