Members’ Books

Many members of SDPCA are published authors who write about subjects of particular interest to them where they are experts in their field and wish to share their experiences, skills, and special insights with others.

The authors of the publications shown below are either the author or a significant co-author with others. The excerpts on this page were prepared by the authors and edited by SDPCA to fit in the space allowed. SDPCA does not take responsibility for its accuracy or the opinions expressed by the authors in the publications and SDPCA does not make any recommendations as to the appropriateness of the content of the publications for the specific needs of the reader.


 


Create a Life You Love
Ozlem Brooke Erol, Author

We all want to live a great life. This book talks about life skills we can all learn to have that kind of life. The author believes following our passion and knowing our strengths is the gateway to real happiness and fulfillment. We can’t go on ignoring our gifts and what we can bring to this world. We have sold our soul for stability and safety for too long and it is time to rediscover who we really are and share it with the world. This can be a hobby we integrate into our lives, a new career we will love or starting a new business doing what we always wanted. It is all about Creating a Life that We Love; creating a life that belongs to us, coming from within that is clear from our own limiting beliefs.

Ozlem Brooke Erol has worked for several companies in sales and marketing before starting her journey helping others find their passion and follow their dreams. This dream may come up in the form of a career or a business or a hobby. She helps many young and middle age people in career transition who want to bring more meaning into their lives. She also helps businesses create more meaningful environments for their employees, clients and communities by transitioning them to the participative social age. She supports businesses align their values, mission statements, stories and their strengths to create the building blocks for their business and marketing strategies. For more information, go to www.yourbestlifeinc.com.


8 Crazy Beliefs That Screw Up Your Life
Sharon S. Esonis, Ph.D., Author

In this book, Dr. Esonis examines eight debilitating Thematic Belief Systems that have appeared frequently in her practice as a psychologist, life coach and college faculty associate. By helping clients and students identify and change these crazy beliefs, individuals have found their own voice and thus become healthier and happier people. Unfortunately, we seldom assess if our beliefs serve us well or cause paralysis and distress. Thematic Belief Systems offer a framework for interpreting the events we experience.

Sharon Esonis has spent 30 years helping individuals live their dreams through her work as a licensed psychologist, life coach and author. Dr. Esonis specializes in the burgeoning field of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimal human functioning and the core strengths that can lead to the achievement of one’s personally-defined goals. She earned her bachelor and masters degrees at Ohio University and her doctoral degree at Boston College. For more information, go to www.PositivePathLifeCoaching.com.


Its Your Little Red Wagon
Sharon S. Esonis, Ph.D., Author

The little red wagon is a metaphor for that vehicle that transports our hopes, dreams, promise and passion. But to ensure that this vehicle of possibilities stays on course, we must maintain control of its direction. This book is all about attitude, beliefs, expectations, thinking and behavior. It’s about the power of Positive Psychology and optimal human functioning. And it’s about developing the core strengths you need to navigate your little red wagon along the path to the good life.

Sharon Esonis has spent 30 years helping individuals live their dreams through her work as a licensed psychologist, life coach and author. Dr. Esonis specializes in the burgeoning field of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimal human functioning and the core strengths that can lead to the achievement of one’s personally-defined goals. She earned her bachelor and masters degrees at Ohio University and her doctoral degree at Boston College. For more information, go to www.PositivePathLifeCoaching.com.


12 Steps to a New Career
By: Carl J. Wellenstein

12 Steps to a New Career describes the entire career change process for those in mid-career. Carl starts by helping the reader to clearly and succinctly determine their career objective. He then takes them through a twelve-step process to uncover the key strengths and achievements that support their career objective. Carl clarifies what they need to do, why they need to do it, and gives examples of how to do it.

Carl is an expert on career transition issues for those in mid-career. His experience includes making a career transition at an executive level and co-founding and managing an international executive search firm and a career search consultancy in the UK for seven years. Working closely with corporate clients, he helped them clarify profiles for potential candidates that the business needed and then participated in interviews, evaluations and selection of candidates for leadership and management positions. For more information, go to www.execglobalnet.com.