Career Shifters

From City Life to the Mountains

Career Shifters

“I felt that there was a whole world of possibilities out there.”. Rowena Phillips loved her consultancy career, but the time off she had wasn't enough to satisfy her itchy feet. Here's how she overcame her natural risk-aversion to create a fulfilling ski business – and time for the slopes she love

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Too Busy To Change Career? Not With These Techniques.

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Lack of time is not an excuse to stay in the wrong job. Natasha shares her favourite (lesser known) approaches for how you can make time work for you – and, through doing so, make a speedier escape

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4 Ways To Find Work That Feels Like You

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You want to do work that fits your personality. But what if you've spent so long in a job you hate, you've lost touch with who you are? Natasha shares four starting points to getting paid to be yourself

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From Consultancy to Charity

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“My heart just wasn’t in it.”. Between Louisa Barnett's day job and her side project, it was clear which one she was most called to do. But knowing what you want and knowing how to get there are two very different things.

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3 Things To Remember When You Feel You're Not Where You Should Be

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You should be further along in your shift. You should have done more. You're not where you wanted to be by now. Sound familiar? Natasha shares three lessons to get you focused, freed up, and having fun with your career change

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Why All Your Career Ideas Feel Uninspiring And Unreachable (And What To Do About It)

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Struggling to find a career idea you're really excited about? Feeling like a stuck record, going over and over the same old ground? Natasha shares a simple metaphor to help you understand why you're not moving forward with your shift, and what you can do to open up fresh, exciting options

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The 4 Career Change Traps You Don't Know You're In (And How To Get Out Of Them)

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If you're getting nowhere with your shift, there's a good chance you've got yourself into a 'monkey trap'. Natasha explains what on earth a monkey trap is, how to tell if you're in one, and how to get unstuck.

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4 Surprisingly Effective Career Change Games To Make Your Shift Faster And More Fun

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Paralysed by the idea of a major change? Unable to find the answers you need? Sometimes, you have to come at big questions from unexpected angles. And the more you can enjoy the process, the quicker you'll move.

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Micro Shifts: How A Change Of Focus Can Help You Move Faster Into Work You Love

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Feeling stuck and overwhelmed by this huge career change ahead of you? No idea what you should be doing to make progress? You might be thinking too big. Natasha shares a simple but profound mindset shift to help you get energised, confident, and into effective action

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From Journalist to Own Business

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"I was starting to feel like I was on a treadmill.". Rosalind Gibbs' industry was changing, taking her away from the parts of her job she loved. So, she decided to use her skills in a new way.

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From Big Corporate to Fast-growing SME

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"You're in the driving seat. You can make a change if you're just brave enough to take the first step.". Linda Bridge was searching for a fresh challenge. Just when she thought she'd found her new niche, another opportunity came her way… Here's how she made a two-step shift into a career she loves

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From Music to Environmental Enterprise

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"I had achieved so much of what I aimed for… but somehow I knew it wasn't for me.". Alex Robinson had what many would consider an enviable career in the music industry. But when he looked into his future, it just didn't seem to fit.

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The Art Of Being Clueless: How To Change Career When You're Totally Confused

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No idea what to do next in your career change? Feeling trapped, frustrated and unable to make progress? There's a group of people who have made 'not-knowing and doing amazing things anyway' an art form.

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From Hospitality to Tech

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"I was exhausted, and it just wasn't fulfilling me anymore.". When a friend approached Tarryn Gorre with a business idea, she leapt at the chance to make a fresh start. With a truckload of mistakes behind her, she's learning a lot – and she couldn't be happier with her new career. This is her story

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How To Avoid The Mistake Of Making A Reactive Shift

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Are you desperate to get away from your current career? Willing to do anything to escape? You might be heading toward a reactive shift. With two real-life examples, Natasha explains how to make sure your future isn't dictated by your past. Tuesday, 6 p.m.

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Struggling To ‘Find Your Passion’? Here’s Why It’s Dangerous Advice – And What To Look For Instead

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You want inspiration, drive, energy, and contentment at work: a career you can be proud of and a life you love. There's just this one little thing you need to find first… Or is there?

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Why 'Not Ready Yet' Is The Best Time To Start Your Career Change

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Don't yet feel fully prepared for your shift? Natasha explains why 'ready' can be a dangerous concept, and why you should get started, whatever stage you're at. You're tired of running circles inside your head.

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“The Lessons We Didn’t See Coming”: 3 Unexpected Insights From 3 Of Our Audience Who’ve Made Successful Shifts

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You think you know where you need help when it comes to your career change. But sometimes, the lessons you need are the ones you least expect. Here are three stories from people we've worked with recently and the surprising mindset shifts that helped them get the clarity they were looking for

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How To Survive A Job You Hate (But Can't Leave – Yet)

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You're miserable, uninspired and frustrated. You know you have to make a shift. But much as you'd love to quit, you're simply not ready. How do you stay sane? Natasha shares nine ways to make it through career-change limbo. There were mornings when I had to pep-talk myself into getting out of bed.

