Consultant Profile

Mike Barber

Mike Barber

Company/Organization: Embark
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas 76109 USA
Phone: (817) 889-3756
Clients Served: Students, Adults, Leaders

Focus

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An informed college or career choice should honor a person’s interests, values, personality, abilities, skills and goals together, but few of us are this self-aware without being intentional. The Highlands Ability Battery is a perfect foundation to understand your uniqueness, since your natural abilities do not change – ever! Then, when you blend in interests, skills, etc., not to mention feedback from those closest to you, you form a vision of a successful and enjoyable path. This holistic approach is insightful and inspires confidence.

Experience

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I started Embark after experiencing the consequences of an ill-informed college and career path. Though I established a “successful” career, I was always conflicted on the inside. Now I understand why.

My natural wiring is simply not suited to a sales and management role. I secretly gravitated to the theoretical and research-oriented aspects of my job and agonized through the rest, particularly surface-level conversation, quick decision making, confrontation, and high pressure. Eventually, the toll of doing something unnatural each day caught up with me.

Embark exists to make the complex more simple for young people looking at college / degree options or career paths and also adults who are in transition or just “stuck.”

Education and Certifications

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Highlands Certified Consultant (2019)
Townsend Leadership Program (2018)
Texas Christian University – BBA in Finance (1996)