In May 2015, Letoyia Brooks started work as a claims manager for an international insurance company and says that since then her life is at a “10,” mostly because her new position is a “perfect fit.”
Not everyone is fortunate enough to truly love their jobs. Letoyia was once dissatisfied with work, too.
“I no longer have that dread I would sometimes feel when I was on my way to work,” she explained. “I am completely grateful to Debby and the HAB for helping me get here.”
Letoyia is referring to Debby Stone of Novateur Partners, a Highlands Certified Consultant in Georgia who worked with Letoyia as a career coach in early 2015.
“I was at a crossroads and wasn’t sure if I should pursue partnership track at the law firm I was working at or go another direction,” she said.
She said she wasn’t “miserable” in her position, but when Debby asked her to rate her happiness on a scale of 1 to 10, Letoyia gave it a 7.
“Debby helped me realize that I was living with a ‘C’ grade at work. I wanted to do better than average.”
The First Step Toward Career Happiness
Their coaching work together started with the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB), which Letoyia said, “gave me a language around what I already knew about myself.
“For instance, I appreciate doctors and am glad we have them, but I am not meant to be one!” she laughed as she recalled her HAB results.
Like many HAB clients, she felt frustrated by some of the HAB worksamples, but getting to see her strengths made it all worth it.
“It’s scary how right on the money my HAB scores were. My results re-affirmed that my natural inclinations are to have great focus and to lead.
“Looking back at my time in school, I can see that I’m drawn to leadership roles. If I joined a club, I became the leader. I’m a natural manager now, too. I love when I can harness a team and use their abilities and strengths and bring forth a project.”
Tying in The Whole Person Model
Following the HAB, Letoyia and Debby continued to focus on Letoyia’s career happiness, which included time for self-reflection and exploring dream jobs. (Basically to look at life holistically, which is one way of describing the Highlands Whole Person Model.)
“I laid it all out. I wanted a more balanced life, interesting work, and to have a sabbatical. Then, as chance would have it, I got an email from a recruiter about a position that provided all of these things.”
Letoyia got that position thanks to the recruiter and has been with the company ever since. She explained that the new role allows her to work with a team of people to achieve a resolution, which ties together her natural abilities, interests, and skills for that “perfect 10” at work.
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