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Thursday, August 9, 2018


Jul. 31, 2018  CERTIFIED COACH PRACTITIONER™ Course info package:

The Certified Coaches Federation's CERTIFIED COACH PRACTITIONER™ Course is now known as one of the best-known coach training programs in the world!

CCF’s Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program provides the skills, tools and strategies to help you build a profitable coaching practice.

Our emphasis is on meeting our students' passion for helping others with a solid "how to" blueprint that covers both the coaching process as well as the business of coaching!

Certified Coaches Federation Coaches enjoy the following lifestyle and career benefits:

A greater sense of fulfillment and purpose - because they're making a difference
Improved work relationships. Our coaches learn new ways to not only communicate their ideas, but also to understand all modes of communication in a whole new way that is natural and easy to practice

Positive self-esteem and increased levels of self-confidence and production

Greater connection to the world, their colleagues and business associates

Achieve more with less effort

Ability to overcome obstacles and setbacks

Enjoy a rich lifestyle while making a positive contribution to the world

Why do people hire a coach?

To move ahead professionally and personally

To learn strategies and ideas to increase overall productivity

To integrate a structured system to aid in setting and achieving goals

To achieve more balance between work and home life

To reach important career or personal goals

To receive open, direct and honest feedback that is objective and constructive

To learn how to identify and correct negative beliefs and habits that sabotage success

To identify and maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses

To keep them focused and moving toward their goals

Aug. 5, 2018 "How to become a life coach in Canada": Today I found this article by Kristy Boyne:

A life coach is responsible for helping an individual identify what is holding her back from having everything she wants in life, and coaching her to overcome those challenges. A life coach is trained to coach clients on relationships, career setbacks, financial setbacks and spirituality. 

Because certification in life coaching is unregulated in Canada, becoming a life coach does not require a lot of education, training or experience.

Research life coaching programs in your area. Most large companies in the life coaching business conduct seminars available throughout the year that you can register for, but also book in-house seminars if you are unable to attend the public seminar once a year. Most of these seminars are held over a weekend so be sure that you can dedicate the full three days. Private colleges also offer an online, distance education certificate program in life coaching.

Attend the next available seminar in your city or sign up to take an online course from a life coaching business in your province. Both the seminar format and online format are intensive. Seminars are generally held over a weekend from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., while online courses require 16 hours' worth of training. Ensure that you take ample notes throughout the training, as you will be required to take a test at the end of the seminar or training.

Pass the comprehension test that is given to you at the end of the seminar or online course to receive your life coaching certificate. At this time, a mentor will be provided to you for 12 months. This mentor is available online for you to discuss career opportunities and issues that you may have with clients.

Decide whether or not you would like to start your own life coaching business or to join an existing company. If joining an existing company, research companies that offer life coaching and schedule a meeting with one of the life coaches.

Certified Coaches Federation

Jul. 18, 2018 Certified Coaches Federation:
Certified Coach Practitioner™
Our two day intensive Life Coach and Executive Coach Certification Training Program provides new and seasoned coaches alike with leading edge coaching and business development skills to naturally ensure your long-term success in this rewarding, expanding profession! Over 11,000 coaches have chosen the Certified Coaches Federation for their Life Coach and Executive Coach Training making our program one of the most popular in the world!

Why Become A Certified Coach?

Certified Coaches Federation™ Certified Coaches enjoy the following lifestyle and career benefits:

  • A greater sense of fulfilment and purpose in life - because you're making a difference.
  • Improved relationships - both at home and at work. Our Certified Coaches learn new ways to not only communicate your ideas, but also to understand all modes of communication in a whole new way that is natural and easy to practice.
  • Positive self-esteem and increased levels of self-confidence.
  • More life balance financially, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
  • Greater connection to the world and your life purpose.
  • Ability to overcome obstacles and setbacks.
  • Enjoy an abundant lifestyle while making a positive contribution to the world.

