About Cali Bird

A picture of Cali BirdCali Bird loves to encourage people to make a start on their creative projects no matter what else they have going on in their lives.

Her working life has been a mixture of getting caught up in the corporate world and trying to escape to a more creative life. However, on more than one occasion she discovered that escaping didn’t put as much money in her pocket as putting on a suit and going to work.

After crashing and burning from roles in investment banking and IT consultancy Cali found a way to solve this conundrum by working part-time.  For the past sixteen years she has worked three days a week in IT and no longer hates her day job.  Alongside that she has learned jazz flute, ran a life coaching business, written two novels, given inspirational talks at Mind Body Soul events and is the author of the book Don’t Give Up Your Day Job – Practical ways to lead a meaningful life and still pay the mortgage.

Cali’s work has been featured on BBC London, Woman and Home magazine and City AM newspaper. Over the years she has done numerous radio interviews on the topic of combining personal projects with the day job and she is a regular panellist on the Drivetime show on BBC 3 Counties radio.