Karin Ohmann | Talent Profiler | Providing a Road-map to Personal Enlightenment and Success
We interviewed the fascinating Karin Ohmann, Talent Profiler. Her unique take on personal enlightenment and career success was profound. She has discovered a combination of East meets West philosophy and a holistic approach on success which is truly thought provoking. Read how she is changing lives globally.
Name: Karin Ohmann
Country: Located in Ireland, but working internationally
Industry: Career Choice
Business Name: Karin Ohmann. Talent Profiling
Favorite Quote to live by:
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
1. Please give us a bit of background on who you are and what you do? (what is your backstory/your business)
My name is Karin Ohmann, and I turn Monday into your favourite day of the week! I work with professionals to help them leverage their skill set and secure a career that excites them, by focusing on discovering their true talents and passions in life. The difference it makes in their lives is remarkable... I’m convinced that the secret to a successful career lies in doing what you really like to do.
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius
Confucius is quoted by many people, from Steve Jobs to Malcom Forbes to Mark Twain. It’s about finding your natural talents — But it’s really so much more than that. You could be good in a certain position, but not like it. At the end of the day, most people do things that they don’t really care for. However, to be great in what you do, you have to love it. And when you finally find your ideal career and truly excel in it, you will never work a day in your life again. These wise words from Confucius form the basis of my work with TALENT PROFILING.
I am a Swiss native, presently living in Ireland, and have spent the last couple of years in South East Asia. When I left Switzerland, I also left behind my own HR consultancy and executive search business. While exploring the Asian culture I got “hooked” on the ancient Chinese philosophy and its underlying idea, that each person, when he or she is born, receives a legacy: A unique profile, a personal DNA blueprint.
I quickly realised that it’s a unique way of decoding a person’s character traits, talents, strengths and abilities, in an entirely “unembellished” way - without make-up, so to speak. As your hidden talents become visible, you are given a wholly new perspective when it comes to making decisions.
Today, I combine my know-how of “East meets West”. My clients are people who are at a crossroad in their professional lives. I provide them with a roadmap which guides them towards the right decision as to which road to take. “Right decision” in this context means finding lasting satisfaction in whatever you are doing and, as a consequence, enjoying a higher quality of life.
My clients are:
• Individuals who are stuck in their career and need a boost
• Executives who have a highly stressful job or face a burn-out and aim for a career
• Others are at a point in their life where they feel restless inside and ask themselves “What else could I do?”, but they haven’t discovered their passion yet
• Parents of teenagers who are seeking advice regarding the right career choice for their children
• Women, who are going “back to work” after a (family) break and need to rediscover their personal success factors
2. What advice can you give other entrepreneurs that are struggling to break through the glass ceiling in reaching their goals?
Pinpoint your talents & thrive!
The only thing that can hold you back from achieving your big goals is yourself. Often, we don’t allow ourselves to succeed because we give ourselves reasons to not fully commit. Most of the time, it’s just the fear of the unknown within you that is holding you back. To break through you need to understand your true abilities and hidden talents — and then accelerate them. By knowing who you are and how to truly access your full potential, you also realise your limitations - and it’s good to know your limits in life. It allows you to focus on the CAN DOs rather than struggling over the CAN’T DOs.
3. What inspires and motivates you? What wakes you up every morning, make you get the work done and do it all over again the next day?
I have an intrinsic joy for life and a passion for unconventional knowledge. I love being around others and I’m in my “element” when I can inspire joy in people, make them happy, giving them warmth and supporting them in their endeavours. This is why I love what I’m doing! I’m advising my clients on how to thrive in their career by knowing their talents and turning them into their Unique Selling Point.
4. How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors? What makes you unique?
As a former HR Consultant for highly professional organisations, I was performing 1 on 1 assessments with candidates by using classic traditional tests which are known and used worldwide to evaluate their suitability for a certain position. I know the advantages and also limitations of these tests.
Today, I focus on the individual and the career he or she wants in the long run instead of the “suitability” to a given job. The big difference with what I do in comparison to another classic assessment approach is that I’m applying a holistic method of reading a person’s profile. This gives me answers, which are not in any way prejudiced. In traditional personality tests, you answer questions based on your previous experience and behaviour – often not even realising that you may have other talents and options. Unearthing those unrealised talents will bring a new level of enlightened perspective. A deeper understanding of yourself that will shine through to others.
I acknowledge that it can be hard for Westerners to get their head around this Eastern approach, but my passion for this topic is certainly infectious. Looking at my own journey, I would like to encourage everybody who is searching for a new direction in their career to pinpoint your own talents and thrive in doing what you love!
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