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The Pathfinder: How To Choose or Change Your Career

The Pathfinder

Bold, challenging and comprehensive, The Pathfinder is about as close as you’ll get to being coached without booking a session with a professional. And you’ll need some serious stamina to make it to the end. Natasha shares her thoughts on Nicholas Lore’s extensive book, and picks out its best lessons for your career change.

From Librarian to Writer and Editor

Gwyneth Marshman

“I filled my spare time to find the meaning I lacked at work; all this activity was burning me out.” Gwyneth Marshman had always felt stifled working in an office: the commute, the politics, the lack of autonomy – she just craved freedom. Here, she shares how she finally listened to her gut, made the leap, and allowed her creative side to flourish.

From the Energy Industry to Start-Up

Samantha Sutherland

“What kind of life did I want? I didn't even know the answer. So that's where I started.” 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

“I was growing deeply uncomfortable with the impact I was making...” 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

“The bragging rights just weren't worth the endless hours.” 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

“I've learnt that I can actually run a company – that I'm old enough, experienced enough and know exactly what I want to do.” 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. So, he decided to strike out on his own, doing what he loved, his way. Here, he shares what it's like to bite the bullet and break out of your comfort zone.