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Strengths and Assets Shopping List

Use this list to help you identify strengths and assets as you reflect on your story. This list is referenced in the Your Story CareerCycles Handout.

Strengths are skills and knowledge you want to use. As Assets, these may be learned behaviors and additional skills you possess, though you don’t want to use as much.

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Strengths and Assets Shopping List

Use this list to help you identify strengths and assets as you reflect on your story. This list is referenced in the Your Story CareerCycles Handout.

Strengths are skills and knowledge you want to use. As Assets, these may be learned behaviors and additional skills you possess, though you don’t want to use as much.


1. Advise

2. Analyse

3. Athletic ability

4. Budget

5. Calculate

6. Classify

7. Counsel / coach

8. Compose

9. Computer applications

10. Computer networking

11. Computer programming

12. Coordinate

13. Cultivate or grow

14. Delegate

15. Design

16. Develop programs

17. Draft

18. Draw or paint

19. Edit

20. Enforce

21. Estimate / appraise

22. Evaluate

23. Examine

24. Exhibit

25. Financial ability

26. Generate ideas

27. Influence or persuade

28. Inspect

29. Interpersonal

30. Interpret

31. Interview

32. Investigate

33. Lab techniques

34. Lead and manage

35. Listen

36. Make decisions

37. Market / business development

38. Measure

39. Monitor

40. Motivate

41. Multitask

42. Multilingual / language skills

43. Negotiate

44. Network

45. Observe

46. Operate machinery

47. Organize and plan

48. Perform

1. Advise
2. Analyse
3. Athletic ability
4. Budget
5. Calculate
6. Classify
7. Counsel / coach
8. Compose
9. Computer applications
10. Computer networking
11. Computer programming
12. Coordinate
13. Cultivate or grow
14. Delegate
15. Design
16. Develop programs
17. Draft
18. Draw or paint
19. Edit
20. Enforce
21. Estimate / appraise
22. Evaluate
23. Examine
24. Exhibit
25. Financial ability
26. Generate ideas
27. Influence or persuade
28. Inspect
29. Interpersonal
30. Interpret
31. Interview
32. Investigate
33. Lab techniques
34. Lead and manage
35. Listen
36. Make decisions
37. Market / business development
38. Measure
39. Monitor
40. Motivate
41. Multitask
42. Multilingual / language skills
43. Negotiate
44. Network
45. Observe
46. Operate machinery
47. Organize and plan
48. Perform
49. Prepare food
50. Present / public speaking
51. Project management
52. Promote or sell
53. Record
54. Research
55. Schedule
56. Serve / customer service
57. Solve problems
58. Strategic thinking
59. Supervise
60. Survey
61. Teach / train
62. Teamwork / work with others
63. Test
64. Translate
65. Treat / nurse
66. Work with hands
67. Write
68.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

The Beauty of a Career Crisis

Aug
05
our mission is to be at the leading edge of the evolution of “career,” helping people fully express who they are and how they want to be in the world. our vision is enriching the career well-being of humanity. our promise is to help you make career and life choices aligned with what really matters to you.
The beauty of a career crisis

If you had a million dollars then you’d be free to do what you want to do. Right?

Maybe not! With a million dollars you could have a lot of things but you still may not know what to do. When you really know and appreciate who you are, you will know what you want to do, even with a hundred dollars.

Who you are matters!

Our main task in this life is to be aware of who we are, how good we are, the good things we’ve created, what our potential is, and to understand these things, admire them, and be proud of them. Other people sometimes admire us, tell us how good we are, what our potential is, how good we look in those pair of pants. Our task in life is to do this for ourselves.

When we know ourselves, and appreciate ourselves, then we will understand our wishes and how to wish. Until then, we don’t know how to wish—we wish for things rather than things we want to do.

When you understand, really understand, that who you are matters, you will begin to wish for things you want to do.

Become empowered in your career & life choices.

You’ll feel confident, excited and free to make great career and life choices, by accessing a structured process to understand yourself, effective tools to guide you, and experienced professionals to accompany you.

A career crisis is beautiful. It marks the start of a new and good and fun journey. Fly over walls and cliffs. See a new horizon. Arrive at your own frontier.

