ALL NEW: Video of the Week...Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Get a mentor” is common career advice.  In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, Lori Hunt discusses how mentoring made a difference in her own career and life, and the positive impact of mentoring on both mentors and mentees.  After you watch this quick TedxCCS talk, register here for the free webinar Amy M. Gardner is conducting this Thursday on how to build and utilize effective mentoring relationships.  

Free Resume Review Session Participation

Both Keith and Amy participated in a free resume review session for University of Chicago alumni earlier today.  In addition to our work for corporate clients, we are always happy to help if your not for profit organization or group is looking for a speaker on career or career transition issues. 

And if you are’t ready for one-on-one career or career transition coaching but would like a professional, one-on-one resume review session, please let us know.

 

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BEST OF: Video of the Week...Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

Can you really achieve more by pursuing less?  Greg McKeown explains in this week’s Video of the Week why doing what is essential should become your default position if you want to succeed, and specific techniques to adopt if you want to become an essentialist.  

How is 2018 going for you?

How is 2018 going for you?

If your check engine light comes on in your car do you go on YouTube, buy some self help books, check with friends, ignore it as long as you can, and eventually take it apart in the evening after work in your garage?  Or, do you call your mechanic or car dealership to run a diagnostic?  The vast majority of us don’t have the technical skill to troubleshoot modern cars...but do we have the technical skills to troubleshoot our career and personal goals?

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BEST OF: Video of the Week....Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

If it’s Tuesday, it’s VOTW.  Take 20 minutes and listen to this discussion between Mel Robbins and Tom Bilyeu.  If you have a collapsing career or if life is just not going the way you thought it would go…what are you doing to make the decisions that will move you forward?  Don’t “hit the snooze button” in your life.  Today is the day to “check-in.”

Don’t let tiny decisions take you off track.  Discover your greatness!

If you need assistance making sure you have your “five second moments” exactly when you need them please contact Apochromatik!

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Why using your time off matters...

As summer winds down, it’s a great time to think ahead to time off over the fall and/or the holidays. Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral was recently quoted by Work+Money on why you should use your vacation time.  Check it out and start planning to take advantage of the many benefits from using that time you’ve earned. 

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BEST OF: Video of the Week...August 21, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

Tired?  You’re not alone.  In this week’s Video of the Week, Arianna Huffington argues that lack of sleep shouldn’t be a badge of honor.  Being well-rested is the key to greater productivity, happiness, and better decision-making.  Check out this short video, and let us know what you think.  (And then take a nap.)

 

Are you starting a new job?

Not one but TWO Apochromatik clients are starting new jobs this month.  Both worked with Apochromatik coaches to evaluate their values, their strengths, and the directions they want their careers and lives to go, then worked with Apochromatik coaches to prepare their resumes and cover letters, and to nail their interviews.  

Congratulations to both J. and E.!  In honor of them, this week on the Apochromatik blog, we’re sharing an article on tips for your first day at a new job, featuring advice from Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral.

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BEST OF: Video of the Week...August 14, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

In case you aren't familiar with the Video of the Week, this is an Apochromatik feature of a carefully curated video that, in a few minutes a week, can greatly assist your professional and personal development.  They post every Tuesday.

Are you guilty of one (or more) of the seven deadly sins of speaking?  

In this week’s Video of the Week, Julian Treasure discusses the seven deadly sins of speaking, how to replace them with the four cornerstones of powerful speech, six elements of speech to keep in mind, and six vocal warm-up exercises.  The end result — you’ll speak with more empathy and people will be more likely to want to listen to you.

  
Whether you’re preparing for a big presentation or want to be more effective in everyday communication, the ten minutes you invest in watching this video are sure to enhance your speech.  

 

 

 

BEST OF: Video of the Week...Tuesday, August 7, 2017

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

We all want to say we see opportunities in setbacks, but it’s easier said than done.  This week’s Video of the Week, Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement address, talks about how to come back from (even very public and difficult) failures. Check it out and let us know what you think.

https://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die

(1955 - 2011) Rest In Peace - Apple Co-Finder Steve Jobs in 2005 giving his Stanford Commencement Address

Curious about coaching? Interested in developing yourself as a person and as a leader?

Curious about coaching? Interested in developing yourself as a person and as a leader?

Sign up for the Apochromatik email list AND like our Facebook Page to learn more about coaching.  If you are interested in a FREE 1 Hour Coaching Session please sign up now on our website, and don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook or send an email to keith@apochromatik.com.

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BEST OF: Video of the Week...Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How do we sound credible? In this week’s Video of the Week, Dr. Laura Sicola shows how your vocal delivery influences how your message is received, and how to use it to your advantage.  She notes that when preparing for presentations, we usually focus most on content, when the delivery is actually key to how our message will or will not be received.  The tips in her TEDxPenn talk will help you hone your vocal executive presence so you can have the impact you want.     

9 Ways to Go Beyond the Imposter Syndrome

9 Ways to Go Beyond the Imposter Syndrome

We recently taught a webinar on the imposter syndrome for the American Bar Association.  (ABA members can access the webinar and earn CLE free of charge here.  Non-ABA members can access the webinar with a 15% discount by using the discount code FACMARK at checkout.)  

In conversation with the ABA and program moderator Lacy Durham in advance of the webinar, one of the issues identified was that many people who feel they are a fraud or imposter think they’re unusual or alone, which adds to their shame and difficulty understanding that these feelings are common and not related to qualifications or skill.  We’re prepared this blog post as part of an effort to normalize the feelings of imposterism and help lawyers and other professionals build awareness.  It’s based on the remarks we and Lacy made during the webinar and is intended, in a more cursory way, to provide some brief background and resources.  We encourage you to share it with colleagues and your network to spur more discussion of the imposter syndrome and, in so doing, help remove the stigma around it.  

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