On Tuesday, students were invited to meet Stephen Hoyles, Personal Trainer and founder of Hoyles Fitness, and Russell Burling, Senior Partner at Premier Football Coaching. Both explained their journey from desk-based work to ‘living the dream’ and accessing, or even creating, a job that you love. Their stories were equally inspirational:

Stephen talked about his experience of managing a multi-gym group, arriving to hundreds of e-mails on a daily basis, and receiving work calls during holiday leave, whilst Russell detailed his beginnings in… surveying. Not an obvious choice for a wannabe coach! Both had to take backward steps, making salary sacrifices in order to move forwards. However, they advocated developing soft skills, demonstrating desire and using initiative to look for opportunities in order to carve your own ideal career path.

We would like to thank both Russell and Stephen for giving up their time to inspire our students.