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I am an ESL Instructor, Communications Specialist, Career Coach and Novice Writer specifically for your communication/ career goals, and establishing your brand. For over 11 years, I have led leadership/communication workshops (and now online sessions ) on developing leadership skills, enhancing creativity, creating a work/life balance, and many other subjects for the Toronto Board of Education, and in the non-profit and corporate sector. My approach teaches the vital importance of clear, motivational, yet caring communication. I have recently written a journaling workbook for my students/clients that contains weekly reflections with activities. It has been used by life coaches, career consultants and communications instructors. Here is the link for those who wish to learn about my journalling workbook and to purchase it.. http://tinyurl.com/serendipityjournal I’m currently working on my second workbook – a unique guidebook for traveling your career pathway. For more information about my upcoming other workbooks, email me at: d.wri3420@gmail.com

Monday, May 28, 2018

Making the right decision

 You know that  you have made the right decision  about a career plan/ strategy when you feel a sense of peace about it.

Google's new job search feature

Check out the new job search feature with google. 


https://www.jobboom.com/career/jobboom-partners-with-google-in-the-launch-of-its-new-job-search-feature/?utm_source=Career_Advice&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Career_201805&utm_content=Principale_01

Monday, May 9, 2016

Free Word Plug In

For those who are auditory learners or process  info. better through auditory means... here is something below that may be of help. 



http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/home/  ---   reads Microsoft Word aloud. but Windows only.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

To Honour International Women's Day

Sisters of the heart

Where ever you are
 You are with us
 No matter the race, religion, or creed.

 We  are  all one in spirit in womanhood.


 Let us  not forget how truly fragile we are
 without the bond of Sisters of the Heart.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Some educational and career resources

Great place to learn new stuff for those life long learners out there- Independent Learning Centre-- www.ILC.org


For career resources and educational resources go to iTunes and Youtube  educational libraries

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Books for inspiration and for motivation

eading the right book at the right time can bring you  to a new level to understanding yourself, others and the pathway you are meant to travel in your career pathway.  Good luck and Enjoy !



Books for  Personal Motivation and Inspiration: Some of my Favorites:

Living the Seven Habits :  Stories of Courage and Inspiration by Stephen R.
Covey
Yesterday I Cried:  Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving by Iyanla
Vanzant
Travelling Mercies by Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
The Woman's Book of Soul by Sue Patton Thoele
One Day My Soul Just Opened Up by Iyanla Vanzant
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and it's all small stuff by Richard Carlson

The Power of Optimism by Alan Loy McGinnis
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Life's Little Instruction Book Series by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Five People You will Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

For One More Day by Mitch Albom
The Anatomy of a Spirit by Carolyn Myss ( to identify your spiritual path)


Books on Tapping into your Creative Soul:

Julia Cameron’s Books:  

The Artist's Way.
Walking in This World.
 The Vein of Gold
 The Right to Write

two.
Book on Multiple Intelligences:

" Seven Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing your Multiple Intelligences."  2nd edition.... by Thomas Armstrong.  The publisher is Canbook. You can try ordering it online at www.abebooks.ca.- textbook section. This site has some good prices for gently used books and some new ones too.


Books on Connecting with the Right Brain By Betty Edwards

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Paperback)
by Betty Edwards

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Seven Lessons to Enhance Creativity and Artistic Self Confidence



Friday, February 27, 2015

Recommended books for writing

Here are some  English text books someone recommended to me that may prove useful in writing your resume and portfolio.    The  proper use of punctuation and grammar go a long way in impressing people.  They are oldies, but goodies... 
 

McGraw-Hill Handbook of English-- Canadian Edition:

Mind the Stop: a Brief Guide to Punctuation