Careershifters blog

From Corporate Consulting to Start-up


“I had no time or space to have fun and create the kind of life I wanted.” Bella Zanesco earned big bucks in a sought-after role, but she was overworked and fed up with not making a difference. Now, with the lessons learned from her shift, she's created a business to help others successfully navigate change. This is her story.

From Advertising to Weddings

“It's great to know I'm making someone's big day extra special.” Nishma Mistry's creativity was caged by the corporate accounts she worked on. So, she took a hobby she enjoyed and turned it into a sideline business. Now her design skills have free rein and she's enjoying the best of both worlds. Here's how she did it.

From City Law to Start-ups

“I'd always wanted to run my own business. So... I decided to make the move.” Kate Jackson had a successful career, a great boss and interesting work. But the thought of climbing the corporate ladder just didn't get her blood pumping. Here, she shares how she turned her dreams into reality.

From Marketing to Interior Design

“There was a slow dawning that if I didn't make a change, I would seriously regret never having given it a go.” Louise Keane had status and success in her PR role, but also a creeping sense that something was missing. She made the choice to step into more creative work and scratch the entrepreneurial itch she’d had for years. Here's how she made her shift.

From City Marketer to Creative Portfolio Careerist

“I was turning into one of the sleepwalking City drones I'd sworn I'd never become.” Carla Watkins was battling a bullying CEO, boredom and long hours in a job she despised, when a cross-Europe driving trip opened her eyes to the road she truly wanted to follow. Here, she shares how she's crafted a new career that's her perfect mix.

Chris Guillebeau's 'The Happiness of Pursuit'

The Happiness of Pursuit

Feeling dissatisfied with the daily grind? Craving a sense of purpose and meaning in your life? According to Chris Guillebeau, you might need to go on a quest. Natasha reviews his latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, and shares its key lessons.

From Art Direction to Portfolio Career

“I couldn't ignore that niggling voice that was telling me I was destined for something different.” When Natalie Edwards found herself having to take regular breaks to avoid feeling tearful in the office, she knew it was time to leave. Read on to discover how she made her shift into work that feels 'like a breath of fresh air' to wake up to every day.