Love Letters

Thank you so much to all of you who've written in to share the impact that Careershifters has had on you.

Here are some highlights of what you've said:

About Careershifters

  • “I've successfully made a recent career shift!

    I appreciated continuing to get updates and hear others stories as I struggled through a toxic work environment.

    I've shifted from the food/beverage industry (including laboratory, Quality Management, food safety, microbiology) to Property Management!

    Keep up the good work!”

    Michelle
  • “I am pleased to say that since subscribing to the Careershifters mailing list, I have been able to achieve the change in career I've been seeking.

    From years in the corporate environment, I have found my calling in the charity sector. 

    The advice from Careershifters was very useful in helping make the changes I desperately needed in my life.”

    Jenni
  • “A truly brilliant website for bringing you back up from a low level and making you feel like you can make a change.

    Just reading through people's experiences is like being in a group session of like-minded strangers, and constantly nodding in agreement because you have the same thoughts, fears and desires.

    Recommend to anyone I know who expresses similar feelings about their current career.”

    Dave
  • “I’ve been meaning to get in touch for a while. I have made a massive career change from working full time in IT to running my own business.

    Your blog posts and website were invaluable to me as I transitioned.”

    Debi
  • “I'm so glad I stumbled upon Careershifters. I feel in a much stronger, clearer and confident position than I was in two weeks ago.”

    Sophie
  • “What I love about Careershifters is that you advise people to embrace their true character and values; that they don't need to change to fit into an ideal, just embrace the natural talents they have. Thank you, thank you!”

    Ceryl
  • “Just to say you guys are doing a brilliant job. Your stories and emails have given me the confidence to start the process of changing roles to better balance things. Thank you for inspiring me!

    Veryan
  • “Your site and newsletters have been a terrific source of encouragement and ideas for me. There is a good chance without them I would have continued to daydream of a new start, but never taken that first step to real change. Thank you guys!”

    Jayne
  • “I wanted to just say thanks for your website and all the email newsletters. They've really helped to inspire me when making my career change.

    I've made a shift from online marketing to horticulture and I'm not looking back! Keep up the good work!”

    Louisa
  • “Your site has really inspired me to get up and get on with building a life that works for me, not for the satisfaction of others (i.e. all the jealous 9-5ers!).

    I'm putting everything in place to get out of my boring, characterless job and start doing what I want to do.”

    Charlie
  • “I think your website is one of the best I've seen on the subject of career transformation. Here in Canada (and in North America) I find a lot of this type of content is a bit repetitive and perhaps too aspirational. Your content is real, substantial, from the heart, and extremely practical.”

    Lori
  • “I love all the information that I am receiving! I now have the courage and tools to move on to the career of my dreams.

    Thank you for your emails and all the tips. You will never know how much you have motivated me to move forward. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!”

    Theresa
  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that your website and content is by far the best I have found about the subject of career change, and I've seen a lot. I always find your content to be helpful, practical and uplifting. 

    I've been navigating a career change for longer than I care to admit and I still believe I will get there. In the meantime, I would like to thank you for being an extremely valuable resource.”

    Steve
  • “I've discovered your website tonight and I just wanted to say a huge thank you. It's excellent. It's clear, insightful, honest, uncomplicated, and full of useful and relevant articles – and it's all supported by people's experience, which is invaluable. Thank you.”

    Rachel
  • “After months of job hunting and banging my head on endless brick walls, your website is a breath of fresh air!”

    Stephanie
  • “This website has been a lifesaver for me over the past year!”

    Lindsey

About our articles

  • “It was a pleasure stumbling upon your website. It would be an understatement to say that few career advice writers are able to deeply peak into and beautifully articulate what their confused perplexed reader is going through.

    I must say I have been lucky that Google helped me land here. Your frameworks are among the most useful on the web.”

    Divyam
  • “THANK YOU! Just came home from a cr*p day at work and read some of the comments about the futility of 'traditional' job searching. It certainly put a smile on my face and instead of job hunting I will be on a mission -- and I'm already feeling more positive.”

    Karina
  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much I enjoyed your article this week on '4 Ways to Find Work You Love.' I had to mention it to you because reading the article was like looking in a mirror. I relate 100% with the person you describe: it's both painful and an incredible relief to read my reflection so clearly.

    Thank you for translating the frenetic minds of people like me and making our fervent curiosity and enthusiasm something to grasp hold of, tightly.”

    Claire
  • “The article on Micro Shifts is exactly what I needed, I have been stuck for months waiting for motivation and the lightbulb moment, while feeling completely overwhelmed. This breaks everything down so it is much less daunting. Thanks!!”

    Catherine
  • “I just wanted to say how much I love how positive your website is. Reading many of the engaging articles this week has really helped to build my confidence and resilience during my current 'aaargh, what do I want to be when I grow up' thoughts!”

    Louise
  • “Thanks to Careershifters I'm shifting my career! Have been thinking for a while about the direction I'm going in, and after looking at your website and reading some of the advice, I realised that I've got to go for it.”

    Justine

About our career change success stories

  • “Doing a job I hate whilst planning for my new career has undoubtedly been the hardest thing that I've ever done, both physically and mentally. However, it is so reassuring to read the stories on your website and be comforted by the advice given.

    Please keep up the good work. Your website is a constant source of encouragement to me.”

    Josef
  • “Your stories were just what I needed to calm myself down from all the confusion and to make me realise that what was going on in my head was normal. It was a relief to know I’m not alone.”

    Dimple
  • “It's been really inspiring to read about other people's successful career changes. Perhaps most importantly, they were a constant affirmation that wanting to shift careers is neither a crazy nor unattainable thing to do.”

    Alice
  • “It's really helped me just to hear the many stories of how other people had managed to summon up the courage to make the leap. That's my favourite part of the site as it reassures me it's do-able!”

    Zoe

About our weekly email newsletter

  • “I'm sure you don't always get responses to these regular emails but I thought it would give you something of a lift to know that you reached someone on a certain level where the tide inside their mind has begun to turn.

    Thank you for writing this particular correspondence the way you did and thank you for the wonderful work you and all at Careershifters do. Please don't ever forget how important your work is.”

    Andrew
  • “With the help of Careershifters, I was able to persevere in my career change saga. Now I'm on my way to my third career at the age of 52.

    Your emails kept me focused and moving in a positive direction, even when I felt depressed and discouraged. You gave me a sense of community: I realized I was not alone in my career shifting struggles. 

    Best wishes to you and your staff. You're providing a great service to others. You made a difference in my life. Thank you.”

    Ann
  • “It's always a real pleasure to receive your weekly newsletters - not only are they insightful and interesting but more importantly, they never fail to be uplifting. So thanks very much from one very satisfied reader!”

    Peter

About our Workshops

  • “I attended your online workshop in December of last year. Long story short, I recently made a pretty drastic career switch from sales and marketing in tech to high-end residential home building (i.e. construction).

    Thank you for providing the advice and structure that helped to lay the groundwork for this transition.”

    Marek
  • “Careershifters showed me that I wasn't alone and that things could definitely get better. This gave me the strength to finally take the leap from a job I had begun to hate and to start my own business, which five years later is going from strength to strength.

    I now have the life I was looking for and couldn't be happier!”

    Steff
  • “It really was very good. I enjoyed the practical exercises and the opportunity to work with others. I’m taking away new ideas and an action plan which I didn’t have before.”

    John
  • “Thank you for helping me get so much more clarity, from a 3-hour workshop. It was all it took to give me a lot more clarity and confidence!”

