- Do you want knowledge and strategies to understand and control your personal and professional life?
- Would you like cost effective, practical, easy to read columns to address varied work, personal growth and human resources issues?
- Are you looking for tools to help others empower themselves to achieve desired goals.
Columns, workbooks, and quizzes are designed to help adults of all ages and varied occupational groups develop knowledge, confidence, and strategies to manage their careers and lives. Based on the stated needs of the general public as well as organizational clients, the materials integrate knowledge from many disciplines.
The columns are easy to read, short (700 – 900 words) and practical. They frequently involve case studies and/or short quizzes with accompanying suggestions or practical guidelines to help adults enhance their work/life situations or strengthen certain personality traits, skills, or attitudes.
This one is a quiz that will tell you about your risk taking behavior. I will be posting new columns periodically for your enjoyment. Check back often to see what is up.
These columns/quizzes may also be purchased for use in you own class rooms or seminars. Please contact Carole Kanchier.
Please scroll to the bottom of this section to view readers’ comments about Carole’s columns.
Examples of Other Column Topics:
The Contemporary Workplace: Presents new ways of looking at career advancement, and offers practical suggestions for helping adults develop their careers and create harmonious work environments. Topics include:
- Spiritual Principles at Work
- Mastering Change
- Transitioning Issues
Workplace Essentials: Offers suggestions to help people develop appropriate work attitudes, habits and skills. Topics include:
- Email and Telephone Etiquette
- Time Management Strategies
- Communication Essentials
Performance Boosters: Offers suggestions to help adults excel at work. Topics include:
- Using Mind Power
- Conquering Perfectionism and Procrastination
- Achieving Success
Making Wise Decisions: Helps people understand themselves, explore options, clarify goals and develop effective strategies for making decisions and attaining goals. Topics include:
- Factors to Consider When Making Decisions
- Identifying Personal Attributes and Skills
- Using Proven Goal Attainment Strategies
Empowerment Skills: Shows people how to develop “Quester” or entrepreneurial characteristics to enhance their personal and professional lives. Topics include:
- Using Intuition
- Developing Successful Habits
- Managing Fear and Learning from Mistakes
Lifestyle Options: Shows adults how to maintain balance and cope with stress. Topics include:
- Balancing Work and Personal Life
- Dual Career Dilemmas
- Volunteer Options
Proven Job Search Strategies: Demonstrates how people can get the jobs they want by using effective job search and marketing strategies. Topics include:
- Effective Networking Strategies
- Acing Interviews
- Evaluating Employer-Employee Fit
Comments About Carole’s Columns
To view the total list of titles or read a sample column, contact Carole Kanchier.
Uncovering a you that you didn’t know existed can be fun. Selecting a satisfying occupation, partner or lifestyle requires a good understanding of yourself — purpose, interests, needs, values, accomplishments, abilities, aspirations and other personal characteristics. It also requires exploring compatible options.
Quizzes and tests don’t hold all the answers, but they do give some information. The value of inventories depends on the test, the clinical expertise of the interpreter, how you feel when you take the test, your age, experiences and other variables.
Tests don’t provide all the information needed for wise decision-making. They should be interpreted by qualified professionals who can integrate test results with other personal information often obtained from well-designed exercises and appropriate questions. Because you continually grow throughout life, results may change over time.
Tests also don’t address the context or environment of an occupation. This is an important component of occupational suitability. The wrong environmental fit and poor “people chemistry” will influence job satisfaction and success. An individual, who could be happy in one environment, may self-destruct in another. A pharmacist, who loves working in a drug store, may dislike working in a hospital or biomedical company.
Although quizzes should be interpreted with caution, well designed ones may help you uncover parts of you that you did not know exist. They may also help you clarify career and lifestyle options that are compatible with your personal characteristics.
The quizzes in Questers Dare to Change only give a small piece of the real you. Say for example:
- Are you experiencing a transition?
- Are you resilient?
- Are you a risk taker?
- What’s your decision making style?
- Are you an optimist?
- How assertive are you?
- Are you a candidate for burnout?
- Are you satisfied with your job?
- Are you suited for self employment?
- Do you know what career options are compatible with your personal characteristics?
To get a clearer picture of where you fit with regard to certain traits, review your responses to items on the Quester Questionnaire and ask a close friend for feedback. You may also benefit from more in-depth counseling and coaching. See Counseling and Coaching
These materials, designed to meet individual or group needs, are provided with each seminar, course, training or counseling session. See Keynotes and Customized Workshops