Career Curves

Career Curves

Real people telling real stories of real careers.
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June 3, 2021

The Door to Opportunity with Matthew Confer

“The door to opportunity is a door marked PUSH.” Throughout his career, Matt Confer has taken to heart this advice from his paren…

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May 6, 2021

Powering Forward with Malia Cohen

Malia Cohen discovered when she was a child that she wanted to serve in government. She visualized herself in her dream job and t…

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April 1, 2021

Keep Pushing Ahead with Saiman Shetty

Making moves into new roles and new companies can be challenging, especially if people are telling you what you want to do isn’t …

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March 4, 2021

Writing Your Own Career Story with Jamie Pachino

Jamie Pachino is currently the Co-Executive Producer on The Right Stuff for Disney+. She always thought that she’d be an actor fo…

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Recent Blog Posts

Assistive Technology Helps People with Disabilities Reach …

by Patrick Young, guest contributor As advanced as we are as a society, those with disabilities still face hindrances when it comes to achieving their c…

Dear College Senior: Here's Some Advice for Your First Job…

Many years ago, I was where you are now — needing to find my first job after college. With the benefit of hindsight, here are seven things I recomm…

Create Your Personal Mentor Program (You don't need a comp…

If you’re waiting for your company to assign you a mentor, stop waiting! This is something you can easily do for yourself. Here’s how: Step …

About the Hosts

Beth Davies


I've had a curvy career! After college, I worked as lawyer, quit after a year, and went into Human Resources. I then went back-and-forth between working inside major companies (Gap, Apple, Microsoft and Tesla) and working as an independent consultant. I’ve changed industries (retail and tech) and changed my focus (sales, manufacturing, leadership).

My current passion is helping others be their best self which is why I jumped into the Career Curves podcast and made this my latest curve.

Favorite career-related quote: “Kids, be free. Be whoever you want to be. Do whatever you want to do, just so long as you don’t hurt anybody.” It’s from the musical Hair.

My full story is on the Jan 2020 episode of Career Curves.

Dan Henkle

Executive Producer

I've had a curvy career! My degrees are in Accounting and General Management yet I spent my career in completely different fields — mainly Human Resources and Corporate Sustainability. I worked at Oracle when it was small and joined Gap when it was going through crazy expansion in the 90s. Throughout it all, passion was my guide. I did work that I loved, and I worked with people and companies that I respected and admired.

Now I’m doing something new — creating the Career Curves podcast with people I respect and admire (see the pattern?).

Favorite career-related advice: “Misery is optional.” If you find yourself in a miserable situation, do something about it. If you’re feeling defensive, play offense!

Listen to the July 2019 episode of Career Curves to learn more about me.

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