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 Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life shows how!

The New Year is almost here, and many are still wondering what to do with their lives!

I would love to share my work on lifelong career, personal and spiritual growth with you.

Award winning, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, redefines how we look at careers and work, and inspires adults to take charge of their life careers. Questers is available from amazon: (

Case studies of purposeful, growth oriented, Questers, quizzes, and guidelines show viewers how to manage lifelong growth and decision making. (Take the Quester Quiz:

Questers Dare to Change demonstrates how career transitions are linked to all areas of a person’s life. Questers’ stories, quizzes, and guidelines help readers understand how they grow and change through life, where they are in the career and life cycles, and how to create purposeful, growth-oriented lives.

Questers Dare to Change answers many questions adults have about lifelong career, personal, and spiritual growth.

  •  Are you a Quester? Check Quester traits with self-scoring quiz:
  • Courage – A crucial skill in changing times
  • Develop a lifelong master plan for career success
  • Create your own luck – Develop a winning mindset
  • Understand how job dissatisfaction affects health and productivity
  • Are you ready for a career shift?
  • Overcome fear of failure
  • Know what’s in the cards for you
  • Entry, mastery, and disengagement – Where are you?
  • Find your truth – Complete self-scoring quizzes
  • … And so much more

Individuals world wide benefit from Questers Dare to Change.

Please request PDF version of Questers for review. Sample articles/columns are on my web site

Many thanks for your interest and consideration. I look forward to exploring possibilities with you.

Kind regards,

Carole Kanchier, PhD;

Author Bio Carole Kanchier, PhD, is an internationally recognized newspaper/digital columnist, registered psychologist and author of the award-winning, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life. Dr. Kanchier has taught at University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz and University of Alberta, and served as visiting fellow at Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, and other institutions of higher learning. Dr. Kanchier is known for her pioneering interdisciplinary approach to human potential


Failure Is Inevitable

July 12, 2017

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.” J.K. Rowling

 J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and other publications, knows about the fringe benefits of failure, and the importance of imagination. A Quester, she practices what she preaches. Meet other Questers who dare to be themselves and have some setbacks on their way to success in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life:


How Authentic Are You?

August 4, 2015

Authenticity does not come from title, social stature or wealth, but rather from how we live. That is, how we go about pursuing our purpose and making a contribution in our own unique way. Authentic people prevail in changing times because they are in harmony with the energy of the universe. Most Questers, described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, are authentic.
To be authentic, you must understand who you are, what you want to be, and how you want to fit in the world. You should be self-guided. To determine your level of authenticity take the quiz, “How Authentic Are You?”…changing-times/

authentic self

  • Build self esteem. Confidence gives you courage to set high expectations, to risk, to grow, to be authentic.
  • Acknowledge your accomplishments. Prepare a list of positive achievements and personality characteristics. Post this where you can read it daily.
  • Don’t change to please others or compare yourself to or compete with others.
  • Stretch yourself. Constantly push the envelope, raising standards. Challenge conventional beliefs and paths. Travel uncharted territories. Although this may invoke disappointments, accepting and growing through challenges enhances authenticity.
  • Be in the moment. Engage yourself completely in the activity at hand.
  • Maintain perspective. Time and distance can make mountains seem like molehills. Don’t let what happened yesterday affect what will happen tomorrow. Look upon setbacks as one step toward growth and authenticity.
  • Take comfort in uncertainty. This unchartered path evolves moment-by-moment. Realize the path is the goal. Everything is workable.
  • Strengthen resilience. Note what you’ve learned from traumatic experiences. Indicate how these have made you stronger, wiser, more authentic. Identify early cues that you’ve ignored, and what you’d now do differently.
  • Manage fear. Identify worrisome issues. Minimize these by researching relevant information and resources. Live in the present. Let go of “attachments.”
  • Create a life in which you continue to grow and have choices. Make choices in harmony with your authentic self. Use your Quester power. “Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life” shows you how:

Living With Purpose

December 4, 2014

Ben, 59, had a number of good paying jobs, but he lacked job satisfaction.He wanted to continue working, but at a job that had some meaning for him. He wanted a job that would enable him to “be what he was born to be! ”

While some may think this is unrealistic, my research described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, (ISBN: 978-1-936672-71-4) finds most successful, satisfied adults live with purpose.

To have a satisfying successful career, you need to have a clear sense of purpose. Clarifying your purpose and striving towards goals that enable you to express the real you gives life meaning, direction, and satisfaction. It not only contributes to health and longevity, but it also makes you feel better in challenging times.

With a purpose you have a step by step design; without a purpose, you live by default. Your purpose is your compass. It keeps you on the right path and aligns your activities when you get off track.

Ben identified his purpose and other personal qualities, researched and narrowed compatible options, then developed a plan to achieve desired goals. Within four months, he accepted the CEO position of a large food processing company.

Have you clarified your purpose? Does your career path reflect your purpose?

How to clarify your purpose
Ben’s purpose is to build things and help them grow. To identify his purpose, Ben looked for themes that emerged from the following: his strengths and accomplishments; what he would like colleagues to say about him; absorbing childhood activities; a prize he would select for being the world’s best; people he admires; skills he wants to use in his ideal job; how he would occupy his time if he had billions; and a recurring dream.

Ben loves using his problem-solving, decision- making, and mentoring skills. He needs challenge, autonomy, a sense of accomplishment, and opportunities to develop personally and professionally. His likes managing people and finances as well as marketing and sales.

Ben explored occupations that would enable him to express his purpose in the general management, finance, and management consulting fields. Then he clarified his goal, and outlined an action plan. Once he knew where he was headed, he made a focused effort to attain his goal.

He tracked his progress, and regularly reappraised his goals and plans. Ben modified these as circumstances changed.

Ben’s goal and plans flowed from his purpose, and his daily activities were guided by these. Ben based all decisions on the overall direction he wanted his life to go. This enabled him to stay on track.

When you follow your purpose, you have the power to reap the rewards of a more meaningful personal and professional life. You become more genuine, confident, and a better decision maker. You have less stress and higher levels of energy and enthusiasm. Additional strategies for living with purpose are found in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life.