Discover and Create A Meaningful Relationship With Work

 

I help my clients discover, create and maintain a meaningful relationship with work and career at any stage of life. My approach is client specific respecting the diversity of skills, experiences and personal contexts of each individual. 

Are you experiencing any of the following...?

  • Feeling "stuck", "flat", "overwhelmed", or "unfulfilled"
  • Increasingly feeling disengaged at work
  • Unmanageable stress or burnout
  • A lack of confidence in your skills and abilities
  • Suddenly facing a career transition and/or unemployment
  • Fear and anxiety around networking and job interviews after a period of unemployment
  • Difficulty developing a career path
  • A sense that you followed an education and/or career path that was not your personal choice
  • A feeling that you do not "fit" the standard educational or career path choices
  • Worried about retirement - wanting meaningful activity and engagement in retirement
  • Redefining "retirement" - creating new professional paths after age 60

Are you wanting…?

  • A career or work that has personal meaning and purpose, to feel personally connected to your work
  • To be engaged in work that better reflects your experiences and skills, and aligns with your personal values
  • To feel more alive and engaged in your work and in your life
  • To feel that you are making a contribution in and through your work
  • To create better balances and boundaries between work and life
  • To recognize and manage personal levels of stress and/or burnout
  • To develop and maintain greater awareness, presence and perspective in your day to day life

Integrative Career Counseling includes: conversation, support, perspective, customized reflective exercises and collaborative strategies

What does this process look like?

  • I guide my clients to reflect on and personally define what meaningful and fulfilling work/career might look and feel like.
  • I support my clients with practical suggestions to keep their energy, enthusiasm and creativity active during periods of difficult career transition, career development and/or stress and burnout.
  • I offer my clients different perspectives while upholding and respecting their lived experiences and unique way of being.
  • I provide customized reflective exercises that help my clients to identify their unique “experiential expertise”. This process helps clients to discover and define innate or natural skills and capacities; to identify and connect the foundational themes from their diverse experiences; to gain perspective and better understand “how” they work; to create and articulate a more substantive narrative of their expertise; and to comfortably leverage this more personal and valuable offering.
  • I help my clients gain a greater understanding of their attitudes, decisions and choices. My clients begin to see what choices they have. They become better at making decisions and taking appropriate actions that feel personally relevant, meaningful and authentic.
  • I work closely with my clients to identify what they value most and then integrate these values into their daily lives: “living our values”.
  • I encourage my clients in the practice of being more “present” in their daily lives. The practice of being “present” in our daily lives is especially important during periods of transition, change, and stress.
  • I assist my clients in aligning their aspirations, their values, their innate talents and interests, their personality, education and training, and their unique lived experiences with what is possible and realistic.

Please see individual session options for more information or contact me at brittmari@brittmarisykes.ca to book a 25 minute consultation call. 

I look forward to our conversation.