Success Stories

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From Charity to Tech

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.

From the BBC to Coaching

"I realised I didn't feel alive anymore." Dieter Hachenberg needed work that fitted his priorities, not the other way round. But he didn't want his family to suffer financially while he worked things out. Here's how he breathed new life into his career.  

From Architecture to Social Impact Design

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

Phil Jackson felt trapped in his career, living for the weekends 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

Eli Trier hated being employed and 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

Rachel Karasik wasn't unhappy at work, but her heart just wasn't in it. So she took the plunge, ditching her desk job and exploring her passion for all things culinary. Now she's creating a portfolio career around food. Here's how she's doing it.

From Advertising to Start-up

Neil Metson's motivation was stifled working solely on other companies' brands. Needing a change, he gave up his evenings and weekends to develop an app with an old school friend. Now, the creative freedom of his sideline project has breathed new life into his whole career. Here's his story.

From Law to Own Business

"Closing a deal is enough for some people, but it wasn’t for me". Fed up of hierarchies and longing for her work to have real impact, Carla Monteiro-Reuter journeyed through a two-phase career shift that led her to the people-development work she loves. Here, she shares her story.

From Corporate Consulting to Start-up

Bella Zanesco earned big bucks in a sought-after role, but she was overworked and fed up with work that didn't make 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.

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