"I couldn't believe that I'd let myself end up doing something that I found so unstimulating." Kate Pumphrey’s lust for life was dwindling fast in the legal profession. So when a series of serendipitous events collided in the space of 24 hours one summer, she followed them. Here’s how she turned a labour of love into a career she adores.
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"I was lacking purpose and a motive for my work." When Neha Chandgothia discovered the world of social enterprise, she felt a light bulb turn on. Settling into the culture of a new sector has been overwhelming, but she's finally found a way to harness her expertise to make the positive impact she craved.
“It was more a case of letting my hobby become my new career.” Danny Walker never thought he’d end up running his own business. But as the side project he loved began to grow, so did the realisation that it was time for a change. Here’s how he made a considered, gradual shift into a career that fits his passions, his strengths, and the next stage of his life.
"It took me almost two years to accept the idea that I could work in another field." When Luminita Ciobanu knew she'd had enough of her career, she had no idea what to do next. Here's how an internship, a big leap, and a lot of trial and error led her to more fulfilling work.
"You're in the driving seat. You can make a change if you're just brave enough to take the first step." Linda Bridge was searching for a fresh challenge. Just when she thought she'd found her new niche, another opportunity came her way… Here's how she made a two-step shift into a career she loves.
"I had achieved so much of what I aimed for… but somehow I knew it wasn't for me." Alex Robinson had what many would consider an enviable career in the music industry. But when he looked into his future, it just didn't seem to fit. His career change started out slow, until he found a way to combine his skills with a passion for social impact. This is his story.
"I didn't really feel like I had a life. I was just existing." Sarah Chandler was bored and uninspired, stuck in a cycle of early starts and long commutes. Here's how one brave decision transformed her life, and set her on a remarkable career path combining travel, music and inspiration.
"I was exhausted, and it just wasn't fulfilling me anymore." When a friend approached Tarryn Gorre with a business idea, she leapt at the chance to make a fresh start. With a truckload of mistakes behind her, she's learning a lot – and she couldn't be happier with her new career. This is her story.
"My girlfriend innocently asked me how work was going, and I went off on a long rant.” David Bartram followed a successful corporate trajectory after university, but didn’t feel the purpose and passion he craved. So he set out to discover something more. His shift took longer than he’d hoped, but he’s now found a way to use his business head to support causes that speak to his heart. This is his story.
"I felt drained and lethargic all the time, with no energy to do what I really wanted to be doing.” It took Steph Miller five years to make a change, exploring and retraining alongside a job she still hated. But with perseverance and commitment, she’s now happier than she ever thought she could be. This is how she did it.