“Doing super in my work now, thanks to you. Can’t even
believe it sometimes what a difference this all made to my life. I don’t feel
like a coward anymore and I trust myself like never before. You’re the best!”
Dean S St. Albert
Dean is a 21-year-old
single man apprenticing in the trades. He lives with his parents and would like
to buy a home on his own once he completes his journeyman certification. He
described himself as shy and nervous around authority figures.
having difficulty making his learning needs known at school and work. Deans
parents referred him with the hope that he would gain more confidence in
himself and be able to utilize the training he was enrolled in.
naturally introverted and grew up in an environment that had encouraged “going
along” to maintain family harmony. This innate preference coupled with
programming that discouraged “making waves” resulted in Dean lacking confidence
about his right or ability to ask for clarity, and/or additional instruction in
Dean also had
little understanding of how he learned best. He was falling behind and
beginning to receive disparaging remarks from co-workers and instructors. He
was beginning to think that he was not capable of pursing the trade he had a
deep interest in.
Dean was diligent
in following through with all assessment activities, field assignments, regularly
set time aside to listen to custom recordings and made good use of email and
telephone support when needed.
is more confident in getting his needs met, has a good understanding of how to
approach different personality types, and has been able to refine his goals in
a way that allows him to feel successful with the daily actions he is taking.
He has the respect of his co-workers, instructors, and family but this is
secondary to how he feels about his ability to reach his own potential.
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW NLP_M DCH
St. Albert Medical Centre