Copyright 2007 Mabel Ferreira, Mark Franklin, Julie Cachia

See, I think we have to ask ourselves – and this is corny in a way – what are we doing here? And I’ve become convinced, after a lifetime of asking that question, that we are here to enlarge our souls, light up our brains, and liberate our spirits.

Tom Robbins

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.

Lucinda Bassett

You’ll gain lasting job security as you become self-reliant, creatively resourceful, and realize that you have unique gifts to offer.

Barbara Sher

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

How to Choose a Career Counselor

Aug
05

February 20, 2007
What’s the Best Way to Pick A Career Counselor or Coach?
By Perri Capell
Question: How should a job hunter find an executive coach or career counselor? Quality people are hard to find, and a career path is too important to be put in the wrong hands.
Answer: The process of finding a career coach or counselor is the same as that for finding any other professional, such as a dentist or personal trainer. Consider what you need or hope to accomplish and then do research to locate someone who’s qualified to address your issues. Continue reading

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Job Moves; Nov. 2008; Globe and Mail

Nov
07

A whole new me: Career reinvention

In a swooning economy, more people may rethink the career path they’ve been on to move in a completely different direction

MARJO JOHNE Special to The Globe and Mail

November 5, 2008

Four years ago, in the midst of a conversation with the office accountant, Peter Zednik had an epiphany.
“I thought, ‘I want to do what you do. I want to be an accountant.’ ”
It was quite a leap: Mr. Zednik had spent the previous 30 years building a career in the theatre, with stints as an actor, music director and award-winning playwright. At the time of his conversation with the accountant, Mr. Zednik was 47 and general manager of a Vancouver theatre company.
Could he really make the jump from the world of stages to the world of balance sheets?

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by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

You can be your own best reference

Sep
07

You can be your own best reference

Hang on to those words of praise in thank you cards and way-to-go notes: Creating a ‘star file’ off
ers proof of just how good you are

RANDI CHAPNIK MYERS
Special to The Globe and Mail

September 3, 2008

Shortly after Pamela Preston was hired as a financial adviser for Bank of Nova Scotia in 2002, she landed her first big account – and returned to her desk in Toronto to a gushing voice mail from her district manager.
“The message was loud and clear: recognizing my success, thanking me and encouraging similar behaviour in the future,” Ms. Preston recalls.
She was so buoyed by that feel-good message that she saved it, replaying it over the next six months whenever she needed a boost.

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by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

What do you want me to be when I grow up?

Aug
07

Published August 2008

Parental and social pressures on adolescent career choices “My son used to have his own hopes and aspirations. Now he has mine. Thanks, Obay!” – From the makers of WhyBecauseISaySo In a two-part series of advertising features contracted by Colleges Ontario, […]

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by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Retreat spins new job paths

Jun
07

Lorena Harito for Metro Toronto

WORKOLOGY- Published June 6, 2006

Mark Franklin runs CareerCyles, a career renewal retreat.
Wouldn’t it be fun to bike, hike, counsel others, and get paid for it? For Mark Franklin, his work is just that. Franklin leads CareerCycles, a three-day career renewal retreat that gets people away from the regular day-to-day routine and allows them to reflect on their career paths.

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by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Sun Media – CareerCycles

Jun
07

June 16, 2006

By Chad Huculak

Feeling burned out at work? Not quite sure where you want to be in your career? You are not alone. Often we get so caught up in our lives that we never take a step back and try to comprehend where we are and where we’re going in our careers.
CareerCycles is a unique chance to take that time to reflect and enjoy the soothing outdoors at the same time. Mark Franklin came across the idea of combining bicycle trips with career counselling on a B.C. ferry back in 2001.
“I just changed careers from engineering for 10 years to counselling,” Franklin says.

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by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Write and cycle in Cuba

Dec
24

Friday, December 24, 2004

Ottawa Citizen

Toronto travel leader Mark Franklin has teamed up with travel writer Julia Steinecke to offer a new, two-track way to experience Cuba. A new trip they’re calling “Cuba in Parallel” combines Franklin’s off-the-beaten-path recreational cycling and walking with Steinecke’s “Cuba Creative” writing workshop.

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by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

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