Own Your Zone -- A Wake Up Call for Parents and Students:
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, October 11, 2013, 04:26 PM EDT
Own Your Zone -- A Wake Up Call for Parents and Students: Founder of Unique Coaching Program Launches Important New Book for Millennial Generation
A new book is now available to help students make college count by offering a roadmap from school to career. The book, Own Your Zone! What Students Need to Succeed From School to Career, was written by Helene Naftali, CSW, founder of oneTRUEzone, a different kind of coaching program that helps young people discover the career path that is uniquely their own.
“Too many students are floundering as they navigate the maze of college to career,” says Naftali. “The goal of the book is to open readers’ eyes to the process of self-discovery so they can determine who they really are and what they are meant to do in their professional lives.”
Own Your Zone is filled with shocking statistics, beyond the rising cost of college, which averages $43,289 per year. Adding insult to injury, students who are confused about their future are continually switching majors, delaying graduation and increasing the cost of their education by tens of thousands of dollars. And even after graduation, if current trends continue, most will not be happy: 70% of those polled by Gallup are not enthusiastic about their jobs.
The key, says Naftali, is for each person to find their unique “gift,” the distinctive lens though which they see the world. Finding their “one true zone,” and experiencing the “aha moment,” is critical for students who are trying to marry the desire of a rewarding life with financial success.
The book offers an outline of the oneTRUEzone program, which can be tailored to meet the needs of students from high school sophomores to recent graduates. Phase I helps them find their unique gift. Phase II helps students find a career path where they can be both successful and happy and also adapt to changing employment trends. Phase III is a 3-D approach which includes finding mentors, internships, job shadowing, informational interviewing, branding and more.
In his forward to Own Your Zone, Adelphi University professor Felix Berman says “Helene Naftali has written an important book for the upcoming generation of aspiring young people. The many true examples portrayed in the book and the insightful relevant quotations of famous minds should serve as an important road map for future generations to find their own true zones and calling.”
Own Your Zone! What Students Need to Succeed from School to Career is available directly through amazon.com. For more information, visit www.onetruezone.com