Career Shifters

From Scientist to Digital Marketing Consultant

Career Shifters

“It felt like I was going through the motions, rather than actively enjoying my career.”. Stuck in a job where opportunity felt scarce and office politics were rife, Patrick Wareing focused instead on progressing a personal hobby project.

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From Tech Start-up to Own Business

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“Helping the rich get richer just wasn't doing it for me.”. Frustrated that she needed a service which didn't exist, Olivia Spaethe set out to create it, finding a new career in the process.

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From Corporate Life to Interior Design

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“I was fed up wasting my creative energy and not making a positive impact on the world.”. Brenda Boyd was done with giving the best of herself to companies that didn't align with her values.

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From Financial Services to Farm Stays

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“It made me feel depressed, like I was selling my soul.”. Hannah Jones' corporate career left her feeling trapped and low. When a promotion helped to put things into perspective, she began a process of exploration. Organically, and gradually, this led her to her new path. Here's her story

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How To Overcome The Limiting Beliefs You Have About Your Career Change

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The beliefs you hold about what's possible for your shift can leave you in paralysis. But what if the things you tell yourself are actually just one idea, in many disguises? Natasha shares a different perspective on your limiting beliefs and how to overcome them

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From PR & Marketing to Furniture

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“I wanted to market something that was tangible, something that I was passionate about, something I had created.”. Richard England wasn't unhappy in his corporate role; he just longed to have his own business, selling his own designs and creations.

2021 130

“How Do I Avoid Being Seen As A Fickle Job Hopper?”

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Sam recently left a career he’d been working in for ten years to try something new – but it wasn’t the dream move he’d hoped for. How do you plan a brand-new shift into work you’ll love, when your last attempt didn’t work out, and you're scared of being seen as a flake

2021 130

From Music Teacher to Events Manager

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“The day-to-day monotony was grinding me down.”. Nathan Evans had a job other people envied, but he came home every day feeling bored and unchallenged.

2021 204

Change Your Career… By Changing Your Words? 3 Subtle Language-shifts That Will Spark New Ideas And Boost Your Confidence

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How you talk about your career change doesn’t just affect other people’s impressions of you. The words you use impact your self belief and capacity for creative thinking. Here, Natasha shares three tiny tweaks to your sentences that can transform the way you feel about your shift

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“How Do I Get Over My Fear Of Risk?”

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After years of constant exhaustion in a badly fitting role, Alexandra’s determined to find more fulfilling work. Yet she’s also scared. How do you make the leap into an exciting new career when your heart’s leading you one way, and your head another

2021 141

From Consumer Goods to Non-Profit

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“I realised that if doing my job well didn’t excite me, I needed a new job.”. Cat Goyak was growing 'uncomfortably comfortable' in her corporate role. Longing for a feeling of greater alignment, and ready to no longer play it safe, she quit her job without a backup plan.

2021 153

From Teacher to Funeral Director

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“I was thinking about work all the time, even when I was at home with my family.”. David Moon was struggling to switch off from his demanding work, and it was affecting his home life.

2021 130

From PR to Mental Health

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“I didn’t have a sense of who I was anymore.”. Miriam Christie's career ladder had begun to feel more like a hamster wheel. Longing to feel fulfilled at work once more, she began to reconnect with activities that brought her joy.

2021 130

From Property to Food

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“My work no longer brought me the same fire and energy it once had.”. Carson Sweezy had a role he enjoyed. But when he returned to work after a three-year illness, he found it had somehow lost its shine.

2021 141

Now What? 11 Practical Ways To Turn Your Vague Ideas Into Clearer Paths For Your Next Career

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Feeling like your career change has hit a plateau? Got a few areas of interest, but no idea what to do next with them, or what they might look like in reality? Natasha shares 11 practical actions to help you find fresh inspiration, greater focus and deeper confidence in your career direction

2021 163

From Corporate Life to Graphic Design

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“I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was missing out on something important in life.”. Carli Pfurtscheller spent years building a successful corporate career. But as the hours and the demands increased, the call for change grew louder.

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From Digital Marketing to Tech for Good

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“I was starting to feel like my growth had plateaued.”. Dee Luo had always been interested in the nonprofit world, but didn't know how to translate her tech skills into a role she was excited about. Then, a specialist mentorship helped her find clarity.

2021 153

From Sport to Social Impact

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“I wanted to make a more meaningful impact in the world.”. Much as he loved his field, James Shearer wanted to contribute more to society. After years of feeling the need for change, an advert in an email introduced him to a means of making his shift a reality.

2021 130

From Law to Portfolio Career

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“There have been times when I've truly felt like giving up.”. Keen to stay busy after losing her job, Lisa Richardson gave her a friend a hand at home. Little did she know that this would be the beginnings of a new career.

2021 164

From Marketer to Artist

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“There was always this nagging feeling that I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing.”. Gladys Holliday worked hard but just couldn't muster any enthusiasm for her role. When the pandemic brought her the unexpected gift of time, she put it to good use.

2021 141

“How Do I Find A Rewarding New Career, When I Sabotage All My Ideas?”

