Our President

Our President

Don Sutaria is Founder & President of CareerQuest (formerly New Life Career Counseling), located in New York and New Jersey. CareerQuest is also mentioned in "What Color is Your Parachute?" He is a consultant to individuals and various corporations, offering executive coaching and career management services. He has developed unique methods for capturing jobs in the new millennium. He appeared on a Phil Donahue TV special on unorthodox methods of job hunting. Known as "Career Doctor Don", he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Star-Ledger, The Union Leader, WorkingSmart, SmartMoney, Fortune, Money, and on WINS and WOR radio. He specializes in counseling of international professionals, Generation X (age 20-29), career changers, freelancers, consultants, mid-career executives and people over age 50. He really believes that your career is a pathway to your soul.

Mr. Sutaria has over forty years of diversified industrial and management experience, complemented by training in career development and hands-on experience in career advising. His most recent position was that of a Career Development Counselor at the Forty Plus Executives Club of New York and is also a former Certified Five O'Clock Club Career Counselor. He served as Crisis Prevention and Crisis Intervention Counselor at the Help-Line Telephone Center in New York. In addition, he served as moderator for many years at the Job Finding Forums of the Advertising Club of New York and the Sales Executives Club of New York.

Based on extensive travel and various studies, Don has acquired familiarity with cultures and sub-cultures of the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has trained American managers and their families for international assignments. He has won The Positive Thinkers Award and was also inducted into International Who's Who of Professionals. The author of a number of managerial articles for various journals, Mr. Sutaria also served on committees of several organizations, and conducted courses, seminars and symposiums, including Columbia University, New York University, Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary, and Rutgers. He is a member of the Association of Career Professionals International and the Career Counselors Consortium.

He holds an MSIE degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Kansas State University (a Tata Scholar) and an IE (Professional) degree in International Management and Personnel Relations from Columbia University. Mr. Sutaria has continued his education through specialized courses offered by the American Management Association, Center for Professional Advancement, Dale Carnegie Institute, Pratt Institute, Advertising Club of New York, Forty Plus Club of New York, Teleministries USA, Sales Executives Club of New York, and has obtained New York University's postgraduate Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development.

Don is involved in community affairs and an active participant in sports. He has volunteered his time in assisting several people at various organizations in making career transitions. He and his wife Elizabeth, a recreational therapist, reside in Union, NJ, and are the parents of two grown sons, Norman, an instructional technology specialist, and Dale, an e-commerce entrepreneur.

Don is the author of Career And Life Counseling From The Heart (Your Career Is A Pathway To Your Soul!), published in 2008.

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