CAREER COUNSELLING DEFENCE FORCE PEAP PROGRAMToday, I received a lovely text message from a young mum of 3 and partner of a Defence Force Member whom sought Career Counselling Services through the Defence Force PEAP Program. Over a three month period (with some time in between session due to giving birth), this new mum, and I: - Identified her Key Transferable Skills, Explored Employment Options and Pathways, Identified personality type, career interests and options with MBTI and JVIS,and Discussed Job Search Strategies and Techniques with her permission, I have the pleasure of sharing part of this text... I think all our sesisons paid off. I'm feeling very good and I've decided to pursue floristy for now as a side business...... I've gotten very clear on whom I am from our (Career Counselling) sessions, lots sat with me and lots made sense... I am spontaneous and creative and I think I had a hard time accepting that before. I have finally let go of my old business and I'm playing with flowers for now until I am ready to move forward (with study in the future); the kids really are a full time job as it is. I really am thankful for your sessions (followed by prayer, smiley face and hearts emjoi's). Thanks Katherine!!! You are amazing. Career Counselling Defence Force PEAP Program Client; Medowie Port Stephens NSW
CAREER DEVELOPMENT REPORT CENTRAL COAST CLIENT
THE CAREER REPORT - OPENED MY EYES TO THINGS THAT ARE OUT THEREIn the initial consultation period I asked the client (as I do with all Career Development Report Clients)- "What is your short term goal for the Career Development Report - our time together"? The client replied (as many do) - "To help me get unstuck; to figure out how to move forward". At the completion of our third consultation (Report Presentation Session), I asked the client for some verbal feedback in regards to the process and the report and this is what he said "It definitely opened my eyes; to things (careers) that are out there; it gave me a clearer outlook on what I want to go into in terms of career". When I asked the client about the options presented in the report he stated that there are three key positions that he is interested in persuing. If you look back at what this clients initial goal was to help him get unstuck and to figure out how to move forward this was achieved in the clients own words. Career Development Report Central Coast NSW Client
CAREER COUNSELLING TOOWOON BAY - CENTRAL COAST NSW
I CHOSE YOU DUE TO YOUR HOLISTIC APPROACHKatherine, I found your Career Counselling Services on Google and loved the holistic vibe to your website and the different styles you incorporate into it for example the visual and written content to accommodate different readers. Whilst I found another Career Counselling Service online who was closer to home, I did not get the same feeling of confidence when I spoke to them and when I reviewed their online testimonials I knew they were not for us. What I liked about you was your website, testimonials and our discussion. When I spoke to you, about my adults sons individual needs, you took the time to explain your process and reassure me that you look at the individual pieces of a clients background and in the Career Development Report you thoroughly go through these consideration when analysing career options. Katherine I am very impressed with your service and my son's efforts in completing the online and traditional psychometric instruments. In fact, I was in awe of the depth of the process when I came to pick him up today. The process has really opened my son's mind and stimulated him to a explore career options where before he was stuck. Career Counselling Toowoon Bay Client - A Mum's feedback
PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT DANDENONG VICTORIAHi Katherine, I contacted you a week ago to purchase and review a few psychometric testing instruments for a couple of 3D Modelling candidates. After speaking with you, I felt comfortable with you and went ahead with your psychometric assessment services. Katherine, you provided great service and feedback, I feel I can go through everything now and make an informed decision. I will definitely use your services again. Thank You Psychometric Assessment Dandenong Region, Victoria - Corporate Client (Director)
CAREER COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOMETRIC PROFILING AUDIOLOGIST - I CAME AWAY FEELING - I GOT THIS!
I first came across Katherine and bluripples about a year ago but did not take any action untill couple of months ago. I have been for couple of appointments with Katherine and its like the feeling - you know what, I got this!.
I sort of knew the path I wanted to follow but had no clarity around the destination and or the road to it. Attending the two appointments and couple of tests (MBTI and WPI Leadership Development), its like I have now got the GPS going with the address put in for me- I just need to drive! Thank you Katherine for your professional inputs and I will be seeking further appointments very soon. Highly recommended.
Career Counselling Newcastle Region NSW - Audiologist
OUR SESSIONS WERE VERY HELPFUL
When I first came to see you I was looking at different (career) options to consider for future but unable to select one and make a decisive move.
At our initial Career Counselling Session I stated that had completed my undergraduate and two masters programs and was considering: - Continuing to work for my current employer, Opening a franchise in my particular field or Establishing and operating my own (independent) business.
OUR FIRST CAREER COUNSELLING SESSION
At our first session we talked about my background and goals; and we discussed options including the Career Development Report vs undertaking a couple of Psychometric Tests.
We decided that it was best to proceed with the Psychometric Tests and as a result you sent me the Majors PTI (Personality Profile) and WPI (Workplace Personality Index) Leadership Report online; I completed these and then we got together again to discuss the outcomes.
PSYCHOMETRIC PROFILING AND CAREER COUNSELLING OUTCOMES
I was very impressed with the outcomes, they described me very accurately and provided an explination as to why I have been struggling with making a decision; also the reports outlined my strengths and areas that I need to work on particularly if I wanted to go down the route of owning my own business, be it a franchise or something I create from scratch.
