A year above the Arctic Circle to spend time with family and reconnect with personal and professional goals
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.”
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.”
A medical device marketer quits to pursue her lifelong dream job at age 40.
“I realized that my entire self-worth was based on external validation. I’ve had to reprogram. I now see success as the amount of joy something brings 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.