My Career Story: Ciara Pressler, Pregame Editor

PDBA Awards 2019

Name: Ciara Pressler

Current Job: Founder & Head of Content at Pregame

Current Place: Portland, OR 

Hometown: The setting of Anchorman

Age: 41

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Jem from Jem & The Holograms

College degree: BS in Communication and Minor in Music from Seattle Pacific University

What do you love about what you do?
I love helping people see themselves as bigger and more momentous and more capable than they were brave enough to think of before.

What is the biggest challenge?
All of my biggest challenges are internal. How I think about myself and my own possibilities. Also, support! I currently don’t have a business or life partner which can great, but it also means everything ultimately falls to me.

What has made your career journey unique?
Well, I wrote a lot about it in Exit Stage Right, my first book, in which I tell the story of my career change from acting to marketing.

Another thing I like to point out is that I was an accidental entrepreneur. I started freelancing after a layoff in 2009, which ultimately led to incorporating and growing.

What motivates you?
I want everyone to be the star of their own story. To realize their potential. To sparkle. I want to be your stage mom!


What advice would you give to your younger self?
You’re doing it right. Enjoy your mistakes.

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