Career Shifters

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

Career Shifters

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 Music Teacher to Events Manager

Career Shifters

“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.

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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.

2020 191

“Changing Career Feels Too Daunting. Will I Ever Find A Way To Make It Work?”

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Stuck in the same company for over a decade, Maria has finally stumbled across a creative career that feels like her. But how do you make the switch, when you’ve still got to earn your keep, and experience – not to mention confidence – is in short supply

2021 141

From Tech to Social Impact

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“I was nervous about taking that first step out of my career 'comfort zone'.”. Stef Milczarek had a passion for the social impact sector that she could no longer ignore. But when traditional job-hunting techniques didn't produce results, she had to change her approach.

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.

2020 164

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.

2020 193

From Dance to Tech

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“I’d reached a point in life where I craved more stability.”. Rebecca Fennelly was ready for greater stability and a new challenge to get her teeth into. So, when the stars aligned for her to take an intensive retraining course, she grabbed the opportunity.

2020 164

From Marketing to Copywriting

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“Sometimes I'd think, 'Hey, this isn't so bad', and sink back into my old patterns.”. Ciara McVeigh's need for a career that offered more creative freedom and autonomy grew incrementally, despite feeling attached the people she worked with.

2020 151

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.

2020 208

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 Corporate to Not-For-Profit

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“I left work every day feeling drained and demoralised. Something had to give.”. Fed up with work he didn’t believe in, Ross Mitchell decided to hand in his notice and take a leap into the unknown.

2020 163

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

2020 193

From Law to Social Impact

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“I'd wanted to make a difference in the world, but instead my role left me feeling unfulfilled.”. Jake Levy didn't feel passionate about his work, or the career path unfolding in front of him.

2020 173

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 Coaching to Consultancy

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“I needed a more resilient career after facing a challenging time.”. Heather Black wanted more flexibility and security in her work. So she invested in retraining, overcame imposter syndrome, and built a new career with a wealth of opportunity along the way. Here's her story

From The Army to Teaching

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“It was time for a new challenge, but also to deliver my family some stability.”. Ben Adams had achieved all he'd set out to achieve in his military career and was ready for something new.

2020 182

“How Do I Shift Into My Dream Career, When My Only Qualification Is Passion?”

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Stefanie’s worked hard to achieve impressive qualifications and career success, but now a long-lost childhood dream is calling her. How do you shift into a career you know you’ll love, when your hard-won qualifications and experience don’t apply

2020 180

From Digital Marketing to Portfolio Career

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“It felt like I was caught in a hamster wheel, getting increasingly frustrated.”. Camille Deniau had always chased the things she thought she was supposed to want in a career. But when she was offered a new role that didn't excite her, she knew it was time to make a change.

2020 153

From IT to Dog Behaviour

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“The constant stress was making me ill.”. Tony Richens-Smith was fed up with company politics and jumping from one stressful job to another. Then, a result from a random web search started him on a new path.

2020 169

From Civil Engineering to Software Development

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“I realised that 'the right moment' might never arrive.”. When James Buckley started to use a new skill-set at work, he was hooked. Here's how he retrained and landed a role in an exciting new industry

2020 164

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.

2020 141

From the Police to Finance

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“I became worn out with the inconsistent work schedule.”. Shia Cruciani needed a better work–life balance. But when the traditional job-application route didn't work out for her, she took a different approach.

2020 141

5 Unconventional Questions To Get You Unstuck In Your Career Change

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Sluggish, frustrated, and running the same old circles in your head? Craving a fresh perspective but don’t know where to look? Natasha shares 5 things you can ask yourself to see your shift (and the reasons you’re stuck) in a new light – so you can get moving faster into more fulfilling work

2020 141

From Teaching to Own Business

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“After working for other people for so long, I wanted something that I could call my own.”. James Alger had a working lifestyle that many would envy. But all the perks in the world couldn't satisfy the growing urge he had to create something of his own.

