“How did I end up here?” – a brief overview of career choice theory

Theories of career choice attempt to explain how we end up in the work we do. Some theories emphasise our agency (control over the decisions made), some challenge the very notion of choice (emphasising restrictions placed on us by external structures). Other theories try to integrate both psychological and sociological perspectives to reflect an interplay […]

The Human Brain: a summary of recent research and theory

The tools of Neuroscience Our understanding of how the brain works has greatly increased over recent years due to advancements in brain imaging technology such as MRI scans (magnetic resonance imaging) which can track changes in brain structure and function. Videos can now be taken to monitor the brain activity when people are engaged in […]

Career Management and the gaming analogy

Games such as Minecraft can make excellent analogies for communicating the nature of career and career management to young people (and adult gaming enthusiasts!). The traditional concept of career as a ladder may exist for a few but many face a more complex future, awash with choices and unpredictable twists and turns. The one-off decision […]

Telephone and Remote Platform Approaches to Career Development

Lady on phone

This link will take you to video excerpts from a workshop delivered by Liane Hambly in Dublin 2015 exploring how  face-to-face guidance skills can be transferred to other media. The audience are Guidance Counsellors who primarily work with adults. video on telephone guidance NCGE In addition to this topic the NCGE site has an interesting […]

The use of metaphor to explore career management .

Practitioner Resources

The long and winding road – the use of metaphor to explore career management . Published in Career Matters June 2015. Issue 3.3. The Career Development Institute Consider the question of where you are with regard to your work/life path at the moment; are you cruising along and enjoying the ride, finding yourself at a […]

Transpersonal and Transformational Career Coaching

Caterpillar to butterfly

what on earth? Transpersonal means ‘beyond the personal’ and is a systems approach which recognizes the interconnectedness of individuals, families, communities and organizations. ‘It recognizes and works with yearning ingrained in the human psyche for something beyond the personal, beyond the material and everyday. This may be expressed in many different ways, through religious or […]