The Travel Coach
By Sonia Cruz Oro
Hear inspiring stories of people whose lives have been changed through travel. Some have uncovered new strengths; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, while others have discovered new potential for relationships or careers. All have found that travel helps to chart a new path.
Tune in and jump onboard. It might empower you to realise your own travel dreams.
The Travel CoachDec 20, 2022
Travel conversations with the Icelander awarded business coach Sigrun Gudjonsdottir
I am thrilled to welcome Sigrun Gudjonsdottir onboard The Travel Coach Podcast 🎙️where we talked about one of her biggest passions: TRAVEL! ✈️
Listen to this episode and discover the best kept secrets of this Icelander awarded business coach when it comes to travel 🤫
✔️How was Sigrun's traveling life when she was a child?
✔️What has been her most transformational travel experience?
✔️What has traveling helped her discover about herself?
✔️The ups and downs of being a nomadic entrepreneur
✔️ Her favourite hidden gems in her home country, Iceland
✔️...and many more!
Take the break
Are you feeing unfulfilled? Sometimes, we just got to take a break.
Do you not want the life you're currently living?
We all go through a phase, and sometimes, we just need to take a pause.
See the world and see it differently.
Katrina McGhee is a Career Break Coach helping 9-to-5ers quit their jobs and design mind-blowing breaks to create happier, more fulfilling lives.
Join us as she narrates to us her journey of quitting a corporate career and eventually helping others to find their purpose too!
Wellness Travel & Travel Log ft. Dianne Riis
Most of us love to travel, but the question is HOW do we travel?
When I say how, I mean how do we actually prepare ourselves physically mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually.
Our guest @dianabellywitch is a writer, an author, and a writer's coach who sees travel as a retreat. To her, travel allows her to restore herself to factory reset. When she travels, she has this ritual that she follows that allows her to always leave something behind and bring in something new that would better herself.
Let's hear and learn more of her travel ritual so that we too can deepen ourselves every time we travel.
Join us 👇
Overcoming the fear of flying ft. Capt Alon Pereg
Our episode for today will not be as usual as we've invited over a speaker on the topic of overcoming the fear of flying.
There's a number of us who have a fear of heights or a fear of flying that prevents us from being able to travel and I think it's just right to be able to hear from someone who has the expertise in this field to help us overcome these fears and be able to discover more of the world and more of ourselves.
Alon Pereg is an airline pilot who is committed to help people overcome the fear of flying. He developed a course to help fearful flyers, and ran it with 88% success rate. Now this course is transferred to a mobile app, including a real-time chat service with a network of pilots.
Join us on Wednesday as we hear from Captain Pereg @apereg himself.
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A Call to Guatemala ft. Christine Winebrenner Irick
Our next guest is no other than the Founder of Lotus Sojourns, Christine Winebrenner Irick. Her company was born from the desire to connect with herself, other cultures, and a community of like- minded people across the globe.
What makes Christine special is that she designs travel that not only helps people understand themselves and the culture but one that also has a social impact. She promotes a sustainable way of traveling which I belive is a vital step in order to preserve nature and the world around us.
Van Life ft. Melissa Divine
We all come to a point in our lives where our children grow up and eventually go their own ways. When this happens, it can get lonely and we feel lost.
Our next guest is an empty nester mother of two who decided to leave her apartment and move to a 65-square-foot camper van.
It was an adventure of a lifetime filled with challenges, loneliness, tears, adaptation, growth, joys and laughters.
Really excited to hear @melissadivine_medium vanlife stories especially during the pandemic when traveling has become more challenging with all the lockdowns in full swing.
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#knowthyself #personaldevelopment #introspection #insideout #growth #mindset #personalgrowth #truth #authenticself #beyou @global_wellness_institute
Becoming a Digital Nomad ft. Crunch Ranjani
What is it that you want to achieve in life?
Is it financial security, happiness, or freedom?
Well few are lucky to have all three- one of which is our next guest.
@crunchtini used to have corporate job with good pay. However, she was not happy. She yearned for more. She wanted to live and enjoy her life.
She decided to go on a one-way trip to Buenos Aires, cruising the Caribbean while doing remote work. She fell in love with travelling and realized that this is the lifestyle she wants.
Now, she is a digital nomad who specializes in creating content for health and wellness professionals.
Let's hear more of what made Crunch realize this is the life she wants and how travelling was able to transform her.
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The last day of your life ft. Terri Hunter
"You have x months to live"
What would you do when someone tells you that you have exactly limited days to live left?
