Changing careers with confidence
If you are contemplating changing careers or in need of a change in direction, Lynley can help you make a smooth transition to starting a new chapter in your working life.
You may have something in mind already, or you might just be over what you are currently doing and looking for some inspiration about what the next career will be. Either way, it helps to have an experienced professional to talk to about your different options and point you in the right direction.
That’s where Lynley comes in; providing clarity about what’s important to you and what you are looking for in the next stage of your working life so that you can move forward with confidence.Find out more about changing careers with Lynley Soper
Transferrable skills for making a career change
Transferrable skills help form part of the foundation for any career change. You might be surprised how many options are open to you from your existing skillset and experience.
There are always some transferable skills or cross-creditable qualifications that are highly valued.
It may be possible for you to study part time while you work or find an employer who will invest in your professional development in order to secure you, based on the advantage your additional skills and experience bring to their organisation.
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How I can help you with changing careers?
Lynley Soper can help you plan and navigate changing careers successfully in a number of ways.
Identifying the why
Lets start with looking at why you are dissatisfied with your current role.
You may feel you are undervalued or not able to realise your potential, not making a difference or no longer being challenged – it’s like you’re going nowhere fast.
Hitting a dead end is what triggers a change in career for many, but it is not the only reason people look for a change. Sometimes, despite there being opportunities to progress, you look at those already ahead of you and you know that’s not where you want to be.
Aligning the work you do with your values
Often people find that their outlook changes as they go through transitions in life.
What’s important or motivates us evolves and we find our values are no longer in sync with the work we do – maybe they never were and we didn’t realise it.
By identifying your values, you are able to look at what gives you meaning, anchoring this to your values and connecting you with the roles that are likely to provide that meaning.
The pathway to new ground for your untapped potential to grow
With a clear picture of what your new career goal looks like, together we can create, design and develop a new pathway to get you there, providing 1-1 guidance that allows you to figure out your next step.
From there Lynley works collaboratively with you in formulating a structured plan for you to follow.
Lynley Soper Careers
Lynley has been instrumental in providing me the tools to really evaluate both my current and future career pathways, allowing me to create space in my own head to make positive decisions for the future. I am incredibly grateful to Lynley for her calm and insightful guidance during our sessions that really do focus you as an individual. I cannot recommend Lynley enough to anyone who is seeking change in their career or wishing to pursue study options.
Hannah (Yr 13) Southland
After completing the online survey and one on one appointment with Lynley Soper I am feeling focused on my final year at high school and have ideas to point me in the right direction for my next few years of tertiary training. The session didn’t so much narrow my options and set them in concrete, but highlight my strengths and the opportunities available to me. I would definitely recommend this career planning work to anyone, any age, that is serious about heading down a pathway that is right for them.
I never knew what I wanted to do once I left School, and I wanted my children to have an idea of where they were heading, what subject choices to make, Our daughters friend recommended Lynley to us. Lynley has been amazing, she spent an afternoon with our daughter and she now has an idea of what she would like to do with her life, her strengths, weaknesses and passions. She is very thorough, relates well to young adults and provides a great service. Worth every cent.
Shelley, North Otago
Lynley provided a one on one session tailor made for our two daughters, where they learnt things about themselves that they didn’t know and became aware of career choices that they had not thought about or had passed over. They came away feeling like they had a direction to work towards to.
We have found Lynley honest, very approachable, open, easy to relate to and knows her stuff! Most importantly our girls enjoyed working with Lynley.
We would thoroughly recommend Lynley’s services to any parent/child that is feeling overwhelmed in career planning.
Gaylene, Central Otago
“We are grateful for the time that you have spent with our daughter working through career options, identifying her strengths and helping broaden her thoughts around tertiary study. She has come home really excited about the prospects of her last year at school along with working through her options for university. It was great to see her enthusiasm and how her ideas have expanded around the career path that she is planning following the session with you.
Once again from us, a huge thank you Lynley for walking her through this journey, it exceeded our expectations.”
Lara, Te Anau
4 years out of high school and I was feeling a little lost. Lynley helped me to assess what was important to me in my career, what skills I already had & narrow down what I wanted to do. She then assisted me in doing research so I could get that dream career! I’m well underway with study & am a lot more confident in my future!
Charlotte & Sam (Yrs 10 & 11)
We have found Lynley to be very helpful in giving us guidance and knowledge with our pathways for future careers. I would highly recommend Lynley to talk to about your future career and what subjects to take.
Our children saw Lynley during their senior years at high school.
She made them aware of where their learning strengths were/are and where their passions lay – she goes through this in depth. Her knowledge in this area opens up many options which are available for students, which they not have been aware of before.
With this information, they were then able to ensure they were taking the subjects that would see them be able to apply for the courses they were interested in.
Our eldest son thought it would be a “waste of time”. After his session with Lynley said it was “great” and proceeded to amend his subjects so he could ensure that he had pathways open.