Celebrating 8 Life-Changing New Books and Courses
Career Recharge: Five strategies to boost resilience and beat burnout
Does going to work fire you up or drain the life out of you?
Do you flourish or flounder when faced with change?
Do you have the energy you need or are you running on empty?
Resilience has become a necessary business competency—key to not just surviving, but thriving in our VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) work environment. Being resilient boosts your ability to manage career obstacles, make sense of organization changes, and manage transition, while continuing to be productive and satisfied in your career, all of which give you a career advantage.
In Career ReCharge, Beth Kennedy explains her Benatti Resiliency Model, five strategies that help you develop your resilience and give you the energy to recharge your career and your life, even if circumstances are discouraging or disruptive. The Benatti Resiliency Model has proven successful through Beth’s more than 20 years of professional coaching and personal experience.
In Career ReCharge, you’ll discover: why taking care of your well-being is so important; the value of knowing your purpose and adjusting your mindset; the importance of a personal brand; why and how to cultivate connections with others; and how to incorporate innovation into your career and life.
This book is a journey to resilience with an itinerary! It includes exercises to help you get the most benefit from each chapter, Resiliency Boosters—actions you can take to implement each resilience strategy, and personal success stories from Beth’s coaching clients. Career ReCharge is for you if you’re ready to enhance your confidence, engagement, and productivity.
Kris Dyson reviews Career ReCharge:
Author: Beth Benatti Kennedy, LS, MFT, Principal of Benatti Training and Development
Beth Benatti Kennedy is a leadership and career coach, resiliency-training expert, and speaker. Her Benatti Resiliency Model has helped thousands of people develop the resilience to adapt to changing career circumstances, remain productive and engaged, and find greater life and career satisfaction.
Hear a recording of Beth Kennedy's mini-workshop, Boost Resilience, Beat Burnout.
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The Gardener’s Gift
The Gardener’s Gift is the first of three in the ‘Gift’ series. The Gardener’s Gift explores the meaningfulness of doing and the importance of living one’s gifts and sharing them with others.
Tammy Garver reviews The Gardener’s Gift
Author: Laura Kingston, Certified Christian Life Coach (with focus on women over 50), writer, artist, teacher, mom, grandmom, and wife
Laura Kingston is a Christian Life Coach who likes to practice her trade through writing, using what she calls a “novel” approach, and through conferences. She loves God, her family and friends, writing, art, reading, and especially—creativity.
Facebook: Laura Kingston
Hear Laura Kingston's mini-workshop, The Gardener's Gift.
Life Redesign 101 (an online course)
Have you ever dreamed that there is something you are supposed to do with your life but you haven’t discovered it? Do you often feel that there should be something more to your life? Have you drifted into an “OK” life but secretly wonder, “Is that all there is?” Maybe you have come to a transition in your life, and now wonder, “What’s next?”
This course is for you if you want a life that makes you excited to get up in the morning. You deserve to keep your dreams and make them come true. I believe that you can redesign your life so that it reflects and serves your most authentic self.
This course will help you to dig deep and discover what you want out of life. You’ll find out what is keeping you from the life you want. You’ll analyze your unique gifts and talents and understand how to use them to find happiness and fulfillment. Then you will create realistic, workable action plans to guide you in designing your best life.
You deserve to live a life you love. Let’s go create it!
Author: Michele Vosberg, PhD, Author, teacher, international speaker and coach
Michele Vosberg, PhD believes that we all have gifts and talents and that the world is a better place when we bring them into the world. Michele’s gift is seeing potential. In her career as a teacher, international speaker, university professor, writer and coach, she has used that gift to help others discover and bring about their own best gifts. Michele has trained and mentored award-winning teachers and educational leaders. She started a national organization that now has thousands of members around the world. She has designed and developed conferences. She’s written and directed musicals for children. In each of these endeavors, she was able to see potential and bring it to life, which is her highest calling and most joyous work.
Michele loves to redesign homes for herself and others, create gardens and travel — all activities which are full of potential waiting to be brought to life. She lives in Madison, WI with her husband and has two grown daughters.
Hear Michele Vosberg's mini-workshop, Finding and Creating an Environment Where You Can Thrive.
Sparkling Life — From Resistance to Resilience (an online course)
Are you looking for ways to manage your stress? What if you didn’t need to manage it at all? What if you were already resilient?
In this program, you will learn what stress really is (and why and how it can be your ally), and how to grow resilience: your power to stay connected to life, even when shit happens.
Through easy to digest, actionable videos, you will explore your different intelligences and learn how each of them can help you quit stress.
How would be your life if you were allowed to express all the dimensions of who you are? How irrelevant could stress become, if you could replace all the “I don’t know, I can’t, I shouldn’t…” with a clear and loud “YES, and…” to life?
This is the process we’ll step into: An introduction to going from resistance to resilience.
And you won’t be alone: the program gives you free access to a community of life sparklers, who are on this journey with you. Because we all know it: If you want to travel fast, go alone, but if you want to travel far, go together.
