A collection of stories of people who have left the corporate 9 to 5, along with tips for how you can do it too.
After interviewing 50 people who have left the corporate 9 to 5 to forge their own path, Anna Lundberg has collected their stories in a book that will inspire you with the possibilities that are out there and reassure you that you’re not alone in looking for an alternative.
Although the people interviewed all share the experience of leaving a full-time job to pursue something different, that ‘something different’ that they have chosen has manifested itself in varying ways. The stories include those who have moved into a different sector; gone freelance; launched their own business; created a portfolio career; or taken a leap of faith, not yet knowing what the next step will be.
In addition to the stories themselves, Anna shares her perspective and guidance from her own experience in leaving her corporate job and from her clients’ experiences, drawing out key insights to help you create your own career transition story.
In your heart, you know that this isn’t what you want to be doing forever. You feel restricted by the rigid routine of the 9 to 5 (which is never really 9 to 5, of course). You are fed up with mindless meetings and bureaucratic processes. You feel frustrated with doing work that simply doesn’t have any meaning in the real world. “What do you want to do?” “Not this.”
In the book, Anna considers the alternatives to a corporate career, grouping the 50 individual stories under the following five categories:
You’ll also find tips for creating your own story, which will guide you towards taking concrete action, if you’re feeling inspired to embark on your own career transition story. Whatever you decide to do or not do, we hope you enjoy these stories and wish you every success in your career – whatever success means to you!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
Voted ‘most likely to succeed’ and graduating top of her class aged 17, Anna studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and then continued on to do a post-graduate degree in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.
Having ‘ended up’ in corporate marketing after her studies, she spent the formative years of her career in beauty and luxury brand management. Leaving her role at multinational Procter & Gamble to start her own company in 2013, she began her new entrepreneurial path by providing digital marketing consulting to well-known brands like Burberry through to exciting new start-ups and solopreneurs.
Anna now combines her decade of experience in corporate marketing with her training in coaching and positive psychology techniques to help people reimagine the next phase of their career, with a blend of life coaching and business mentoring.
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