Career Consulting Services for Adults

What is the turning point in your career right now? Whether you are dissatisfied with your job, experiencing a lay-off, ready to return to the workforce, or gearing up for a promotional opportunity, there are many circumstances and plans to consider.

Together we may identify obstacles, uncover blind spots, set goals, write or revise the resume, preparing for the interview or performance review, and focus on job search strategies inside or outside of the company.

You may find value in taking an assessment since it reveals new and meaningful information often useful during the interview process and for professional development. I offer two different assessments, both helpful in terms of self-awareness and outcomes-based information that allows for effective planning and responding.

Highlands Ability Battery Assessment

The Highlands Assessment helps determine what you do best by revealing your natural talents, gifts, and abilities. The assessment instrument shows your cognitive strengths and guides you towards your career options. It is an objective way to assess various qualities in a virtual online format. There is no pass/fail or good grades/bad scores. Most of the assessment is a series of engaging online games, called work samples.

The difference between the Highlands Ability Battery and other popular assessment tools – Myers Briggs (MBTI), Strong, DiSC, is that the Highlands assesses the performance of objective tasks that measure natural abilities. The Highlands reveals information about your approach to problem-solving, decision-making style, preferences for working alone or in groups, learning techniques that help recall pertinent details, and the best work environment. A sample of the adult report can be found here. A sample of the leader report can be found here.

 EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment

The EQ-i 2.0 is a perfect assessment tool for job seekers, career re-launchers, career switchers, professionals, & leaders. Emotional Intelligence is the skill of effectively perceiving and expressing ourselves, developing and maintaining social relationships, making good decisions, and managing stress.

The EQ-i 2.0 reveals important factors for workplace satisfaction, decision making, stress management, and positive relationships.  A few of the EQ-i 2.0 subscales are

  • Self-Regard
  • Impulse Control
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Assertiveness
  • Independence
  • Problem Solving
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Flexibility

Additionally, the EQ-i 2.0 subscales are strongly related to leadership competencies that correlate with productivity, decreased employee turnover, and increased efficiency.  A leader who embodies leadership competencies is more likely to increase work satisfaction, create trust, and foster organizational commitment and loyalty. For more information about the professional report click here. For more information about the leadership report click here.

EQ-i 360-Degree Emotional Intelligence Assessment

The Emotional Quotient 360 (EQ-i 360) is an Emotional Intelligence assessment that allows you to assess yourself and receive feedback from peers, managers, and direct reports.

The 360-degree process provides you with a balanced and well-rounded understanding of how others view your skills and behaviors, which has an overall impact on your personal and professional success.

Through this process, you will develop a customized development plan enabling you to implement a well-thought-out plan for development. For more information about the EQ 360 report click here.

Personal Vision Coaching

Personal Vision coaching invites you to uncover a combination of interests, values, and skills while setting goals and create a vision for future success. You will have at least eight virtual or in-person appointments to process the results of online, self-paced assignments. Coaching also utilizes the Highlands Whole Person Model which identifies eight important decision factors.

The Personal Vision Coaching program will move you to a more personal, professional, and balanced cycle of decision making.

Signs that you may be in a cycle of stress or feeling stuck:

  1. Short-term focus
  2. Status-driven goals
  3. Outer-directed priorities
  4. Reactive decision-making
  5. Self-doubt
  6. Low self-esteem

Evidence of a more balanced cycle:

  1. Long-term focus
  2. Meaning-driven goals
  3. Inner-directed priorities
  4. Vision-based decision making
  5. Confidence
  6. Taking tangible action steps to make changes

Eight Essential Factors for Personal Vision

  1. Assessing Your Abilities
  2. Analyzing Your Skills
  3. Understanding Your Personal Style
  4. Knowing Your Interests
  5. Reviewing Your Family History
  6. Relating to Your Values
  7. Reaching Your Goals
  8. Your Career Development Cycle