Fulfillment in Life and Career Conversations

Majority of my individual clients were/are within the working ages of between 23 to early 50’s where the majority comes from the 35 to 50 age bracket. More than half are male.  Some just wanted to get their CV reviewed, others are in need of interview prepping and some guidance in mapping our their careers. The others, wanted validation on their choices of career journey.

And most, wanted to have someone to talk to them….

Have you ever felt “lost” for a moment?


Stages of psychosocial development

Generativity refers to “making your mark” on the world through creating or nurturing things that will outlast an individual.

The theory of psychosocial development was first developed by Erik Erikson, a German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychological development of human beings. According to him, there are “eight distinct stages, taking in five stages up to the age of 18 years and three further stages beyond, well into adulthood. Like Freud and many others, Erik Erikson maintained that personality develops in a predetermined order, and builds upon each previous stage. This is called the epigenetic principle.”


Where the career conversations help

Understanding the “lost feelings” is the first step and gaining steps on calibrating the career goals will be the objective.


How to explore the career conversation?

Please email to askcareerdoctor@gmail.com or info@dragonfire.com.my for a discussion.


Work-life balance and why is yours and mine are not the same?

One of the key areas my client and I will sit down together is to walk through, in detail, their work-life balance sheet. What’s a conversation on work-life balance and career got to do with anything, you might ask?


  • Whenever I sit with a 45 year old client, we would explore at how he would articulate his successes to surface up his sense of achievements, his legacy so to speak. And, try to see how this could be captured in narrative.
  • Sitting with a 35 year old client would likely be focusing on his relationship development and how this can strengthen his career progress while aligning towards company, self and work values.

Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development clearly defines the 8 stages of psychosocial development where “personality develops in a predetermined order, and builds upon each previous stage.”

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