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Becoming a Midwife (Masters at Work)

by Sandi Doughton

A revealing guide to a career as a midwife written by award-winning health reporter Sandi Doughton and based on the real-life experiences of the chief of the midwifery practice group at the University of Washington—required reading for anyone pursuing a path to this life-changing profession.Becoming a Midwife takes you behind the scenes to find out what it&’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a midwife. Midwives are medical professionals who provide care for childbearing women on their birthing journey. It is a growing career that combines compassion and emotional intelligence with nursing and healthcare. Expert midwife Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM, specializes in healthy pregnancy and birth. As a veteran of the field, she has helped countless women on the path to labor by delivering their babies and following up with breastfeeding support, newborn care, and insight into the many psycho-social challenges women face in the transition to motherhood. Gain professional wisdom as acclaimed health reporter Sandi Doughton shadows Kopas at work, telling the story of her professional path. Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic job, helping soon-to-be mothers bring new life into the world.

Becoming a Master Student (Concise Edition)

by Doug Toft Eldon L. Mcmurray Dean Mancina Dave Ellis

The long-standing best seller in student success, Becoming a Master Student, Concise helps students examine their lives from a self-discovery perspective. Articles, strategies, and exercises show students how to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and practice academic and life skills. With updated coverage of diversity, money management, and technology, the text is fresh and relevant to today's students.

Becoming a Marine Biologist (Masters at Work)

by Virginia Morell

A fascinating guide to a career in marine biology written by bestselling journalist Virginia Morell and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this profession. For the last two decades, Dr. Robin Baird has spent two months out of each year aboard a twenty-four-foot Zodiac boat in the waters off the big island of Hawai'i, researching the twenty-five species of whales and dolphins that live in the Pacific Ocean. His life may seem an impossible dream—but his career path from being the first person in his family to graduate college to becoming the leading expert on some of Hawai'i's marine mammals was full of twists and turns. Join Baird aboard his Zodiac for a candid look at the realities of life as a research scientist, from the ever-present struggles to secure grants and publish new data, to the joys of helping to protect the ocean and its inhabitants. You’ll also learn pro tips, like the unexpected upsides to not majoring in marine biology and the usefulness of hobbies like sailing, birdwatching, photography, and archery. (You’ll need good aim to tag animals with the tiny recording devices that track their movements.) Becoming a Marine Biologist is an essential guide for anyone looking to turn a passion for the natural world into a career. This is the most valuable informational interview you’ll have—required reading for anyone considering this challenging yet rewarding path.

Becoming a Man Alive: God's Answer for Your Deepest Need

by Patrick Morley

Discover how it feels to know you're God's much-loved son. "I've spent most of my life struggling to believe, really believe, that God loves and cares about me personally. Not as one among many. But me. By God's grace, not only do I believe today that God loves me, but I actually feel like His much-loved son. Special. Fully alive. You can too. Let me show you how you can satisfy this primal need. No man should have to settle for being half alive." --Patrick Morley, Becoming a Man Alive

Becoming a Life Coach (Masters at Work)

by Tom Chiarella

A fascinating guide to a career as a life coach written by award-winning journalist Tom Chiarella and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this rewarding profession.Being a life coach is a unique career with the ability to change lives. Becoming a Life Coach takes us behind-the-scenes through the experiences of two top-tier life coaches who spend their days working one-on-one with clients to create new paths forward. The result is an entertaining, practical look at how one gets into and grows within this rewarding career.

Becoming a Life Change Artist

by Kathleen Jordan Fred Mandell

The Artist's Way meets What Color is Your Parachute? in an innovative approach to reinventing yourself at any stage of life. Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Picasso, and Berthe Morisot are some of the most creative thinkers in history. What do these artists have in common with you? More than you think, if you're looking to tackle a major life transition. The skills these artists used to produce their masterpieces are the same abilities required to make successful shifts-whether it's finding a new career or a new purpose or calling in life. In Becoming a Life Change Artist, Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan share the groundbreaking approach made popular in their workshops across the country. There are seven key strengths that the most creative minds of history shared, and that anyone rethinking their future can cultivate to change their life effectively: * Preparing the brain to undertake creative work * Seeing the world and one's life from new perspectives * Using context to understand the facets of one's life * Embracing uncertainty * Taking risks * Collaborating * Applying discipline * As Mandell and Jordan illuminate, at its heart, making a major life change is a fluid process. But, armed with these seven key skills, anyone can overcome the bumps and obstacles effectively. With targeted exercises throughout, this is a book for all ages and stages-from those looking to transition to a new career to people embarking on retirement. Becoming a Life Change Artist sparks the luminous creativity that lies within each of us.

