How to Leave Your Career for Your Passions

Bednar-Clark started out writing code, then transitioned into change management, then global growth strategy for giant companies like Facebook – and is now is the CEO and founder DB+co – a leadership and personal style coaching firm dedicated to helping leaders bring their whole self forward to achieve success with fulfillment. Talk about transitions! She realized that in order to climb up the ladder, she’d left pieces of herself behind. She had success, without fulfillment. So she decided to launch her popular Facebook blog/page DB Style as a hobby for her feminine, creative side, and began the slow transition to where she is today. If you want to make a change from corporate to coaching, you will love this one! 

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Debra transitioned from coding software to marketing (1:58)
  • What happened when Debra suppressed her girliness in the workplace (5:52)
  • Advice for reaching the executive level of top companies (8:10)
  • How to actually land the interview after you decide what you want and which companies you want to work for (10:28)
  • Tips on work-life balance, especially for women (15:33)
  • Some of the biggest unexpected hurdles that Debra had to go through going from rockstar employee to solo entrepreneur (24:43)
  • What big mistakes women growing their career should watch for (27:40)


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Debra Bednar-Clark

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