Course starts Monday, September 17th!
Grace + Solonia here and, believe it or not, we’ve been in your shoes. We both have generous resumes with ample amounts of experience and could’ve been on the one-way street to corporate boredom. BUT we wanted passion + purpose AND we believe you do too. So, if you can handle two ladies who will be brutally honest with you about this career change adventure and help you create your dream work/life in the process… then welcome to this 5 Week course.
You are EXHAUSTED by your current corporate life and want to make a career + lifestyle shift without putting your livelihood (and sanity) at risk.
The thought (or attempt) of a career change makes you want to hide under the covers and crawl back into your cubicle and pretend that passion + purpose aren’t calling your name.
IF you don't fit these things, this course is NOT for you (and we are okay with that!)
The stats show the average person will:
Make a career change approx 5 - 7 times during their working life.
Due to a increasing number of different career choices about 1/3 of the total workforce will now change jobs every 12 months.
By the age of 42 you will probably already have had about ten jobs.
The key to a successful journey is:
time + dedication + patience + hard work
The key to completing the journey is:
Finding the resources + support that can walk you through the emotional Highs/Lows
We have to be brave enough to take the risk, make the mistake, and keep pushing pass the crossroads.
Embrace and thrive in uncharted territory.
CHOOSE to follow YOUR Passion
Because, in today’s constantly changing world, the ability to adapt and reinvent ourselves is more important than ever.
This one is one of the most widely accepted and is a massive lie. It’s rooted in fear and limiting beliefs and making the decision to sacrifice purpose + fulfillment until you’ve reached “X” is, simply put, procrastination. It is possible to make a living by doing what you love. Consider this: When you look back on your life, what will you regret more? Pursuing your passion or heeding your fears?
Uncertain -> yes. Risky -> Doesn’t have to be. The truth here is that in today’s economy, no job is 100% secure. What’s important to remember is we can control our motivation + health + wellbeing by eliminating risk and creating a sustainable + actionable plan that makes room for experimentation and discovery.
The truth here is you will never be able to shake dissatisfaction in something that doesn’t fuel your passion + overall purpose. You’re ultimately choosing between a passive life or a life of fulfilment. You deserve better and you need to believe that.
Method + Skill have to be developed and nurtured. Change doesn’t happen overnight and when creating a new path it takes small steps to determine the best route to your destination. Uncharted territory takes a willingness to create a path that has not been explored. The best place to start is exactly where you are - build on what you know and identify any gaps, then make a plan to obtain that experience. Enter: your career experiment!
Career change doesn’t always mean you have to start from scratch. Whatever your situation, making a career change is about building on your achievements and repurposing your potential for a career that ticks your boxes. All experience is valuable, the goal isn’t to change for the sake of it but to maximise the return of all your efforts.
(Even though you already know it’s time to make big moves!)
You can live your life and love your career.
The choice is yours...
Only 2% of people in the world actually live out their “Dream Life” while 98% just dream through life.
Your FIRST step is to decide: I WILL be the 2%
We know because we ARE the 2%
And so are SO many wonderful people we’ve worked with!
THERE ARE NO FORMULAS - NO 'ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL' YOU NEED A PROCESS THAT IS UNIQUE TO YOU.
How to guarantee a succesful career change
We’ve been there. Caught up in the busyness of life, in our own heads, and standing at a crossroads - it’s easy to throw up your hands, accept the status quo and find temporary relief in choosing to do nothing.
The struggle is real. We’re here to help.
It's time to ditch the formulas and get real, individualised support.
Confidently Create Your Bold Career Move is the ONLY online program for career change, designed to help you define your core values, determine your priorities and discover the perfect career FOR YOU.
We PROMISE that when these 5 immersive weeks wrap up, you will not only have the momentum you need to maintain your new career but you will also have the confidence and courage to take your completed first phase of career transition into the next phase of success.
You'll also get exclusive access to personalised support from Grace + Solonia, collective intelligence from an initmate cohort of like-minded people going the journey with you, and a closed Facebook Mastermind Group of Career Shifters
But the proof is always in the pudding. If completing the course doesn’t allow you to do any one of the following things within the first, we’ll refund 100% of our payment. That’s a promise.
Between the two of us, we've hopped across more than 10 jobs, straddled 15 industries/sectors, done the corporate stint, freelancing gigs, hit burnout - bounced back - took the sabbatical, launched an idea, evolved it into a business, and made plenty of nearly-fatal mistakes along the way.
Basically, we've been there, done that, and wrote the course to do it better.
