If I Could Just Figure Out my Kids!

urlHow many times have you said that? I have a guest on my blog that I think will be beneficial in helping you to determine how to help you relate to your children as well as how to direct them in regards to their particular academic styles or your help you understand your family dynamics better.

My guest is Jill Champagne and here are some questions I asked her about this topic.

Lisa: Hi Jill, tell us a little bit about your business.

Jill: My business is Champagne Consulting and I provide individuals and families with the tools they need to help gain a better understanding of their personalities and communication styles. This understanding can then be applied to marriage, family, school, college or the workplace to become more effective, build stronger relationships and resolve conflict.

Lisa: That sounds interesting. What are the services you provide?

Jill: Currently, the tools I use to help my clients are the Myers Briggs Temperament Indicator, the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator, and the Strong Interest Inventory. I have been trained and certified to administer and interpret these instruments and provide clients with one-on-one consultations to explain results and help apply them to their particular context.

Lisa: How would this help students in preparing for college or the workforce?

Jill: For a student preparing for college, these tools are especially helpful. High school students are in a unique time of discovering who they are and exploring their interests. They are discovering who God created them to be and what direction He is calling them to for the future. Using the MBTI and the Strong Interest Inventory together students can explore the questions: Who am I? Why do I want to work? Where do I want to work? What tasks would I enjoy? Answering these questions can make a difference in a student’s confidence and give them a successful head start in deciding a college major and career path. It can help focus their direction.

I provide a two-hour consultation when working with students to make sure there is plenty of time to go over their results and have time to discuss who they are and what they might like to do.

Families can also benefit from these tools. I have four children and these tools have been instrumental in our bonding as a family. Knowing each of our personality temperaments has helped us solve conflict and appreciate our unique personalities. It has also helped me understand each child’s learning style and help them with the different challenges they each face. I enjoy working with families and incorporate interactive activities to demonstrate the personality types and their unique strengths. We also look at family or “team” dynamics and develop strategies for improved communication and conflict management.

Lisa: Thanks so much, Jill. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions.

For more information, please visit her website at champagne-consulting.com or call her at 513-910-3977 if interested in speaking with her.

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