Laura Hofmann is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. She holds a Masters of Education in Counseling & Guidance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo . Her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology was conferred by University of California, Berkeley . Her career in education and guidance spans over ten years, more than half spent exclusively in adult and youth employment services at: UC Berkeley, Ohlone Community College, City of Santa Maria, CA, and FederalWorkforce Investment Act program (WIA), in conjunction with Regional Workforce Development boards. She has successfully worked with clients of all ages, educational levels, and industries; conducting hundreds of individual and group based sessions and workshops both public and private. She administers and interprets Meyers-Briggs, Strong, O*Net, and Choices career assessments. Her recent projects include presenting at the San Diego State University Women's Conference, creating and leading a Career Relaunch Workshop series for mothers and teaching Career Exploration courses at the Community College level.
Laura employs an eclectic assortment of solution-based , cognitive-behavioral , Socratic , experiential ,and client-centered counseling methods. She borrows from classical and mainstream counseling techniques as well as more alternative approaches that incorporate concepts such as mindfulness and intuition. Her work is grounded in strengths-based positive psychology . She is constantly updating her skills by attending professional development events and staying current with the latest news and research concerning labor market,economic trends,technology and developments in the counseling profession.
“At the heart of my work is the belief that we are all lifelong learners. The more comfortable we are with the idea that we will never know all there is to know…the more we can move past fear, doubt, insecurity, and self imposed barriers to really grow personally and professionally. I believe that we generate positive action in our lives by becoming more aware of our perceptions and decision-making processes, and choosing to make a habit out of new behaviors.”
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Taught by a Master's level, Nationally Certified Career Counselor educated at California's top-tier universities, with over 10 years of experience successfully serving individuals, colleges and universities, and public organizations.
This self paced Career Re-Launch Series is for Moms, or Moms-to-be who are planning ahead professionally, making a career change, or re-launching a career after time out of the workforce. It is a great fit whether you plan to work full time or part time, in or out of the home, or even if you are planning to start your own business.
The goal of this course is to give you the tools, support, and confidence you need to achieve your career goals. As a woman and a mother, you and your family will face unique challenges in the workforce, and throughout this course I address these issues while guiding you through the entire career development process.
All topics are customized to address the needs of moms and we'll be covering every aspect of Career Development including Self Exploration, Career Exploration, Careers Assessments, Career Feasibility, Finding & Paying for Training, Networking, Job Search, Professional Portfolios, Interviewing, etc. This course is jam packed with useful information, real world research driven data, art, Eastern & Western approaches, creative work, group work...and a ton more.
This course includes nearly 10 hours of lecture based learning with interactive components, such as video interviews with Moms who were successful in achieving their career goals, weekly work-partner assignments, 10 downloadable and customizable worksheet templates, and links to over 50 additional recommended resources including websites, books, and free career assessments.
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Laura Hofmann is a very dynamic and passionate instructor who cares about what she does and helps those she works with, achieve success and results. This class is invaluable and you will learn so much from her!