Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work – A Synopsis Anyone who has faced the challenge embarking on a new career knows how important is to have someone cheering you on and guiding you in developing effective strategies. In her new book Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work, Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CCC, CPC draws on more than twenty years of experience as a career counselor/coach to bring readers the tools for championing their own careers. With empathy and enthusiasm, Bellows encourages readers to delve deeply and honestly into their experiences to determine an appropriate career path. She provides a wide range of self-assessment tools to enable individuals to explore their personal passions and values and recognize the strengths and skills they can bring to the workplace. Then she offers sound strategies for decision-making, goal setting and networking to move forward on the chosen career path. Special advice is provided for college students, retirees and those changing careers in mid-life. After developing a clear idea of their career goals, readers are ready to examine the existing job market. Champion Your Career provides both time-tested and up-to-the-minute suggestions for identifying and researching potential employers. The book includes solid advice on resume writing, interviewing skills and utilizing internet-based tools. The book’s Appendix offers a wealth of additional resources. The path to a fulfilling new career is a journey of many steps. Champion Your Career has been written to serve as a helpful guide and companion on every step of that journey.
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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.