Success Stories

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From Advertising to Art

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"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.

From Big Corporates to Own Business

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''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.

From Accountant to Fair Trade Entrepreneur

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"I didn't like the way 'normal' businesses were run, nor people's values and attitudes within them, which just made me miserable." Determined to find a more ethical way to work, Axel Steenberg and his wife launched their own Fair Trade business. Here's Axel's story, the mistakes he made, and the lessons he learned along the way.

From Teaching to Climate Change

Alison Wright

"While there were many aspects of the job that I enjoyed, I needed more of a challenge." How long have you been thinking about making a career change? For Alison Wright, the answer was 'too long'. Here's how she finally took on her shift, military-style, and overcame her lack of experience to break into a field she's truly inspired by.

From Corporate Suits to Cotton Pyjamas

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"I'd become disillusioned with the corporate work environment. I knew I needed to make the jump." Now, Becky Lupton is awake and working at 2 a.m., juggling a baby and a business, and making mistakes along the way. But even on her exhausted days, she has no regrets. This is her story.

From Spreadsheets to Healthy Drinks

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"When you make such a big change, things are always going to go wrong. That's just part of it." Andy Sugden quit his corporate job to turn an innovative side-project into a business. Here's how he enlisted the help of others, overcame tight finances, and created a career he's proud of.

From Fabrics to Brands and Blogs

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"I've never felt happy with the jobs I've had, so I figured the issue was probably me." In search of more creativity and freedom, Rhiannon James took herself on a journey of mini-projects, new connections, and self-discovery. Here's how she pulled together the threads and created a portfolio career that finally fits.

From Marketing to Health and Wellness

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"I was feeling disillusioned. I've always been hardworking and driven. But... there was no room for progression." When Lesley Collins saw a friend building a successful business of her own, her curiosity was sparked. Here's how she learned to navigate the naysayers and build a new career on her lunch breaks.

From Journalism to Property

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"It was the only career I'd ever known. It was a hard decision to leave." Daniel Freeman had an exciting career, but the lack of security and reward left him frustrated. Now he's found a job that looks less glamorous from the outside, but feels infinitely better on the inside. This is his story.

From Iconic Brand to Own Label

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"Life is for living. I'd always wanted to have my own business... so what was I waiting for?" After a difficult year and a painful redundancy, Laura Bonnell was forced to re-evaluate. Now she says she's never been happier – but the journey to her new career wasn't easy. This is her story.