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Why People Are The Key To Your Career Change (And How To Help Them Help You)

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There is no magic wand to career change; no one-size-fits-all answer to finding fulfilling work. But if there's one thing that will have a massive impact on your journey to work you love, it's other people.

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From Finance to Supporting Social Ventures

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"My girlfriend innocently asked me how work was going, and I went off on a long rant.”. David Bartram followed a successful corporate trajectory after university, but didn’t feel the purpose and passion he craved. So he set out to discover something more.

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“Am I Doomed To A Career That Doesn’t Interest Me?”

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From Advertising to Literacy Training

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"Over the years I fell more and more out of love with my work.". Joanna Opoku knew she had to make a change, but had no idea what else she wanted to do.

Where To Start When You Have Too Many Career Ideas

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Hundreds of possibilities buzzing around in your head? Finding it hard to focus and narrow down on the right option for you? It's overwhelming and disheartening, and if this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Natasha shares some core principles to calm your mind and set you on the path to clarity

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From Marketing to Health and Wellness

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"I was feeling disillusioned. I've always been hardworking and driven. there was no room for progression." When Lesley Collins saw a friend building a successful business of her own, her curiosity was sparked.

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From Planning to Teaching

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"The more money I earned, the less happy I felt." When Christopher Harris had an unexpected bereavement, he knew he couldn't waste another minute in an unfulfilling career.

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From Teaching to PR

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"I didn't want to stay where I was just because it was the 'comfortable' option." Arun Lloyd knew it was time for a rethink. So, he got into action, taking an approach that enabled him to break into an industry in which he had no previous experience. Here's how he did it.

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“I Have No Ideas And No Time For My Shift. How Do I Move Forwards?”

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From Finance to Bags

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"Though I was good at my job, I wasn't passionate about it. I often thought about leaving, but the only opportunities I could see were doing the same thing at another company." Stuck, Marcia spent years planning to start her own business.

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The 'Three Steps' Approach To A Successful Shift

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We're always told it's important to have long-term goals. But what if the worst thing you could be doing is thinking about them? Natasha shares her 'three-steps' rule to making a career change without burning out. When I was 17 years old, I travelled to South America for my first solo trip.

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3 Career Change Questions You’re Taught To Ask That Are Keeping You Stuck (And What To Ask Instead)

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Where do you start on your career change? Much of the 'advice' that's commonly given out (including key questions to ask yourself) is ineffective – and, as Natasha explains, can leave you feeling as frustrated and unclear as when you started. Here's why, and what to do instead

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What Is Fulfilment – And How Do You Find Yours? Four Approaches You Can Use From People Who've Discovered Theirs

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Aristotle, Buddha, the Stoics… the greatest minds in history struggled with the idea of fulfilment. And now, somehow, you're supposed to find it. Where is it? What does it look like? How will you know you have it?

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Getting Unstuck: A Guide To Discovering Your Next Career Path

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Feeling trapped in your career? Author Timothy Butler believes that your dead ends are your biggest opportunities. Here, Louise FitzBaxter shares her reflections on his theories, and why they're not all you'll need to make a successful shift. Is work making you miserable?

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From Sound Engineer to Marketing

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“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.”. What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new.

“I'm Scared To Quit Completely. Is A Portfolio Career The Answer?”

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Lauren's doing less and less of what she enjoys at work. It's time for a shift, but a big leap feels too daring. When you don't have the confidence to cut ties completely, is a mix of options a realistic solution

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From Events to Support Work

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"I'd become disillusioned. I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life." Fed up with the waste he saw in his industry, Ian Rowlands cut back his expenses to allow him to move into work that finally felt right for him. Here's how he did it. What work were you doing previously?

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What To Do When You're Scared Of Making A Change – And Of Staying Where You Are

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You're paralysed. The idea of a leap fills you with terror – and yet the thought of another year in your current career is just as scary. In this fear-filled limbo state, how do you move forwards?

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From Marketing to Moving Worlds

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"I would just sit in some meetings and think about how little everything mattered.". Mark Horoszowski wasn't miserable at work, but he craved more purpose.

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Do you truly understand what motivates you? And as a career changer, do you need to? In 'Drive', Daniel H. Pink argues you can't create meaningful work without knowing why you're doing it. But Louise FitzBaxter wasn't so sure.

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From Financial Services to Social Enterprise

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"I knew I wanted to do something 'good', but I didn't know what that could look like". Parita Doshi had wanted a career in social impact since she was 18. But life took her in a different direction, and she found herself working 'ridiculously hard' for something she didn't fully believe in.

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