21 episodes

Real people telling real stories of real careers. A common perception is that careers move in straight lines, from first job to last, yet this is rarely true. Real careers have highs and lows, planned changes and unexpected ones. On each episode of Career Curves, we talk to someone who has had an interesting, curvy career to find out how they navigated the twists and turns. We focus on the opportunities and challenges that came their way, digging into key decisions they faced and how they made them. Listen in and walk away with inspiration and ideas to help you maneuver through the curves in your own career.

Career Curves Host, Beth Davies

    • Careers
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Real people telling real stories of real careers. A common perception is that careers move in straight lines, from first job to last, yet this is rarely true. Real careers have highs and lows, planned changes and unexpected ones. On each episode of Career Curves, we talk to someone who has had an interesting, curvy career to find out how they navigated the twists and turns. We focus on the opportunities and challenges that came their way, digging into key decisions they faced and how they made them. Listen in and walk away with inspiration and ideas to help you maneuver through the curves in your own career.

    Engaging and Thriving with Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi

    Engaging and Thriving with Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi

    Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi, a specialist in hospital medicine, now finds herself on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. How did she get here? On this episode, she shares her journey including how she has combined her passions and interests to build the right career for her.

    • 56 min
    Making Things Happen with Rick Welts

    Making Things Happen with Rick Welts

    Rick Welts, president and COO of the Golden State Warriors, built a career in professional sports without being a pro athlete. On this episode, he shares how he got his first job and then how he grew to be an influential executive in the NBA. He candidly shares his professional and personal experiences, including insights and life lessons that extend well beyond sports.

    • 50 min
    Approaching Your Career Like a Scientist with Carol Regalbuto

    Approaching Your Career Like a Scientist with Carol Regalbuto

    Carol Regalbuto has done what many women are being encouraged to do – pursue a career in engineering. It hasn't always been an easy journey. Carol candidly shares what she's had to do to thrive both personally and professionally. She also shares how she became passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, and how she has incorporated this passion into her work.

    • 56 min
    Seeing What's in Front of You with Jason Elliott

    Seeing What's in Front of You with Jason Elliott

    Jason Elliott, Senior Counselor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Housing & Homelessness, candidly shares how he discovered his interest in government and politics after thinking he'd be a journalist, how he moved into the field, and how he's grown his career. His advice is relevant to anyone in any field.

    • 38 min
    Designing Your Career with Burak Cakmak

    Designing Your Career with Burak Cakmak

    Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, shares the fascinating story of why we moved from high tech to fashion, and then how he grew his expertise in the industry to get where he is today. It's an unforgettable story loaded with wisdom that can be applied in any industry.

    • 38 min
    Taking on the Big Issues with Susan Leal

    Taking on the Big Issues with Susan Leal

    Susan Leal has taken on the big issues of the day, including health care, water resource management, and climate resiliency from positions in both the public and private sectors. In this episode, she connects the dots between the many curvy moves she’s made.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

MidwestLife ,

Engaging and informative

These stories of people’s career journeys are engaging and prompt a lot of reflection on my life, past, present, and future. I loved Beth’s own story in the last episode of season 1. I’m currently thinking through how I can use it with the college students and young professionals I know and work with.

Ride the Beetle ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

I had the unique pleasure of working with Beth for several years and I’m so happy that I still get to listen to her insightful stories and good advice. I highly recommend this podcast to anybody who works or is looking to work, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. I promise you’ll find it helpful and inspiring and will spur on some healthy self reflection

A super fan of improvement ,

Inspiring for every career

Beth’s season finale podcast episode was one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever heard.

Her journey gives me a lot of confidence in pushing through the tough times at work, assurance that the past tough career situations will help me going forward and excitement/enthusiasm for what lies ahead 😊

I struggle with mentally beating myself for feeling behind in my career (especially over what I perceive as “failures”), so what helped me the most in this episode is hearing that making the good out of the bad is the best way to have those obstacles be a helpful part in the curvy career journey 🏔

Beth has a knack for asking very insightful questions and brings the best out of her guests while also providing her own valuable insight. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone at any point in their career!

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