“When we compromise we also cheat ourselves believing that our values aren’t worth as much as someone else’s. Instead of compromise we need to find those win-win situations that stay true to us and our values and give the world something a whole lot better.”
Tamara Stanley of My Path Forward works as a career coach to help teenagers and young adults overcome the stress and anxiety associated with the process of building a fulfilling career for themselves.
Tamara’s vision for her business developed years ago as she was raising her three boys. The same year her third son was born, her two oldest sons were both diagnosed with autism. A little over two years later, her third son was diagnosed with autism as well.
Like many parents who have a child with a disability, Tamara wanted to do everything she could to help her boys. She found that traditional therapies weren’t working for her family, so she began to do her own research. One of the startling facts she found was that teenagers with autism are at higher risk of depression and have difficulty gaining employment. With her eldest son being diagnosed late at 8 years old, Tamara quickly realized that there weren’t many services to help older children transition into the workforce, so she set out to close this gap with the creation of My Path Forward.
With My Path Forward, Tamara’s mission is to prepare teenagers and young adults mentally and emotionally for the workplace and give all people the chance to build a meaningful career that can provide them financial independence. She has studied counselling, coaching, NLP, hypnosis, mBit, meditation, career development, EFT and became a Jack Canfield trainer to help people achieve their career goals and increase their satisfaction in life.
Ideally, Tamara wants My Path Forward to be a hub that provides a range of training and development to high schools and early-career people. It would offer a range of different services to help people of all levels access training that prepares them for the workplace.
My Path Forward has given Tamara the flexibility to better support her boys, as she works from home and continues to fulfil her passion of helping people build a career they’ll love!