How to Make a 180 Career Change With Ease

It’s the middle of the night and you’re staring at the ceiling, unable to fall asleep. When you’re at work, you still can’t seem to focus—your gut is telling you something just isn’t right. Then it hits you: Your unhappiness at work is seeping into the rest of your life. It might be time to ask yourself Am I in the right field? 

While pivoting used to be startup speak for taking a new direction, it’s now more widely used to address the many career changes that women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond are making in droves. Given the average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times throughout their career, it's only natural that this spans different industry, as our interests and personality changes. 

Unsure how to master the move? We sought the expertise of Belma McCaffrey, founder and creator of strategic life-coaching company Work Bigger, to find out how to change careers and pivot with poise.