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Here at Escape the City we often hear from people who are stuck in career paralysis - going round in their heads, with no idea where to go next.
This session is for you if you...
Don't like your current job,
Think there must be more to life,
Aren't sure what that is,
Are scared of making change because alternatives seem impossible or too uncertain - so you discount alternatives,
But you still don't like your current job...
Chartered Psychologist Rob Archer, and his colleague Kirsty Tifft from The Career Psychologist, specialise in helping people who are stuck and in career paralysis. This session is about the psychology of getting unstuck, identifying your best direction and moving forward with purpose.
You know you don't want to be a lawyer forever, but if not this, then what? We've got a really exciting event with some special guests who found work they love.
The idea of leaving law has become popular among many who want to find more fulfilling work. We know that it's difficult for busy legal professionals to find time to reflect on making this a reality. But if you want to get closer to an alternative, you'll need to invest some time into investigating the best path forward by learning from those who have been there and done it.
Alison Naftalin - Founder & Director of overseas development charity Lively Minds - ex Government legal advisor
Nick Lindsay - ex-Olswang, then set up his own company secretarial business;
Eva Voutsaki - ex-immigration Lawyer, now photographer and lecturer.
Mark Pallis - former Barrister specialising in Human Rights, devised BBC drama Garrow's Law and served as both Legal & Historical Consultant and Story Editor over the show's 3 series.
Do Something Different
Life is short. Really short. Too many capable and passionate people spend far too long doing work that doesn’t matter to them in big faceless corporations. What a tragedy. There are so many fights worth fighting, so many problems worth solving. We deserve more.
The conventional corporate path is seductive. Money, the perception of security, structure, hierarchy, bureaucracy. We believe that comfort kills ambition. We believe that no one wants to wake up in a couple of decades having missed the chance to do something amazing.
You’re not crazy if you’ve got that nagging feeling that there must be more to life than your current employment. You are definitely not alone. All around the world people are waking up to the fact that there is an alternative. We are the beating heart of that alternative.