For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Over the past 20 years, expenses at public in-state universities have more than doubled, and out-of-state public university expenses have risen 194%. Today, the average student graduates with a whopping $33,000 of student loan debt.
The majority of college students change majors multiple times, creating the need for more semesters and thousands of dollars in extra expenses.
Out of the high school students who identify the college major, they intend to declare, nearly 2/3 choose the wrong one. That’s because it isn’t in alignment with their academic strengths and interests. By knowing his or her calling, your student will be able to pick their perfect major or career and save an average of $21,565 on their college education. Will your student be another one of the many who starts off on the wrong path, or will they be one of the few students who chase their true destiny from the beginning?
Tuition costs are rising.
In this comprehensive 8-week Discerning My Calling program, your student will explore goal setting, identify their personal and career values, discover their motivational skills and put everything into action. Throughout the program, your student will complete several valuable assessments to help them understand themselves and the unique gifts they have to offer:
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A lover of the Lord and coffee. Just coffee. Plain ol’ coffee. Lesa Dale helps high school and college students merge their aptitude, spiritual gifts and interests into the college major or career choice that best suits and excites them. A contemporary Christian Life and Career Coach, Lesa is the founder of Discerning My Calling where she engages families in supporting young adults to their fullest potential. Certified in Spiritual Gifts/DISC training, Lesa believes that each of us has a divine and God-given talent. “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 ESV
Discerning My Calling is an 8-week online career assessment program designed to help your student make the most of their future. Each week, your student will learn from Lesa Dale and complete one module and the assigned lessons.
This week, your student will get to know their coach and guide, Lesa. Your student will get a general overview of the program which will set them up for success. Lesa and your student will discuss why each tool used throughout the program is essential to determining their career choice. Their first one-on-one coaching session with Lesa will be set after they have taken an aptitude assessment and discovered some career possibilities to explore. Your student will use these career options and others as they move forward with the program.
Module Toolkit: — Job assessment. — 1:1 coaching session.
Goals provide us with clarity and focus to get to where we want to go. There are many different theories on how to set goals. In this module, your student will explore why it’s vital to become completely clear about what they want to accomplish and learn how to set amazing goals without setting themselves up for failure. Your student will discuss several goal setting strategies with Lesa, including SMART goals, the 5 Stones framework, vision boards, and Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) strategies. They will then learn to blend them together to create their own perfect strategy.
Module Toolkit: — Goal setting videos. — Goal setting worksheets.
Everyone has values, both personal values and career values. These values are guidelines for our life and work. By becoming aware of these important factors, your student will learn to use them as a guide to make all of their important decisions. This module will show your student how to use these values to become more self-aware and make better career decisions.
Module Toolkit: — Personal values worksheet — Career values deck
Your student has spent a lifetime developing skills, finding hobbies and interest, and developing motivational skills. In this module, they will add to their knowledge of themselves with the Kolbe Index – “How You Work” assessment. By taking the time to discover how they work and their motivating skills, your student will understand what they like to do and why they do things the way they do.
Module Toolkit: — Skills, interests, & habits worksheets — Motivational skills deck — Kolbe Index – “How You Work” Assessment
Our personality says so much about who we are. The more your student knows about themselves, the better able they are to understand others and determine the best way to interact with those they work with.
In this module, your student will use two DISC profiles: 1) This is Expected of Me and 2) This is Me to help them understand how they feel others see them. Your student will also discover their Movement Type by watching videos specifically designed to resonate with their inner movement.
Module Toolkit: — Movement profile videos. — DISC personality profiles.
God created us with a plan in mind. We are imbibed with natural gifts given at birth and spiritual gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit. Our gifts are to reflect God’s plan in every aspect of our lives, including the workplace. In this module, your student will take our Spiritual Gift Assessment which will provide them with a list of their Motivational Gifts, Ministry Gifts, and Manifestation Gifts. Lesa will then work with your student to compare their Motivational Gifts with their other results to discover where their gifts are best used in the career field.
Module Toolkit: --Spiritual Gift Assessment.
In this module, your student will start putting it all together. They will break down everything they’ve learned throughout the program and see how it all fits into God’s plan. Once your student has all the pieces and has learned a lot about themselves and God’s plan for them, they will schedule a time for one-on-one coaching with Lesa to talk it through.
Module Toolkit: — “So What Now What” essay — 1:1 coaching session.
In this final module, your student will put everything they’ve learned into action. They will create a Life Plan to carry it through into the future and learn how to use vision boards to keep these goals in front of them. They will be reminded that this is God’s plan and we are to be about his work.
Module Toolkit: — Life Plan development. — Vision board resources.