That question used to make me S.W.E.A.T!
My inner narrative would sound something like this…
What’s the right answer?
What if I say something and they tell me I can’t?!?
How can I possibly know what opportunities will be available when I’m ready to make that BIG decision??
At EoT, our job is to teach YOU how to talk to kids in a way that WON’T make them sweat. 😰
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What’s a problem you want to solve?
umm…a doctor? a lawyer? a teacher?
“What’s a problem you want to solve?” gives you the opportunity to really LISTEN.
To have a meaningful conversation and share your own personal experiences that might impact that kid’s perspective.
If this is something that resonates with you, or you want to learn more about how we train engineers to talk about, well….engineering….here’s a link that should help!
PS. EoT CEO, Rebecca was a guest on the recently launched “Souls Outside” podcast and shared her thoughts on the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”.
The episode airs June 16th – and you’re invited to the FB Watch Party!