Careershifters blog

From Consulting to Interior Design

"I felt my soul was dying a little more with each day that went by." Issy Zinaburg needed a change. She'd spent ten years successfully working her way up the corporate ladder, but knew she had to get off. So she went back to one of her passions – one that she'd given up for her 'proper' job – and made a new career out of it. This is her story.

From Retail Manager to Guest House Owner

Phil Jackson felt trapped in his career, living for the weekends while his heart longed to explore the world. When the Boxing Day tsunami hit his beloved Sri Lanka, he felt compelled to return. Here, he shares how he literally built a new life there, on his own terms.

From Marketing to Solopreneur

Eli Trier hated being employed and struggled being surrounded by too many people at work. So she quit, went solo, and found the freedom and creativity she’d been craving. This is her story: the mistakes, the successes and an important lesson on being true to yourself.

From Tech & Design to Food

Rachel Karasik wasn't unhappy at work, but her heart just wasn't in it. So she took the plunge, ditching her desk job and exploring her passion for all things culinary. Now she's creating a portfolio career around food. Here's how she's doing it.

Decisive: How To Make Better Decisions In Life And Work

Decisive-book

What tough decisions are you facing right now in your career change? How are you going to make them? Decisive shows how our decision-making processes are often deeply flawed and offers a powerful new approach to making big choices. Natasha tell us what she thought of of the book (hint: she loved it) and shares the key lessons she learned from it.

From Advertising to Start-up

Neil Metson's motivation was stifled working solely on other companies' brands. Needing a change, he gave up his evenings and weekends to develop an app with an old school friend. Now, the creative freedom of his sideline project has breathed new life into his whole career. Here's his story.