Is it OK to be Ambitious?

The feet of a young man climbing stairs

If I am honest, being ambitious is something I have wrestled with in my career. So often I was asked by my managers, ‘what’s your career aspiration, which job title shall I write on your form?’, and I struggled.


Was it OK and godly to want to do bigger and more senior jobs?


Was it showing humility if I was striving for promotion?


Well, I made it to being a Head of HR and was on the HR Leadership Team for a large financial services firm, so I think the answer is, 'Yes. It is OK.'


My Faith at Work | Liz Earle

How Do You Deal with Stress?

Ken Costa
Ken Costa considers the challenges of living out faith at work and speaks openly of his own struggles with ambition, money, relationships, success and failure.

Ken's Story

Ken Costa walking along the street in London's financial district.

Watch Ken Costa's story – where he’s come from, how he’s faced the tough times and what inspired him to write God at Work.

Working as a Christian in Finance

Working as a Christian in finance. Robert speaks from his personal experience of faith at work. Robert is Investment Director at Rathbone Bros Plc and is a former member of Common Council for Farringdon Within. He has been a member of Rathbone's Management Committee since 2002. 

This live talk was recorded at St Sepulchres Church, the operational HQ for God at Work in London. The evening was hosted by David Ingall, the vicar at St Sepulchres.

God Uses Us in Our Work

We interviewed Colleen, an environmental lawyer about her story. She shares her experience of people downplaying God's call to the workplace - something many of us can relate to. Have a watch for yourself.

Be Open That You are a Christian...

Ben Grizzle during an interview

We caught up with Ben, who shares his advice on working as a Christian in the workplace for our Faith and Work Series. 

This series of short films is designed to give you bite-sized wisdom on working as a Christian. We interview all sorts of people, from all sorts of workplaces. We ask them to share how their faith affects their work as well as their 'top tip' for living as a Christian at work. Watch them here