What? “9 to Alive” is my YouTube series where I help people turn their 9 to 5 job into a 9 to Alive career that makes the difference in the world.
Why? To help you discover what it takes to leave the monotony of your job behind and start a career that brings YOU back to life. And because I’m passionate about the non-profit sector, simply.
Who? Me, you and the inspiring people I’m interviewing so that you’ll learn from them how to succeed in such career move.
When? Every other Thursday (join my newsletter so you won’t miss any!)
So grab a cup of tea, sit comfy, watch my episodes… and get prepared to turn your 9 to 5 into 9 to Alive!
P.S. Are you, too, seeking a career change? Check out my Change Your Career Package to discover how I help my clients find their place in non-profit, charities, social enterprises and NGOs.
Click to watch what 9 to Alive is all about!
Here’s all you need to know to move to a career that makes the world a better place.
Enjoy, and leave your comments below each YouTube video, I’d love to hear what you think about them!
What’s it like to work as a Director of Partnerships in a charity that supports young lives faced with cancer? And how does working for a charity that saves lives make you feel? Denise Bailey, the Associate Director of Partnerships at CLIC Sargent, tells us everything she loves about her job in just 60 seconds.
What’s it like to work as a Trustee in a charity focused on promoting and improving diversity in the third sector? Malcolm John, the Chair of the Young Harrow Foundation and Project Manager at Increasing Trustee Racial Diversity, tells us everything he loves about his job in just 60 seconds.
What’s it like to work as a Creative Curator in an arts charity for young people? how does this role make you feel? Gaynor Smith, the Creative Curator of City Lions Pilot Project at DreamArts, tells us everything she loves about her job in just 60 seconds.
In part one of our two-part mini-series on charity applications, I explore how to discover your Unique Value Proposition (your passion, your values, your talents – in other words, everything that makes you the perfect candidate for the role) and how to convey it in your cover letter.
In part two of our mini-series on charity applications, I break the charity CV down bit by bit. You’ll learn how to write a stellar summary, the best way to position your experience and why volunteering and personal interests are a vital part of any charity application.
How could you put your skills to better use and make a difference in the lives of others? Find out how Michelle Okwudiafor went from a job as a research assistant in a law firm to a 9 to Alive career as an Internal Engagement Officer in a UK charity.
You know you want to work for a charity – but how do you create a killer application that shows you’re the best person for the job? With my guest, we’ll take a look at the different ways you can adapt your application to highlight the skills that matter most in the charity sector.
What’s it like to work as a Project Coordinator in an animal welfare charity? How does this role contribute to the greater goal of making a difference in the world? And even more importantly, how does this role make you feel? Sarauniya Shehu tells us everything in 60 seconds!
Moving from corporate to the non-profit sector can be a huge life-change, so you need to be sure you’ve considered everything before making the jump. In this week’s episode, we help you pinpoint exactly why you want to make the change and show you how to get your foot in the door.
Are you great at thinking strategically? Are you familiar with meetings at board level? or would like to learn how to be? Then becoming a Charity Trustee might be just the perfect step for you, so you can combine your professional path to your desire to make a positive impact.
What is a Social Enterprise and how do you know if it’s the right working environment for you? If you want to make the switch from a corporate career to a job in non-profit, working for a social enterprise may just be the logical next step.
What inspired Michelle Obama to leave her high-paying job as a lawyer for a 9 to Alive career in non-profit? And what steps were involved in finding the right charity to work for? Let’s look at Michelle’s career journey as outlined in her best-selling book, Becoming!
Following our journey in discovering how Michelle Obama changed her career, in this episode I’ll examine what actions you need to take to find a job that ‘[feels] like destiny’. Find out how she leveraged her story and perspective to find the perfect career in non-profit – and learn how you can do the same.
Interested in working for a charity or non-profit? Well, there’s more to it than you might think, which is why we wanted to give you an overview of what working in the sector is really like.
Do you already have your own 5-year career plan? In this miniseries, we take a closer look at how you could build a plan that will lead you to a 9 to Alive career! You’ll love it!
Here’s part 2 of the miniseries on creating a 5-year career plan. Here I debunk the misconception that career development is just about your skills; it’s really about aligning who you are with what you do.
Now that you’ve learned the ‘why’ and what’s available for you out there, it’s time to focus on the ‘how’. Learn the steps involved in making a plan and how to ensure your personal and professional growth.
Do you ever get that nagging feeling that your job isn’t quite right for you? In this episode, I help you pinpoint why your job makes you unhappy and how to start examining what you want from your next career.
Imran Khalil turned his passion into a full-time career, founding The Fighting Chance, a community interest company that provides employability training for disadvantaged people in the labour market through sport and boxing. Find out more about Imran’s journey and how he left a government job to pursue his passion.
What’s the most common fear that career shifters share when looking to switch roles? Check out this episode to find out, and discover why it’s not something you should be letting stand in the way of you and change.