2020 141

Selfish, Ungrateful And Unrealistic? Why Your Desire For Fulfilling Work Feels Uncomfortable (And What To Do About It)

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Craving more fulfilling work can feel petulant and greedy – especially when you know many people would be grateful to have a career at all. But is it such a bad thing to want more from your working life?

2020 151

From Environmental Engineer to Data Scientist

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“I thought 'What the hell am I doing here?'”. When Natalie Morse realised that despite being highly qualified in a well-paid field, she was merely scraping by, she knew something had to change. So she set out on a path that led to not just one, but two more fulfilling new roles.

2020 141

From Medical Support to Teaching

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“I wanted to make a difference.”. After one boring meeting too many, Jamie Curley decided that it was time to do something that felt more worthwhile. One conversation later, he started down a completely new path. Here's his story

2020 151

“How Do I Shape My Vague Ideas Into A Concrete Plan?”

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Amanda’s built a successful career, but it's started to feel meaningless. While she knows broadly what she wants to do next, the way forwards is unclear.

2020 141

“How Do I Find A Way Into My New Career?”

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Bored with the same old work routines, Simona’s all fired up for change. She’s hit on a career idea that’s worth exploring further, but clear information is in short supply. How do you carve out a route into work you’re convinced you’ll love, when the way ahead feels like a close-kept secret

2020 141

From Science to Photography

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“I felt like I'd outgrown my role with nowhere to go.”. When Nathan Walker's contract came up for renewal and his first reaction was disappointment, he knew it was time to move on.

2020 141

From Radiographer to Skincare Business

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“I don't miss the red tape, and not being able to use my creative side.”. When Jasmin Jones discovered a passion that allowed her to help people in a new way, she knew she had to make it a full-time business.

2020 141

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. Natasha dives deeper into the Lean Career Change method, and explains how to design an experiment that gives you clarity, confidence, and connections in your potential new field

2020 182

From Market Research to Refugee Support

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“I decided then that I must do something or I would live the rest of my life as a fraud.”. When the refugee crisis hit Europe, Paul Hutchings knew he had to act. One small step snowballed into a new career that's brought him purpose and meaning. Here's how he's learned to manage the tough aspects of his work, and how it's brought him into contact with the best of humanity

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From Sales to Coding

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“I felt a curiosity building in me that I couldn't ignore.”. For Stevan Popovic, developers seemed to have superpowers. He couldn't resist the pull to learn more.

2020 141

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. Here's how she came full circle to an idea she'd considered years before, and how she's found the right support to make it a reality

2020 154

Career change and uncertainty: what to do when everything’s up in the air and you don’t have any of the answers

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Feeling groundless and apprehensive? Stuck in survival mode, unable to take action? Natasha shares 6 ways to reduce your panic and take back control in uncertain times

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3 Ways To Answer 'What Do You Do?' When It's The Last Thing You Want To Talk About

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It comes out at parties, networking events, family dinners… there's no escape. Everybody asks it, everybody's answered it, and everybody sighs when it's mentioned. But nobody dreads it as much as the career changer. It's The Question. Here, Natasha explains how to answer it when you really don't want to

2019 190

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 157

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 Radiography to Skincare Business

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“I don't miss the red tape, and not being able to use my creative side.”. When Jasmin Jones discovered a passion that allowed her to help people in a new way, she knew she had to make it a full-time business.

2020 130

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. Through a stepped series of changes, she's found a new path she adores – and one that allows her to care for her family in the way that's important to her. This is her story

2020 160

From Manufacturing to Aerospace

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“I knew that I was becoming less and less of my usual, happy self.”. Lisa Jimenez was angry, frustrated, and finding it increasingly difficult to go to work every day. With the support of a trusted friend, she took action, even though she didn't have all the answers. Here's how, despite having a painful journey, she finally found work that fits, in a role she'd previously known little about

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