Designing Your Career

When was the last the last time you hit that goal? Asked for help? Used your creativity to solve a career issue?

Designing Your Life™ introduces clients to tools and ways of thinking that help them figure out what their next step is in their career and their life.

“A well-designed life is a life that is generative—it is constantly creative, productive, changing, evolve and there is always a possibility of surprise.”

Designing Your Life is perfect for:

  • People in transition who are uncertain of their choices
  • Professionals that want to pivot or change their career
  • Late career professionals starting to consider retirement
  • Anyone that simply wants to be more intentional about their life

Designing Your Life was authored by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, both from Stanford University’s d.school. They show us how design thinking can help us create a career that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are.

What is Design Thinking?

Designers who use design thinking start with a problem, and build their way forward, not think their way forward.  In order to solve those problems, designers adopt five simple mindsets: Be Curious, Try Stuff, Reframe Problems, Know It’s a Process and Ask for Help.

Your coach, Cindy Hooker, is a Certified Design Your Life coach (one of 45 in the world!). She can guide you through this process to help you get the best result possible for your career.

“Only by taking action can we build our way forward.” –Designing Your Life Workbook

The next Designing Your Life group begins soon.  Enjoy a supportive and confidential community of people who have similar goals.

You will:

  • Challenge dysfunctional beliefs.
  • Assess the kind of roles you’ve had in the past and determine what you need in a role to be challenged and fulfilled.
  • Work on the reframing the work dilemma and engaging this community in creating ideas on your problem.
  • Help you envision three potential future careers and learn how to prototype or try out the parts of these that are most compelling to you.
  • Hone your decision-making process to narrow down the choices.
  • Increase your ability to network to get the connections for the prototypes you want to run.
  • Create a supported action plan to get offers and move forward.

Complete the form below if you would like more information.