Strengths-Based Parenting – Career Guidance for Parents and Children
Possible Types of Assessment
- Strengths Spotting for very young children: at-least-10-years old children; Parents of children under the age of 10 are instructed how to do strengths spotting with children
- Strengths and Career Profiling (ideally from the age of 14 years old but it’s possible to do it earlier)
- Strengths & Career Profiling for Adults
Strengths -Based Assessment Process Description
I use a series of methodologies/online tools to suit different contexts and challenges.
I work most of the time with Strengths Profile but use other existing online Strengths-Based Assessments that reveal themes of talents.
I organise 1-to-1 consulting sessions. I also do small-group workshops where the synergy of different people and their unique point of view offer measurable added value and is very useful to get larger perspective of your strengths profile.
A whole process is composed of three to four in-person or video meetings.
Each meeting is one hour long and Includes review of test results from online assessments and my personal, written and oral feedback.
Getting to know a person, his/her needs, online assessments prescription (what is the best for him/her to chose as assessment)
Session where we analyse together the results of online chosen strengths-based approach assessments.
We chose one project or goal and we work together to see how individual’s strengths can dial up to his /her success. After that, we chose some strategies how to compensate weaknesses. I help you find one or more things that can be motivating for your child(ren) to hold on to and willingly participate in these strategies. These strengths that we’ll discover, can be applied at home, in the classroom, at work, and out in the world.
In this phase, we take into account the environment and potential triggers when crafting our action plan. Parents and children gain some useful tools.
If their child is under 10 years old, the only way to do the assessment is by observing a child. In order to this, a parent will need to apply information that they acquired in session with me and from resources I gave them. The best solution is to do the strengths-based assessment where we review together parent’s profile and then to observe their child from this new perspective. I will propose resources in order to be able to do observation of the child if under 10 years old. There are tests that are done with children under the age of 10, but they are part of another program.
Here’s what I won’t do
I see myself as strengths practitioner who does not “mould” my clients but rather can create optimal conditions for their growth and development.
I can’t tell you what you, or your child should do exactly. I can only give you some hypothesis that come out as conclusion of sessions.
Strengths-based assessments and sessions are meant to open a new perspective to you in unlocking your or your child’s potentials.
If working directly with teens and young adults, my consulting sessions are designed to show them how to discover their “nano” functioning and their passions. My goal is to show students how to be authentic, how to discover their true interests and we make hypothesis together, using test results, about how they function the best in working environment. The goal is to have teenagers that aren’t stressed, overwhelmed, and afraid they won’t get into a “good” school and have “good life”.
How do I get started?
I will need to speak with you to see if my services are the right approach for you.
Once we have spoken briefly by phone and have agreed to meet, I will ask that you:
complete a fill out form
and submit online payment by at least one day in advance.
Meetings are available in person, via phone or videoconferencing.
What will it cost?
50 euros an hour + cost for online assessments (depend
how many of assessments need to be done)
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