Career Curves, not Career Paths

Many people early in their careers can be heard asking, “What’s my career path?” While this is a common question, it is the wrong question to ask. It implies a clearly defined route with pre-determined steps often moving in a straight line. Our fast-moving, ever-changing world is too unstable and unpredictable for career paths to be this clear. We need a new way of thinking about careers that fits the modern world.
In this discussion, Beth will share a framework for thinking about Career Curves and then will engage in a discussion with Arnnon that brings the concept to life. There will be time for questions and discussion with the group, so plan to join in. You’ll leave thinking differently about actions you can take to own and manage the curves in your own career.

About the Presenters

Beth Loeb Davies

For over 25 years, Beth Davies has delivered cutting-edge talent management and learning solutions as an employee of Tesla, Microsoft, Apple, and Gap, and as a consultant. She has acquired expertise in culture-focused onboarding, leadership development, sales and product training, manufacturing training, compliance programs, media-enabled learning, and new learning technologies.

Currently, Beth serves as an advisor to EdTech startups, hosts the Career Curves podcast, and teaches in the Talent Development & Human Resources master’s program at IE University. Recognized as an industry expert, she’s also been a featured speaker at conferences in the US, Singapore, Austria, Mexico, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Beth earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University and a law degree from Stanford University. In 2016, IU named her a Luminary as a distinguished Alumna, an honor bestowed on just 12 people before her. Beth lives in California with her husband, Kevin. On weekends, she often can be found doing jigsaw puzzles while he watches something with athletes on television.

Arnnon Geshuri

Arnnon Geshuri is the chief people officer at Livongo. In this role, he is responsible for recruiting, onboarding, workforce development, and culture.

Previously, Arnnon was the vice president of human resources (CHRO) at Tesla and was responsible for driving people and workplace operations and global recruitment efforts. During his tenure from 2009 through 2017, he oversaw the growth of Tesla from a 400-person, scrappy startup to an integrated, sustainable-energy company with more than 35,000 employees around the globe.

Prior to Tesla, Arnnon was the senior director of staffing operations for Google where he designed the company’s legendary recruitment organization and talent acquisition strategy.  Arnnon joined Google in late 2004, when the company just emerged from its IPO and employed around 2,500 people. As their first chief staffing architect, he oversaw all aspects of global recruitment and helped Google evolve into a technology powerhouse with over 25,000 employees – a workplace considered the premier destination for ambitious software engineers.

In addition to his industry work, he currently sits on several startups and academic advisory boards including the Mechanical Engineering Department Advisory Council at San Jose State University and the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business Master of Science Program in Business Analytics. Arnnon has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Irvine and a master’s in industrial/organizational psychology from San Jose State University.

Event Details

Tuesday, July 14th
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Pre-Registration is Required

Event is Free via Zoom