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Build Client Motivation BEFORE The First Appointment

July 12, 2017 |

By Richard Hamilton. Amongst the many innovations that the founders of Solution- Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) have introduced to the world of counselling is the exploration of pre-session changes. These changes can lead to a treasure trove of useful motivational strategies, if you know how to tap into them.   Research has shown that 40% of clients have made some improvement to their problem prior to their first session (deShazer and Berg), however clients will not reveal these improvements unless asked; that’s a lot of valuable information hidden away.   Accessing this information…

Welcome Aboard Flight 2016

January 5, 2016 |

By Daisy Wright. Since it’s the start of the new year, I think it would be a good idea to think of what’s ahead for you as you board flight 2016. Let me ask you a few questions: Have you set any specific goals for the year? If you haven’t, it means you have indirectly set one, and it is to remain where you are. Have you decided if you will be a passenger or the pilot of your career this year? It’s up to you to determine if you…

A New Year, A New You!

December 30, 2015 |

By Skye Berry-Burke. This time of year brings with it the excitement of planning for the new year ahead. You will find people everywhere are discussing their new year resolutions and goals for things like weight loss, better health and even happiness. Lists, charts and plans abound about how to create the perfect resolution and stick to it. But what if I tell you there is a much simpler way to achieve your goals for the year without feeling like you are setting yourself up for failure? Personally, I am…

New Year’s Resolutions – What do you treasure?

December 26, 2015 |

By Sharon Graham. The new year is an opportunity to set new goals. We resolve to get a new job, earn a better income, establish our own business, and learn something new. But, sometimes we miss the mark. “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 This passage from the Bible suggests that what you treasure is very evident in your thoughts and actions. But, if you are focusing on physical prosperity, you may be missing far greater spiritual treasures. This year, before you finalize your New Year’s…

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others, Claim Your Greatness!

June 6, 2014 |

By Daisy Wright. Stop comparing yourself to others. That is, on the assumption that it’s something you often do. Do you find yourself saying things like: “She always seem to have it all together; what’s the matter with me?” “He gets all the attention in meetings; why I can’t I?” “Why did she get the promotion over me? We have the same qualifications.” Have you ever said any of the above, or something that close? We all do, at some point or another. We should stop these comparisons. Oscar Wilde…

5 Must-See TED Talks for Career Professionals

April 30, 2014 |

Are you regularly watching TED Talks? If you’re not, you are missing out on free professional development. To give your clients the best chance for success, you need to remain on the leading edge. is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. The organization believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. For this reason, they have built a free clearinghouse that offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers. Here’s a compilation of Ted Talks recommended by Career Professionals…