We're always told it's important to have long-term goals. But what if the worst thing you could be doing is thinking about them? Natasha shares her 'three-steps' rule to making a career change without burning out.
“I couldn't see myself doing the same thing for another 30 years.” Inspired to create his ideal career, Tom Wheelhouse took a stepping-stone role that allowed him to keep get new business set up before making the transition full time. Here's how he overcame self-doubt to get his plans off the ground.
Are you desperate to get away from your current career? Willing to do anything to escape? You might be heading toward a reactive shift. With two real-life examples, Natasha explains how to make sure your future isn't dictated by your past.
“I knew I wanted to do something 'good', but I didn't know what that could look like.” Parita Doshi had wanted a career in social impact since she was 18. But life took her in a different direction, and she found herself working 'ridiculously hard' for something she didn't fully believe in. Here's how a leadership programme gave her the tools to find her 'fit'.
Renée's ready for change, but she's also stuck. When you've got no time to try things out, and no margin for error, how can you be sure that your leap won't just be a huge waste of time and money?
“I was more and more aware that life was passing me by.” After leaving a high-flying job with no idea what to do next, Gemma Bailey turned a joke about her dog into a business – and changed her life completely. It hasn't been easy, and she's still navigating some ups and downs. But on her good days, she feels unstoppable. This is her story.
Feeling stuck and frustrated trying to come up with career ideas? You could be wasting your time. Natasha explains why your 'career' is a cramped starting point when looking for work you love – and shares three illuminating angles to try instead.
“I got to a point where my heart wasn't in it anymore. I'd lost all my energy and motivation.” After a short break from work, Harriet Hoult trusted her gut enough to hand in her notice. Now, she's turned a long-suppressed dream into a fulfilling career – one that pays her more than her previous role. Here's how she did it.
Marie is exhausted. With a career that's emotionally and physically draining, she's had to 'switch off' to survive. When you're run down and tired, and apathy's the only thing keeping your head above water, how do you find the motivation to go after a shift?
“I never felt truly happy; I hated the constraints and bureaucracy of corporate life.” After five years of job hopping, Charlotte Howells finally quit – with no safety net, and no idea how to start a business. Here's how she navigated a steep learning curve and turned her leap of faith into a successful shift.