Wisdom does not operate on a time or space continuum! Consider your own life: odds are if you reflect back over the times in your life when you grew the most and stretched to become more, those events happened in moments. Perhaps you can recall a certain book you read or experience you had that gave you a new perspective that you didn't have only moments before. In an instant, wisdom can change your life! Our course has been called two days of deep insight and wisdom-oriented moments!

Do your homework. You'll find programs that are more expensive than ours. You'll find programs that are more time consuming, taking several weeks or even several months to complete. Some colleges are now even offering coaching courses that last for more than a year.

In two days you'll learn how to go out and start helping people. You'll build a powerful foundation from which to launch your new career, but you'll never be "finished" learning. We continue to support your learning process through our Continuing Education tutorials. 

Each month we feature two tutorials: Building Your Business, which covers marketing, promotion and advertising and Coaching Skills & Strategies, which cover process of coaching, including defining your target market, how to get your first meeting off on the right foot every time, ways to build your brand, how to deal with difficult clients, keys to long-term coaching relationships as well as how to manage the typical challenges that make coaching such a worthwhile career choice!

Why Do People Hire A Coach?

The bottom line with coaching is that 99.9% of clients will want your help to either achieve a goal or overcome a limitation. The Certified Coach Practitioner™ course is based on the wisdom required to see new opportunities or see above any limitation - that's what your clients want!

  • To move ahead professionally and personally
  • To learn strategies and ideas to increase overall productivity
  • To integrate a structured system to facilitate setting and achieving goals
  • To achieve more balance between work and home life
  • To reach important career or personal goals
  • To learn how to live with more focus, meaning and purpose
  • To receive open, direct, honest feedback that is objective and constructive
  • To learn how to identify and correct negative beliefs and habits that sabotage success
  • To identify and maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses
  • To achieve and maintain focus to move toward goals

How To Become A Life Coach

Tune in to our Introduction to Coaching webinar for a comprehensive overview of Life Coaching and Business Coaching! The Certified Coaches Federation™ Founder, Derrick Sweet, hosts this live webinar to give you the opportunity to learn more about this exciting profession! To attend this free information webinar, click here to register!

Certified Life Coach

Life Coaches provide tools to help their clients live their lives to the fullest. Through the introduction of new perspectives and techniques, which reveal hidden potential and identify limiting beliefs that sabotage growth, effective Life Coaching creates an arena to build new and expanding, constructive beliefs.

Life Coaches support their clients to identify their strengths and weaknesses and then provide strategies for personal development based on their client's strengths. Through this process, Life Coaches can, AND DO, focus and guide their clients to create an individualized plan of action to turn their intentions into reality!

Life coaches help their clients identify good habits, which move their lives forward, and bad habits which hold them back. Moreover, it's the coach's responsibility to provide the necessary guidance and support to facilitate their client's objectives.

Life coaches aren't counselors or therapists; they are not usually qualified to diagnose or treat mental health matters. The Certified Life Coach’s primary role is to provide a strategy and support system for their clients to achieve their goals.

Many companies now offer the services of a Certified Life Coach to employees who may be laid off or who are transitioning to retirement. Many leading divorce attorneys pay for a one hour consultation with a Certified Life Coach for clients who are experiencing the breakdown of a marriage. It's just good business to provide this kind of service.

Certified Executive Coach

Compared to Life Coaching, which targets individuals and is focused on personal development and personal goals, Executive Coaching is for professionals, executives or organizations who are seeking to achieve professional goals and optimize effectiveness. For Executive Coaching, the emphasis is on business expansion, productivity and career development. A Certified Executive Coach also takes into consideration work and life balance concerns when working with professionals.

Our Executive Coach Certification Program allow executives and corporations to measure their return on investment, usually, within weeks!

Successful completion of the Certified Coaches Federation's two day intensive Life Coach and Executive Coach Training Course gives you the confidence, knowledge and skills (both as a Certified Coach and as a business professional) to go out and help others accomplish their goals and turn their professional and career aspirations into reality.