Becoming a Leader of Character: 6 Habits that Make or Break a Leader at Work and at Home

by Dave Anderson James L. Anderson

While many books focus on developing managerial competencies, most leadership failures are the result of a failure in character, not a failure in competence. But, just like how you dont get in shape by reading a fitness magazine, you dont become a Leader of Character by reading a book on Character. You have to DO what you want to BE! Leaders of Character is a workout plan designed to develop six Habits of Character by providing small, daily exercises that strengthen your character muscles for the bigger character tests all leaders face.,

Becoming a King Study Guide

by Morgan Snyder

Can God Entrust His Kingdom to You?Masculinity is in need of restoration. But how do you become the kind of man – the kind of king – to whom God can entrust his kingdom?In this six-session video Bible study, journey with Morgan into a process that helps men recover true courage and vulnerability.Curated and distilled over more than two decades, and mined from the lives of over seventy-five sages who have gone before us, Morgan shares what he discovered: an ancient and reliable path to restoring the heart of a man and becoming the kind of man who can wield power for good.The study includes video notes, group discussion questions, and between-session personal study for each session.Sessions include:Becoming PowerfulBecoming a SonBecoming the Man You Were Born to BeBecoming a GeneralistThe Way of BecomingBecoming a KingDesigned for use with the Becoming a King Video Study (9780310115267), sold separately. Streaming video also available.

Becoming a King: The Path to Restoring the Heart of a Man

by Morgan Snyder

Morgan Snyder&’s Becoming a King unabashedly speaks directly to men, teaching them the life-changing truth about the power that God intends for them to responsibly step into for his kingdom, while also giving women an honest peek behind the curtain into the lives and hearts of the men they know and love.It is God&’s design, desire, and intention to empower humans and entrust them to participate in the ongoing creativity of the universe. Yet a look at our history and the world around us shows that the story of most men is being entrusted with power and having that power bring harm to themselves and those under their care.What&’s gone wrong? When can you entrust a man with power?In Becoming a King, Morgan Snyder shares that when we take a deeper pass at the external problems around us, we begin to see the problems within our souls. Yet Morgan suggests there is hope in an ancient path that leads men to become trustworthy kings.Journey with Morgan as he walks alongside men (and the women who love and encourage them) to rediscover this path of inner transformation. Becoming a King is an invitation into a radical reconstruction of much of what we&’ve come to believe about God, ourselves, and the meaning of life. It&’s an invitation to a rare and remarkable fellowship of like-hearted kings and an honest conversation about what power and responsibility look like for men in our world today.Traveling the path isn&’t cheap. It isn&’t easy. It isn&’t quick.<p style="text-shadow: transparent 0px 0px 0px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.68) 0px 0px 0px !important; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-var

Becoming a Hollow Bone: Responding to the Call of Our Ancestral Blood

by Anne Wilson Schaef

From the New York Times bestselling author Anne Wilson Schaef comes a spiritual guide and everyday living manual for living that vitally respects and integrates the critical life lesson to be garnered from Native elders from around the globe. In Becoming a Hollow Bone Anne Wilson Schaef imparts the richness revealed to her over many years by elder Native Americans, Aborigines, Africans, Maoris, and other indigenous cultures. Wilson Schaef often heard Elders from an all-embracing variety of Native peoples say, "Our legends tell us that a time will come when our wisdom and way of living will be necessary to save the planet, and that time is now." Anyone ready to move from feeling separate to a profound sense of connectedness, from the personal to the global, will find a provocative path in this mind-expanding, stunningly spiritual, yet practical book.

