The Career Safari program gives the career or job seeker an opportunity to explore the full range of career choices available to them. This four-session package uses a combination of personality(Myers-Briggs) and career inventories(Strong Interest Inventory) as well as career coaching to help you learn more about your personality, career and job interests, and work preferences. You will receive detailed reports and online resources which will help in your search for a job or career.
1- 60-90 minute Discovery career coaching session
1-Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment with a detailed report
1-Strong Interest Inventory Career Assessment with a detailed report
2- Career Coaching sessions to review the results of each assessment report
3- Written summaries of each coaching session detailing issues discussed, follow up needed, specific action steps necessary for increased clarity and accountability
Email or text correspondence between sessions as needed.
Virtual Option (Phone or Tele-video Conference) In-person-Westwood Office
We strive to make our services affordable compared to other service providers but if you need coaching and these rates are beyond your ability to pay -please do not hesitate to ask about reduced income rates. This is based on the honor system and we expect that you do not have the income to afford the services as we often do not ask for confirmation of income before this is granted. This special rate is reserved for students with no parental support, unemployed or underemployed workers. Call us to find out about this rate and make an appointment at 781-325-8186.
The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire whose purpose is to indicate differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions.
Katherine Briggs found Psychiatrist Carl Jung’s work useful while she was also grappling with similar thoughts. She and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, took the core components of Jung’s theory and created the MBTI instrument. The MBTI instrument helps people to understand their psychological type and is the most widely-used personality assessment in the world. Knowing your type is important because each career and job has specific personality requirements of the worker. In career coaching, we use your type information by comparing it to people working in actual jobs so you can see the best fit for you.
The goal of this assessment is to give insight into a person’s interests, so that they may have less difficulty in deciding on an appropriate career choice for themselves. The test was developed by psychologist Edward Kellog Strong, Jr. and later revised by Jo-Ida Hansen and David Campbell. After scoring, an individual can then view how their personal interests compare with the interests of people in a specific career field. The Strong Interest Inventory incorporates the information on the Myers-Briggs assessment and helps individuals identify their work personality by exploring their interests in six broad areas: realistic, artistic, investigative, social, enterprising, and conventional. The Strong also looks at an individual’s personal style preferences in five areas: work style, learning environment, team orientation, leadership style, and risk-taking, and ranks the individual’s top 5 or 10 most compatible occupations from a list of 260 specific jobs.
Career coaching is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself or someone you love. It affects what you do on a daily basis which, in turn, affects the rest of the areas of your life, your standard of living, your health, where you live and ultimately your overall sense of happiness and well-being. Trying to do a job or career search on your own can be overwhelming and is like going on a Safari with no guide. A Career coach provides the support, resources, and accountability needed, which, will help reduce the time out of work or needed to do a career search on your own and will increase your confidence that you are on the right track and give you much needed support through the process. Wayne Kessler, our founder, is both a certified coach as well as a licensed therapist who has been helping people learn more about themselves and find fulfilling careers and jobs for over 10 years.