Resources to Improve your Work Motivation at:
Stage 3-Career Exploration

The following are examples of helpful strategies and resources that service providers can use to help individuals continue to strengthen their work motivation: 

Weekly Coaching  

Qualified individuals such as employment service providers, peer specialists, or rehabilitation counselors can provide weekly “coaching” sessions. They can assist with developing SMART goals [link], provide accountability to follow through on weekly tasks, and provide encouragement during periods when work drive may naturally decrease – such as times of doubt, low energy, and symptom resurgence.  

Pre-Career Activity  

Increased, supported participation in pre-career activities such as job shadowing, interning/externing, and part-time employment (in a setting that matches the individual’s long-term work interests) can help strengthen the individual’s expectations for a decent work future