    Agnes
  • “Practical, accessible, made the ‘fuzzy impossible’ take shape and feel achievable.”

    Alexandra
  • “Reassuring and confidence boosting.”

    Elizabeth
  • “I was nervous about attending but it turned out to be very useful. 

    I've been trying to leap off the ledge for many years but you guys finally placed the net below so I could jump safely.”

    Helen
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend my friends to do it too.”

    Nathan
  • “I cannot thank you and the other people at Careershifters for opening my eyes up to a new way of thinking! I honestly don’t think I would have made the leap without your workshop and talking to other people that evening.”

    Owen
  • “Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fantastic evening at the Careershifters workshop. I came out feeling clearer about my aims, way more positive (which is great on a Monday!) and inspired to take action. Thank you so much.”

    Fariha
  • Your workshop was the basis of my career change. I'm applying to be a primary school teacher and though this is something I'd always dreamed of; it's a plan I'd never put into action.

    I'd just like to say thank you for helping me think about the change in a more positive and achievable way. I went from having too many options, to trying one thing at a time and finding my true passion.”

    Susie
  • “Gave me confidence, clarity, focus, and the first green shoots of a plan.”

    Chris
  • “I attended one of your workshops and the impact still resonates months later. I resigned from a six year career and have secured a new job where I honestly couldn’t be happier. Thank you!”

    Tom
  • “Thank you for the visionary, practical, and very useful workshop last night. I feel that so much was packed in to a very short space of time. Money incredibly well spent.”

    Hilary
  • “The workshop was a great kick-starter for me: I found a new job and quit the one I was unhappy in. Now have a delightful week off before starting as an account executive with a branding agency next week!”

    Clare
  • “After attending a Careershifters workshop, I had the energy and drive to start researching how to get into teaching. I applied for a course, had an interview, got a place and left my old job in less than a week – it was so easy when I finally decided to go for it.”

    Nikki
  • “As of yesterday, I officially have a new career and start my new and exciting role next week! So a massive THANK YOU to all of you at Careershifters for your support. You really do deserve every success in what you're doing.”

    Liz

About our Masterclasses

  • “The Masterclass gave me confidence to start thinking about the possibility of a career shift and how to go about this. It was very reassuring to know that I'm not alone in this process and that it’s never too late to start again.”

    Suzanne
  • “The Masterclass was spot on for me. It showed me that just a slight change of action and perspective could make something possible, which is tremendously powerful.”

    Hilary
  • “The Masterclass improved my mental state (which was pretty low as far as my job was concerned). It gave me practical advice to start working on immediately. I realise there's a lot of work to be done and no time to waste!”

    Matt
  • “Everything that was discussed in the Masterclass set off little light bulbs inside my head. I understand now why I have been struggling to make a shift. I feel less alone and more equipped to now tackle it.”

    Louisa
  • “It was well organised, great presenters, concise, informative, with great takeaways.”

    Graham
  • “Very practical, sensible advice. It hit the right tone of being realistic and inspirational but not hyped up. I felt positive, spurred on, and not alone!”

    Sarah
  • “A midweek motivational boost. I respond well to stories.”

    Ashley
  • “I have received a massive confidence and motivation boost. Just the action of doing something together helped to get me out of my rut.”

    Annika
  • “It provided useful real world practical advice that I can implement straight away.”

    Helen

About our Career Change Launch Pad

  • “I just wanted to drop you an email almost a year after I started the Launch Pad. I've been reflecting a lot recently on how far I have come. And what a year it has been!

    Careershifters and the Launch Pad marked a turning point for me. The course opened my mind up to a possibility I had never really considered before. Now I work for myself as a marketing consultant for purpose-driven brands. I'm loving it, and it just feels right for me, more than any job ever has."

    Maria
  • “I was surprised at the quality and amount of resources provided. There were far more than I expected.

    I was also surprised at the amount of interaction with both the Launch Pad team and the other course members.

    For the cost that you pay, you are receiving a huge amount of information, support and interaction.”

    John
  • “It's been almost a year since I bit the bullet and made my shift.  I couldn't be happier in my job.  I'm working for Cats Protection, doing hands-on work with animals, which is exactly the thing I find most fulfilling.

    I'm a person who likes to be sure (well, as sure as you ever can be) that I'm making the right decision before I take the plunge, so the Launch Pad was perfect for me. It helped me to look at the new career/lifestyle from all angles.

    A big thanks to you and all the team.”

    Ali
  • “I made the shift - from working a full time job to now doing a portfolio of consultancy and non-exec work.

    I'm a lot happier, and a lot calmer too.

    I'm hugely grateful for the course as it gave me the confidence to make the shift.”

    Natalie
  • “I just want to say thanks to you all for inspiring and motivating my husband who is currently on your course. I've seen such a change in him, and his attitude, these last few weeks! Thanks again.”

    Debbie
  • “This morning I found myself thinking back on the Launch Pad, and the path I’ve followed since then to get me where I am today.  I felt it worth dropping a big ‘thank you!’ to your team. Thank you for helping me understand myself better. And thank you for helping me get on the right track.

    Please do keep up the excellent work – I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling that has been an invaluable help.”

    Carol
  • “Taking part in the Launch Pad helped reboot my confidence, kickstart my escape route, and I'm now aiming for the complete life/work balance I dream of.”

    Claire
  • “I used to hate talking about what I did, but now I love being able to talk about my life! I’m no longer the miserable lawyer. I feel like myself again.”

    Amanda
  • “High Flyers helped me identify what I want to do in my next career – something I'd not been able to do through multiple previous courses or counselling (and the final outcome is something I hadn’t even considered). A knock on impact has been that I’m finding my current job more bearable as I work through the steps to transition to my new career.”

    Mandy
  • “Work was hugely affecting my life and I felt stuck. I withdrew from my friends and my social life. Through High Flyers, I was finally able to articulate what was important to me about my work and move into a role I'd always wanted to do.”

    Dirk
  • “I’ve (finally!!) left and moved into a role I love, working with a team I love. I think back to the weekend when I agonised over whether or not I should do High Flyers, and it’s turned out to be the best decision I’ve made this year!”

    Katrina
  • “I’d being carrying around anxiety and uncertainty about my career for close to a decade. I’m amazed by how much space I’ve freed up inside my own head by successfully switching to a role I feel suits me better. And the buzz I get from telling people my new job title is as strong as ever, six months after making my shift. Thank you.”

    Daniel
  • “I’m not exaggerating when I say High Flyers has been life-changing. It’s shifted my perspective not just on how I work but how I live my life. I’ve left behind a toxic workplace, started a fledgling portfolio career and made new friends along the way.”

    Louise
  • “Angie helped me to realise that it's fine to reach out to people for career conversations before I've figured out exactly what it is I want to do next – I'd feared that I’d be wasting people's time or appear uninformed. She was open that she wasn't a specialist in my particular field but used her experience to challenge some of my assumptions. Angie did a great job and I came away with a lot more clarity!”

    James
  • “Natasha was warm and friendly, putting me at ease, which meant I felt comfortable being honest about my situation. Together we identified three things to start investigating, and as a result, I’m finding new ideas are popping up in my mind fairly regularly!”

    Elliot
  • “I really enjoyed my session with John. He immediately sussed my needs providing me with valuable and effective suggestions, all within the allocated time! John was focused and concentrated on the practical aspects of the job search, deeply understanding the application process. As a result of the 1-on-1 consultation, I was offered an interview using the advice I was given to re-write my application.”

