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What happens in private career counselling for students?

This first new post on the Karen Your Career Coach & Associates new website, is for parents of secondary school-age children. It helps to explain the reasons why a private professional career counselling process can help YOU, the parent, to support your child, and in what ways. The timing can be important; term 2 and three of the academic year often being pivotal. Enjoy my first blog. Thank you for looking us up!

Career Coaching – Empathy

When providing career coaching support, empathy is essential. But how can a career coach use the right amount of empathy? In this blog I look at the three faces of empathy – accuracy, range and depth? Hope Action Theory and Empathy In my ongoing studies for professional development, I am currently studying Hope Action Theory. […]

University Rankings – Latest Results

Two rankings platforms, both the Times Educational Rankings and QS sites, have published the latest results in world university rankings. This is timely news for school-age students looking to apply for courses to commence in September 2022, in the northern hemisphere.For year 11s in Australia, soon to be commencing their year 12 studies, they will […]

Applying for university or TAFE courses for 2021

Applying for university or TAFE courses for 2021 is going to be different to previous years. It’s July 2020 and for many of us the past 5 months have felt like being in a giant washing machine, being thrown about. Everything is stop-start; topsy-turvy like never before. There are so many uncertainties. With respect to […]

Career Coaching in Year 11.

When I ask a student what career coaching they receive(d) in year 11, at school, I’m often met with a blank stare. Year 11 is very often a ‘forgotten’ year level from the point of view of school-based career coaching and so they have nothing to tell me. Even if they completed some sort of […]

A decade of educational and career decision-making

Today as I reflect upon the past decade from 2010 to 2020, I realise that so many educational and career decisions have been made in my family alone, not to mention all of the various career and education decision-making that I have supported in my professional practice. I have two now adult daughters, both of […]

What do I look for in a career coach for my child?

The question that I’m addressing in this blog is around what information parents need when looking for career coaching for their child? There are so many businesses now calling themselves career consultants, career coaches, career counsellors, how can a parent make the right decision? As a parent of young adult daughters myself, whom I’ve supported […]

Career Counselling and Psychotherapy use similar approaches.

Career counselling and psychotherapy use similar approaches. This is a finding of Career researchers and professionals from the University of Southern Queensland. Don’t worry, this isn’t complex and I’m writing this to help parents and students to understand how I work. Each client brings a complex story, therefore my notes are case notes. Counselling Case […]

Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training, or VET, is poorly understood by both students and parents. In a recent survey it was found that: 49% of students have a good understanding of university and, 65% of parents have a good understanding of university. But, only 19% of students understand VET options and, only 27% of parents understand […]

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