"I didn't see myself going higher up the ladder, and I thought that was quite revealing." Emily Kelly liked her work, but it never featured in her visions of the future. When she returned from a creative course overseas, she was clear: it was time for a change. Here’s how she turned an artistic pursuit into an inspiring full-time career.
"I didn't feel fulfilled creatively or intellectually." Melanie Moss knew that she'd always been happiest pursuing her childhood hobby, so she set out to turn it into her profession. Now, she's realising her entrepreneurial potential doing something that makes her smile every day. Here's her story.
Struggling to find a career idea you're really excited about? Feeling like a stuck record, going over and over the same old ground? Natasha shares a simple metaphor to help you understand why you're not moving forward with your shift, and what you can do to open up fresh, exciting options.
"I'm more passionate than I've ever been before about working hard.” When Louis became a parent, he knew his lifestyle had to change. Now, he's taken a salary cut, worked weekends, and lost his kitchen table under piles of paper; but creating a fulfilling career and a legacy for his daughter makes it all worthwhile. This is his story.
“I was bored of hearing myself complain to people that I hated my job.” Louise Thomson used to love her career. But as time passed, she started to question what she was doing, both on an ethical and a personal level. Here's how a manifesto, a trip to Brazil, and a lot of experimentation led her to an industry she's proud to be a part of.
Chris Guillebeau is one of the best-known voices in the 'do what you love' conversation. So when he writes a book on how to find work that doesn't feel like work, it's probably worth checking out. Louise FitzBaxter reviews this action-focused, down-to-earth guide.
Yes, Launch Pad Alumni change careers – but their mindset is usually the first thing that shifts. In the last of our three-part series, Alison shares how a new perspective on life helped her leave a well-respected but unfulfilling career for something that feels just right.
Launch Pad Alumni have used a range of unconventional approaches to finding fulfilling work. In this story from our three-part series, Lee shares how he turned a frustrating job-hunting process upside down, and combined commitment, tenacity and creativity to land his dream role.
"I couldn't believe that I'd let myself end up doing something that I found so unstimulating." Kate Pumphrey’s lust for life was dwindling fast in the legal profession. So when a series of serendipitous events collided in the space of 24 hours one summer, she followed them. Here’s how she turned a labour of love into a career she adores.
Launch Pad Alumni are some of the most inspiring people we know. And in this three-part series, they're sharing the biggest, most impactful ideas they've learned in their shifts. Here's how Arianna found a hidden idea in her procrastination, and started getting paid for something she says she'd happily do for free.
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