What is a Quester?

September 16, 2014

ARE YOU A QUESTER? Would you know a Quester if you met one? Could you become one? What are Questers anyway?

Questers think of their work differently from most people. Like many, Questers will probably spend a third to half of their adult lives working or thinking about work. But unlike most people at crucial points in their careers, they set off on quests to find new challenges in their lives…

By learning about the courage and imagination Questers rely on to find career happiness and growth, you may discover ways to take better control of your career—and life. Some started taking charge of their careers early. Others were near retirement.

Maybe you share some personality characteristics Questers tend to have. Where do you fit? Take the Quester Quiz.

Why Questers Succeed

Questers are purposeful, innovative, and resilient. They view career advancement as growth of the whole person. Independent, optimistic, and often drawn to challenges, Questers have courage to risk.

Questers measure success by internal standards rather than by the “shoulds” of others. They value self-respect more than what others say about them. For them, security in a changing world must come from within.

Because they work hard and are goal-oriented, they tend to succeed. Indeed, some become billionaires or achieve celebrity. Money and prestige, however, are by-products.

Questers include the accountant turned potter, the laid off worker who created her new job, and the millionaire who started his business with $60.00.

Because Questers create self-harmonious work by choosing purposeful activities that provide meaning and direction, they tend to have higher levels of career and personal satisfaction than many others. Questers are productive, healthy, and happy well into their nineties.

How to Become a Quester Starting Today

Perhaps you’re thinking that Questers must be extraordinary or glamorous people.

 Not really. They’re individuals like you and me who face career challenges common to most. But they have learned to do something about their difficulties. They have learned to take control.

You can, too! We’re all born with Quester qualities. You see them in infants as they excitedly explore every nook and cranny in their homes. Unfortunately, as people grow older, many lose this passion for exploring and growing. That doesn’t have to be you!

Start planning for greater happiness and personal and professional growth today.

Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life shows how to rediscover, renew, and strengthen your Quester qualities.


Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life by Carole Kanchier, PhD

Softcover| 6×9 | 282 pages| ISBN 978-1-93667271-4 | $18:99; available in most ebook formats. May be ordered from most book sellers or amazon.com


Author, Dr. Carole Kanchier, encourages you to reassess your views of career success, and strengthen Quester traits such as purpose and intuition to succeed. Carole Kanchier has worked with clients representing varied industries, and has taught at the University of Alberta, University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz, and other institutions of higher learning. She chaired the Career Change Committee, National Career Development Association, and was Advisory Board member, College Admission Counseling Program, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kanchier walks her talk!


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