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The Strategic Career

96% Rated "The Strategic Career" As "Excellent"
Find Out Why!

 

"I found it very inspiring and interactive. I enjoyed doing the two tests and seeing what careers work best for me..."
Age 23

"Well worth the time, cost and effort. I never thought about combining two things I love into one career. This course helped me think outside of the box."
Age 52

 

Did You Know That ...

  • 80% of students are uncertain about their major  (New York Times, 2012)
  • 50% of students will change their major (New York Times, 2012)
  • The average cost of attending a 4-year university is estimated to soon reach over $80,000 (CBC News, 2013)
  • 77% of working Canadians are dis-satisfied with their life (Globe & Mail, 2012)
  • 30% of students will drop out of university / college (Macleans, 2014)


Do you know what your Dream Career is? Most people don't. Instead most people feel paralyzed with too many options and confusing information about the job market.

The Strategic Career course can help!  In  1 day  we can help you find your direction, identify the Dream Careers that match your personality, interests and values, and give you the strategies you need to give yourself a competitive edge.

Before you spend $40,000 or more on your college / university training, why not invest 1% of that amount making sure you are heading in the right direction, and learn invaluable tools that will give you a competitive edge in your industry!

The Strategic Career At A Glance ($399/$349 or Early Bird $349/$299)

  1. 2 x Online Assessment Tools Plus Customized Reports
  2. 1 x 25-Page Workbook 
  3. 1-Day Interactive Course (With The Option To Take It At Our Toronto Office OR Via Live Webinar At The Same Time)
  4. Access To 50 Podcasts From Top Industry Experts

The Strategic Career Is Designed For:

  1. High School Students  - Identifying your dream career 
  2. College / University Students  - Deciding what  to do after graduation 
  3. Adults - Considering a career change  or re-entering the workforce

 

The Strategic Career  – 3 Steps

STEP#1: KNOW YOURSELF
The Personality Assessment Tools

Before the INTERACTIVE course you will take two different online tests. ‘Myers Briggs’, and ‘Strong Interest’. They are considered two of the best and most well-recognized career assessment tools in the world.

You will receive 2 x 10-Page custom reports that highlight your personality type, your interests / passions and what are the top careers that are right for you. Previous students have found these tools extremely valuable!



STEP #2: DISCOVER YOUR DREAM CAREER 
The 1-Day Interactive Course (Webinar Or Toronto Office) 

During the INTERACTIVE course acclaimed coach and motivator, Dr. Karyn, will help students understand their results. She will walk you through, step by step, what careers naturally fit your (1) personality (2) interests and (3) values so that by the end of the day you have clear direction with your "Dream Career". You will learn about Emotional Intelligence (what it is; why its important; how to build it) to give yourself a competitive edge in today's marketplace.


STEP THREE: KNOW THE JOB MARKET
The Top #50 Industry Expert Podcast Series

The final phase is designed to give you an important edge in the competitive job market. Here you will have access to 50 Podcasts from Top Industry Experts sharing their learning and advice on the education, experiences and strategies required to work in their particular industry. Click here to see our Industry Experts.


 
 

Course Costs:

Students can take this course at our Toronto office OR via LIVE webinar. 

Toronto Office - Regular Rate: $449 
Toronto Office - Early Bird: $349
LIVE Webinar - Regular Rate: $299
LIVE Webinar - Early Bird: $199
Additional Family Member: $199

  

 

 

 


 

 
 
About Dr. Karyn
Founder & Facilitator

Dr. Karyn is a TV personality (regular contributor to Good Morning America, Cityline & Breakfast Television), a motivational speaker to more than ¼ million people, best-selling author and founder of “dk Leadership” – an inspirational leadership and coaching center for families and organizations in Toronto. She is passionate about teaching young people and adults EQ leadership skills that they can use (both personally and professionally) for a lifetime!

 
The Origins Of The Strategic Career Course

Several years ago Dr. Karyn found herself in a unique spot. After working intimately with young people for nearly 20 years at her leadership and counseling center, she started receiving calls from 100’s of organizations (Fortune 500 companies, Government, Education, Healthcare, Trades) to help them learn how to attract, retain and manage this next generation successfully in the workforce. As she interacted and shared with these industry leaders, she learned firsthand from them what they were looking for, where the jobs were, and most importantly: what young people needed to do to give themselves a competitive edge. This was powerful information!

