One of the bravest things a person can do is make a dramatic career change while seemingly in the prime of their life. Although the person might be outwardly successful in what he or she is doing, earning good money and enjoying the respect of colleagues, they know deep inside that it is time for a change. But throwing it all away and starting over again? This daunting task is never easy but is often incredibly rewarding. I recently had the chance to talk to a good friend of mine who made such a leap, and his story is inspirational and a lesson in courage.