Career Curves

Career Curves

Real people telling real stories of real careers.
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The Power of And with Neda Cvijetic
Oct. 7, 2021

The Power of And with Neda Cvijetic

Do you ever feel boxed in or typecasted based on your current role or what you've studied? Dr. Neda Cvijetic has made it her mission to break down false barriers throughout her life and career. She's a senior engineering lead...

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Beyond Financial Success with Brenden Mulligan
Sept. 2, 2021

Beyond Financial Success with Brenden Mulligan

“I’ve never had a job. And as soon as I stop liking what I'm doing, I generally try to change course.” Throughout his career, Brenden Mulligan, founder of Podpage and head of product at Commonstock, has been driven by more …

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Doing What You Love with Tamara Lewis
Aug. 5, 2021

Doing What You Love with Tamara Lewis

When Tamara Lewis was growing up in Jamaica, there were only two versions of what future "career success" might look like. She could become a doctor, or she could become a lawyer. She started college as a pre-med student .......

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Breaking News with Laura Meckler
July 8, 2021

Breaking News with Laura Meckler

"Being consistently good doesn't get you very far. You need to be occasionally amazing." That's advice from Laura Meckler, national education writer at the Washington Post. Her career is living proof, and by being good and oc...

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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

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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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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.

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