Blair Hollis M.A., GCDF BCCC
10 Burton Hills Blvd., Fourth Floor
We are all born with talented minds. However, over 63% of individuals in this country are disengaged from their work creating discontent (Forbes, 2013). Using our Hope-Focused counseling model we guide individuals through their stress to bridge this disconnect.
We yearn to discover two basic things about ourselves:
(1) What each person requires is a subjective validation of “why” a career path has meaning and (2) an objective assessment of “how” their inborn abilities may support them in that journey. Together, the confluence of these allows for a reconstructive process to ensue, developing a career vision and sense of purpose that inspires the motivation to take ownership of a new pathway in life.
As individuals, we all long for an understanding of “what” we are naturally good at, “how” we may deploy our gifts in a way that expresses our uniqueness, and allows for impacting the lives of others. Engaging in a process of self-reflection leads to self-clarity, enhances self-esteem and promotes self-efficacy, all of which elevates levels of hope. Importantly, clarity reveals “how” these may be manifest in a purpose-driven life. Formatively, this elevates a sense of hope, changes “what” we think (attitude), and directly influences “how” we feel about ourselves (emotions), and “how” we will adapt to turning points in life (behavior).
Our mission is to work with individuals in the discovery of “what” makes them exceptional. This process empowers them to confidently express their individuality in the world of work. We want them to discover “who” they are, “why” their interests reflect themselves, and “how” their inherent abilities will support them in the vocation they envision. It is about framing a new attitudinal approach to living that is abundant and fulfilling. Ultimately, what individuals hope for is an avocation that feels less like work and more like “what” they are called to do in this life.
Education and Certifications:
Blair Hollis M.A. GCDF BCCC holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion; a Master of Arts degree in Counseling; a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University; Post Graduate Certificates in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Depression as well as Addictions and Recovery.
Training and Certifications
His Counseling and Career Development practice in Nashville has been serving the needs of others for 12 years. He is a Board Christian Certified Counselor (BCCC), certified and licensed by the Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). His counselor training and supervision in Narrative Therapy was under Dr. Mark Savickas; training and supervision in career counseling as a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) was under Dr. Rebecca Dedmond, a professional career counseling credential cofired by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and cofired as Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) by the CCE. Additionally, he is trained and certified to administer a variety of psychological type “B” assessments such as the Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) by Dr. Stiles of the Highlands Company; the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®), the California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI®), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) I & II, and the Strong Interest Inventory® (SII), by Consulting Psychologists Press (CPP).