The Career Changers Awards Winners 2022

The Career Changers Awards are presented annually to exceptional individuals who have changed their careers to live a more purposeful life, and that as a consequence of that, have made the world a better place.

The Career Changers Awards aim to reward the courage and efforts of those who have chosen the less travelled roads in life with the intent to accomplish their life mission and to have a positive impact locally or globally. The Awards want to acknowledge the positive impacts that every individual can have on other people’s lives, once they are embarking on their journey to self-realisation. Throughout the world, their efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated

Most Voted

Donna Schoenherr

The most voted story of the year, a person that has made the world a better place and improved other people’s lives through their work.


Chris Whitfield

Anyone who has left the army and used their experience to fulfill a new mission for the benefit of others or the community.


Sara Turetta

People from the corporate world who have started a new career with the intent to make the world a better place.


Lucas Caneda

Retired or active athletes who have found a new purpose in life with the intention to make the world a better place.

Covid 19

Donna Schoenherr

People affected in their careers by COVID19 who had the resilience the make a quick change and have a positive impact on other people’s lives.

Other categories

Dorota Zelazny

People from any other background who have started a new career with the intent to make the world a better place.


Mark Kelly

Retired professional dancers who have turned to a new career with the aim to improve other people’s lives.


Karelle Couturier

People who have changed their careers and have had a positive impact on a local community, by improving or changing the lives of many.

The Career Changers Awards 2024

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How to submit your story

  • Write in the subject of your email The Career Changers Awards and specify the category you want to apply for
  • Tell us shortly the story of your career change ( for example I change from X to Y because…)
  • Explain how your career change made the world a better place
  • If possible quantify in numbers ( for example, how many people lives have you improved, are you providing a service or product that helps people to get a better life, are you protecting the environment, are you protecting animal rights or are you a teacher supporting vulnerable children…if yes how can you quantify that)?


  • Jan- Dec 2023: Collecting inspirational stories
  • March-May 2024: Voting is open online
  • June 2024: Winners are announced