INSPiRED Teenager programme
Not sure how to help your child make the right career choice?
When it comes to helping your bright youngster choose their career path, you obviously want to help them make the best choice so that they can be independent, secure, and have the fulfilling, successful and well-paid career they deserve.
But the rules of how to get in and get on have changed dramatically since we made our own career choices and plans and so have the options.
And with careers advice and support both patchy and in some places, pretty non-existent around the UK, just how do you help your teenager get the future they deserve?
Well, we have just the solution you need…
Because we want to make sure all teenagers get the career help they need, and we realise that we can’t train everyone face to face, we’ve created an online video programme called INSPiRED Teenager, specially written for parents, carers and teachers like you to use with your teenagers and young adults.
Written and delivered by our own award-winning Director and Lead Coach, Carolyn Parry, UK Careers Adviser/Career Coach of the Year, it contains key themes gained from fifteen years’ experience of working with university students, graduates, and professionals, with the latest research and robust careers and employment theories to create a unique, proven, and easy-to-use framework.
Already used successfully to help university students and graduates achieve outstanding outcomes in the early stages of their career as well as with established professionals seeking a new career direction, Carolyn has now adapted and tested the programme face to face with parents and teenagers to make sure that it works.
Here’s what other parents and teenagers have said about their experience of the INSPiRED Teenager programme:
“I liked the questions because it made me think about my near and far future.” (14 year old)
“I realised that life isn’t just about a job that gives me lots of money.” (15 year old).
“It allowed me to empathise with my Mum’s perception of her career.” (17 year old)
“Really interesting to do this as mother/son. Gave me food for thought and things for us to discuss.” (Mum to a 16-year-old)
“Nice to work with my daughter.” (Mum to an 18-year-old)
How will it help my teenager?
INSPiRED Teenager gives you the key concepts and questions to work through with your teenager to help them to discover who they are and what matters most to them. Structured in an eight-part easy to follow video series with comprehensive supporting e-books, it will help you ensure that your teenager is motivated and inspired by their career, not scared or confused. The eight modules which together help your teenager to identify and create their career plan, are:
Identity – completing this module will help your teenager to be clear about what makes them the person they are. As well as exploring the essence of personality and character, we will also look at the role of values in career happiness and success so that by the end of the module they will be clear about what makes them tick and what matters to them.
Needs & Wants – every one of us has different needs and wants in life whether inside or outside of work. In this module, you will help your teen to explore themes such as money, reward and recognition, autonomy and control, challenge, learning and growth, opportunity awareness, work-life balance, the meaning of success, and lifestyle so that they can identify what they need and want. This module will help them to understand what sort of life they want to live and what needs to be in their career so that they can live that life.
Strengths, Talents & Skills – we all have a different blend of strengths and talents, unique to who we are. This module will help your teenager to identify their gifts and abilities. They will learn the difference between learned skills and natural strengths, why this matters and recognise which ones they want to develop most.
Passion & Interests – as many of the greats from Confucius onwards have recognised, if you do something you love, work and play become the same thing. Informed by theories from the field of positive psychology and flow, this module will help your teenager to identify their passion or strong interest, understand it and explore how they could develop it further in their career. We also look at some of the world’s big issues which may just provide the inspiration they need to create a worthwhile career.
Impact & Contribution – we know in our hearts, and research confirms, that doing things that are full of meaning and purpose leads us to feel good about ourselves and our lives. This module explores how to discover a central career theme provides enduring stability, opportunity and growth in changing times no matter what happens to individual contracts and organisations. We will look to stories from others who have found themes centred around purpose, contribution and meaning as inspiration for helping your teenager find their own purpose and theme.
Relationships – it is hard to find a career which does not involve working with other people to some extent. Given that your teenager will probably spend more time with work colleagues than their partner during the course of their working life, this module will help them to identify the types of people they want to work with – and which types to avoid! This will help them to recognise when a specific role or opportunity is right so that they can be happy and grow through positive connection and support from colleagues, rather than feeling miserable and being inhibited by others.
Environment – just as people can be drains or radiators, the environment we work in can also either energise and lift us up or leave us feeling depleted and worn. Working through this module will help your teenager to choose the geographic location, physical environment and working patterns they want in their everyday life so they can make an informed choice which will enable them to create an enriching and happy working life that supports them fully.
Direction & Goal Setting – in the final module of INSPiRED Teenager, we draw all of the previous seven modules together and distill the major elements to help your teen create a clear and purposeful career vision and mission based on understanding the essence of what it is they want and have to offer to create a fulfilling career. Your teenager will then learn how to goal set effectively so that, by the time the programme ends, they will have meaningful, measurable, and achievable objectives to help them create a career that works for them. And they will learn about how to manage their mindset for success to ensure they get the working life they want easily. Of course, they will also be able to use these techniques in any other part of their life as well.
Learn at home together
Delivered in self-paced video format through our website, so you can watch whenever and wherever it suits you and your son or daughter, each module also comes with a comprehensive e-book for you to download which has been designed to cater for all learning styles. Packed full of exercises, and links to sources of further study including theories, books and links to video clips for additional learning it provides the latest key things you and your teenager need to consider.
And if like 70% of parents, you’re worried that you don’t know enough about the subject, the accompanying facilitator companion guide will make sure that you have the key information at your fingertips and are fully supported to help your teenager move forward effectively.
You’ll learn coaching techniques too to help you stay calm and to help them feel empowered so that together you can both feel confident about their future direction!
Learning that lasts a lifetime…
Once learnt, the INSPiRED Teenager framework provides a lifelong point of reference which will ensure that they know how to rediscover their inspiration as the world of work changes, together with their needs and wants. And perhaps most importantly of all from your perspective, you can be sure that your child will thrive rather than just survive no matter what happens in the future.
Offering incredible value for money at just £97, the INSPiRED Teenager course will give you the knowledge, skills and peace of mind to help your son or daughter create a working life that works for them. Just to put this in context, the single university student version retails at £349,
We’re just putting the finishing touches to the programme, so if you want to help your teenager secure their future, why not register your interest today and we’ll send you an email to let you know when INSPiRED Teenager is available.
And as a thank you for pre-registering, we’ll include a launch discount code which will save you £50 and reduces the cost of helping secure your child’s future to just £47.
So what are you waiting for, register now and help your child to create the happy, successful and fulfilling working life they deserve.
We look forward to hearing from you…
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