alessia — a high school senior planning her next steps
"this has been so helpful in showing me: yes! I am a unique person! ... Wayne gave me tools that I can use when considering my future, and that’s incredibly valuable to me."
Alessia is a bright, hardworking, and conscientious teenager. Coming up to big life decisions, she was overwhelmed with possibility. Trying to balance the concerns of financial investment (in post-secondary studies) with a path that will both provide stable employment and be enjoyable & interesting… it’s a lot of pressure on sound decision-making!
As a hardworking, committed student, it would be easy for Alessia to choose an ill-suited field of study and still press forward, even excel. But, over the long-term, her performance in a mismatched career would wane, her personal satisfaction would suffer.
Even at age 16, there was ample evidence from her Core Story — and our conversations together — to see enduring patterns of interest & motivation. She showed a history of learning, sharing information, and helping others move to the next stage… a teacher, to the core.
Our work together provided her with a lens by which to assess options for the future: questions to ask people in her potential fields, with her own answers defined as a map to compare & contrast.