Want to grow your own thing (in a way that fits you)?

Done with leaving a piece of yourself at the door to get paid?

You’re not alone! That’s what we talk about here.


Want to sort your next steps for real?

(in a way that really fits you?)


Welcome home!

I’m Marianne Cantwell,

And I believe that now is the best time in history for you to start or grow your own thing.

For more than a decade I’ve been helping people like us:

  • People who don’t fit into the box that others sometimes assume we do
  • People who want to make a change (to something they won’t get bored of in two minutes!)
  • People who’d love to start or grow their own thing – that lets them get paid in a way that fits them
  • People who want to think smart about their right next steps (but also want it to feel right!)

Be A Free Range Human

(second edition)


The original bestselling book now in an upgraded extended edition!

See more here and order yours while it’s fresh in your mind:



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of ‘aha’ moments

… now it’s your turn.

Street Cred:



This book is the result of years of work with real people, and the latest expanded release is a great place to start.


03. AUDIO ideas

“Create your own career when no one job fits”.

Downloaded 10,000 times, this 1 hour audio is all about thinking ‘free range’ to create a tailor-made idea for you.


Grow your life + business (in a way that fits you!).

Get emails from me on occasional Fridays with behind-the-scenes stories, ‘free range thinking’ and ideas that aren’t shared elsewhere

04. “I WOULD LITERALLY PAY TO  sort this out!

Browsed around, read ‘all the things’ and are serious about sorting out your ‘really right’ next steps?

Whether you want to grow your business (without changing your personality!), get your new thing clear, shaped up and off the ground for real, OR are looking to figure out your ‘right idea’ in the first place…

You’re in the right place:

Meet Marianne

Often it feels like we have to choose between the ‘head’ and the ‘heart’. The Free Range approach goes deeper to help you marry the two - so you have next steps that really fit you, feel great - and that work for real

Marianne Cantwell, be a free range human

What people are saying

"There are some wonderful guides to help us get out and thrive and none better than Marianne Cantwell's"

Ben keene – Co-founder of the rebel book club. former startup leader at “escape the city”

"There isn’t just one way to create a business and life that fits who you are in our fast changing world. Read this if you want to awaken new possibilities and find the path that’s right for you."

Dorie Clark – Author of “Reinventing You” and “Entrepreneurial You”. Faculty, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

"I love this book. A fantastic mix of inspiring and practical. Reading this edition is like sitting down with someone who knows what she’s talking about, and who actually cares that you live a life that’s meaningful… Marianne will not only help you dream bigger, she will also show you the steps you can take today to get there."

James Wallman – Author, “Time And How To Spend It”

"Imaginative, inspirational, and challenging. A unique, well written book that will have a huge impact on readers."

Dr. Barrie Hopson – Author of 40 books including “Build Your Own Rainbow” and “And What Do You Do? 10 Steps To A Portfolio Career”

"Pragmatic, practical and inspirational… There is not one identikit route we all need to take in order to be successful or happy. This book will help you find your own way."

Marianne Power – Author of the international bestseller: “Help Me: Why Self Help Did *Not* Change My Life”

"When I read Be A Free Range Human, it felt as though a million lightbulbs went off at once. I had an idea of what I wanted but I didn’t think it could be done without compromising my own mental health and introverted nature. This changed my perspective and gave me the confidence to create a life that fits."

Jayne Hardy – Founder, “The Blurt Foundation”. Author, “The Self-Care Project”


"Be a Free Range Human shines. Marianne Cantwell could have merely inspired millions of people to think outside the job box, but she goes the extra mile to provide the reader with the all-important “how.” Brilliant!"

Dr. Valerie Young – Author of “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women”, international speaker (including Princeton, MIT, Cornell, Stanford and Harvard)

"A practical guidebook loaded with exactly the tools you need to break free of excuses and start creating the adventurous life of your dreams. Marianne Cantwell knows what she’s talking about. Pay attention."

Barbara Winter – Author of “Making A Living Without A Job”

"Read this and realise that the world is your oyster. A rare mix of funny, frank and feisty, as well as realistic and do-able, this is the kind of book you’ll take everywhere with you."

Nadia Finer – Co-author “More To Life Than Shoes”

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