Prioritizing What Matters Most
Offering workshops and one-on-one consulting for students and adults on choosing life and career paths to design the lives they choose, incorporating the latest career and life-planning processes, and exercises and workshops based on the NY Times bestselling book
Be motivated and inspired by life’s pursuits; be successful in achieving goals. Guiding people in finding clarity and direction in the midst of uncertainty and change is the goal.
About Your Trainer
Karen Girard, veteran speaker in Adult, Youth and Student/Parent workshops and trainings, is the founder and principal of Career Planning for Students, and Design My Best Life: companies specializing in helping people to become successful by learning to live their passions, both at work and in their everyday life.
Karen has been personally trained by Chris and Janet Attwood, co-authors of the NY Times bestselling book, The Passion Test to provide and include this powerful workshop in her programs. She is an Advanced Certified Passion Test for Adults, AND Passion Test 4 Kids & Teens, and has over 20 years of experience as Career Coach.
Karen has been focused on helping people of all ages live their lives with purpose, and spent 10 years specializing in work with high school students and young adults in helping them choose career path and post-secondary options. She is the author of “High School Career Planning: Recommended Activities for Grades 9 – 12” which has been used by thousands of Alberta students. Her most recent ebook is also a part of her online course “RECIPE for Student Success: 6 easy steps to guide student career planning” .
Karen is also a Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP), and is one of only 4 people in Calgary certified by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches as both professional resume writer and interview coach (CPRW, CEIP).
YOUTH MISSION – Help me get this into schools, shelters, leadership groups…
Host a group workshop for adults, and for each person who attends you are sponsoring TWO teenagers to attend a Passion Test for Kids & Teens
LET’S EMPOWER OUR YOUTH TO LIVE THEIR LIVES WITH PURPOSE, ON PURPOSE
Choosing a career is only second to choosing a mate in terms of future happiness. Our children, our leaders of tomorrow, need to understand that they have control over their choices and their actions, but they also need to know what is most important to consider in making these decisions.
Clarity allows individuals to make decisions from a place of empowerment, choosing what is most important to them. The Passion Test assists people discover and prioritize what matters most to live a more successful, passion-filled life. Karen’s workshops will help uncover the things in life that are most important. After completing The Passion Test process; direction, purpose and passion become everyday experiences.
TOPICS AND WORKSHOPS:
The Passion Test for Adults (3 hr workshop)
The Passion Test for Families (3 hr workshop)
The Passion Test for Kids & Teens (1 hr & up)
The Passion Test Youth Leadership Groups (1 hr & up)
Nature’s Guidance System – Dealing with Life’s hiccups (30 minutes)
RECIPE for Student Success™: 6 steps to student career planning (1 hr & up)
Parents as Partners: Career Coaching your Teens (1 hr & up)
Scholarship 101 & Building an E-Portfolio for high school students (2 hr)
Ask me about other topics/options
Student & Parent Workshops – Endorsed by Parents, Students & Teachers
“It was excellent! For me, you provided the exact type of information I was hoping for….basically to get D “thinking” about what is available, what guides his decisions, etc. And now he realizes that he should be working on a plan. You have definitely picked the perfect career choice …you are very good at what you do!” ~A. Dafoe, Calgary
“The program has become a reality for J and it’s because of you and your dedication to helping students pursue their dreams.” JS, Calgary
After several career planning, resume writing and interview skills in-class workshops:”The expertise she brings to these curricular subjects is irreplaceable”. DJ, CALM (Career and Life Management) Teacher
The Passion Test – Endorsed by Experts
“The Passion Test has given me incredible insight into what was missing in my life, where I was not 100% spot on in pursuing my passions. It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s profound. Out of it came the creation of an organization I’d been putting off for six years and a fuller expression of my love and my commitment to my family. I think there’s nothing more important than that.”
Jack Canfield, Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul book series
“Quite frankly I was blown away. The Passion Test is a very direct, practical roadmap for how to become prosperous, how to take what it is you love and make it into a very, very substantial and very fulfilling income.” Bill Harris, director of Centerpointe Research Institute and featured in The Secret
“Simple, clear, powerful. The Passion Test is a remarkable tool for getting the clarity you need to begin living your dreams Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason
For a more information regarding group workshops or one-on-one mentoring, please contact:
Karen Girard, 587-333-9433, E: Karen@karengirard.ca
“When you are clear what you want will show up in your life, and only to the extent that you are clear.” Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood, Co-authors of the NY Times Bestseller The Passion Test