Meanwhile, she repeatedly heard from young people that they felt anxious about their career prospects, were overwhelmed with too many choices, and were unclear about whether college or university would best prepare them for their future. Most were just feeling uncertain about the whole question of choosing a career path. So to bridge this gap, she developed a simple “3 Step Process” at her Leadership Center to help people take strategic action with their career. After doing this successfully for several years with clients individually, she decided to make it accessible to more people and at a national level. So she is thrilled that through this course (online OR at the Toronto office) students and adults all across North America can now benefit from these “3 Steps”! Her hope is that it will not only inspire people to be strategic in their career decisions, but ultimately help them find direction and move toward their Dream Career!

 

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www.dkleadership.org | info@dkleadership.org | 416.686.7328

 

Student Testimonials:

Excellent course, covered everything I needed to know in order to find my dream career. I loved finding out about my personality type and how it plays a role into choosing a career to pursue. I learned that I need to be put in a workplace where I can help others (customer service star). I also really liked it when Dr. Karyn went over each person's case and gave individual feedback.Female, AGE 16
I found it very inspiring and interactive. I enjoyed doing the two tests and seeing what careers work best for me…. The career energizer and EQ competitive edge were really cool!Female, AGE 23
I found it very interesting how much my interests and strengths overlapped. I learned that my creative/artistic side is more important to my happiness than I originally thought.Female, AGE 17
Very helpful and inspiring. I learned more about my personality and what I’m best suited for.Male, AGE 17
Really interesting and opened my eyes to not only understanding myself but also other people!Female, AGE 17
It was a lot of fun. I learned things I'd never know before. This course will be helpful to me when I get older. I liked learning how I relate to others (my personality type and Myer-Briggs). This was just an awesome, fun course. Female, AGE 15

Adult Testimonials:

Valuable, worthwhile and would recommend to all. I found most helpful the Myers Briggs and the Strong Interest Tools which really helped to solidify career choices and remind me of what I do and don’t like doing. Myers Briggs really reminded me about my personality and what drives me in the business world. I also loved the value piece because it is good to be reminded about working for companies that match your values as this adds to job satisfaction in a big way. Female, AGE 47
Well worth the time, cost and effort. I never thought about combining two things I love into one career. This course helped me think outside of the box.Female, AGE 52
Very Informative. I found most helpful the Strong Interest Profile, Dream Career and Career Values. I learned three reasons why I do not like my current career.Female, AGE 40
Very useful information, although I still have many questions and research to do, it has given me an excellent base from which to begin… I also highly appreciate the fact that I felt like the whole team was really there for me when I had questions. The Myers-Briggs and listening to the dissection of others as well as the industry experts was the most helpful.Female, AGE 29
This was an excellent attempt to bridge various elements of career management and career tools (aptitude tests, Interests, options) bringing together as one consideration set. It worked well for me in identifying aspects that we were in my “subconscious” or periphery. It helped open up possibilities that I didn’t previously or seriously consider. As I had done M-B and Strength Finders and PI, I had a good idea of my innate strength, aptitude and performance variables. Bringing into the equation the interest, values and dream career notions as strong variables for fulfillment and success are very important in helping me focus on other powerful possibilities or aspects of roles.Male, AGE 49
Well advertised. Well presented with very useful information! I most enjoyed the MB testing and the Interests testing as a way to look at a future career though the lens of ‘who am I’, ‘what do I love’ as opposed to ‘what should I be doing’ or ‘what choice do I have?’. It truly gave me the sense that I can use my skills & strengths to benefit myself and my family, as well as others in the workplace.Female, AGE 42
It was well done and thorough! I have never done the Myer Briggs or Interest Inventory before, and it was interesting to see what my strengths are and how those relate to careers I would be good at.Female, AGE 38

Q.

There are many other resources that offer the same testing - what makes your system different?

A.

There are two main things that truly set us apart from others who also supply access to individual personality testing. 

