CYBLN 045: Day Job To Dream Job with Kary Oberbrunner

The phrase Day Job To Dream Job has been tossed around by so many. Yet not many can truly say that they have actually done so.

Second Half Dream LifeMy guest in this interview has done just that and have authored a book by that name. He is Kary Oberbrunner. 

In this episode Kary shares how he left behind a secure job, with all the benefits and perks to build what he considers to be his dream job. This journey was not a linear one to say the least. It had it’s ups and downs. 

The main thing that Kary shared, which he says is key to the success he has experienced and is also true for anyone who desires to be successful, is clarity. He contends that without clarity, success will continue to be elusive.

He outlines how to find clarity and shares additional insights on how to go from your day job to your dream job.

Bio on Kary Oberbrunner 

Kary left his day job to pursue his dream job — Igniting Souls.  Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are (Identity), why they are here (Purpose), and where they should invest their time and energy (Context).  

Kary struggled fiDay Job To Dream Jobnding his own distinct voice and passion.  As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury.  

Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others achieve their true potential.  He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the non-profit community. 

Kary is also a founding partner on the John Maxwell Team and the author of several books

He and his wife Kelly are blessed with 3 amazing children and live in Columbus, Ohio.

Where To Find Kary Online:

Follow Kary on Twitter: @karyoberbrunner

What To Do Now:

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Question: What is one thing that stood out to you in this episode and what will you take action on?


This podcast is very practical and inspiring but also thought provoking. Both Kary and I would love to hear your thoughts on what stood out to you the most within this episode. Take a minute or two now and leave us a comment below.

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About Kingsley Grant

I am a published author, motivational speaker, father of two, husband of one, licensed psychotherapist, certified midlife transitional coach, follower of Christ and President of Helping Families Improve, Inc.

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