‘I thoroughly recommend Springbow. I was uncertain about what I wanted to achieve; Longbow helped me organise my loose ambitions into something more tangible’
David is a highly successful professional who having reached the peak of his legal career and retirement age, was required to step down and look for a new direction. He was concerned about what he was going to do next having spent 25 years focused on his profession, working in the same environment and with the same network of colleagues. He was feeling overwhelmed, confused and anxious, which was causing marital friction exacerbated by the potential change in domestic circumstances.
Through one to one sessions, David was able to work through options and clarify his priorities. Through the Springbows’ networks, David explored a number of different fields and opportunities through talking to a wide range of contacts.
David has rediscovered his childhood interest in food and is now planning to open a restaurant. He has regained his self-confidence and enthusiasm and is now greatly enjoying the next stage, recalibrating family relationships whilst building a new business. Having left the firm with such a positive attitude, David has become an active business developer for his former firm within his new and extended networks.
‘I cannot thank you enough – you helped me see clearly, explore the options from a position of strength and take what I know is a very positive step forward’
Johnny came to Springbows having left the Military and secured his first civilian job through a friend, working in the City. He was deeply unhappy. The culture and environment had been a really hard transition – being driven by financial targets was alien and the static working environment, based behind a computer for most hours of the day, led to him becoming increasingly depressed. Driven by financial needs, he maintained this role for two years before having a breakdown. During this time Johnny’s wife, juggling with the demands of three young children and her own elderly parents, had become increasingly disenfranchised with her civilian husband; communications were breaking down.
Springbows designed a multi-faceted programme for the family to help put them back on an even keel. They are now communicating well, Johnny has recovered from his ill-health and found a job that suits his temperament and meets his needs; the future looks positive.
Sally had developed a successful career where she had gained great respect as well as recognition for her significant achievements, but was feeling frustrated. She had been approached with a beguiling offer from a start-up and was not sure whether she wanted to leap at this opportunity and switch to an entirely new field or maintain her current, secure career path. Sally was finding it difficult to see the different opportunities and choices clearly. She was under pressure from family and friends to stay in a secure role but was tempted by the intellectual and cultural challenges and young and vibrant environment that the new opportunity held. After attending the Springbows workshop where she had been able to share her thoughts with an independent peer group, she was able to see the choices very clearly and decided to make the radical change. The start-up is flourishing, her role as the wise/grey hair is really satisfying, she is thriving on learning a new setting and she is hoping for significant financial success too as the company takes off.