First, the assessment results are not simply provided as a standalone piece of information, which can often be an overwhelming experience, but we administer the tests and go through the results as part of a thorough 3-step process, which Dr. Karyn has honed and developed while worked through this individually with many of her personal clients.  Our 3 steps actually lead people through the decisions they need to make in order for this information to be truly meaningful, with Dr. Karyn really breaking down what the different components of the test results are actually telling us.  We also take the time to help our students take this information and run it through the filter of their personal values (a critical step!) so that any steps forward they take career-wise will be congruent with what they believe is important to them.

The second way we are different is that we have an amazing resource in the "Top #50 Industry Experts" Podcast Series. These interviews, hosted by Dr. Karyn, not only provide a "Master’s class" in business and career success, but they also help our students to confirm their career leanings, and give great insights into current trends and job opportunities across a whole range of industries, as well as tips on education and training paths to reach their destination more quickly. This portion of the course provides the spark for our students to take their next steps, and get inspired about what waits for them in their dream career!



 

Q.

Can you explain the two options for taking this class: doing it live from Dr. Karyn’s Toronto office OR via webinar?

A.

Students have the option to take the 1-day course at our Toronto office or via live webinar in their home – whichever they prefer! Some students prefer to learn in their own home and eliminate the cost of traveling, while others learn best by seeing their teacher and fellow students live; this is why we wanted to provide both options. The course is LIVE and INTERACTIVE so whether students are participating from their home or in the Toronto office - they will be learning and experiencing the same information in addition to having the opportunity to interact and ask questions! 

Q.

Who is facilitating and moderating this course?

A.

Dr. Karyn will be leading the all day course. It will be an energizing, empowering and practical session!

Q.

What is the teaching style for this program?

A.

Dr. Karyn is a firm believer in teaching according to all learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic).  For visual learners, they will appreciate her visual and easy to follow power-point presentation, workbook and personality / career assessment tools. Auditory learners will enjoy the podcast series as being similar to a radio show. For kinesthetic learners, they will be engaged by doing the program exercises (personality / career assessment tools, filing in their workbook) as well as the live interactive Q & A. Dr. Karyn's style is passionate, engaging and extremely practical!

Q.

How much time will each step take? I have a lot going on and want to know how much time will be expected of me to do this program.

A.

The personality and career assessment tools will take you approximately 1-2 hours to complete, the interactive course will be 1 day (including Q&A) and for the podcast series you can listen to as many or as few of the interviews as you like (interviews range from 15-30 minutes depending on the expert).

Q.

For those students taking the course as a webinar, how will you keep them engaged for 1 day? That seems long.

A.

Great question! The Webinar is highly interactive and experiential, and we’ll be scheduling multiple breaks. Dr. Karyn will be doing live Q/A throughout the day with her students, asking them to fill in their workbooks and send in their work to help keep them focused. In addition, she will be using easy-to-follow power-point presentations along with powerful videos to illustrate her points. Several previous students of the program have said they were pleasantly surprised by how much it felt like an interactive radio-show and this can at least in part be credited to the fact that Dr. Karyn hosted her own radio-show for 3 years and understands the power of engaging through voice. 

Q.

How focused is this day? Will I be able to do a quick call / errand mid-day?

A.

We want students to START & FINISH this process through the course of the day, so we strongly encourage you to eliminate all distractions (errands, calls, emails) and dedicate this 1 full day to discovering your Dream Career. We are packing in a lot of powerful information to help you understand yourself so we want you to be 100% present!

Q.

I want to register my teen for this and also want to take the course for my own personal and career development. I think I would find the personality and career assessment tools quite helpful. Do you offer a family discount?

A.

Yes! On the Registration Form you will see that family members can receive a 50% discount from the regular price.

Q.

I'm just finishing up my college / university program. Would I find this course helpful?

A.

Yes! Not only will you learn more about yourself, personality, and interests to help you identify your Dream Career, but many of our Industry Experts provided fantastic strategies they would recommend for anyone after finishing their first diploma / degree!

Q.

I'm in my 30's and thinking about a career transition. Would this program be a good fit for me?

A.

Absolutely! The key to identifying your Dream Career is knowing yourself, your personality, your values and the job market, all of which you will learn in this course.  It's possible your Dream Career does not exist YET (and you may need to create it) or it's in an area that you have not yet thought about. This course will help you clarify what career is a great fit for you and the next steps you need to take. In additon, we have included an extra hour at the end of the day specifically for those in your situation, to help you leverage your past experience and learn how to "pivot" into a new career path.  Several of our Industry Experts actually shared how they transferred existing skills and knowledge from their previous careers over to their current Dream Career in their 30's, 40's and 50's. You will find their career stories quite inspiring!   

