Career Curves

Career Curves

Real people telling real stories of real careers.
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Opening the Door with Tiffany Newhouse

How do you gain the experience and skills you need to go out on your own as a consultant? In this episode, Tiffany Newhouse, CEO …

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My Inadvertent Career with Greg Stern

When Greg Stern graduated from college with a degree in Political Science, he certainly did not expect to eventually co-found and…

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Living a Creative Life with Denise Young Smith

Since she was a young girl, Denise Young Smith has had a love for music and singing. Her career, though, took her into the world …

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Bringing It All Together with Brandon Hernandez

Sometimes reaching your destination means making moves that seem to be on different paths. That's what Brandon Hernandez has been…

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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 …

Take Another Peak

What goes up…must come down. We’ve all heard this before. In fact, you probably could have finished the sentence on your own. A basic lesso…

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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Since 2009, Coaching Right Now has worked with companies to develop core leaders at all levels to become really good with people, growth, and change. The results are significant: higher engagement, more effective teams, better people skills and greater success both for the business and the leaders themselves.