Dependable Strengths is a peer-assisted career search workshop designed to help people find meaningful work. Through the use of storytelling, participants reflect on their experiences in life, identify their patterns of strengths, and learn how to talk about their Dependable Strengths in ways that demonstrate their value to an organization or community. This is a process that not only helps you clarify who you are at your best, but separates you from the rest of the crowd in a competitive job market so that you become a job magnet!
Lesley Bogash, a Certified Health Coach, attended the Dependable Strengths workshop in June 2014, here's what she had to say about the process.
Little did I know when I walked into that room how much that two day workshop would change my life. I was concerned that the college students in the Dependable Strengths Workshop who were also attending, would not really have anything to add to my life. There were some young students and then adults like me who were also looking to find themselves. Boy was I wrong about those young college students, some of the things they shared with me became the start of the journey I was about to embark on. They told me no matter what the situation I needed to believe in myself and basically not stay at a job that made me miserable and cry every single day.
The Dependable Strengths Workshop is one that every single person, young or old should attend. The ways it can help you can’t even be explained. One of the biggest moments came when I looked at an activity we did that was basically black and white staring me in the face, all the jobs I have had for 20 years were not fulfilling me in anyway because I was not using any of my innate abilities.
Fast forward to now, six months later, I quit the job that was making me miserable. Now I have three jobs and they all fulfill me in some way and all use my inner strengths. Now that I am no longer miserable in my job and my family is no longer feeling the brunt of that misery, there are doors that are open to me that I did not even know existed. I have lost 65 pounds this year, I was finally able to stop gorging myself with food, because now my daily activities feed my soul and I no longer have to feed that empty void I have felt for so long with food. I needed those presenters in that workshop to teach me a new way of looking at what I could accomplish and the people that were attending the workshop to see my worth when for so long I could not see it anymore.
The workshop will be held on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Wooded Way on the Owings Mills Campus. Pre-registration is required.
Contact Tracey Cantabene at TCantabene@stevenson.edu to sign up or call 443-352-4121