Switch

You won’t hear these professionals saying, "In another life..." Having taken the bold step of embarking a new career, regret is not in their vocabulary. So, what was their lightbulb moment? And how did their friends and family react? In Switch, these career changers discuss their current professions and offer tips on how to make it happen.

1 season • 5 episodes

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Season 1

5 episodes
Nils: from reporter to beekeeper
Nils: from reporter to beekeeper

In his former life as TV journalist, Nils worked across the globe. Now he lives in the French countryside surrounded by his beehives and flock of sheep. The idea came to him one day, while he was making a documentary about beekeeping. The decision to take over the family farm was easy: making it work was a whole different story!

S1 • EP1 • 9mn
Roland: from IT consultant to butcher
Roland: from IT consultant to butcher

Roland gave up the computer screen for the shop counter. Once an IT consultant for a French corporation, he now loves his job as a butcher. He and his friend, who had a similar background, embarked on a whole new adventure together. Their shared desire for the simple life helped them navigate the challenges that come with a major career change.

S1 • EP2 • 9mn
Omar: from rugby player to opera singer
Omar: from rugby player to opera singer

Omar Hasan went from the stadium to the stage. A former rugby player for the Argentina team, he now earns his living as an opera singer. Although he always loved singing, he came to it late in life, which meant keeping his nerve in the face of uncertainty. The audience may be different, but his drive is the same: Omar has found his voice.

S1 • EP3 • 10mn
Vanessa: from teleoperator to animal rescuer
Vanessa: from teleoperator to animal rescuer

Four years ago, Vanessa paid her bills working at a call centre, surrounded by the incessant buzz of fluorescent lights and fielding calls from disgruntled customers. Today it’s the buzz of the forest she hears, while she helps animals at her Costa Rican rescue centre. By pursuing her passion, she’s given her professional life a sense of purpose.

S1 • EP4 • 9mn
Solène: from professor to soap maker
Solène: from professor to soap maker

Star pupil Solène Lebon Couturier had her future all planned out. But after spending 14 years as a high school teacher, she chose to say goodbye to education and launch Ciment, a brand of ethical soaps. Despite no previous experience with business plans or entrepreneurship, she’s still a quick study who has managed to find meaning through work.

S1 • EP5 • 9mn
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