Funzing Talks: Quit Your Job and Follow Your Dreams @ LEAF on Portland St, Manchester [25 April]

Funzing Talks: Quit Your Job and Follow Your Dreams

19:00 - 21:00

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LEAF on Portland St
113-115 Portland Street, M1 6DW Manchester, United Kingdom
Tickets & Info:
Venue: Leaf, Manchester
Doors: 7.00pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

What happens when you quit your job to follow your dreams?

We've all thought about it. Throwing in the towel. Giving your boss the finger. Quitting to start a business; become a globe-trotter; work for a non-profit, or just laze on a beach.

But is it possible? Or just a pipe-dream?

Come and hear from FOUR ex-employees who took the plunge. What are they doing now? How did it work out? Can you do it too — and if so, how?? What about your mortgage? Family? Relationships? Career??

Hugo Metcalfe // Mental health charity manager, to doctoral psychologist via becoming the FIRST person to walk the length of the Great Wall of China solo, plus other adventures (kayaking the Mississippi, bouncing to Barcelona, cycling from China through Pakistan...)

Sallee Poinsette-Nash // from high-flying executive, Dragon's Den right hand lady, via identity crisis (seflexia) to becoming a leader in the tall women community.

Oliver Codrington // Barrister, General Counsel, high-flying city professional. Then, a string of startups before finally establishing a wellness business with his wife and newborn son.

Henry C.Blanchard // from terribly boring accounting, to managing a charity, an adventure travel business, and a bitcoin investment club.

Expect some wild journeys, actionable insights, flowing beers — and leave knowing how you could find fulfilling work and meaning in your career as well.

You'll not only hear from people just like you who made a change to find fulfilment, but you can learn how they did it, the methods they used, what they wouldn't do again and exact steps you can take to begin the journey.

How to find job vacancies that are never publicised. Sources of funding for your startup. Tips to ease out of your current employment and into something better — and more.

Most importantly — you'll leave knowing it can be done, feeling inspired and ready to begin!

Host and presenter for the evening: Henry C. Blanchard, who left Deloitte to create an adventure travel business, set up a charity in rural Uganda, and transform lives through education and sport.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.


Funzing Talks are here to re-invent your evenings, creating an exciting alternative to having a drink in your local pub or bar. Funzing Talks pull together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings and expand your mind.

Held in a carefully selected range of intimate spaces, Funzing Talks is the ultimate boredom-buster.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded, equally curious people. It's time to try something different — you never know where it may take you.
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