What do you want to do in the remaining days you have?
The thought is scary but it also makes you think carefully about your choices, right?
Will you be staying safe or going all out?
Our guest for our next episode had this very creepy experience when she received a cryptic letter predicting her death later that year involving a car accident. Upon knowing this, she decided to avoid any form of vehicles to lessen the chances of these accidents. She walked miles and miles. However, later on, somehow and in someway, she decided to accept the invite of a pilgrim to join them in a taxi tractor.
What happened next? Well, let's hear it from Terri Hunter herself @terrihikingguide @freeterri
Freedom to Travel ft. Rachel Smets
Living Abroad and Travelling the world is not the same.
Our next guest, @rachelsmets used to be in a corporate job and experienced massive burnout. She then decided to take a pause and look for the thing that gives her energy-- that is to travel more.
She then began her journey abroad, living in 12 countries in 20 years.
Seems like a lot? Well, today, she is not just living abroad, but she is travelling the world. Every few months, she moves from one country to another. According to her, each new discovery gives her energy and each fear she overcame is a boost in her confidence.
How about you? Do you prefer living abroad or travelling the world?
Listen to our next episode with Rachel, and see if it's the type of lifestyle for you too!
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From the US to Egypt ft. Ciara Carter
You are raised to believe that anywhere other than America is unloveable, but that is just so far from the truth"
Our next guest, Ciara Carter for the longest time , believed that America is the greatest place to live in . She didn't like the thought of leaving America, and immersing herself in another culture. She closed off herself to anything outside the bounds of her "home"
This was until she landed in Egypt. First, she realized that other places are liveable too! She got a new sense of gratitude for people, culture, and new places. She developed a better attitude towards life, leaving behind the entitlement that kept her from exploring for a long time.
Today, she not only does she take care of her mental and physical health but also helps other people achieve the same!
Join @runthrivesurvive and I and hear her story on how travel helped changed her outlook in life.
Set Yourself Free ft. Carrie Veatch
Would you leave a stable job that you love without having any plans ahead?
We've heard of stories about individuals quitting a job because s/he feel burnt out, but our next guest is quite different. She quit a job she loves because she feels within her that she is being called for the next adventure. This adventure started on a 6-week adventure in South America, but this trip more than anything, opened her eyes on how much her identity is tied up to her job which led her to ask "Who am I outside of work?"
Today, she advocates to Set Yourself Free. @setyourselffree.llc believes that we have to chase freedom to see and be our limitless potential.
Join us as we hear more how her trip changed the way she see life.
She is Wanderful ft. Beth Santos
Our first guest for the year is someone who, I can say, has contributed significantly in the travel industry.
Like many of us, she came from a place where she was trying to figure out what she wanted to do in life. It was when she was sent to live in a small two-island nation in the Gulf of Guinea that she decided to start her blog-- A blog that eventually turned into an international collective of women travelers and travel content creators. This blog became her voice.
Today, she leads and inspires women to travel the world while continuously changing the way the entire travel industry operates.
Let's hear more about how this journey had began and how it's going from no other than Beth Santos of the @Wanderful.
Faith over Fear ft. Stephanie Zito
Sometimes it takes one person to push us to do something, but it is ultimately ourselves who makes that decision to take the leap of faith.
For our next guest, Stephanie, this push came from the man behind the ticket counter who convinced her to give the place another chance before leaving.
This was during her first solo trip, she wanted to experience the Navrati dance festival but was initially overwhelmed by the colors, smells, and the people, then she decided she should leave the place immediately. Good thing she was convinced to give this place another chance. This chance gave that trip a whole new meaning and experience. It made her more open to experiencing things and relied more on her intuition.
Today, she's an intuitive coach who helps in activating your intuition to create your best life.
Hear more of her story as we chat with her.
Travel is our Medicine ft. Anthony Copeland Parker
Our next guest has a very interesting and inspiring story to tell. For thirty seven years, Anthony has been a professional pilot/ manager. He flew around the world.
However, in an unexpected turn of events, during his fifties, he and his wife Catherine received some serious news. They found out that he has to undergo a heart-valve replacement while his wife had an early onset of Alzheimer's. This was heavy and heartbreaking news, but their reaction was an unexpected one. They decided to retire, sell their house, and become nomads.
Instead of stopping their lives, they decided to live a life of joy and create new memories to cherish for a lifetime. As of now, they have already ran at least half a marathon in 35 countries in all 7 continents. What an impressive feat!
Join me and hear how he is courageously living and enjoying every moment of his life.
