does the process work?
It is individually tailored to your needs, but it usually
starts by defining the characteristics of your ideal work
situation. During the next step we translate your ideal characteristics
into a specific goal. That is usually followed by turning
that goal into reality. This latter step can involve job hunting,
starting or buying a business, getting more education, or
reshaping your current job to get more satisfaction from it.
But where you start and what you do depends on your personal
situation. (See "Work Transitions
How long does the process take?
That varies widely with the individual but on average, it
takes six months to a year. Sometimes the whole process can
be done very intensely in a month or two, other times on-the-job
coaching can last several years. It all depends on your needs.
How often do
you meet with clients?
Most people choose to do two sessions a month but that varies
greatly with the individual. For out-of-town clients, we begin
with ten sessions in three days and continue the process with
regular telephone consultation.
Are there any
No. We charge by the session and ask that you pay us at the
end of each meeting.
Do you work
individually or in groups?
We work primarily with individuals. However, we do work with
couples and groups by special arrangement.
What are the
expected outcomes? Outcomes vary widely. In some instances,
people find jobs in dramatically different fields, like a
cardiologist who became an executive search consultant. In
other instances they start businesses. For example, a stockbroker
chose to become an inner city real estate developer. Sometimes
people go back to school, or they learn how to reshape their
existing work to find more satisfaction and fulfillment. Since
1990, we have been surveying clients by mail to gauge overall
performance and satisfaction with our services. On anonymous
feedback forms, more than 98% said the services they received
were worth the time, money and effort they invested.
Are there assignments
between meetings? Doing assignments saves time in session
and therefore saves money. During the self-assessment stage
you can do assignments between sessions or not, as you choose.
We will accommodate your preference. During the research and
implementation stages of the work, doing work on your own
between sessions is a must.
Does Work Transitions
do job placement? No. We help people figure out what
kind of work they want to do and then teach them how to find
or create that kind of work situation for themselves. We form
a supportive partnership and provide tools to individuals
so they can help themselves.
Will I be working
with Anna Navarro?
If you select Anna as your career strategist, then all of
your sessions will be with her. Some people choose to work
with other career strategists who have been personally selected
and trained by Anna. You will always work with the same person.
Do you do
No. Using your personal experience as the guide, we help you
define what you need, and want from work and what you have
to offer. We use this analysis to create a strategic career
direction. This approach has proven more helpful to our clients
than career tests.
For more information about WorkTransitions
services, contact us at (314) 367-0008 or firstname.lastname@example.org