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Whether a student, first time job seeker, an individual reentering the job market, someone looking for a new career path, an employee needing on-the-job support, or an autistic individual seeking understanding, we are here to offer support and guidance.
Spectrum Suite LLC is proud to uphold our mission by providing unique and affordable services that you won’t find anywhere else. Spectrum Suite LLC, in collaboration with Neuroguides, is expanding services to include vocational coaching and life coaching. For more information, reach out to David Hall at Neuroguides.
ABOUT OUR COACHES
Our coaches work from home throughout the USA. They are autistic, parents to autistic children, or both, and have experience in vocational career coaching. Coaches have earned a bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a related field of study, and come with years of firsthand experience working with the autism community. Every coach goes through training and receives ongoing support and mentorship. We offer competitive rates to both the clients we serve and coaches we train.
ABOUT OUR COACHING SERVICES
In collaboration with Neuroguides, we offer a variety of coaching services:
- Career exploration
- Support resources
- Online profile and networking
- Building a support team
- Co-creating and editing cover letter, resume, and personal profile
- Interview skills, practice and prep
- Ways to gain work experience
- Identifying Road Blocks
- Accountability and practicality
- Identification of feasible workplace adjustments
- Skills development plan
- Meeting with employers and agency leaders
- Help with email correspondence
- Job analyses
- Job placement follow-up and support
- Self-advocacy training
- Diversity and inclusion training
- Reducing stress and anxiety training
- Peer mentor support
- Problem solving
Each 50-minute session is hosted through an online venue such as Skype or Google Hangout.
Individual Sessions: Start at $100 and up
Neuroguides is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides consultations and life coaching for autistic people. Our life guides work closely with autistic individuals to help them find jobs, gain access to services, and obtain accommodations. We also help with IEP advocacy, resumes, social engagement, and more.
A life guide’s role is oriented toward storytelling and sharing to build relationship and trust. Life guides walk with the client on their personal journey while offering positive regard and acceptance. They work to provide a catalyst for self-discovery and future potential. Sessions often include self-examination and development of goals and action steps to achieve potential. Life guides strive to provide a safe environment for intentional conversation and exploratory inquiry. Guides focus on the acknowledgment of effort and the accountability of actions. Neuroguides’ primary advisor, who works closely with J David Hall, has corresponded with over 10,000 autistics around the world and is the author of the well-received blog and book Everyday Aspergers and contributing author to Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism.
What are some topics that are presented in a Neuroguide session?
Topics vary and are individualized for each client. Clients are encouraged and invited to create their own roadmap to success. Life guides collaboratively work with each client’s preferences to formulate a realistic plan. Sample topics include: identify strengths, creating strategies for roadblocks, communication and soft skills, managing stress and anxiety, self-advocacy and self-empowerment, setting boundaries, motivation and encouragement, active listening, and story telling.
The program includes:
ENCOURAGING: encouraging individuals to mobilize their strengths to carve out a sustainable, healthy, fulfilling life which meets their academic, interpersonal, social, professional, and lifestyle needs
EQUIPPING: equipping individuals with the support, guidance, direction, tools, and opportunities in order to meet their goals and fulfill their needs
ENGAGING: engaging individuals directly with the services, employers, social functions, and resources they need by serving as an intermediary between the individual and the end point of their goals
GENERAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Is coaching like mental health therapy?
Coaching is not the same as counseling, therapy, or other modes of professional or medical psychological examination. There are distinct differences. Mental health counseling is oftentimes oriented toward healing, managing, and repairing past experiences (e.g., trauma, destructive patterns of behaviors, mental health conditions, abuse). Therapy is focused on insight regarding the past and how to relieve pain or dysfunction. Therapy often includes a diagnosis and a treatment plan. A counselor is generally seen as an expert that can provide intervention, insight, and advice that might not be gained without the counselor’s assistance.
We serve clients who do not currently have a mental health condition (or personal circumstance) that is obstructing their ability to achieve their goals. In example, a person who is actively partaking in coaching sessions already has their depression under control, through some means, such as therapeutic support, nutrition, medication, diet, or exercise. Our coaches and life guides do not diagnose, confirm, explore, or assist in the management of mental health conditions. Our coaching involves a forward-potential approach. Unlike mental health therapy or counseling, coaching sessions do not explore the roots of the past or seek to remedy pain and dysfunction. We look at the here and now and how we can approach today to better prepare for tomorrow.
We have a philosophy we standby.
We abide by our mission to make quality resources affordable, available, and attainable. Coaches are ready to adapt and flexible to the client’s changing needs. A coach might serve as an active listener, peer support, facilitator, teacher, advisor, life coach, or resource specialist. We believe in responding to our highest self, coming to the table with authenticity and vulnerability, and continually striving toward the self-betterment.
We offer a forward-potential approach.
Unlike mental health therapy or counseling, mentoring sessions don’t explore the roots of the past or seek to remedy pain and dysfunction. We look at the here and now and how we can approach today to better prepare for tomorrow. We aim for self-sufficiency, self-empowerment, and self-advocacy.
How do I know if coaching is a right fit for me?
Our coaching is best suited for an individual who is:
- Looking to increase their potential in multiple areas of their life;
- Energized to explore a new venture, such as a project, idea, job search, life goal;
- In need of support, understanding, guidance, and accountability;
- Willing to utilize resources, tools, and strategies to broaden self-awareness; or
- Ready to get unstuck