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We are on a mission to help 1m people find work they’ll love.

Because 1,000,000 talented people liberated from unfulfilling mainstream jobs can change the world.

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What’s our story?

Unfulfilled and ambitious, we wanted to escape our corporate jobs.
We looked for a service to help us find genuinely exciting new opportunities.
There wasn’t one… So we built our own.

Epic Opportunities

Entrepreneurial, Positive Impact, Progressive Organisations, Overseas Locations.

 

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Escape Tribes

Intensive programmes for people who are serious about making brave career changes.

 

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Supportive Community

Inspired career change & startup stories written by the community for the community.

 

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Our story so far

From a kitchen table with two laptops to a global community of +200,000 people.

The Spark

Jan 2010 – Dom and Rob – two friends working together in the corporate world in London. We wanted to ‘do something different’. Finding exciting alternatives was hard. We set out to build a solution.

A Tribe

We wanted to build a community for all the professionals worldwide who felt the same way as us – unfulfilled and desperate for more meaning in their work. It would be a community first and – if it worked – a business second.

Starting Small

We started out at a kitchen table with a simple blog and our now famous Monday newsletter – The Top 10 Opportunities (to do something different). People liked it. It started spreading. We were onto something.

Going Global

June 2011 – Within months we were getting emails from people around the world saying “we need this here!”. Mikey joined us and ran a successful pilot in New York. We started organising Escape Meetups in cities around the world.

Crowdfunding

May 2012 – We knew the potential for our idea was big and we needed more resources to build it. We rejected VCs and turned to our community. 395 members invested an incredible £600k. A world record at the time.

The Escape Manifesto

June 2013 – we published our first book. The Escape Manifesto was the book we wished we had read on our commutes to and from our corporate jobs. A call to action for people wanting to make big career changes.

Success Stories

It is no exaggeration that there are thousands of people around the world who are now building completely different careers with Escape’s help. This and this is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

The Escape School

Sept 2014 – We opened The Escape School in London, 100 metres from the Bank of England. We saw the power of community in the incredible outcomes people are having through our Tribes.

So what’s next?

Our vision is to become the world’s best-loved career change brand – delivering amazing outcomes through Tribes.
Why Tribes? Because we know that both mindset and behaviour shift through outcome-focused communities.

The Team

Meet the folks behind the movement. Listed in order of join date.

These are the people on a mission to help you do something different with your career.

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Dom Jackman

Co-Founder

Escaped Management Consulting. Pixel pusher product guy. Head of growth. Lover of all things startup & adventure.

Rob Symington

Co-Founder

Escaped Management Consulting. Loves: Motorbikes, Africa, Double Decker Buses, MUFC. Headmaster at the Escape School.


Mikey Howe

Founding Partner

Escaped Investment Banking. Piloted ESC in New York now back in London looking after our lovely Escape employers.


Chris Bushell

CTO

Escaped Banking. Looks after all the technical Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, software engineering, Lean and gadget geek.


Stefan Ritter

Product Ninja

Escaped Architecture. Gets excited about all thing #html5 #nodejs #RoR. Loves rock climbing.


Matt Trinetti

Tribe Leader

Escaped Consulting. Ohio boy. Moved to London to build the Escape School. Sharing the love at GiveLiveExplore.


Becca Warner

Community Manager

Escaped Market Research. Personal growth, wellbeing and startups are my jam. Founder of Kakawa cocoa infusions.

Tessa Blencowe

Chief Story-Teller

Escaped University. Content & comms. I am lively, adventurous, courageous, and curious. Founder of @_ClotheSwap.

Mel Fisher

Employer Happiness Officer

Escaped Pharmaceutical Sales. Loves people, kickboxing & travel. Plans to be best connected recruitment guru in town by 2020.


 

Janette Kilner

Venue Manager

Escaped Teaching. Loves books (real ones), cooking in batches, and the odd bout of OCD tidying to keep the ship afloat!


Sophie Miller

Tribe Leader

Escaped International Relations. Canalboat dweller, Before-I-Die wall erector, Escape School builder, feminist, UK-US fusion.

Ben Keene

Tribe Leader

Escaped the Beach. The original Tribe Builder. Founder @Tribewanted. Met his wife, Suze, speaking at our launch party.

Skye Robertson

Strategic Projects

Escaped the US. Politics geek & street food fanatic. Previously led @StartUpBritain. Schemer, strategist, doer.