The Escape Tribe is for people who are looking for more fulfilment in their work.
Who aren’t happy to accept life on the travelator.
Who are ambitious and motivated in their career, but unsure where to put their energy.
You probably got good grades, and listened to advice from parents and teachers. You landed a sensible job, and you’re good at it. You know what it feels like to ‘succeed’.
But perhaps that version of success doesn’t feel like all it was cracked up to be. There’s that nagging feeling – that you could do more, be more… do work that makes you feel really alive.
If that’s you, you’re not alone – you’re part of a growing group of people who are feeling disillusioned, looking for something different, but aren’t sure what that ‘something’ is.
It’s hard to know where to start or what the options are. And making change is scary. You might be thinking:
Am I too young, or too old?
What are the options out there for me? Do I have the skills I need?
Do I have the time to think about this?
Will I go broke? What if I fail, and it’s all a massive mistake?
That’s where the Escape Tribe comes in. Navigating these questions is tough, but it’s far easier with a bunch of likeminded people and the support of an expert leadership team who totally get it.
Making change is hard – we learned this first-hand, and from helping thousands of people to escape. We’ve distilled everything we’ve learned into this programme, so you can navigate your own escape with more clarity and fewer false-starts.
The Escape Tribe is a 12-week part-time programme that will:
Demystify the idea of career change.
Changing careers is riddled with uncertainty and fear of the unknown – but it doesn’t have to be a shot in the dark. You’ll be guided through all the key areas you need to know about to take control over your career direction.
Help you move from thinking to doing.
It’s all too easy to try and think your way to change. If you’re unclear about what the next step in your career looks like, the Tribe will help you conduct a series of small experiments to uncover new paths. We learn best by doing.
Empower you to take control of your career.
Although it can take more than 12 weeks to make a big career change, the Escape Tribe is an accelerator which will equip you with the tools and community for long-term momentum.
The Tribe experience is built around three important ingredients:
We learn best by doing. Concepts are important but it’s only when we implement new ideas that we truly understand them.
Communities give us confidence, hold us accountable, teach us about ourselves, and help us implement new ways of doing and seeing things.
It may not be easy to build a career on your own terms, but by using powerful tools and strategies, it has never been more possible than it is today.
Part 1: Know YourselfThe clues for your right direction are within you. Brave career transitions require good self-knowledge and a resilient mindset.
Part 2: Build Your ToolkitFigure out what you want by starting DOING. Use your values & interests to undertake small experiments in order to see what works.
Part 3: Sustain Your JourneyThe old career model required us all to fit in. Building a career on your own terms requires finding a niche and standing out.
After the Tribe…
Your journey doesn’t finish after 3 months. It’s only just beginning. After the course you’ll graduate into The Escape Club: a private group of 500+ previous Tribers on the same journey as you, who are there to support you as you take your next steps.
Ongoing access to all Tribe materials & other information
Community stories & the ability to showcase your progress
Monthly Tribe gatherings and bigger retreats & festivals
Introductions to and connections with Esc employers
Laina escaped teaching for her own photography project.
“I’ve always been fiercely passionate about education and helping young people, but became tired of working under a system where I was being undervalued and over-worked. I was suffering both physically and mentally, and realised that I was spending less time making a positive impact helping young people, and more time doing meaningless paperwork… Since escaping, I feel like I am the best version of myself.”
Matt transitioned from a full-time consulting job to solopreneurship.
“Taking action was pivotal for my mindset shift. I shifted from often thinking; “Oh god, what if I fail?” to now thinking, “let’s treat this as one glorious experiment, where I will fail, learn and be okay.” Taking action with the Tribe meant I saw positive outcomes. Taking actions and failing showed me that failure wasn’t ever the catastrophe I anticipated it would be.”
Daisy escaped the charity sector to launch her own innovation consultancy.
“My old mindset wanted one big, terrifying leap, not the challenge of many small steps. It was through sharing my inner turmoil with my fellow Tribe members that I found I wasn’t alone. This new mindset of the single step, rather than one giant leap, has given me the confidence to try new things, start new conversations and believe in the potential of myself to create change now.”
