"You're in the driving seat. You can make a change if you're just brave enough to take the first step." Linda Bridge was searching for a fresh challenge. Just when she thought she'd found her new niche, another opportunity came her way… Here's how she made a two-step shift into a career she loves.
Melissa is bored out of her mind at work. She needs a new challenge but she's struggling to find the headspace or inspiration to consider her options. Where do you begin when time is short and everything feels so vague?
"I had achieved so much of what I aimed for… but somehow I knew it wasn't for me." Alex Robinson had what many would consider an enviable career in the music industry. But when he looked into his future, it just didn't seem to fit. His career change started out slow, until he found a way to combine his skills with a passion for social impact. This is his story.
No idea what to do next in your career change? Feeling trapped, frustrated and unable to make progress? There's a group of people who have made 'not-knowing and doing amazing things anyway' an art form. Natasha explains who they are, and how you can use their techniques to get your career change moving, too.
"I didn't really feel like I had a life. I was just existing." Sarah Chandler was bored and uninspired, stuck in a cycle of early starts and long commutes. Here's how one brave decision transformed her life, and set her on a remarkable career path combining travel, music and inspiration.
"I was exhausted, and it just wasn't fulfilling me anymore." When a friend approached Tarryn Gorre with a business idea, she leapt at the chance to make a fresh start. With a truckload of mistakes behind her, she's learning a lot – and she couldn't be happier with her new career. This is her story.
Kim's work identity is split down the middle: a secure day job that she's dying to escape, and a low-paying career that she loves. When you can't seem to achieve exactly what you want, how do you find a balance between passion and practicality?
"My girlfriend innocently asked me how work was going, and I went off on a long rant.” David Bartram followed a successful corporate trajectory after university, but didn’t feel the purpose and passion he craved. So he set out to discover something more. His shift took longer than he’d hoped, but he’s now found a way to use his business head to support causes that speak to his heart. This is his story.
"I felt drained and lethargic all the time, with no energy to do what I really wanted to be doing.” It took Steph Miller five years to make a change, exploring and retraining alongside a job she still hated. But with perseverance and commitment, she’s now happier than she ever thought she could be. This is how she did it.