Success Stories

From Finance to Supporting Social Ventures

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"My girlfriend innocently asked me how work was going, and I went off on a long rant.” David Bartram followed a successful corporate trajectory after university, but didn’t feel the purpose and passion he craved. So he set out to discover something more. His shift took longer than he’d hoped, but he’s now found a way to use his business head to support causes that speak to his heart. This is his story.

From Property to Well-being

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"I felt drained and lethargic all the time, with no energy to do what I really wanted to be doing.” It took Steph Miller five years to make a change, exploring and retraining alongside a job she still hated. But with perseverance and commitment, she’s now happier than she ever thought she could be. This is how she did it.

From Video Games to Market Research

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“Make your move. It's a risk, but everything will eventually work out.” Sometimes, doing what you're 'supposed' to do leaves you in completely the wrong place. For Dan Lazar, a career change meant navigating uncertainty, mental gymnastics, and working out of a garage. But he did it, and created the freedom and salary he's always wanted. This is his story.

From HR to Writing

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"I cringed every time someone asked me about my job. I hated talking about it." Nina Jervis was stuck and lost in a career she'd given 15 years to. Now, after some help uncovering her passion (and a push from a loved one), she's moved into work that finally feels like her. Here's how she did it, and the lessons she learned along the way.

From Teaching to Own Business

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“I now work from home, around my family.” When Vanessa Germond solved a problem for her daughter, she didn't expect it to become a route out of her career. But with the right support, she's discovered a new level of confidence and has launched a business she loves. This is her story.

From Sound Engineer to Marketing

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“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.” 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 Law to Youth Leadership

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“For one of the first times in my life, I made a major, life-changing decision by gut instinct.” Anna Watson found herself stressed out and tense, in a career she'd never really chosen. So, she decided to take a leap of faith. Here's how a double shift – including a detour up the mountains of New Zealand – led her to a career that fits her perfectly.

From PR to Fitness

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"Nothing was ever good enough." For Emma Theron, the world of PR felt unsupportive and fake. So, she decided to take a leap and never go back. It's been a steep learning curve, but now she's turned what used to be the highlight of her day into her full-time career. This is her story.

From Midwife to Photographer

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"The love for my job had been knocked out of me." When Jo Littler was bullied at work, it was the final straw in an already exhausting career. Pursuing her passion instead meant working 90-hour weeks and navigating a roller coaster of emotions, but finally, she's come out on top. This is her story.

From Self-Employed to Employee

Andrew Magill

"I always had this gut feeling that there was another path I needed to follow." Andrew Magill was frustrated; he just couldn't see where his physiotherapy career was going. But, by taking his time, working with a coach and getting curious about the companies he liked, he found a new role that ticks all his boxes. This is his story.

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