📒 Becoming A Professional by Lesley Scanlon

Genre : Education
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN_10 : 9400713789
Copyright Year : 2011-06-27
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This book is founded on the idea that ‘becoming’ is the most useful defining concept for a new ‘professional’ class whose members understand that development in their working lives is an open-ended, lifelong process of refinement and learning. In a world where being a ‘professional’ is an increasingly indistinct notion and where better education and technology are challenging ‘professional’ norms, it is imperative that we no longer think in terms of an exclusive, ‘Anglo-American’, knowledge-rich class of workers. Exploring the implications of this insight for professions including nursing, teaching, social work, engineering and the clergy, this volume aims to encourage informed debate on what it means to be a ‘professional’ in this globalised 21st century. The book argues that ‘becoming’ a professional is a lifelong process in which individual professional identities are constructed through formal education, workplace interactions and popular culture. The book advocates the ‘ongoingness’ of developing a professional self throughout one’s professional life. What emerges is a concept of becoming a professional different from the isolated, rugged, individualistic approach to traditional professional practice as represented in popular culture. It is a book for the reflective professional.

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📒 Early Childhood Education by Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle

Genre : Education
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 9781412973458
Copyright Year : 2013-01-02
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Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional is an inspiring introduction to the world of early childhood education, preparing the teachers of tomorrow to reach their full potential in their schools and communities. Written by a diverse and experienced author team (Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Wanda J. Roundtree-Henderson, and Alicia Valero-Kerrick), this text engages readers to connect contemporary educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented in the classroom. In response to today’s ever-changing educational environment, the text focuses on both the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility, as well as today’s issues in diversity—from supporting children with exceptionalities to supporting children and families in broader cultural contexts.

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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN_10 : 0393705056
Copyright Year : 2007-03-17
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Master-certified life coaches with the Institute for Life Coach Training, founded by Williams, introduce life coaching as an "operating system" for helping people navigate life transitions. After reviewing the history of this new profession, they discuss the skills entailed; distinctions between coaching, consulting, mentoring, and therapy; defining/refining life purpose; and dealing with obstacles by developing "flexible optimism." Chapters drawing on eclectic sources (e.g., poets, psychologists, The Purpose-Driven Life) include frequently asked questions, exercises for both coaches and clients, and resources.

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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN_10 : 9780393710977
Copyright Year : 2015-03-23
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An updated version of the best-selling therapist-to-coach transition text. With his bestselling Therapist As Life Coach, Pat Williams introduced the therapeutic community to the career of life coach, and in Becoming a Professional Life Coach he and Diane Menendez covered all the basic principles and strategies for effective coaching. Now Williams, founder of the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT), and Menendez, former faculty at ILCT—both master certified coaches—bring back the book that has taught thousands of coaches over the past eight years with all-new information on coaching competencies, ethics, somatic coaching, wellness coaching, and how positive psychology and neuroscience are informing the profession today. Moving seamlessly from coaching fundamentals—listening skills, effective language, session preparation—to more advanced ideas such as helping clients to identify life purpose, recognize and combat obstacles, align values and actions, maintain a positive mind-set, and live with integrity, this new edition is one-stop-shopping for beginner and advanced coaches alike. Beginning with a brief history of the foundations of coaching and its future trajectory, Becoming a Professional Life Coach takes readers step-by-step through the coaching process, covering all the crucial ideas and techniques for being a successful life coach, including: • Listening to, versus listening for, versus listening with • Establishing a client’s focus • Giving honest feedback and observation • Formulating first coaching conversations • Asking powerful, eliciting questions • Understanding human developmental issues • Reframing a client’s perspective • Enacting change with clients • Helping clients to identify and fulfill core values, and much, much more. All the major skillsets for empowering and “stretching” clients are covered. By filling the pages with client exercises, worksheets, sample dialogues, and self-assessments, Williams and Menendez give readers a hands-on coaching manual to expertly guide their clients to purposeful, transformative lives. Today, with more and more therapists incorporating coaching into their practices, and the number of master certified coaches, many with niche expertise, growing every year, Becoming a Professional Life Coach fills a greater need than ever. By tackling the nuts and bolts of coaching, Williams and Menendez equip readers with the tools and techniques they need to make a difference in their clients’ lives.

