I was very underconfident for most of my life and, it was only when I studied coaching, that I became confident – in my late forties.
Sometimes we know we ‘should’ change, but resist because we don’t want to. Usually, the biggest part of your life, your career, is the place where you feel most apprehension about taking leaps of faith and yet it’s where change can be needed most.
While a career in the army can provide great perks like adventurous training and travelling, it can also, comes to an abrupt premature end. So what can one do to pick up the strings and start on a new career path?
My first office job was fantastic. It gave me my first taste of travelling and the opportunity to experience different work cultures. But at some point something changed. I learnt meditation from a Buddhist monk as a way to deal with Multiple Sclerosis, a condition that I been living with for the last 23 years.
Maria Koripas, Movement Director, Choreographer, Coach & former Director of Dance at Birkbeck University tells her story of not one, but several career changes in the arts industry.
A career in sports comes with its own set of challenges, as much as you may deny it, early retirement in your 30’s or 40’s is the norm or sometimes the most dreaded injury takes it away. Here are six tips that will help you prepare for ending a sports career early and moving on to your next best alternative career path.
Paola had a successful corporate career in Digital Marketing until the day she felt “absolutely crushed”. She suddenly realised that that kind of life simply did not resonate with her anymore.
Initially, similarly to many other career changers, she dismissed her feelings and went on living the same life for another five years, before gaining some clarity on what she wanted to do next.
Transitioning from a career of service based on camaraderie and teamwork to one more self-oriented, requires a shift in mentality. In the military achieving a team objective can result in a life or death outcome, something that, does not usually apply to civilian life.
This week, for The Career Changers Interviews, we met expat Henrique Martins, that changed his career from Bank Clerk to Online Advertising, after quickly realising that the reality of a local bank was not aligned with his passions. He was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. With a high school background in Banking, Henrique graduated from college in Marketing Management and started his online advertising career at Google and later with Yahoo, which led him to live in Dublin, Amsterdam and London before moving to Los Angeles in 2016. He’s now a Senior Account Lead at Verizon, managing end-to-end digital advertising campaigns for various brands.