living life and sharing my journey

Unconventional Me

People fascinate me. Stories light me up. When I come across people who are doing work they love I just want to find out more. So I started Unconventional Me, an interview series celebrating the unique and varied way those in their 20s and 30s are making a difference and finding careers that they find meaningful and fulfilling.

I share the story of inspiring people who are finding work that fuels them. They are redefining what a successful career looks like, celebrating their uniqueness and making a difference in the process.

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Adam Bromby

From prison psychologist to construction project manager in London to aspiring entrepreneur and a happy surfer working in the Algarve, Portugal, Adam is someone who chooses to constantly develop and improve.

Read the blog to find out about Adam’s great career advice for those also looking for change.

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Courtney Linnecar

Courtney Linnecar’s background in social enterprise, volunteering, social media, tourism and languages is being brought together as she works on a new digital platform that helps people lead happier lives and in designing an eco-retreat with her partner.

Read the blog to find out about Courtney’s vision of a world where volunteering is as a normal part of your week as meeting a friend for a cup of tea.

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Henry Blanchard

Just two and half years into the Deloitte graduate programme Henry quit his job and founded the International Uganda Marathon and in the process is redefining aid and charity giving.

Read the blog to find out more about how Henry brought this amazing event to life.

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Ilona Brenninkmeijer

Four years out of university and Ilona hasn’t had a “proper job” yet. Instead she is following her intuition and gut to guide her on her career path and in the process is setting up a business around honest conversations in mental health.

Read the blog to find out more about how Ilona is using her gut to navigate her career.

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James Muthana

James Muthana was good at economics and mathematics so he “naturally” fell into a job in the City working in investment banking. So how did he end up running a thriving community yoga studio in West London?

Read the blog to find out about James’ career change and what he wished he knew when he left university.

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Kathryn Bertine

Author. Activist. Professional cyclist. Film-maker. Kathryn’s involvement in the campaign for greater equality in women’s professional cycling has led to the women’s race La Course happening just before the final leg of the Tour de France.

Read the blog to find out more about this inspiring woman who is helping change the face of women’s sports.

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Kylee Newton

Kylee Newton has never had a 9-5 job. Instead she has juggled multiple freelance creative gigs before pouring her talent and creativity into Newton and Pott, her own preserves and jams business. So how does one go from photography assistant to event stylist to florist to preserver to cookbook author?

Read the blog to find out more about Kylee’s creative career journey.

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Laurie Cruse

What happens when on day one of your first job you call bullshit on the industry? For Laurie Cruse you get fired up and try and change it.

Read the blog to find out more about Laurie’s entrepreneurial journey to solving the countries employment problems and redefine the recruitment industry and process.

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Stine Dulong

If you want an advertisement for how great doing something you enjoy is, then Stine Dulong is your poster picture! She left a job she was unhappy with to find who she wanted to be. And what has emerged is this beautiful woman who pours her love and attention into her lovely pottery pieces.

Read the blog to find out about Stine’s path from unhappy lawyer to content potter.