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Genre : Education
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 0761911278
Copyright Year : 1998-04-15
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This clear and concise study guide provides sample examinations and guidance for counsellors who wish to become certified by either the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education (CACREP) or the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the major counsellor accreditation institutions in the United States. This Second Edition brings up to date the names of key organizations, and adds new information relevant to changes in the counsellor certification exam.

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Publisher : Stephen A. McEvoy
ISBN_10 : 9780578137001
Copyright Year : 2014-06-19
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You can become a professional massage therapist That can be said with certainty because that is exactly what this author did at age 50. If you desire to be a qualified massage practitioner, this book will motivate you and provide valuable insights and guidance as you navigate the enriching path to your goal. Topics covered include the long and rich history of therapeutic massage; selecting the right massage school; navigating licensing and certification issues; benefits of professional membership; many business issues and opportunities; effective and affordable advertising; typical massage routines; a broad synopsis about the various massage modalities, treatments and subspecialties; a chapter on pregnancy massage; plus some hard lessons and funny stories. The text is well-illustrated with many pertinent and beautiful photographs. The book's foreword is by Leslie A. Young, Ph.D., Vice President Communication of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and Editor-in-Chief of the Massage & Bodywork magazine. Dr. Young attests to the wealth of information and keen insights provided in the text, and describes the book as "a broad and unvarnished review of the massage profession, wonderfully packaged with beautiful illustrations." This large-format 8.5" x 11" book is a must for anyone considering or pursuing a full-time or part-time massage career. Besides the valuable information that it contains, this book should never be relegated to a bookcase. The bright and captivating covers and vibrant interior content have many beautiful photographs that make it ideal for "coffee-table" display in your home or office. Besides being a guiding light as you march towards your goal, this book is the perfect answer to anyone asking why you wanted to become a professional massage therapist. About the Author Stephen McEvoy is a graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy (PSMT), the curriculum of which was accredited by the Commission on Massage Training Accreditation (COMTA). His therapeutic massage training includes Swedish, Sports, Spa, Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, Hydrotherapy, and a smattering of other techniques. Steve is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania. He has broad experience in the massage profession, including having operated a massage business with both massage-therapist employees and subtenants. Steve has a BS degree from New York University and an MS degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and he is a member of several professional societies. Steve considers himself to be very blessed to have been able to work as a professional massage therapist for more than 15 years.

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Publisher : George Boulden
ISBN_10 : 9780956082275
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Genre : Art
Publisher : FriesenPress
ISBN_10 : 9781460218907
Copyright Year : 2013-05
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Having sold millions of dollars of fine art in a career spanning over 30 years, veteran art consultant Harry Israel lays out in simple, easy to follow steps, a basic plan to become a professional artist. From the novice who is just starting out, to the experienced artist that wants to take his career up to the next level; you will find this to be an indispensable guide. You will learn how to: Develop a presentation package of your art. Retail price your art. Investigate the potential market for your art. Gain entry into high-end galleries. Develope a stable of fine art galleries to represent your art. This guide will move you from a recreational pastime, to supporting yourself as a working artist. This guide will help you derive a decent income, doing what you love doing best. This guide will give you the opportunity to realize your vision, and share it with the public.

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Genre : Education
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 9781844457120
Copyright Year : 2010-06-01
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This positive guide to professional issues in the Learning and Skills Sector tackles the challenges and anxieties faced by trainee teachers. It examines issues surrounding values and ethics from a variety of perspectives. Everyday examples and case studies are used to help the reader place issues in a working context. It is ideal reading for trainees wanting to understand their responsibilities to students and professional colleagues. Of use to qualified teachers as well as trainees, this book is an essential guide to becoming a professional tutor and is matched to the professional and ethical components for achieving QTLS.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN_10 : 9781479762408
Copyright Year : 2013-02-16
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SMEs need to become more sustainable. To reach such a goal they also need to become more professional in their outlook and approach. In this way they may be able to deal with the instability, complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty of change; and to cope with the ever increasing pressures brought by change. After outlining what is meant by sustainability and professionalism, some strategies for how SME owner/managers might become more professional by focussing on the development of their own, and their employees, so called soft skills are offered. The author draws from a range of theories to support the argument.

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