Connecting Back to Your Roots feat Anastasia Lind
How many languages do you speak?
It's hard to master a language aside from your mother tongue, but our next guest, @lindanastasia44 can speak 5 languages fluently.
How she does that, I don't know. But what I know is that travelling and language has helped her reconnect with her roots. It was in a trip to Hamburg that she got to meet her cousins for the first time. They were able to bond and connect.
According to her, this trip made her experience so much love and connection. She got to know herself better and somehow got more clarity on what she to do next.
Afterwards, she got the courage to find a new job, leave a worn out relationship and move-out.
How exactly she had these process of realizations, let's find out as we chat with her tonight at 7pm live on Instagram.
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Travel to Boost your Confidence ft. Robin Finney
"I learned to live a life of bold trust."
This is a quote from our next guest, Robin Finney. She is a Intuitive & Authenticity Guide, creator of Soulo Experiences, and an international model, and speaker. She is definitely a lot of things but this did not come in an instant.
Back then, she was the type to use travel as a form of escape from her usual life. She would come from a trip, depressed and hoping for the next trip.
Her travels have helped her become bolder and more confident in herself and her capabilities. She discovered that that she can lean to her gifts to support her in her travels. She learned to trust her body to tell her where to go and not go.
This confidence build up has allowed her to pursue her dreams and discover her authentic self. I think this is one of the most important takeaway of our travels because in any goal we want to achieve, it starts with understanding and discovering ourselves, what are strengths and weaknesses are, what we like and dont like. From there, we can be anything we want to be.
Tune in to hear more of Robin's story.
Travel is My Meditation ft. Anuja Vakil
Do transformations need to be life changing?
Sometimes when we talk about transformation, we just think about the end goal, the finish line. We think transformations needs to be a huge change, but in reality, nothing is instant. It is always a process, and a process that follows our own timing.
Our next guest is a baker based in the UK. With her busy schedule and daily hustle, she uses travelling as her way to unwind and relax after a stressful stretch. I'm sure many of us can relate to this. Seeing different places do help in getting our minds off our work and stress.
For Anuja @anujavakil, however , more than the relaxation, she uses her time in travelling as a mediation. This activity refuels her with positive vibes which she uses as a motivation to power through in running her bakery business. Besides that, by consistently exposing herself to local bakeries, she continuously improves her skills in baking-- applying new learnings and technologies to her own bakery-- all contributing to the success of Anuja's Bakehouse. This way, every time she travels, she comes back a renewed and better baker/ business woman.
Join me as we hear more of Anuja's perspective in travelling. How is she able to use travelling as a source of atomic transformations rather than just merely a form of escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life?
From Knowledge to Experience ft. Anne McHale
If you have already listened to at least one of our episodes, then you already know that travel indeed fosters personal growth. This time, we have @annemchalewine to tell us how travelling has helped her advance, appreciate, and discover her career, turned passion.
Anne is a Master of Wine. Ask her anything about wine, she'll know :) She says her vast knowledge and expertise in winery came from years of exposure and years of travelling to experience these wines herself. The ability to see, smell, taste and experience the places where wine is grown enabled her to truly deepen her understanding to this industry.
Knowing the people behind these wines, the culture, the why's and the how's make the wine more than just a bottled liquid. And just like in anything, this exposure creates passion and deep understanding that you can't just achieve while staying at home and reading the brochures/ researches or listening to others' accounts.
If you're excited to hear more about Anne's experience in discovering her passion or if you simply want to know more about wine, you should listen to this episode.
Feeling Home Away from Home ft. Veerle Beelen
Personal Growth. I believe this is something that is common to each one of us. Consciously or unconsciously, we all want growth-- growth not just in our career, but our overall holistic growth.
Our next guest speaker is a Travel and Life Abroad Coach who helps people move and settle abroad. Veerle went into this career based on her own personal growth experience through travelling. Prior to being a Life Abroad coach, she was already involved in the travelling industry and her experiences all contributed to her understanding on how living abroad can be life changing. This deep understanding (of herself and her surroundings) gave her more confidence and more motivation to create a future she wanted, instead of feeling the pressure to conform to society's norms.
But she says, all these did not come without struggles. Let's hear from @unpackbyveer on what made her decide to leave home and how she coped with the challenges of moving into an entirely new place.
How about you? Are you willing to take on that start-from-scratch trip too?
Travel Can Heal ft. Jackie Roby
We've heard that travelling can help us relax. It makes us see beautiful sights; allows us to meet new people, learn new things, discover cultures, etc.. But today, we talk about how TRAVELLING HEALS.
