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...
Curiosity got the better of me

Curiosity got the better of me

Belinda’s story is a little different: she loved her job, it was something she fought hard to get and had gained a lot from. But a nagging little voice inside her head got louder and louder as the years went on. “Do it,” it said, “start your...

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...