How Can I Guide My Kid to Explore Multiple Career Opportunities?


This conversation is about helping kids navigate and narrow down their options for the future. Scott Schimmel discusses the importance of expanding opportunities and exploring different pathways before narrowing down choices. He suggests making a list of successful people and setting up meetings between them and the child to ask questions and gain insight. Scott emphasizes the value of face-to-face conversations and the impact they can have on a child's perspective. The conversation concludes with the importance of debriefing with the child and providing ongoing support.


  1. How can we help kids explore and expand their options before they begin to narrow down their choices?
  2. What is the process for creating a list of successful individuals and setting up meetings for a child to ask questions and gain insights?
  3. In what ways can face-to-face conversations provide valuable perspective and clarity?
  4. How should one debrief with the child to discuss their thoughts and feelings after the meetings?
  5. Why is ongoing support and guidance essential in helping kids find their authentic voice and clarity?


00:00 Navigating and Narrowing Down Options
08:06 Debriefing and Providing Ongoing Support


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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

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