Nicole Baute loved some aspects of her work, but it used to leave her too stressed to sleep. She took her time making her shift, but now she's swapped the worry for a bespoke career that has all the elements she loves ??? and lets her rest. Here's how she did it.
Corinne Taylor had a bad case of burn out. When her back literally gave out under the strain, she realised it was time for a big change. Teaming up with business partner Daniel Henriques (who was fed up with his own unsociable work hours), she's now grown a career that helps her feel relaxed and energised. Here's their story.
Gemma Whates was being pulled in two directions at once; either her career or home life always had to take second place. Fed up with compromise, she decided to take a gamble. Now she's got the home???work mix she wanted and she's letting her entrepreneurial side shine. Here's how she did it.
Disillusioned with his 'grey' corporate job, Ant Symington was determined to find work he really cared about. When jobhunting proved fruitless, he decided, along with his partner Louisa, to launch out on his own. Now they're both enjoying a career (and a start-up) they can feel proud of. Here's their story.
Imogen Petit was exhausted. Though her industry was buzzy and sociable, she couldn't keep up the pretence that she enjoyed the work. Now, she's retrained in a whole new field that feels much more authentic. Here's how she did it (without capsizing her bank balance).
Susie Jones had a prestigious job, but knew something wasn't right. She swung from idea to idea, option to option, until to her surprise, it turned out the thing she really wanted to do was right under her nose. Here's her story.
Patrick Sesko was done with working for someone else. Instead he wanted the freedom to choose where he worked, when he worked and who he worked with. Here's how he's made that happen ??? and successfully navigated the financial ups and downs to get there.
Charlotte Sewell couldn't bear seeing the industry she loved being strangled by big business. Determined to find another way (and be part of making the change she wanted to see), she joined a social enterprise programme that opened her eyes to a whole new set of possibilities. Here's how she's now doing work she believes in.
Tamara Budz was fed up with big sluggish corporates that didn't allow her to put her family first. A timely ultimatum at work was just the kick she needed to get started on a dream she'd had for ten years. Now, after a couple of bumps in the road, she's crafted the flexible career she longed for. Here's her story.