Travel fun facts: explored 45 countries/ territories on 5 continents and educated and worked on 3 continents so far.
Work + Travel
My first career with global company STA Travel, brought me from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and London for management development, and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on a work exchange while mastering ins and outs of the industry. With a forward thinking culture inspired by a traveling mindset, the company encouraged graduates who studied abroad to dive into leadership, running retail stores across U.S. cities and universities. As a manager, I gained hands on experience across all functions from hiring, training, and motivating of staff to implementing strategy across business plans, sales, marketing, operations, and vendor and client relationships. The travel know-how and business foundation proves invaluable to this day.
The New York fashion chapter was filled with regular travel to Asia working with material suppliers and manufacturers to develop new collections, along with inspiration trips to the world's fashion capitals of Tokyo, Paris, London, and Milan to discover that next trend and must have. Travel and trend forecasting go hand in hand, honing your eye and mind at spotting patterns and connecting the dots across the world while having your finger on the pulse.
In between city life, a year of solo travel exploration lead me to island living through surf. Desire to experience work and life at this other end of the spectrum encouraged me to partner in a Bali surf hospitality venture. Building a small business in a foreign country brought immense life lessons beyond anything I could've learned through my previous work challenges or New York chapter. Taking leaps of faith towards new experiences.
London, the latest chapter, is yet another adventure to expand connecting the dots in new directions. If you're looking for a creative partner to bring your brand story, product, or experience to life, I'd love to hear from you!
Leap of Faith
Animated visuals created from travel photos reflecting this theme. The energy you put out into the world attracts like energy in your journeys across life and work.