Lost & Found

An Adult’s Guide to Empowering Teens to Make Their Best Career Decision

A practical and inspiring guide chalk full of insightful and useful tips and guidance regarding what and how to talk to your teen or teens about careers.

Praise

As an author and success coach, I see teens struggling to make career decisions and parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, youth leaders and guidance counsellors looking for practical tips to assist their teens. Lost & Found: An Adult’s Guide to Empowering Teens to Make Their Best Career Decision, provides valuable tools to connect the dots to making a successful career decision.

Jack Canfield

Coauthor of the New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®

 

 If you have kids in their teens – this book is a must read! With Sarah-Jane’s clear guidance and expertise, you will be well equipped to successfully navigate the difficult path of “what do I want to be when I grow up?” right along with your teen. From how to approach conversations, to figuring out where their passion lies, to overall coaching; this guide covers it all in a way that is helpful without being overwhelming! You won’t regret the time spent setting up for career success with this guide and your teen! Kristi Fishpool, Stepmother of 2 & Customer Service Manager 

Kristi Fishpool

Stepmother of 2 & Customer Service Manager

“With over 30 years teaching and developing career counsellors, I am so pleased to see a book written by a Career Professional for parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, guidance counsellors, and youth leaders. Sarah-Jane’s book, Lost & Found· An Adult’s Guide to Empowering Teens to Make Their Best Career Decision, provides information and resources to assist the key individuals teens turn to for career guidance. An added benefit to many of those adults helping their teens to create their futures, is the adults may find themselves reassessing or reflecting on their own career journeys!”

Gillian Johnston

Director Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario and Retired Professor, Career Development Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program, George Brown College

 As parents we can get stuck in “this, then that” thinking for steps our children take. We all worry about what direction they will move through when it comes to building their futures. Lost & Found reminds us there are many more options then what is often sequentially obvious. 

Bre LeFeuvre

Mother of 4 & Youth Counsellor

Sarah-Jane does a fabulous job bringing awareness to teens and their parents/guardians/ teachers/etc. about navigating career options. She does this in a way that helps adults delve into their own beliefs and misconceptions while then providing the prompts for guiding them through conversations with teens that lead to meaningful conversations. 

Lee-Anne Geseron

Mother in a blended family of 5 children & Owner, Geseron Employment Consulting Inc.

Sarah-Jane’s guidance and strategies in this book will ensure that you and your young person find the right fit for their future. Spending time at the front end of the career search, using Sarah-Jane’s methods, will give life to their passions! 

Nanci MacDonald

Grandmother & Human Resources Business Partner

Lost & Found provided me with insightful and practical skills to empower my children when making career choices. It helped me consider and explore different paths to different careers; while providing me with different methods on how to guide my children when making career choices. 

Anna Cobar-Clark

Mother of 2 & Dietary Aide

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Book Overview

A practical and inspiring guide chalk full of insightful and useful tips and guidance regarding what and how to talk to your teen or teens about careers.

Inside Sarah-Jane VandenBerg’s Lost & Found: An Adult’s Guide to Empowering Teens to Make Their Best Career Decision you will learn what formulas, short-cuts, mindsets, and components are required for teens to be successful in today’s work world and how to discuss those concepts with your teen. Based on 30+ years of career counselling, this book expands your understanding of careers and options for your teen so that you can feel confident, equipped, grounded and reassured with your teen’s career decision. This book will empower your teen to make their best career decision.

These Tips And Insights Are Not For Everyone

These tips, tools, insights and resources may require you to let go of some out-dated ideas about work and embrace positive beliefs about the future. You truly want to provide useful information to your teen or teens and encourage them to thrive.

Sarah-Jane’s tips and insights will appeal to you if you want:

To breathe easy and feel relief about your teen’s next step.

To be reassured and feel ok about your teen’s next step.

To obtain results and have a sense that your teen actually has developed a plan regarding their next step.

About the Author

Sarah-Jane VandenBerg is a Career Coach, Team Builder and Speaker with a mission to bring honesty, truth and joy to the world of careers. Her strengths of knowledge, seeing possibilities, considering practicalities and being intrigued by the unique qualities of individuals lead others to have a fun, enlightening and effective experience with determining career plans. Besides her over 30 years of professional experience, Sarah-Jane is the proud mother of two adult children, so she knows first-hand, the challenges young people face in making career decisions and the challenges adults have in providing effective and inspiring guidance. Sarah-Jane is known for my humorous, passionate and realistic approach in sharing my knowledge and wisdom. her belief that everyone is unique and valuable and deserving of joy at work leads to individuals experiencing clarity to thrive in their world of work.

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