My Career Design Studio

Finding your life’s work should not be your life’s work! Yet globally, over 75% of those employed are disengaged, checked out, and counting the hours to the end of their shift. This is a complete waste of potential and there is another way. Although there are a lot of inspirational quotes about following your bliss or loving what you do, how do you figure out what your bliss is or how to follow it?

The simple answer is through self-awareness. Once you are clear about your strengths, your values, your goals, your preferences, your vision, and the contribution you want to make, then you have the pieces to a meaningful career. Once you’ve identified those pieces, you can start arranging them, creating a design of a beautiful career mosaic that you can build out, step by step.

Unfortunately, the simple answer is not always the easiest one to take. Self-awareness is challenging, confusing, and sometimes lonely. We may have to face that the decisions we’ve made have been based on someone else’s expectations of us or how society measures success rather that how we do. For some people, self-examination simply goes against their grain. Yet if you want to do work that you love and live a life that is rich and meaningful to you, you’ll need to take some difficult steps.

Fortunately, you don’t have to do this alone!

What is My Career Design Studio?

My Career Design Studio is your online space to take these steps and design the career and life you want. Step-by-step, you’ll examine the different pieces that are important to you and define who you are. Like a mosaic artist, you’ll then get a chance to arrange these pieces, choose the ones that are most important, play around with different potential futures, and once you have a career design that is exciting to you, you’ll be guided in how you can manifest this design.

But that’s not all! Any good design studio provides an assistant, someone to keep you on task.

My Career Design Studio gives you tasks to complete and you can assign a due date and reminder date.

In addition, all artists (and most people) have critics, those voices that whisper doubts and fears about any new endeavors. My Career Design Studio has ways to work with your Art Critic with activities and strategies for dealing with yours.

And finally, you’ll be creating an actually work of art while you’re designing your career. With each activity you complete, you’ll earn mosaic tiles for a design that will slowly reveal itself throughout your work. You’ll need to finish every activity to see the final message!

What Will I Get Out of Working with My Career Design Studio?

By completing all the activities offered in My Career Design Studio, you’ll know your strengths, values, interests, preferences, and future goals. You’ll be given instructions on how to:

Come up with career ideas if you don’t know what you want to do

Narrow things down if you have too many interests

Research your different options

Use effective strategies to build your community (aka “networking”)

Explore organizations to see if they are a good fit

Create a draft for a powerful resume

Use LinkedIn more effectively

Create an effective job search strategy

Prepare for an interview

Learn how to negotiate your salary and benefits

The activities and guidance included in  My Career Design Studio can take you all the way through the career development process and beyond. Once you’ve landed either your ideal job or your “stepping stone” job to move you in the right direction, there are additional activities to create annual and quarterly goals, track your accomplishments, and store documents to keep your career-related information all in one place. This will support your career progression, whether that’s making adjustments in your current career path, finding your next stepping stone job, or justifying your promotion to your supervisor.

Does this seem daunting? Well, My Career Design Studio is based on the latest motivational, positive psychology, and neuroscience research to make sure that you have the tools to overcome obstacles and stay engaged. Not only that, but you have 7 days to see if My Career Design Studio is the right program for you. Check out the demo below, then click on the “Get Started” button to create your account. No credit card needed! Start designing your career today!

Is My Career Design Studio for Me?

There is no one strategy that works for everyone and despite what you may have heard, one size does not fit all! The assessment below can give you insights into whether My Career Design Studio will work for you.

Additional questions to ask yourself are:

How committed are you to finding work that brings you joy and meaning?

The reason so many people are disengaged at work is because the process of finding work you love requires patience and persistence. In the short run, it is often easier just to accept the first job offer you get. Are you ready to chart your own course or are you hoping that the answer will be handed to you?

Are you willing to set aside time to work on your career design?

To design your career, you’ll need to carve out the space to sit down and work! Although Career Design Studio is an engaging and user-friendly process, you’ll need time and energy to work on it.

Are you comfortable with online software?

Online programs aren’t for everyone, which is why the free 7-day trial can help you see if this program’s for you.


Are you ready to try it out?

Getting Started with My Career Design Studio

Are you ready to design your career and your life? Click on the “Design My Career” button below to activate your free 7-day trial. Once you create an account, My Career Design Studio will give you a short walk-through, and you can get started with your first activity.

Schedule a consultation to find out the best way for you

Do you want to talk with someone to see if My Career Design Studio is right for you or if you would be better off working either with a group or one-on-one with a career consultant? You can schedule time with Dr. Ronda Ansted, creator of My Career Design Studio and career consultant through Be the Change Career Consulting.

Getting More information About Career Design Studio

Do you have enough information to try My Career Design Studio? Click on the “Design My Career” button below to activate your free 7-day trial. Once you create an account, My Career Design Studio will provide a short walk-through, and you can get started with your first activity.

My Career Design Studio Scholarship

My personal mission is for everyone on this planet to know what kind of work is a perfect fit for them and to have a strategy to get that kind of work. This is why I created My Career Design Studio. As a career consultant, I can only reach so many people. In addition, not everyone has the resources to work one-on-one with a professional. So, My Career Design Studio serves to fit that need by providing a cost-effective program with research-based best practices for career development. The content in My Career Design Studio is the same content that I give my one-on-one clients, structured in a way to keep you career designers engaged and motivated right through til the end.

Even though My Career Design Studio is priced at only $19.95/month, my work fighting poverty both in my home country of the United States and around the world has demonstrated to me that even $19.95/month can be too much for some families. I am actively looking for partners who can provide this program to under-resourced communities but have developed a scholarship program to address this gap in the meantime. If you have the means, please consider adding a small amount to your monthly subscription to support someone who is looking for a way out of poverty, doing work that they love.

If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, first sign up for the 7-day free trial and complete the Raw Materials section (or as much as you can) before you fill out the form below. You’ll be placed on a waiting list until funds are available. Please sign up only if you cannot afford the subscription fee and if you are committed to completing the program. By starting with the free trial, you’ll know if My Career Design Studio is the right program for you and you will have demonstrated your commitment to us.You’ll then receive a 3 month scholarship with the expectations that you’ll complete at least 3 activities a month. If you’ve completed the program by the end of the 3 month scholarship, you’ll then be eligible for a free session with me to address any obstacles that remain in implementing your job search strategy.

Here’s to designing work we love!

Best,

Ronda Ansted, DMgt, MSW

Founder, My Career Design Studio and Be the Change Career Consulting

My Career Design Studio Scholarship Application

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