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AMBITION Is Not A Dirty Word

Dr. Debra Condren

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What if every day you woke up dying to get to work instead of dragging yourself out of bed? What if you figured out how to land one of those cool jobs you always read about other people having? What if work felt so much like play you couldn’t believe someone actually wanted to pay you good money to do it? Dr. Debra Condren is here to say: you can become that person. Change your mindset and get a fresh start—no retail therapy, plastic surgery, or golf swing adjustment needed. Instead, discover new options, switch on your mojo and hit your career sweet spot. Whether working for yourself or someone else, love what you do with a grand passion – and earn what you are worth. Tune in to AMBITION IS NOT A DIRTY WORD to learn how YOU are your greatest renewable resource and AMBITION is your best revenge.

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AMBITION Is Not A Dirty Word with Dr. Debra Condren

Debra Condren Ph.D. is a business psychologist, author, speaker, executive coach and career advisor on a mission to inspire people to make the contribution they were born to make—and teach them how to earn what they are worth doing meaningful, challenging work.

Dr. Debra Condren is the founder of Manhattan Business Coaching, a New York and San Francisco-based firm that advises CEOs, executives, and leaders how to laser in on and leverage “What You Need When You’re the Boss.”

She also founded the Women’s Business Alliance, an organization that has served as a motivational think tank for 3,500 women over seventeen years. The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized her work with a “Women In Business Advocate of the Year” award.

Dr. Condren interviewed 500 women for her national bestseller book, Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word: A Woman’s Guide To Earning Her Worth and Achieving Her Dreams (Random House/Broadway Books). Grab your complimentary MP3 or CD “Unleash Your Most Ambitious Dreams” plus receive free “Break It Down, Debra! Updates On Ambition + Life” at:

Dr. Condren has coached over 5,000 clients—men and women—including: executives of start-ups, small-, mid-, and large-cap companies; professionals focused on performance and career development; small business owners and consultants; budding entrepreneurs; and college-bound students and recent graduates. Her partial client list includes testing-based executive coaching, organizational and leadership development work, selection assessment, derailment turnaround, and succession planning coaching with individuals and groups from the following companies or organizations: Google, Roche/Genentech, 3M, Stanford University, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Siemens, Medtronic, Chevron, Sprint, American Red Cross, YWCA, Whole Child Initiative (a Dr. Jane Goodall and Marion Wright Edelman project), Immigration and Naturalization Service, City of San Jose, Federal Reserve Bank, Children’s Hospital and Research Center, T. Rowe Price Associates, Pacific Bell, Hewlett-Packard, Coldwell Banker, Incyte Genomics, and many others.

Dr. Condren’s speaking engagements have included: New York Women’s Agenda, New York University; Columbia University’s Women in Business; Boardroom Bound and Women’s Initiative Pipeline Diversity Training, Harvard Club New York City; Fordham University M.B.A. program; Women’s Campaign Fund, Parties of Your Choice, honored guest speaker, multiple years; Women’s Financial Association of San Francisco; Women Who Launch; over 300 live Women’s Business Alliance events; numerous keynotes and motivational presentations for private and publicly-traded companies.

In addition to writing a weekly career column that ran for three years for Metro New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, Dr. Condren’s advice has been featured in major media outlets including: New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Inc., Fast Company, Entrepreneur, ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Oprah and Friends Radio, NPR’s Morning Edition, Forbes, Fox Television National News, Goodhousekeeping, and numerous national radio appearances.

A brand new empty nester – with three recent college graduate children plus multiple newly-on-their-career-path nieces and nephews floating in and out of her orbit – Debra currently divides her time between New York, San Francisco, and St. John, USVI.


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