The Sabbatical Project: Category: Career change

Alexandre’s Moment for Change

After some time in “autopilot mode”, Alexandre realizes he needs to take a sabbatical and make a big change. His time off allows him to spend time with his family and change his career.

If you fear you’re close to burn-out, I’d say it’s probably a very smart move to proactively take a sabbatical to think things over. 

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30s-40sCareer changeEntrepreneurship

Ryan’s Bucket List Adventures

After 20 years in enterprise software, it was time for a sabbatical – time to tackle some of the adventures on my bucket list.

I’m now committed to becoming my “next mountain” self, the person that I was discovering over my period of sabbatical: Who is in constant search of a cause bigger than me.

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30s-40sCareer changeEducation

Timothy’s Career Transition

After 13 years working in a consulting firm, Timothy goes on a sabbatical to mark his career transition and attain his dream.

In moments of transition or change – a sabbatical gives you distance and time to think. I think doing this between jobs is a great idea if you can afford to take a few weeks off.

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50s+C-levelCareer change

Renee’s Lifelong Dream Coming True

A former Fortune 500 executive takes a professional career sabbatical to visit every UN member country – she uses a wheelchair!

I am so confident in myself, my relationships, and the path my life is on now.

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20s-30s30s-40sCareer change

Ellen’s much-needed sabbatical

When an unexpected 3 month lockdown hits, Ellen and J use the time to rest, relax and get ready for their big adventure — a 9-month sabbatical traveling around Australia.

I knew I needed a long break to recover from a tough year, I just didn’t realise how much it would change my life 

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50s+Career changeFemale

Kimberly’s Inner Pilgrimage

A mission-oriented caretaker moves from overworked and disconnected to finding trust and alignment.

“Life is infinitely better than it was a year ago. I have more trust in the universe. I have more trust in myself.”

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20s-30sCareer changeFemale

Nola Changes Careers After 17 Years

Rest and recovery is essential in building new foundations for pivoting for the future.

It’s a real commitment to health and wellness. Change is constant and we need time to understand how we feel.

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50s+Career changeCreativity

Zee’s Rediscovers Her Identity

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.”

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30s-40sCareer changeFemale

Natasha’s Temporary Retirement

A one year sabbatical to learn and live intentionally while touring around the world with her husband.

“The sabbatical didn’t change my mind on what I wanted to spend my time doing. It gave me clarity and courage to move in the direction I always was trying to move in.”

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30s-40sCareer changeFemale

Alice’s Permission to Explore Life

A mission-oriented teacher steps away from always working to take a sabbatical.

“I remember like getting back on that plane and thinking, ‘Oh, I’ll never be the same person again.’”

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20s-30sCareer changeFemale

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