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Anna's handed in her notice with nowhere else to go. But while she’s fired up for change, her inner critic keeps rejecting every new idea out of hand. How do you find a path that lights you up, when the mindset that helped make you a success is the very thing holding you back

2021 141

Why “What Am I Good At?” Is The Wrong Question To Ask At The Start Of Your Career Change – And What To Do Instead

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Trying to identify your transferable skills? Wishing you knew what your strengths were, so you could really get going on your shift? Be careful. Natasha shares 3 reasons why starting from ‘skills’ could be stunting your options – and what to do instead

2021 169

From Advertising to Charity

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“I was becoming resentful of how superficial it all was.”. Breanne O’Brien knew from an early age that she wanted to do something that would make the world a better place. But, after falling into her initial career, that direction seemed to slip away.

From Corporate Finance to Food

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“I didn't feel like my work contributed to society in any way.”. Alan Tang had always felt like he'd fallen into his career. So, when a chance social-media scrolling session brought him across an opportunity that felt exciting, he leapt at it.

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From Own Business to Humanitarian Work

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“I wasn't waking up excited anymore.”. When Marta Zecin travelled to Lebanon for the first time, she fell in love. No longer content to keep her humanitarian work in the sidelines, her new path unfolded step by step.

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The Liminal Phase: How To Successfully Navigate The Most Uncomfortable Stage Of Your Career Change

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You’ve disengaged with your current career, but you’re not yet anywhere near your new one. You don’t feel like who you used to be, but you don’t yet know who you’re becoming. You’re taking action, but you’re not sure where it’s leading you. Welcome to the in-between.

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From Large Corporate to Start-up

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“I kept thinking, ‘I can do better than this.’”. Redundancy presented Ajit Matthew with a golden opportunity to focus on his ideal career. But after 15 years at the same company, he was lacking in courage and confidence.

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How To Avoid Shifting Into Another Career You Hate

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Scared of making the wrong move and winding up in another soul-sucking career? Shifting is always risky, but there is a way to test drive your ideas before you commit.

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Proof Projects: A Powerful Tool To Build Credibility And Break Into A New Field Faster

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Feel naïve and foolish in front of important people in your chosen industry? Acutely aware of your lack of ‘relevant’ experience? Natasha shares a simple but effective approach to help you stand out from the crowd, feel more confident, and generate new opportunities in your career change

2021 141

From Law to Education

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“That feeling of not bringing my whole self to work ultimately became frustrating.”. Chenaara Edghill-Pearts knew she had more to give. Here's how she turned a passion that had always been present in her life into a business she's excited about every day

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From Teaching to Project Management

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“I felt that I was meant to do other things.”. Cathy Baleda couldn't shake the feeling that there was something else out there for her. In a risky move, she left her 9-5 and began trying new types of work, until she landed on the perfect fit.

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“What’s The Best Way To Transition Into My New Career?”

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Tired of feeling unappreciated, Erica’s desperate to swap her stressful career for something new and empowering. But while she knows what she wants to do next, she’s not sure how to start. When every route is laden with risk, how do you know which is the right one to take

2021 141

From Events to Portfolio Career

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“I was checking emails at all hours of the night.”. Lyndsey Smith had high hopes for her fast-paced role. But when she realised it was bringing out the worst in her, she knew it was time for a change.

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Why I Feel Uncomfortable Writing Career Change Articles

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I want you to find fulfilling work. Supporting you to figure out what you want to do, and to make the shift – it's why I do what I do every day. But this process frustrates me beyond belief. Here's why

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From Law to Tech Start-up

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“I felt I had a lot more skills than my existing job was making use of.”. Rebecca Kacaba had more to offer, and longed to be part of an expanding new industry. After putting in long hours growing her fledgling business on the side, she took the leap and went all in.

2021 141

From Corporate Finance to Menswear Brand

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“I always felt that the people on the other side of the table (my clients) were having more fun.”. Pascal Keane had a challenging and enjoyable job, but it was never something he was passionate about.

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From Portfolio Career to Teacher

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“I wanted work where I could use my creativity, instead of constantly thinking about budgets and cost-cutting.”. After a stressful trading year, Agnieszka Machalica decided that it was time for a new challenge.

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How To Come Up With Ideas For Your Career Change: 12 Proven Approaches From Scientists And Creatives

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No idea (or too few ideas) about what to do next in your career? Struggling to come up with options that feel inspiring, and feeling paralysed as a result? Natasha shares a range of mindset shifts and creative techniques to get you bubbling with possibilities for fulfilling work

2020 204

From Physician to Academic and Writer

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“I hated the lack of flexibility.”. Sayantani DasGupta loved her work, but she couldn't understand how her profession showed such a lack of consideration for its workers.

2020 208

From Tax to Procurement

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“There were so many aspects about it that didn't fit in with who I was.”. Rajwinder Bhola was fed up with being tied to a desk in her spreadsheet-focused role. She began making preparations to leave, but life had other ideas.

2021 141

“How Do I Find The Confidence To Commit To My New Career?”

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Catalina’s spent many fun, carefree years jumping in and out of different jobs. Now she wants to start a long-term career she can grow into. But how do you know when you’re on the right track, when you’re full of self-doubt

2021 141

From Tax Advice to Social Impact

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“My soul was slowly dying.”. Aimee Higgins had worked her entire career to get to the 'top'. But the closer she got, the more she realised she didn't want to be there.

2020 189

From Secondary School to Awarding Body

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“I had nagging doubts that I wasn't making a difference anymore.”. George Stainsby wanted to get back to being the enthusiastic person he used to be.

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