Why take a skills assessment?

Realize that the sum of your know-how is much greater than what you are often reduced to on a day-to-day basis.

A skills assessment helps you to improve your self-confidence by learning more about your strengths and assets. It enables you to assert yourself and dare to take on the projects that really matter to you.

Be aware of all the skills you can mobilize, but don’t necessarily use.

In fact, the environment in which we evolve often determines the skills we mobilize. It limits us. But you’re much more than that. In essence, this exercise will enable you to reflect on all the know-how and skills you’ve acquired over time , or passed on to you by those close to you. It’s also a way to get to know you by gathering information about your :

  • Values: important things like success, status and autonomy.
  • Interests: what you like to do, i.e. play golf, travel…
  • Personality: a person’s traits, motivations, needs and attitudes.
The Step-up skills assessment enables you to carry out a comprehensive, in-depth, 360° reflection process, in order to give meaning to your professional life and dare to evolve.


  • Make an inventory of your skills, aptitudes, potential, personality and motivations;
  • Evaluate the feasibility of a project already defined, the relevance of long-term training or a new direction;
  • Reflect on potential career paths and development scenarios;
  • Become aware of your weaknesses in terms of skills, aptitudes and personality, in the light of your career aspirations;
  • Set long-term improvement targets with an action plan;
  • Take a step back, learn to evaluate yourself, analyze your real motivations and
  • Increase your autonomy in your professional and personal choices.

All these expectations can be part of a process of orientation, reorientation, career development or repositioning on the internal or external job market.

  • Strengthen your project management skills
  • Enhance your hard and soft skills
  • Create your own success

Our approach

Our Step-up skills assessment involves taking stock of your career path in order to define realistic and achievable professional and/or training projects. Our approach is based on acomprehensive, in-depth analysis of your personality, experience, skills, aptitudes and ecosystem.

Our approach is based on experimentation and self-discovery. Tools for personal reflection structure and facilitate the investigative work we’ll be carrying out together throughout our support.

Our methodology

  • Personalized, one-on-one discussions using teaching aids and creativity techniques: coaching techniques, methodological input, feedback, role-playing, additional tools and methods as required (MBTI, blason, photo-language, “business creation” sheet, CV and cover letter drivers, possible involvement of a 2nd consultant to enrich discussions…).
  • At the end of the assessment, you receive a strictly personal file summarizing the process and serving as an anchor for your future decisions. This file includes your working documents, as well as a summary co-authored with the consultant who accompanied you.
  • A trusting relationship conducive to in-depth reflection, collaborative work,  constructive and impartial exchanges
  • Respect for professional secrecy and the principles of  ethics related to the support activity
People supported by skills assessment, including 2 in 2023

Evaluation methods

We set up a continuous evaluation system throughout the Step-up assessment to help you reflect, explore the field and confront the realities of the market.

During the Step-up assessment, we carry out regular check-ups with your consultant coach. At the start of each session, we set aside time for feedback on awareness, learning andprogress.

At the end of your Step-up assessment, we’ll give you the “on-the-spot” self-assessment questionnaire you’ve filled in.

Six months after completion of the assessment, we hold an individual follow-up interview to assess the progress of your project and any difficulties you are encountering.

A sign-in sheet attests to your attendance. An individual end-of-training certificate is issued at the end of the assessment.


Preliminary phase
  • Introduction to skills assessment and its objectives
  • Analysis of your request
  • Analysis of your needs
  • Clarifying your current situation
  • Joint definition of your goal and personalized program
Investigation phase
  • Verification of the feasibility and viability of your project
  • Analysis of the dynamics of your career path and positions held
  • Assessment and positioning of your skills and talents
  • Assessment of limiting beliefs and obstacles
  • Evaluation of successes and their foundations
  • Professional assessment: the domain of your know-how
Projective phase
  • Projecting into the future by defining options and scenarios
  • Interviews with professionals in your field of interest, reading, etc.
  • Create an iterative approach to building and defining your professional project
Conclusion phase
  • At the end of the assessment, thanks to the work you’ve done, you’re aware of your skills and know how to use them to achieve your objectives independently.
  • Deployment of an implementation strategy and development of an action plan
  • Setting in motion through concrete situations
  • Supporting change
  • Joint finalization of your balance sheet summary
  • Joint assessment of the quality of your balance sheet
At the end of the assessment, thanks to the work you’ve done, you’re aware of your skills and know how to use them to achieve your projects. The duration and content of the skills assessment can be adapted to the characteristics of the individual and the objectives of the assessment.

The total duration of the skills assessment is 12 hours (Step-up) and 10 hours (Skill-up), divided into sessions of 1h to 1h30 of exchanges and exercises, over an average period of 3 to 4 months.

Exercises or practices are carried out between sessions. At the start of each new session, feedback is given on the actionsevolution and awareness achieved following the previous session.


Executives, salaried employees, civil servants, self-employed workers, entertainment intermittents, artists-authors, freelance journalists, jobseekers. All professional sectors.


Skill-up assessment (one consultant): €3,300 possibility of CPF reimbursement – Skill-up

Step-up assessment (two assessors): €4,100 CPF contribution possible – Step up

  • Management experience
  • Strong motivation to progress in one’s abilities

Our consultants practice non-oriented listening while maintaining a benevolent distance and neutrality, and are bound by professional secrecy. Connection Leadership complies with the code of ethics relating to training and coaching activities. In this way, we also guarantee that the consent of the person being cared for is respected at all times.


The skills assessment and support areas are accessible to anyone with a disability, and a request for specific adaptation can be made to our team.

How to find us

To take advantage of our skills assessment service, please contact us to discuss your needs and availability, and we’ll get back to you within 48 to 72 hours (working time). We will then work together to schedule your support, which can begin within 10 days (allow 14 days for administrative processing if you wish to use your CPF for financing).

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Regulatory and legislative framework
Article L6313-4 of the French Labor Code

“The purpose of skills assessments […] is to enable workers to analyze their professional and personal skills, as well as their aptitudes and motivations, in order to define a professional project and, where appropriate, a training project.”

Article R6313-4 of the French Labor Code

“The skills assessment […] comprises, under the guidance of the service provider carrying out the assessment, the following three phases: A preliminary phase […], an investigation phase enabling the beneficiary either to construct his professional project and check its relevance, or to work out one or more alternatives, a conclusion phase […].”

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