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Connecting With Success

CONNECTING WITH SUCCESS: How to Build a Mentoring Network to Fast-Forward Your Career

"Mentors are absolutely essential partners in your quest to create value in your life and work. When you put to use the lessons of Connecting With Success, you're guaranteed a positive return."
- James M. Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge

Who you know can be just as important as what you know. Connecting With Success shows working professionals how to become proactive by building a network of supporters who can open doors to new opportunities, help accelerate their learning and development, improve their job performance, and support them in achieving their goals.

From the savviest veteran to the newest professional, Connecting With Success is every working person's passport to career success. Kathleen Barton shows how strong mentoring and effective networking have boosted the careers of dozens of working professionals at companies as diverse as Intel, The Tom Peters Group, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Connecting With Success provides a clear and simple process for building a network of mentors and contacts who can help professionals grow and develop their career. Packed with worksheets, checklists, assessment tools, and key action lists, this take-charge toolkit can help jump-start the career of anyone who wishes to build a career that matters.



Finding Your Purpose and Passion in Life (Workbook)

Do you sometimes question where your life is headed? This workbook will help you take charge of your life by defining your purpose and direction.


  • Why a personal mission statement is important
  • How to create your personal "motivating" mission statement
  • Values, Purpose, Passion

This workbook contains numerous exercises that will walk you through the process of defining your personal mission. Your resulting personal mission statement will act as a motivating force, and help you lead a purpose-driven life!




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Passport to Priorities


Passport to Priorities: Your Road Map to Balanced Living

Are you a working woman who feels overwhelmed by your responsibilities? Do you wish you had more leisure time for family and friends? Passport to Priorities will help you regain control of your life. It will walk you through the steps leading to more balance, peace and satisfaction.

Learn how to:

  • Assess the balance in your life
  • Take care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
  • Identify and focus on your most important priorities
  • Set limits and say "no" to the unimportant




Reformed workaholic, Kathleen Barton, brings years of helping working women live according to their purpose, values, and priorities. Packed with engaging stories and real-life examples of women just like you, it provides enlightening self-assessments and practical action plans. Passport to Priorities is a clear and simple road map for achieving success.

"Passport to Priorities is an engaging read, but the main reason it really stands out is the fact that it's real. Not only does it deal with specific and practical ways to get a handle on the balance dilemma; it does so in the context of the whole person."

- A. Roger Merrill, co-author First Things First, Life Matters and Talent Unleashed




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The Balancing Act: Managing Work & Life (CD/Workbook)

Do you feel burdened with too many responsibilities and not enough time for personal enjoyment? This program discusses the importance of balance, and more importantly, how to achieve balance in your life. The workbook contains exercises to evaluate the balance in your life, and develop a personal action plan to create greater work/life harmony.

Learn how to:

  • Evaluate the balance in your life, and identify areas that are out of balance
  • Determine your most important priorities
  • Set limits, delegate, and gain support
  • Develop a personal action plan to achieve better work life balance



Beyond New Year's Resolutions: How to Set and Attain Your Goals (CD)

New Year's resolutions don't work! They don't work because people don't adequately define their goals, and they lack the commitment to achieve them. This program goes beyond New Year's resolutions. Learn how to set well-defined goals that are aligned with your purpose and values, thus giving you the motivation to succeed. Gain tips and strategies to stay focused on your priorities and achieve your goals!

Learn how to:

  • Create your personal mission statement
  • Set well-defined goals
  • Keep focused on your goals and priorities



Managing Workplace Stress (CD)

Nearly 50% of all U.S. workers feel overwhelmed by a growing number of job tasks and longer working hours. High levels of stress in the workplace very often lead to job burnout, resulting in lower productivity. How can you effectively manage this stress and become more effective in today's demanding work environment? This program addresses this question and more.


  • The characteristics of job burnout and how to avoid it
  • Tips for handling stress
  • The importance of self-renewal and ways to renew yourself
  • Relaxation techniques

You'll gain practical stress management tips and techniques that you can apply immediately to your job and your life!



Take Control of Your Time (CD)

Are you feeling overwhelmed with your workload?  Do you have too much to do in too little time?  This program shows you how to take control of your schedule and your time.  Your will learn strategies and tips for how to deal with overload, plan and prioritize, and stay focused on your priorities.  


  • Utilize a strategy and tool to manage your time more effectively
  • Prioritize activities based upon urgency and importance
  • Focus on your most important work priorities
  • Effectively plan daily and weekly 

By focusing on your priorities, you will be more productive, less stressed, and gain a greater sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.



For orders of 25 or more, please call 916-223-6466 for quantity discounts.

Kathleen Barton - Your Life Balance Coach