My focus is on assisting people to find meaning and enjoyment in their work. This often involves working to
- clarify desired outcomes
- manage or surpass barriers
- integrate what is 'out of place', disjointed or feels like it 'doesn't fit'
We do this through a combination of conversation, visual methods (and assessment, if necessary).
"May is easy to talk to. She is understanding, honest and direct, which is what makes her so highly effective in career development." - Ansley, Sales & Key Account Management
As Psychometrist: Independent Practice, I am qualified to administer and interpret various Psychometric assessment questionnaires and tools, and give feedback on results. I qualified by means of a 4-year degree, completing required supervised practical hours and passing a Board Exam (Health Professions Council of South Africa: Professional Board for Psychology: Psychometry Independent Practice).
The bulk of my work experience has been in providing assessment and career development services to companies or individuals as described above.
“May Bleeker-Phelan’s work with clients is incisive, accurate and as a result highly influential both for the individuals involved and the client business.” Sarah, MD
My personal interests lie both in expanding human capabilities and the creative arts. I have a strong creative practice involving stitching, painting, writing and making of other kinds. I have relied on this all my life for my own personal growth and development and understand the benefits.
Using the 'visual mode' can access deeper insights than are usually available through ordinary conversation.
I also have an interest in the development of enhanced inner resources for decision-making and judgment, since this is what made a decisive difference to my own career contentment.
I enjoy using all my skills and abilities to support others through their own growth and change.
“May was able to help individual participants recognise their impact on others, build their self awareness and set effective and focussed developmental goals to make changes.” - Tom, MD
Logic, Intuition & the use of Psychometrics
Working as Psychometrist for many years has given me ample opportunity to test and discover the usefulness of psychometric tools.
These are the accepted, standardised methods for assessing human characteristics and potential, particularly where speed-to-insight is important. Like all tools they have limitations. The skill of the user very much determines the quality of the outcome.
Where they are needed, I use them to establish a baseline of information from which to work. This forms a starting point and useful backdrop for the development conversation.
I also use my own visual and intuitive methods to complement the above.