My idea for operating a business in my industry is a unique idea and as such I realise before I leap I need to work on myself a little and plan how I am going transistion.
As I said to you in our second consultation, I had my GPS but now you have given me the tools to unwrap it; not only do I know how to turn it on but also how to program it to reach my destination.
I have found our session to be very helpful, I am looking forward to using your Career Counselling and Psychometric Profiling Services again in the future.
Thank you Katherine
Career Counselling and Psychometric Profiling Services Client - Fletcher, Newcastle NSW (Hunter Region)
THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT REPORT DELIVERED ON MY EXPECTATIONS
When I initially contacted you, we had seen our school Career Advisor but were disappointed in the outcomes; they offered nothing like what you do (Career Development Report).Our 16 year old son is currently in Year 11 and is lost with respect to what our he wants to do when he leaves school. He is smart, however he struggles a little bit with sequencing due to a pre-existing medical conditon. The Career Development Report you generated confirmed a lot of information, some of which confirmed previous findings through other professionals and also our knowledge about our son. Other parts (Career Development Report) opened our eyes with respect to considerations, new pathways and career options (that we had not previously considered). In short the report delivered based on our initial telephone conversation; my son, husband and I are looking forward to reading the report more thoroughly when we get home.
Career Counselling High School Student Thornton (Career Development Report)
PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING - MBTI AND JVIS OUTCOMES
When my (teenage) son came home from his appointment with you today he was “Stoked’ with his personality type (Myer Briggs Type Indicator) and career interest survey (JVIS) outcomes. Thank you for everything.
Pscyhometric Testing Client, Teenager - Youth, Ashtonfield, Maitland NSW
Career Counselling MBTI Testing
The Career Counselling MBTI Testing Sessions allowed me to have clear thoughts and put everything into perspective about how my career should proceed.....
Over the last year I had found myself in a real rut over what direction I wanted my career to go, as I felt I needed a complete change following many years in the construction industry.
In the first session with Katherine, she was able to bring an objective overview, firstly highlighting my life and career goals and secondly identifying my interests, passions and strengths.
In the second session, Katherine discussed my personality (MBTI) test results and it affirmed that I had made the right decision to pursue my legal studies and to pursue a career either as a Defender or Police Prosecutor - thus the process allowed me to have clear thoughts and put everything into perspective about how my career should proceed.Career Counselling MBTI Testing - Mid Life Career Transition Client, Corlette - Nelson Bay, Port Stephens NSW
CAREER COUNSELLING ELERMORE VALE NEWCASTLE
Katherine, I came to you a seeking to explore career options and pathways and was trying to decide whether I should use my existing skills and knowledge in the same role in a different company or organisation or to change fields altogether and start a new.
When I first came to see you, I was highly stressed and you calmed me down in the first Career Counselling session.
Over our time together (so far) you willingly shared knowledge with me as well as a laugh or two. I have had great outcomes so far and am interested to learn what is next in our time together.
MBTI Test Outcomes
Today we looked at my Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Profile and JVIS Career Interest results and I found the MBTI report to be very accurate.
Katherine, I am surprised that by answering a few questions that so much insight can be gained. I was interested to learn the types of roles my personality type gravitate towards and those they avoid (statistically). The process to date has given me a lot of valuable options and insights.
JVIS Career Interest Survey
The JVIS report also provided a wealth of information and identified a few positions that I had not thought of but am interested in researching more.
Career Counselling Elermore Vale Newcastle NSW
CAREER COUNSELING NORTHERN TERRITORY - NT
As a result of your career sessions with my son, I have seen remarkable progress
Katherine, you are an enlightened soul I can tell! I am so grateful for the help (Career Counselling and Career Development Report Services) you have provided my adult son. I had a deep and meaningful telephone conversation with him after one of his sessions with you and because of his time with you the progress I have seen in him is remarkable I have not seen him like this is such a long time.
Together with the specialist referral you provided he is making progress (from my point of view) - thank you.
Whilst I am in the Northern Territory, I hope one day we can meet up in person.
Career Counselling Northern Territory; Father of Client, Northern Territory (NT), Australia
CAREER DEVELOPMENT REPORT ANNA BAY NSW
SPOT ON AND SO HELPFUL!
Before I undertook the Career Development Report process, I was considering getting out of the house and undertaking routine jobs and careers that would provide an income but would not fulfill me or provide me with the lifestyle I wanted. Through this process I have learnt that it is important for me to find a career that I am passionate about otherwise I will just continue chopping and changing careers and courses.
The above was clearly demonstrated in the Personality Testing (MBTI/Majors PTI) outcomes; that is previously I thought the courses that I undertook were not holding me intellectually and yes this may have been part of the equation but it was not the principle reason; I learnt that my personality type needs to have a passion for study, careers and roles – that is I need to wholeheartedly believe in the outcomes otherwise I will continue to my chopping and changing behaviour.
Katherine, the Career Development Report reinforced things that I already knew about myself, provided insights, guidance and pathways. I could never have done this by myself; the Psychometric (Aptitude, Career Interest and Personality) Testing aspect was spot on and the Labour Market (Job Market) statistics, information and pay rates were so helpful and tailored to my career interests, strengths and circumstances. Katherine, I could never have found these resources or analysed it myself.
Career Development Report Anna Bay NSW - Port Stephens Client
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