Jodie* was referred to Future STEPS to improve her self-esteem and confidence along with creating personal goals and ambitions for the future. At the beginning of support Jodie felt that improving her organisation at home, and designating time to complete homework, would help her to feel less rushed and worried about forgetting something at school.
Jodie’s Talent Coach employed the ‘Recognise and Reduce’ model to support her to recognise distractions, and help her with strategies to reduce them. Following support around school and homework, Jodie was able to identify her future aspiration – to become an interior designer. From here Jodie’s Talent Coach encouraged her to understand and gain knowledge of the pathway towards her ambition. Jodie established focus and purpose with school and homework. Jodie’s final Future STEPS session was with an Interior Designer at Laura Ashley which allowed her to ask questions and have a positive conversation with someone who has progressed in the industry.
*Name changed to respect privacy.
I think more people should be able to have this opportunity. It’s been very useful. When it ends I’ll feel grateful and less anxious.
[Of the interior design session] It was brilliant. Jodie asked all the questions she had planned and I just delved a bit deeper! We learnt all about the different areas of interior design both in Laura Ashley and further afield.