As a Certified Coach Practitioner Course™ graduate, you are not only a Certified Coach, you are a Certified Coach Practitioner which allows you to use your coaching skills as both a Certified Life Coach and/or a Certified Executive Coach. 

You don't have to take a separate course. Our coaching concepts are so versatile and transferable that they can easily be utilized in both Life Coaching and Executive Coaching. Only Certified Coaches Federation™ graduates are licensed and approved to include Certified Coach Practitioner™ on their coaching business card and other marketing materials. For more information on our Certified Coach Practitioner Course, please review our Certified Life Coach Training Course Summary below.

Course Summary

Certified Life & Executive Coach Training

Coaching 101: An Overview of This Exciting Profession
Why coaching works
Knowing the roles and responsibilities of the coach and the client
Being able to distinguish between coaching, consulting and therapy

  • How to Be a Great Coach
  • How Cognitive Reflex Conditioning® accelerates coaching results
  • How to conduct your first meeting using the New Client Questionnaire (hand out)
  • How to ask empowering questions and give effective feedback
  • How to most effectively strategize, set goals, and inspire your clients into action
  • How to gain trust with your coaching clients
  • How to conduct your second & third meetings - additional forms included
  • How to help your clients condition their thinking to become aligned with their intentions
  • Discovering the secret to building long-term coaching relationships

CCF Business Model Review

  • Introduction and explanation of the CCF coaching model - and why it works
  • How to determine your coaching fees
  • How much time to schedule with your clients
  • Tele-coaching versus face-to-face coaching

Marketing & Promoting Your Business

  • Determining your target market, your ideal client, and how to find it
  • Learning specific and cost-effective techniques to get the most from your marketing efforts
  • How to get free publicity and discover marketing opportunities missed by 99.9% of coaches. (This segment alone is priceless)
  • Where, when and how to advertise
  • Selling the benefits of your coaching products and services to your prospects with confidence
  • How to create a high profile in your community and, in the process, get paid for it
  • Creating networks of business partnerships to help you grow your business
  • 3 "no-brainer" strategies to attract clients naturally and easily
  • The First 90 Days: a Marketing Plan to get started
  • Managing and Growing Your Coaching Business
  • How to get hired by corporations and organizations
  • How to sign up multiple clients at once
  • How to have a successful practice and maintain a healthy work/life balance
  • How to handle difficult clients
  • How speaking & writing can help build your practice and much more

Assessment-Based Certification

Our certification program is assessment-based. Completion of the Certified Coach Practitioner Course™ is determined by successful completion of the training modules, exercises, partner and individual assignments, classroom participation in group, partner and role-playing scenarios where participants must demonstrate their understanding of and competency in the course concepts.

Upon successful completion, course participants will receive a certificate from the Certified Coaches Federation recognizing them as an accredited CERTIFIED COACH PRACTITIONER™.

Continuing Education

We, at the Certified Coaches Federation™, believe our coaches offer their clients the best solutions for improving their lives and reaching their goals. To be your best you must be constantly learning and growing. This is why all our Certified Coaches have the opportunity to continue to learn and grow via our ongoing Continuing Education program, located in the Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Member Area.

The Continuing Education includes:

  • One-on-one Follow Up Coaching Session with the CCF Certified Coach Trainer
  • Full audio review program (mp3)
  • Monthly Tutorial – Coaching Skills & Strategies
  • Monthly Tutorial – Business-Building & Marketing Strategies for Coaches
  • Monthly Tutorial Archives
  • Live Monthly “Next Steps” Webinar series
  • “Next Steps” Webinar series Archives
  • Certified Coach Practitioner Course™ forms & handouts
  • Sample Coaching Agreements
  • Certified Coaches Federation™ logo, available in a variety of formats
  • In addition to our ongoing Continuing Education, we also offer additional Coach Certification courses and professional programs. More information can be found in the Member Area.
  • Register to Become a Certified Coach
  • Only the Certified Coaches Federation™ offers you the training and follow up support that ensures your long term success in this exciting profession!