Some things we’ll cover:
- pain vs. suffering
- the importance of expression
- emotional intelligence
- the art of taming elephants (in the room)
- and much more
Author: Claire Wild, Bodymind Therapeutic Coach / Facilitator
Claire is a life sparkler, and a tamer of elephants (in the room), passionate with resilience.
In her private and professional life, as a bodymind therapeutic coach, she witnessed too many people suppressing parts of themselves in order to fit in, which lead them at least to stress, and eventually anxiety and / or depression, burnout, and even suicidal thoughts, not to mention various chronic ailments.
Nowadays she empowers people sparkling life over stress and living the life they chose. She believes you don’t need to be fixed! And helps you own your story, and get the tools for creating a life where you can express all the dimensions of who you are.
She also loves dancing; she is a slow-mad (slow-nomad) at heart, and lived and sailed on her own sailing-boat for a few years. She deeply believes in experiencing life, and is always keen to try something new.
Hear Claire Wild's mini-workshop, How To Quit Stress and Live the Life You Choose.
The Strange Pull of What You Really Love … Encouraging young adults to seek an exceptional life by discovering their authentic self (an online course)
During this course I will help you to discover your authentic self by guiding you to identify your deepest passion, your greatest talents, your desired impact, your beliefs about success, and the things that make you most happy.
Knowing your authentic self is essential for living an exceptional life!
After completion of the course you will be guided to using your authentic self in making decisions that impact college choices, career and your entire life!
Michele Vosberg reviews Elyse’s upcoming book, Finding Direction:
Author: Elyse Hudacsko, Setting transformation in motion
Elyse Hudacsko is a life-long learner who is inspired to share all that she has learned with others to help set their own personal journeys in motion. She spent a decade as a “guidance counselor for adults” at a Fortune 500 company and can now be found spending her days guiding her own homeschooled teenage daughters.
Hear Elyse Hudacsko' mini-workshop, Saying Yes.
Taking Your Power Back: 8 Ways To Quiet Your Inner Critic (an online course)
Dealing with self-criticism and judgement can be exhausting and debilitating. The habit of, or the need to, put yourself down is often learned before we are old enough to have language. These patterns can have negative effects across an entire lifespan. The good news is that most habits, including paying attention to our inner critics, can be changed in 21 days. This course includes strategies and resources for taming the inner critics and a step-by-step guide for developing a new habit!
Author: Tammy Garver, MS, Personal Development Teacher, Speaker, and Certified Professional Life Coach
Tammy Garver is a self-help aficionado and certified Personal Coach and Instructor. Her mission is to help women improve their quality of life, especially those who have “been to hell and back.” When human beings experience trauma or extreme life challenges, it is not uncommon for them to feel “less than” in some way. Tammy is passionate about helping women step out of the darkness and into their light, where they are always “good enough” just as they are.
In 2007, she launched Creating Success Stories with a goal of giving women who face poverty, or a myriad of challenging situations, the tools and support that foster a better life experience, one choice at a time. Tammy is a speaker who has led several groups in local low-income areas by supporting women’s ascension out of poverty through programs developed by herself and others. She enjoys writing, and plans to release her new book in 2019! By sharing timeless principles, scientific research and life-coaching strategies, she makes the practice of making authentic success accessible and relevant to everyone.
Hear Tammy Garver's mini-workshop, How Do YOU Define Authentic Success?
Ten Tiny Things
Ten Tiny Things is a little book with a bold mission — to help overwhelmed writers and artists rediscover their passion and get action on their misplaced dreams. The book is a series of short meditations on the simple and profound truths that underlie the creative process. Whether you’re aspiring to make your mark or you’ve logged ten thousand hours, you’ll find inspiration and motivation as you contemplate these basic tenets of a sustainable artistic practice. If you’re struggling or feeling blocked, these fundamental concepts will help you to rediscover the secrets that you learned once upon a time and still hold deep within you. Writers, poets, painters, filmmakers, photographers, musicians and creative entrepreneurs will find truth in the magic and the logic of these tiny, yet mighty principles.
Author: Kris Dyson, MFA, writer, filmmaker & teaching artist based in South Florida
Kris Dyson, MFA, is a former Y2K IT Project Manager turned writer, educator and filmmaker. She is the co-producer of “When All That’s Left Is Love,” a feature-length documentary that goes behind closed doors with Alzheimer’s caregivers. She co-directed a short documentary, “Driving Lessons,” which aired on public television in Durham, NC. The film examines the profound emotional impact of racial profiling during minor traffic stops. Her screenplay, “Windfalling,” was a Top 5 Finalist at the Citizen Jane Film Festival’s Screen Grab Contest. She’s also a passionate advocate for gifted and talented students, having spent ten years as an educator in this field. Her audio documentary project, “Gifted Girl Chronicles,” delves into the often confusing world of intelligent and talented females, where family messages and societal expectations often conflict with the individual’s needs. She has presented at workshops, film festivals and conferences around the country on creativity, giftedness and film history and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her work in digital media and education.
