Love Letters

Thank you so much to all of you who've written in to share the impact that Careershifters has had on you.

Here are some highlights of what you've said:

About Careershifters

  • “I've successfully made a recent career shift!

    I appreciated continuing to get updates and hear others stories as I struggled through a toxic work environment.

    I've shifted from the food/beverage industry (including laboratory, Quality Management, food safety, microbiology) to Property Management!

    Keep up the good work!”

  • “I am pleased to say that since subscribing to the Careershifters mailing list, I have been able to achieve the change in career I've been seeking.

    From years in the corporate environment, I have found my calling in the charity sector. 

    The advice from Careershifters was very useful in helping make the changes I desperately needed in my life.”

  • “A truly brilliant website for bringing you back up from a low level and making you feel like you can make a change.

    Just reading through people's experiences is like being in a group session of like-minded strangers, and constantly nodding in agreement because you have the same thoughts, fears and desires.

    Recommend to anyone I know who expresses similar feelings about their current career.”

  • “I’ve been meaning to get in touch for a while. I have made a massive career change from working full time in IT to running my own business.

    Your blog posts and website were invaluable to me as I transitioned.”

  • “I'm so glad I stumbled upon Careershifters. I feel in a much stronger, clearer and confident position than I was in two weeks ago.”

  • “What I love about Careershifters is that you advise people to embrace their true character and values; that they don't need to change to fit into an ideal, just embrace the natural talents they have. Thank you, thank you!”

  • “Just to say you guys are doing a brilliant job. Your stories and emails have given me the confidence to start the process of changing roles to better balance things. Thank you for inspiring me!

  • “Your site and newsletters have been a terrific source of encouragement and ideas for me. There is a good chance without them I would have continued to daydream of a new start, but never taken that first step to real change. Thank you guys!”

  • “I wanted to just say thanks for your website and all the email newsletters. They've really helped to inspire me when making my career change.

    I've made a shift from online marketing to horticulture and I'm not looking back! Keep up the good work!”

  • “Your site has really inspired me to get up and get on with building a life that works for me, not for the satisfaction of others (i.e. all the jealous 9-5ers!).

    I'm putting everything in place to get out of my boring, characterless job and start doing what I want to do.”

  • “I think your website is one of the best I've seen on the subject of career transformation. Here in Canada (and in North America) I find a lot of this type of content is a bit repetitive and perhaps too aspirational. Your content is real, substantial, from the heart, and extremely practical.”

  • “I love all the information that I am receiving! I now have the courage and tools to move on to the career of my dreams.

    Thank you for your emails and all the tips. You will never know how much you have motivated me to move forward. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!”

  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that your website and content is by far the best I have found about the subject of career change, and I've seen a lot. I always find your content to be helpful, practical and uplifting. 

    I've been navigating a career change for longer than I care to admit and I still believe I will get there. In the meantime, I would like to thank you for being an extremely valuable resource.”

  • “I've discovered your website tonight and I just wanted to say a huge thank you. It's excellent. It's clear, insightful, honest, uncomplicated, and full of useful and relevant articles – and it's all supported by people's experience, which is invaluable. Thank you.”

  • “After months of job hunting and banging my head on endless brick walls, your website is a breath of fresh air!”

  • “This website has been a lifesaver for me over the past year!”


About our articles

  • “It was a pleasure stumbling upon your website. It would be an understatement to say that few career advice writers are able to deeply peak into and beautifully articulate what their confused perplexed reader is going through.

    I must say I have been lucky that Google helped me land here. Your frameworks are among the most useful on the web.”

  • “THANK YOU! Just came home from a cr*p day at work and read some of the comments about the futility of 'traditional' job searching. It certainly put a smile on my face and instead of job hunting I will be on a mission -- and I'm already feeling more positive.”

  • “I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much I enjoyed your article this week on '4 Ways to Find Work You Love.' I had to mention it to you because reading the article was like looking in a mirror. I relate 100% with the person you describe: it's both painful and an incredible relief to read my reflection so clearly.

