Is there an ideal age to go through the MCIQ process?

No, there really isn’t. People may experience different benefits at different times, but this is like asking, “If I was on a journey of any kind, when would I want to know whether or not I was headed in the right direction?”

  • Sooner is better than later.
  • Some times are more urgent than others (like before crossing an unstable bridge, or taking out a large student loan for a private college)
  • Starting early can prevent a matter from becoming urgent later.
How young is too young to go through MCIQ? How old is too old?

We will not accept clients that are 14 or younger, and 16 or 17+ is better for all but the most mature students.

Adults of any age can benefit from the process, but only if they have the flexibility to act on the results that are uncovered. Our focus, however, is on students. Adult clients (25+) that have already completed their schooling will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Can students get this kind of help from HS counselors (or college career centers).

Highly unlikely. With the average high school counselor to student ratio at 1 to 400+, the shortage of funding, and the lack of marketplace training, school counselors at any level are not equipped to provide your child with customized information and feedback.

Over time, I believe proactive high schools and colleges will try to do a better job in equipping students with a plan for future career success. Unfortunately, that time has not yet come for most students at most schools.

Are there other ways to test your abilities?

Yes. But no other methods that are as accurate, cost-effective, or as convenient. Options include:

  • Visiting a trained industrial psychologist. (This method is accurate, but expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient.)
  • Self-rating by choosing from a list of abilities. (This method is cheap, fast and convenient…but highly unreliable.)
  • Trial & error in real-life jobs. (This method can be accurate, but is slow (takes years or decades), and can be the most expensive when including opportunity cost of career detours.)
  • MCIQ is accurate (because of actual timed work-samples), cost-effective (because it can be determined in hours, not days or years), and is convenient (because all assessments can be taken online in the comfort of your home).
How reliable are the assessments?

The key assessments we harness pass rigorous testing for the technical terms “validation” and “reliability.” Feel free to ask for the scientific documentation.
What if my son or daughter is already in college?

At the risk of getting philosophical, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”

While it may be better to go through the MCIQ process prior to choosing your college, and before picking a college major, gaining additional insights about your direction, or validating your path, can build your confidence. It can also help you make a more compelling case to a prospective employer.

Will the results of the assessments change over time?

Several of the assessments we use (abilities and behavioral) measure “hard-wired” attributes that will NOT change over time. Others (values and interests) can change over time, and you will be given access to re-take them in the future at no additional cost.
What if my child probably won’t be attending college?

If he or she is skilled and highly interested in a trade or other job/career track, the MCIQ process may not be necessary. If, however, they are avoiding college simply because they don’t like school, or aren’t sure what they want to do with a degree, then MCIQ could be extremely helpful.
Do I have to come to your office to take the assessments?

No. All of the assessments can be taken online, at your convenience, in the comfort of your home.
How long will it take to complete the assessments?

The assessments take several hours to complete. They can, however, be completed in sections that range from 4 to 15 minutes. You can also spread them out over several days or weeks if circumstances require.
Is the coaching session for the student only, or can parents attend also?

Parents are encouraged to attend the in-person session and/or Skype session.
Is the coaching session conducted by phone or in-person?

Coaching sessions are conducted via Skype (or similar video and screen-sharing software), or in-person, depending on your preference and the availability of a local coach.
What payment methods do you accept?

Payments are accepted online via Paypal, credit card, or you can make arrangements to mail a check.