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What’s a Story? Get to the Heart of Narrative Assessment in Career Development

What’s a Story? Get to the Heart of Narrative Assessment in Career Development

Storytelling seems simple enough. You might envision a few people listening intently to each other around a campfire. Maybe you see a parent and child sharing a picture book. A great Ted Talk might stand out in your mind. As narrative career practitioners, when we ask clients to tell us a story, it’s not that simple.

Storytelling is at the heart of Narrative Assessment. It’s powerful. It’s proven. And it can be hard to explain. Learn how to encourage clients to share their experiences with this clear & effective answer to the common question "what's a story?".

 

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Capturing the Lightbulb Moments: Narrative Case Studies in Career Development

Capturing the Lightbulb Moments: Narrative Case Studies in Career Development

Picture this: you’re sitting with a client and your favourite thing happens - the lightbulb moment. It’s like a flash goes off in their mind and they have a great idea, a gut-check realization, a truthbomb drop.

How are you capturing these moments as they happen? How are you helping your clients reflect on these flashes? 

How can we support clients, through narrative assessment, to reflect on their stories in a systematic way, as a legitimate form of input into career counseling, advising or coaching?

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