Brave Starts is a not for profit organisation, featured in the BBC, the Times, The Guardian and others.

We deliver live and online programmes led by coaches for ageing employees to support them on their career transition.

You get to meet and learn from others - people such as ex-partners, MD's, IT managers, people who've taken career breaks and more.

We're unique:  we arrange for you to meet and talk to experts in the fields you want to explore. We can also arrange for you to shadow the roles you're most excited by.

Approximately 40% of our fees support charities and small businesses. By working with us, you're giving as you're learning, and you're helping your organisation be more socially responsible.

what have we achieved for people like you

42% of Employees on our programmes have gone on to start their own businesses

18% have made a complete career change

100% have enjoyed the Brave Starts Experience


All workshops are live and online. You'll be placed in a cohort with up to 5 other people. We have (on average) two cohorts a month. If you'd like to join the next one, leave us your details. We'll be in touch to discuss dates and times and more broadly check you'll get value from the programme.
You aren't committed until you say you're keen, you've received an invoice for 50% and you've paid it.

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The Brave Starts Approach

Pricing built for your employers

£1,495 excluding VAT

10 hours of group coaching with a proven structure
Small Cohorts - max 6 delegates
Meetings with 2 experts doing jobs you want to learn more about
2 hours one on one coaching support
Membership with our Partner, Enterprise Nation.
3 month programme with a 6 month one on one follow up
Branding Updated for your LinkedIn and CV
18% fees support small businesses and charities
Share our Corporate Brochure with your Manager

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What we'll be covering in the session

- Why are we focused on employees over 50
- What factors are more likely to predict a successful career change?
- What barriers will you most likely face?
- What's the right level of expectation?
- What's your best starting point?
- Understand our evidence based approach
- How to approach your line manager to ask for support with your own change.

Our next event is on Tuesday 12th January 10-11am


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Grant Writer, now future dog walking business owner

The process has been very soul searching and I mean that in the way that the questions, tasks and whole process sets you thinking in a different way...access to talk to like minded people who are going through the same and don't mind giving their experience and knowledge to enable you to make decisions on the future career path.


Business Owner
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Ex-KPMG, now on Amazon Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme

Wanted to thank you again for your time and advice, it was really, really useful…it is helping me plan for a more exciting 2021


Business Owner
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Designer, now exploring upholstery and illustration

Honestly this is the best thing that I've done this year, actually for quite a few years! Such a positive programme and it's really helped open up my mind to new options that I wouldn't have thought about before. And the people are great - so friendly and encouraging. I'm sad my cohort has just ended but it's been fabulous. Go for it!


Career Explorer


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MBE President of Ovarian Cancer Charity

Following the death of her mother from ovarian cancer, Allyson decided to set up her own charity dedicated to ovarian cancer to support research and development.


Charity Owner
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Award Winning Writer and Author

Melisa is a Writer / Author - winner of the 2019 Novel London competition as well as Leverhulme trust writer in residence at the British Library. She has a Phd in creative writing, and has mentored over 500 entrepreneurs as part of a Government Grants / Enterprise Programme


Writer / Author
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MD at one of the UK's largest conservation NGOs

Richard is Managing Director of Blue Ventures Conservation, which is a science-led social enterprise that develops transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. He has a wealth of experience in the NGO landscape, helping to set up numerous community based tourism products around the world.