Through working with Escape the City, a community of motivated corporate professionals who want to “do something different” with their careers, Adele Barlow found herself quasi-counselling top graduates from the world’s leading universities. These bright millennials had followed all the rules, taken “safe” and “sensible” jobs, then found themselves feeling lost. After accidentally moonlighting as their makeshift therapist and regularly writing for The Huffington Post, Adele trained in cognitive behavioural coaching with the British Psychological Society and started Outbound Books. She has written several career change books and has also produced digital marketing content and events for startups, corporations and agencies.
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Why Female Entrepreneurs Are Scared to Lean In
We have devalued what was traditionally considered women's work
Top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs
More women are taking the plunge and launching their own businesses
It's Okay Not to Be Passionate About Your Day Job
Today's workplace seems to be much more than just a marketplace
The Importance of Failure
Any start-up exists because it is trying to achieve product-market fit
You can be the best experimenter in the world but you still can’t control the results. You can only become better at influencing certain variables and reducing the time it takes you to synthesise the results into an action plan.
Overcoming the Overachiever's Quarter-Life Crisis
If the answers were easy, there would be no stories to tell
The more stories I hear, the more I realise that an impasse makes it is easy to feel anchorless, yet I am reminded by our members on a daily basis that we are lost only until we search for what may have been inside us all along.
Training in cognitive behavioural coaching with the British Psychological Society
and coaching millennials from the following organisations inspired several books on career change.
Past speaking engagements
Training EMEA Product Marketing Managers
Girl Geek Meetup
Sharing lessons about online community growth
Teaching social media strategies for startups
Recruitment event: finding a job in tech startups
Instructor for digital masterclass on iterative product development
NZ Trade & Enterprise
Keynote speaker on upcoming social media trends
KEA (Kiwi Expat Association)
Training SME owners in digital skills
Panel speaker with Conservative MP and The Sunday Times Editorial Director