Your Registration includes:

  • The two day live intensive Certified Life Coach Training Program
  • Experience as a Coach and a Client (The first three sessions with your client)
  • Certified Life Coach Training Workbook
  • Mastering the Language of Coaching
  • The Goals & Objectives Defined Tool Box
  • How people create limited beliefs - How to create new empowering beliefs
  • One-on-one follow-up coaching session with a CCF Certified Coach Trainer
  • Registration in our Certified Life Coach Training Continuing Education Program
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an official CCF Certificate recognizing you as a CERTIFIED COACH PRACTITIONER™

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Life Coach &; Executive Coach Certification ONLINE Course

Our Coach Certification for Life & Executive coaching ONLINE course provides leading edge coaching and business development skills to ensure your long-term success in this rewarding profession!

The Life Coach & Executive Coach Certification ONLINE Course provides you with an option to take the Certified Coaches Federation’s foundational coach certification course through a new online format. With the demand for relevant, quality coach certification increasing globally, the option for online training provides the solution to convenient, accessible and successful certification.

Your Registration includes:

  • Life Coach  & Executive Coach Certification Online Program
  • CCF Certified Coach Training Workbook
  • Coaching Fundamentals
  • Communication Lessons for Coaches
  • Building Trust Through Effective Communication
  • Mastering the Language of Coaching
  • The Goals & Objectives Defined Tool Box
  • How people create limited beliefs – How to create new empowering beliefs
  • One-on-one Follow Up Coaching Session with a CCF Certified Coach Trainer
  • Registration for 12 months in our Certified Life Coach & Executive Coach Continuing Education Program

The Continuing Education includes:

  • Live Monthly “Next Steps” Webinar series
  • “Next Steps” Webinar series Archives
  • Certified Coach Practitioner Course™ forms & handouts
  • Sample Coaching Agreements
  • Certified Coaches Federation™ logo, available in a variety of formats
  • Skills & Strategies of Coaching Tutorials
  • Building Your Coaching Business Tutorials

If you look at the photos section, there is the Certified Life and Executive Coach Training certificates to the graduates.

fall 2016 TV season- cancelled

Jun. 21, 2018 Fall 2016 TV season- cancelled: I used to be on this forum called Television without Pity.  There was a thread called "TV shows no one remembers but me."  These shows may fall on the list.

There are so many TV shows that come out every year on all sorts of platforms from TV networks to streaming.


"A charismatic defense attorney and a powerhouse television producer work together to control the media following a high-profile incident."


1. It has big names like Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly).

J. August Richards (Gunn from Angel).

Marc Blucas (Riley from Buffy).

Ryan Guzman (the movie The Boy Next Door).

Aimee Teegarden (90210 reboot).

Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl).

Dilshad Vadsaria (Second Chance). 

2. There is some interracial dating.

3. They show a woman in her 50s Kate Jennings Grant that she can still be sexy.

4. There is a murder mystery.

5. There is drama, conflict, and tension as the characters work in a fast-paced TV news show as they cover breaking news.


1. Bad writing.  I don't care about any of the characters.  There is no one I like or dislike.

I feel like all the big names I listed, it does not save this show.

2. It was trying to be sexy.

A couple hooks up in the first scene.

The TV host hooks up with her male guests.

One of the assistants who works there was an escort.

This show is coming off as sleazy.

My opinion: I felt kind of in a bad mood after watching this show.  I was cringing at it.  I never watched it again.

The career- oriented mind sees this TV news show that the characters are on, seems to be a bad environment to work in.

I was little surprised there were positive comments about this show on

Shoot the Messenger:

"A young journalist who, while working on her first murder case, becomes embroiled in a web of urban gangs, the political class, corporate power-brokers and the police."


1. It had a strong opening with the lead character Daisy driving to meet someone.  Then she see someone get shot.

2. There is lots of drama, conflict, and tension to solve this murder.  Daisy is a journalist, so she may be covering this story even if she didn't witness a murder.

