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Learn Who You Are Before Spending The Big Bucks

 

At $200 per participant in the Public, Hosted and Community Experience sessions InnerSight is competitively priced.  Less than the cost of the average college textbook.  This incudes the inventory, a personal 29 page InSight Guide Booklet with your results, an electronic copy of your Booklet that you receive after the session for exploring your most preferred occupations and  the three hour interpretive experience in which you must participate to receive your results and Booklet.

Think about it.  Many of you take preparation courses for the SAT or ACT exams that range from $299 to $1099  depending on the preparation you choose and much of this you  do on your own.  You  then spend $ 52.50 to take the Sat or  $54.50  to take the ACT and somewhere between $25 and $75  per college application just to apply and you still do not know what you might want as a major.  What you choose as a major is the most costly decision you can make on your journey.  A sound choice can help you avoid the college debt crisis.

Jennifer Moses in a 2011 Wall Street Journal Article reports the following for the cost of just travel to visit college  “Total cost of travel, including air fare, car fare, gas, hotels, food and incidentals, for both twins accompanied by one parent each: $3,998.23.  All of this just to select a college with no clarification of what to major to choose.

At  just .01 % of the average cost of attendance at a public school for a year in 2014 and  .005% of the cost of attendance at a private school, InnerSight is a value that can easily save you time and money while addressing the most costly question you  have to answer.  What is your Major?

The private consultation while  more costly at $500 per individual is still a smaller investment than touring and applying to colleges.

InnerSight partners with businesses and organizations that desire to have effective program’s that truly put the person in the process.  For these clients we offer InSight Guide booklets customized for your program, support for managing sessions across your organization, training for personnel that use the InnerSight material with your employees or clients.

If you would like an InnerSight Experience in your area or for your organization contact InnerSight at  336-617-3953 , or via email Contact Us.  A personal InnerSight Guide will contact you to facilitate your journey.

 

Learn Who You Are and Save the Bucks

Private Session

Private Session

 

Private Consultation—-InnerSight believes the group interpretative experience is the most dynamic and valuable for participants.  In the group session participants have the opportunity to learn from others.  We do however recognize some people prefer individual private consultations. This is the most expensive option and is handled either in person or on-line which ever is most convenient for the Guide and Client.

 

What You Get

  • An Interactive personal Interpretative Experience
  • The gold standard Strong® Vocational Interest Inventory
  • Personalized InSight Guide Booklet with your results in three distinctive reports.
  • InSight and Next Step guides in your personal InSight Guide Booklet to facilitate your Journey.
  • Electronic copy of your InSight Guide Booklet with hot links to O*NET where you explore your most preferred occupations

PRICE

$500 per participant.

Click on the icon below to register, pay, complete your inventory and be contacted by a Certified InnerSight Guide.  The Guide will  arrange  your private consultation which may be online or in person depending on your proximity to that professional.  You will be contacted by a Guide within  24-48  hours of completion of your inventory to arrange your consultation and schedule the delivery of your personal InSight Guide booklet that will be the foundation for your Interpretative Experience.

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If  you prefer to speak with a representative  before starting your journey please  call 336-617-3953 between 8AM and 6PM eastern time. You may use the inquiry form below to have a representative contact you to arrange a private session.

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Community Session

Community Session

 

Community Session—-If you would like the InnerSight Experience in your local community, you can partner with InnerSight to set one up for your friends or colleagues. InnerSight will send a Certified InnerSight guide to your community to offer the Interpretative Experience for groups of 15 or more. Contact InnerSight to arrange an Experience for your community. Use the inquiry form below if you would like a session in your community.   Call 336-617-3953 to speak with a representative.

What You Get

  • A Three Hour Interactive Interpretative Experience
  • The gold standard Strong® Vocational Interest Inventory
  • Personalized InSight Guide Booklet with your results in three distinctive reports.
  • InSight and Next Step guides in your personal InSight Guide Booklet to facilitate your Journey.
  • Electronic copy of your InSight Guide Booklet with hot links to O*NET where you explore your most preferred occupations

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$200 per participant.

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Organization Hosted Session

Organization-Hosted Sessions—-InnerSight serves  adults and youth across America in InnerSight Experience sessions sponsored by organizations and businesses for their clients, members or employees.  Organizations like the City of Los Angeles, the UpState Workforce Investment Board in South Carolina, and First Presbyterian Church in North Carolina have sought out the InnerSight program to provide a powerful foundation for their youth and adults in transition. Sessions are offered for groups of 15 or more to foster appropriate group dynamics with a maximum enrollment of 25.  Contact InnerSight using the inquiry form below if you would like to host a session.  Or call 336-617-3953 to speak with a representative.

What You Get

  • A Three Hour Interactive Interpretative Experience
  • The gold standard Strong® Vocational Interest Inventory
  • Personalized InSight Guide Booklet with your results in three distinctive reports.
  • InSight and Next Step guides in your personal InSight Guide Booklet to facilitate your Journey.
  • Electronic copy of your InSight Guide Booklet with hot links to O*NET where you explore your most preferred occupations

Businesses and Organizations may also desire:

  • Customized InSight Guide booklets to fit their Program
  • Training for staff in Facilitating the Journey of Self-Discovery Using the InnerSight Experience
  • Access to the InnerSight program Management System to facilitate InnerSight Experience Management
  • Consultation on development of a “Best Fit” employee selection system
  •  A professional development program grounded in interests, preferences and personal styles.
  • Employee retention and promotion program that leads to superior performance.

 

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$200 per participant.

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Public Session

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Public Sessions—InnerSight Experience interpretive sessions are offered by Certified InnerSight Guides and are open to the public across America.  Enter your zip code to see the calendar for a session near you.    Click on a session near you, register, pay and participate in the Experience.  Sessions are offered for groups of 15 or more to foster  appropriate group dynamics with a maximum enrollment of 25.   If you do not see a session near you and would like one in your community select community session.

 

What You Get

  • A Three Hour Interactive Interpretative Experience
  • The gold standard Strong® Vocational Interest Inventory
  • Personalized InSight Guide Booklet with your results in three distinctive reports.
  • InSight and Next Step guides in your personal InSight Guide Booklet to facilitate your Journey.
  • Electronic copy of your InSight Guide Booklet with hot links to O*NET where you explore your most preferred occupations

 

PRICE

$200 per participant

 

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The Story of InnerSight

The story of InnerSight is one of individuals and organizations brought together by a call to explore their shared belief in the power of the person.

From the age of seven or eight, Mark Perkins was drawn to the idea that each of us possesses special gifts and talents that should somehow be used to make the world a better place. He answered the challenge of uncovering his personal gifts by responding to the many calls he has received throughout his life – to be a gofer, a brick layer, a graduate student, a researcher, a university administrator, vice president, chancellor, and president.

This journey of helping individuals and organizations unlock their potential found its next calling one summer day, when,  Jonathan K. Wilber stepped onto the Washington, D.C. Metro and said, “Chancellor, where have you been? I have been looking for you!”

Jonathan was senior partner of Master Key Consulting, a unique company founded upon the key principles of corporate integrity, service to clients and community, and placing the highest value on the knowledge, experience, vision and energy of its employees. The rapport was immediate, and Mark answered Jonathan’s call to share ideas and help guide Master Key toward its future.

Master Key was successful because of Jon’s passion for people and his profound understanding of their importance in the processes of both work and life.  It is all about the people. And it was a perfect cauldron for pursuing the power of putting the person in the processes of life.

After being chided by Jonathan to do something with this “person in the process” idea in 2004, Mark found himself engaged in an animated conversation about the concept when visiting with John Reeves, a long time friend and expert in School Psychology and Special Education.  Mark and John met in graduate school and share a passion for using their personal gifts to make a difference for others.

They talked for hours about the prospect of helping people gain insight into their special interests and preferences, and how that could profoundly affect one’s choices in education, career, and in life. They acknowledged the far-reaching potential for personal and professional satisfaction, and the tremendous value that fully engaged, positive, and effective individuals would have in the Knowledge Age workplace.

But, most importantly, they came to understand the power of helping individuals find those insights they could use to put themselves in the process of making their personal, educational, and career choices – processes that foster growth, satisfaction, success and happiness.  What a prospect! What a gift! What a calling!

With the support and encouragement of Jonathan Wilber, CEO, and Michael Wilson, President of Master Key Consulting, InnerSight became the personal, professional and organizational development division of Master Key Consulting to:

Help People Make Better Life Choices and Decisions

Success followed demand and the partners decided InnerSight was positioned to stand on its on as a new entity.  In May of 2009 InnerSight LLC was established in Greensboro North Carolina where John,  Mark and the InnerSight team have served thousands of youth and adults in transition.  From the Southeast to the City of Los Angeles InnerSight has built effective partnerships that help People Make Better Life Choices.

10 Things You Won’t Learn on Your College Tour

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1. 80% of college-bound students have not picked a major when they are selecting a school.  Dr. Fritz Grupe

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2.  50% of those who declare a major change it once and many change two or three times.

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3.  Six years after starting college 40% have not completed a degree program.

 

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4. Try asking for the total cost to receive your degree on your college tour.
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5. In 2013, the average price for one year of attendance  at public universities was $18,391 and at private universities it was $40,917. Based on the price for one year of  attendance,  a degree completed in four years costs an average of $73,564 at public universities and $163,668 at private universities.

 

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6.  Some public universities charge prices well above average, even for in-state students.  At the University of Virginia the first-year cost of attendance in 2014 is $27,208 for an in-state student, for a projected four-year degree cost of $108,832.  At the University of Southern California, the first-year cost in 2013 was $68,865 for a projected four-year degree cost of $275,460

 

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7. The total sticker price to receive your degree is  likely to  increase three times if you graduate in four years and five times if you graduate in six.

 

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8. The average student loan debt upon graduation in 2014 was $33,000. 

 

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9.  Avoid the college debt crisis. Unlike credit card debt, your car loan or home mortgage you always have to repay your student loan— even if you file bankruptcy.

 

10. A change in major is likely to add one or more years to your education and an additional average price increase of between  $18,391 to $ 40,917 based on the average cost of attendance for 2014.

Use InnerSight to Find that Time and Cost-Saving Major

 

 

Leave the Military Without Regret!

The military career endgame is made up of  thousands  of questions that  hinge upon each other. And no one starts with any of the answers.

  • What job do you want to do after leaving the military?
  • What Jobs are you suited for?

Research on regret shows, the top two regrets of Americans always center around education and career:

    • I should have stayed in school, studied harder, got my degree
    • I should have picked a different field, should have taken that job in Georgia, should have jumped ship sooner

Researchers note that we tend to collect our regrets in life at the decision points where we think we once had the most opportunity. We regret the moments when we had the biggest array of choices that would make the biggest difference … and chose the wrong thing.

Leave the military with a sense of meaning and purpose–and few regrets– Let InnerSight help with your personal transition plan by uncovering your interests and preferences and show you the occupations and jobs that people like you most enjoy. Bring focus to your Journey by starting with YOU!

 

Use InnerSight to Find Your COS–Civilian Occupational Specialty!

Don’t Get Caught in the College Debt Crisis!

 
 
InnerSight brings focus to your college Journey saving you both time and money. Selecting a major that people like you prefer can take years off of your college experience, help you answer that “What Do you Want to Major in” question when you really do not have a clue.

The College tour will not tell you much about the growing student borrowing bubble.  Mathew Phillips in a May 2013 article  Everything you need to know about the student borrowing bubble in 17 charts, shares the shocking facts about this growing challenge.

Here are a few of his powerful charts and observations!

 

What great de-leveraging?

  • Americans have tempered their appetite for debt in the aftermath of the financial crisis, except when it comes to student debt. Over the last few years the outstanding amount of US student debt has surpassed the stock of automotive, home equity lines of credit and credit card debt. With just shy of $1 trillion in student loans outstanding, mortgages are the only form of debt Americans have more of.

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More debt

  • On top of that long-term trend, when the great recession hit, many had difficultly finding work and instead returned to school to burnish their skills and wait out the worst of the downturn. And plenty  took on debt to do it. As a result, the number of people carrying student debt has been moving steadily higher, the New York Fed reports.

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More money

  • But it’s not just numbers of people that’s pushing student debt higher.  The average amount of student debt these people are taking on is growing too.

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So why is that?

  • The cost of college tuition has been rising stupidly fast in the US. Over the last 35 years, it’s up more than 1,100%. During the same period, the Consumer Price Index—a broad gauge of the level of prices in the US—is up about 260

 

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A new reality

  • So, student debt is becoming a much more common fact of life for young Americans, with some 43% of all 25-year-olds carrying student debt at the end of 2012. Just eight years ago it was 27%.

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And …

  • Even a modest amount of debt can be too much if you can’t make the payment. For students leaving college during and after the great recession, things have been especially tough. For example, unemployment for college grads is still quite high by historical standards. (Although it’s much lower than unemployment for those without a college degree.)

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But…

  • That figure includes everybody over the age of 25. A February report on the job prospects of recent graduates showed higher rates of unemployment for those between ages 20 and 29. Researchers found that the cohort of people who graduated in 2011—either from  graduate and undergraduate programs—had an unemployment rate of 12.6%. If you just look at those with bachelor’s degrees, it’s 13.5%.

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As a result, more student loans are starting to sour

  • Here’s a look at the percentage of the outstanding balance of different types of consumer debt that are 90 days delinquent. You can see that student debt has ticked higher in recent months. And by the way, these numbers likely understate the extent of the problem since more than 40% of borrowers are estimated to be currently in a forbearance, grace or deferment period when payments don’t have to be made. In fact,researchers at the New York Fed say that the true rate of  borrowers at least 90 days behind on their student loan payments is over 30%.

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Martin Luther King Jr. On The Purpose of Education

 

“As I engage in the so-called “bull sessions” around and about the school, I too often find that most college men have a misconception of the purpose of education. Most of the “brethren” think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still, others think that education should furnish them with noble ends rather than means to an end.

It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.

Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking. To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half truths, prejudices, and propaganda. At this point, I often wonder whether or not education is fulfilling its purpose. A great majority of the so-called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform and the pulpit in many instances, do not give us objective and unbiased truths. To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.

The late Eugene Talmadge, in my opinion, possessed one of the better minds of Georgia, or even America. Moreover, he wore the Phi Beta Kappa key. By all measuring rods, Mr. Talmadge could think critically and intensively; yet he contends that I am an inferior being. Are those the types of men we call educated?

We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character –that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the accumulated experience of social living.

If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, “brethren!” Be careful, teachers!”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Think Incisively for Your Self with InnerSight

 

John Reeves, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Mr. John Reeves is a psychologist and nationally recognized special education expert. He has over 30 years of experience in researching and assisting children and adults in understanding themselves, their capacities and preferences so they might realize their fullest potential. Through his career and research he has confirmed that we too often leave the person out of the process. He has led a nationally recognized program for special needs students and served as Executive Director of a County Education board. His years of leadership experience and research in special education and psychometrics have fostered the development of InnerSight® the personal, professional and organizational development service.

He is interesting, informative and fun to work with. He works effectively with people to develop a framework, vocabulary and capacity for discussing their interests and preferences so they can grow effectively as a person. He leads the sales and development efforts of InnerSight®.

Credentials

  • Assistant Principal and County Coordinator, McCarthy/Teszler School, Serving Seven Spartanburg County School Districts
  • Executive Director, Spartanburg County Board of Education
  • Director of Special Education, Spartanburg County School District Six
  • District School Psychologist Spartanburg School District Six

Education

  • Specialist in Education, University of Georgia, 1975
  • M.Ed. University of Georgia, 1974
  • BA, Georgia Southern University, 1972

Certifications

  • School Psychologist
  • High School Principal
  • Elementary Principal
  • Mental Disabilities (Mild and Moderate)
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Applied Behavior Therapy Coordinator

E-mail: jreeves@myinnersight.com

Dr. Mark L. Perkins, President

Dr. Mark L. PerkinsDr. Mark L. Perkins has over 30 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Vice President and Leader in developing organizational teams and systems using a results oriented approach to realizing strategic goals. His experience includes strategic organizational positioning in competitive markets, recruitment and development of senior leadership teams to achieve positioning goals, development of integrated systems to bring data to bear on critical decision making processes and the development of human capital to sustain organizational momentum in changing environments.

He has successfully led complex organizations with operating budgets ranging from $70 million to $223 million and more than 2,000 employees. He understands complex organizations as systems and has successfully identified and developed national niches for those he has served. He has expertise in governmental relations and fund raising that has resulted in multimillion dollar enhancements for his enterprises. His leadership expertise includes strategic positioning, leadership team selection and development, and assisting complex organizations in improving performance through systems thinking.

Dr. Perkins knows that education’s efforts to develop the whole person do not provide students with the same opportunities to understand their interests, preferences and spiritual values as they do math science and english.  He believes this personal understanding is essential for achieving satisfaction, superior performance and happiness in life.  Knowing who you are is the foundation for becoming a contributing citizen in a free and global society.  While at the American Council on Education, he learned that few institutions have developed effective learning models or experiences that foster personal development as effectively as intellectual achievement.

Dr. Perkins’ unusual blend of strategic, academic, fiscal planning and organizational leadership  has served him well in achieving the desired results for the organizations he has served. His visionary leadership and passion for the development of the whole person now finds expression in the strategic leadership of InnerSight®.

 

Credentials

  • President and Managing Partner InnerSight LLC
  • Senior Executive and Partner Master Key Consulting
  • Senior Associate, American Council on Education
  • President and CEO, Towson University
  • Chancellor and CEO, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Fiscal Officer, California State University, Stanislaus
  • Associate Executive Vice President, Old Dominion University
  • Executive Assistant to the President, Old Dominion University
  • Director, Office of Planning and Analysis, Old Dominion University
  • Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research, Old Dominion University
  • Examination Research and Development Specialist, Division of Personnel, Commonwealth of Virginia

Education

  • Ph. D. Psychometrics and Statistics, University of Georgia, 1976
  • MA. Measurement and Research Design, University of Georgia, 1974
  • BA. Psychology, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 1972

E-mail: mperkins@myinnersight.com

Don’t Go To College to Learn Who You Are

That could be an expensive choice. The most expensive choice is not the college you choose—it’s the number of times you change your major.

Few parents or students pay very much attention to this important and potentially costly decision, and they pay for it later. Data shows that a single change in Major can range from $13,000 to $60,000 and add one or more years to completion. If you are a good credit risk, creditors will gladly add this on your loan, plus interest, that you can pay upon graduation.

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Penn State Researchers have found that 80% of students entering college admit they are not certain what they want to major in, even if they have declared one. The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that 50% of college students change their major at least once before graduation and some change several times. Just ask anyone who has graduated from college, no matter what age, if they changed their major and see what they say. “Do you know what you want to learn? Do you know what you want to major in? Really?”

Young people need to learn how to navigate their future and they need to have a game plan if they are going to get to a better place.  Nobody gets to a better place without a plan.”  Robert Gutierrez  AYE

Don’t be trapped on the Major Transition Merry-Go-Round. Find out who you are and what people like you prefer to major in before making that costly college choice.  This can help you avoid the college debt crisis.

The InnerSight Experience can Save You Time and Money!

 

Daniel Pink shares what you should consider when you are selecting a college major.

 

Christi  realizes she could have Saved Time and Money when selecting a major.

 

The InnerSight Experience provides valuable information that can help you select a college Major.  Natasha Mullins talks about how her experience  helps her work with youth.

Learn Who You Are and Make a Plan

Are You Trapped in Transition?

Life is a journey and that means personal transition. Transitions are a natural part of life until you are trapped or paralyzed by what to do next.

You may not realize the feeling you experience is really all about transition. You can easily find yourself facing some of the following transitions:

  • High School to College
  • College to Work
  • Job to Job
  • Hired to fired
  • Fired to hired
  • Laid off to Limbo
  • Single to Married
  • Married to Single
  • Young to Old
  • Average Weight to Overweight
  • Healthy to Sick
  • Work to retirement
  • Doing what you want to doing what someone else wants or needs you to do.
  • From happiness to dreary

When in transition we feel unexpected loss as we end one experience and move to a new one even if it is a life change, exciting new opportunity or a promotion. InnerSight puts you in touch with the part of you that is constant in every situation, your personal preferences and interests. When you have this powerful understanding you can chart a course through transition to those important next steps that will align with who you are and what you most prefer.

Transitions involve decisions or choices you must make. Sometimes you can only respond to choices others have made for you. You must always decide what is best for YOU!. Remember, you are the one and single constant in every choice you make.

When what you do is in alignment with who you are……
Satisfaction, Superior Performance and Happiness Occur!

 

Get InnerSight and Get On Track!

Be a Better Guide for your Child’s Academic Career

classroomParents who have a deeper understanding of their child’s preferences and interests are more effective guides who are more likely to encourage their children in the pursuit of their academic passions.

Students who possess a concise portrait of their preferences and inclinations will be able to provide educators with valuable input about their preferred courses, majors, internship opportunities and a myriad of other critical educational decisions. This awareness helps students tap into their special gifts and interests, opening the door to personal, social and academic success.

“It was very helpful to me in deciding what to go to school for.”
Lauren Simmons

Benefits of the InnerSight experience for education:

  • Reduction of unnecessary changes in major that often lead to increases in educational costs
  • Greater clarity of student’s career and life path choices with a best fit major
  • Common understanding, shared goals, and aligned expectations among students, parents, and educators
  • A passion for self-directed education and self-fulfillment
  • Increase the opportunity for timely degree completion

Be an Effective Guide in Your Childs Journey with InnerSight

Be Happier and More Successful in Your Career!

We often think of the search for career success as something that takes place entirely outside ourselves – by completing a big project, getting a promotion or finding a better job.

InnerSight understands that career success and satisfaction result from the internal process of aligning our daily activities with who we are as individuals. When what we do reflects our interests, preferences and gifts – when our work is an expression of some aspects of our true selves – we feel positive, empowered, passionate.

This is the call of the Knowledge age – to engage the whole person, rather than just our cognitive capacities.  As we cultivate these qualities, a job becomes an avocation. We collaborate rather than compete.  We co-create more than we lead or follow.  We are energized rather than exhausted.

These are the qualities that are in high demand in the Knowledge Age.  Our potential to experience them already exists within each of us.  To uncover them only requires that we open ourselves to a process of self-discovery, one in which we seek a deeper understanding of our preferences and interests and begin applying them in our professional lives.  As we do, we realize the aspects of our work from which we draw energy and satisfaction, and eventually, make professional development decisions that bring our work further into alignment with who we are.  In so doing, we uncover the power of the person — increasing our value as positive, enthusiastic, and effective employees in the Knowledge Age.

“It let me know or confirmed to me that what I would like to do is correct.”
Gaffney Participant

Benefits of the InnerSight experience in career development:

  • Clarity of career path
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • The capacity to apply personal preferences toward improving communication, listening and teamwork
  • Increased ability to articulate who you are, where you are going, and what you desire to be

 

Get InnerSight For Clarity!

Want Your Employees to Excel at their Work?

Imagine the benefit of knowing what motivates members of your team to excel at their work.  Consider the increased profitability derived from accurately matching the right employee with the right job.  InnerSight will allow your organization to look more closely at the skills, interests and talents of your employees and managers to help them align for optimal performance and superior productivity.

Hiring and training new employees represents one of the largest costs for organizations of all sizes.  While money will always be a contributing factor in retaining top talent, the Knowledge Age employee requires more than just adequate financial compensation.

Research shows that organizations that create a talent pipeline, effectively align their employees with tasks and responsibilities that are best suited to their individual preferences and interests, are the most successful in retaining top talent.

InnerSight assists organizations of all shapes and sizes by providing employees and managers with a better understanding of individual employee interests, preferences and talents.  Armed with this valuable information, employees can better identify their specific work preferences, and managers can align employees with job responsibilities that reflect their interests and talents.

“When you enjoy what you do, it’s no longer a job, it’s just paid time enjoying yourself.”
Rakeia Valentine

Benefits of the InnerSight experience in the workplace:

  • Enhanced employee job satisfaction
  • Increased employee retention
  • Positive employee morale
  • Increased productivity and greater profitability

If knowledge is power, then InnerSight is one of the most powerful experiences available for retaining top talent and ensuring the support and encouragement of effective, talented and truly passionate employees.

 

Things Employees Won’t Tell You

  • More than 2 million Americans are voluntarily leaving their jobs every month even in a climate of business uncertainty and an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.
  • The number of voluntary “quits” continues to grow and will not be decreasing anytime soon, (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • A full 74 percent of people today would  consider finding a new job says Harris Interactive.
  • Mercer‘s What’s Working study says 32 percent are actively looking.
  • The reasons for their unhappiness a recent study by Accenture reports:

They don’t like their boss (31%),
A lack of empowerment (31%),
Internal politics (35%) and
Lack of recognition (43%).

  • Many cite the desire to become their own boss. They want to run an enterprise their way. Deep in their hearts, they feel and know they will enjoy more satisfaction and fulfillment by establishing a healthier business culture says Alan Hall in Forbes.
  • Author Melissa L larena of Career Outcomes Matter cites the biggest reason for “quits” is that employees no longer trust corporations.

Respond to  the “I’m outta here!” challenge by  thoughtfully and sincerely establishing an employee-focused culture. Use the power of InnerSight to put your employees back in the process reducing turnover while increasing  employee performance and satisfaction.

Do your employees trust you or is your organization just another processor in their Life?

 

 

Top 10 Ways to Ensure Your Best People Will Quit

Mel Kleiman an expert in employment recruitment in a January 13,2014 post explores this provocative topic.

“Most reasons the most talented and productive people flee a given workplace can be avoided. Here are common mistakes, along with better alternatives.  Here are 10 ways to guarantee that your best people will quit:

10. Treat everyone equally. This may sound good, but your employees are not equal. Some are worth more, because they produce more results. The key is not to treat them equally; it is to treat them all fairly.

9. Tolerate mediocrity.   A-players don’t have to or want to play with a bunch of C-players.

8. Have dumb rules.  I did not say have no rules; I specified dumb rules. Great employees want to have guidelines and direction, but they don’t want to have rules that get in the way of doing their jobs or that conflict with the values the company says are important.

7. Don’t recognize outstanding performance and contributions.  Remember Psychology 101: Behavior you want repeated should be rewarded immediately.

6. Don’t have any fun at work.  Where’s the written rule that says work has to be serious? If you find it, rip it to shreds and stomp on it, because the notion that work cannot be fun is actually counterproductive. The workplace should be fun. Find ways to make work and/or the work environment more relaxed and fun, and you will have happy employees who look forward to coming to work each day.

5. Don’t keep your people informed.  You’ve got to communicate not only the good, but also the bad and the ugly. If you don’t tell them, the rumor mill will.

4. Micromanage.  Tell them what you want done and how you want it done. Don’t tell them why it needs to be done and why their job is important. Don’t ask for their input on how it could be done better.

3. Don’t develop an employee retention strategy.  Employee retention deserves your attention every day. Make a list of the people you don’t want to lose and, next to each name, write down what you are doing or will do to ensure that person stays engaged and on board.

2. Don’t do employee retention interviews.  Wait until a great employee is walking out the door instead and conduct an exit interview to see what you could have done differently so they would not have gone out looking for another job.

1. Make your onboarding program an exercise in tedium.  Employees are most impressionable during the first 60 days on the job. Every bit of information gathered during this time will either reinforce your new hire’s “buying decision” (to take the job) or lead to “Hire’s Remorse.”

The biggest cause of “Hire’s Remorse” is the dreaded employee orientation/training program. Most are poorly organized, inefficient, and boring. How can you expect excellence from your new hires if your orientation program is a sloppy amalgamation of tedious paperwork, boring policies and procedures, and hours of regulations and red tape?

To reinforce their buying decision, get key management involved on the first day and make sure your orientation delivers and reinforces these three messages repeatedly:

  • You were carefully chosen and we’re glad you’re here;
  • You’re now part of a great organization;
  • This is why your job is so important.”

When Employees Are In Alignment:

Satisfaction, Happiness and Superior Performance Occur

 

 

Let InnerSight Help Your Employees Align for Success!

 

 

 

 

 

Make better life decisions…

Three people around a computer monitor.Throughout our lives, decisions are made that impact the nature and quality of our future—where to attend college, what to study, what career to pursue. Yet, in the process of our educational and career development, we are seldom prompted to ask the fundamental questions: Who am I? What impact does the person that I am have on my personal and professional success?

InnerSight believes that success begins by putting the person in the process of educational, professional and organizational development. By helping individuals uncover a portrait of their personal preferences and interests, InnerSight encourages and guides them in choosing careers consistent with their interests. The Experience helps people understand how they prefer to take in information, make decisions, deal with the outer world, and focus their energy. Discovering who we are begins the process of making truly insightful and effective decisions about the present and the future.

“It was very helpful to me in deciding what to go to school for.”
Lauren Simmons

InnerSight recognizes that the journey to success begins with:

  1. A clear understanding of one’s personal preferences and interests
  2. The cultivation of valuable, personally selected skills and talents
  3. The development of systems and processes that encourage the thoughtful direction of talented individuals into roles and opportunities that unlock, nurture and profit from their interests and gifts

Find Success in the Knowledge Age

clappingIn the Industrial Age, success was achieved by building efficient systems that focused on brick, mortar and machine. As a society, we have moved beyond that era, where little consideration was given to the personal preferences or interests of the individual, into the Knowledge Age, where the success of an organization is predicated on the collective knowledge, passion, positive attitude and commitment of its members.
 

 

“I was given much more than I expected to receive, this program is a plus. This program enhanced my inner strength more and gave me confirmations on my clerical career.”
Gaffney Participant

InnerSight asserts that qualities like loyalty, enthusiasm and personal satisfaction emerge when we align what we do and how we do it with who we are. When we move beyond cognitive capacities, and bring an understanding of the whole person to bear on our career choices and in our organizations, we are positioned for success in the Knowledge Age.

Let InnerSight Help You Build a Future on Your Preferred  Qualities