159 – Kary Oberbrunner: Transformational Leadership Expert, Author of “Day Job to Dream Job”

b_wkary-11-300x200Kary Oberbrunner left his day job to pursue his dream jobIgniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy.

Kary struggled finding 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.

The author of several books, he earned his doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Kary also serves as a founding partner on the John Maxwell Team. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with 3 amazing children and live in Columbus, OH.



Like 86% of the population Kary felt imprisoned by his day job. He knew to break free from prison he needed a plan, just like Andy Dufresne. Rather, than just dream, he decided to turn his passion into a full-time gig. After “going pro” he put his 9 step plan in a book called Day Job to Dream Job.

Millions of people are squandering their talents and wasting their time in jobs they don’t love. They feel trapped and dissatisfied, afraid to risk their financial security to pursue their dreams. But anyone can make the leap from day job to dream job–with the right amount of knowledge, encouragement, and guts. Author, life coach, Day-Job-to-Dream-Job-3D2-300x2811and speaker Kary Oberbrunner shows readers how to launch their dream jobs and experience the freedom to go as they please, earn as they wish, and live as they like.

His nine proven steps will help readers “jailbreak” from their day jobs without relying on an MBA, investors, or a lucky break. They’ll will discover how to:

  • overcome self-limiting beliefs that sabotage success
  • start lean and stay lean by ignoring conventional thinking
  • build a dream team of experts committed to their cause
  • carve out a niche and get noticed in a noisy world
  • market beforehand to create critical momentum
  • monetize a message to its full potential
  • achieve personal clarity, competence, and confidence
  • earn greater influence, impact, and income in the marketplace

Through sharing his own story and the success of others who have followed his process, Kary shows readers that anyone can turn their passion into a full-time gig.


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One thought on “159 – Kary Oberbrunner: Transformational Leadership Expert, Author of “Day Job to Dream Job”

  1. Thanks for the great interview and inspiration. It’s unfortunate that 86% of people feel stuck in their job. How much of this do you think is due to never being satisfied? Think back to when they first got that job, they were probably elated and couldn’t wait to get started. Then the daily grind of the job continually wears down at them to where they feel stuck and want to move on. Will the next job or project be their satisfaction point? Probably not, because we constantly want and strive for bigger and better things.

    When you began talking about would you rather die instantly or over several years I thought of a quote, “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life” by Robin Sharma

    I look forward to reading the book and really enjoyed the video and special offers at http://www.dayjobtodreamjob.com/.

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