Lucy Kellaway spent many years working at the Financial Times as a writer, editor, and columnist.
Then she decided to change career to teaching and co-found Now Teach.
"I really loved working at the Financial Times. They gave me lots of different and interesting jobs to do.
"Although it was glamorous and fun, those things started to wear off. I found myself in my late fifties considering if I actually wanted to do one job my whole life.
"My mum was a great school teacher and when she died I briefly thought about becoming a teacher like her.
"But I thought I might have left it too late. Ten years later when my dad died, I thought I needed to do something radical with the time I had left of my working life.
"I knew from my daughter, who is also a teacher, that there was a desperate need for more teachers in the UK. So I thought, "that's what I'm going to do."
Now Teach is the only professional network for career changers in teaching. We help experienced people become great teachers.