Is It Worth Being Unhappy in Your Profession?

Is It Worth Being Unhappy in Your Profession?

I was a solicitor for a while, though I never really felt like one. I had no affinity with the profession, the role or the work, and as far as I could tell, I was really only a solicitor according to my CV and my LinkedIn profile. Calling myself a solicitor was kind...
21st Century Employers – Meet Bankers Without Borders

21st Century Employers – Meet Bankers Without Borders

Escape the City aims to connect smart, talented, ambitious professionals with new opportunities at genuinely exciting organisations. But how to define “exciting organisation”? Introducing “21st Century Employers” 21st Century Employers is...
Am I On the Right Career Path, Or Are My Friends?

Am I On the Right Career Path, Or Are My Friends?

“Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.” —Antonio Machado In my last essay, I wrote how forming a book club in Chicago changed my life, and my belief that something similar could change yours too. As I tapped into the events and emotions leading up to...
Escaping into a Life-Changing Journey in India

Escaping into a Life-Changing Journey in India

Pauline is an escape member who recently returned from taking part in the ‘Be the Change Journey’ to India. She embarked on the journey to gain clarity and inspiration and to accelerate herself into meaningful work. I was facilitating a workshop for the equity...
21st Century Employers – Meet START

21st Century Employers – Meet START

Escape the City aims to connect smart, talented, ambitious professionals with new opportunities at genuinely exciting organisations. But how to define “exciting organisation”? Introducing “21st Century Employers” “21st Century...
Why is Running Away to the Beach NOT the Solution?

Why is Running Away to the Beach NOT the Solution?

His surfboard danced with the waves and as I watched him I started remembering how blissfully simple life can be out here in New Zealand – especially when you’re in rural pockets like Raglan, a surf town about an hour’s drive from Auckland. Here, there’s sunshine and...

5 Steps to Making Your First Escape

Anna is an escape member who recently returned from taking a 7 month sabbatical to cycle through all 50 states of the USA. She used the journey as a platform to inspire kids to get active, and get exploring. You can read the post she wrote at the start of her journey...