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Kimberly Bilawchuk, Part-time Career Counselor/Adjunct Faculty at UMass Lowell

I administered Skill Scan to my class of sophomore plastics engineering students today. The students loved it! One said he didn't realize he had so many skills. Another said he now had words to use to describe his experience when introducing himself to someone professionally. Even those who had a lot of skills yet to develop were excited to record them all in one place. It was a great confidence booster!

Craig Constantinos, Transition Advisor at Independent Living Experience Colorado Springs, Colorado Area

Using the Advance Pack with students has been extremely effective. Helping students to look at what tasks they would actually be doing in a career has shown them the difference between occupations that they like the idea of versus occupations that truly reflect their interests and giftings. I have found SkillScan to be my most efficient assessment tool, giving the student a wealth of information in a short amount of time. Lesah has placed a number of valuable resources on the website, as well.

Susan Chritton, Senior Content Expert, Identity at MyPath101

SkillScan is the best tool on the market to take a close look at the skills you have to offer an employer, your community service, or the skills you take into self-employment. I love that it can be used with other self-assessments to strengthen and enhance your self-knowledge

Kevin Klotz, IT Professional

The online assessment was simple and easy to use and navigate. It definitely put my strengths and weaknesses in perspective for me. I know what I need to and can work on in order to expand my horizons.

Michael Miller, Ph.D, Career Counselor in Private Practice, Ithaca, NY

SkillScan is deceptively simple and transparent, yet profoundly useful. Asking clients to sort and rank their skills, together with clustering them into occupationally meaningful patterns, provide them positive, hopeful insights, helps to clarify their core career identity and builds confidence and self-esteem--all necessary to maintain an effective career development program in the face of inevitable challenges.

Andrea Ballard, Owner/Coach, Expecting Change LLC, Olympia, WA

I am so glad I found you and your company. I have been searching for assessments that were easy to administer, had a holistic component, and gave a mixture of practical, concrete suggestions along with big-picture perspective. SkillScan is exactly what I’ve been looking for.

Lynn Levy Walker

I am a Career Assistant at a large research institution in the Boston area and was excited to learn more about Career Driver Online. I highly recommend the webinar, "Career Turning Points". What I liked the most is the comprehensive summary that Lesah provided, where she pulls together components of SkillScan, Holland's interests, values inventories and MBTI type for the client's complete career evaluation. She concentrates on having the client focus on specifics, making choices of "favorite" skills to use on the job, favorite skill sets to use in their career, most important values and interests and strongest personality preferences so that each client is clear about their choices. I would recommend this webinar to anyone at any stage of career counseling or career coaching. February, 2012

Julie Ford, M.A., Sr. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, ORP, CA. Department of Rehabilitation

"Why I love SkillScan":

Simply put, it works every time with any population, and everybody always loves it! Most of my clients are people who have physical and/or mental disabilities, and SkillScan is a great equalizer. Everybody feels empowered by it because, sometimes for the very first time, they recognize that they have skills, and, not only that, they now have a vocabulary to talk about what they are good at and enjoy doing. I love the way it engages people in the career exploration process, particularly my clients, who are so used to having their barriers to employment addressed first. I see them begin to think of themselves in new ways. SkillScan allows me to gain useful insight into my clients, and it is a powerful facilitator that allows me to "meet my clients where they are".

Donna Drayer, Career, Employment & Life Strategies LLC, Portland, OR, Donna_drayer@yahoo.com

This October (2011) I attended Lesah Beckhusen’s, 3 hour presentation on , “Integrating Results into Core Career Themes” in Portland, Oregon. The content she shared was superb and offered me many new insights and applications into the use of SkillScan with students and clients. The presentation was so compelling, interactive and useful to career professionals that the three hours passed in what seemed like the blink of an eye. If you have the opportunity to attend one of Lesah’s presentations I have three words for you: Don’t miss it! "

4th Year Chemistry Major, UCLA

The SkillScan assessment helped me categorize my skills and the career fields I can further investigate. It was nice to see a list of my strength so I could get a big picture of what I am interested in or good at. Also, I thought it was nice that the SkillScan assessment helped me explore things I want to improve. This assessment was a good chance to explore my strength/talent or weaknesses as I develop my career goal.

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SkillScan is deceptively simple and transparent, yet profoundly useful. Asking clients to sort and rank their skills, together with clustering them into occupationally meaningful patterns, provide them positive, hopeful insights, helps to clarify their core career identity and builds confidence and self-esteem--all necessary to maintain an effective career development program in the face of inevitable challenges.