Success Stories

From PR to Art

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How often do you dismiss your inner voice that tells you what you're meant for, and follow the 'acceptable' path instead? Nami Chikhlia was stuck in work that just didn't feel right, until a trip to Japan unlocked her creative side. Here's how she made the leap – and how it felt like coming home.

From Sound Engineer to Marketing

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What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new. Here's how he learned (via a start-up, a false start and a lot of debt) that you don't have to know where you're going in order to get where you need to be.

From Management Consultancy to Coaching

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Are you too comfortable in your career? Naomi Honey didn't hate her job, but she wasn't fulfilled either. Work was so familiar and easy, she kept ignoring the niggling feeling that she needed more. Here's how she finally steeled herself to make the leap into the unknown, and how the universe conspired to help her along the way.

From Corporate Marketing to Start-up

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When redundancy finally forced Scott Cooper to make the career change he'd been longing for, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Now, he's created his own business and does things his way. Here's how he broke free of the corporate mindset to land the creative role he always wanted.

From The City to The Classroom

Fergal Moane

Fergal Moane's financial career was fast-paced and interesting. He travelled in first class, lunched at top restaurants and enjoyed a salary to match. But the banking crisis made him realise something was missing – he needed to give back. Find out how a local rugby club helped him find his new calling, and how he made it happen.

From Consulting to Design

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Patrick Weiss wanted his work to be something he could see the results of in day-to-day life. He knew there must be a role out there that he could get excited about, but his own beliefs were holding him back. Here's how a technique he learnt at university helped him discover a new path.

From Merchandising to Nutrition

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Amy Huggins's corporate role was slowly starving her soul. Stressed and exhausted, she sought specialist help to improve her diet. But little did she know (or did she?) that she would feel so passionate about food and well-being that she'd turn it into a new career – and unleash her entrepreneurial side to do so. Here's her story.

From Graphic Design to Travel

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Adam Groffman had trodden the 'expected' path after university. But a weekend in Reykjavik taught him that he didn't have to follow the herd – he could design his own working life, on his own terms. Find out how he's created a bespoke career that combines his passions and lets him see the world.

From Private Equity to Social Investing

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Ever feel like you're being pulled in two opposite directions? Mireya Alvarez knew she needed to combine her passions for finance and helping others, but she was scared of losing the salary and lifestyle that came with a corporate career. Find out which side won the tug of war.