Thrive Parenting
Thrive Parenting
Aug 15, 2019
Episode #22 Find Your Strengths with College and Career Coach Loren Kelly
Play • 34 min

The first step to college and career readiness is self-knowledge. Loren Kelly teaches parents and teens how to identify strengths and use those to identify possible career paths. 

Links referred to in the episode:

  • ONET Website - - This is a free website provided by the government that has an online assessment, labor market information (wage, demand, etc.), and education/training information on each career.
  • Work Values Assessment - - This website is free and helps young people identify which of 14 work values they desire most. Loren loves this one for self-awareness.
  • Truity Personality Test - - Truity has several versions of the Myers-Briggs personality assessment. This particular one is free and still provides some great career perspective. 
  • Loren's website and free guides for parents - - Front and center on the homepage are two links to free guides for parents. One is for a roadmap that outlines the five steps to college and career planning that she mentioned today and the other helps parents uncover intrinsic motivation within their students.
  • Informational Interview Guide - - This is Loren's free informational interview guide that helps students and parents navigate a low-prep, high-impact career planning activity! Follow these easy steps to collect great information from a professional in a field of interest.

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