Life Skills Development Coaching Services at Lindner Center of HOPE

The Life Skills Development Coach at Lindner Center of HOPE assists individuals to pursue and achieve their life dreams. By starting with an individual’s strengths, abilities, needs, and preferences, the Life Skills Development Coach develops an individually tailored set of goals and a practical and realistic plan to help construct a full, meaningful and satisfying life. The coach then works to empower the individual to implement the plan successfully in order to achieve their goals.

Services offered by Lindner Center of HOPE’s Life Skills Development Coach include:

  • Career Planning and Development
  • Educational Planning
  • Transitional Planning related to changes in health and/or lifestyle
  • Finances and Budgeting
  • Motivation and Time Management
  • Training in organizational skills; de-cluttering assistance to address hoarding issues
  • Stress Management and Life Balance
  • Skills training for Organizing, Planning and Problem Solving
  • Coordination of community resources and health care providers
  • Supportive accountability calls

The services offered by the Life Skills Development Coach focus on the individual and their life goals and dreams. The training in goal-setting, goal achieving, and goal maintenance skills can be applied to almost all aspects of life. The individual receiving these services will have healthy shifts and growth in their personal attitudes, beliefs, and value development.

When applicable, the Life Skills Development Coach will coordinate her efforts closely with other members of the individual’s health care team to help provide the optimal level of integrated care and teamwork possible. The individual does not need to be a patient of other Lindner Center of HOPE services or providers. Fees for services apply.

About the Life Skills Development Coach

The Life Skills Development Coach at the Lindner Center of HOPE, Melissa McCarthy, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as well as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner with over 25 years of experience assisting clients in developing goals and achieving their dreams. Mrs. McCarthy has specific certification and training in the following areas: Goal-Setting; Career Counseling; Motivational Interviewing; Hoarding; Smoking Cessation; Weight-loss and Nutrition; Educational Guidance; Personal Growth and Development; Social Networking; Financial Planning; and Organizational Skills.

Mrs. McCarthy has also served on many state and local boards to include the Butler County Mental Health Board, Southwest Ohio Rehabilitation Association, and the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. In addition, she served as a consultant/trainer for the Evidenced Based Supported Employment model in the state of Ohio and has presented this model at a variety of state and national conferences. Mrs. McCarthy has also presented at local schools, colleges, universities, support groups and networking groups on topics including time management to tips on finding and keeping a job as well as how to structure your day to succeed in school. The Life Skills Development Coach utilizes a highly motivational, skill building and empowering approach to help her clients make their life dreams a reality.

More Information

For more information or to schedule, contact Melissa McCarthy at 513-833-5674.

972

Vocational Web Links

Whether you are seeking a new career, looking for employment, or seeking out new job-skills; the Internet provides a variety of resources. The Supportive Employment Program at the Lindner Center of HOPE has created this list of vocational resources available either through the Internet or via iTunes. If you are not familiar with iTunes, it is a free software program that allows you to download both audio- and video-podcasts. Click on this sentence to learn how to install and use iTunes.

Please note that the Supportive Employment Program does their best to ensure that the weblinks work, however please let us know if you experience any difficulties connecting to these sites or if you recommend other web-based vocational resources. Additionally, some of these websites allow you to watch videos and you may need to have software (e.g., Windows Media Player) loaded on your computer to enable these features.


Vocational Web Links
Career Exploration / Career Aptitude Tests and Personality Inventories / Polishing your Resume & Cover Letters / Tips for Interviews / General Job Search Engines / Case Western Reserve University AudioPodcasts / iTunes Podcasts / Other Vocational Resources / Instructional Videos Available on YouTube

Download flyer with embedded links


Career Exploration

Career Profiles

Career One Stop

back to top


Career Aptitude Tests and Personality Inventories

MAPP Assessment

Career Personality Assessment

Jung Typology Test

Free Career Assessment Test

Career Values Test

Career Planner Personality Test

back to top


Tips for Interviews

10 Types of Interviewers

7 Pointers for Group Interviews

Want that Job? 6 Body Language Tips

Additional Interviewing Tips

Common-interview-questions

back to top


General Job Search Engines

Career Builder

OhioMeansJobs.Com

Indeed

Hound

Craigslist

Execu|Search

JobServe

Jobster

LinkedIn

Monster.com

onTargetjobs

Simply Hired

SnagAJob.com

TheLadders

trovix

TweetMyJOBS

USAJobs

Apprenticeship Positions in Ohio

back to top


Case Western Reserve University AudioPodcasts

Work is Recovery

You’re Not Working Why?

Work Is Hope: Vocational Rehabilitation Supports Recovery

Wanting Something to Look Forward To

That Was the Feeling I Was Missing

The Cheese Wall – An Supported Employment Success Story

I Like Your Earrings

Benefits Planning – Keeping Your World Glued Together

A Happy Mommy

The Journey of John MoneyPenny

The Big Unravel

For John, Work is Recovery

Benefits Planning and Peace of Mind

A Point of Pride

The Spirit of Benefits Planning

Keeping Your World Glued Together – Building Relationships

Keeping Your World Glued Together – Avoiding Crises

Easing Anxieties and Supporting Self-Efficacy

Being Caught Off Guard, Part I – A Letter Arrives from SSI

Being Caught Off Guard, Part 2 – A Sense of Panic Ensues

Being Caught Off Guard, Part 3 – The Panic Derails Recovery

Being Caught Off Guard, Part 4 – The Lesson Learned

A Story of Assertive Outreach, Part 1 – Taking a Risk

A Story of Assertive Outreach, Part 2 – Taking the Time

A Non-Reporting & Work Incentives Story, Part 1 – Payee Anxiety

A Non-Reporting & Work Incentives Story, Park 2 – Difficult Decisions

A Non-Reporting & Work Incentives Story, Part 3 – Problem Solved

A Non-Reporting & Work Incentives Story, Part 4 – The Lesson Learned

Take Home Tip 1: Report Income Every Month & Visit Benefit Offices

Take Home Tip 2: Alert People About Letters from Social Security

Take Home Tip 3: Educate Families and Keep Them Involved

Take Home Tip 4: Interpret Information for Each Consumer

back to top


iTunes Podcasts

Monster Podcast: Career Advice

How I Got My Job

Quick & Dirty Tips

How to Get Noticed by Your CEO
Accepting Criticism & Feedback Gracefully
Adopt a CEO Mindset
How to Make First Great Impressions (in Sales)
Being Unfairly Blamed at Work
Better Conference Calls

back to top


Other Vocational Resources

Salary Calculator

Education Pays

Americans with Disabilities Act

Job Accommodation Network

back to top


Instructional Videos Available on YouTube

How to Set Up a Profile on LinkedIn for Dummies

How to Prepare for a Job Interview: How to Answer Job Interview Questions

How to Prepare for a Job Interview: Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

The Essentials of Creating and Working with Tables in Excel 2007

back to top