    Teresa
  • “The guests’ experience of career change was inspiring. It's made me feel more confident that I can change career, regardless of whatever obstacles there are.”

    Sara
  • “I like the events that members run in the Meeting Room – it’s such a good format and really nice to just drop in and chat. We’ve had discussions about shifting into travel, a talk from someone who set up her own farm stay business, there’s a new Self Employed Club… If there’s something we want, we can just set it up and do it.”

    Hanna
  • “There’s definitely a pattern: when I come [to Inner Circle events], I feel good and I get stuff done. When I don’t, I don’t!”

    Emma
  • “[The Proof Projects Challenge] gave me back my excitement about my theme. It was so useful.

    I finally feel confident talking about my career change and proud of what I managed to achieve in just 4 weeks.

    Jo
  • “When I joined the Inner Circle I was almost at a standstill. Now, I have off weeks, but most of the time I’m in regular action.

    Accountability Club has been great to help me break things down into achievable chunks, and I’ve had at least three chance encounters with people in the group who have been so helpful.

    Amy
  • “I absolutely love Careershifters.

    It’s the ethos, the culture: it really walks the walk and talks the talk. We take people through the courses and tell them: you can have what you want, there are wonderful organisations to work for. And I really feel that Careershifters is one of them: it practises what it preaches.

    It’s an incredibly healthy workplace that has found some really talented people, and listens to them. I feel like I’m working with some of the best career coaches out there, and I’m constantly learning and being challenged to be even better, and not to get too comfortable.

    I feel privileged to be part of the team.”

    Sarah
  • “It’s a delight to work with a team who care so much about the clients we work with, and are so committed to delivering a fun, creative, lively experience. 

    It’s one of the best group learning environments I’ve ever come across in many decades of being around learning projects. 

    Additionally, the team keeps me on my toes in terms of event design and planning, and learning from everything we deliver.”

    John
  • “I honestly feel so grateful to have found such a lovely bunch of inspiring, committed and fun people to work with. 

    Even though we all work virtually and rarely see each other in person, I feel so much love for my colleagues. 

    Everybody at Careershifters has been through their own career change and genuinely cares about helping other people do the same, and to continually improve what we do, which I find so motivating. 

    I love my work, it never gets boring, and I feel like I’m making a genuine difference to people’s lives.”

    Anna
  • I loved being part of your masterclass series – it was very easy to work with you, and I loved that we co-created something that worked for your audience. Very happy to be part of your brilliant organisation again!

    Eleanor Tweddell
  • Being a Masterclass panellist is definitely an experience that stands out. There’s a real sense of teamwork and it’s like having your own production team with you – a host who makes it her business to know your material; the audience who ask great questions that steer the session; and organisers who handle the tiny decisions involved in making the logistics process run seamlessly.

    Grace Marshall
  • The Masterclass experience was made super-easy thanks to the preparation and handholding throughout. There was a perfect balance of direction in terms of content and timing, whilst letting me put my spin on things. The best thing was being able to get some tangible insights out there that the audience can use in their own lives. It was a pleasure to be a part of it!

    Steve Errey
  • The masterclass was well prepared in a very professional way. The nice thing was that I could fine-tune my content for a very specific target group of career shifters. It was also a fun learning experience for myself.

    Cyriel Kortleven
  • I thought it (the Masterclass) was great! I was impressed by the checklists – it’s obvious you guys have a system! You start to engage with it and think oh my gosh this is going to be so much work, BUT then it's not – you’ve done all the work to think it through and send the system in ahead of time. I loved that!

    David Burkus
  • The Masterclass attendees were very engaged in the session which made the preparation worthwhile. The Careershifters team support on the logistics and operational support was top class! A very slick operation – thank you for the careful attention to detail. Happy to be involved in any future sessions / workshops.

    Julia Randell-Khan
  • “Having spent a significant amount of time seemingly going around in circles, the call provided clear insights into a practical step-by-step approach. Thank you!”

    Philip
  • “The Inner Circle provides the support and accountability that I need to continue with my shift. In addition to the online connection with other members, the live sessions are fantastic.

    I tend to procrastinate, and these sessions really help me to get the momentum back! It’s about support and accountability. Extremely helpful!

    Laura
  • “I found it profoundly useful with them sharing their unique experiences. They gave me the hope that I can make a career change no matter my situation.”

    Emmanuel
  • “I could relate to a lot they were saying. Normally I feel really alone with it all and don’t know anyone going through the same thing. Listening to them has given me hope. The time whizzed by.”

    Gerry
  • Hearing the reality of a career change was very inspiring. It wasn't a flash of light, but a mixture of persistence and process added to a bit of happenstance, which is far more attainable. The self confidence gained by the career changers was as precious as their new careers.

    Steve
  • “The Masterclass gave me confidence to start thinking about the possibility of a career shift and how to go about this. It was very reassuring to know that I'm not alone in this process and that it’s never too late to start again.”

    Suzanne
  • “The Masterclass was spot on for me. It showed me that just a slight change of action and perspective could make something possible, which is tremendously powerful.”

    Hilary
  • “It was enlightening attending the Masterclass, to see and hear from people like myself who had similar fears and issues.

    It gave me encouragement that change will breed momentum, and I felt more buoyed by the idea that I wasn’t wasting my time trying to find a new career.”
     

    Sarah
  • “The Masterclass improved my mental state (which was pretty low as far as my job was concerned). It gave me practical advice to start working on immediately. I realise there's a lot of work to be done and no time to waste!”

    Matt
  • “Everything that was discussed in the Masterclass set off little light bulbs inside my head. I understand now why I have been struggling to make a shift. I feel less alone and more equipped to now tackle it.”

    Louisa
  • “It was well organised, great presenters, concise, informative, with great takeaways.”

    Graham
  • "The Masterclass covered all the questions I had and more. Very reassuring to know that I'm not alone in this process."

    Suzanne
  • “The test report is very well structured, detailed and has been immensely helpful for me. I’m using it like a manual – to remind myself where I’m at, what to focus on and what to avoid.”

    Jule
  • “I have taken so many career tests but I always get the same answers and a ‘job title’. This test was nothing like any of the others. It was so refreshing to see a different approach. I finally feel that I have something to help myself and ways to do it! I definitely recommend taking the test - you will feel more in control!”

    Binita
  • “It's often hard to evaluate the point you're at during the shifting process and this test really spoke to me. The report reveals ‘where I’m at’ simply and effectively, allowing me to have more confidence that if I avoid the mistakes and take the right steps, the result will look after itself."

    Chris
  • “Spookily accurate about where I am in my career change journey. It’s made me even more self-aware about how to use my time and energy more effectively. Thank you!”

    Beverley
  • “It's often hard to evaluate the point you're at during the shifting process and this test really spoke to me. The report reveals ‘where I’m at’ simply and effectively, allowing me to have more confidence that if I avoid the mistakes and take the right steps, the result will look after itself.”

    Chris
  • “Made me feel like making a career change is not magic but a defined and analytical process. The step-by-step method made it tangible for me.”

    Prachi
  • “I just wanted to drop you an email almost a year after I started the Launch Pad. I've been reflecting a lot recently on how far I have come. And what a year it has been!

    Careershifters and the Launch Pad marked a turning point for me. The course opened my mind up to a possibility I had never really considered before. Now I work for myself as a marketing consultant for purpose-driven brands. I'm loving it, and it just feels right for me, more than any job ever has."

    Maria
  • I remember stumbling across Careershifters last summer when I was completely lost and feeling down about my (now previous) career in management consulting. The webinars you ran last year helped me to focus, adopt a new mindset, while also helping me to see that I wasn't alone!

