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Designing Your Career: Tips from Teresa Brazen

Pragmatic Institute Design Chats Podcast

You’ll make better choices about your career if you know who you are and what matters most to you.” – Teresa Brazen

In this episode, Rebecca Kalogeris interviews Pragmatic design instructor Teresa Brazen about career path opportunities in the design field. The conversation focuses on what it’s like to move into people management or become an expert in one’s craft.

Teresa has spent over 15 years in the design industry and works as a consultant, educator, and coach. She has helped many well-known companies such as NASA, Cisco, Clorox, and Charles Schwab. Her mission now is to help professionals expand their potential and increase their impact.

Rebecca and Teresa discuss:

  • Design career trajectories
  • Why leadership skills should be taught earlier and to everyone (even those not pursuing management)
  • How to find your zone of genius
  • The four legs of effective leadership
  • How to approach management as a creative endeavor

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