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From Executive Functioning to Career Thriving: Understanding Your Abilities and Finding Your Path

In this post, Highlands Consultant Beth D. Schoen, MSW, Founder of Executive Functioning Solutions, LLC, explores the crucial link between executive functioning and career assessments, highlighting how understanding your natural abilities and style can lead to more fulfilling and aligned career choices. Beth offers specialized executive functioning coaching to individuals seeking to enhance their organizational skills and productivity.

Helping clients streamline their work life is a highlight of my job. Whether it’s Asana, Motion, or any tool in between, my clients have their favorites to keep their professional lives on track. My role? I believe there’s an ideal tool for everyone, and it’s my job to help you find that perfect fit and ensure you give your chosen tool a real chance to improve your task and time management.

But here’s a twist: what if you’re feeling burnt out by your career? Or sense a misalignment with your current role? These questions nudged me towards a new pathway: the importance of aligning one’s inherent abilities with their career path. This curiosity led me to become a certified Highlands Consultant. The Highlands Ability Battery focuses on objectively measuring your personal style and abilities, rather than how you feel about your skills. This objective insight serves as a guiding light for your professional journey.

You might be scratching your head, wondering, “How do career assessments fit into executive functioning coaching?” Here’s the connection: By gaining detailed insights into your abilities through the Highlands, we can uncover career options that not only suit you but also energize and fulfill you. An essential lesson from my certification is that careers not aligned with your natural abilities and style require additional time, energy, and effort to master. While every career demands these resources, choosing a path that matches your innate profile ensures you’re using them efficiently, leading to a sustainable and fulfilling career. The goal is to make informed decisions, armed with a clear understanding of your unique profile.

In sharing my journey, I encourage you to view your career path through the lens of your innate abilities and personal style. It’s about building a professional life that not only meets your immediate goals but also deeply resonates with who you are.

Executive Functioning Coaching and Career Assessments complement each other beautifully, allowing you to focus on completing the tasks at hand in your professional life while also keeping an eye on the bigger picture of your career as a whole and your satisfaction.

Meet Beth Schoen

Executive Functioning Coach

Beth is an executive functioning coach specializing in helping her clients achieve their maximum potential. She has worked with a wide array of clients including children, adolescents, adults, and parents and brings more than 25 years of rich experience to her coaching practice. Beth specializes in supporting individuals with ASD, ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, intellectual disabilities, and diverse learning differences.

Beth’s approach is tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. Her expertise shines in how she guides clients to develop the executive functioning skills they need to navigate life transitions, and achieve their professional and personal goals.

Beth’s track record in assisting clients to overcome executive dysfunction is marked by her empathy and deep understanding of the challenges and barriers clients face. Skilled at helping people explore the nuanced steps that lead to goal realization, Beth’s compassion and enthusiastic support prove motivating and pivotal in the journey to realize personal and professional fulfillment.

Highlands Consultant Beth D. Schoen, MSW is Founder of Executive Functioning Solutions LLC.

“The educational foundation of my coaching practice is my Master of Social Work from NYU, enriched with additional mindfulness modules. This blend has crafted a unique coaching style that intertwines practical skill-building with mindfulness, offering a holistic approach to empower my clients to achieve their goals with understanding and ease.

Let’s work together to optimize your abilities and achieve your goals. Connect with me at .”


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