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Ken Keis


Live Well, Work Well:  Assess for Success

July 30, 2009 Noon Pacific, 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central, 3 pm EST

Many people assume work is the major cause of stress in their lives, but stress can come from many different sources.  Learn how to assess stress caused by work, personal relationships, social situations, health and nutrition, and time.  Identify your stressors and determine practical steps you can take to reduce them.




Ken Keis, MBA, CPC, is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. In the past 20 years, he has conducted over 2000 presentations, including 10,000 hours of coaching and HR consulting; published 300 articles, and designed more than 40 business management, leadership, personal and career development, wellness, or sales processes—writing 2 million + words of content along the way. His book assists others to discover their purpose: My Source Experience Journal – A Personal Discovery Process for Those Who Want to Lead a Passionate and Fulfilling Life. Ken is President and CEO of Consulting Resource Group International.

A Certified Professional Consultant with an MBA in International Management, Ken is considered one of the foremost global experts on how assessment strategies and processes not only increase but multiply your success rate.

Called one of the most passionate presenters you will ever experience, Ken is also an Internet Radio Host, TV and Radio Guest, and Seminar Speaker.  His focus is sharing CRG’s unique developmental models to assist individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their potential and purpose in the emotional, mental, psychological, intellectual, interpersonal, physical, financial, and spiritual areas of life.

CLICK HERE to learn more about career and wellness assessment tools.


Exercise: Achieve Success by Challenging the Myths

1.    If nothing changed in your life over the next 5 years, would that be okay?
2.    If you answered No, then by default you have acknowledged you need to change something. List some of the circumstances you would like to change in the next few months and years.
3.    If you are living on purpose and feel connected to your interests, then self-motivation is not required. If you need to be motivated, determine why you do.
4.    Don’t limit your expectations, just because some people don’t believe you can have it all. Having a successful business does not mean you cannot have a successful family or recreational life.
5.    If you are really living on purpose, your life can change form but not the core substance. If a complete shift has occurred for you, that usually means you were not connected to your Source or purpose to start with.
6.    Yes, you can have faith and your own will—and not be in conflict.
7.    Getting rich or fixed quickly is rare and a myth. Be ready for a more subtle and consistent growth curve.
8.    Achieving success means not only taking action but understanding reality, instead of myths. To make sure you are living on purpose—based on real information and strategies—get My Source Experience Journal ™ to start you on the right track.
9.    Know yourself. Understand your primary needs and preferences, then build a life around them.
10.    Achieving success means avoiding the myths and embracing true success strategies.

Did you want to meet Ken Keis prior to our interview? Well you can.
Listen to Ken Keis during a career development radio interview at:
Or watch Ken’s Keynote Address to the Career Management Association at:
Or read one of Ken’s over 200 ezines at www.crgleader.com. You have to register to have access to the ezine archives but it’s easy and free.


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Interview Questions

  1. Everyone's so stressed these days.  Can you give us a bit of advice on how to assess stress caused by work, personal relationships, social situations, health and nutrition, and time?
  2. I find your assessment approach appealing because you deal with the whole person - mind, body, work, relationships, etc. How did you become interested in this holistic approach to assessment?
  3. Your approach to assessment reminds me of Eric Berne's approach to Transactional Analysis (TA). Like you, he is of Canadian origin.  He believed the layperson could understand and manage psychological issues without going through psychiatrists (who were too expensive for the average person).  Unfortunately, that got him barred from the San Francisco Psyhoanalytic Institute.  He went on to become a best-selling author and world-renowed psychiatrist.  Like Berne, you are a renagade, of sorts, in the field of assessment.  You bring carefully thought-out assessments directly to the end-user.  How do career and other support practitioners fit in?
  4. You provide an affiliate program for your assessments.  What does that consist of?
  5.  Current best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, says mastery in any profession takes about 10,000 hours (20 hours a week for 10 years). Before this interview, you mentioned that Gladwell's comment relates to the affiliate program. How does your relationship with career practitioners relate to Gladwell's concept of mastery in a profession?
  6. Assessments were such big money-makers in affluent times. Where do you see assessments, specifically holistic assessments,  going in the current depressed economy? 
  7. I've worked most with your entrepreneur assessment tools, both hard copy and online, mostly with the Personal Style Indicator, Entrepreneur Style and Success Indicator and the Stress Indicator and Health Planner.  I like them because they are well organized and include activities that the user can do to apply what they learn about themselves from taking the assessments.  I also like them because my clients and career practitioners in my workshops find them valuable. What do YOU believe is special about your assessment approach?
  8.  Can you give us a brief exercise to assess our stress and that we can give to our clients to help them manage stress?
  9. Could you summarize how to assess stress caused by work, personal relationships, social situations, health and nutrition, and time and how to reduce your stress you you can be successful?
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews.  Our guest speaker today is Ken Keis. President and CEO of Consulting Resource Group International, he has conducted over 2000 presentations, including 10,000 hours of coaching and HR consulting; published 300 articles, and designed more than 40 business management, leadership, personal and career development, wellness, or sales processes. Richard Knowdell, director of the Career Planning and Adult Development Network, has used his assessment program for over 20 years. Ken is going to talk today on assessing for success and living and working well. I'm eager to find out how one can live and work well in the current chaotic economy.


Before we begin, I would like to remind listeners to press 5* if you have a question. Another reminder – fill out your evaluation form that was linked to your call-in instructions, especially those who would like continuing education verification.  Also, Ken told me before the interview that listeners would be receiving goodies after his presentation.


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Ending Remarks

Thank you Ken for sharing your holistic wellness assessment program with us today  so that we all can "assess for success" and for your generous offer of a free assessment tool and other goodies.

Listners, be sure to register for our upcoming tele-interviews:

On August 13,  Daniel Porot, the leading career development specialist from Europe, who will talk about How to help your interviewer hire you...in a time of crisis.

On August 27, Angela Byars-Winston from the University of Wisconsin, will talk about Culture and Career Development:  What Difference Does Difference Make? Angela is an associate scientist in the School of Medicine and Public Health  Women's Health Research at the University of Wisconsin.


Then in September, Jim Bright, leading career professional from Australia, will speak on Shiftwork, The Work that You Have To Do in a Constantly Changing Environment, and Jennifer Kahnweiler will speak on The Introverted Leader.


Click on careerwell.org to see more upcoming speakers.

Thank you Ken and thank you listeners.



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