This collective case study applied life design counselling to augment the career adaptability of learners in a South African
independent school setting. Five purposively selected learners attending Grade 11 (age range: 16–18) completed eight
group-based life design counselling sessions. Data on their career adaptability pre- and post-intervention were gathered
from sessional notes. The data were thematically analysed. Following the intervention the participants displayed improved
career adaptability as evidenced by their demonstrated efforts to address aspects related to career concern, control, curiosity
and confidence. Life design counselling appeared to have a positive effect on the career adaptability of learners in an
independent school setting.