I get it. As a mother of five (two boys and three girls, all now out of college), I can relate to how you may be feeling.
You want your child, who is not really a child any more, to love what they do – and to be successful, happy, independent, and motivated in school and at work.
You want a future for them where they are able to support themselves, live the life they want, and really love their work and find it rewarding – where they are deeply satisfied by the work they’re doing.
I can help! I specialize in partnering with students and young adults to set them up for success. So they can be happy and successful in college and can successfully make the transition to a career they will love and thrive in.
- “My son is graduating next year and has no idea what he wants to do.”
- “My daughter has an idea of what she wants to major in, but we want to make sure that it’s the right choice for her.”
- “My son has done really well in high school, but we know college is very different. We want him to know his strengths and weaknesses, so he’ll be set up to be successful.”
- “My daughter is two years into college and wants to change her major…again. Surely there’s a less expensive way to choose a major than trial and error.”
- “My son is really struggling in his classes and has no direction. It feels like we’re throwing tuition money down the drain as we watch him struggle. We want to help.”
- “I want to help my daughter know which classes are best to take in her last two years of high school. Is there a way to help us decide?”
This information empowers them to make informed, effective decisions now and in the future.
And it gives you, their parents, greater understanding so you can most effectively support and guide them.
There is a world of difference between just thinking you are good at something, or hearing your parents tell you that you are good at something, and seeing in black and white that you are truly good at something. The process is truly empowering.
Along with the assessment process, I share learning strategies, based on their natural abilities, for how they can be successful in college. And I teach the universal career skills everyone needs to move forward with confidence into a successful future.
1) The Undecided: This individual is doing well overall, but just doesn’t know with certainty what major and career path is the best fit for them. They may have many interests, or nothing that they really feel strongly about. Or, they may have a good idea what they want to major in, but are wondering if there is something else out there they might not know about that they would love more.
Not wanting to waste tuition money and emotional energy on trial and error, they realize they don’t have all the information necessary to make the best decision about what they are going to enjoy doing long-term. For this group I am able to provide objective data showing how they are wired and gifted, share the career options that are great career paths for them, and build their confidence, so they are equipped to make effective decisions now and in the future, and move forward with confidence.
2) The Discouraged: This person has started down a path, but has not had great success. This group is dealing with a fair amount of discouragement and frustration—both their own and their parents’. They may not be doing well in class or have not had success finding a job they enjoy. They may just realize they do not like their current area of study or their work which had, at one time, been appealing.
For this group I am able to open new doors of possibility. Getting clarity on how they are wired and gifted reveals the career options that will be the best fit for them, plus reveals their most effective learning channels to lead to greater academic success. All this leads to new positive direction and renewed self-confidence.
3) The Disengaged: This group may seem the least motivated with their studies or future. They may prioritize hanging out with friends or playing video games ahead of focusing on their studies or looking for a job.
For this group, new motivation often grows out of discovering a clearer direction for their future along with increased confidence that they truly can be happy and successful in the future.
One last thing, often students come to their meeting just to be cooperative, so please don’t worry if you encounter resistance to participating in this process. I see that all the time, but these same students invariably leave with smiles on their faces and new confidence about their abilities and their future.