    I have successfully managed to secure a job in my target area, which I will be starting on Monday. It's definitely been a journey and I would like to thank you for all your resources, which have been a huge help during this process.

    Akeem
  • The Launch Pad impacted me in more ways than I could have ever anticipated. It's been life-changing in many ways.

    I wasn't in a great place before signing up to the LP, but signing up was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. It gave me the confidence to believe in myself again, to hope, and most importantly it gave me the community I was lacking.

    Making change in your life is already difficult and even if loved ones and friends are there to support us, it doesn't always compare to the support you get from a like-minded tribe that might be going through the trials and tribulations that come with big change. 

    Felicia
  • I was apprehensive about spending money on a course when I had just quit my job, but it has changed my life. I'm so glad I took that leap.

    I have gone from being hopeless, unexcited about the future and feeling completely resentful about having to work, to feeling happier than I have done a long time, excited about the prospect of working (and enjoying what I do), having reignited my passions, feeling okay to ask for what I want, and feeling hopeful about the future. I have a re-ignited sense of self-worth.

    I really don't think I would have got to this point (CERTAINLY not in 8 weeks) without the LaunchPad. Having so many people going through the same thing at the same time, each with such similar experiences, really transformed my experience (in a way that traditional individual coaching never could have).

    Joely
  • “I was surprised at the quality and amount of resources provided. There were far more than I expected.

    I was also surprised at the amount of interaction with both the Launch Pad team and the other course members.

    For the cost that you pay, you are receiving a huge amount of information, support and interaction.”

    John
  • “It was a pleasure stumbling upon your website. It would be an understatement to say that few career advice writers are able to deeply peak into and beautifully articulate what their confused perplexed reader is going through.

    I must say I have been lucky that Google helped me land here. Your frameworks are among the most useful on the web.”

    Divyam
  • I am grateful to Careershifters. I've explored a number of other services that promise similar support, and none have been as savvy -- or as joyful -- as yours.

    Mary Elizabeth
  • “Very practical, sensible advice. It hit the right tone of being realistic and inspirational but not hyped up. I felt positive, spurred on, and not alone!”

    Sarah
  • Hearing the real human experience means so much. Often people come across obstacles they didn't know exist, let alone expected. That type of insight you only get on Careershifters, short of spending years having those conversation yourself.

    Emily
  • Careershifters has been one of the best resources I've found at blending practical job-search advice with the kind of psychology know-how that's needed to overcome things like inertia/fear/most of the things that *really* hold people back. I find the combination of broad advice and real-world examples/stories to be extremely useful. Thank you!

    Kristin
  • “I attended your online workshop in December of last year. Long story short, I recently made a pretty drastic career switch from sales and marketing in tech to high-end residential home building (i.e. construction).

    Thank you for providing the advice and structure that helped to lay the groundwork for this transition.”

    Marek
  • “Careershifters showed me that I wasn't alone and that things could definitely get better. This gave me the strength to finally take the leap from a job I had begun to hate and to start my own business, which five years later is going from strength to strength.

    I now have the life I was looking for and couldn't be happier!”

    Steff
  • “I've successfully made a recent career shift!

    I appreciated continuing to get updates and hear others stories as I struggled through a toxic work environment.

    I've shifted from the food/beverage industry (including laboratory, Quality Management, food safety, microbiology) to Property Management!

    Keep up the good work!”

    Michelle
  • “It's been almost a year since I bit the bullet and made my shift.  I couldn't be happier in my job.  I'm working for Cats Protection, doing hands-on work with animals, which is exactly the thing I find most fulfilling.

    I'm a person who likes to be sure (well, as sure as you ever can be) that I'm making the right decision before I take the plunge, so the Launch Pad was perfect for me. It helped me to look at the new career/lifestyle from all angles.

    A big thanks to you and all the team.”

    Ali
  • “I made the shift - from working a full time job to now doing a portfolio of consultancy and non-exec work.

    I'm a lot happier, and a lot calmer too.

    I'm hugely grateful for the course as it gave me the confidence to make the shift.”

    Natalie
  • “I am pleased to say that since subscribing to the Careershifters mailing list, I have been able to achieve the change in career I've been seeking.

    From years in the corporate environment, I have found my calling in the charity sector. 

    The advice from Careershifters was very useful in helping make the changes I desperately needed in my life.”

    Jenni
  • “A truly brilliant website for bringing you back up from a low level and making you feel like you can make a change.

    Just reading through people's experiences is like being in a group session of like-minded strangers, and constantly nodding in agreement because you have the same thoughts, fears and desires.

    Recommend to anyone I know who expresses similar feelings about their current career.”

    Dave
  • It instilled in me a clear structure for direct next steps, as well as the longer-term road map. As a result I no longer feel like I don't know where to start, and now recognise where I'm up to in the process!

    Stephen
  • “It really was very good. I enjoyed the practical exercises and the opportunity to work with others. I’m taking away new ideas and an action plan which I didn’t have before.”

    John
  • “I’d spent so long feeling unhappy at work that it felt important not to compromise anymore. The Launch Pad helped me structure the actions I needed to take for my shift. I'm now working in a creative, fluid and flexible environment, which I love.”

    Ajit
  • A no nonsense, honest approach about the realities of changing career.

    Sancha
  • Gave me massive new impetus.

    Jonathan
  • “I'm happy for two reasons: firstly, that I actually made a change and have embraced it, and secondly that the change feels right – it's where I am meant to be right now.”

    Andrea
  • “I'm sure you don't always get responses to these regular emails but I thought it would give you something of a lift to know that you reached someone on a certain level where the tide inside their mind has begun to turn.

    Thank you for writing this particular correspondence the way you did and thank you for the wonderful work you and all at Careershifters do. Please don't ever forget how important your work is.”

    Andrew
  • “With the help of Careershifters, I was able to persevere in my career change saga. Now I'm on my way to my third career at the age of 52.

    Your emails kept me focused and moving in a positive direction, even when I felt depressed and discouraged. You gave me a sense of community: I realized I was not alone in my career shifting struggles. 

    Best wishes to you and your staff. You're providing a great service to others. You made a difference in my life. Thank you.”

    Ann
  • “It's always a real pleasure to receive your weekly newsletters - not only are they insightful and interesting but more importantly, they never fail to be uplifting. So thanks very much from one very satisfied reader!”

    Peter
  • “I just want to say thanks to you all for inspiring and motivating my husband who is currently on your course. I've seen such a change in him, and his attitude, these last few weeks! Thanks again.”

    Debbie
  • “This morning I found myself thinking back on the Launch Pad, and the path I’ve followed since then to get me where I am today.  I felt it worth dropping a big ‘thank you!’ to your team. Thank you for helping me understand myself better. And thank you for helping me get on the right track.

    Please do keep up the excellent work – I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling that has been an invaluable help.”

    Carol
  • “Taking part in the Launch Pad helped reboot my confidence, kickstart my escape route, and I'm now aiming for the complete life/work balance I dream of.”

    Claire
  • “Thank you for helping me get so much more clarity, from a 3-hour workshop. It was all it took to give me a lot more clarity and confidence!”

    Agnes
  • “Practical, accessible, made the ‘fuzzy impossible’ take shape and feel achievable.”

    Alexandra
  • “Reassuring and confidence boosting.”

    Elizabeth
  • “I was nervous about attending but it turned out to be very useful. 

    I've been trying to leap off the ledge for many years but you guys finally placed the net below so I could jump safely.”