People have graduated from the Escape Tribe.
Left the Tribe feeling they now have a network who understand and support them.
Finished the Tribe feeling they had the tools they need to pursue change in their career.
Your Leadership Team
You will have a course leader & an assistant who have credible track records in successful career changes, coaching & group facilitation.
You will periodically hear from a variety of teachers and guest speakers with useful advice and deep specialty experience.
You will get to meet previous Tribe members to learn from their experiences.
Over the course of the Tribe you will periodically hear from a variety of guest speakers with useful experience and advice, including other Escape team members in their specialist areas. Hearing different perspectives on psychology, philosophy, entrepreneurship, artistry and stories on career change can be valuable and we strive to balance inspiration and food for thought with getting down to The Work.
In addition to your Tribe Leaders, a portion of the core Tribe teaching sessions will be facilitated or delivered by a core group of faculty members we’ve been working with for the past several years. This core group of Tribe teachers include:
Mark Stevenson is an entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation – particularly interested in the future of work.
In this short film we ask Mark to share some tips on how people can thrive as our world of work evolves.
Joe Griston is the Director of People and Talent at Freelancer.com, a global crowdsourcing online marketplace, which allows potential employers to post jobs that freelancers can bid to complete.
In this short film, Joe shares some advice and a short challenge for those interested in the freelance world.
William McQuillan is a partner at Frontline Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that believes in ideas and investing in passion. William escaped a job in investment banking to do work he felt genuinely excited about – and he hasn’t looked back since.
In this short film we ask him to share his biggest learnings so far on career change and entrepreneurship.
The Tribe tuition fee is £2,300, if you get your application in quickly you may be eligible for an early-bird discount of £300.
We want to make our programmes accessible to as many people as possible so five and ten month payment plans are available.
Payments are not requested until after you have been through the application process and offered a place.
x30 3 hour sessions guiding you through ways to explore your career change
x5 catered weekends
x10 career change challenges to help you move forward
1-1 coaching sessions
x2 expert Tribe Leaders to show you the way
x50 Escape buddies to hold you to account
Post Tribe Escape Club membership (1000+ members waiting to help)
The next Escape Tribe programmes take place:
28th January – 25th April 2017
The Tribe is designed to fit around full-time employment.
You will be required every Tuesday evening from the start of the programme to the end (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
As well as the following five weekends including Saturdays & Sundays (10am – 6pm)
- 28th & 29th Jan – Kickoff weekend
- 18th & 19th Feb
- 11th & 12th March
- 13th-19th March – Reading week
- 8th & 9th April
- Sat 22nd April – Demo day
See if the Tribe is the right fit for you.
These free workshops are opportunities to get a feel for what a Tribe is like, and the great things that can happen when awesome, escape-minded people get together.
These are intimate workshops with Escape experts and places are limited to 40 per workshop. Reserve your place now.
The Escape Tribe is for people who believe life is too short to do work that doesn’t matter.
But more than this – The Escape Tribe is for doers. Your background, experience, industry, etc doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are up for this.
The Escape Tribe is for people who…
- have a track record of being doers / proactive / achievers in some form.
- are feeling stuck in some way but who are determined to make a change.
- think they know what they want to do but need help with the process.
- don’t know what they want to do but are prepared to work to find it out.
- are prepared to step outside their comfort zones to create new opportunities.
- are honest about their excuses and who are prepared to transcend them.
- are prepared to change the way they see the world in order to change their place in it.
- want to solve problems, create things, work hard, and have an impact.
- are prepared to graft and work hard to become excellent at something.
- understand that this process is hard and that it will take time.
- It’s not for dreamers who aren’t prepared to become doers.
- It’s not for people whose excuses will sabotage any meaningful forward action.
- It’s not for people who believe that work is something to be endured rather than enjoyed.
- It’s not for people who are hoping for a path to a rewarding career that is both quick and easy.
- It’s not for people for whom external symbols of success are more important than finding ways to do work that is meaningful and fulfilling to them.
Show us that you are this type of person in your application.
Got questions? Our Tribes team are always happy to help