Be Brave Today.


There is no clear 'ageing' blueprint for how to work better for longer.
We're a community helping you develop next steps using the best psychological research and insight available.

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OUR MISSION

Our aim is to make your latter work years your best yet

Not for Profit

Research Based

Community

We are an innovative and exciting not for profit, supporting and connecting people like you, who want to work and build more purpose and meaning into their lives. Older really can be wiser and the possibilities to explore and do new things  have never been more exciting.


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Meeting others in the same boat builds connection and confidence. Our members share a desire to work and make a difference: some work full time and are exploring options to build a portfolio of skills; others are building 'side hustles'; most have no idea what to do next and others are starting something completely new.

Whatever you are thinking, we can help in various ways:

our career guidance e-book

Focused on people mid life onwards

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monthly & quarterly events

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Some of the People We've Helped

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Ideas Refined

After nearly 15 years raising 3 children, Rosetta wanted to get into the fashion world, but without a network, she was ignored and mass online marketplaces offered no support for the money they took. Through our help, we introduced her to shadow one of the UK’s leading luxury fashion designers. She now runs her own fashion business - and is finally getting the attention she deserves!

Rosetta

Fashion Designer
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Business Plan Sorted

Mary was an accountant, but after years of dreaming of running her own accessories designer business, we set her up to shadow Susannah – a top handbag designer with revenues of over £3million a year. Mary has now moved country, she owns a factory and employs 10 staff. Oh and she’s been featured in the FT!

Mary

Designer
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Reality Checked

Antonio had planned to open a wine bar until he shadowed one! The reality didn’t match his dream and for him, the work involved didn’t justify the profits made. In his own words:

‘This is a risk free way to understand how the business you’re thinking of running actually works.”

Antonio

Wine Enthusiast

Some of the Charities We've Supported

MEET SOME OF OUR EXPERTS

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Shadow a successful master craftsman

Jay Blades is a master craftsman - recognised as a leader in the field of upcycling - where his work is frequently showcased in TV shows as well as upmarket furniture places such as Heals and Liberty

Jay Blades

Master Craftsman
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Shadow a highly regarded psychoanalyst

David is very well established psychoanalyst. He is an authority in the profession and regularly contributes to BBC radio programmes, as well as consulting privately for the NHS


David

Psychoanalyst
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Shadow an Award Winning Voice Actor

Liz is an established Voice actor having started out as a project manager. She has won voice as well as small business awards. She has had clients ranging from HSBC, BMW, and Bvlgari to name just a few


Liz

Voice Actor