I have been having many conversations with parents about Talent Dynamics for Young People in the last week. What stood out for me is that most of these parents wanted to know how Talent Dynamics for Young People could support their children in making subject choices which will eventually align them with the career they want to follow after school.
Our youth today are likely to experience an average of 17 employment transitions in their working lifetime, a variety of occupations in up to five different sectors of the economy, a variety of concurrent work roles and planned or unplanned gaps of no work. The choices available to today’s young people have increased significantly and sorting through the information can be overwhelming. To help them prepare, it is important to understand who they are and what they are going through.
Navigating the process of understanding and connecting with your child is challenging. You will quickly realise that you need to find outside support for yourself and your child. Young people don’t need to worry about making one big career decision that they will have to live with for the rest of their life. They just need to find the role that focuses on their natural talents and tasks they love to do, therefore being in FLOW! Flow is a mental state in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energised focus and full involvement. It is focused motivation, where the emotions are not just contained and channelled but positively energised and aligned with the task at hand. When you are in flow, you feel joy and even rapture whilst performing the task.
Talent Dynamics for Young People details your child’s individual profile which will show you his/her natural path whatever stage they are at, school, college, and work place. It will guide them as they move forward, making life-decisions far more straightforward. Knowing your Talent Profile allows you to be who you are and to recognise your own route to success. It gives you an awareness of ways that will work when it comes to learning, working and communicating, and equally vital, what won’t work. It looks at what your child is good at and suggests ways that improve and increase the amount of flow. The profile assesses personality, strengths, productivity, values and behaviour allowing young people to focus on their strengths and to look at ways to support them in areas they aren’t naturally drawn to.
As teens journey through life, they will con
tinue to evaluate and adjust their career plans in response to external factors such as changes in the economy and workforce, and to internal factors such as a change in their interests and life circumstances. All the while they will be creating the life they want to live, whilst being in flow.