There is conflict in trying to identify the victim.

3. There is good ethnic diversity.  They go in-depth about the Somali community.

4. There is good acting as the victim's family shows grief.

Cons: None.

My opinion: I find this show mediocre.  I never watched it again.

Jun. 27, 2018 Pitch: Dan Fogelman co-created this show.  He created This is Us.

"A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues."


1. I like the idea of the first young woman to play in the Major Leagues.  Also a woman of color.

2. Kylie Bunbury who plays the lead Ginny is good.

Mark- Paul Gosselaar is a baseball player in it.  (Zack from Saved by the Bell.)

Ali Larter (Heroes).

Alex Solowitz (the bad boy Mickey from the fictional boy band 2gether) was in the pilot.

3. Good ethnic diversity with the lead.

Tim Jo- the Asian guy in the show.

4. It's fun and exciting to see professional and famous sports stars and their lives.   Hilary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres sends Ginny gift baskets.  Little girls ask Ginny for an autograph.

5. Good production. 

6. The drama, conflict, and tension seems that there is a lot of pressure when you're famous.


1. I thought this was kind of contrived.

Spoiler alert: The whole time it looks like Ginny's dad was alive, when really he died.  It felt like the writers were trying to get the audience to feel empathy for Ginny.  Here she has made this great achievement and her father is not here to see it.

Actually when I was watching it: "Wow, both her parents are alive and still together.  Most of the time by the time kids are in their 20s, the parents are divorced or one passed away."

My opinion: The show was average.  I watched the pilot and then I never watched it again.  I don't like baseball or professional sports.

Aug. 2, 2018 Pure Genius: 

"A young Silicon Valley tech-titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, new school approach to medicine."


1. The characters are good.  I like Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) who plays a likeable surgeon.  Augustus Prew who plays the tech-titan James Bell is average.  I like Prew more in the Prison Break reboot as Whip.

2. I like the setting of this nice and modern office and hospital.  It's very high- tech.

3. The show is about how a hospital and the workers really want to help people.

A line: "Studies show patients eat better, sleep better, better recovery if they fell more in control of their environment."

It's kind of inspirational to watch.

4. Good ethnic diversity.


1. I thought this was kind of contrived.

Spoiler alert: James reveals he built this hospital really to help himself.  He has this kind of neurodegenerative disease that acts fast.  It seems within 5 yrs, he may not even know his name.  James is in his late 20s.

My opinion: The show was average.  I never watched it again.  I don't really like medical dramas.  You can check it out.


"A brilliant attorney and former First Daughter is blackmailed to heading a unit that investigates cases of wrongful conviction."


1. Hayley Atwell (from Agent Carter) is good in it.

Eddie Cahill (from CSI: NY).

Shawn Ashmore (Iceman from the X-Men movies).

Merrin Dungey (Alias).

Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead).

Manny Montana (I have never seen him before, but I thought he was good.)

2. There is drama, conflict, and tension as the team investigates in a period of 5 days is this person guilty or not.

3. It was kind of funny.  Atwell and Dungey's characters go to confront a man with a box of evidence.  He is going to set it on fire.

Atwell: Don't do it!
Man: Why not?
Atwell: I'll let you touch these. (Her breasts.)  Well it has worked before.

4. There is a happy ending.

Cons: None.

My opinion: The show was average.  I never watched it again.  I don't really like law dramas.  You can check it out.

My week:

Aug. 2, 2018 Job interviews: I did an interview at a fast food place in the morning.

I then did an interview at Juice Place #1.

Writing about TV shows: I did my job search.  I then decided to have a break by doing something different.  I wrote about some pilot reviews, and I felt good. 

