FAQ

IS THERE ANY SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR THE WORK IT! PROGRAM?

The WORK IT! Program is deeply rooted in scientific research, specifically leveraging the expertise of psychologist Dr. Patrick Handley. Dr. Handley’s methodologies, developed through rigorous academic research and practical application over more than two decades, underpin the program’s approach. This foundation ensures that participants receive insights and guidance grounded in proven psychological principles, making the process both reliable and effective for personal and professional development.

HOW CAN STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM THE WORK IT! PROGRAM?

Early career planning is more crucial than ever in today’s highly competitive job market. The WORK IT! Program offers students a unique opportunity to discover and solidify their future career paths. Students can identify their interests and strengths by engaging in personality assessments and career exploration activities, aligning their academic pursuits with their career aspirations. This targeted approach enables students to focus on relevant coursework, seek out meaningful internships, and gain practical experience through job shadowing, setting the stage for future professional success.

HOW CAN ADULTS BENEFIT FROM THE WORK IT! PROGRAM?

For adults questioning their career choices or seeking a new direction due to personal dissatisfaction or market changes, the WORK IT! Program offers a lifeline. It provides a structured process for self-discovery and career reinvention, helping adults navigate the complexities of changing careers. The program’s tools and guidance support individuals in identifying their true passions and strengths, mapping out a viable new career path, and taking actionable steps toward achieving professional fulfillment and stability.

CAN I RECEIVE A PERSONALIZED SESSION OF THE WORK IT! PROGRAM?

Personalized sessions with the WORK IT! Program are not only possible but highly recommended for individuals, teams, and families looking for tailored advice and insights. These sessions, conducted by experienced facilitators like Lori, are designed to meet each group’s unique needs and dynamics. Participants often find that these personalized experiences foster self-awareness and career clarity and enhance group cohesion and productivity, whether in the workplace or within the family unit.

WILL I LIKE WHAT I LEARN ABOUT MYSELF?

The WORK IT! Program is designed to reflect a true image of your personality, strengths, and potential career paths. While the process is affirming and insightful, it also respects the complexity of individual identity, acknowledging that self-discovery can sometimes challenge preconceived notions about oneself. The program emphasizes the positive aspects of each personality trait and talent, guiding participants to see them as assets rather than liabilities, thus fostering a healthy and empowered self-concept.

IS ANYONE TOO YOUNG TO KNOW WHAT THEY WANT OR WHO THEY ARE?

Recognizing the innate clarity and conviction about life’s ambitions that even young children can have, the Work It Program is adept at bridging the gap between youthful aspirations and realistic career pathways. Through age-appropriate assessments and guidance, the program helps children articulate their dreams and understand the practical steps they can take toward achieving them. This early intervention can be a powerful catalyst for lifelong passion and purpose.

HOW DO EMPLOYERS BENEFIT FROM THE WORK IT! PROGRAM?

Employers investing in the WORK IT! Program can expect significant returns through enhanced employee retention and engagement. The program equips employees with a deeper understanding of their career goals and how these align with their current roles, fostering a more committed and satisfied workforce. This alignment not only extends the tenure of employees but also reduces the costs associated with recruitment and training, ultimately contributing to a more stable and productive organizational environment.

HOW DO SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM THE WORK IT! PROGRAM?

Educational institutions find great value in the WORK IT! Program’s ability to motivate and focus students. Students become more engaged and proactive learners by connecting academic efforts to personal career goals. This increased motivation improves attendance and academic performance and enriches the school community by fostering a culture of ambition and achievement.