Success Stories

From Classrooms to Cruise Ships

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"I didn't really feel like I had a life. I was just existing." Sarah Chandler was bored and uninspired, stuck in a cycle of early starts and long commutes. Here's how one brave decision transformed her life, and set her on a remarkable career path combining travel, music and inspiration.

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 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 the Gym to Healthy Lifestyle Trainer

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“It rarely feels like 'work'; it's more like an extension of my play time.” Madelyn Wright wasn't happy in her job, but she did believe in the value of the work she was doing there. Here's how she took her passion into her own hands, overcame a case of self-doubt, and designed a career that fits her perfectly.

From Press Office to Portfolio Career

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“I'd been feeling unfulfilled in my job for years. I knew there must be 'something else', but I just didn't know what.” Inspired by a free course and a long-standing desire to be her own boss, Rebecca Miller is now juggling two businesses that she loves. Here's how she found what she really wanted to do – and the lessons she's learned along the way.

From Tech to Children's Books

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“What had I made in the last decade of my career? Did any of it still even exist?” Lori Richmond’s fast-paced career was exciting, but she never had anything to show for all her hard work. And then a night class reignited a long-dormant passion... Here’s how Lori took a measured, step-by-step approach into a new career she knows will last.

From Manager to Business Owner

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“I realised how much time I was spending away from my family, friends, and the home that I loved.” Once Lizzie Cheeld finally admitted that her career was no longer working for her, she started to look at setting up her own business – one that would give her the quality of life she wanted, without a drop in income. Here are the tough lessons she learned and how she made it happen.

From the Police Station to the Gym

Tom Wheelhouse

“I couldn't see myself doing the same thing for another 30 years.” Inspired to create his ideal career, Tom Wheelhouse took a stepping-stone role that allowed him to keep get new business set up before making the transition full time. Here's how he overcame self-doubt to get his plans off the ground.

From Law to Coffee

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“I was more and more aware that life was passing me by.” After leaving a high-flying job with no idea what to do next, Gemma Bailey turned a joke about her dog into a business – and changed her life completely. It hasn't been easy, and she's still navigating some ups and downs. But on her good days, she feels unstoppable. This is her story.

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