How To Identify Your Career Potential
Many of us have a strong (and sometimes maddening) feeling there is a job out there which could properly satisfy us, allowing us to develop our potential and talent. But we may remain troublingly vague about what exactly this ideal job might be – and where our talents and interests truly lie.
We feel the clock ticking mercilessly, and the constant pressure to earn money and secure status. We tend to suffer this dilemma in private, feel ashamed of doing so, and wonder whether progress can ever be made.
At The School of Life, we recognise that there are few greater challenges than finding a job we can love - and at the same time, we’ve seen that with the right ideas in mind, enormous progress can be made towards knowing ourselves, identifying our true goals and grasping what we should do next.
In this class we will:
- Receive an introduction to a rigorous set of concepts and exercises to help us understand our career potential.
- Discover how to align our potential with the opportunities of the professional world.
- Explore our personalities and sift through our authentic interests.
- Consider a variety of blocks and inhibitions which prevent us from pushing forward with our instincts and desires.
- Pay particular attention to parental and societal expectations and how these influence our decisions
How to Identify Your Career Potential takes us from unfocused aspirations towards a clear-headed and realistic plan as to what our next professional steps should be.
'I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.'
– Jerome K. Jerome
Christian Stenta is an experienced leader in the public sector and social innovation. Over the last 16 years, he's managed social projects in large NGOs, run an inner city welfare centre, mentored over a dozen social start-ups, managed a $1M social investment fund, and ran Australia's first national festival of social change. In 2016, he joined the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria to establish the Victorian Behavioural Insights Unit, and now leads strategy and engagement across Public Sector Reform and Innovation.
Sally McNamara is a change maker, storyteller and relationship builder with over 14 years' experience working in global companies such as Siemens, BBC and DLA Piper across Australia, Hong Kong, and the UK. Sally’s particular interest is in helping individuals to develop and practice their emotional skills to help them have a more fulfilling experience of work (and life!). She passionately believes that emotional skills will be the key differentiator in the digital age – both for individuals and for companies.