A mother and nonprofit founder takes a break from work and gets a better perspective on identity, family, and her role in the company she founded.
“I remember like getting back on that plane and thinking, ‘Oh, I’ll never be the same person again.’”
A former government employee embarks on a journey to rediscover her sense of self after personal and professional struggles.
Shea took three months before starting a new job to unwind, reconnect with family and loved ones, and to experiment creatively.
After leaving a toxic work environment, a finance executive steps into full-time parenthood to support his family and re-discover joy.
A year above the Arctic Circle to spend time with family and reconnect with personal and professional goals
A tech leader goes exploring — inside and out.
“My sabbatical gave me the space to explore my passions and really identify my life purpose. It has changed the whole trajectory of my life.”
Newly-minted US resident uses time to heal, explore.
“If there are things that you really want to do that you can’t do in a full-time job or if you don’t do it in between when the hell are you going to do them?”
A nonprofit leader steps away to heal and choose how (or if) she wants to return to her dream job.
“My hope was that by stepping away, when I came back, I would actually be choosing this again, as opposed to it just happening to me.”
4 kids, 9 weeks, and 8,300 miles after 16 years as CEO.
“I’ve never seen my wife so consistently happy. Bear in mind, we were in a box with four kids for two straight months. No babysitter. No date nights.”
The Sabbatical Project brings together researchers, companies and advocates working to catalyze sabbaticals and their enabling policies for people everywhere.