Masterclass Expert

Thank you for your interest in being an expert panellist on our Career Change Masterclasses. This page explains more about how our Masterclasses work.

What are our Masterclasses – and why take part?

Our online Career Change Masterclasses are 1-hour interactive discussions with subject matter experts on topics of relevance to our audience of career changers.

They’re designed to leave our participants with actionable insights to help them move faster towards fulfilling work.

Most of our experts find the primary benefit of taking part in a Masterclass is an opportunity to gain visibility in front of our 1m+ annual website visitors and our 180k+ mailing list. 

Experts also enjoy adding direct value to our participants in a fun and interactive way.

Finally, we’re also happy to mention an expert’s book or podcast during our promotion and follow-up from the Masterclass.


Who are our Masterclass experts?

Our panellists are subject matter experts who:

  • Have authored a book or have a well followed blog or podcast in the area you’re most passionate about, that’s in a subject relevant to our audience.
  • Enjoy speaking TED style to large online audiences.
  • Bring a subject specialism that's complementary to career change, or have a personal and distinct career change methodology to share.

We’ve worked with experts from the UK, USA and Europe.

See our Masterclasses page for more details.


Who are our audience?

They’re bright, motivated mid-career professionals who feel stuck in the wrong career.

They're ready to do something about it and are open to getting help.

They’re mainly located in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe, and are roughly divided 65% female / 32% male and 3% other.

We also have a number of career coaches who regularly attend the Masterclasses.


What’s the format of the Masterclass?

Our Masterclasses are designed to bring experts into direct conversation with our audience.

They’re held on Zoom Webinar, typically on a Tuesday evening, from 8pm - 9pm UK time / 3pm - 4pm Eastern.

They’re split into two sections:

  • A presentation from our panelist for 20 minutes (TED style) focused on three or four key learnings, with real life examples and a handful of slides.
  • Q&A session with our audience for the remaining time.

Our Masterclass moderator will facilitate the session, including the Q&A.

Afterwards we share the recording and a Summary Notes PDF (detailing the key learnings, references and links from the Masterclass) with each participant.

Below is an example of a Masterclass we ran with author and speaker David Burkus, and the Masterclass Notes we published after the event.


What’s the time commitment?

We aim to make the process as smooth and easy for you, while also leaving you feeling fully prepared and comfortable ahead of your Masterclass. 

As such, we hold:

  • A 45-minute ‘Introductory Call’ to meet our team, answer questions, discuss three or four initial content ideas and to see if a Masterclass is a good fit on both sides.
  • A 20-minute week before call to run through any questions that have come up.
  • A 30-minute pre-call before the hour long Masterclass and a 15-minute debrief afterwards (to capture your feedback).

We ask that you prepare a handful of slides to illustrate your presentation, which we’re happy to assist you with. In between calls we’ll send you additional information to help you prepare.


What are the fees?

To be as fair as we can, our honorarium fees for our experts are based on 25% of the total net sales for the live event. 

This starts from a minimum payment of £250 ($345 / €290) and averages at £490 ($680 / €575).

We’re happy to promote your book(s), website and other social media, in our Summary Notes PDF, prepared following the Masterclass.

We’ll also share with you a social media promotion pack, to promote your Masterclass with your own audience.



What have previous experts said?

  • Julia Randell-Khan
    How to find a new, fulfilling career later in life

    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.

  • David Burkus
    How to use your hidden network to uncover new career opportunities

    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!

  • Cyriel Kortleven
    How to break out of analysis paralysis and get moving with your career change

    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.

  • Steve Errey
    How to overcome imposter syndrome and feel more confident in your career change

    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!

  • Grace Marshall
    How to stop procrastinating and make progress on your shift with limited time

    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.

  • Eleanor Tweddell
    How to reinvent your career (and yourself) after redundancy

    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!