“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.
Liam is full of thoughts, ideas and possibilities about his career change; so much so that he's paralysed. He's too drained by his busy brain to explore his options outside work, plus he has a move to a new city on the cards. What can he do to focus and move forwards?
You've put so much time and effort into your career so far. You're respected, you know what you do inside and out... you'd hate to have to start from scratch again. Natasha shares how becoming an insider in your field can help you bypass the bottom of the ladder and be taken seriously in your new industry.
“It was hard, working within a system where we weren't meant to care. I had to get out.” Nicky Chambers loved her job but was frustrated by its ever-increasing bureaucracy. Listening to her intuition, she's now building a portfolio career that feels more in line with her true calling. This is her story so far.
Alex is in a double-bind: bored where she is, yet afraid to leave for something new. Should she quit, let down her family, and risk everything she's worked so hard to get? Or should she stay put, be grateful for the good things she's got, and keep everyone happy (except, it seems, herself)?
“Like many other changes in my life, it was down to meeting the right people at the right time.” Heather Taylor Portmann loved the variety of her career, but missed learning new skills and the buzz of working with others. Now, she's found her perfect niche in a sharp team where she's learning every day. Here's how she did it and what she learned along the way.
Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs use it; it's sparked the greatest achievements in the world; and it's something you use every day (but likely not in the most powerful way). Natasha explains the simple tool at the heart of a successful change – and how you can use it to unlock new 'aha' moments for your shift.
Zaira's job takes up all her time and energy. With virtually no idea of what she wants to do next and no time to figure it out, how can she make any progress with her career change?
“I felt like I had found my tribe.” Katie Crepeau felt disconnected from her career. Instead, she craved a buzzy environment where she could make a real social impact. When she discovered her new industry, she finally felt at home. Here, she shares what she did right, what went wrong, and the biggest lessons from her shift.
“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.