"There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job!"
- George W. Crane
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”
- Alvin Toffler
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
To build a sustainable Career in the 21st Century, no matter the job or occupation, individuals need not only academic, technical, and professional knowledge, but also a broad set of personal success competencies. These are the capabilities that enable us to deal with the challenges, relationships, transitions, and social systems that make up working life.
The World Economic Forum reports that the 4th Industrial Revolution will cause 7 million job losses by 2020 – mostly admin and office jobs due to automation. Technological advances will however also create 2 million new jobs in the fields of mathematics, computer science, architecture and engineering.
"To become future proof, we therefore need to proactively develop vital 21st Century Competencies."
Why have 21st century competencies become such a focus for educators, parents, employers and policy makers? The world has changed, and the educational experience hasn't kept pace with the demands in a competitive, knowledge-based, technology-driven society. Young Adults (age +/- 18-35) emerge from primarily theory based qualifications and are expected to navigate the ever-changing world of work without having all of the relevant personal success competencies. They need to hit the ground running, be Flexible, take Initiative, lead when necessary, and produce New products and value added Services that may not even exist yet. They must be able to Communicate clearly in a variety of media, Collaborate in diverse teams, make sense of a surge of available Information, master progressive Technologies and find Creative solutions to real-world problems.
Ensuring that the next generation develops these 21st Century Competencies is a pressing international concern and extensive research
has been done to identify which personal success competencies are required for meeting 21st Century challenges.
Through individual coaching and small group workshops we provide Personal Growth
and Career Development interventions aligned to 21st Century workplace challenges and opportunities.
Our Masterclass Workshop Series equips young adults (age +/- 18-35) with vital 21st Century Competencies to enhance employability and improve Career readiness for the modern workplace.Read More
Through targeted business consulting we support SMEs to integrate new entrants, graduates, entrepreneurs, first time supervisors and recently promoted managers into the 21st Century world of work.Read More
Through individual and team coaching we guide you to navigate your Career Web amidst workplace turbulence and Career transition events.Read More
Our Longevity & Retirement preparation workshop (with optional individual coaching) offers a sounding board as well as tips, tools and techniques to prepare you for this exciting phase of your life.Read More