Success Stories

From Fashion to Web Design

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"I realised that I literally couldn't make myself care anymore." Fed up with her mindless work and determined to strip her career back to the bits she loved best, Emma Englishby set out on her own. Here's her story.

From Money to Sports

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"I would rather all that effort was going into a job that was aiming to improve society." David Tinnion's gut was telling him it was time to move on. Here's how he learned to listen, and how, with the help of a social enterprise programme, he's moved into work that gives something back.

From Weather Presenter to Teacher

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Nina Ridge was ending each work day feeling stressed and tired. Determined to get the work–life balance she craved, she went back to a career path she'd once turned away from. Here's how she made the leap, and how it felt like coming home.

From Operations to Start-up

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Richard Freeman's role didn't harness his greatest skills, so he decided to create his own company. Now, he's doing all the bits of the job he used to love, with none of the restraints that drove him crazy. Here's how he made it happen.

From Credit Cards to Charities

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"I wanted to feel, at the end of a hard week, like it had all been worthwhile." Rachael Ibbott wasn't unhappy at work, but something was missing. Here's how six months abroad, a social enterprise programme and a new perspective on her finances helped her shift into work that matters.

From Analyst to Web Developer

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Tim Robertson felt undervalued and unskilled. Longing to find more buzzy, creative and technical work, he took a big financial risk and retrained. It’s been an eye-opening reinvention with a steep learning curve, but he’s finally found a career path that ticks all his boxes. Here's how he did it.

From Office Worker to Digital Nomad

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"I'd been itching for years to break free... but I lacked the confidence to make the change." A welcome redundancy finally gave Anna Moran the push she needed. Now, after six months of exploration, she's running her own organisation and using the world as her office. Here's her story.

From Teaching to Silverware

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Audrey Allan nearly moved to the other side of the world to escape her career. But when her sideline business started to take off, she realised she could find fulfilment and a family life much closer to home. Here's her story.

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