Jobs and/or careers are one of the most important resources young people can leverage to transform their outcomes. Enhancing chances of success at work requires a good look at job fit. This person-job fit and person-organization fit refers to the degree to which individual and environmental characteristics match. Person characteristics may include an individual’s biological or psychological needs, values, goals, abilities, resources, or personality; while environmental characteristics could include job demands, cultural values, rewards, opportunities for growth and advancement, leadership styles, and reporting structures. A good fit contributes to employee well-being, productivity, and job satisfaction. An ill fit contributes to high stress, counterproductive behaviors, and high dissatisfaction. Either a good or bad fit effect overall life satisfaction, as job satisfaction and life satisfaction affect one another interchangeably. Pursuing career goals in line with who we are is the secret sauce to foster engagement and peak performance from the inside out.
Our daughter is a typical teenager with self-confidence issues. Additionally, at 11th grade, she was at the crossroads regarding career choices and wanted to have a coach who could help her through a career discovery. Coaching with Leah was a great experience for both her and us. Through 1:1 coaching and assessments, my daughter gained a better understanding of her strengths and weaknesses. Using this discovery, she was able to narrow down her career choices to a small list. Additionally, Leah’s coaching gave her insights on how to improve her self-confidence through positive thinking. We were very impressed with Leah’s ability to connect and communicate clearly with our daughter. Her coaching style is very pragmatic, yet strength and value based. We have offered our daughter the opportunity to continue coaching with Leah on an ‘as needed’ basis. We suspect this will be a life-long partnership. As a result of Leah’s coaching, our child is slowly but surely improving her self-confidence. She is more self-aware and proud of her strengths and accomplishments. We highly recommend Leah’s coaching for your teen, regardless of what situation they are in. Give it a try and you will be very pleased. – Mother of a 16-year-old Client, Southlake, TX
I first connected with Leah because I was not where I wanted to be in my life and career. I began working with Leah in August and by October I had accomplished my biggest goal, which was to find a new job and move from my previous location. Leah’s coaching approach was exactly what I needed. Leah saw me at my best and at my worst, lucky for me the worst is behind me and the best is yet to come. Leah was even kind enough to put up with my dog insisting on being present during our Skype sessions. The coaching experience was truly worth all of the time and effort spent, Leah makes the experience so enjoyable. Leah’s coaching took me from a job that I hated and could barely stand to go to every day to a job that I seriously love and enjoy. – 24-year-old client, Murfreesboro, TN to Austin, TX
What I was hoping to accomplish when I started the coaching program with Leah was to improve my self-confidence, and establish a direction regarding career discovery. Initially, I didn’t have any idea of where I was going, and knew that I had to do some self discovery before I could start thinking about careers. What I took away from the coaching exceeded my expectations, and it gave me the insight that I needed to take steps in the right direction. Not only did Leah help me discover what I’d like to do in the future, but she also taught me how to cope with my weaknesses, and take advantages of my strengths. I learned several things about myself; and have a better idea of how I function, why I think the way that I do, and etc. Several times I found myself wishing that I could put my friends through this program, because it’s very interesting and well worth it. I would highly recommend this to any teenager looking for assistance in bettering almost any sort of aspect of their lives! – 16-year-old client, Carrollton, TX