1 key factor to help overcome the fear of career change.

Any big life change can evoke feelings of fear and overwhelm, so when you are contemplating changing career paths, it is understandable that many people never get beyond “thinking about it.”

But if your current path is not the right fit and making you miserable, getting stuck on the “thinking about it” stage doesn’t make any sense at all.

What are you still thinking about?

You know you are unhappy and cannot go on like this at work.

You know that a change of direction is the right course of action to take.

Why are you still thinking about it?

The answer is fear.

Fear of the unknown.

Fear of getting the decision wrong.

But what if you knew that you had a safety rope. Would you feel more confident with the risks if you knew that you couldn’t fall?

I’m a person who loves heights and when I discovered that the CN Tower in Canada now offers the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk 116 storeys above Toronto with nothing but a harness securing you, it was something I had to try. The fact that it was also possible to dangle over the edge at 1168 feet made it all the more appealing.

What was the risk? I was harnessed to a safety rope the whole time, so even if I had slipped and fell, it was not exactly going to be doomsday.

Career coaches act as your safety rope as you navigate change.

So, it is possible to completely overcome fear if you know that robust safety measures are in place. For an EdgeWalk, this comes in the form of a safety harness rope. For a career change, this is what a career coach does.

I take care of scared career changers and put proven methods and structures in place so that you can navigate your career change safely. You don’t need to jump over the edge – I will guide your every step.

To overcome the fear of career change so that you can make it a reality, the number 1 factor is to secure yourself a guide.

Ready to start your journey?

Book a free consultation.



Let me tell you more.

Please enter a valid email address.


I first worked with Will whilst I was a junior member of a teaching team. I worked closely with him for around three years and he became a true mentor to me. During this time Will helped encourage me to discover my own leadership style and he mapped out what it takes to be successful. I highly recommend Will for life and career coaching.

Will is a professional, natural leader who manages to make you feel at ease. He manages to be both emphatic and encouraging, whilst also managing to challenge you to find your own answers. Will’s approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. Working with Will has allowed me to address challenges I was facing and he brought a wealth of resources and practical tools to help me set goals, clarify my values, and explore avenues right away. Even though I left teaching 5 years ago, I still seek out Will for his help and guidance and I appreciate his versatility as a thought partner, ally, and coach. Our sessions are always productive and efficiently run, which is perfect for someone who is juggling many priorities! Will brings great communication, professionalism and quality to his work and I highly recommend him as a life/business coach.
- Jamie T (Leadership Coaching)

Highly recommended

I am so glad I found Mapleleaf Vision! Will has been super supportive and understood exactly what I needed to help me to redirect my focus. I now have fresh enthusiasm for what lies ahead.
- Greg M (Life Coaching)


Will at Mapleleaf vision fitted me in for a last minute decision-making session that I needed to make ASAP re. a job offer / career change. He was friendly, professional, and really knew his stuff! He unpicked things that I could never have done on my own. I’m so grateful to him & will be highly recommending him to everyone! Where there is a ‘Will’, there’s a way! Thank you, Will. You truly have a gift.
- Cat K (Career Coaching)