    Helen
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend my friends to do it too.”

    Nathan
  • “I cannot thank you and the other people at Careershifters for opening my eyes up to a new way of thinking! I honestly don’t think I would have made the leap without your workshop and talking to other people that evening.”

    Owen
  • “Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fantastic evening at the Careershifters workshop. I came out feeling clearer about my aims, way more positive (which is great on a Monday!) and inspired to take action. Thank you so much.”

    Fariha
  • Your workshop was the basis of my career change. I'm applying to be a primary school teacher and though this is something I'd always dreamed of; it's a plan I'd never put into action.

    I'd just like to say thank you for helping me think about the change in a more positive and achievable way. I went from having too many options, to trying one thing at a time and finding my true passion.”

    Susie
  • “Gave me confidence, clarity, focus, and the first green shoots of a plan.”

    Chris
  • “I attended one of your workshops and the impact still resonates months later. I resigned from a six year career and have secured a new job where I honestly couldn’t be happier. Thank you!”

    Tom
  • “Thank you for the visionary, practical, and very useful workshop last night. I feel that so much was packed in to a very short space of time. Money incredibly well spent.”

    Hilary
  • “The workshop was a great kick-starter for me: I found a new job and quit the one I was unhappy in. Now have a delightful week off before starting as an account executive with a branding agency next week!”

    Clare
  • “A midweek motivational boost. I respond well to stories.”

    Ashley
  • “I have received a massive confidence and motivation boost. Just the action of doing something together helped to get me out of my rut.”

    Annika
  • “It provided useful real world practical advice that I can implement straight away.”

    Helen
  • “Doing a job I hate whilst planning for my new career has undoubtedly been the hardest thing that I've ever done, both physically and mentally. However, it is so reassuring to read the stories on your website and be comforted by the advice given.

    Please keep up the good work. Your website is a constant source of encouragement to me.”

    Josef
  • “Your stories were just what I needed to calm myself down from all the confusion and to make me realise that what was going on in my head was normal. It was a relief to know I’m not alone.”

    Dimple
  • “It's been really inspiring to read about other people's successful career changes. Perhaps most importantly, they were a constant affirmation that wanting to shift careers is neither a crazy nor unattainable thing to do.”

    Alice
  • “It's really helped me just to hear the many stories of how other people had managed to summon up the courage to make the leap. That's my favourite part of the site as it reassures me it's do-able!”

    Zoe
  • “THANK YOU! Just came home from a cr*p day at work and read some of the comments about the futility of 'traditional' job searching. It certainly put a smile on my face and instead of job hunting I will be on a mission -- and I'm already feeling more positive.”

    Karina
  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much I enjoyed your article this week on '4 Ways to Find Work You Love.' I had to mention it to you because reading the article was like looking in a mirror. I relate 100% with the person you describe: it's both painful and an incredible relief to read my reflection so clearly.

    Thank you for translating the frenetic minds of people like me and making our fervent curiosity and enthusiasm something to grasp hold of, tightly.”

    Claire
  • “The article on Micro Shifts is exactly what I needed, I have been stuck for months waiting for motivation and the lightbulb moment, while feeling completely overwhelmed. This breaks everything down so it is much less daunting. Thanks!!”

    Catherine
  • This website and all your blog entries have been EXACTLY what I needed right now, it is so heartening to know that so many other people feel the same way and it has been such a help to me reading your suggestions for how to move forward. Thanks so much guys!!

    Jamie
  • “I just wanted to say how much I love how positive your website is. Reading many of the engaging articles this week has really helped to build my confidence and resilience during my current 'aaargh, what do I want to be when I grow up' thoughts!”

    Louise
  • “I’ve been meaning to get in touch for a while. I have made a massive career change from working full time in IT to running my own business.

    Your blog posts and website were invaluable to me as I transitioned.”

    Debi
  • “I'm so glad I stumbled upon Careershifters. I feel in a much stronger, clearer and confident position than I was in two weeks ago.”

    Sophie
  • “What I love about Careershifters is that you advise people to embrace their true character and values; that they don't need to change to fit into an ideal, just embrace the natural talents they have. Thank you, thank you!”

    Ceryl
  • “Just to say you guys are doing a brilliant job. Your stories and emails have given me the confidence to start the process of changing roles to better balance things. Thank you for inspiring me!

    Veryan
  • “Your site and newsletters have been a terrific source of encouragement and ideas for me. There is a good chance without them I would have continued to daydream of a new start, but never taken that first step to real change. Thank you guys!”

    Jayne
  • “I wanted to just say thanks for your website and all the email newsletters. They've really helped to inspire me when making my career change.

    I've made a shift from online marketing to horticulture and I'm not looking back! Keep up the good work!”

    Louisa
  • “Your site has really inspired me to get up and get on with building a life that works for me, not for the satisfaction of others (i.e. all the jealous 9-5ers!).

    I'm putting everything in place to get out of my boring, characterless job and start doing what I want to do.”

    Charlie
  • “I think your website is one of the best I've seen on the subject of career transformation. Here in Canada (and in North America) I find a lot of this type of content is a bit repetitive and perhaps too aspirational. Your content is real, substantial, from the heart, and extremely practical.”

    Lori
  • “I love all the information that I am receiving! I now have the courage and tools to move on to the career of my dreams.

    Thank you for your emails and all the tips. You will never know how much you have motivated me to move forward. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!”

    Theresa
  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that your website and content is by far the best I have found about the subject of career change, and I've seen a lot. I always find your content to be helpful, practical and uplifting. 

    I've been navigating a career change for longer than I care to admit and I still believe I will get there. In the meantime, I would like to thank you for being an extremely valuable resource.”

    Steve
  • “I've discovered your website tonight and I just wanted to say a huge thank you. It's excellent. It's clear, insightful, honest, uncomplicated, and full of useful and relevant articles – and it's all supported by people's experience, which is invaluable. Thank you.”

    Rachel
  • “After months of job hunting and banging my head on endless brick walls, your website is a breath of fresh air!”

    Stephanie
  • “The Launch Pad shifted my mindset – I wouldn’t have approached my now boss and then taken the chance to move into this job opportunity without the course.”

    Rosana
  • “Incredibly motivating. It changed my perspective and I now work for myself. The Launch Pad helped me be brave enough to make the shift.”

    Julie
  • Natasha’s experience and expertise is immediately clear. I felt in safe, thoughtful hands and came away feeling energised, confident and with a new perspective on my future.

    Sophie
  • No one who has met Natasha will have any doubt as to how deeply she cares about what she does. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

    Jamie
  • Natasha is a truly remarkable person. She combines razor-sharp insight with lightness and humanity. This created a space where I felt safe to really push myself. She provided me with alternative perspectives that really changed how I approached my career change but also how I move through life. I have achieved so much more than I thought I was capable of and found the whole process enjoyable, rather than the stress I had been anticipating.

    Alison
  • From hearing about the experiences of people who’ve been successful in their shifts, the Masterclass gave me a boost to look at my own career and reflect back on what was not working, and to take steps forward on my own career change path. The Masterclasses are really valuable in learning from the career change of others.

    Nana
  • The Masterclass made me realise I'm the only person responsible for my job satisfaction and job happiness. If I want a change, I have to make that happen. Seeing first hand from the panellists how they made their transitions, the fears they had, made me realise that it can be done and that staying where I am is the scary option.

    Olimpia
  • The Masterclass gave you the opportunity to hear from people who have been there and done it, offering their experiences in an honest and open way. It gave the reality of making horizontal or even backward steps in order to reposition yourself in a new sector/area.

