Introducing the Enhanced Gold Programme: Your Path to Discovering Your Ideal Career

When you want to make a career change, and you want to do it properly, choose an award-winning career change programme.

Since its inception at the turn of the century, the Gold Programme has garnered national recognition, earning a prestigious National Careers Award in 2007. Over the years, we have consistently reviewed and updated the programme to ensure its effectiveness and relevance.

Now, in June 2023, we are thrilled to introduce the new and improved version of the Gold Programme. While we have retained the name to honour its legacy, it’s important to emphasize that this iteration has undergone a comprehensive review of every element, resulting in a truly transformative experience.

The revamped Gold Career Change Programme is designed to help you understand who you truly are and seize a world of opportunities. In a rapidly evolving job market, it’s no longer about finding a single job but exploring diverse career options. Embrace a future of endless possibilities, including self-employment and freelance opportunities. Uncover your unique strengths and passions, and confidently navigate the changing world of work. Start your journey of self-discovery and exploration today.

The Enhanced Gold Programme is specifically designed for those who seek a profound understanding of their true selves and wish to embark on a structured and systematic exploration of potential careers. Whether you’re at a crossroads in your professional life or simply yearning for a change, this programme offers the guidance and support you need to unlock your potential and achieve lasting career fulfilment.

Great for Students and Graduates

Leaving University and getting a job, but what job will best suit your needs and abilities? You have some dieas but also want a good incone. How can you find a job that allows you to play to your strengths?  It’s a compettive market place and you need to stand out. This programme will help you to make career decisions and get you started towards a fulfilling career.

Great for Career Changers

You’ve had a successful career and you earn a good salary – perhaps people even envy where you are – and yet you’re no longer happy. Your career no longer works for you, perhaps never did. It’s impacting other areas of your life – relationships, family, even your health and happiness. This programme will give you clarity on making career decisions and deciding where to go next.

Where could you go from here?

My clients have made career decisions and moved from high-stress lawyer to pro sports player, from PR to Interior Design, from Teacher to Estate Agent, Buyer to University Researcher, from Project Manager to chef on a yacht. Some clients have moved up into a higher level in the same career. And some have started their own business. A few even have discovered that they can remodel their current job into something far more enjoyable without quitting. Every story is unique, just as is yours.

Here’s an overview of the Enhanced Gold Programme:

Step 1 – Preparation: Building a Solid Foundation

 During our initial conversation, we go beyond the surface and dive deep into your unique story. We explore not only your educational background and career history but also the pivotal experiences that have shaped you into the person you are today. Additionally, we take the time to gain a comprehensive understanding of your personal life, including your relationships, hobbies, and interests. I believe that to lay a solid foundation for your transformative journey, it’s crucial to consider all aspects of your life.

I recognise that you may have other life goals that extend beyond your career aspirations. I value these goals and understand their significance in shaping your overall happiness and fulfilment. By taking the time to understand and incorporate these goals into our work, I ensure that the programme aligns with your holistic vision for a successful and fulfilling life. Your goals become an integral part of our collaborative efforts, and I tailor our approach and provide you with comprehensive support as you navigate your transformative journey.

Through a series of short assessments and inventories, we uncover crucial insights into your career drivers, values, motivated skills, saboteurs, work environment preferences, resilience, constraints, and more. Additionally, you have the opportunity to complete ‘the life audit,’ providing valuable perspectives on your overall life satisfaction.

Conversation 2 serves as a review of these activities, enabling us to identify important clues about your identity and potential career paths, both within yourself and the wider environment

Step 2 – Assessments: Unveiling Your Unique Abilities

In Step 2, you will complete three comprehensive assessments that provide profound insights into your abilities, personality traits, and interests. These assessments are:

Unlock Your Natural Abilities with the Highlands Ability Battery

Discover the gold standard in objectively identifying your natural abilities and talents. The Highlands Ability Battery offers a comprehensive assessment providing an in-depth understanding of your true potential. The Career Exploration Supplemental Report will unveil a range of career paths that align perfectly with your unique abilities, empowering you to make informed decisions about your professional future.

Unleash Your Personality Potential with MBTI Step 2

This is a powerful personality inventory designed to unlock a deeper understanding of yourself, providing a comprehensive analysis of your personality traits and preferences. By dividing each of the four scales into five facets, this assessment reveals a detailed profile of your unique characteristics. Additionally, the report includes a personalised development plan, offering practical suggestions for communication, decision making, change management, and conflict resolution.

Uncover Your Passions with the Strong Interest Inventory

Discover what truly ignites your interest and fuels your enthusiasm with the Strong Interest Inventory. This assessment delves deep into your likes and dislikes across various categories such as careers, leisure activities, and school subjects. By comparing your responses to a representative sample of individuals who enjoy their work, you’ll receive a prioritised list of occupations that align with your interests.

Step 3 – Shortlisting: Nurturing Your Career Direction

Behind the scenes, Dr Denise synthesises all the work done thus far, creating a comprehensive summary report tailored to your unique profile. This report serves as a roadmap for your career exploration, capturing your strengths, preferences, and potential career paths.

In Conversation 5, we thoroughly discuss this report and outline the next steps to guide your journey. You will receive clear guidance on what to do next, ensuring you stay on the path towards career fulfilment.

Next, during some personal work (which takes between 1 and 4 weeks), you will have the opportunity to explore various career options. This stage, known as stage one exploration, allows you to compile a shortlist of jobs to investigate further. Throughout this phase, you are welcome to contact Denise with any questions or concerns, and she will provide video replies to support your progress.

In Conversation 6, we review the outcome of your research and agree upon a shortlist of potential careers. This stage involves delving deeper into your chosen paths, confirming your career direction, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the chosen fields to position yourself as a strong candidate. We acknowledge that every individual is unique, and this session will be tailored to your specific needs.

Moving Forward: Empowering Your Job Search

With newfound clarity about your desired career path, it’s time to equip yourself for success in the job market.

I provide comprehensive guidance on crafting a compelling CV and optimizing your LinkedIn profile through access to two online courses.

I understand that some clients may require a more personalised service. In such cases, I can discuss your specific needs and tailor a bespoke plan accordingly.

The Enhanced Gold Programme is designed to empower you in your quest for a fulfilling career. With my support and expertise, you will gain a deep understanding of yourself, explore exciting career options, and take confident strides toward achieving your professional goals. Don’t let uncertainty hold you back—unleash your true potential with the Enhanced Gold Programme.

Clients have successfully fulfilled their desire for something more creative, more meaningful, less pressured. Use my creativity and knowledge to identify options as you make your career decisions

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey? Let’s have an initial discussion to discuss how to unlock a world of possibilities.

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