Advancing your career as a Christian professional takes faith, hard work, dedication and a clear plan. Focusing on what’s needed to elevate professionally is important. There are, however, things to consider that severely hinder career growth, even RUIN it! Don’t let these illusive mistakes keep you from achieving a successful career.
In this webinar you will learn:
Little known mistakes that can be devastating to your career growth.
How to avoid costly mistakes.
What actions you can take NOW to put your career on track to dynamic growth.
Join us for our free live webinar on Wednesday, October 26 at 2pm EST.
Webinar Hosted By Shawn Sommerkamp, Christian Executive Coach
Shawn Sommerkamp strives to bring the virtues of Christ’s teachings into corporate America. The dream began after giving his life to Christ in 1991, while serving in the U.S. Navy Submarine service. The trials and triumphs at sea brought Shawn to a deeper understanding of devotion to Christ. Among what may arguably be one of the most isolated and challenging environments on earth, he began seeing God’s plan for his life serving others and teaching the power of Christ’s message. He also experienced the amazing grace of Christ to use broken and damaged vessels to glorify His name.
Twenty years later, with a career spanning three of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the world and one software start-up, Shawn put his vision to action and created a company focused on teaching corporate Christian professionals the source of true motivation. A city on a hill cannot be hidden, and a lamp cannot burn hidden under a bowl. Using the concepts of professional coaching fused together with the amazing power of God’s Holy Word, Shawn brings a new dimension to corporate coaching.
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goal-setting is powerful and effective.
It helps us keep clarity of outcome.
Breaking big desires down into smaller, achievable goals makes success
achievable. The biggest challenges are
overcome as we make a series of small goals that, collectively, lead to big
And yet, just
setting a bunch of goals can often be discouraging when we don’t reach
them. Ever wonder why we often fall
short? It’s because the goals weren’t
smart! I’m not talking about whether the
goals are stupid or intelligent either.
I’m talking about a simple way of thinking about an activity designed to
help us achieve results. It’s called
S.M.A.R.T. and it stands for the following:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
Give thanks, no matter what is
happening in your life. This is easy…right?
A national polling firm named
Penn, Schoen, & Berland conducted a survey, mid-2012, evaluating American
attitude toward thankfulness. They conducted more than 2,000 interviews across the
US general population. I’m only going to share a few pieces of the overall
90% of people said they
would describe themselves as people who are generally grateful for their family
However, only 52% of women
and 44% of men express any thankfulness regularly
60% say when they do express
thankfulness, they do it to make themselves feel good
Where is the one place people are least likely
to express gratitude? WORK
74% of the
2000 respondents never or rarely show gratitude at work (for anything)
their boss to be thankful for them (even though they don’t express thanks)
work harder if they were thanked by their boss or company
Based on this survey, that
hardest circumstance to give thanks exists in and around the workplace. Isn’t that amazing? The place we spend the most waking hours
(about 2,200 hours per year, about 110,000 hours in working lifespan) we aren’t
thankful for. Wow!
The truth is our career is not
just a way to make a living - it’s a way to transform the world. It’s the place God placed us so that we could
make the biggest difference in our service to him.