Taking the Highlands Ability Battery through Diane Foster brought me clarity about what’s next in my career. The results not only reinforced what I already believed about my innate abilities, but also gave me a more nuanced understanding of myself, increasing my confidence in my own strengths. The detailed report from Highlands provided valuable insight into what I do best and offered lists of careers that are a good match for me. The test, combined with Diane’s perceptive interpretation and direct, compassionate coaching, helped me clarify what exactly I’m looking for as I make my next career move.
I happily give the Highland Ability Battery (HAB) my highest recommendation for any individual interested in learning about all aspects of their career aptitudes and professional potential.
Personally, I took this exam as a career professional having spent more than 30 years within the same industry, Information Technology. The results were a mixture of validation of expectations, confirming how I felt about my strong attributes and giving me more confidence
and some surprises. These surprises gave me newfound appreciation and areas to explore on my own.
I highly recommend hiring Diane Foster and Associates for complete understanding of the HAB. Diane walked me through each report and explained in detail the meaning of each ability. She was able to summarize the results in a meaningful and helpful way.
Whether you’re just at the beginning of your professional life, considering a career change, unhappy in a current role, or even happy in your current role and curious for long-term potential, again, consider taking the HAB examination. It has changed my life!
Thank you once again for your words of wisdom. It’s sometimes hard for me to articulate what I’m grappling with, but you seem to get it and are able to help redirect me. I guess that’s why you’re good at what you do!
My situation was one which may easily be described as midlife crisis. No more job satisfaction, raising of family, or any deep sense of fulfillment to replace an active and exciting career and the ardor of single parenting. Having experienced great burnout and total workaholism as the downside of my journey, I was certainly in no position to objectively put form to the next phase of my life. Diane helped me redefine my skills and capabilities through her analysis of extensive testing coupled with acute perception. Her telephone support gave courage, grounding, and guidance to my inner yearnings.
I was in crisis. Working with Diane helped me stabilize my position so I could continue in management. She had excellent resources to bring to my situation and used various modalities, that worked on my leadership skills, learning style, and how to manage people. She helped me see how I could really fit into my position and for continuing my career, how to work as a manager.
I knocked on your door a couple of months ago and my life changed. I was hoping for some clarity around my career and I got so much more. You showed me the way to open my heart to find the answers I’ve been looking for. What an incredible gift! Thank you for touching my heart in such a meaningful way. I am forever grateful!
My career transition coaching conversations with Diane were enjoyable and productive– I felt energized and excited to jump into the hard work of career planning. I see a night/day difference between what I could have done on my own and what I was able to accomplish with Diane’s help!
After retiring from a long career with my company, I was requested to return and share my experience by teaching courses to our clients. The prospect was exciting but also daunting, since I had no formal teaching experience. Diane provided me with resources to develop my speaking and presentation skills, resulting in a deeper understanding of my abilities, skills, interests and values and how to employ these in my new endeavor. Diane’s encouragement helped me to successfully make the transition, leading to much very positive feedback from our clients and a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction on my part.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Diane to discuss strategies for a career transition and general action planning. During the course of our meetings, she helped clarify next steps I could take to research potential job roles I could pursue in my field as well as in new industries. She enabled me to develop a newfound understanding of how to build a unique brand and narrative that encapsulated my divergent skillset. In doing so, we tailored a marketing action plan that can be adapted to a variety of careers and positions. I’m excited to carry out our plans and take immediate action on realizing my long-term career aspirations.