Careershifters blog

From the Energy Industry to Start-Up

Samantha Sutherland

Samantha Sutherland had hit rock bottom. She hated her job, she didn't like the people she worked with and she knew she had to change. So, she took time to reassess. Now, after a few stepping stones, she's started a business helping others travel a similar journey to hers. Here's how she did it.

From Advertising to Sustainability

Jonathan Wise felt increasingly disillusioned with his work. He longed to be more in tune with nature, to create positive change and to concentrate on what he believed was really important. Find out how two unusual journeys opened his eyes to a new way of life – and to a new portfolio career.

From Film to Portfolio Career

"My twenties passed in a blur of work and sleep." Rachel Boot had an enviable role, but little time for her friends and life outside work. A new relationship brought things sharply into focus. Now, despite still not knowing exactly where she's heading, Rachel is experimenting with new options and finally feeling more like herself. This is her mid-shift story.

From Google to Start-up

Google is the last place you’d expect to be bored. Simon Douglass worked with big global clients and travelled the world, but still felt that his work lacked soul. He decided to start his own company doing what he loved, his way. Here, he shares what it’s like to bite the bullet and break out of your comfort zone.

My Head Feels A Mess. How Do I Focus?

Liam is full of thoughts, ideas and possibilities about his career change; so much so that he's paralysed. He's too drained by his busy brain to explore his options outside work, plus he has a move to a new city on the cards. What can he do to focus and move forwards?

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