Success Stories

From Design to Start-up

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Enelia Faithful felt underpaid and unappreciated, but it wasn't until work stopped her enjoying a precious life event that she realised something had to change. Now, she's created a career where she calls the shots, knows her own value, and has the balance she craved. Here's how she did it.

From Marketing to Horticulture

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Lucy Rowley felt caged in her office job. She longed for the freedom of working outdoors, challenging her mind and body, and getting close to nature. Here's how she swapped her desk for a beautiful four-acre garden, and the important lessons she learned along the way.

From Project Manager to Teacher

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Are red tape and big slow processes like a straitjacket on your career? They certainly were for Oci Stott. Inspired by a stint volunteering in Japan, and never one to shy away from a challenge, she retrained in a notoriously difficult profession. Here's how her perseverance landed her the most rewarding job she's ever had.

From Filmmaker to Innovation Director

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Eleanor Ford was frustrated by her slow-moving industry. When she saw an opportunity to develop her idea for a new service connecting people through similar tastes, she leapt at it. Now, she's found herself in the fast-paced environment she'd always felt she was missing. Here's her story.

From Teacher to Education Start-Up

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Joel Balkwill knew there was a better way to prepare his students for life. When his school didn't support his plans, he decided to make them a reality on his own. Here's how he took a leap of faith, with no financial safety net, and discovered that being around the right people can be the perfect springboard to success.

From Project Manager to Author & Screenwriter

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Sarah Alderson knew that there must be more to life than the 9–5 London grind. In an all-or-nothing leap, she set out on a round-the-world adventure with her family. But little did she know that their trip would take her all the way to Hollywood. Here's how a little naivety (and a lot of hard work) went a long, long way...