April 2024

#120 Experiential Learning: Unlocking Your Teen’s Career Path with Drews Mitchell

In this episode, Lisa and Drews discuss: What experiential learning is, and how your student can engage in these types of opportunities.  The importance of beginning career conversations in middle school.  Different types of experiential learning (and the varying commitment levels each requires). The power of asking “Tell me more?” and giving your student the …

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THIS IS AN AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPT… PLEASE FORGIVE THE TYPOS & GRAMMAR! xo-Lisa. Lisa Marker Robbins 01:05 Experiential learning for teens is a cornerstone for informed career exploration and decision making our guests Drew’s Mitchell is a dedicated career and college counselor at Loveland High School in Cincinnati. He’s sharing his expertise on creating meaningful experiential …

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#119 How to Change Your College Major Successfully with Kaci Kortis

In this episode, Lisa and Kaci discuss: Having early conversations on college majors with your teen and with the intent to listen.  Exploring university resources that help students who are unsure of their path.  Thinking about the full student and what to consider as they think about their major. If it’s possible for all students …

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THIS IS AN AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPT… PLEASE FORGIVE THE TYPOS & GRAMMAR! xo-Lisa. Lisa Marker Robbins 00:49 Choosing a college major feels monumental. And while I’ve worked with 1000s of teens who figure it out while they’re still in high school, other students find themselves reevaluating their choice once they’re immersed in their college coursework. Some …

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#118 Occupational Therapy Career Close-Up with Chris Robbins

In this episode, Lisa and Chris discuss: What occupational therapy is and the different patient groups it benefits.  Various preparatory paths students can consider in high school and college as they consider OT or similar fields.  How to curate experiences, like job shadows, to discover if OT is the right path for your teen.  Resources …

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#118 Occupational Therapy Career Close-Up with Chris Robbins Transcript

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPT… PLEASE FORGIVE THE TYPOS & GRAMMAR! xo-Lisa. Lisa Marker Robbins 00:56 We’re diving into the world of occupational therapy, OT, a career that takes passion and proficiency for science to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. Our guest, Chris Robbins brings firsthand experience from her journey into the field …

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#117 The Supportive Parents’ Guide on the Road to College with Kristina Dooley Transcript

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPT… PLEASE FORGIVE THE TYPOS & GRAMMAR! xo-Lisa. Lisa Marker Robbins 01:06 Parents, Are you unsure if you’re doing too much or too little while supporting your college bound students through this pivotal chapter. Today with Kristina Dooley of Australia consulting, we delve into the often understated support system parents provide, …

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#117 The Supportive Parents’ Guide on the Road to College with Kristina Dooley

In this episode, Lisa and Kristina discuss: Strategies for striking the balance between parental involvement and teen independence. How to listen to and validate your teen’s aspirations before giving advice.  Why parents need to have honest discussions about their college budget and their financial realities.  The importance of highlighting your student’s voice and ownership during …

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#116 Helping Your Teen Pick the Right Major and Career with Deborah Allen Transcript

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPT… PLEASE FORGIVE THE TYPOS & GRAMMAR! xo-Lisa. Lisa Marker Robbins 00:57 In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the art of guiding teenagers through the maze of College and Career discernment. This journey is increasingly complex. In a world where school resources may not be accessible to all our guests, …

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#116 Helping Your Teen Pick the Right Major and Career with Deborah Allen

In this episode, Lisa and Deborah discuss: How to guide your teen through college and career discernment.  The crucial role self-awareness through ongoing reflection and family conversations. Types of real-world experiences that allow teens to explore interests and develop skills.  Supporting, not leading, your teen through their journey of building professional connections and independence. Key …

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