Career Makeover: Dead-end Job to Kitchen Designer (Better TV)

March 18, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Press Room, What's New

screen-shot-2010-03-10-at-101101-pm1Barb talks about career makeovers on Better TV with Carolyn Kepcher, best known as Donald Trump’s right hand woman on the original Apprentice shows. Now Carolyn heads WorkHerWay.com which provides answers and resources to working women everywhere about changing jobs, dissatisfaction in the work place, starting new businesses and so much more.deb-gillap-bassler

Hear how Deb Gillap-Bassler sought Barb’s coaching expertise and quickly found her way to a dream career in kitchen and bath design.

TV Clip: Career Makeover on Better TV

Deb’s Career Makeover Story

Who’s Blooming?

debgillapbassler“How can I leave my job?” became “How can I stay?” when Deb Gillap-Bassler realized she needed a career change. Here’s Deb’s story of how she followed her passion …

Wow! I often think my life has been incredible.  I have tried and enjoyed many occupations from fitness instructor to personal chef, marketing executive to interior designer, with an office overlooking the Statue of Liberty to a bullpen shared by 100+. The good, the bad, the ugly. It’s been really hard work because the pursuit to create the life I’ve always wanted has finally paid off.

I fell into marketing, suggested by a headhunter. With no other clear path and a good salary, why not try it?  But it took so much work for me to be okay at it.  Recognized for my loyalty and commitment, I still never really measured up with my peers.  I was forever the square peg in the round hole.

A decade into my marketing career, I was still struggling with my role there and a lack of inner comfort in performing the job well. My job paid for the American dream - a house, a nice car, savings, etc., how could I leave? But the question clearly became, “How can I stay?” Read more