Pluralists come from a wide variety of backgrounds, although there are some common characteristics.
Some of the most important CEOs in the world saw Bill as one of their most important and loyal workers. Bill aspired to be an NED. He was also a mean cook in his spare time. He came to the Pluralists Club to learn how to reposition himself to win an NED role, and was surprised to find out that with the right approach he could publish a best selling cook book for software developers called "IT's my supper" alongside an NED role and a part time IT consulting position.
She was sick of it but was earning too much to throw in the towel. She was surprised that on her first Pluralist Live! day the Club recommended that she should not leave her job - yet! She spent 18 months attending Pluralist Live! days to set herself up for a Pluralist life. She found that, in the meantime, through the networking evenings, she made lots of contacts which helped her win more business for her bank. After 18 months, she transitioned smoothly into her Plural career becoming a working investor in a fast growth business and picking up two Non Executive Directorships in FTSE 250 clients of her former employer.
She made millions and then moved into management roles at various banks in the City. Then she retired at 45. She moved to the country and went stir crazy with the slow pace of life. She joined the Pluralists Club to work out what to do next. The Pluralist Live! Days helped her to understand how to position herself and got her back "up to date" with the working world which she had been out of for five years. As a result, she decided to start an information business for the small cap bond markets. Her first customer was Sally's bank (see above). She had met Sally regularly at The Pluralist Club's networking evenings.
He wasn't just any publisher - he was one of the leading magazine publishers of his generation. He fell out with his boss and resigned, vowing never to go back to the publishing industry again. He was suddenly stuck at home in the prime of his life so came to the Pluralists Club to get ideas. Through the Club he learnt how to blend his publishing skills with his own interest in natural therapies and wrote a book on how to run beauty salons more efficiently. As a result he became known as an subject expert and now wins lucrative consultancy contracts advising VCs and investors on which beauty businesses to back. He also accepted an NED position on the board of an AIM quoted FMCG beauty products company which takes up 1-2 days a month.