Confused About Your Career Options or Academic Major?
You are not alone. With so many career and educational options available, the choice can be confusing and overwhelming. Your parents and friends may not have the expertise to guide you in the right direction, and opting to choose by trial-and-error can prove to be very costly, frustrating and inefficient.
Inspired Growth provides professional, objective career assessment and counselling services that take the guesswork out of career planning and empower you to successfully and confidently launch your career journey.
Help your child find a rewarding career path.
Get to Know Yourself
I use the leading career assessments to clarify who you are, what you are good at, what you enjoy doing, and what is important to you in a career. I then help you relate these aspects of your identity to careers that are likely to be a good fit for you.
Expand Your Range of Career Options
Nowadays, there are more career options than ever before. I help you consider the full array of options available to you, including ones you may not even know exist!
Map Out the Most Effective Academic-Career Path
Once you have chosen a career direction, I help you figure out the most efficient way to get there, while still building some flexibility into your plans to account for changing circumstances.
Select the Right Post-Secondary Program
The type of program you choose can play an important role in the overall success and enjoyment of your studies. I guide you in selecting the university or college program that will best meet your personal and academic needs.
Create a Plan to Meet Your Goals
I help you set realistic short-term and long-term career goals, and identify the action steps you need to take to accomplish your goals and stay on track. This includes choosing the right high school and academic majors to keep your options open.
University education is expensive enough as it is. Why invest in career counselling?
Many students graduate from high school with little clarity about what they want to do when they grow up. Of those who move on to university, many switch programs or drop out and re-enter at a later date in the hope that their second or third choice of major will better suit them. In the process, they rack up significant debt and experience a great deal of anxiety about their future.
By undergoing career counselling prior to making important career and educational decisions, students can find a meaningful and fulfilling career direction much faster than with the trial-and-error approach to counseling, saving money and stress in the long run.
Who is a good candidate for career counselling?
Career counselling can be very beneficial for the following groups of people:
- High school students who are planning their career path and academic studies for the first time
- University/college students who are unsure about their choice of major or don’t know what they can do with their degree after graduation
- Professionals who feel stuck or unfulfilled in their current career and are considering making a career change
- Stay at home parents who are re-entering the work force after an extended absence
- Retired adults who are looking for meaningful activities to occupy their time
If an individual has significant disabilities, ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, or mental health issues, career counselling may need to be postponed until these issues have been clarified or addressed.
What kind of career tests are offered?
I administer and interpret career assessments offered by Psychometrics Canada, which include:
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator
- Career Values Scale
- Strong Interest Inventory
- California Psychological Inventory 260
- Career Interest Profiler
- Stress Profile
- Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
- Work Personality Index
The specific combination of assessments selected for you will depend on your individual goals.
See the Career Tests page for further information.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery