When making decisions about our children´s education and future, the natural impulse is to look around us and ask ourselves: What are the market opportunities? What does our entourage advise? How are our friends and relatives guiding their children? It is surprising how little time we spend thinking about who our child really is, and where his or her true strengths and weaknesses lie.
This is normal. We want to ensure that our child grows in a safe and stable environment, where we have “guarantees” that he or she will be able to provide for himself and live comfortably as an adult. But, what many parents do not understand is that, unconsciously, they are setting their child up for failure and frustration in referring to these questions as guiding forces in their child´s life.
A career path that is based on external stimuli not only does not take into consideration our true talents, but it often requires other talents that we may not possess. A well-designed career path will always take into account our internal stimuli- meaning our unique personality, motivations, interests and intelligences. These are the factors that will set us up to succeed, as they will be consistent with who we really are, and what we can offer to a given professional field.
This is why, at True Horizon, we have designed a service to guide students to their true vocation according to their unique talents. We offer a 5 step service that starts with the analysis of the student´s skillset and the establishment of longterm goals and continues by designing an academic and professional pathway towards those goals.
After having guided more than one thousand students from junior high to Oxford, RADA, Columbia, LSE, MIT, NYU or St. Martin´s (among many others), I can say the only formula for success is understanding who the student really is and designing a tailored pathway adapted to his or her unique talents.