London Evening Career Change Workshop: How To Find Work You Love, 7 October...

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De Morgan House

57-58 Russell Square

(a few minutes' walk from Russell Square tube)



United Kingdom

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A powerful, practical and inspiring workshop designed to help you through those first essential stages of changing career: figuring out what you really want and making a realistic action plan.

  • Get a step-by-step plan to help figure out what you really want to do

  • Get inspired by success stories of people like you

  • Get confident about what you need to do next


Do you feel stuck? Don't know where to start? Fed up with no progress?

Careershifters Team

The whole Careershifters team have been through their own career changes. ?We learnt during our shifts that one of the hardest things for us to do was simply to get started. In fact, it took us months to build up the confidence to make the shift and even longer to work out how to make the change. During this time, we were feeling disillusioned, stuck and unmotivated – affecting the people we cared about most: our family and friends. Looking back, we realised that we could have done a few simple things to avoid a lot of this heartache. And that’s why we designed the Careershifters workshop.

"Really energising and thought-provoking. I feel excited about the future."

Jackie - Business Change Manager

The first step to any career change is to get a clear understanding of what is important to you so that you can then figure out what the right career is for you — that's what this workshop is all about

Evening Workshop Board

Often career changers ‘jump in at the deep end’ of career change, trying to list job options before thinking about what exactly they want to get out of a career change. This can result in a lot of frustration, and rarely results in a good career change.

Why? Because picking a new career without understanding your basic ‘me-criteria’ is akin to closing your eyes and picking a career at random. No wonder people spend years going around in circles trying to decide what to do next. Through this workshop, you learn how to choose a new career, the right way.

With a real understanding of yourself you can create a list of your career ‘must haves’ and ‘deal breakers’. This means:

  • You will have criteria for deciding which careers to explore and which to eliminate
  • You will understand how to filter your search by what makes you tick, what motivates you, what environment is right for you

In short, you'll go away with the tools, techniques and knowledge you need to make your career change a success.

"It’s given me a kick up the backside to do something."

Andrew - Project Engineer

What you'll learn in the workshop

  • What is important to you and what does that mean for a career change? Clarifying your personal values and motivators.
  • Understand your interest ‘type’ – which environments work for you – where would you be happiest
  • Think outside the box and look at things from a new angle: see past the options you think you have now and explore options from a wider perspective.
  • Understand how to get past common blocks and challenges, and the things that hold you back
  • Make valuable connections and start to open doors to the work you want
  • Leave with a specific action plan and tangible next steps so you can get on the road towards doing work you love

Evening Workshop Gallery

"Fun, practical, went to the core"

Irini - Private Wealth Management

This workshop is best suited to you if you're...

  • Bright, positive and motivated to make a change
  • Stuck at the start of your career change, with no idea – or too many ideas – about what to do next
  • Getting nowhere with job adverts and recruiters
  • Currently working or not long out of the workplace
  • Open to understanding that the answer to your new career is not going to come to you on a plate (though of course we're going to do everything we can with this workshop to kick-start the process for you)
  • Ready to smile and have fun

"I now feel inspired and less fearful to make changes."

Sejna - TV Producer

We've hand-picked some of London's leading career coaches to take you through the workshop

We have teamed up with two of London’s leading career coaches and human behaviour specialists, Sarah Dawrant and Mary Wilson, to deliver the definitive, top-drawer workshops. In short, we think they're pretty good and we think you will too!

Sarah Dawrant

Sarah Polaroid

Sarah Dawrant, BA, CPCC is a dynamic and experienced career coach with a talent for understanding and developing people's unique gifts, strengths and abilities. Sarah works with clients around the world to support them in figuring out what they are innately best at, as well as how to set boundaries and be more assertive in the workplace. As an interactive trainer, she has run workshops across Canada, the UK and Europe for blue-chip companies, charities and governments.

Sarah's passion for career coaching evolved after several years of feeling professionally stuck and experiencing the all-too-familiar pain of knowing she just wasn't in the right job. She is committed to helping people find careers that energise and fulfil them.

Mary Wilson

Mary Polaroid

Mary Wilson, MA Cantab, has an enduring curiosity in what makes people tick at work and why and how they choose the jobs they do.With a background that spans the charity and educational sectors, she now specialises in career transition. She also enjoys working as a musician performing, teaching, composing and facilitating community music projects.

What others have said about our workshops


"I had an epiphany that gave me the clarity of direction I had been seeking. If you're unsure about what direction to go in, try the workshop. If you only meet people in the same boat, that in itself is helpful; but you may also get the clarity you need like I did."

