You desperately want a career support, a career coach; someone who will partner with you and empower you to find a career direction that feels right for you. Someone who will carefully, intentionally, and enthusiastically question you, listen to you and help you chart your course. Your personal careerbuilder, empowering you to wade through the confusion and gain clarity.
Many young adults have no career plans; they feel lost and frustrated. There are huge financial and time commitments associated with tertiary education. This in itself makes these decisions stressful. It is also a very good reason to ensure our young adults are in the best position to make such decisions.
Our youth have many people cheering them on: parents, siblings, teachers, guidance counsellors; sometimes advisors, tutors, trainers, and specialists too. We, as parents want to help them find their way , give them career support, but sometimes we aren’t the right people to do that.
Life is beautiful, fun and filled with opportunity. Our youth deserve to dream, do and be their authentic selves.
Hold on to their passions, aim high, set career goals and back themselves. They should not be limited by beliefs created by circumstance or the opinions of others.
At some point shortly after starting school, our children start to lose their free spirits, fascination, absolute joy and appreciation of that great adventure called life. We must facilitate their ability to retain imagination, unquestioning self confidence and ability to attempt anything without apprehension or self doubt.
After withdrawing from one tertiary course, our 18-year-old son needed some help to map a new direction. Simone was very supportive and understanding, and helped him to discover not just his strengths and interests, but also what his future lifestyle needed from a career. Together, they made a plan, and today he starts his new training with confidence that the choice he has made has been well thought through, considering a balance of many factors.
Nick Shea (Dad)
Successfully helping a year 11 student achieve her dream of being selected as a Junior MP