The Psychology of Feeling Stuck

The Psychology of Feeling Stuck “Your brain is not your friend.” Your brain has a big job: to keep you safe. It’s a job that it does spectacularly well. And thank goodness it has. It’s helped your ancestors evade an impressive bunch of beasts, battles and...

Billie’s Story: From corporate sales to social impact

Billie’s Story: From corporate sales to social impact 1. What did you escape and why? A corporate sales job in an IT and Business Consultancy servicing Investment Banks. I left because I’d lost all sense of my own identity, I craved a better working culture and...

6 ways to minimise your financial risk

Making a big career change can seem like stepping off some kind of financial precipice. You’ve built up knowledge and skills in one area, and making a change could mean reducing your income and losing stability (if temporarily). There’s no magic, get-rich-quick...

Alumni ideas to launch

From idea to launch Check out the emerging businesses from our latest London Escapees This week our January-April 2017 cohort of brand new entrepreneurs graduated from the Escape School, here’s what their ideas have grown into after their 12-week Escape...
Keeping score of what matters…

Keeping score of what matters…

Adam escaped sports journalism to work full time on his latest project, Ambigo. Ambigo aims to connect communities around the world to help people achieve their ambitions. Here he shares his story of transition… I was one of very few people in the Escape Tribe,...
Teaching Myself

Teaching Myself

Laina’s love for helping young people grow into the best version of themselves made teaching seem like the obvious option. But over time, there was a lot more paperwork and a lot less young people. Her portfolio career now involves a creative passion that generates...
An ocean of opportunity: steering my escape

An ocean of opportunity: steering my escape

Henry escaped a career as a solicitor to launch Kraken Travel, a startup marketplace that provides exotic and unique sailing expeditions worldwide. Henry’s need for balance between managing his time, money and personal commitments to create a life that’s his own is a...

Ed’s Startup Story

Ed's startup story Ed escaped a big corporate law firm to join an alternative, smaller firm as a freelancer 2-3 days a week, giving him the space and financial support he needs to build his startup, Sitterstars. Sitterstars is an online platform that helps parents...
Pippa’s Escape story

Pippa’s Escape story

Pippa's Escape story Pippa escaped a career in wholesale import and export of luxury goods. Midway through the Escape Tribe in 2015, she quit her corporate job, and began exploring her love of food and sustainability. Since finishing the Tribe, she picked up part-time...