Hear Kris Dyson's mini-workshop, Coping With Creative Anxiety.
3 Days to Unstuck – Get Action on Your Creative Passions (online course)
Are you an artistic soul struggling with anxiety and overwhelm? Do you find yourself shutting down rather than getting excited about your dreams? Do you feel as though you’re alone, lost in the wilderness with all of your ideas? If you’re an aspiring writer, musician, filmmaker, visual artist, poet, entrepreneur or other creative type who’s unhappy with your current lack of progress, this mini-course is for you. Using the philosophy found in the book “Ten Tiny Things,” you’ll take in the big picture with an inventory of your creative self, and then drill down to the tiny yet mighty ideas that provide clarity, direction and momentum. After you identify what motivates you (and what holds you back), you’ll craft a new definition of success and determine the next steps that will move your project forward. Finally, you’ll design your own individualized “get action” plan, specifically designed to help you move forward in the direction of your creative passions.
Author: Kris Dyson, MFA, writer, filmmaker & teaching artist based in South Florida
Kris Dyson, MFA, is a former Y2K IT Project Manager turned writer, educator and filmmaker. She is the co-producer of “When All That’s Left Is Love,” a feature length documentary that goes behind closed doors with Alzheimer’s caregivers. She co-directed a short documentary, “Driving Lessons,” which aired on public television in Durham, NC. The film examines the profound emotional impact of racial profiling during minor traffic stops. Her screenplay, “Windfalling” was a Top 5 Finalist at the Citizen Jane Film Festival’s Screen Grab Contest. She’s also a passionate advocate for gifted and talented students, having spent ten years as an educator in this field. Her audio documentary project, “Gifted Girl Chronicles,” delves into the often confusing world of intelligent and talented females, where family messages and societal expectations often conflict with the individual’s needs. She has presented at workshops, film festivals and conferences around the country on creativity, giftedness and film history and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her work in digital media and education.
Hear Kris Dyson's mini-workshop, Coping With Creative Anxiety.
Here are the bonuses received by early purchasers of any of these books or courses
If you qualified for bonuses but did not receive one or more of them, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
3-Part Be Weird, Make Money Course An online course by Kimberly Stewart at BeWeirdMakeMoney.com, worth $97.
5 Days to Ramp Up Your Life Mini-course What if you could make your life better in just 5 days? Think it’s impossible? It’s not. Give me 5 days and I’ll help you ramp up your life! From Michele Vosberg, PhD
10 Things People Forget to Do Before Delivering A Speech A PDF by Janice Dean, , Master Coach in Speaking. Ever wonder why some speakers are bursting with energy and aliveness? What’s their secret, how do they do it? Top speakers prepare not only their words, but also their mindset and physical being before stepping in front of an audience. I’m sharing insider tips so you, too, can be on fire and ready to deliver a dynamic presentation to your next audience!
20 Tips to Turn your Life’s Tests and Trials into a Life-changing Hero’s Journey A PDF eBook by Pat Edwards, author of Exploring the Magic of Your Hero’s Journey.
Aspects of a Multi-Talent : Reflect on Being a Multi-Talent with Clean Language A PDF eBook by Edith Johnston PhD LPC, owner of “How To” Life Consultants, LLC. This is an exploration of understanding, overcoming, developing, expressing and connecting as a Multi-Talent using questions that minimize the biases in the asking and let you delve deeply into who you are.
Audio guided meditation: “Unplug & Sleep” to switch off the monkey mind and enjoy a peace bubble from Claire Wild, Bodymind Therapeutic Coach / Facilitator
Best of the Assume Love Blog A PDF eBook on how to have a happier marriage without waiting for your spouse to change, by Patty Newbold, WriteSpeak coach and author of AssumeLove.com
How to Thrive With Too Many Interests: My best English articles (so far) An eBook from Jana Lindberg, author of the Queste blog at jana-lindberg.de
Taking Your Power Back: 8 Ways To Quiet Your Inner Critic Access to this online course with strategies and resources for taming the inner critics and a step-by-step guide for developing a new habit by Tammy Garver.
Thinking It Through: The Many Aspects of Being Multi-Talented A PDF eBook by Edith Johnston PhD LPC, approaching each aspect of being a multi-talent by thinking it through. Sometimes it is hard to see the forest through the trees. There are times we do not see ourselves clearly or the impact we have, because we are literally in the middle of it. We need to get a different perspective. To help us do that we use DeBono’s Thinking Hats to approach each facet of being a multi-talent. Also available for purchase from “How To” Life Consultants, LLC.
A Year of You A PDF eBook. If you are ready to start living a life filled with less stress and more joy then this workbook is for you! A Year of You provides you with simple exercises and activities each week that will help you to begin transforming your life. The practices that I share are those that I have collected and personally worked with over the years. They changed my life and they will change yours. The format of the workbook is fun, the time commitment is minimal, and the results are magical! By Elyse Hudacsko, transformation in motion.
Many thanks to the generous people who donated these PDF and audio thank-you bonuses!