Love letters

Career change can be a long process, so in theory it could be hard for us to know exactly how much of an impact we’ve made on your lives…

Except you tell us!

Here’s what you have to say:

About Careershifters

"After months of job hunting and banging my head on endless brick walls, your website is a breath of fresh air!" ~ Stephanie 

"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

"Oh my goodness. 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 

"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 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 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

"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

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

"As of yesterday, I officially have a new career. I start my new and exciting role next week! I am absolutely delighted and am spending today thanking all those who have helped me. As I mentioned before, your website has been an invaluable source. Being able to email an expert and receive tips to put me in the right direction really helped me find my feet. 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

"I'm so glad I stumbled upon Careershifters. I feel in a much stronger, clearer and more confident position than I was in two weeks ago." ~ Sophie

"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

"Your site and newsletters were 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

About our articles

"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

"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

"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. So to cut a long story short, I'm aiming to do an MSc in psychodynamic counselling with children and adolescents in Sept." ~ Justine

"I hope you don't mind but 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

"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

Read our career change 'Expert Advice' articles here

About our career change success stories

"I found it 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 as it reassured me it's do-able!" ~ Zoe

"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

"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

"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

Get inspired by people who made it to the other side

About our workshops

"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

"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

"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

"Gave me confidence, clarity, focus, and the first green shoots of a plan." ~ Chris

"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

"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

"Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend my friends do it too." ~ Nathan

"I was nervous about attending but it turned out to be very useful. So thank you for your little push. 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

"Reassuring and confidence boosting." ~ Elizabeth

"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

"Practical, accessible and made the ‘fuzzy impossible’ take shape and feel achievable." ~ Alexandra

"All in all, 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

Check out our workshops here

About our Career Change Launch Pad

"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

"When I put myself back to where I was three months ago and look at where I am now, it’s been an incredible mindset shift. It’s now all become second nature."  ~ Simon

"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

"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 – and 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

"Before the Launch Pad I felt trapped and without choices. Thanks to this experience I've learned how to reach out and find new ways to make the changes I want for my career (and ultimately my life) happen." ~ Alex 

Find out more about our Career Change Launch Pad here

About our High Flyers' Programme

"I was really, really unhappy. There was a lot of politics. I didn't feel valued. Twelve months after starting to work with Richard, I'm doing something I love." ~ Sarah

"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

"When I made the move I realised it was the first time ever that I really liked my job. I had to pinch myself -- I was going to build work for a global organisation in a sector I loved! I was buzzing the whole time." ~ Katrina

"Work was hugely affecting my life and I felt stuck. I withdrew from my friends and my social life. Through working with Richard, I was finally able to articulate what I actually wanted from work and move into a role I'd always wanted to do." ~ Dirk

Find out more about our High Flyers' Programme

About our one-on-one coaching

"I completed a coaching series with Sarah last year and she was incredible. She was instrumental in my career change from 20 years in corporate IT to retraining as a counsellor, being a full time Dad and part time volunteer at a local mental health centre. My journey isn't over and has had (and is still having!) many twists and turns, but without the work that Sarah did coupled with the inspiration I've derived over the the last few years from your site, I reckon I'd be back in a cubicle staring blankly at a screen wondering what on earth I was doing :-)  It hasn't been easy but it's been fun!!" ~ Shafiq

"Working with Sonia has been incredibly helpful. Her probing questions, expert guidance and constructive advice have provided some much needed clarity on what's really important to me. Our sessions have also given me a huge confidence boost and a sense of purpose that I'm already putting to good use." ~ Sarah

"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

"I wanted impartial guidance, which is what led me to Sonia. Completing the one-day Intensive workshop and following this up with some one-on-one sessions provided me with a solid framework and some great strategies on how to clarify what would suit me." ~ Andrew

"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

"Sarah's intuitive, inspiring approach has helped me connect with what I authentically want to be doing with my life. After just a few months of working with her, I started taking action on my goals and seeing fantastic results." ~ Nikki

"Working with Sonia has literally changed my life for the better. 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

Find out more about our one-on-one coaching

About our weekly email bulletin

"It's always a real pleasure to receive your weekly bulletin -- 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

"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 was 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

"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

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Thank you & we'd love to hear from you

A big thank-you to everyone who gets in touch to let us know how we’re doing.

If you’ve got some feedback for us, drop us a line at hello@careershifters.org. Hearing from you makes all our work worthwhile!