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The First of Many, Books to Read in 2019

Here’s a list of 19 books to read in 2019 Books to read list from one of my favorite Thought Leaders, Adam Grant.
“Good leadership books (a) introduce original ideas, (b) back them with evidence & experience, (c) make them engaging.
My top 19 picks to start 2019 explore how to improve work, find courage, fuel innovation, & understand the past and future of humanity.” Adam Grant

Hey Whatcom County Peeps – Want to Find a New Career?

I’m offering my one night “Finding the Right Career for You” class through Whatcom Community College, next Monday night, Jan. 22 @ 6:00p. I’m offering this class (normally $510) one time this Winter through Whatcom Community College for only $49!! And there’s still room! If that’s of interest, read the description below and
sign up online today.
I hope to see many of you there.
Here’s the description:
Finding the Right Career for You 
When it comes to your career, do you feel like a left-handed person in a right-handed job? Are you trying to decide on an educational program that matches your strengths? Are you restless to find meaningful work that resonates with your heart? Join us to discover your “core wiring” and explore finding a great “fit” to experience your life callings. You will be guided by one of the top career coaches in the Northwest—Mark Warren, The Calling Coach.
W8234 / 1 session $49
6:00 – 9:00 PM MON: 1/22 Warren
WCC – Foundation 201C

Merry Christmas and a Focused New Year in 2017

The Danger of Following (only) Your Passion

I have shared a maxim in my workshops and coaching for years: The marketplace doesn’t pay for passion, it pays for talent.

Whether I am coaching a college student trying to find a major that “fits”, or a Baby Boomer on finding their “dream job”, it never ceases to capture my attention how deeply THE myth has captured the minds of so many. The myth: follow your passion, and the money will follow. Actually, passion can help you think about “where” to focus your time, money and energy, but it doesn’t answer the “what” you will do when you get around your passion. The “what” is your core talents and strengths. Identify your innate talents and develop those talents with discipline and focus. Then, if you are able, use those developed talents in an area of passion.

Watch as Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, gives his take on the danger of following your passion.


Pete Carroll on Building a Culture of “Grit”

For you Seahawks fans (and non-Seahawks fans) here is an enlightening discussion between Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, and author/researcher Angela Duckworth about creating a culture of “grit.”

May 19th 2016 - Town Hall Meeting featuring Pete Carroll and Angela Duckworth

May 19th 2016 – Town Hall Meeting featuring Pete Carroll and Angela Duckworth

Duckworth is known for her research on “grit” and connected with Pete Carroll early on in his Seahawks’ career. This also provides some alternative insights for assessing and recruiting people and talent to your organization.