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From E-commerce to Software

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“All of a sudden I realised I was in an amazing state of flow.” Erin Morrissey missed the challenge of learning something new. So when she stumbled across a subject that stretched her mentally and made time fly by, she made it her mission to immerse herself in it. This is her story.

From Journalist to Own Business

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"I was starting to feel like I was on a treadmill." Rosalind Gibbs' industry was changing, taking her away from the parts of her job she loved. So, she decided to use her skills in a new way. Now, with a few ups and downs, she's created a career where she chooses her own hours and the projects that interest her. This is her story.

From Desk-bound to Free-range

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"I normally have a lot of motivation, but it was steadily diminishing being sat at the same desk every day." Now, Alex Wallace is running a creative business he's passionate about. Here's what he learned about avoiding burnout, networking, and mapping out a successful career change.

From Law to Food

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"I don't miss anything... except perhaps the smart work wardrobe." Rukmini Iyer had felt unsure about her profession for years. Here's how she took what she was doing outside of work (and enjoying more than her job) and made it into her career.

From Branding to Photography

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"I didn't see myself going higher up the ladder." Emily Kelly liked her work, but it never featured in her visions of the future. When she returned from a creative course overseas, she was clear: it was time for a change. Here’s how she turned an artistic pursuit into an inspiring full-time career.

From Publishing to Pastry

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"I didn't feel fulfilled creatively or intellectually." Melanie Moss knew that she'd always been happiest pursuing her childhood hobby, so she set out to turn it into her profession. Now, she's realising her entrepreneurial potential doing something that makes her smile every day. Here's her story.

From 9–5 to Flexible Home Working

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"I'm more passionate than I've ever been before about working hard.” When Louis became a parent, he knew his lifestyle had to change. Now, he's taken a salary cut, worked weekends, and lost his kitchen table under piles of paper; but creating a fulfilling career and a legacy for his daughter makes it all worthwhile. This is his story.

From Corporate Investigator to Charity Manager

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“I was bored of hearing myself complain to people that I hated my job.” Louise Thomson used to love her career. But as time passed, she started to question what she was doing, both on an ethical and a personal level. Here's how a manifesto, a trip to Brazil, and a lot of experimentation led her to an industry she's proud to be a part of.

From Law to Events

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"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.

From Banking to Social Enterprise

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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.