Success Stories

“Courage, like fear, is infectious. If you surround yourself with positive people, you can achieve almost anything.”

Olly Church

From Civil Service to Charity

After ten years' service in the army, Olly Church was discharged following an injury and quickly began to feel stifled in the Civil Service. He realised that there must be other ex-servicepeople longing to use their skills in meaningful work, so he co-founded a charity to help them to do so. This is his story.

“The thought of wasting my life doing something I didn't enjoy dramatically shifted my focus.”

From Graphic Designer to Adventurer, Speaker and Author

Think you can make a career out of paddling the length of the Mississippi? How about skateboarding across Australia? For Dave Cornthwaite, these activities are just 'another day at the office'. No wonder graphic design just wasn't enough of a challenge... Read on to find out how he made his change.

“I found an old career questionnaire response I'd written. It said 'If I could do anything in the world, I'd be a popstar.' Suddenly, the truth was loud.”

From Stockbroker to Singer-songwriter

Some careers seem like pipe dreams; so sought-after and exciting that it's almost not worth bothering to try to get there. But, as Danielle W. Carter shares, when you're finding joy in the journey, the destination gets closer of its own accord. Here's her amazing story.