For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
When your student tunes into their God-given skills, personality strengths, and spiritual gifts, they make more satisfying decisions and have fewer regrets about school, college, and their career.
Discerning My Calling is a comprehensive 6-week career assessment program which will set your student up with the tools they need to discern their calling and guide them into the future.
Over the past 20 years, expenses at public in-state universities have more than doubled, and out-of-state public university expenses have risen 194%. Today, the average student graduates with a whopping $33,000 of student loan debt.
The majority of college students change majors multiple times, creating the need for more semesters and thousands of dollars in extra expenses.
Out of the high school students who identify the college major, they intend to declare, nearly 2/3 choose the wrong one. That’s because it isn’t in alignment with their academic strengths and interests. By knowing his or her calling, your student will be able to pick their perfect major or career and save an average of $21,565 on their college education. Will your student be another one of the many who starts off on the wrong path, or will they be one of the few students who chase their true destiny from the beginning?
In this comprehensive 8-week Discerning My Calling program, your student will explore goal setting, identify their personal and career values, discover their motivational skills and put everything into action.
Throughout the program, your student will complete several valuable assessments to help them understand themselves and the unique gifts they have to offer:
I knew from the start that I was not interested in college. This program helped me settle on a career as a diesel mechanic and helped set me on a path to make it happen.
We went through the program at co-op. I found it really interesting to learn about myself. I will soon be following my career in culinary arts.
My mother didn’t know why my aptitude test said Accounting, but when my DISC Profile and Spiritual Gifts said S/C- Steady Competent and Giving, Accounting is now my career choice.
A lover of the Lord and coffee. Just coffee. Plain ol’ coffee. Lesa Dale helps high school and college students merge their aptitude, spiritual gifts and interests into the college major or career choice that best suits and excites them. A contemporary Christian Life and Career Coach, Lesa is the founder of Discerning My Calling where she engages families in supporting young adults to their fullest potential. Certified in Spiritual Gifts/DISC training, Lesa believes that each of us has a divine and God-given talent.
“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 ESV
This week, your student will get to know their coach and guide, Lesa. Your student will get a general overview of the program which will set them up for success. Lesa and your student will discuss why each tool used throughout the program is essential to determining their career choice.
They will receive a key code for their MAPP career assessment and discovered some career possibilities to explore. Your student will use these career options and others as they move forward with the program.
— Job assessment
Everyone has values, both personal values and career values. These values are guidelines for our life and work. By becoming aware of these important factors, your student will learn to use them as a guide to make all of their important decisions. This module will show your student how to use these values to become more self-aware and make better career decisions.
— Personal values board
— Career values board
Your student has spent a lifetime developing skills, finding hobbies and interest, and developing motivational skills. In this module, they will add to their knowledge of themselves with the Kolbe Index – “How You Work” assessment. By taking the time to discover how they work and their motivating skills, your student will understand what they like to do and why they do things the way they do.
— Skills, interests, & habits worksheets
— Motivational skills board
— Kolbe Index – “How You Work” Assessment
Our personality says so much about who we are. The more your student knows about themselves, the better able they are to understand others and determine the best way to interact with those they work with.
In this module, your student will use two DISC profiles: 1) This is Expected of Me and 2) This is Me to help them understand how they see themselves and how they think others see them. Your student will also discover their Movement Type by watching videos specifically designed to resonate with their inner movement.
— Movement profile videos
— DISC personality profiles
God created us with a plan in mind. We are imbibed with natural gifts given at birth and spiritual gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit. Our gifts are to reflect God’s plan in every aspect of our lives, including the workplace.
In this module, your student will take our Spiritual Gift Assessment which will provide them with a list of their Motivational Gifts, Ministry Gifts, and Manifestation Gifts.
— Spiritual Gift Assessment
In this module, your student will start putting it all together. They will break down everything they’ve learned throughout the program and see how it all fits into God’s plan. Once your student has all the pieces and has learned a lot about themselves and God’s plan for them, they will schedule a time for one-on-one coaching with Lesa to talk it through.
— “So What Now What” essay
— 1:1 coaching session
Two payment options:
OMGOODNESS! Lesa Dale is fabulous! You won’t be disappointed! My two high schoolers attended her class “Discerning My Calling” this year. Not only was the content excellent, but she also puts a personal touch in supporting & encouraging your teens to become all that God has called them to be. I can not wait until the next set of teens are old enough to attend their class. Thank you so very much, Lesa.
My daughter took Lesa’s course, Discerning My Calling, Fall of 2018. When she went into the course, she was very set and determined on a career choice that I KNEW would burn her out and make her unhappy. But, in a true young adult fashion, she had it figured out. By putting her through the course, she has grown significantly in her understanding of HERSELF, her STRENGTHS, her WEAKNESSES, and her ability to discern positive opportunities in her life - rather than the emotional time-suckers. She is more prepared to be open to the blessings of the Lord, and she is going into college and adulthood with a good, solid foundation. I would recommend this course to teens, college students and young adults that are not sure what to do next. I also would suggest checking out some of Lesa’s other courses for ADULTS if you also find yourself needing to hone in and figure out who YOU are!
Goals provide us with clarity and focus to get to where we want to go. There are many different theories on how to set goals. Your student will explore why it’s vital to become completely clear about what they want to accomplish and learn how to set amazing goals without setting themselves up for failure.
— Goal setting videos
— Goal setting worksheets
Vision boards are about creating an intention. Intention is a calling forth and it is done with clarity and sometimes even trepidation because you know that in the very setting of the intention, you will be called to become something more expanded than you are now.
— Vision Board Workshop (recording)
— Vision Board worksheets
Your student will put everything they’ve learned into action. They will create a Life Plan to carry it through into the future. They will be reminded that this is God’s plan and we are to be about his work.
— Life Plan development worksheet
When I started this course, I had decided on a career that I now understand would not have been fulfilling. After going through this course, however, I learned that true to my overachieving, D/C, assertive-yet-practical personality I was leaving myself with no room for other possibilities. I learned that setting goals for my future with God’s plan for me in mind instead of just my own were what was missing in my life. I still don’t know what path I’m going to take in my career, but I do know that my trust in Him in discerning my calling is what will lead me to a brighter future.