Aug. 3, 2018 Donovan Mitchell helps: I found this on Yahoo:

As he waited for a technician at a Salt Lake City Apple store to examine his broken iPhone on Wednesday, Andrew Simeona’s brother struck up a conversation with a friendly fellow customer standing nearby.
He had no idea the man he was speaking with was Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, nor did he have any inkling that the NBA rookie-of-the-year runner-up was about to make him a fan for life.
When the Apple store technician finally came over a few minutes later, he delivered some bad news for Simeona’s brother. The phone’s shattered screen required an expensive repair job, one Simeona’s brother couldn’t afford.
“My brother said, ‘Oh, it’s OK,’ and took his broken phone back,” Simeona said. “Donovan overheard all this and he could tell my brother was disappointed. He spoke up and said, ‘Well, how much is it?’ Then he intervened and covered the cost of the repair.”
Simeona’s brother still had no idea who came to his rescue until after Mitchell left. That’s when the Apple technician approached him again and said, “You realize that’s Donovan Mitchell, right?”
Shocked and a little sheepish, Simeona’s brother admitted he had no idea. Then he raced home to tell the rest of his family about his crazy experience.
“It meant the world to my brother,” Simeona said. “He was in a bit of a bind, and Donovan saw the opportunity to help him out.
“It speaks volumes about the kind of guy that Donovan is. There’s a ton of gratitude from our end. It goes to show you this guy really is trying to do good things and be a decent guy out in the community. He gets so much respect from us about that.”
Simeona declined to reveal his brother’s name because he didn’t want to publicize the fact that his brother has a learning disability that affects his speech and his ability to process information quickly. It’s not clear if that contributed to Mitchell’s decision to help out, but Simeona said, “I’m assuming Donovan noticed that.”
Late Wednesday night, Simeona posted on Twitter about Mitchell’s compassionate gesture. The second-year pro responded Thursday morning, telling Simeona, “All love, Glad I could help!”

Aug. 4, 2018 Mental health: I feel like I'm in a bad mood and lots of things are triggering me.  I am able to pinpoint it.

I am not sleeping well.  I have been working at night and I sleep about 6.5-7 hours.  I always wake up at the same time.  I don't set an alarm.  I need 8 hours.  I do take a nap in the afternoon on the bus on the way to work.  


1. Drink water.
2. Drink coffee only up to 2pm.
3. Eat healthy and only when hungry.  Be mindful of eating like don't eat in front of the TV and eat slowly.

4. I am also most alert in the mornings so I do the hard stuff first, like my job search and reading the business section of the newspaper.

Aug. 5, 2018:

5. If I need energy, I listen and dance to music for 5-15min.  

Sleeping habits: As soon as I get home from night shift, I go straight to bed.

1. Turn the lights off.
2. Listen to boring and calm music.
3. If I am to read something before bed, it has to be light and fun articles like entertainment.

This is bringing some flashbacks of that bad time in 2006: The Year of Anger Management.  I had gotten laid off from Call Centre #1 and had a hard time dealing with it.

Aug. 6, 2018 Ep:1: Redefining success: Deanna Danski is a life coach and I listened to one of her free telesummits: 

Many of us have been taught what success SHOULD mean based on our upbringing, demographics, heroes, education, and all other outside influences.  But what does success mean to YOU?  Watch as Deanna and Steve discuss how to make each day your masterpiece.

The Self-worth summit:

TV shows: It's Aug. and there aren't that many TV shows to watch except Reverie.  I find this show average and I've only seen a few eps.  I'm also watching the sitcom Crawford and it's average.  I'm going to write about some TV show pilots to bide my time until other shows come on during the fall.

Aug. 7, 2018 Bobby Brown builds domestic violence shelter:

Fast food place job interview: I went to it and the boss said they needed people to work at night 4pm-10pm.  She did mention that at another location that's closer by and it's like 1pm-9pm.

Aug. 8, 2018 Gardening: Today at the bus stop I bumped into my neighbor Maria.  She has been gardening zucchini, squash, pumpkins, and onions.  I didn't know that you can garden this in the Edmonton climate.  Then again, I don't know about gardening.  

She was on vacation in Jasper.