Careers are personal and professional journeys – life journeys. We acknowledge the power of work in our lives. A New Way to Think About Work translates workers needs into business strategies for greater engagement, health, diversity and respect.
What is Career Consciousness?
Established in 1996 as a minority and women owned enterprise, Career Consciousness is both a philosophy and a consulting firm. We believe that work can be a source of positive energy, satisfaction and success for individuals and employers. Career Consciousness’ career development, leadership training and workforce development consulting services are devoted to helping organizations maximize the human potential within their workforce. Our work begins and ends with a focus on self whether you are a top executive, supervisor, worker or new entrant – the work begins inside and then outside. Our core premise is that work is a relationship that either gives or takes energy. Understanding this makes a difference in how we manage ourselves and the practices of organizations.
We also work with individuals on a private basis helping them learn about themselves in order to navigate various work situations with increased self-awareness, confidence and personal accountability. Our innovative coaching and training model is called A New Way to Think About Work®. It was developed by our founder and CEO, Dr. Helen Richardson, PCC.
Workforce Engagement & Empowerment
Our coaching and training model A New Way to Think About Work® is a Human Resource Development process for a renewed sense of engagement, purpose and work-life balance. The Model provides structure for increased self-awareness, reflection and choices to resolve day-to-day work challenges. It can also be used in hiring, retention and professional development. The results are a more positive work culture with higher levels of accountability, clarity and focus. Workplaces are transformed into opportunities for individuals to grow as people and as professionals.
Each element of the Model is interdependent with the others. All elements give or take away positive energy.
Professional Speaking by Dr. Helen Richardson
Dr. Helen Richardson is founder and CEO of Career Consciousness. Helen has over 25 years of experiences in human resource management, career and executive coaching, employee, leadership, and workforce development. Her areas of expertise include:
What People Are Saying
I was hopeless and frustrated with the current working environment. In the supervisory training, I learned “A New Way to Think About Work” that is much healthier. I even carried this over to my personal life. I feel empowered and a sense of relief. I realize that change truly does begin with me.
Career Consciousness facilitated a strategic retreat using A New Way to Think About Work for my staff and I. We experienced immediate changes in how we showed up as individuals as well as teammates. Personal and group accountability has improved, each staff member demonstrates leadership in their role, and innovation is a part of how we work. I now feel confident in the performance of the staff and our work and see the many ways in which we will continue to grow.
Starting out I wasn’t sure how everything would pan out. Personality, characteristics, multiple intelligences, I don’t have any of that. Dr. Helen showed me that I was wrong. I was very wrong. I learned that in order to feel happy and complete, all I needed was to dig deep and focus. Find Your Wings was a great experience and it truly helped me grow and see how far I can take my potential.
Find Your Wings®
Find Your Wings® is our adaption of A New Way to Think About Work® for youth and those new to the world of work. It is both a character building and career development model. Find Your Wings also serves as our major work readiness program for workforce development.
Our innovative approaches, help organizations make the shift to an environment that is: deliberately developmental, less stressful, more adaptable, positive, and culturally sensitive. These are essential changes for the recognition and satisfaction of needs of diverse cultures and multiple generations in the workplace.
Start On Your Path to Empowerment
Career Consciousness strengthens the connection between personal awareness and organizational success through their training, coaching, and consulting services.
Some of our customized solutions address the following:
We transform workplaces into new opportunities to grow and learn as a person, and as a professional.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of the programs that we offer, please feel free to reach out to us as we would love to hear from you!