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Brave Starts is an impressive community of talented professionals over 50.
We combine cutting edge research with an amazing community and practical resources to help you figure out your next work steps.
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Bravestarts is a community of talented and ambitious professionals over 50.
We combine cutting edge research with your experience and network to inspire your future career path.
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People over 50 are undervalued in the workforce. Until the world wakes up, we're helping people achieve their working ambitions.
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At 50+ you don't have patience for fluff and nonsense. We offer practical, evidence based support and career guidance for professionals who want (or need) to carry on working but who want to do it on their terms.
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Complete our research backed survey
Take our WHAT Next tool and get the results to understand where you are in your career journey
Attend New Members Welcome
Attend a 1 hour session with other new Brave Starters to share your story and learn from others
Go through our programme or courses
Join our Brave Start Up programme to get the framework of achieving your goals and ambitions
Take Action on your next steps!
Build your plan on how you will make your career dreams into a reality and take your next steps
FAST TRACK YOUR CAREER OPTIONS
Take things at your own pace with our fantastic online courses
Use our framework to build your bespoke career path
Sometimes people need 1 on 1 support. We have the best.
Meet your peers in informative and fun group meetings.
Monthly doses of content with events, articles, and research
Connect with our growing community of Brave Starters
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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
chances to learn and connect
Meet each other and share insights and experiences
monthly & quarterly events
Small business idea? Feeling stuck? Come and learn
Never miss out on research, opportunities, and articles
Some of the People We've Helped
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!
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!
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.”
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MEET SOME OF OUR EXPERTS
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
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
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