“Little did I know that walking into that meeting would reveal so much about myself, and my potential. As a student I never thought that some of the rather "hidden" dreams and talents would really mean much, but seeing it on paper has opened my eyes. It helped me look at my education with more understanding.”
“As a parent of a middle school student, the session was helpful to gain insight into my daughter's abilities and interests prior to high school. We have seen strong gifts in her but this experience with Dave revealed some new areas of interests that resonated with our daughter that we are eager to explore. It was such a valuable tool for her.”
“Dave met with me to process "mid-life" career issues. Questions like, "Is this all there is?" "Is this what I'm made for?" "Am I really meant to do this the rest of my life?" He helped me wrestle with not only questions of my vocational and personality aptitudes, using well- established tests, but also of my dreams, desires, and understanding of God's design and purpose.”
“I have been to other career counselors prior to using Direction 4 Life Work. My experience with Dave Booram was far superior to my previous experience and I feel this is predominately because of Dave’s ability to listen.”
“Since I have been a homemaker primarily since college, it was a great time for me to begin to ponder the next phase of my life work after the children are gone.”
“I must admit that when I entered into the career counseling process I felt a bit overwhelmed and stuck. As a result of Dave’s caring approach, professional input and encouraging manner, I am now enrolled in a post graduate program to acquire skills necessary to venture out in a new direction.”
“Whenever I would think of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to have no idea. But now, I can't wait to put my ideas to practice.”
“As a result of the assessments Dave had me complete I learned about how I perceive and process the world around me and have a clearer picture of how my interests could translate into fulfilling work.”
“Dave Booram is a caring and knowledgeable guide who helped me identify not only my interests but also how I, as a unique individual, might interact in today’s world in the areas of those interests.”
“During our conversations, a number of light bulbs came on. I can honestly say that I left the experience with new vision and excitement about my future as well some practical steps.”
“Dave, I like what you said about "making a small investment" that will help a person identify and then focus on the degree or career they were born to pursue. I've spent the last year doing just that. Leaving things behind and shifting a well established paradigm has been pretty hard, but the process was very necessary. I have a better idea now of "who I am," and don't feel so tied anymore to identifying myself by "what I do."
"My experience with college and career counseling was awesome. I was always so set on what I wanted to do, but not so thrilled about it. Dave Booram was so personal, and it wasn't just about my test results or scores. It was about who I was and what my personality demanded. Now, with his help, I've discovered where my true passion lies and I can't wait to get started!"
"Processing through my personality, preferences, and job possibilities provided some timely clarification about my current job; it affirmed that I want to make a change. Knowing that I need and want to make a change, has allowed me freedom to think about other career choices but also freedom to pursue some other of my interests, such as family, friends, church, and other pleasures. It was a very helpful experience!”
“My heart overflows with gratefulness when I ponder all you did for me (in just two meetings, too!). I had no idea this experience would be so invaluable to me.”
“The assessment results confirmed and affirmed me, giving me concrete facts that dissolve any self-doubts still lingering in my brain. It gives me ambition to fight off the lies I’ve been battling and courage to stand up for what I know is true in my heart.”
“My meeting with Dave was probably different than his usual meetings. I had already pulled many things together and worked through various avenues prior to he and I meeting. He and I then met for a session and I laid out what I had done and where I was headed mostly looking for an outside perspective. I feel that Dave is a good listener and offers good counsel. He is also flexible to work out a program that meets the individual’s needs.”