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
Sophi Bruce is a learning designer, facilitator, coach and social researcher. She joined TSOL Sydney as a core faculty member in 2015 and teaches across the public and business curriculums. Sophi currently holds senior roles with the University of Technology Sydney and Adaptive Leadership Australia working with a range of people and contexts that focus on thinking differently, leadership impact and adapting to change. She has enjoyed a varied life and career across two sides of the globe and has a First Class Honours degree and Masters in Communication. Sophi is inspired by the wisdom and progress that comes from purposeful and stimulating interactions. She teaches ethics to primary school children, sings in a local community choir and has a penchant for travel and music festivals. She has authored a range of research reports on leadership, social impact and digital futures and regularly contributes to articles and forums on resilience, self-care and purpose. She remains proud of her teenage-self coming first in a short story competition judged by Roald Dahl.
Vashti Whitfield is an internationally renowned facilitator, executive coach, documentary maker, MC and global speaker. With over nineteen years as a highly experienced resilience, leadership and executive coach, Vashti is currently an Associate with Performance Consultants International and a Senior Associate with Coaching Australia and Coach Global, where she also sits as a member of the advisory board. Whilst the majority of her time is spent as a performance coach, creative leadership mentor and international speaker, Vashti also works intimately as an educator, speaker and facilitator in dealing with loss, with grief and the preparation required when facing extreme adversity. In 2017, along with the films Director, Oscar Nominee Lilibet Foster, Vashti toured worldwide premiering and speaking about their award-winning feature film documentary Be Here Now - which chronicles her late husband, the actor Andy Whitfield and his family’s journey with cancer and the battle to overcome fear, loss and letting go.