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Peer Stories

Inspirational, informative and always insightful stories from people using their skills in 'unretirement'

"Understand what executive search is"

John Watson
Former MP, consultant and portfolio of non-executive roles

"I found a great work -life balance"

Julie Gray, founder and chief executive of Corporate Faculty

"I didn't know where it was gonna go but knew I had skills to offer"

Paul McCormick
Founder Opening City Doors

"Being a magistrate gives me credibility and status"

Jo Fletcher-Lee

"Be aware of the difference between formal teaching and guest lecturing "

Julian Rawel
Chief Executive Market Echoes

"It is important to keep relevant and up-to-date"

Nigel Wainman
Former partner with international accountancy firm RSM

"A trustee role gave me fantastic experience and prepared me for a non- executive role"

Anne Shiels
Organisational development consultant and Non Executive Director, Newcastle Building Society

Elizabeth Jackson, former chief executive of Directorbank, says she swapped her corporate stilettos for wellington boots and has never been happier.  The journey evolved over a few years.

Elizabeth Jackson
Founder at Flowers from the Garden

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"Self-publishing is very hard. 95% of people write a book and only 5% complete a book."

Douglas Adamson
Writer / Author

"It's a time of your life that can be full of challenges... maybe work defined you because it was all-consuming."

Annie Stirk
Food PR and marketing expert