Becoming a Holistic Entrepreneur: 7 Steps to Your Sustainable Success

by Grace Danielle Meek

Get the confidence and tools you need to start the holistic healing business of your dreams with this inspirational business guide.With decades of holistic business experience, author and wellness guide Grace Danielle Meek now shares the secrets to success. By following her simple yet effective Elevator Up! process, aspiring entrepreneurs will be able to get their holistic healing businesses off the ground in as little as eight weeks.Meek teaches you how to set up your business simply and safely using the skills, experience, creativity, and resources you already have. In Becoming a Holistic Entrepreneur, you’ll learn how to:• Design a customized and scalable Holistic Healing business plan and launch strategy• Create satisfying healing results and sustainable value for your clients• Develop effective financial, business, and marketing skills for growing your business and much more!

Becoming a Hairstylist (Masters at Work)

by Kate Bolick

Based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field, an immersive, accessible guide to a career in hairstyling brought to life by acclaimed writer Kate Bolick—essential reading for anyone interested in this creative and dynamic profession. Gwenn LeMoine sees the world through the lens of hair. The daughter of two hairstylists, she has taken her natural talent to an entrepreneurial level and is now the owner of Parlor, a wildly popular, two-location hair salon in the East Village and Brooklyn. A pioneer with four decades of expertise in styling eccentric celebrity personalities, LeMoine works with clients such as such as Piper Kerman, Rue McClanahan, Molly Ringwald, Twyla Tharp, and William Wegman, to name only a few. Her work has also been featured on television (SNL, VH1, ETV), in magazines (Real Simple, Nylon, The New York Times, and Paste), and at awards shows, such as the Tonys and Emmys. In Becoming a Hairstylist, Atlantic columnist and New York Times notable author Kate Bolick provides a compelling profile of a career in hair styling through the life of LeMoine, and offers us a glance at a day in the life at Parlor. The perfect resource for anyone interested in a career in cosmetology, Becoming a Hairstylist portrays how to excel as a stylist—at any age and for all types of customers.

Becoming a Genuine Leader

by Marilyn Mason

Are politics your biggest stressor at work? Becoming a Genuine Leader will help you develop the skills and self-awareness to navigate the challenges of your work culture with integrity at your core. Most of us don't intend to operate with greed, cynicism, dishonesty, or passive aggression. Often we don't even realize that we are acting out. Other times we feel driven to these things by others' equally unsavory behaviors. But to become a truly impactful leader, we must get in touch with our authenticity and apply our power and privilege to engender positive cultural values. Just as our success at work can come from strengths our families have nurtured in us, all too often these assets can be eclipsed by the dysfunctional behaviors also born from our past. In Becoming a Genuine Leader, Marilyn Mason teaches us how to lead from within by understanding our past and changing the behaviors and communication styles that have compromised our integrity. She reveals that when we honestly look into our family culture and understand the impact of denying or hiding emotions, essential changes in how we manage and work with colleagues will take place. As personal insight results in more open interaction and cooperation, both rising and established leaders can see a work environment come alive with greater trust and creativity.

Becoming a Friend and Lover

by Dick Purnell

The author of the popular book Building a Relationship That Lasts now directs the single person toward establishing a successful, lifelong relationship as a married person.

Becoming a Firefighter (Masters at Work)

by Jeff Wilser

A revealing guide to a career as a firefighter written by acclaimed author Jeff Wilser and based on the real-life experiences of the heroes of the St. Louis fire department—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession.Becoming a Firefighter takes you behind the scenes to find out what it&’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a firefighter. Author Jeff Wilser imbeds with one of the oldest departments in the country, the St. Louis Fire Department, to show how this high-stakes profession becomes a reality. Discover what it&’s like to fight a three-alarm blaze; attend fire academy; prepare for routine calls; and rigorously train for worst-case scenarios. Gain professional wisdom from the beloved fire chief as well as a decorated 25-year veteran field commander. Firefighting is a calling, and those who choose this path are devoted to their work—here is how this life-saving job is actually performed by the best in the field.

