Careershifters blog

From Law to Coffee

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"I was more and more aware that life was passing me by." After leaving a high-flying job with no idea what to do next, Gemma Bailey turned a joke about her dog into a business – and changed her life completely. It hasn't been easy, and she's still navigating some ups and downs. But on her good days, she feels unstoppable. This is her story.

From Advertising to Art

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"I got to a point where my heart wasn't in it anymore. I'd lost all my energy and motivation." After a short break from work, Harriet Hoult trusted her gut enough to hand in her notice. Now, she's turned a long-suppressed dream into a fulfilling career – one that pays her more than her previous role. Here's how she did it.

From Big Corporates to Own Business

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''I never felt truly happy; I hated the constraints and bureaucracy of corporate life." After five years of job hopping, Charlotte Howells finally quit – with no safety net, and no idea how to start a business. Here's how she navigated a steep learning curve and turned her leap of faith into a successful shift.

From Accountant to Fair Trade Entrepreneur

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"I didn't like the way 'normal' businesses were run, nor people's values and attitudes within them, which just made me miserable." Determined to find a more ethical way to work, Axel Steenberg and his wife launched their own Fair Trade business. Here's Axel's story, the mistakes he made, and the lessons he learned along the way.

From Teaching to Climate Change

Alison Wright

"While there were many aspects of the job that I enjoyed, I needed more of a challenge." How long have you been thinking about making a career change? For Alison Wright, the answer was 'too long'. Here's how she finally took on her shift, military-style, and overcame her lack of experience to break into a field she's truly inspired by.