The Things That Make You ‘You’ Can Become Your SUPER POWER
The ability to talk about yourself is a life skill, one that can set you on a path to anything and everything.
Using the metaphor of an albino chameleon named Ben – a chameleon unable to use colour to disguise his true self, Kirsty Anne Ferguson walks us through humorous stories and engaging tasks to find out how to say to the world, “this is me.”
As a global interview coach to top guns and airline pilots, Kirsty has seen how each of our stories differs yet contain elements that connect us. She tells us that your story, just like hers, is unique.
Even if you think you have nothing special to offer, she insists you do.
Knowing what you have to offer and how to talk about yourself takes self-knowledge and confidence.
But how do you project those things? I hear you say.
Well, join me for a humorous and inspiring read as we delve into your ‘youness’ – but don’t expect some dry old business book.
The Albino Chameleon is full of ideas, inspiring stories, questions and other stuff to throw a little light on the power each of us has by simply being ourselves. Along the way we share snippets from people just like you who have gone on to become entrepreneurs, fashion designers, recruiters, artists and globe trotting mums.
You will discover…
- That there is no such thing as normal
- Why it’s never too late to be what you ‘might have been’
- How to ‘tell us a bit about yourself’ without feeling like a Muppet
- What makes you ‘you’ and why it matters
- Why just ‘smashing it out’ is often better than trying to get it perfect
- That your job and your past do not define you
A refreshing breakthrough in how to uncover the immense power we all have simply by being ourselves.
Amanda Rose – Strategic Connector #BossLady CEO – Business Women Media
The Albino Chameleon is like having a best friend, a mentor and a coach all wrapped up in one engaging and inspiring book.
Hedley Derenzie, author of the travel-romance memoirs, Finding Paris and Meet Me in Milan
This should be compulsory reading for anyone embarking on an interview for a new position.
Sue Muller – Director – Pharmacy Employment Solutions Pty Ltd T/A LocumCo
Kirsty’s book contains the insight and wisdom that so many more theory based self-help books lack.
Margaux Nissen Gray – CEO – MNGMNT Publicity, New York City
Why an Albino Chameleon?
You may be thinking are Albino Chameleons real? The answer is yes. They are one of the top 10 most rare animals in the world, according to Google.
A Chameleon is best known for its superlative camouflage powers. It’s colour changing abilities allow it to blend in with any environment. They are the ultimate fraudsters, adjusting with superlative ease to any environment.
The Albino Chameleon however, remains bright white regardless of his surroundings.
He is the perfect mascot and inspiration behind this book. The Albino Chameleon is incapable of lying and can only be himself. In the end, that is what makes him the most valuable.
About the author
19 years into running my interview coaching business, I’ve published a multitude of Career Workbooks, written hundreds of blogs on life, love and career and reached Expert Status on Linkedin.
You forget what you have done but when I think about it I’ve coached in over 20 countries and our clients range from Bankers to Pilots, Doctors and the Military – and yes that includes the top guns of this world.
I’ve had my comments and insights published in Marie Claire Magazine, News.com.au, Coaching Life and Reuters and anywhere in between. Way back in 2005 I was privileged to be part of a winning recruitment team at the Telstra Business Awards.
I’ve been helping people from all walks of life be inspired, gain confidence and go for their goals for a while now.
That’s where The Albino Chameleon comes in, having collected a bunch of data on what people are most concerned about I could see a pattern common to most of us. So, I have rounded that up and packaged into this book.
I hope you enjoy it!