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FEATURED BOOK REVIEW:

Review: “The Pocket Life Coach”
http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=4271

"The initial chapters set the tone that is repeated throughout the book: wellbeing requires dedicated purpose, patient contemplation, acknowledging sources of distress, and adopting a 'can do' attitude. Chapman consistently weaves a theme of finding a balance life through mindful attention toward work, family, health, recreation, and nutrition. There's little to debate here."
"Beyond general encouragement, Chapman details many specific strategies to deal with life challenges. Goal setting, for example, is recommended as a way to motivate change, create happiness through achievement, and harness creative potential. Similarly, he discusses time management, activity planning, and selecting priorities to cope better with our fast-paced lifestyles. There are forms in the book readers can use to document their progress when implementing these and other suggestions..."
" it may function best as a "check in" for people interested in improving facets of their life or simply searching for ideas to "pull things together." None of the information in the book is controversial or "new age," but seems born of the author's personal struggles and commitment to a life fully realized..."
FEATURED ARTICLES:

“Sunday Magazine: Liz Saint John Talks With Certified Life Coach Robin Belkin”--2008

http://podcast.radioalice.com

‘Getting ‘Unstuck’: Does Your Life Need  A Coach?  8/1/07
http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/worklife/08/01/wlb.life.coaches/
(CNN) -- "'Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?'
Seeking serenity or direction in your life? The growing number of life coaches want to help.
It's one of those questions many job-seekers dread during an interview, but it can be daunting to answer on a personal level as well. Amid all your responsibilities, activities and projects, it's sometimes hard to see the big picture and easy to become overwhelmed or feel like you're lacking direction.
That's where a life coach can come in..."

“Do You Need a Life Coach?”  6/1/08
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/63530
This article identifies the four internationally recognized coach accreditation bodies--ICF, ICC, IAC & ECI. It presents a variety of coaching specialization areas. It establishes what most clients desire in a life coach—“sounding board and motivator” as well as someone “to really listen, provide honest feedback and give helpful advice to assist in making positive change.” Ultimately, it characterizes life coaching as “an investment in your future success...when you’re ready to overhaul your life and determined to do the necessary work...”

"Web Worker Careers: Coaching” –4/16/09

http://www.specialitymoney.com/web-worker-careers-coaching

This article provides an overview of the coaching industry and gives MyVeryOwnCoach.com an honorable mention.

ARTICLES IN THE NEWS:

 “When Mom and Dad Share It All”
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/magazine/15parenting-t.html?th&emc=th
    This article presents comprehensive coverage of how parents can approach their division of labor and work-life balance.

“The 5 Reasons That Entrepreneurs Never Reach Their Full Potential”  6/10/08
http://www.inglewoodtoday.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1348&Itemid=4
    This article briefly elaborates on the following 5 reasons:
Lack Of Vision
Trying To Do Too Much
Organizational Challenges
Being a "Control Freak"
Unhealthy Business Relationships

“The Big Question: ‘Why should I hire you?’”  6/8/08
http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobseeker/tools/ept/printallept.html?post=379&eptTemplete=careerarticles

‘Getting ‘Unstuck’: Does Your Life Need  A Coach?  8/1/07
http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/worklife/08/01/wlb.life.coaches/

“Hot Ticket i B-School: Bringing Life Values to Corporate Ethics” 5/29/08
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/business/smallbusiness/29shift.html?_r=1&em&ex=1212206400&en=810388fc4e1f4b2f&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

“12 Most Common Problems of Working Women 5/40/08
http://www.life-styl.com/index.php/business/business-society/12-most-common-problems-of-working-women/

10 Ways to Boost Your Productivity 5/30/08
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=4234d8a3-6281-4b47-bacc-d3cb6b2c6410&p=1

Building Bold Goals For Your Business
http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/may2008/sb20080530_413243.htm

“How to Get the Most Out of a Life Coach”  6/6/08
http://www.sheknows.com/articles/health-and-wellness/womens-health/804182-How-to-get-the-most-out-of-a-life-coach.htm

Review: “The Pocket Life Coach”
http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=4271

“Weight Management Center Does 'Life Coaching'”  5/30/08
http://www.greenevillesun.com/story/295466

“Vacation Fears Threaten Workers’ Vacation Plans”  6/5/08
http://hotjobs.promotions.yahoo.com/tahiti/frontpage_article.html

“Coaching that Counts; Harnessing the Power of Leadership Coaching to Deliver Strategic Value”  5/28/08
http://bookstore.ellibs.com/book/9780750675802?ref=atom

“BMO’s Business Coach Podcast Series Wins Gold Medal For Best Use of Communications Tool” 5/28/08
http://www.stockhouse.com/News/CanadianReleasesDetail.aspx?n=6916739

“Midlife Improvement”
http://lifetwo.com/production/tags/female-midlife-crisis?gclid=COWqs_L80JMCFRUdsgod7XLPjw

“Help and Hope During a Midlife During a Mid-Life Crisis”
http://www.lifescript.com/channels/well_being/Meditations_Motivations/help_and_hope_during_a_mid-life_crisis.asp?page=1&trans=1

“The ABC’s Of Life Coaching” 5/08
http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/personal-finance/lifestyle-money/lifestyle-money/abcs-life-coaching/

“How to ask for a Pay Raise and Get it” 6/4/08
http://www.news.com.au/business/money/story/0,25479,23803839-5012424,00.html
    Pay review checklist
• Prove your value
• Use evidence to boost your case
• Don't hold the company to ransom
• Keep emotions out of it
• Keep an open mind
• Timing is important
• Research the market

“Activist Depression, Burnout and Guilty Pleasures”  6/1/08
http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=7577
    This is about what to do when you get burned out—take a break!  It will pay off even when it seems counter-intuitive.  So when you need a break, take one. In the end, you’ll be more productive and happy.

“Life Coaching: Know Exactly What to do to Lose Weight, Manage Time, Etc., But Can’t See to Do It? Try a Life Coach—Guest Article From iPEC VP D. Luke Iorio”  6-6-08
http://www.sugarshockblog.com/2008/06/life-coaching-k.html

“New Audio Podcast Channel About Life Balance is Now Available on  iTunes”  6/6/08
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080604006293&newsLang=en

“Do You Need a Life Coach?”  6/1/08
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/63530