Turning Points Are Crucial Opportunities

  • Transitions, voluntary or involuntary, occur more frequently in our work these days.
  • Turning points are also a normal part of the adult development cycle. At different stages in your life, you may feel a pressing urge to make a change.
  • There is an alternative to remaining “stuck in a rut” or taking a random stab at something.
  • Sometimes a radical change isn’t really necessary at all. A 10% “tweak” can make a big difference in how you feel, but you need to know what to tweak.

When you reach a turning point in your education or career, you can get off track—sometimes way off track—unless you take a thorough look inside yourself.

The place to begin is not looking for “what’s out there” that you can fit into, but knowing what is the right fit for you.

The “Whole Person” Approach

We help you:

  • Uncover the factors that are critical to developing a “Personal Vision,” a longer-range idea of the future you want to be in, proven to increase your chances of finding success and satisfaction in work and life as a whole.
  • Develop an action plan to start getting there.
  • Learn a decision making process that can guide you whenever you reach a new turning point.


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The “Whole Person” model for career, education and life planning was developed by the Highlands Company in 1994. More information is available at www.highlandsco.com

This process is fully described in the book  Don’t Waste Your Talent, written by Bob McDonald, Ph.D. and Don Hutcheson, the founders of the Highland Company. This book can be used as a self-help guide as well as a useful introduction to the process we use. It can be ordered at Amazon.