My name is Narelle and this is my story and how Career Change Happens changed my life.

Wake up, shower, go to work, come home, go to bed. Wake up, shower, go to work, come home, go to bed…

Day in and day out my life was repeating itself, I was in a major rut. I was alive but I wasn’t living. My life was stagnat and even though I felt I should be happy, I wasn’t. I am married to the love of my life with 4 wonderful children, a good job and a roof over my head, so why wasn’t I happy? I had searched for the answer to this question before with little success. I was on a merry go round that I was no longer enjoying. One night on Facebook I saw a post where Maria was offering the chance for 6 ladies to be part of her new Career Change Happens program to trial it before it was launched. I thought to myself ‘why not’! ‘What do I have to lose’!

As it turns out this was the best decision I have made in a long long time. I was lucky enough to be chosen along with 5 other wonderful women who were struggling with day to day life just as I was.

Being a mother and wife with a husband who works away and working full time I did not know how I was going to commit to one night a week over 6 weeks but was determined to give it a go. What did I have to lose?

The first night I was so nervous that I nearly pulled out but I am so glad that I had the strength to give it a go. The change in me was evident from the very first night when I drove home feeling confident that my future was going to be wonderful and that I could do anything I put my mind to. My work life improved immediately as well because my whole outlook had changed. Each week I could not wait to get back to our little group and learn more ways to improve my life. Each week I became more and more confident of my abilities and what I could achieve. I have since found a new passion for life and have begun a Diploma in Event Management through distance education. I am no longer just existing. I am LIVING! I was incredibly sad when the 6 weeks came to an end but will be forever grateful to Maria and the Career Change Happens team for giving my life the boost it needed. I am also honoured to have met the wonderful strong inspirational women I have met through CCH. I would encourage everyone to make the move, take a chance and give CCH a go. You will not regret it. It will be the BEST decision you will ever make!

By Narelle



Narelle is a full time working mother of 3 adult daughters (two still live at home) and an 8 year old son who keeps her on her toes. She is currently completing a Diploma of Event Management in her spare time and loves learning new things that will enhance her life, now and in the future.

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