I have 2 sons, they are both very smart but with very different personalities and interests. As they were growing up, I know they are very different all along. But my husband who is an engineer, want them both to get into engineering – the career path he knows for sure will bring them good income and security. The younger one Andrew who is in high school, showed great talent in math and science from when he was a little boy, but the older son Alex who is in college, has little interest in anything technical. It shows on their academic performance too. We have tried our hardest to push Alex to study harder on his math and science subjects but with very disappointing results. During this process, our relationship with Alex had been damaged. He did not want to communicate with us and especially tried to avoid his father all the time. The younger one Andrew, despite of his top performance in academic subjects, shows little personality and is very introverted – something we also worried about.
After attending to one of Dr. Kay’s seminars, we were both convinced that Dr. Kay is the person we were looking for who can help us. We registered to her program TOP 101 – College Major & Career Direction for both of our sons and that, was “the best money we have spent in our lifetime!” – This comment was from my husband, a very frugal engineer.
When Dr. Kay showed us the results from one of the assessments they took, Highlands Ability Battery, we were both shocked by how much they are alike – their ability scales on every category are almost identical. My husband was elated to see this result, he said to both of his sons “you see, I know you both have very high intelligences and abilities to be engineers.” At this moment, Dr. Kay explained to us that the ability has largely inherited from parents biologically and that explains why siblings often score very similarly in ability test but this is only one part of the equation. She then showed us my sons’ personalities and temperaments and they are exactly opposite in every category, as different as day and night! Through Dr. Kay’s in depth coaching, she made us understand how different combinations in ability, personality, and interest would lead to different talent and strength in each person.
After the program, my husband finally understand he cannot change a person’s nature and the best strategy is to use that nature to develop one’s own strength. Both Alex and Andrew came out of the program knowing their talent and career direction. Both my husband and I came out of the program knowing our sons strengths and where they have the most potential. Most importantly, our family’s relationship has improved tremendously after the program. I cannot thank Dr. Kay enough for saving my family and my marriage! I highly recommend any person who is looking for career guidance take the career programs from Dr. Kay.