In your career, are you acting like a Human Doing or a Human Being?

If you are feeling like running a rat race then it's time to make some changes in your career so that you too can Feel Alive At Work. We help you do just that!

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let's make the changes you need so that you'll feel alive, fulfilled and energized every day

A sense of Aliveness is key to your mental and physical health. You may need to change your career to achieve it or just simply make a few changes to your current position. We can help you with:

Are you, too, trapped in a golden cage?

Do you have a "good job", nice colleagues, work for a company others admire, and yet feel trapped, unfulfilled and drained? Then you're in the "golden cage". We've been there and we'll help you out so you'll feel alive at work, energized at the end of the day and confident in your role. 

Our evidence-led*, neuroscience-based four-step coaching framework helps you do just that, without the risk of making any mistake or regretting it later. We helped hundreds of senior professionals making changes in their career and will help you too. 

*A framework based on research from from Harvard, MIT and other top institutions.

Federico Sanavio

Product and Proposition Manager 

I was stuck in a 9 to 5 job in the financial industry without personal fulfilment and looking for a change. Bruna has been very helpful in helping me to re-discover myself, my skills, my passions, my values and my potential for a future career change. Bruna’s methods are very clear, mind-opening and easy to follow. 

You will learn from the leading minds in the field

Most Innovative Science-Based Coaching & Training Approach 2022


Neuroscience-based Leadership & Career Coach, PCC


Executive Leadership Coach, Master Trainer, PCC

We're changing the way people think about their career. We believe the we should pursue a sense of aliveness and that it can only come from a career that leverages who you are and how you function and all you bring into the world, not just your skills and expertise.

We help you bring who you are into what you do and feel alive at work. 

bruna & bret

How neuroscience can help you feel alive at work?

Working with us in a one-to-one capacity or via our Career Change Accelerator we'll teach you how your brain works so that you can control your behaviour, emotional state, and thinking patterns.

You'll finally find the answers to these (...and many more!) questions so that you can lead your new career with confidence, positive energy and enthusiasm.

Working with us will feel like receiving your long-overdue brain instructions manual so that you can make the most of it in any situation, not just your new career.

Hear it directly from our clients

Kimberly Fitch Tully

Chief Executive Officer

Her expertise in this area helped me to be successful in finding a new role in the charity/volunteer sector, after 27 years with the same company and industry.

Tom Ellis

EMEA AWS Alliance Manager 

Bruna’s fantastic knowledge and background of neuroscience, combined with her ability to quickly understand and identify my challenges in a personable manner, lead me to quickly realise what I was missing in life and the direction I really wanted to go in.

Anna Carfora

counsellor trainee

The work of “knowing myself”, has been a fascinating journey that I fell in love with, and that led to valuing and appreciating myself to the point of growing my confidence and courage to change career. The thing I loved the most about this project is that it is very real and practical, and it works.


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I spent 20 years in a job I hated and acted more like a Human Doing rather than a Human Being. And it wasn't fun!

For two decades I felt trapped in a golden cage with no idea what else I could do and how I could possibly sell myself in a different career given my monotematic CV. It took many years, tears, fears and costly mistakes to understand "how" to identify the career that would make me feel alive and financially secure.

When I finally I did it, I turned all that poison into medicine and used the same steps and tools to help over a hundred professionals do the same who are now saying that it feels like "being born again"!

Follow us and you'll see why... and you'll love it too, no doubts!

Bruna De Palo, Founder at The Career Change Maker
Neuroscience-based Executive, Leadership and Career Coach, PCC

Any burning questions?

Here's the most common ones we receive:

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How do you help me identify the career that will make me feel alive? What if I regret the move?

We support you to discover who you are and how you function by creating a "compass" that shows you what career path, industry or sector would best honour your assets and gifts. While there are many exciting career paths available, not all of them will make you feel energised and fulfilled.

Our step-by-step neuroscience-based Career Change Framework helps you overcome your fears, challenges and blocks so that you can embark on a career change course without regrets or doubts.



Why you're lost and how to clarify what you want and need.

  • Who you are and how you function
  • Discover your gifts and purpose in life
  • Develop your inner compass and establish the direction



Why you're scared and how to handle your fears.

  • Rediscover and trust your intuition
  • Recognise your value and increase your confidence
  • Change your narrative and raise your self-image



How to get unstuck and stay motivated along the way.

  • Match your inner compass with the market offer
  • Identify the path, gather information and connections
  • Establish connections in the new industry/sector



How to make it happen with confidence and assertiveness.

  • New personal brand and exit strategy 
  • Job hunting strategies with no experience in the new sector
  • Cover letter, CV, Linkedin profile
  • Elevator pitch and interview skills
  • Networking skills and strategy

What if there isn't a career that I will succeed at?

Since you're alive, we can 100% guarantee there's a career out there that will honour what you bring into the world, and we'll help you find it, no question. The bigger question is: how willing are you to move to a meaningful career that will honour your being?

How can you help me persuade an employer to hire me when I have no experience in that new career? 

You've probably tried to change career on your own using your typical CV, only to receive silence in return. This is because you're missing key concepts about career change. Instead, we'll show you ways to play your best cards without making common mistakes.

I am not sure I want to change my career. What's the best way to get clarity?

Book a call with us and we'll explore where you are now, and get clarity on the right next step for you. Transparency is our most precious value. We'll be happy to have a candid conversation and refer you if we're not ideal for you right now.

I want to change career but I do not have time nor energy. What shall I do? 

The best way is to join our Career Change Accelerator Program as it will save you time and energy by providing all the tools, templates, guidance and resources needed to move forward. You will just need to execute, it couldn't be easier!