Career counselor and coach, Halimah Bellows, delivers an insightful guide designed to help lead readers through the process of both choosing and pursuing a career that is the right fit for them. Uniquely combining career coaching with career counseling, the book presents readers with intensive questions designed to help them discover their individual skills, talents, goals, and passions- showing them how they can use that knowledge to select a personally fulfilling career- along with supplying innumerable tools and strategies to then acquire a position in their desired field.
Champion Your Career is a fantastic resource for people of all life stages, from college students who are struggling to pick the right career path, to those who are already in the work force but feel ready for a change, all the way through the retirement stage- and I can especially see this being a great book for junior high and high school students who are beginning to plan for college and/or their future careers. The book is full of questions designed to get your creative juices flowing to discover just what exactly you are good at and passionate about, and (perhaps most importantly) also contains excellent strategies for overcoming your personal hangups by dealing with insecurities and doubts (dubbed “Gremlins”). Self-empowering, motivational, and practical at the same time, this book will inspire you to use the information presented to put together a plan and start taking the steps needed to land (or create!) your personal dream job. A well-written and informative read, highly recommended!
Rating: 4 stars
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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. She enjoys appearing as a guest on local radio talk shows.
You can learn more about the author and her book by visiting: championyourcareer.com