In this episode, I talk to Tom Youngs who made the big leap from successfully starting a career in dentistry in a well-respected private practice in the UK, to jumping into entrepreneurship in tech startups.
I met Tom over five years ago – a well-respected coach I had hired suggested he meet me and it was at the start of his career change journey. Five years later, after a few pivots,I noticed how happy he was from a LinkedIn post celebrating working with his team in the tech startup world. So I wanted to find out more about how his career change unfolded.
This episode is particularly relevant for people who feel they have large sunk costs from being in a career for years or spending many years, and a lot of money, training in a profession. It’s also for those whose families are in the same profession as them. Tom ticks all these boxes and came out successfully in a new career he loves.
In this episode we discuss:
- The moment that hit Tom he was not in the right career for him after years of being focused and dedicated to achieving that goal
- Managing his career transition working in two tech startups while working at his dental practice
- Lessons he has learnt in hindsight from making his decision to change career
- How Tom knows this is the right career for him now
- Having a sense of freedom and a bubble bursting connecting him to the world
- What’s the one thing that makes Tom Youngs burn from within?
The full show notes and videos of other interviews are available at burnfromwithin.com/interviews – so listen all the way through and enjoy!
- The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss – the book that influenced thousands, if not millions of people, including Tom Youngs and myself to delve into entrepreneurship and be able to do things they love
- Here is Tom Youngs LinkedIn profile – connect with him there and feel free to ask any questions or share your reflections from watching this episode directly with him.
And if you want to book a free 20-minute consultation call with Matt Garrow-Fisher to help you on the One Thing to focus on next for your career change, click here.