    Thank you for translating the frenetic minds of people like me and making our fervent curiosity and enthusiasm something to grasp hold of, tightly.”

  • “The article on Micro Shifts is exactly what I needed, I have been stuck for months waiting for motivation and the lightbulb moment, while feeling completely overwhelmed. This breaks everything down so it is much less daunting. Thanks!!”

  • “I just wanted to say how much I love how positive your website is. Reading many of the engaging articles this week has really helped to build my confidence and resilience during my current 'aaargh, what do I want to be when I grow up' thoughts!”

  • “Thanks to Careershifters I'm shifting my career! Have been thinking for a while about the direction I'm going in, and after looking at your website and reading some of the advice, I realised that I've got to go for it.”


About our career change success stories

  • “Doing a job I hate whilst planning for my new career has undoubtedly been the hardest thing that I've ever done, both physically and mentally. However, it is so reassuring to read the stories on your website and be comforted by the advice given.

    Please keep up the good work. Your website is a constant source of encouragement to me.”

  • “Your stories were just what I needed to calm myself down from all the confusion and to make me realise that what was going on in my head was normal. It was a relief to know I’m not alone.”

  • “It's been really inspiring to read about other people's successful career changes. Perhaps most importantly, they were a constant affirmation that wanting to shift careers is neither a crazy nor unattainable thing to do.”

  • “It's really helped me just to hear the many stories of how other people had managed to summon up the courage to make the leap. That's my favourite part of the site as it reassures me it's do-able!”


About our weekly email newsletter

  • “I'm sure you don't always get responses to these regular emails but I thought it would give you something of a lift to know that you reached someone on a certain level where the tide inside their mind has begun to turn.

    Thank you for writing this particular correspondence the way you did and thank you for the wonderful work you and all at Careershifters do. Please don't ever forget how important your work is.”

  • “With the help of Careershifters, I was able to persevere in my career change saga. Now I'm on my way to my third career at the age of 52.

    Your emails kept me focused and moving in a positive direction, even when I felt depressed and discouraged. You gave me a sense of community: I realized I was not alone in my career shifting struggles. 

    Best wishes to you and your staff. You're providing a great service to others. You made a difference in my life. Thank you.”

  • “It's always a real pleasure to receive your weekly newsletters - not only are they insightful and interesting but more importantly, they never fail to be uplifting. So thanks very much from one very satisfied reader!”


About our Workshops

  • “I attended your online workshop in December of last year. Long story short, I recently made a pretty drastic career switch from sales and marketing in tech to high-end residential home building (i.e. construction).

    Thank you for providing the advice and structure that helped to lay the groundwork for this transition.”

  • “Careershifters showed me that I wasn't alone and that things could definitely get better. This gave me the strength to finally take the leap from a job I had begun to hate and to start my own business, which five years later is going from strength to strength.

    I now have the life I was looking for and couldn't be happier!”

  • “It really was very good. I enjoyed the practical exercises and the opportunity to work with others. I’m taking away new ideas and an action plan which I didn’t have before.”

  • “Thank you for helping me get so much more clarity, from a 3-hour workshop. It was all it took to give me a lot more clarity and confidence!”

  • “Practical, accessible, made the ‘fuzzy impossible’ take shape and feel achievable.”

  • “Reassuring and confidence boosting.”

  • “I was nervous about attending but it turned out to be very useful. 

    I've been trying to leap off the ledge for many years but you guys finally placed the net below so I could jump safely.”

  • “Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend my friends to do it too.”

  • “I cannot thank you and the other people at Careershifters for opening my eyes up to a new way of thinking! I honestly don’t think I would have made the leap without your workshop and talking to other people that evening.”

  • “Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fantastic evening at the Careershifters workshop. I came out feeling clearer about my aims, way more positive (which is great on a Monday!) and inspired to take action. Thank you so much.”

  • Your workshop was the basis of my career change. I'm applying to be a primary school teacher and though this is something I'd always dreamed of; it's a plan I'd never put into action.

    I'd just like to say thank you for helping me think about the change in a more positive and achievable way. I went from having too many options, to trying one thing at a time and finding my true passion.”

