Career Change and Career Choice 2017-04-24T14:17:12+00:00

Let our highly-trained coaches, customized natural talent tests, and 35 years’ experience help you make a career change or choose a career you’ll love.

Somewhere out there is work that fits you perfectly. It’s a career where you’ll use your talents to the fullest doing something you really care about, where you’ll be fulfilled, successful, respected, and engaged in tasks you do well and that you enjoy.  — Rockport Founder, Nicholas Lore

If any of these describe your situation, we can help:

  • I want to make a career change, but I don’t know how
  • I don’t know if I need a new career or just a new job
  • This isn’t it, but I don’t know what is
  • I want to transition to something more meaningful
  • I want to get out of the grind but keep my lifestyle and income
  • I’m just starting out and want to get it right the first time

If any of these describe your situation, we can help:

  • I want to make a career change, but I don’t know how
  • I don’t know if I need a new career or just a new job
  • This isn’t it, but I don’t know what is
  • I want to transition to something more meaningful
  • I want to get out of the grind but keep my lifestyle and income
  • I’m just starting out and want to get it right the first time
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Our 16,000+ satisfied clients
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“I am heartened by your efforts to empower people to lead productive and fulfilling lives . . . (Success) will ultimately depend on the dedication and commitment of individuals who, like you, care deeply about helping people reach their creative and productive potential . . .This is the kind of effort our country needs.”

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

The excerpt above is from a letter commending Rockport Institute founder Nick Lore for his work.

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Our 16,000+ satisfied clients
have made changes
like these 

“I am heartened by your efforts to empower people to lead productive and fulfilling lives . . . (Success) will ultimately depend on the dedication and commitment of individuals who, like you, care deeply about helping people reach their creative and productive potential . . .This is the kind of effort our country needs.”

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

The excerpt above is from a letter commending Rockport Institute founder Nick Lore for his work.

What is the Career Change and Career Choice Program?

Our comprehensive, individualized career change and career choice program is a complete, coached career design project where you’ll work collaboratively with your own senior Rockport career coach to design a well-fitting and realistic career. With your coach, incrementally, through a series of conversations and assignments, you’ll discover the essential facets of a perfect-fit career, define it with precision, and know how to go about making it a reality.

A career that fits, fits many dimensions of your life as close to perfectly as possible including your natural abilities, talents, aptitudes, personality, temperament, values, commitments, passions, habits, lifestyle and workplace needs. You’ll have the facts in front of you that leave no doubt about what you want to do with your life.

Ranks of satisfied Career Change and Career Choice Program clients are filled with executives, professionals, practitioners, technical, support and artistic people coming from many fields. It will guide you toward an exhilarating new lifework.

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Why Rockport?

At Rockport Institute, we’ve been a catalyst for change for more than 35 years, coaching thousands of individuals to identify their best career fit, transition to a new career and transform their lives. Here’s what differentiates us:

35+ years of experience, commended by 2 U.S. presidents, 400,000+ readers of our best selling career change book

Our founder, Nicholas Lore, is the leading creator of career design technology and originator of the field of career coaching. The methodology he developed has been taught at Stanford and is recommended by other top-tier universities.

Rockport coaches are the most highly-trained and experienced in the industry and you will be expertly paired with the best coach for you.

Your program is completely unique to you, designed to meet your individual goals and fit your situation and personality.

Nicholas Lore
An introduction to Career Choice with Nicholas Lore, Rockport Insitute founder.
Nicholas Lore
An introduction to Career Choice with Nicholas Lore, Rockport Insitute founder.
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The Career Change and Career Choice Process Basic Framework

The Rockport Career Change and Career Choice process continues to be widely commended as the most effective process for designing a new career or job because it is highly individualized. Your Career Change and Career Choice program will be uniquely designed for you, with a high degree of commitment on the part of your coach to focus on those areas most relevant to you and with sensitivity to your particular goals and situation.

1. Illuminate/Explore

With your Rockport coach, you will work through a series of conversations, exercises, and assignments, exploring everything important to a great career fit: natural talents, traits, passions, purpose, values, goals, your past and present, and what’s realistic

2. Define Components

Using the insights and observations from your exploration, you will work with your coach to clarify and define a set of key career components that make a job or career a “great fit” for you. You’re now building your future, piece by piece with real clarity and confidence.

3. Research and Identify

Working with your coach and your specific and comprehensive list of career criteria, you will research, identify and compare a variety of real-world jobs and careers that may be a close fit with your customized criteria. This often leads to new possibilities you have never considered.

4. Evaluate Options

You will compare and evaluate the identified options, taking an in-depth look at each, considering what would best combine into a perfect or near-perfect fit. You will also work with your coach to understand exactly what it would take to make the change.

5. Action Plan

Having considered the practical realities of your circumstances and priorities, your experience and training, and the marketplace, you will choose the job or career (some choose 2) that you recognize as being a great fit for you. Working with your coach, create a definitive action plan.

Reviews

“The Rockport Program enlightened me about so many aspects of myself that if made my career opportunities clearer to me than they have ever been before – a definite turning point in my life.”
Paul K., Tucson AZ

Call Rockport at 301-340-6600 to schedule a free consultation or register online to get started on the path to your new career!