    Sonia
  • “I’m a bit of an introvert and usually rubbish with social media type platforms. I get overwhelmed easily. I prefer face-to-face chats and support, and that’s why I like the Inner Circle – everything is easy to find, and the Zoom events and workshops help me engage and stay in action.

    Mid-way through my Launch Pad life got really busy and I struggled to keep up. Now I’m trying to get my momentum back and it’s nice to have a group of people, all at different stages of their shifts, to learn from and be encouraged by.”

    Ben
  • I’m a bit of an introvert and usually rubbish with social media type platforms. I get overwhelmed easily. I prefer face-to-face chats and support, and that’s why I like the Community – everything is easy to find, and the Zoom events and workshops help me engage and stay in action without having to spend ages scrolling around. Mid-way through my Launch Pad life got really busy and I struggled to keep up. Now I’m starting to revisit the Missions and Exercises and it’s nice to have a small group of people to do that with.

    Ben
  • “The live events have been exactly what I’ve needed: regular, fun boosts of action. I’m ticking things off my to-do list and getting help to plan my next steps – which was always the part I struggled with most.

    I have no doubt I’d have stalled in my career change if it weren’t for the Inner Circle.”

    Helen
  • “I knew more than anything I needed to stay out of inertia and in action… and the Community gives me exactly what I need for that. It’s like having an accountability buddy in my pocket. If I ever need a nudge or some guidance I just pop onto the app, and there’s a lovely group of shifters and coaches there, happy to offer their advice and to cheer me on.

    I’ve achieved more in the last 2 weeks of being part of this community than in the last 6 months on my own!”

    Jen
  • I feel so much more enthused about talking to people. The concepts taught in the Masterclass really built up a more natural, human and 'feel good' way of putting yourself out there and in front of people.

    Adan
  • “I was really, really unhappy. There was a lot of politics. I didn’t feel valued. Twelve months after High Flyers, I’m doing something I love.”

    Sarah
  • The Masterclass made me realise that being an introvert is not a problem and there are real advantages to having an introverted nature. The Masterclass really helped me understand how I could engage with people, and connect in a meaningful way through using the right types of questions.

    Sarah
  • As an introvert the word networking filled me with dread so the opportunity to learn new ways of approaching this was too good an opportunity to turn down. The Masterclass helped me learn how to take the pressure off networking and changed my mindset to see networking as an enjoyable chat in which to find out about the other person, rather than trying to sell myself.

    Julie
  • “As a result of taking part in the Masterclass I've left a job that wasn't right for me and started a new role. This has given me a fresh start and will help me create better work/life boundaries to make headway with my career transition.”

    Karen
  • Following the Masterclass, I’m feeling more energised and motivated to build my career shift, and calm understanding that career change can be a long process.

    Rosana
  • “The Masterclass really brought it to the forefront of my mind that it (career change) is possible.”

    Annika
  • “The Masterclass helped me successfully regain some headspace – and I now also have other interests to follow. It had a good balance, the discussion was well chaired, and the mix of experiences was great.”

    Paul
  • Previously my coaching was primarily focussed on exploring the client’s inner world and the external changes they wanted to create were very much secondary. Now with a much better balance between the reflective thinking and action based aspects of our coaching work, my clients are seeing more of the results they want in the real world and feeling more of a change in themselves as well.

    Adan Realey
  • The Practitioner Training disrupted in a very positive way my thinking around how to get clients unstuck. After going through the experience, I've now successfully established the Careershifters workshop in Manchester.

    Helen Burgess
  • I can’t say enough about the quality of the training and its leading-edge knowledge of career change. Through it, I have increased my skills, knowledge and confidence in supporting my clients. I also enjoyed the strong connections made with other terrific, like-minded career coaches.

    Angie Fresch
  • A great fresh new approach. My previous way of working was more linear, but this approach helps clients embrace and acknowledge the chaos they feel within themselves when going through a career switch. It also teaches them how to deal with the internal conflict using playfulness and lightness.

    Malvika Kumar
  • The training was full of energy, very engaging, informal yet professional. It gave me fresh ideas and knowledge -- and a renewed confidence in my approach. As a result of taking part, I’m now working with Careershifters as a coach in their London workshops.

    Shiobhaun Watt
  • The training has improved my confidence to use action based interventions as part of my client offer. My clients love it as it brings them new perspectives and enables them to explore being different in the world, safely and playfully.

    Barbara Greenway
  • The training has enabled me to take my career coaching to a new level. Its innovative tools, approaches and philosophy has enabled me to work with both individuals and groups in a new, powerful way. More surprisingly I’ve also found the course has strengthened my coaching approach more broadly and I frequently find myself referencing its principles in completely different coaching scenarios.

    James Bianco
  • The Practitioner Training has totally transformed my coaching. I now feel that I’m delivering a much more robust/ tangible service to my clients. Thanks to the course, I’m also now leading online workshops for Careershifters.

    Helen Garland
  • “The Launch Pad showed me that career change doesn't have to be scary; it can be exciting, light-hearted, an adventure.”

    Mat
  • “I feel certain I would still be stuck doing my 'day job' if it wasn't for the boot up the **** that the Launch Pad gave me. Thank you!”

    Lottie
  • I'm so excited! I'm finally making the career shift steps I've wanted for so long.

    Christa
  • "I'm now doing a professional qualification at a cooking school. It wasn't a rash decision; I did my homework, added up my financial figures and talked to a lot of people. The Launch Pad gave me the tools to do this. I'm loving what I'm doing."

    Judith
  • The whole experience of learning from Careershifters and getting this job has literally changed my life.

    Lee
  • “Without the Launch Pad I wouldn’t have been able to create the business I have today; not only did I get the big picture on the jigsaw box, I was able to understand how to fit all the pieces together.”

    Karen
  • “The Launch Pad helped me to gain confidence in myself and let go of self-limiting beliefs. I've now shifted into a portfolio career that makes me happy and fulfilled.”

    Anne-Cecile
  • “I've taken the plunge to being a freelance writer, and in doing so I feel far more energised and more 'me' than I have done in a really long time - in fact perhaps ever. I'm so happy!”

    Nina
  • The Launch Pad fundamentally shifted my understanding of what I was doing in my world. I recognised that the things I wanted to do were within my reach. Through the course, I reached escape velocity.

    Alex
  • “I couldn’t make a change on my own. I needed someone else to help me understand what I was great at, to guide me through the process of transferring my skills to something more meaningful.”

    TJ
  • “After applying what I learned on the Career Change Launch Pad, I've secured myself the job I wanted in the company I wanted. Never dreamed it would come true!”

    Nicky
  • I leave so impressed by the quality and depth of your approach – and how much you care about your clients and coaches. Thank you for a truly insightful and enjoyable course.

    Anne
  • I shifted to freelance writing! Sending this to you from a car on the road in Thailand. Things are definitely better than they were a few months ago.

    Alix
  • A travel company asked me to join them as their new Japan Sales Specialist!  Thank you so much to the Launch Pad coaches for your support throughout this process.

    Tim
  • I got the job! Big thanks to the Launch Pad coaches for all your support. Can't believe that I'm making the shift that seemed so impossible.

    Malcolm
  • The one-on-one coaching call was amazing and really helped instil positivity and confidence to take bold steps I might otherwise have talked myself out of.  I have adopted this in other areas of my life too, all for the better!

    Alison
  • “I knew I had to make a change but didn't know where to turn or what to do next. The workshop was absolutely fantastic. I felt so motivated for months after, and it gave me the drive I needed to 'follow the dream'. I couldn't possibly be any happier.”

