The Open Door Interview

Do you ever wonder how successful people get to where they are? What sequence of doors did they open or pass by? Who impacted them? What advice did they take and which did they discard?

The Open Door Interview is a monthly audio series where successful professionals share about their straight (and not so straight) career paths and the unlikely doors they opened to get where they are today! Listen in. Perhaps it will lead to opening new doors of your own.


Camie Wright: OB-GYN to Medical Director

As one of Indianapolis’ Monthly’s “Top Docs” and 14-year board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Dr. Cameual Wright took her patient’s career advice to pivot from full-time clinical practice to managed care after graduating with her MBA. Camie shares how words spoken over her by mentors came to pass and how her skills evolved to further her passion for health equity as Indiana's Market Medical Director at CareSource.


Deb kent: Writer to Real Estate Broker

From award-winning writer to Indy's Best Realtor by NUVO magazine, Deb, Realtor and President of Gallery of Homes Real Estate has a career she never imagined for herself. She shares how an addiction to HGTV and deep desire for a career change led her to get her real estate license in 2012 and start her own brokerage in 2016. Deb divulges her secret to success in all aspects of her career - writer, museum founder and even as a radio host! Listen in and delight in the power of discovery and perseverance through Deb’s story.


Sloane Thompson: Career CounSelor to CEO

Sloane is passionate about leading Pink Leaf in its mission to engage youth in meaningful experiences and develop support networks that will facilitate their successful transition into adulthood. She holds a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from Indiana University. Sloane shares how her love and desire to pursue higher education all started with her Mom and how her struggle with her identity as an adoptee led to her first on-campus job that influenced her long-term career trajectory.


BEVERLEY STAFFORD: Volunteer to executive director

Meet Beverley, Executive Director of the National MS Society. She gives us a peek inside her career path from volunteer to Executive Director and how staying present and scrappy has benefitted her along the way.