Success Stories

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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.

From Advertising to Weddings

Nishma Mistry's creativity was caged by the corporate accounts she worked on. So, she took a hobby she enjoyed and turned it into a sideline business. Now her design skills have free rein and she's enjoying the best of both worlds. Here's how she did it.

From City Law to Start-Ups

Kate Jackson had a successful career, a great boss and interesting work. But the thought of climbing the corporate ladder just didn't get her blood pumping. Here, she shares how she turned her dreams of running her own businesses into reality.

From Marketing to Interior Design

Louise Keane had status and success in her PR role, but also a creeping sense that something was missing. She made the choice to step into more creative work and scratch the entrepreneurial itch she’d had for years. Here’s how she made her shift.

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