Lost and Confused
After stumbling through college with little direction or confidence in my major, I found myself in the middle of rural Tennessee, with significant college loans about to come due, and no job available in my field of study. At a point in my young adult life when I should have been excited to start my professional career, I felt as if I could not breath, like a fish out of water. I wondered if going to college had been a mistake.
After reaching out to my parents for guidance, I realized that I had no clear direction in life. The shame of letting my parents down; the anxiety of knowing that my college loans were due soon; the worry over how I would support my family. These thoughts were weighing on me like anchors.
My wife and I had our first child born in 2006. I was 26 years old and could not afford to keep my family afloat. It was two weeks before she was about to return to her teaching job when she looked up at me with tears in her eyes and our son in her hands. She said, “I can’t go back. I need to stay home with him.” While I was verbally supportive of my wife’s decision to stay home, my mind was immediately racing: if we could barely stay ahead of paying our living expenses when we both worked, how on earth would we survive on my meager income?
The Turning Point
I did not want to stress over finances and convinced myself that I was still at an age when I could explore entirely new career fields. I wondered if I should enter the medical field or become an attorney. Before making another haphazard decision, I decided to seek out a career coach. I connected with a career coach and met her over video. During the debriefing time with the coach after taking a comprehensive abilities assessment, I was completely astounded. The career coach somehow knew more about me than I knew about myself. The more information she shared from the assessment results, the clearer my direction and purpose in life became.
In that first career coaching session, I discovered that I could help people discover their talent and find careers that fulfilled their lives. It only took me 12 years and 2 expensive degrees to stumble upon this realization. My passion was revealed in that meeting: I could help others discover their unique purpose and best career path.
What this means for you
Spending over 15 years in an executive leadership role, I have promoted as a department, regional, and even multi-state director. What is most significant is that I LOVE my work because it highlights my abilities, not my “inabilities.” I have worked alongside some of the most respected leaders in my field. I want to help you uncover your natural abilities and enter a career path that “fits” your talents, which is why I started Thrive Consulting. Consider this: more than 60% of college students in the U.S. will change their major at least once before graduating. More than 50% of college students will not graduate at all. More than 70% of U.S. workers dislike their current jobs. Why? Because there are a lot of people who share my story. They feel lost and confused about their career path and stumbled into a job that may not be a good fit, but that does not have to be your story!
What is your story?
Are you a student trying to answer all those pressuring questions about your future? Are you a professional wishing you could discover a career that aligns with your purpose? Are you a leader that wants to take the next step to realize your own potential or maximize your team’s performance?
You were made to be successful. You are unique and your natural abilities combination is one-of-a-kind. You just need to uncover those incredible abilities and learn how to effectively maximize them. I can help you reach your maximum potential. I can help you find a career you love. I can help you learn how to become the best version of you!
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