Q.

Why is the extra hour at the end of the course for adult students only? Can all students attend?

A.

The last hour was added on as an extra section for our adult students who are transitioning from one career to another, in recognition of the unique circumstances they may face as they seek to transfer their experience and skills into a new career direction.  Specifically, we encourage what is known as a "career pivot"; helping them to capitalize on their current strengths to put them further ahead on the dream career path they have identified.  Although this content is not directed toward our younger students, many of whom are still in school, they are certainly welcome to attend this additional hour, and we encourage them to do so if interested.

Q.

As a parent I would love to listen to the webinar along with my teen. Is this recommended? Is there an additional fee?

A.

Great idea and we actually recommend this! As a parent you are a person of influence in your teen’s life, especially when it comes to making career decisions.  If you are able to learn beside them as they go through their material, it will only create greater value for both of you! From an administrative perspective only 1 person would receive a “login code” to access the webinar & podcasts, which means that to listen together you would need to be in the same room. There is no additional fee for parents to be learning along with their teens. However if your teen will be participating in the course at our Toronto office, unfortunately we only have room for the participants. Discuss with your teen which option you think is best for them! If its a high value for you to learn beside them, we recommend you take this course in the webinar format!

Q.

I’ve never done a webinar before. Do I need a computer? Or can I use just my phone?

A.

You will need a computer to complete and receive the personality / career assessment tools and workbook, as well as for listening to the podcast series. For the actual webinar it’s best if you have a computer so you can listen and follow along with Dr. Karyn’s power point presentation. However, if you are traveling on the day / time of the program and you can only call in during this time – that is an option as well (long-distance charges may apply)!

Q.

Is there any special equipment I need?

A.

You will need a computer with an internet connection and an email address. If you have a MAC, you will need to download a free software program for the webinar (which we will send to you prior to the start date).

Q.

What 2 personality and career assessment tools do you use? How long are they?

A.

There are dozens of career assessment tools to choose from, however the 2 which we have found the most effective when it comes to Strategic Career planning are the following:

  1. Myers Briggs Type Indicator Career Report
    This is one of the most well-known career tools for educating about yourself, your personality type, your preferred career tasks, work environments and how you specifically deal with communication, making decisions and managing time. In addition, this tool highlights the Top Careers that are a great fit for your personality (and also which careers you should avoid)!  Many of our Industry Experts shared with Dr. Karyn that they have done Myers Briggs during their career, and how helpful they found it not only to better understand themselves, but more importantly to understand those around them.

  2. Strong Interest Inventory Profile
    While the Career Report will highlight careers that naturally fit your personality, the Strong Interest will highlight the Top Careers that you are passionate about. Just because someone's personality naturally fits being a math teacher doesn’t mean they are passionate about that profession, which is why we find it important to offer BOTH personality assessment and interest tools together.  These 2 customized reports (approx. 20 pages total) will provide you with powerful information to help you choose your Dream Career!

During the webinar, Dr. Karyn will walk you through these assessment tools in a very easy-to-understand fashion so that you can maximize what you learn from them. These are powerful tools, and they'll give you valuable information that  you can use your whole lifetime!

Q.

Can I just listen to the podcast series?

A.

We developed the Strategic Career course as an all-encompassing program that would teach students not just about themselves but more importantly what areas of EQ they need to personally develop in order to thrive in the workplace. To benefit the most from the podcast series, it’s important that students learn about Steps #1 & #2 beforehand, so they can listen to the podcast series through the lens of EQ (highlighting why these skills are so essential in the 21st century for a person to thrive in their career).  For this reason we only offer the podcast series as part of the full program.

Q.

I’m a teacher and would love to offer this for all my students. Can we do a group rate?

A.

Absolutely! If you have a group larger than 10 people and would like a group rate, email our office (info@dkleadership.org). 

Q.

What is your cancellation policy?

A.

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable.  If you are unable to attend, for whatever reason, you may give your ticket to a friend, but we do require that you inform us of any changes.