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Young Adult: Managing Transitions — College and Career


Your transition to college or the working world is fast approaching. You are working your way toward independence; yet often miss deadlines, activities and expectations. Now is the time to perform or suffer long-term consequences of your learning disabilities, including frustration, falling behind and failure.


Warning signs:

  • You experience the sinking feeling of falling behind or not completing what needs to get done.
  • You are feeling anxious or upset, perhaps not sleeping well.
  • Unsure parents should be providing support — maybe that stopped due to strain in your relationship.
  • Dates & deadlines missed, organization skills strained.
  • Unsure how to approach learning issue support.

Having missing pieces as you step into this new level of responsibility is not a productive way to start a new chapter in your life and you know it. Finding these missing pieces is the mission of The Navigator’s Way.

Transitions are Challenging for Parents and Young Adults

Transitions set a stage for the next chapter in a Young Adults life. You have a deep desire to continue developing the characteristics of self-sufficiency and self-advocacy: allowing self-esteem to naturally arise from doing things well.

  • How do parents step back, yet, stay involved in a healthy way?
  • How do you, as a Young Adults create a well-managed life that will cultivate self-esteem, self-sufficiency and pride in what you are accomplishing?

Coaching: A place to plan, complete with accountability

Coaching provides a structure for weekly check-in where you have the opportunity:

  • Review previous weeks actions — What worked and what did not?
  • Review critical deadlines
  • Manage progress on long term and short term projects
  • Brainstorm what is needed to move forward intellectually and emotionally.
  • Address blocks or obstacles before they become insurmountable.
  • Create a powerful action list for the upcoming weeks responsibilities.
  • Review how to best manage learning disabilities in each new phase.

This process can mean the difference between success and failure.

In addition, and perhaps most importantly, our process will utilize the skills of planning, prioritizing, accountability and review. This process engages behavior that leads to self-sufficiency and success.

Providing a powerful path for learning new life skills

Allowing yourself the benefit of an intermediary step between the close supervision of high school and college or college and the working world can make all the difference. Developing the skills for self-sufficiency provides a smooth transition to the next chapter in your life. In addition, entering a new endeavor with self-confidence builds self-esteem that naturally raises the bar of performance and productivity.

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