  • “Gave me confidence, clarity, focus, and the first green shoots of a plan.”

  • “I attended one of your workshops and the impact still resonates months later. I resigned from a six year career and have secured a new job where I honestly couldn’t be happier. Thank you!”

  • “Thank you for the visionary, practical, and very useful workshop last night. I feel that so much was packed in to a very short space of time. Money incredibly well spent.”

  • “The workshop was a great kick-starter for me: I found a new job and quit the one I was unhappy in. Now have a delightful week off before starting as an account executive with a branding agency next week!”

  • “After attending a Careershifters workshop, I had the energy and drive to start researching how to get into teaching. I applied for a course, had an interview, got a place and left my old job in less than a week – it was so easy when I finally decided to go for it.”

  • “As of yesterday, I officially have a new career and start my new and exciting role next week! So a massive THANK YOU to all of you at Careershifters for your support. You really do deserve every success in what you're doing.”


About our Masterclasses

  • “The Masterclass gave me confidence to start thinking about the possibility of a career shift and how to go about this. It was very reassuring to know that I'm not alone in this process and that it’s never too late to start again.”

  • “The Masterclass was spot on for me. It showed me that just a slight change of action and perspective could make something possible, which is tremendously powerful.”

  • “The Masterclass improved my mental state (which was pretty low as far as my job was concerned). It gave me practical advice to start working on immediately. I realise there's a lot of work to be done and no time to waste!”

  • “Everything that was discussed in the Masterclass set off little light bulbs inside my head. I understand now why I have been struggling to make a shift. I feel less alone and more equipped to now tackle it.”

  • “It was well organised, great presenters, concise, informative, with great takeaways.”

  • “Very practical, sensible advice. It hit the right tone of being realistic and inspirational but not hyped up. I felt positive, spurred on, and not alone!”

  • “A midweek motivational boost. I respond well to stories.”

  • “I have received a massive confidence and motivation boost. Just the action of doing something together helped to get me out of my rut.”

  • “It provided useful real world practical advice that I can implement straight away.”


About our Career Change Launch Pad

  • “I just wanted to drop you an email almost a year after I started the Launch Pad. I've been reflecting a lot recently on how far I have come. And what a year it has been!

    Careershifters and the Launch Pad marked a turning point for me. The course opened my mind up to a possibility I had never really considered before. Now I work for myself as a marketing consultant for purpose-driven brands. I'm loving it, and it just feels right for me, more than any job ever has."

  • “I was surprised at the quality and amount of resources provided. There were far more than I expected.

    I was also surprised at the amount of interaction with both the Launch Pad team and the other course members.

    For the cost that you pay, you are receiving a huge amount of information, support and interaction.”

  • “It's been almost a year since I bit the bullet and made my shift.  I couldn't be happier in my job.  I'm working for Cats Protection, doing hands-on work with animals, which is exactly the thing I find most fulfilling.

    I'm a person who likes to be sure (well, as sure as you ever can be) that I'm making the right decision before I take the plunge, so the Launch Pad was perfect for me. It helped me to look at the new career/lifestyle from all angles.

    A big thanks to you and all the team.”

  • “I made the shift - from working a full time job to now doing a portfolio of consultancy and non-exec work.

    I'm a lot happier, and a lot calmer too.

    I'm hugely grateful for the course as it gave me the confidence to make the shift.”

  • “I just want to say thanks to you all for inspiring and motivating my husband who is currently on your course. I've seen such a change in him, and his attitude, these last few weeks! Thanks again.”

  • “This morning I found myself thinking back on the Launch Pad, and the path I’ve followed since then to get me where I am today.  I felt it worth dropping a big ‘thank you!’ to your team. Thank you for helping me understand myself better. And thank you for helping me get on the right track.

    Please do keep up the excellent work – I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling that has been an invaluable help.”

  • “Taking part in the Launch Pad helped reboot my confidence, kickstart my escape route, and I'm now aiming for the complete life/work balance I dream of.”