Friday, April 28, 2017

What the Now What?(R) Program Offers to Prospective Facilitators

A professional coach and consultant who serves as the president of Health Mate, Inc., Sandra Schiff focuses on the techniques that can be used to rewire the brain so people can make the changes they want or need. Further, Sandra Schiff is an Authorized Facilitator of the Now What?(R) program.

Created by public speaker and life coach Laura Berman Fortgang, the program provides life transition coaches with the tools they need to help others make headway in their efforts to move into new careers.

In addition to receiving training in how to implement the 90-day program, which helps coaches with everything from communicating the Now What?(R) message through to offering a blueprint for the successful implementation of its core concepts, the program also provides Authorized Facilitators with access to support from a marketing perspective and a trusted brand that can be relied upon to produce results.

Further, Authorized Facilitators gain access to logos and brochures featuring this branding and are offered the opportunity to supplement their learning with over 30 additional training modules.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wayne State Creates New Tinnitus Diagnostic Tool for Animals

As a Certified Care Transitions Coach, Sandra Schiff works with families to help them address the self-management skills required during transition situations. Sandra Schiff also works part-time as a professor at Wayne State University’s School of Social Work. 

Wayne State University maintains a reputation as one of the leading public research universities in the United States, as highlighted by the recent development of a new tool by a team of researchers at the university that may help shed a light on the underlying issues behind tinnitus.

The paper accompanying the research, A Conditioned Behavior Paradigm for Assessing Onset and Lasting Tinnitus in Rats, which was published in PLOS ONE, notes that almost 50 million people in the United States have tinnitus, which commonly manifests as a consistent ringing in the ears. The diagnostic tool created by researchers takes the form of a training regimen that allowed them to determine whether or not the rats tested had tinnitus, if it had a pitch, and how long the condition lasted.

The key takeaway is that the tool allows for this training, which would usually take a number of months, to be completed in just over two weeks. As such, it expedites the tinnitus research process in animals, which may, ultimately, lead to faster medical breakthroughs in relation to humans.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The PeopleMap™ Personality Questionnaire - The Four Personality Types

Sandra Schiff serves as the president of Health Mate, Inc., a leadership, transition, and parenting consultancy. A multifaceted consultant and coach, Sandra Schiff is also a certified PeopleMap™ facilitator.

The PeopleMap™ System, created by E. Michael Lillibridge, PhD, helps people understand different personality types in order to improve communications at work and in daily life. The system hinges on the PeopleMap™ Personality Questionnaire, a seven-question personality test that boasts a predictive accuracy rate of 95 percent.

The PeopleMap™ Personality Questionnaire places people into one of four personality groups:

1. Leader types are results oriented and driven to accomplish large-scale tasks. They tend to thrive on competition and often find themselves in leadership roles.

2. People types are relationship oriented and care most about the people in their lives. 

3. Free-spirit types do not care for convention or policy, and they generally value freedom in all aspects of their lives. They pursue projects that speak to their interests and seek varied experiences.

4. Task types are hard workers and tend to be extremely organized. They pay attention to details and feel a sense of reward when they complete tasks.

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For nearly two decades, Dr. Sandra Schiff has served as the president of Health Mate, Inc., in Southeast Michigan, where she provides car...