Success Stories

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From Lawyer to Business Owner

Susie Jones

Susie Jones had a prestigious job, but knew something wasn't right. She swung from idea to idea, option to option, until to her surprise, it turned out the thing she really wanted to do was right under her nose. Here's her story.

From Contractor to Business Owner

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Patrick Sesko was done with working for someone else. Instead he wanted the freedom to choose where he worked, when he worked and who he worked with. Here's how he's made that happen – and successfully navigated the financial ups and downs to get there.

From Publishing to Social Impact

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Charlotte Sewell couldn't bear seeing the industry she loved being strangled by big business. Determined to find another way (and be part of making the change she wanted to see), she joined a social enterprise programme that opened her eyes to a whole new set of possibilities. Here's how she's now doing work she believes in.

From E-Commerce to Own Businesses

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Tamara Budz was fed up with big sluggish corporates that didn't allow her to put her family first. A timely ultimatum at work was just the kick she needed to get started on a dream she'd had for ten years. Now, after a couple of bumps in the road, she's crafted the flexible career she longed for. Here's her story.

From Communications to Solopreneurship

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When Julienne DesJardins' job changed, she felt like she no longer had a purpose. She started a side hustle which surprisingly ticked all her boxes, and which grew from hobby to full-time pursuit. Here's how she took charge of her lifestyle, sidestepped the naysayers and moved into work she loves.

From Marketer to Travel Writer

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Lizzie Davey was tired of using her talents to line someone else's pockets. Longing to explore the world, she set out on her own. Despite a rocky beginning, she's now created a career that ticks all her boxes. Here's her story, wobbles and all.

From Design to Start-up

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Enelia Faithful felt underpaid and unappreciated, but it wasn't until work stopped her enjoying a precious life event that she realised something had to change. Now, she's created a career where she calls the shots, knows her own value, and has the balance she craved. Here's how she did it.

From Marketing to Horticulture

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Lucy Rowley felt caged in her office job. She longed for the freedom of working outdoors, challenging her mind and body, and getting close to nature. Here's how she swapped her desk for a beautiful four-acre garden, and the important lessons she learned along the way.