Current occupation Teacher
Dilemma: After finishing high school, Melindi completed a three-year degree in Human Movement Sciences and Psychology followed by a postgraduate degree in Teaching. Talk about hitting the books… hard! “My problem is that I’ve always had an extremely broad field of interest – which made it difficult for me to decide on a course of study.” Teaching is not this gal’s passion – if anything, she’s learned what she doesn’t want to become!
“At the moment I’m searching for a career where I can grow both personally and professionally, somewhere I can make a valuable contribution to society…”
Her real dilemma
She was unsure of what job she wanted to do.
Steps taken to resolve the dilemma
We did detailed testing including Prevue and StrengthsFinder. Her talents are Relator, Individualisation, Achiever, Ideation, and Strategic.
Expert’s view on Melindi’s biggest challenge
She was unaware of her natural abilities. She also lacked confidence and was over-analysing her current situation.
Develop her talents and use them as much as possible.
Her biggest learning
She has unique talents and can find ways to use them. She can achieve but she also needs to manage her “Achiever”.
What does Melindi have to say?
Did you get more direction from the Makeover Programme?
Absolutely – I now have a better understanding of my strengths and how to apply it in the workplace. It has helped me assess my current and future career opportunities. Thus, given me focus, vision, goals and, very importantly, excitement for a future vocation!
Do you know more about yourself?
I think I understand more about myself after having done this Programme. Why I wasn’t completely satisfied with my career, the obstacles that stood in my way, what I need to do or achieve to feel that sense of job satisfaction, how to apply myself with regard to my specific strengths and personality and getting to a place where I can start reaching my full potential. The most valu-able thing I learnt was what my strengths are, and understanding how the combination thereof fits into who I am and the type of career I would enjoy.
What decisions have you made?
My decisions are long-term, but for now, I will be completing my Honours degree in Psychology. A copy of my first book will be available on shelves from 2028! Alternatively you can watch me on Oprah’s Special edition show, featuring Nobel Prize winners.