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The IntegralCareer Story

Our Purpose And Values  

IntegralCareer has one purpose: to fix a global crisis by creating accessible, and rigorous career services.  We believe that everyone on this planet, almost 8 billion, has a nature and nurture talent, that no one can replicate. This is now evidenced by Dr Viviene Ming’s* (Socos) AI research on hundreds of millions of people. Individuals now have more power than ever to unlimited, two-way online access to ideas, knowledge, people, and increasingly lower technology and energy costs.

However, 90% of our clients, from all sectors and income brackets, claim that they have never had comprehensive career consulting to date. Instead of a professional level type career consulting service, such as is found in medicine, law, accounting, etc, they have had to make do with psychometric tests, ‘milk rounds’ at university, conversations with mentors, friends and family members as they have reported to us.

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Career Consulting Needs To Be A Professional Level Service

This is quite alarming, given that this is true for everyone, even those who attended the most elite educational institutions. What is more alarming, is that a career is not only a source of livelihood but also increasingly today recognised as a source of purpose, in many parts of the world. Why shouldn’t this industry be on par with the most elite professional services?  If management consulting can be a professional level, where the impact on individuals can be marginal, why can’t career consulting? We feel that what is missing, is proper analysis, of the client’s most valuable asset: their life and work experience through disciplines ranging from neuroscience to business, quantitative to qualitative among many others.

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Technological Change Urgently Requires A New Career Services Model

We are now in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with exponential technological change automating every industry. The careers of humans have and will continue to be dismantled and reconstructed in unrecognisable ways. Joyfully, what is emerging, is that human skills, i.e. creativity, emotional intelligence, will be the most valued, as AI can cover so many other routine tasks (according to the World Economic Forum, Deloitte Singularity Services, among others).

Career Services can no longer be about a lifelong choice, at an early age between a few options. The new model requires each individual, to identify their one-off, human, nature/nature talents, and understand how to transition those skills into the future.

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My unexpected choice, to be a career consultant, has become an unexpected source of real joy, purpose, and impact that fits me, and the future. It integrates all of my previous experience, and skills, and because it provides infinite engagement, I can see no end sight as it will continue to develop in many different forms. Therefore I am delighted to continue helping humans find purpose and use their talents in ways they are uniquely designed to do, into their futures, as it is somehow what I was uniquely designed to do.
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Gwendolyn Parkin
Professional Bio

Our Purpose And Values  

IntegralCareer has one purpose: to fix a global crisis by creating accessible, and rigorous career services.  We believe that everyone on this planet, almost 8 billion, has nature and nurture talent, that no one can replicate. This is now evidenced by Dr Viviene Ming’s* (Socos) AI research on hundreds of millions of people. Individuals now have more power than ever to unlimited, two-way online access to ideas, knowledge, people, and increasingly lower technology and energy costs.

However, 90% of our clients, from all sectors and income brackets, claim that they have never had comprehensive career consulting to date. Instead of a professional level type career consulting service, such as is found in medicine, law, accounting, etc, they have had to make do with psychometric tests, ‘milk rounds’ at university, conversations with mentors, friends and family members as they have reported to us.

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Career Consulting Needs To Be A Professional Level Service

This is quite alarming, given that this is true for everyone, even those who attended the most elite educational institutions. What is more alarming, is that a career is not only a source of livelihood but also increasingly today recognised as a source of purpose, in many parts of the world. Why shouldn’t this industry be on par with the most elite professional services?  If management consulting can be at a professional level, where the impact on individuals can be marginal, why can’t career consulting? We feel that what is missing, is proper analysis, of the client’s most valuable asset: their life and work experience through disciplines ranging from neuroscience to business, quantitative to qualitative among many others.

.

Technological Change Urgently Requires A New Career Services Model

We are now in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with exponential technological change automating every industry. The careers of humans have and will continue to be dismantled and reconstructed in unrecognisable ways. Joyfully, what is emerging, is that human skills, i.e. creativity, emotional intelligence, will be the most valued, as AI can cover so many other routine tasks (according to the World Economic Forum, Deloitte Singularity Services, among others).

Career Services can no longer be about a lifelong choice, at an early age between a few options. The new model requires each individual, to identify their one-off, human, nature/nature talents, and understand how to transition those skills into the future.

What others say
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Gwendolyn has helped to revamp my CV, but most importantly, she worked with me to figure out my career vision and professional goals, and not just going for the next job. She uses both personal and professional life experiences, psychology and analytical tools to break through our (conscious and unconscious) limiting beliefs and habits that have formed over the years. I emerged on the other end with a clear sense of what is important to me professionally, which would fulfil me personally, and the courage to achieve it. If you’re an MBA student, get your Career Services Department to bring her in! If you’re stuck in a rut, call her!

Executive Director, Real Estate Investment

I begin a new job as Account Director for (new PR agency)…growing rapidly into Africa and Asia. Plans are afoot to open offices in Accra, Lagos, Abidjan and NYC, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore. Thank you for all your help, analysis and guidance last Summer/Autumn. Our conversations and work helped enormously, and the move to my new firm feels like a career step taken for the right reasons (not because I am following someone else or am in a blind panic).

Account Director, PR Agency

The session was probably one of the most insightful discussions I have ever had and helped me connect many disparate experiences and thoughts in ways I never fully realized. Most importantly, I think it was a great confidence booster. I had been feeling unsettled about many things in my professional life for a while – but until now, I couldn’t fully articulate why.   I realize that I have a lot of work ahead, but I think I can now move forward with more assurance because I better understand where I’ve been and where I want to go. A million thank-yous!”

Strategic Consultant, Logistics

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