Becoming a Film Producer (Masters at Work)

by Boris Kachka

A revealing guide to a career as a film producer written by acclaimed author Boris Kachka and based on the real-life experiences of award-winning producers—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession.At the center of every successful film is a producer. Producers bring films to life by orchestrating the major players—screenwriters, directors, talent, distributors, financiers—to create movie magic. Bestselling author and journalist Boris Kachka shadows award-winning producers Fred Berger and Michael London and emerging producer Siena Oberman as movies are pitched, financed, developed, shot, and released. Fly between Los Angeles and New York, with a stop in Utah at the Sundance Film Festival, for a candid look at this high-stakes profession. Learn how the industry has changed over the decades—from the heyday of studios to the reign of streaming platforms. Gain insight and wisdom from these masters&’ years of experience producing films, from the indie darlings Sideways and Milk to Academy Award–winning blockbusters like La La Land. Here is how the job is performed at the highest level.

Becoming a Fashion Designer (Masters at Work)

by Lindsay Peoples Wagner

An illuminating guide to a career as a fashion designer written by the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Lindsay Peoples Wagner, based on the real-life experiences of three acclaimed designers—required reading for anyone considering this competitive profession.Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best in the business to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a fashion designer. Lindsay Peoples Wagner profiles three influential New York designers—Christopher John Rogers, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Rosie Assoulin—to reveal how this dream job becomes reality. Today’s designers must operate as innovative brands and businesses as well as inspired creatives. The designers in this book have built new models of success while addressing issues of identity, race, and inclusivity. Peoples Wagner showcases their paths to prominence, from early days and school to investment rounds and scaling. Becoming a Fashion Designer shows that this profession is about far more than clothes.

Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World

by Pat Mitchell

An intimate and inspiring memoir and call to action from Pat Mitchell -- groundbreaking media icon, global advocate for women's rights, and co-founder and curator of TEDWomen Pat Mitchell is a serial ceiling smasher. The first woman to own and host a nationally syndicated daily talk show, and the first female president of CNN productions and PBS, Mitchell has been lauded as a powerful changemaker and a relentless advocate for women and girls.In Becoming a Dangerous Woman, Mitchell shares her own path to power, from a childhood spent on a cotton farm in the South to her unprecedented rise in media and global affairs. Full of intimate, fascinating stories, such as an encounter with Fidel Castro while wearing a swimsuit, and traveling to war zones with Eve Ensler and Glenn, Becoming a Dangerous Woman is an inspiring call to arms for women who are ready to dismantle the barriers they see in their own lives.

Becoming a Curator (Masters at Work)

by Holly Brubach

An illuminating guide to a career as a curator written by acclaimed journalist Holly Brubach and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this challenging, yet rewarding profession.Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a curator. Esteemed journalist Holly Brubach takes readers to the front lines to offer a candid portrait of the modern curatorial profession. Brubach shadows Elisabeth Sussman of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to reveal how a top curator actually works. In Becoming a Curator, Brubach reveals the path to becoming a curator in today’s ultra-competitive art world, from education to exhibition. Sit in on acquisition meetings, plan a splashy new show, go on a studio visit with an up-and-coming artist, and attend an opening at famed David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea. As museums step into the 21st century, the role of curator is changing and more crucial than ever. For those passionate about art, culture, and museums, this is the most valuable informational interview you’ll ever have—required reading for anyone considering this dream career.

Becoming a Critical Thinker (Seventh Edition)

by Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

Success depends on the ability to think critically. Training and practice turn this ability into a powerful skill. BECOMING A CRITICAL THINKER gives students the opportunity to develop this skill in a classroom environment while stressing its application to daily life. Students learn to solve everyday problems, maintain successful relationships, make career choices, and interpret the messages of advertising in a variety of media. Exercises throughout the text encourage them to practice what they read and to apply it to their own lives. BECOMING A CRITICAL THINKER breaks up critical thinking into a series of cumulative activities, a unique approach that has made this text a staple of many critical thinking courses.

Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator (Masters at Work)

by Jacqueline Detwiler-George

A revealing guide to a career as a crime scene investigator written by acclaimed journalist Jacqueline Detwiler-George and based on the real-life experiences of the CSI team at the Baltimore police department—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession.Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator takes you behind the scenes to find out what it&’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a crime scene investigator. Acclaimed journalist Jacqueline Detwiler-George shadows the crime scene investigators of the Baltimore Police Department to show how this job becomes a reality. Forensic science is an essential component of any criminal investigation. CSI evidence can tip the scales of justice during trials, helping to free the innocent and convict the guilty. Discover what it&’s like to process a crime scene by collecting evidence, documenting via photos, dusting for fingerprints, and analyzing blood spatter. Confront the gruesome realities of the job, tour their in-house crime labs, and watch as they process results. Gain wisdom and insight from the director of the forensic laboratory and the chief of the forensic division—and learn how this essential job is performed at the highest level.

Becoming a Creative Genius {again}

by Carl Nordgren

Becoming a Creative Genius {again} makes the case that we are all born creative and entrepreneurial geniuses, then shows you how to become the most creatively entrepreneurial version of yourself you can be. And is there a part of your life that won't improve when that happens? Those attending Nordgren's workshops comment that his content prepares them to get the most out of: Agile software development, Design thinking, Lean start-up methodology, and Corporate innovation processes. Nordgren's content, organized as The Generative Way matrix, will improve your ability to get the most out of these tools as you grow your creative capacity and develop your entrepreneurial instincts. Tom Triumph, CEO of Orbital Environments says that "Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}" is important. It reminds us of the inherent ability each of us had as children to imagine, play and create. More importantly, it provides numerous lessons and exercises to help us rediscover and rekindle those likely now underutilized characteristics. In today's dynamic world, our creativity is critical to thriving and contributing. Read this book and rediscover your creative genius {again}.

Becoming a Baker (Masters at Work)

by Glynnis MacNicol

An illuminating guide to a career as a baker, written by acclaimed journalist Glynnis MacNicol and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this challenging, yet rewarding profession.Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a baker. Esteemed journalist Glynnis MacNicol takes readers to the front counters of bakeries and cafes to offer a candid portrait of modern baking. MacNicol shadows Mary Louise Clemens, the owner and head baker of Ladybird Bakery in Brooklyn, to reveal how bakers work and how they stand out in a neighborhood, community, and city. In Becoming a Baker, MacNicol reveals the path to becoming a baker, from education to the creation of new recipes, from negotiating with suppliers to the possibility of opening a small business. Prepare the legendary “Brooklyn Blackout” cupcakes in Ladybird’s kitchen, shape croissants at the beloved Sea Wolf Bakery in Seattle, and learn why bakers think the Great British Bake-Off has captured our collective imagination. As the food industry changes to meet the 21st century, the role of a baker is becoming more and more central to our lives. For those passionate about nourishment, working with your hands, and the place of locally-owned businesses in communities, this is the most valuable informational interview you’ll ever have—required reading for anyone considering this career.

Becoming: Basic Considerations for a Psychology of Personality

by Gordon W. Allport

Allport outlines the need for a psychology of becoming, of growth and development of personality, one that can best be discovered by looking within ourselves.

Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works

by Melinda F Emerson

"Melinda Emerson...will inspire you to pursue your own entrepreneurial vision." -Marc H. Morial, President, National Urban LeagueWhether you're newly unemployed, sick of office life and longing for a change, or just want to finally turn your business idea into reality, you can follow your dream and make your passion your profession. Drawing on her experience as founder of an award-winning production company, Melinda F. Emerson shows you how in this practical month-by-month guide to getting your business off the ground.Inside, you'll find the timetable and steps you need to take to become a successful CEO of your own venture, including:Month 1: Meet with potential venture capitalists Month 3: Set a one-year marketing budgetMonth 5: Select a logoMonth 9: Purchase customer relationship management softwareMonth 11: Prepare your launch day press releaseNext year at this time, you could be calling the shots at your dream job. You supply the energy, an idea, and elbow grease-and this book will supply the plan.

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