Don’t ask your kids, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Ask them, “What problems or challenges in the world do you want to address?”
That is the advice from Jean-Philippe (JP) Michel, a career coach and consultant. His approach to career counselling is called the Challenge Method, and he encourages parents to get their children thinking about how to prepare to meet problems and opportunities, instead of just filling a job description.
Michel also says family members are the single largest influencer of a child’s career path, but parents need to know their role.
Learn more about the Challenge Method.
Cambrian College is hosting several “Parents as Career Coaches” sessions with JP Michel. These seminars are free.
Please note that the registrations for this particular event includes both the June 7 and June 14th sessions. This is a two part presentation.
- Thursday, June 7, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Cambrian College Student Life Centre
- Thursday, June 14, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m, Cambrian College Student Life Centre
Register at cambriancollege.ca/careercoaches. For more information, contact Renee Scott at 705-566-8101, extension 6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sponsored by Cambrian College’s Dual Credit and First Generation programs, and the Government of Ontario.