For Counselors & Coaches
If you’re a career counselor, coach, advisor or mental health counselor, the Work-Life Balance Card Sort is a powerful, accessible, and effective tool for helping your clients clarify and articulate what, specifically, the want their career and life to look like, and what they can do to get there. There are many benefits of using card sorts with clients, including:
Card sorts can spark conversation…especially with those who struggle with opening-up and describing how they feel or what they want.
Card sorts are hands-on…they are a tactile, interactive experience that can actually be fun!
Card sorts are process-oriented…they can help your clients/employees examine their priorities, wants, and goals deeply, and discuss, in the moment, the “why” behind their choices.
Card sorts are visual… they allow clients to categorize their career and personal priorities and see them laid out in front of them all at once, helping them get a clearer, holistic picture of their career and life goals.
Card sorts are user-friendly and accessible… they are not intimidating or overwhelming like some forced-choice, psychometric career assessment tools that result in a test score.
Card sorts have face-validity…clients are not likely to be caught off guard by their results, and they’re able to interpret them based on their own experiences.
Card sorts can be used or administered by anyone, and with multiple clients…they don’t require any special training or expensive certification to administer, and they can be used over and over again (our card decks are printed on high-grade, playing-card quality card stock, and are designed for multi-client use).
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Digital Card Sort Options
As a counselor or coach, you can purchase a unique, reloadable access code in bulk (in packs of 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50). This code can be sent to your clients, giving them direct access to the card sort activity.
If you do not wish to use an access code, you can instead direct your clients to sorts.balancedcardsorts.com and have them purchase the digital tool themselves ($15).
With either option, your client will be prompted with clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for sorting their Career Priority and Personal Priority cards. After they've completed the card sort, their results report will automatically generate and be emailed to them. This report includes 15 follow up and goal setting questions, which you can process together in your sessions, generating meaningful discussion.
Card Sort Decks: The Professional Package
A high quality card deck, which includes 30 Career Priority and 30 Personal Priority cards.
10 Work-Life Balance Card Sort Instruction & Question Guides, which include card sort instructions and 15 structured follow-up and goal-setting questions for your clients/employees to fill out and take with them.
A worksheet with 8 additional/optional questions and activities for you to use with your clients over the course of your work together to help them process their results and goals more deeply.
If you're interested in purchasing the Professional Package, please click HERE
* Additional Instruction & Follow-up Question Guides may be purchased in packages of 10