Nina Grunfeld talks career change; From graphic design and writing books to helping people live a better life
Life Clubs mission is to make people happier and more confident. 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. I could really have done with some Life Clubs to go to earlier than that.
Those who have a why to live can bear with almost any how – Spiritual tips from a Carmelite nun to survive Lockdown 2.0
Of course, we all know the fundamental reason why we are being asked to ‘Stay Home’. But perhaps you can begin to discern a further meaning. What might this experience be giving to you as well as asking of you? How might it change you as well as challenge you? Are you learning things about yourself, about life, about what is important? If you can find value in the present situation, it will begin to seem less an imposition and more a gift and opportunity you might otherwise never have had.
When we are young, we are trapped in the illusion that owning or being successful are the keys to happiness. When we realise there is a hole in our soul, which cannot be filled by anything material, then we turn to what is really relevant in our lives: Something more spiritual, something deeper. I am glad I did it when I was 29, because I clearly felt I could not be happy working in advertising, while so much animal suffering was happening in the world.
In the current climate you might have been made redundant like thousands of others around the country. It feels hard. It’s a change that you don’t know if you can make work. But rather than see it as a mountain you have to climb without a harness or an ocean you must swim across, think of it as an exciting challenge with a potentially happy ending. Make it work. Yes, it’s a big task to take on, but it’s doable. Most people can expect to change careers nine times during their working lives. Rather than let your ‘what ifs?’ have negative connotations, use them to push yourself forward.
Whether you joined the Armed Forces because of the love and respect for your country or because it was your family tradition to do so, you have chosen a passion and not a profession. While a career in the army can provide great perks like adventurous training and travelling the world, it can also sometimes, […]
This week for The Career Changers interview, we met Ian Brown, Sales & Marketing Director at Wireless Navitas. Ian started his professional life as a Fitter and Turner apprentice, following his dad path. After getting some clarity on what to do next, he attempted to get a white-collar job as a salesman, motivated by the idea […]
In this episode Parmjit Basra is guest of The Career Changers and is sharing his inspirational career change story, going from a failed business to the discovery of Raja Yoga Meditation and a new career. When he first attended a Raja Yoga meditation class 15 years ago, it was because his wife kept insisting it would do him some good.
Maria Koripas, Movement Director, Choreographer, Coach & former Director of Dance at Birkbeck University tells her story of not one, but several career changes. She had multiples careers, going from her childhood dream of becoming a Dancer, to the training to become an Opera singer that also led her to learn several languages. Because of her extensive experience both in singing and dancing, she was then offered more work to choreograph for the Opera before becoming Director of Dance at Birkbeck University.
(About the Author: Shilpa Laharwal is a Career Coach | Resume Writer| HR Consultant @Career Faktor) Bringing accolades and glory to one’s country by being a sought after sports person indeed is a honoured and glamorous career. You are nothing short of being a celebrity if not nationwide but definitely in your neighbourhood. However, a […]
My career change: How a successful career, two redundancies & burn out took me back to my old passion
According to a recent study, redundancy has been rated more stressful than divorce or moving home. If the threat of redundancy hangs over a workforce for a prolonged period, the stress level is even higher due to a corrosive feeling of uncertainty, that makes us feel we are not in control. The Guardian reports, that […]
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