Issy Zinaburg - Shifted from Management Consultant to Own Interior Design Business


"Amazing! The workshop helped me to understand my values on a deeper level, what I was good at, and what I enjoyed. I also got some very useful tips about job hunting and creative exposure within my field of work. It helped me bridge the gap from what I was doing to what I wanted to do."

Paul Kensett - Shifted from Sales into Training


I needed a little extra push that it was OK to make a career change. The workshop helped me realise that it could really be a positive thing, not just for me personally but for my career too. I found it really useful examining what kinds of things suit my personality and in what type of situations I work well.

Emily McFadyen - Shifted from Trust Fundraising Executive at major UK charity to Teaching


The workshop helped me focus on my motivations, and I used this as the benchmark to test every opportunity against — if it wasn't up to scratch, I didn't pursue it. I'm now doing everything I hoped and more."

Alan Chandler - Shifted from Banking to Consulting

Life's too short to waste in the wrong career – come to this workshop and kick start your career change into action

Location: Our evening workshops are held in a beautiful central London venue, a few minutes' walk from Holborn tube station.

rusell square

"For anyone who is struggling to find the direction, motivation, or where to place that daunting first step to professional fulfillment, this workshop is the best £85 you can invest."

George - IT Director

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have absolutely no idea what I want to do. Will this workshop help me?

    Yes. The workshop is particularly designed for you if you have no idea – or too many ideas – about what to do next.

  • I have some idea of what I want to do but am struggling to make the change. Will this workshop work for me?

    Absolutely. If you think you know what you want to do but are not 100% sure, then this workshop will help you to clarify whether you're on the right track or not. You'll either come away with new ideas for your future career path, or with clarity and fresh motivation to make your change happen.

    If you know exactly what you want to do but you're still struggling to make the change, then this workshop isn’t the right place for you. You might want to consider working directly with one of our career coaches. They are fantastic at keeping you motivated, and for brainstorming ideas on how to get into careers through the back door.

  • Is this appropriate if I haven't worked for a while?

    The workshop is best suited to people already in work or not long out of the workplace. It's also suitable for mothers who want to make a major shift when returning to work. It's not a job search workshop though and will therefore not be ideal if you are under urgent pressure.

  • Will I leave knowing what my dream career is?

    This has occurred in the past, though it's more likely that you will leave very clear on what you need your new career to look like for you to be happy. You'll be armed with ideas and tips on how to explore careers that will meet your most important needs and desires. We also aim for you to leave more confident in your ability to make the change; more knowledgeable about the help that is available; and more motivated to get into action.

  • Who else will be on the workshop?

    Two career coaches and no more than 38 other people, of all ages and backgrounds. What you'll have in common with others is a craving to do work you love. When you're unfulfilled in your job, meeting others in a similar situation can be a real relief, and some workshop participants form friendships that last for years.

  • Is the venue wheelchair accessible? Is the workshop suitable for those with mobility issues?

    Yes, our venue is wheelchair accessible and the workshop will work for those with mobility issues. At the same time, we recommend you let us know of your needs ahead of the workshop. Please contact us at to do this.

  • Will I have to get up and speak in front of the group?

    No. There is no obligatory public speaking. You will do a mixture of work on your own, in pairs and in groups, and will only speak to the group if you are comfortable participating in this way.

  • Will I need to prepare anything or bring anything with me?

    No. We will provide everything you need on the evening itself.

  • I can't make the date listed. What are your next available dates?

    Please go to the workshop page on our website and click the 'Can't make this date?' link underneath the booking button to leave your details. We'll then let you know as soon as we publish the date of the next workshop.

  • Do you have a reserve list?

    Not formally, no. However, if the workshop you really want to come to is sold out and you want to be considered if someone who pulls out, then please drop us a quick line on and we'll let you know if it's possible. We don't normally have many drop-outs though, so if you want to be guaranteed a spot, we recommend you book on the next available workshop shown on this page.

  • Do you run the workshop on other days?

    We usually run this workshop in London on Monday evenings. If you'd prefer a Saturday, take a look at our 1-day intensive workshop in London, which is currently priced at £245, or our online workshop, which is currently priced at £65.

  • Do you run workshops outside of London?

    Not at the moment, though we're exploring this. Be sure you're on our mailing list and we'll let you know as soon we start to run workshops elsewhere. We do however run an online workshop, which you can take part in from home.

  • Can I buy a ticket on behalf of someone else?

    Yes. Just buy a ticket as normal and write to us at to let us know the name of the person you've bought the ticket for. We'll do the rest!

  • I have a question that isn't listed here. Who can I ask?

    Just drop us a line at and we'll normally be able to get back to you within 24 hours on working days

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De Morgan House

57-58 Russell Square

(a few minutes' walk from Russell Square tube)



United Kingdom

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