Often Lea-Valérie finds that when the clients arrive at the Personalised Career Coaching they feel frustrated and lack self-confidence. Usually her clients only know the institution where they work, and hence they don’t know all the options available to them. Through Career Coaching they manage to uncover hidden talents and realise their own strengths.
We all have characteristics that make us unique, and talents are a part of that. However, identifying them is not always easy. Certain talents are obvious from childhood, but sometimes you need more time and patience to discover them. So, what is a talent? According to the dictionary, it’s: “a special natural or learned ability or aptitude in a particular domain”. Discovering a talent can have an impact on your life and interfere with your current plans! If you haven’t yet discovered what your own talents are (or if you’d like to discover what your hidden talents are), this article will give you a few ideas.
Most people have a hard time identifying their key talents and passions by themselves. It is not as easy as it sounds, and in most cases, an external help of an expert is needed in order to obtain a comprehensive inventory of strengths, talents, passions, and values that could be put to use in a meaningful way.
But what if you feel your problem is that you have too many and diverse talents and passions? If that’s your case, you could find yourself jumping from one area of interest to another, and in many cases doubting whether there’s something wrong with you that impedes you from settling down and spending more time in the same area.
You are concerned about your future, and that concern is a first needed step. But it’s not enough. Now you need to do something about it. And not just anything, but the thing that will assure you a great professional future: to have a Personalised Career Guidance process!
Unless you are one of those very young entrepreneurs that have their own income at very early age, you still need to ask your parents for this investment. That’s why we came up with this guide to help you convince them, so that you can benefit from this great process.
A love of a different kind. The love of your working life.
OrientaEuro Belgium is a career guidance and coaching non-profit organisation. OrientaEuro helps people find the intersection between what they want to do (passions), what they can do well (talents, skills) and what others value. It is a life-long opportunity. Any age, any situation – we can help you.
This end of the year card is different to the rest and fills us with pride because the artist who did it and sent it to us is Maria Laura Balian, to whom we will always feel attached: Thanks to the career coaching process we did with her, she came back to her real talents and dreams and managed to start abroad a new career path in the arts, her true passion.
This proof of talent and gratitude renews our energy to continue in 2014 helping more and more people to find or rediscover their inner motivations and talents and to make a living from their passion.
During our studies, at school, college or university, we were usually forced to focus on correcting our weaknesses in order to succeed. But gradually there is more consensus that it is much more effective to focus on taking full advantage of your strengths than investing scarce resources in correcting weaknesses.
What do we mean by strengths?
The concept of ‘strength’ is commonly understood as a set of salient features and activities that we perform well. But here we will think about strengths in a more comprehensive way: