Ark Career Coaching encourages students to use their strengths as they build their future.
Most students spend a majority of their time taking tests, working to make honor roll and building their academic resume. Students rarely take time to reflect upon their passions, strengths, skills, natural talents, interests and personal definition of success.
Setting goals establishes a foundation for building a solid and satisfying future. It also puts the student ahead of their peers when they create action plans, develop confidence and feel some control over their future. We help students create a vision of their desired future that incorporates their successes, strengths, values and experiences.
Strategies and exercises help students work toward developing and achieving their goals. Coaching helps students learn how to:
- Become leaders
- Enjoy the school selection process
- Select a major
- Impress interviewers
- Manage time and set priorities
- Maximize their school experience
- Try new things that will help them develop their strengths
- Create a plan of action to achieve their dreams
We support students and give them the tools to take control of the school selection process. We don’t identify specific schools, we encourage students to identify:
- What they want to achieve through the school experience
- Their desired teaching style, classroom environment and social outlets
- How to understand, develop and communicate their strengths
- What makes them special
- Educational goals
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Establishing Career Direction
Today, the average young person will hold more than ten jobs and will have several career transitions in their lifetime. Ark Career Coaching has strategies, exercises and tools designed to motivate students and help them understand and embrace their strengths.
We collaborate with students to create professional goals and establish action plans to achieve them. The coach provides support, structure and feedback designed to encourage the student to leverage their strengths as they set the course for their future.
Skills + Talents = Strengths
Strengths + Passion = Success
Will enable today’s young adults
to successfully navigate
their future job transitions.
Most students want to become active leaders both in school and throughout their adult life. Coaching creates a strong understanding of the characteristics of a leader. Leaders know how to integrate their values, strengths and passions to achieve success.
Ark Career Coaching works with young adults to understand and utilize:
- The power of positive thinking
- Self affirmation
- Listening skills
- Gaining consensus
- Conflict management
- Goal setting
- Strength development
- Action plans to achieve success
Ark Career Coaching believes that young adults are our future.
Developing confident leaders is essential.
Coaching helps students become confident leaders
who will be equipped to become contributing members
of their community, workplace and family.
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"For this “over 50" job hunter, the most important thing Lisa did was to instill confidence that I was still a desirable candidate. This is not to downplay her help revising my resume, writing cover letters, interviewing, negotiating and other things..... I liked having to report “what I worked on toward my goal” each time I met with her because then I really couldn’t make the excuse of not doing something each week (it’s so EASY to get distracted by almost anything else). Once you get started, it’s easier to keep the momentum going." d Judee T.
“I liked the fact that there was always something positive to be said, even if I had something negative to say or complain about. It turned my mood around and helped me see alternate options more quickly than I usually do.” Chris L.
“You have helped me push myself in the college direction. The sessions were so much better than I had imagined before my start …it ultimately helped me develop more detailed time management skills, and looking into the big picture, yet taking things one step at a time.” Christine L.
“Throughout the process, Lisa provided valuable feedback and insight…She continues to be a valuable resource and coach to me.” Kent L.
“Lisa helped me explore my communication style and challenged me to improve my interactions with all of my co-workers. I am much more effective as a team player and leader within my company.” Jeff S.
"Identifying shortcomings I have in the way I do things - procrastination, accepting responsibility, getting into a negative frame of mind. I thought I knew about them all, but identifying them overtly to another person allows me to deal with them rather than letting them fester. I also benefited from proposed strategies for dealing with them, preventative measures, as well as corrective measures." Josh S.
“Lisa taught me networking, job search and interview skills that made me more confident when I went on job interviews. With her encouragement, I explored opportunities outside my current career path and was able to direct my own job search. She challenged me and helped me learn to sell my strengths.” Debbie W.
"I am soooo happy!!! I negotiated until the final offer, you'd be proud. Thank you so much for helping me throughout this troublesome time!! You certainly calmed me down and helped me remain focused on what was important to me and my career!! THANK YOU!!! Karen P
"I became very clear on issues that I didn't even realized existed. I was given permission to find my own answers and come to my own conclusions about myself, my goals and my life. Lisa provided a haven that was safe for me to be completely hones in what I wanted to do with my life without judgment or criticism" Stephanie G.
“I met with Lisa when I was between jobs and looking to define a new career path. Lisa asks excellent questions, she is insightful and encouraging. Lisa is the ultimate professional” Margaret S.
"Lisa gives me a way to discuss work issues and discuss practices on how to handle certain situations. I find myself better focused on a specific goal, as well as learning to be more global in my focus, think as a manager/leader, not just completing a task. Coaching is helping me better manage my team - hopefully motivate them, share my passion for the business in a way that they feel part of that, and ultimately become more productive. Lisa has good insight into behaviors, this helps to target my approach to managing, and try new methods that I would not have known about." Judy C.
"I am so happy I landed the job at Google! Thank you so much for all of your efforts and advice. Every time we meet, I always get the job - NBC and now Google! You really are my good luck charm :) Susan M.
"Lisa was constantly questioning. Asking me to look at things in different ways and consider angles I hadn't though of - perhaps a problem with someone was caused by the way I chose to communicate? Perhaps an issue arose because I just looked at a situation differently than someone I was working with?... "I recommend Lisa, and coaching, very highly. Working with Lisa helped me clarify my goals into specific, achievable steps, and Lisa kept me accountable for making measurable progress against those goals every time we met. As a result of having worked with Lisa, I have more confidence at work, more happiness at home, and much better balance between the two." Leigh S.
“I don’t usually create goals for a year, other than what is required for work. I think this is important to do and it has been beneficial for me to do this. It makes me establish action steps to ensure that I am working towards getting the things that are important to me accomplished. This list of goals also helps me prioritize and re-evaluate, instead of getting overwhelmed or upset that things are not getting done. I have begun to recognize that I do have successes everyday and to give myself credit for them. Lisa gave me the right level of support and provided objective feedback on issues that I have encountered so that I can learn from them.” Dana C.
"I have been working on becoming more efficient by dealing with my road blocks and increasing my confidence. Lisa has helped me break down what I need to do into specific, bite-sized tasks that aren’t overwhelming. Regular checking in keeps me moving forward and taking stock of how I’m progressing and what I might do differently to improve. I like feeling that I’m not alone. She provides realistic support. I feel lucky to have found a career coach who is just right for me, dealing with me where I am, not where I “should be.” Carol T.
"The best part about the sessions was that I felt I was talking to a friend, but at the same time my guidance. I enjoyed feeling open and ready to share ideas without being shot down or discouraged. I liked the fact that there was always something positive to be said, even if I had something negative to say or complain about. It turned my mood around and helped me see alternate options more quickly than I usually do.” C.L.
“I met with Lisa when I was between jobs and looking to define a new career path. Lisa asks excellent questions, she is insightful and encouraging. Lisa is the ultimate professional” M.S.