Kennebunk Counseling holds regular career and personal development events, as well as career transition support groups for the local community. Currently, groups are being presented in conjunction with the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce DRIVEN WOMEN event series.
Groups and events are open to local women, ages 18 and older. Pre-registration/payment is required for all groups and events in order to hold your spot.
To register, or for questions, please contact Anush at (207) 494-4040.
Upcoming Groups & Events in 2020
WHAT’S IN YOUR CARDS?
Get clear on what’s most important to you in your career and in your life.
Tuesday, February 25th: 6:00-8:30 PM
Come join Anush Hansen, Certified Career Counselor and owner of Kennebunk Counseling, for a special Driven Women series group event. Anush will lead a fun and interactive career values card sort exercise that will help you clarify and prioritize what you truly want out of your career, and affirm what you need for achieving a healthier work-life balance.
Fulfillment in your work and your life is very much dependent on your career being in line with your values. Knowing your values and priorities can help you make better career decisions and find a job that speaks true to who you are, and provides you with the opportunities you need to thrive.
But how do you figure out what those values are? And how can you align those values with your current job or when looking for a new one? This highly interactive group activity will help you sort through it all, build self-awareness, and give you valuable information to help you move closer to having the kind of career and life you want.
WHAT IS IT?
An interactive career values and work/life balance card sort exercise and discussion activity.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Women at ANY stage in their career (i.e., whether you’re currently working or not) who want to learn more about how they can match their career values to the work they do, and find more fulfillment in their work & life.
WHEN IS IT?
Tuesday, February 25th, 6:00-8:30 pm
WHERE IS IT?
The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce: 16 Water St, Kennebunk, ME 04043
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$20 (light refreshments will be available)
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Call Anush Hansen at Kennebunk Counseling to sign up: 207-494-4040 (payment is due when signing up in order to reserve your spot)
MAY – JUNE
NAVIGATING TOWARD YOUR AUTHENTIC CAREER
A six-week series
Wednesdays: May 6th-June 10th: 6:30-8:30 PM
This group is limited to 16 participants, so pre-registration is required.
As women, it’s natural for us to want to find connection, meaning, and purpose in what we do. But with so many competing roles and responsibilities, it’s easy for us to lose sight of what matters most to us when it comes to our career. Anush Hansen, Certified Career Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-C), and Jen Hart, Strengths Coach, Career Practitioner, and Educator, are co-facilitating a six-week career development and support group for women who want to work on uncovering their interests, values, natural talents, needs, and goals, and move toward a more authentic career and life.
The goals of this six-week career development and support group are:
- To foster collaboration, connection, and support among professional women in the community;
- To build insight and awareness around career interests, natural talents, and values;
- To aid in the creation of and vision for future growth and development; and
- To help identify concrete steps for moving toward an authentic and fulfilling career.
Each week, the group will engage in a specific, interactive career exploration activity, followed by a supportive group discussion. The weekly agenda will be as follows:
Week 1: Welcome, building group cohesion & reflecting on how your personality plays into your work.
Week 2: Exploring & articulating your career and work/life balance values.
Week 3: Who You Are Matters – Sparking meaningful conversations & connections about what’s next.
Week 4: Clifton StrengthsFinder – Reflection on personal talents, growth mindset & how they impact your life & career.
Week 5: Discovering your authentic voice through your strengths & natural talents.
Week 6: Wrap-up & Celebration – Pivoting & owning your professional development.
WHEN IS IT?
We will meet for six consecutive Wednesdays: May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd & June 10th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
WHERE IS IT?
KKA Chamber of Commerce: 16 Water St., Kennebunk.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$295 per person (price includes six two-hour group sessions, as well as a copy of StrengthsFinder 2.0, including access code for the StrengthsFinder assessment).
Participants should bring their own journal for reflection exercises. A copy of the book StrengthsFinder 2.0 will be provided and is included in the cost of the group.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Call Anush Hansen at Kennebunk Counseling to register: 207-494-4040
This group is limited to 16 participants, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
ABOUT ANUSH HANSEN:
Anush is Owner of Kennebunk Counseling, where she provides holistic career counseling services for individuals who want to find fulfillment in their work and life. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-C) in the state of Maine, and a Certified Career Counselor credentialed through the National Career Development Association. Anush holds a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of New Hampshire, and a masters in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. Anush loves helping and supporting others in discovering purpose in their work, and creating the kind of life they want for themselves. Anush lives in Kennebunk with her family.
ABOUT JEN HART:
Jen is originally from Maine, has worked in healthcare and education, and loves working with individuals and groups to facilitate personal growth and exploration of how natural talents can be applied toward career goals. Jen is a Gallup Strengths Coach, Certified Global Career Development Facilitator, and holds a license as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She has eight years of experience in the area of adult learning, with proficiency in teaching, curriculum development, and training. Recognized as expert educator, Jen has taught courses in psychology and career exploration.