We're multi-hyphenated 'Changepreneurs' who started on conventional career paths before deciding to carve our own, from scratch. We weren't fed with silver spoons or bred to be entrepreneurs: we're boot-strapping self-starters, driven by purposeful work, learning by doing and reinventing our best selves everyday.
Grace has never been one to fit the mold of a traditional career path, always a multi-hyphenate and multi-passionate, Grace started her career working part-time at as a retail sales staff at a cult brand called Gorman. At the same time she worked part time modelling and occasionally doing some freelancing PR & Marketing in Melbourne, Australia .
Pretty quickly from there, Grace took on a full time role at Gorman as Retail Manager and over the next 4 years her career change happened internally at the company, from Retail Manager to Marketing & Public Relations, then finally to Sales & Marketing Manager. Through her time at Gorman, Grace learnt the ins and outs of running and growing a business - but most importantly developed a well rounded set of skills that to this day has served her well.
After nearly 5 years at Gorman, in 2008, Grace embarked on her own path and has never gone back to working for someone else….
Her journey so far has consisted of:
Solonia’s creative career journey began when she finally decided to leave her role at Harvard’s Global Health Research Institute and move to New York - with little more than a dream to live and work among the creatives, hustlers and entrepreneurs of the ‘big apple’.
From 2005 - 2008 her body of work comprised of... Product design, sourcing and supply chain management for FMCG and hospitality brands Studio management, media relations and talent scouting for an international photographer Brand marketing, public relations and business development for local designers in fashion, swimwear, homeware and jewellery/accessories
Taking a cue from the Wall Street crisis in 2008, she decided to move (back) to Asia and spent the first year as a digital nomad - honing her transferable skills to do freelance projects in different regional markets. From 2008 - 2013 she quickly transitioned from the corporate world to a path of entrepreneurship and continued to build her body of work through...
WE ARE THE PUDDING
Proof that career change is possible and likely to happen more than once in the lifetime of your career. And we have the experience + tools to get you on the track to your dream work/life!
The best path to success is to walk in the footsteps of those who have paved the way before you.
It's for the CLARITY and PEACE of mind to get you started on your Career Change journey.
This 5 week course is full of every resource + motivation + strategy you need to begin.
NETWORKING POWER PACK & MODULE
Tips, Networking Essentials, Networking tracking template, Key networking strategies.
HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE & OVERCOME YOUR FEARS AND BARRIERS
Learn how to gain self-confidence, overcome your fears and barriers as well as your limiting beliefs. 10 daily actions to boost your confidence levels. Tips, Toolkit & Worksheets
EMAIL POWER The top email templates for career changers, including How to Ask for Testimonials, How to Re-Activate Old Contacts, How to Ask for a Referral, How to Ask for Mentorship. Simply copy + change to your needs! Also Checklists, Tips & More.
HANDBOOK TO FINDING JOBS ABROAD
Toolkit For Career Shifters looking to find work abroad. We'll share the strategies, how-to, tips, & give you a list of over 50 key sites to start searching for your new job in a new market
In this first phase, you will be guided through a reflective process of looking back on your career journey to understand what’s worked, what didn’t, and what your experiences have taught you about yourself, your core values, and the type of work that fulfils you.
By the end of this session, you will have clarity of where you are in your career journey, why you are at this pivotal moment, and how your identity shapes your career journey.
In this phase, you will be guided through exercises aimed at helping you to define your career aspirations, set your intentions, and evaluate your career options based on your personal values and desired life/work style.
By the end of this session, you will have clarity of what you want from your Life/Work, a criteria for assessing your career opportunities, and a framework for decision-making that inspires you to take action with confidence.
In this phase, you will be guided through the steps and building blocks of repurposing your transferable skills and experiences, developing a strategy and practice of building your ‘tribe’ and creating your ideal job / career description.
By the end of this session, you will be fully equipped to start carving your new career path by positioning and advocating yourself authentically, networking meaningfully and effectively, and articulating a clear career mission statement.
In this phase, you will be guided through the process of crafting your career statement, packaging your career assets and building your professional profile (on- and offline) to start positioning yourself for career success.
By the end of this session, you will be equipped with all the essentials for ‘selling’ yourself with confidence and actively positioning yourself for career success in a meaningful and authentic way.
In this final phase, you will be guided through an exercise to help you find your career ‘sweet spot’ and a blueprint for creating a 60 or 90 Day career move plan without compromising your current job or shifting too quickly.
