Success Stories

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From HR to Fashion

How do you move into an industry in which you have no experience? Anna Ackred, a former city-based HR advisor who wanted to do something more creative, did just this. Here, she explains the practical steps she took.

From Teaching to Training Teachers

"Initially, I started looking for a totally different area of work as I was so desperate to make a change..." When you don't enjoy your job, it can be tempting to drop everything and run full-tilt in the opposite direction. But, as Siobhan Goffee proved, what you're looking for may be closer to home than you think. Find out how she made a values-led shift instead of a knee-jerk reaction.

From Operations to Sustainability

When Clare Topping was made redundant from her job as an Operations Manager, she was prepared. Find out how she laid the groundwork for a career change long before the chance to work in her dream field arose.

From PR to Celebrant

Wendy Coulton's shift started with an off-the-cuff joke and ended with her own business. She retrained, re-jigged her schedule, and landed her first clients – all without giving up her day job. Here, she shares how she did it.

From IT Engineer to Therapist

Think a big career change requires a 'big leap'? Think again. After spending 13 years in a job he knew wasn't right for him, Paul House has found a way to make a gradual shift into a career he loves – and to enjoy his current job while he does it.

From Banking to Pizzas

How does someone decide that a mobile pizza business is a the way forward, rather than a high-flying career in sales for a major bank? Pierfederico Ricci's shift took him from Canary Wharf, via a Careershifters workshop, to the Italian School of Pizza and a quiet country road in Surrey. This is his story.

From Big Corporate to Academia

"I didn’t like the hours I was working and I didn’t like the corporate culture." Jonathan spent years mulling over leaving his programme manager role, until he decided to take a different approach. This is how he made his shift.

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