In our 13 years of counseling individuals in their career development, we found that each individual is born with a talented mind. Individuals yearn to be filled with a sense of hope as they pursue career paths that are more fulfilling. Individuals often wonder if there is more to life than simply showing up for their job
In our professional practice, we discovered that as individuals we each long for an understanding of “what” we are naturally good at. We also want to know “how” we can use our inborn gifts in a way that expresses our uniqueness and offers a pathway in life that impacts the lives of others. This is accomplished by engaging in a process of self-reflection, leading to self-clarity. This enhances self-esteem, and promotes self-efficacy, all of which elevates levels of hopefulness.
Problem: Gallup (2020) found that over 69% of the workforce is disengaged from their work. Grasgreen (2013)argues only 28.3% of adults graduating college had the opportunity to define a clear career path and or find a mentor to guide them. This resulted in their becoming disengaged or disconnected with the work they do. This disconnect leads to the feeling that something is missing and the sense that they are feeling stuck in their current job, as evidenced in the above slide show above.
Solution: From our graduate research and over 13 years of professional career development experience, we have learned that our clients yearn to discover three basic things about themselves:
"What" gifts or competencies are we endowed with and "how" can they be deployed to support pathways that lead to an abundant life?
Are we wasting our talent, allowed to grow, and tap into our uniqueness, so our contribution is valued by those we work with?
Does "what" we do in matter or is it just a job?
Attitude -> Emotions-> Behavior The solution to this problem begins with a process of discovery to arrive at tangible solutions elevating a sense of hope. Developmentally, it transforms "what" we think (attitude), informs "why" what we has a sense of purpose and feels right (emotions), and impacts "how" we either react or respond to stressors we encounter on our journey in life (behavior).
Our Mission: As a trained counselor and professional in career development, my mission is to work with individuals in the discovery of "what" makes them exceptional. This process empowers them to confidently express their individuality in the world of work.
I want those I counsel to re-discover "who" they are, "why" their interests/passions are a reflection of themselves, and "how" their inherent abilities will support them in fulfilling a life that truly matters. It is about re-framing an attitudinal approach to living that is hope filled and purpose driven. Ultimately, what individuals hope for is an avocation that feels less like work and more like engaging in "what" they are called to do in life.
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