Success Stories

From Marketer to Travel Writer

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Lizzie Davey was tired of using her talents to line someone else's pockets. Longing to explore the world, she set out on her own. Despite a rocky beginning, she's now created a career that ticks all her boxes. Here's her story, wobbles and all.

From Design to Start-up

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Enelia Faithful felt underpaid and unappreciated, but it wasn't until work stopped her enjoying a precious life event that she realised something had to change. Now, she's created a career where she calls the shots, knows her own value, and has the balance she craved. Here's how she did it.

From Marketing to Horticulture

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Lucy Rowley felt caged in her office job. She longed for the freedom of working outdoors, challenging her mind and body, and getting close to nature. Here's how she swapped her desk for a beautiful four-acre garden, and the important lessons she learned along the way.

From IT Manager to Paramedic

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Peter Stone was well paid, but wasn't on the same wavelength as his colleagues. He wanted to feel that he was doing something more worthwhile. A work course he hated (and a dodgy hotel) were the triggers he needed to finally shift into work that felt right. Here's how he did it.

From Project Manager to Teacher

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Are red tape and big slow processes like a straitjacket on your career? They certainly were for Oci Stott. Inspired by a stint volunteering in Japan, and never one to shy away from a challenge, she retrained in a notoriously difficult profession. Here's how her perseverance landed her the most rewarding job she's ever had.

From Filmmaker to Innovation Director

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Eleanor Ford was frustrated by her slow-moving industry. When she saw an opportunity to develop her idea for a new service connecting people through similar tastes, she leapt at it. Now, she's found herself in the fast-paced environment she'd always felt she was missing. Here's her story.