    Sophie
  • “It helped me work out the parts of my current career that I liked (mostly interacting with and helping people) and got me thinking as to what to do next. Ultimately something just clicked and it all came together.”

    Paul
  • “The workshop helped me focus on my motivations, and I used this as the benchmark to test every opportunity against — if it wasn't up to scratch, I didn't pursue it. I'm now doing everything I hoped and more.”

    Alan
  • “Amazing! The workshop helped me to understand my values on a deeper level, what I was good at, and what I enjoyed. I also got some very useful tips about job hunting and creative exposure within my field of work. It helped me bridge the gap from what I was doing to what I wanted to do.”

    Paul
  • “My job was exhausting and soul destroying. At the workshop, for the first time, I met other people looking to make a change and I believed it was possible. Now, running my own business gives me the flexibility and freedom that I craved. I'm so happy I made the change.”

    Lucy
  • A travel company asked me to join them as their new Japan Sales Specialist!  I'm so pleased to be taking a meaningful step in a new career, in a job I'm sure I will absolutely love. Thank you so much to Launch Pad coaches for your support throughout this process.

    Tim
  • I got the job! I'll be working in the Study Abroad department at a major London University.  Big thanks to the Launch Pad coaches for all your support. Can't believe that I'm making the shift that seemed so impossible.

    Malcolm
  • Excellent workshop and excellent value for money.  For the first time I’ve got a clear idea!

    Marco
  • I had a great big smile on my face when I got off the train to arrive home. I've not felt so spontaneously optimistic for a long time. Thank you for a great workshop!

    Louise
  • I’m amazed and happy at the result from the workshop. I love the idea I’ve come away with as it simply encaptures all my interests / talents / ideas into one concept and that is what I’ve been struggling with for so long. Now I wonder why I hadn’t thought of it before!! Thank you!

    Hannah
  • Superb at the ‘What next’ bit. I’ve got some really useful key things to action immediately. Ten out of ten!

    Annette
  • Excellent on all counts. Really useful, great energy and style, fantastic value for money. It’s given me real direction, has helped me process my thoughts, and get clear on what I want and the opportunities I have.

    Lindsay
  • It narrowed down my options so I was able to focus on areas that really matter to me. Do it! It sowed a seed of change for me and I haven't looked back since.

    Denise
  • Do it! The workshop helped crystallise ideas I had and gave me the incentive to apply for a job I really wanted. Now I'm doing something which gives me significantly more satisfaction than before.

    Chris
  • I had an epiphany that gave me the clarity of direction I'd been seeking.

    Issy
  • If [my wife and I] had somehow had a crystal ball back when I signed up that could fast forward to now, and if we had been allowed to see the change in gear and mindset that I would get out of the course, then frankly we would have probably been happy to pay four or five times what we did, such is the value.

    Jamie
  • Through a by a bizarre lightbulb moment in Week 2/3, the course has given me absolute clarity about what it is I wish to pursue as a career. I also now have confidence about my current skills and how I can develop my knowledge in this particular area.

    Jonathan
  • If you really want to stop talking about career change and want to take action towards making that career change possible, particularly if you don't have clear ideas of what you really want to do (or aren't sure) then you MUST take this course. I promise it will give you all the tools, skills and kick-up the proverbial that you need to kick-start your change and take action. Quite simply, this is a must-do course, no question.

    Louisa
  • I barely recognise myself now – I'm communicative, I'm engaged and I wake up excited in the morning – because I've discovered something I absolutely know I want to pursue.

    Sara
  • Doing the Pioneer Course was life changing for me. The way I think about myself, my 'work' and my happiness is completely different to how it was a year ago.

    Morna
  • The Launch Pad was life changing. I never thought I'd get to the end of the course and come out with such a firm idea of what I wanted to do. I feel properly me for the first time in quite a long time.

    Alison
  • “Refreshing and vitalising. Having spent a significant amount of time seemingly going around in circles, the call provided clear insights in a practical step-by-step approach.”

    Phillip
  • “I now have a defined action plan.”

    Carolyn
  • “You're amazing people. Hearing your story made me dare to believe again: I don't have to accept my current situation, I can achieve better for myself, and I can feel passionate about what I do. You really gave me hope!”

    Lisa
  • I signed up because I took the leap and quit my job. I knew I definitely needed the accountability in my life, otherwise I was probably going to drift back into a job I didn't want to do. It's really nice to be in a smaller group – it makes it so much more personal – and there is nowhere to hide, so you really get your actions done. It's brilliant!

    Jenny, Accelerator Alumni
  • I signed up because I fell behind in the Launch Pad and I wanted a group that would help me going through it. I knew I could procrastinate, so having the prospect of the coaches' disappointed faces makes me do what I need to do!

    Laura, Accelerator Alumni
  • The post Launch Pad support has been crucial for me. Without the group, I know I wouldn't have taken the plunge into what I really wanted to do. It's been fantastic.

    Sara, Accelerator Alumni
  • An eye-opening, challenging experience that will give you the tools to understand the work that suits you. I'm not sure I've ever made a better financial investment than for this course!

    Dan
  • Movement, action... at last! Getting from the stuck phase into the ‘doing’ phase, just feeling I’m making progress in some direction has been massively beneficial. The course delivered more than I expected. All too often courses are sold with certain aims in mind, but this one actually delivered.

    Simon
  • I’m in a new career and grinning from ear to ear – I can’t believe that I’m actually doing it! Amazing course. Enthusiastic trainers. Highly recommended.

    Sarah
  • Today I finished my first week at work in my new job! A big thank you to you all for the advice and amazing support that has come from this Launch Pad group over the last year.

    Samantha
  • “After applying what I learned on the Career Change Launch Pad, I've secured myself the job I wanted in the company I wanted. Never dreamed it would come true!

    Nicky
  • “The Career Change Launch Pad is great value for money and I am so glad to have made that commitment. The course has given me a new lease of energy and optimism about coping with the frustrations of career change. I now (and rather unexpectedly!) have a part-time role in a completely new industry.”

    Mark
  • “Four months after the course ended I landed in the new field I wanted to be in! The value of the Career Change Launch Pad was not just about finding work I loved but in the mind shift that the course also provided.”

    Alex
  • “I had zero satisfaction at work. I knew I needed to make a change; I just didn’t know where or how to begin. Now, I feel like me again. I’ve come back to life. I’m happier than I’ve ever been.”

    Kiran
  • When I started working with Phil I'd already quit my senior job in a leading management consultancy to go it alone as an executive coach. Phil helped me to be bold in defining my distinctive offer and the clients I want to work with. He opened my mind to bigger and broader opportunities, and challenged me to put my personality and values at the heart of my marketing materials. He did all of this with a focus on authenticity and human values that make him a truly inspiring coach.

    Deborah - Leadership Expert
  • Hyperbole gets overused but in Phil's case it is totally justified. Working with Phil has been literally life changing and helped me in countless professional and personal ways. He has an empathetic honesty that makes you think in new ways and discover new perspectives on your skills and performance. He teases out the fundamental drivers and roadblocks and helps you map a positive action plan. I would recommend Phil in a nano-second to define and achieve new goals.  A collaborator, a confidant and a friend.

    Mark – Advertising executive
  • Phil is a superb coach, and I have recommended him to several colleagues who are looking at making significant career transitions. He asks smart (and difficult) questions, is focused on getting results for his clients, is a creative brain-stormer - and he does it all with a great sense of fun and playfulness.

