Questers -Dare to change your job and life
Questers inspires and guides readers to reshape their careers. It shows how career transitions are linked to all areas of a person’s life. Questers' stories, quizzes, and guidelines help readers understand how they grow through life, where they are in the career and life cycles, and how to create a purposeful, growth-oriented life. More
Questers is a powerful beacon for individuals considering what to do next, desiring to become what they were born to be, or seeking skills to succeed in changing times.
Using research conducted with over 45,000 adults, Carole Kanchier, PhD, blends motivational stories, questionnaires, and guidelines to help you understand how you grow and change through life, where you are in the career and life cycles, and how to create a purposeful, growth-oriented, and fulfilling life. This integrative, inspiring approach to career and life revitalization empowers you to manage change!
For more than 25 years, award-winning author, career visionary, newspaper columnist and psychologist, Carole Kanchier has informed, motivated, and challenged individuals to live their desired lives. She encourages people to look at careers in new ways to succeed.
Dr. Kanchier characterizes life and career transitions — voluntary and involuntary — as a normal part of growth and development, and believes people have the capacity to choose and create positive, purposeful, and constructive changes to realize their potential.
Dr. Kanchier helps you grow through life by strengthening Quester qualities like a sense of purpose, authenticity, intuition, independence, resilience, perseverance, optimism, confidence, and courage to risk.
In Questers, Dr. Kanchier answers many questions related to career growth and decision making. In particular, she helps you understand and manage feelings that come from quests for satisfaction and success.
In addition to showing you how to become who you were born to be, Questers helps you strengthen skills needed to succeed in changing times. These include knowing whether you're ready to make a career shift; how to overcome fear of failure; how to grow in your current job; and how to strengthen intuition.
Questers begins with a description of Questers, individuals who will succeed in changing times. A discussion of the contemporary career follows and continues with an overview of the characteristics of work through the ages. Chapters 2 and 3 present Quester qualities, and offer the opportunity for self-exploration and self appraisal. Chapter 4 includes a review of voluntary an involuntary career change and demonstrates the various types of career changes. The chapter concludes by advising readers they have boundless choices.
Chapter 5 presents a discussion of the intermingling of the career cycle and the life cycle. By referring to Questers' stories, the chapter demonstrates how the career cycles of entry, mastery, and disengagement parallel the developmental and transitions stages of the life cycle. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 include the identification and evaluation of job satisfiers, consideration in making decisions, means of selecting and choosing among options, and ways of planning and following through.
Stories of Questers, ranging in age from adolescence to 110 years, illustrate that psychological, cognitive, interpersonal, and spiritual growth continue throughout life and that all life components and environmental forces are interrelated. Numerous tools, such as questionnaires, exercises, and proven strategies assist in career and personal development.
Questers will help you strengthen your power within to attain the life you were meant to live — in our changing, challenging, and exciting world.”
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