Why I wrote this book: From the Author
A majority of students I have counseled
since 1973 have expressed a fear of investing time, energy, and money
toward making the wrong career choice. Time and again, they
demonstrated strong resistance to spending several years in college
preparing for a career they did not feel highly motivated to pursue.
And their counseling sessions typically ended up focusing on a career
decision, regardless of the initial reason for the appointment.
On many occasions,
these students have come to me with personal problems related to study
habits, but the nature of their problem was generally the same: They
had lost interest in school because of indecision as to their futures.
These students lacked direction and found it difficult to focus on
school and studies. Some were experiencing conflicts with parents,
family, and spouses as a result of dropping grades and lack of
A knowledge of
personality preferences through the color metaphor model has helped me
tremendously in understanding the natural gifts, talents, and values
of students and directing them toward careers they will find truly
satisfying. Its clear, definitive methods for finding success and
enhancing self-esteem are invaluable. And once you begin this
workbook, I am confident you will want to integrate this colors
program into your academic, personal, and career endeavors. It will be
a journey well worth your time and effort and will impact all segments
of your life.
course syllabus is available if you email me. Ask for special
book store discounts.
About the Author
Carolyn Kalil has been inspiring students and
organizations for more than 30 years as an educator, counselor,
author, speaker and corporate trainer. Her popular book and its
companion workbook continue to be successful training tools for
students and a number of major corporations, including Warner Brothers
and Cisco Systems. And her work is receiving high praise from
colleges, prisons, Welfare-to-Work and other programs that strive to
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