By the end of this session, you will have a complete roadmap and everything you need to execute your career move, get yourself out there, and put your ideas to action! We’ll be there to support you, cheer you on, and help keep you accountable every step of the way.
A powerful and coherent statement that tells the story of your career journey, the intentions for your change/transition, and the aspirations behind who you are becoming.
A summary of your unique traits, transferable skill set, work experience and ‘ideal job’ description that positions you for the opportunities you want.
A strategy and practice for continuously building and nurturing your tribe of supporters, challengers, peers and working relationships to keep moving forward.
A system of structured practices and techniques for managing your time and productivity effectively, and staying motivated and accountable throughout your career transition.
A comprehensive, step-by-step plan that maps out your journey into small + attainable + actionable steps.
(Or 3 payments $267)
Your personal 360° Situational Analysis report
Change Planner (digital version - exclusive)
Lifetime access to the course and materials
Weekly trainings and modules
Unlimited private group access
Weekly Goal Setting + Accountability Tracking
5 x Group coaching calls.
We know the doubt and uncertainty that surrounds career change.
Maybe you're thinking....
The real question is....How committed are YOU to making a career change?
We don't have the answer. But YOU do.
Here's a clue from Warren Buffet:
"Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far"
When does this course start? The course starts on Monday and will run for 5 weeks. A reminder email will be sent with your login details each week.
Do I need a new link every week? No, luckily you won’t be needing a new link each week. You can login with the same link we give you at the very start of the LIVE course.
How much time do I need to dedicate each week? We recommend you set aside 2 - 4 hours a week to go through the program worksheets, cheatsheets and implement any of the suggested assignments. There is however no right or wrong amount of time because you’ll have lifetime access to the program and all future updates!
How is this course different from other career change courses - or getting a career coach - other than the cost value? What sets this program apart from so many other online courses out there is the emphasis on minimising the risks involved with your bold career move. This 5-wk system is designed to help equip you with all the tools, guide you through the foundational stages of your career transition, and help you to create a pilot plan that you can execute without leaving your job or taking any big decisions prematurely. PLUS this course combines the best of all options, with weekly training modules, tools and actionable homework, weekly LIVE group coaching calls where you can ask us anything, and the option for more personalised 1:1 coaching if you desire. So, instead of choosing between courses, training or coaching, with this comprehensive course - you can have it all.
How much access do I get to Grace & Solonia and The Change School Team? Do I get support throughout? Yes, you will have support throughout and you will have access to Grace & Solonia through the private Facebook group as well as the weekly LIVE Group Coaching sessions. Grace and Solonia, along with the Change School Team will be there to answer your questions, help motivate you through, guide you through the “homework” and also give you feedback on the work you put in.
What if I can’t attend the weekly live Group Coaching Calls? All of the LIVE Group Coaching sessions will be recorded and saved in our online membership platform so you can refer back to them whenever you want.
How do you asses or give feedback on my work? Whenever there is “homework” you can ask us for feedback via our weekly LIVE Group Coaching calls and we will share our comments and feedback, otherwise we encourage everyone to share their homework in the private Facebook group where we will also be able to provide our insights.
How do I know if this is for me? If you are someone who is committed to designing a career that uses your gifts, fills your purpose and allows you more freedom and happiness.
What if I’m not in a career/ job right now, is this suitable? Definitely! The course is designed to help you start from where you are and move you in the direction of your next career chapter. It is suitable for anyone at a career crossroads, in a career transition, or thinking about a career change. You don’t have to be in a job, but you must be committed to putting in the work to make change happen.
I’ve never taken an online course or program, how does this work? Don’t worry, if you’ve never taken an online training program - as it’s EASY to get online and learn with us. Within a minute of enroling you will get a username + password via email along with weekly reminders for each of the LIVE weekly group coaching session. Every Monday for 5 weeks a new module will be released in your private online membership site where you can directly access the videos, modules, worksheets and more. If you miss the LIVE group coaching sessions we will record it and it will be available through our private online membership site. Simply login and you can start right away.
What does Lifetime access mean? LIfetime access means that you will be able to get access to this course for as long as we continue to run it, including all future updates or versions. That’s access to the recordings, worksheets and anything else that you will receive during the entire time of the course. Oh and lifetime access to our closed Facebook Group.
When can I expect to see results? Well as with all things regarding to change, it takes time and it’s a process. This isn’t a “quick fix” by any means - you’ll want to make the right Career Change and this will allow you to experiment. Confidently Create Your Bold Career Move was intentionally designed so that you go through step by step and accompany the implementation in the same order. If you work through the training that way it will dramatically amplify your outco