Building a Better Future Albert, 21, lived in Tirana, Albania, He had completed high school three years prior but locked into a low wage, low expectation job. Share Tweet LinkedIn Pin Case studies Personal Development Building a Better Future April 5th 2019 Personal Development The challenge Albert* was a 21 year man who lived in Tirana, Albania, He had completed high school three years prior but locked into a low wage, low expectation job. He wanted to change his life and get a career as well as discover what was ‘outside’ Albania. He felt great pressure from his family to do better. He was frustrated by the apparent impossibility to change his destiny and his frustration with life in his city. *name changed to protect client confidentiality The effect The objectives were to empower Albert to identify what his passions were. reconnect him with those passions and help empower him to find avenues that would open the doors for him to start the changes. encourage him to believe in himself as well as see himself on a firm career track. Solution With Rod's support, Albert initially identified some of his key strengths, which included good spoken English and the ability to benefit from a University education. Albert received six NLP based coaching sessions specifically tailored to his needs. This included a 'personal breakthrough' session to increase his confidence and a session to help him understand what was really important to him both in work and life generally. Albert was then coached to improve his chances of getting accepted at both college and university and how to really benefit from the opportunity this would offer. After Albert won a scholarship for a first year at college, Rod provided a programme of Skype and email support. Result The impact on Albert's motivation and skills was immediate, resulting his winning his Scholarship. After completing his college year Albert left for Tetovo, in Turkey where he had been accepted to University. He was living on his own at college in a foreign country and thriving on the challenge. Eighteen months later Albert worked at a major international tourist resort hotel in Turkey for a summer season and earned more in those few months than in the previous 18 months. In addition he has now been accepted to their management training programme. He has discovered himself and has provided for his family as well as himself.