    Terri - Leadership and organizational effectiveness manager
  • Phil is a positive, energetic, and insightful coach who has been instrumental to me in getting my new business off the ground. He helped me build my confidence, get into action, and focus on practical, results-oriented activities. Phil inspires me with his positive perspective on life and because he really walks his talk. If you're thinking of launching a business, I highly recommend Phil.

    Heather – Reformed lawyer and entrepreneur
  • An exhilarating exploration of the possibilities that lie outside of the 'career' box! I have confronted my fears, stepped out of my comfort zone, and spoken to people I never would have spoken to before about potential career avenues. The course definitely delivered more than I expected, as the inspiration and ideas that I got from my fellow participants and the team on the calls was invaluable to my motivation and confidence.

    Michelle
  • I have known for a very long time that law wasn’t for me, but I really wasn’t sure how I could move on. You tackled the issue from the “bottom up”, looking at who we were and building it from there. I didn’t expect to come away from it feeling so positive and inspired. In the past I felt scared to take my head out of the sand and look at the problem in the face, but now I feel really excited about the future. I really can’t thank you enough.

    Caroline
  • Really, really, really good."

    D Johnson
  • It was the perfect location, ideal atmosphere and a small group of like-minded people. My life has become an exciting journey since. I started meeting so many interesting people which seemed unreachable before. I am looking into creating passive income streams, so I can spend more time making my dreams come true. It's been amazing to say the least.

    Eddie Porucius
  • Thanks for hosting a great workshop. Loved it.  It was a great opportunity to step back from the day job and give serious thought to my own aspirations for a work/life balance. I found it empowering , stimulating and supportive.  I now face the small challenge of putting some of my new thoughts into action!

    Roisin Coleman
  • The workshop shook things up in the best way possible. I came out excited, inspired with a sense of purpose and motivation. Perhaps most importantly for the long-term I felt as if I knew myself, my aptitudes, strengths and what would fit me best career-wise infinitely better than when I had arrived that morning. Cannot recommend it highly enough!

    Sophie Holborow
  • “DO IT – keep an open mind, listen to the experiences of others, and be inspired. The workshop helped clarify ideas I had and gave me the incentive to apply for a job I really wanted. Now I'm doing something which gives me significantly more satisfaction than ever before.”

    Chris
  • It helped me realise that I didn't want to do what I thought, and got me on the path to moving abroad. Just do it! What is £85 when you're talking about the work you will spend months or years doing? Totally worth it!

    Charlie Moritz
  • “It narrowed down my options so I was able to focus on areas that really matter to me. Do it! It sowed a seed of change for me and I haven't looked back since.”

    Denise
  • “I needed a little extra push that it was OK to make a career change. The workshop helped me realise that it could really be a positive thing, not just for me personally but for my career too. I found it really useful examining what kinds of things suit my personality and in what type of situations I work well.”

    Emily
  • “I had an epiphany that gave me the clarity of direction I had been seeking. If you're unsure about what direction to go in, try the workshop. If you only meet people in the same boat, that in itself is helpful; but you may also get the clarity you need like I did.”

    Issy
  • Working with Sonia was incredibly useful and helpful. As a result, I had the conviction to sign up to a 6-month novel-writing course, which I’m just about to finish. I'm more determined than ever to keep writing now and, while I have a long way to go, I feel like I'm on the right track at last, and feel more positive about my career and future than ever!

    Mark, Marketing
  • Sonia asked all the right questions to draw some vital clues out of me without me we even sussing what she was up to! I came away from our sessions with clarity on what matters most to me, a new sense of purpose and enthusiasm to make these discoveries a reality.

    Julie Gallagher, Cookery School Administrator
  • When I contacted Sonia I was really unhappy working in marketing. I found working with her completely life changing, it really helped me to discover what I wanted to do. Three years on, I can finally say that I love my job!

    Mary Speculand, Spanish Teacher
  • Investing in professional career coaching was one of the best moves I have made. I felt trapped in a job that no longer inspired me. With Sonia’s expert guidance, I have a new direction and the confidence and a plan to get to where I want to be.

    Kellie, Health Regulator
  • Working with Sonia has literally changed my life for the better.  She is down to earth, funny, extremely bright and incredibly supportive.  She helps you think outside the box in order to find the path to happiness and a fulfilling career. I could not recommend her more highly.

    Kathy Pinney, Escaped Lawyer
  • Hopefully come September I will be a full-time student retraining to be a Midwife. I really don't think I would have even considered taking the necessary steps to do it unless Sarah had challenged me on why I was certain going after my dream career wasn’t possible.

    Kristy Spellman, Training in Midwifery
  • Sarah is brilliant! She challenged me to try things and look into careers I assumed weren’t possible. She confirmed that there’s nothing wrong with me and helped me see that being fed up was a good place to be because it meant I was really ready to make a change.

    Natalie Nurse, Social Worker training to be a facilitator
  • Sarah has helped me grow in ways I previously thought were impossible and she helped me see that I can achieve anything. When I began working with her I felt stuck in a job I hated with no way out. Within 3 months, I left that job and am now in a job I love!

    Caryn Campbell, Engineer and Project Manager
  • Sarah's intuitive, inspiring approach has helped me connect with what I authentically want to be doing with my life and has encouraged me to step into this vision of myself. After just a few months of working with her, I started taking action on my goals and seeing fantastic results.

    Nikki Allen, Freelance Writer
  • A trip to a Careershifters workshop is time well spent. It will give you chance to talk to other people who feel equally at sea and unsure of what to do. I found good support from the people I met. It will also open your eyes to a range of options, from approaches to use to career counsellors that may be able to offer advice.

    Andrew Stan
  • “After attending a Careershifters workshop, I had the energy and drive to start researching how to get into teaching. I applied for a course, had an interview, got a place and left my old job in less than a week – it was so easy when I finally decided to go for it.”

    Nikki
  • I came to a second workshop, so something must have been good! The best thing was the chance to talk to a career coach and to start to believe that things were possible. I would recommend it to anyone who expressed frustation in the job and was looking for a fundamental change.

    Hugo Nesbitt
  • “This website has been a lifesaver for me over the past year!”

    Lindsey
  • The Careershifters workshop started me on the path to changing from the Practice Manager of a GP Practice to Community Engagement work that meets the needs I identified at the workshop.

    Diane Cassidy
  • The Careershifters workshop helped me realise that it’s never too late to change your career, that these advances take time and, I am confident that if I stick with my ‘plan’ I won’t make another wrong career move.

    Claire Coveney
  • I had a career in sales and now I run my own sales training company. The Careershifters workshop gave me the motivation to get on and do things, as well as some good direction with regards to the sort of activities I needed to put in place.

    Matt Hayden
  • Careershifters helped me realise that there were many small steps I could take towards improving my job satisfaction. Gaining greater focus has given me a renewed enthusiasm for my work, giving me the confidence to negotiate a one year sabbatical.

    Cath Rooney
  • “Thanks to Careershifters I'm shifting my career! Have been thinking for a while about the direction I'm going in, and after looking at your website and reading some of the advice, I realised that I've got to go for it.”

    Justine
  • “As of yesterday, I officially have a new career and start my new and exciting role next week! So a massive THANK YOU to all of you at Careershifters for your support. You really do deserve every success in what you're doing.”

    Liz
  • After attending a Careershifters workshop I had the energy and drive to start researching how to get into teaching. I applied for a course, had an interview, got a place and left my old job in less than a week. It was so easy when I finally decided to go for it.

    Nikki