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I am so excited excited to finally have a
chance to participate in (the training) something that I truly believe has
helped me at work and at home. I have all kinds of color stories.... It is
truly what allows me to be the type of manager that I am and the type of
mom that I am.
I inform all the students that "Following Your True Colors To The Work You Love" text is one book you will not sell back to the bookstore. You will use this book for the rest of your life. I know I am always drawn back to the book when I am pondering different careers to explore. The students have come to realize what I share in the beginning of the class to be true. During the course the students write reflective essays on the chapters. The students share a lot of information regarding where they are right now. One student thanked me for selecting the text because it helped her develop the courage to inform her parents that she has selected a career that allowed her to use her passion. The key word in the course is finding your passion.
Just recently, I ran into a past student that told me the truth. He said "during the course I did not read the book but later I had some time on my hand and decided to read the book. Yes! It is a great book. I am sorry for not reading it during the class, but thanks for encouraging me not to sell the book back to the bookstore." I was shocked. Especially when he shared with me about not reading the book during class.
"I can not summarize your book in a few
words. The students as well as I, have genuinely enjoyed the book.
I encourage all I encounter who are looking for a change in career to read
the book. Thank you for sharing your story and career with us."
"Inspiring, enthusiastic, exhilarating,
profound ... only a few words that describe Carolyn's keynote
presentation. Her uplifting speech was one of the best we've had in 15
years. She left us highly motivated to read her book and practice her
Here is what Students say
"I've discovered, using the book and the
workbook, why it is I've loved some jobs and hated others. At the
last company where I worked, it took me six years to figure out I hated
that place. Discovering I was a green has gifted me with the
reasons why this is. It is not in my color to sit around and wait
for someone to hand me work, or to do the same monotonous task day in
and day out. I need something that stimulates my mind. I
need something I can tinker and work with; I need to feel like I'm
making a difference. It has explained why the only time I was
happy at that job was when I hunched over someone's computer, tinkering,
trying to figure out why it wouldn't work. My green side needs to
pull things apart. I must feed my need to analyze, problem solve,
and diagnose. I was stifled at that place, unable to learn or to
even move forward…. Now that I know I am a green, with strong blue
tendencies, I am looking for a job that allows me to work my brain… I
want to balance out my green and blue with a position that allows me the
opportunity to feel like I'm guiding or helping others. I believe
my chosen position, Naturopathic Physician, will allow me to achieve
"At the start of the class I was thinking
about Math Education, Engineering, and Computer Science, as possible
careers. I was thinking Engineering mostly because my job is in an
Engineering office, and my boss wants me to follow this career. He
offered his full help in my studies if I continued Engineering. I
was very tempted at his offer, however, I no longer think I want to take
it. I can see now that type of career is not suited for me, I think
it would have been a major error to follow Engineering. I choose to
follow Math Education because I can be myself in this type of work.
I have the liberty to make the class how I want it to be. I am an
orange personality, and I think I am going to love teaching. Taking
this class really has helped me to figure out what I want to be. The
personality colors is something that I will appreciate for a lifetime.
Even now, I use it to classify and help me to get along with others."
"Before career planning I had one path to
take in college. That was physical therapy, however the only reason
I wanted to pursue that career was the money involved and I got to work
with patients. Otherwise, it was not my favorite field. This
future was not secure because I wasn't excited at all about massaging
bodies all my life. I even had a job working with physical
therapists and I hated it, but I continued anyway. The only reason I
did that was because I didn't know what to do if I didn't want to do PT.
Since I've taken career planning my whole perspective on school, jobs, and
life has changed. I use to think that work was something that you
were suppose to loathe but, you just do it anyway to live. Now I
know that I'm suppose to like what I do and I should be a natural at it.
When I would explain that I was good at helping people, others would ask
what kind of career I could get with that skill. I used to get upset
because I didn't know the answer to that question but now I have one and
I'm no longer frustrated in school. For that peace of mind I thank
you Mrs. Kalil. I had a life changing experience in your class."
"I have learned so much about myself and about other
people in the class. When I signed up for the class, I thought that
I would be taking personality tests that would match me up with a career
that the makers of that test thought would be a good choice for me.
That was what I was expecting, but it turned out to be so much more.
One of the most important things that I learned is that I am okay.
Growing up I have always been told that I am too emotional and that I give
too much of my money and time to others. I had begun to think that I
was losing my mind recently when I found myself getting angry and lashing
out at work, or breaking down and crying at work. Then I read in the
workbook about out of esteem behavior. The description fits me
perfectly. I was trying to fit myself into a mold that others had
created for me. While I am good at my job, that is all it is, a job.
There is no satisfaction in my work, and since it is so time consuming I
had begun to feel as though I had lost my soul. Taking this class
has made me realize that even though I can't quit my job right now, that I
need to start looking for more fulfilling options until I can find my
life's work.... This class has caused me to look deep inside myself, past
what other people think I should do or what they think I should be, and
look at what I want to do and what I want to be. In my heart of
hearts, I think that I have always wanted to teach others how to do
things…. Thank you so much for helping me see that it is okay to be who I
am and for helping me to find myself again."
Carolyn Kalil is the author of the
best selling book "Follow Your True Colors To The Work You Love." She
has helped over 30,000 people discover their unique gifts. Carolyn is a
talented speaker, trainer, and career coach. Her presentations are
interactive and hands-on. Her inspirational message shows us what is
possible once we discover who we are and make use of our natural
talents. At the corporate level her workshops focus on improving
communication skills and working more effectively as a team. As one of
the original certified True Colors trainers, she uses this tool to help
others use their strengths in a career and in their lives.