Careershifters blog

From Architecture to Social Impact Design

“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.

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

“I spent each week just looking forward to the weekend, or my next trip abroad.” Phil Jackson felt trapped in his career, living for his days off 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

“I don't miss a thing about being employed. I hated it.” Eli Trier 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

"I knew my heart wasn't in my current job, and that if I really wanted to dedicate myself to something, I needed to change." The more Rachel Karasik grew her side project, the more she fell in love with it. So, she ditched her desk job and began 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

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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.