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What’s your career story?

Discover your purpose. Know your strengths. Write them into your future.

Discovering your purpose can be hard going. We’re wrapped in a story about where we’ve been – not all of it encouraging.

Our coaching practice provides career reviews for career transitions.

Are you aligned to your strengths and values? Seeking clarity as you face a career transition? Wondering where your career is heading? Doing a career review by drawing out your story through an in-depth interview to identify patterns and themes is powerful. It will help you discover your strengths, purpose and direction. What’s your career story?

Is it time for your Career Review?

Some indicators that signal it’s time to tell your career story:

  • You have a lot of expertise you want leverage to reshape your career for the next phase.
  • You feel stale and restless and want a new challenge but not sure what or the direction to take
  • You want to find work that aligns to your values and find more meaning
  • You want to explore alternatives and opportunities.

Strengths Matter

There’s a growing body of evidence that strengths matter. If you have the opportunity every day to do what you do best you have a greater chance of flourishing. Everyone has their own unique palette of strengths.

It’s a great boost to your outlook and perspective if you define your unique contributions and impact you can make to your own and others life.

Career coaching is a process that can help you find the gold in stressful and unforeseen events and leverage your strengths in line with your vision and values.

I interview you to build a picture of where you are and where you want to go, play back what I find, identify areas that need more work and strategise with you to plan your next steps. I help to identify patterns running through your life, make the most of opportunities that arise unexpectedly, consider multiple perspectives and deal with unplanned events. I also help you embrace change, be brave and build resilience.

It’s important to have time to reflect on the questions and come up with your own solutions. Meetings are commonly scheduled twice a month. You can use the time between meetings to set both long- and short-term goals.

Assessment Tools

Individual assessments are useful to unearth strengths, values and personality types depending on the tool that is used. Some clients like assessments, some don’t and it’s a personal choice.

I have a Graduate Certificate in Career Development from Edith Cowan University; Masters of Art from University of NSW and Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.

The Via Character strengths tool to identify your top character strengths http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths/Personality-Assessment

The Clifton Strengths finder to identify your top talents and turn them into strengths ((I recommend the full report) www.gallupstrengthcenter.com

I’m also certified to use and interpret the MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ instruments, a useful tool for career coaching and team building and the Hogan Personality Profile tool.

Hogan Assessments

Organisations use Hogan assessments to hire and develop staff and assess leadership potential. The three Hogan assessments I am accredited to administer are the:

  • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) which measures individual strengths, approach to work and how you interact with others
  • Hogan Development Survey (HDS) measures any tendencies that could derail your career or performance
  • Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) which measures your motivators and drivers.

Read some case studies http://www.hoganassessments.com/case-studies

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument brings C.G. Jung’s theory of psychological types to life and makes it easy to understand and apply.

It identifies and describes 16 distinctive personality types that result from the interaction of preferences which are: How we experience the world – Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I); How we take in information – Sensing (S) or Intuition (N): How we make decisions – Thinking (T) or Feeling (F); How we deal with the outer world – Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

I am certified to use and interpret the MBTI® Step I™ and Step II™ instruments and to help clients understand their MBTI results. We use it for career planning, change management and team building.

Harrison Assessments Career Navigator

The Harrison Assessments Career Navigator tool offers the following reports:

  • Career Options – Compares the client’s profile to 650 careers and provides a list of careers in order of the level of fit between the person and each career.
  • Career Enjoyment – A client can select up to 10 careers and receive individual reports about the specific factors they would enjoy or not enjoy about each career, based on their profile.
  • Career Development – Guides a career seeker to a satisfying career by identifying the tasks they enjoy, their interests, suitable types of work environments, interpersonal skills, their motivations, decision-making tendencies and characteristics related to leadership.
  • Your Greatest Strengths – Describes a client’s greatest strengths and includes strengths that are paradoxical pairs of traits that may seem to be opposite or contradictory but in fact are complementary or synergistic.

Tools to assess strengths and talents

Following are suggested resources to discover and understand your strengths and talents. These tools have been operating for many years and the data is proven and statistically significant.

Getting Clarity Coaching Program

We offer the affordable one-on-one Clarity coaching package to help clients along their career path. It provides students, graduates and professionals a structured programme to help them choose their next steps, map out different options and support them as they make these important decisions. It is a good option for people who do not have a lot of time or a big budget or who simply want to try coaching to see if it works without forking out a lot of money.

Each session is by phone.

Who is Clarity for?

Clarity is designed to help individuals who are thinking about or making choices in their life or their career. It will help clients to:

  • Get really clear about what is important to them and make choices that fit
  • Explore options available and evaluate them against a full range of criteria
  • Develop a plan and be confident in their ability to achieve it.

How does it work?

When a client signs up for the Clarity package of three 30-minute phone sessions the client will then:

  • Book the first sessions. Send an email to sue@suewebster.co
  • Pay by EFT before the session
  • Complete one of the recommended assessment tools.
  • Call the coach at the pre-booked time. It is the responsibility of the client to call the coach.