Career success through self understanding


TCC Career gives insight into key subconscious factors that shape our natural preferences about how we work, the values that are important to us and the kind of work in which we are likely to excel.

It enables individuals and groups to better understand the environments, sectors, patterns, relationships and structures that will allow them to flourish professionally.

TCC Career is useful for those about to embark on a career or those who want to relate a better self understanding to their future career choices and optimisation.

It also allows organisations to better provide the ways of working that will enable their people to perform, flourish and feel well.

TCC Career assesses characteristics such as Leadership, Ambition, Entrepreneurship, Risk Appetite, Nurture and Analytical Nature.

Career Characteristics

  • Leadership
  • Ambition
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Desire to Develop
  • Resilience
  • Embracing Change
  • Detail Focus
  • Need for Support
  • Analytical Nature
  • Independence
  • Risk Appetite
  • Presentation
  • Professionalism



Definition: To make it into a senior leadership role, you need to be able to make tough people decisions and live with the consequences of your actions. Be aware of the positive flipside: those who find it harder to make tough people decisions can channel compassion and grace into nurturing, supportive and team-centred roles.


Definition: Ambition and inner drive are innate and extremely difficult to spot; previous achievements are not necessarily a strong predictor. You may be subconsciously limiting yourself or letting your ambition drive you. Knowing where you stand can help you take measures to flourish.


Definition: A lack of balance in work and home life can affect well-being. Burn-out is not just about overwork but can occur when work ceases to provide a shelter for unreleased complex emotions. A too strong sense of competition or rivalry can also lead to workaholism and anxiety.


Definition: There is a bit of a rebel in many of us. If your rebellious nature is too strong it can lead to difficulty dealing with authority, which can be antithetical to the hierarchical structures in corporate environments. However, those who are most rebellious are often the best suited to entrepreneurship.


Definition: Do you have an innate desire to constantly learn and develop yourself? This desire to develop ourselves allows us to reach our full potential in our careers.


Definition: Can you bounce back from a knock or a set-back? Can you support others in a crisis? Some people appear resilient but may lack the inner security to weather storms.


Definition: Great leaders show great capacity to flex and adapt to new circumstances, and in today’s workplace the pace of change is fast. Do you have a flexible approach to life or do you find adapting to change difficult? For some, change triggers a subconscious desire to try to ‘control’ their circumstances.


Definition: Some individuals are naturally very detail-focussed and cover their tracks very diligently. Whereas this can be a positive advantage, it is likely to be driven by a subconscious desire to look good in the eyes of others or avoid negative judgement. Others who focus less on the detail often have a greater capacity to be straightforward and realistic, whatever the consequences.


Definition: We all need support from time to time. Some people, however, are innately more needy than others. To succeed professionally you need an emotional strength that allows you to ‘give’ to an organisation as well as ‘taking’ from it. However, needy people are the best at nurturing and excel in roles where they are nurturing, supporting or mentoring others.


Definition: Do you focus on the detail? Do you tend to procrastinate, garner too many opinions or not ‘take the bull by the horns’ yourself? Attention to detail can be put to good use, but those who are over-analytical can be slowed up by cautiousness.


Definition: Tough single-mindedness and independence can be a strong characteristic but in certain cultures it can risk collaboration and healthy companionship. To make an impact in an organisation there needs to be an element of selflessness. People with very strong independence may thrive working independently or in an ‘expert’ or ‘consultative’ capacity.


Definition: Are you a balanced decision maker or someone who has an unhealthy appetite for risk taking? If you over-depend on things or have too much attraction to risk-taking, these traits can distort your sense of professional responsibility.


Definition: It may feel natural to make sure that you, your company or team always appear in the best possible light. This is very normal when balanced, but at the extreme end this can lead to too much ‘spin’ or over-optimistic messaging around important issues/projects/data. Being straightforward is fundamental to some roles whereas other industries can benefit from some creativity, detail and positive messaging.


Definition: Some people wear their professionalism lightly, exhibiting their values of honesty and trustworthiness naturally through their actions. For others it is more hidden, and for a few they find it difficult to be straightforward in their actions.


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