Have you always wanted to do something but end up not doing it because you don't have a company? Wanting to go somewhere but no one's available to join you on this trip? Well, a solo trip could be something you can explore.
Our guest, Jackie Roby from Inspired Journey Consulting shares to us how her first solo travel paved the way for her to heal from her traumatic experience that constantly weighed her down.
This trip she took allowed her to make peace with herself, understand where her stress is coming from and eventually make bold and strategic decisions in her life that propelled her to become the Chief Excellence Officer of @inspiredjourneyconsulting where she advocates wellness travel and inspires more people to travel to heal.
Travel indeed does wonders to our physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health. Let's hear more from Jackie Roby, herself.
Expat Travel Adventures
In this episode, our guest has an interesting story to tell that started with her honeymoon getaway with her husband.
Linda Mueller used to be a professional whose main goal was to climb up the corporate ladder. She was so focused on work that she didn't plan on having any children. However, this 2-week honeymoon she embarked with her husband changed her view in life. She started looking for meaning and purpose beyond the titles and the monetary rewards.
Through travelling, Linda got to know her husband better and is now living a different life with a much broader perspective which she uses to raise and nurture her child.
If you wish to listen more on how that trip has urged Linda to stop living a life of "should's" and to start exploring the "what else" then you should not miss this episode on The Travel Coach Podcast
A Dream Come True
Have you ever heard of the phrase "confidence is the key to success?"
I do believe Confidence is a huge factor to success. If you think you can, you condition your mind to do it. It is important that your actions are intentional. However, truthfully speaking, this is easier said than done. There's just too many obstacles, sometimes physically, yet most of the times these are just in our minds. We doubt ourselves. We self-sabotage, thinking we are not capable and we are not worth it.
If you can relate to this, then you should join me as I chat with our next guest speaker, Tiffany_Varpalotai. She is a very smart, capable and challenge-seeking woman who has every right to be confident and proud, but just like most of us, she doubted herself. Tiffany was not born in a privileged family but during her university years, she was given a chance to spend a summer in the US as a kids camp counsellor, and that is where her view changed. With her exposure to different backgrounds, she realized she can be whatever she wants to be. Everything is possible. Now, with her being able to encompass that stage, her mission is to help ladies start believing and stop belittling themselves. She says that women have to "stop over-analysing, over-thinking and over-planning and finally start taking actions and become an unstoppable female leader."
Family, Life and Travels
It is hard to raise a family. There are numerous challenges, physically, mentally, emotionally , financially, and even spiritually. It is hard to raise a family in a stable and familiar setting, let alone raising a family in a totally new and changing environment.
This couple however, chose to embrace a life of travel with their 2 kids. They sold everything , packed their clothes and bought one-way tickets. As of writing, they have been travelling for almost 2 years now and they have no regrets as this has given them so may incredible experiences which made their family closer than ever.
Listen to this episode and hear from John and Karen personally on how they are able to raise their family while embracing the life of travelling. Let's find out what are the challenges they faced and what made them decide to pursue this kind of life.
Follow your spark
Ever gone through a phase where everything seems to have fallen out of place? A career restart. A love life restart. Being Homeless. A feeling that everything's back to square one. What did you do? Did you just go with the flow or did you decide to take a leap of faith?
Our guest for today Gina Casbarro has had a fair share of challenges in her life and each time, she decided to take a leap of faith! After resigning from her corporate job, she and her partner broke up forcing her to move out of the house. But instead of looking for a new place to stay, she decided to go out of her comfort zone and engage in a year long trip to find herself.
Join me and Gina as we talk about why she decided to take the road less travelled and how this has impact how she sees, thinks, and does things. Let's hear how travelling can help align our mindset, lifestyle and environment, allowing us to Follow Our Spark and be our best selves.
Trust your intuition
Are you a business owner or entrepreneur who can’t include travel in your life? What if my next guest, Alyssa Williamson, tells you that if you can listen to your intuition, you can create amazing travel experiences while keeping your business successful?
Alyssa was a graphic designer and a business owner in two years ago. She was not traveling much as she thought that she would eventually damage her business.
Then, she had to go to a wedding. To Austria…
First time in Europe, she was amazed by the history, the culture… She visited Salzburg, connected with her Dutch family that she didn’t see for many years…
She reconnected with her real priorities in life. She followed her intuition and decided to add an extra week to this vacation. She created memories and experiences that she’ll never forget. In the end, nothing bad happened to her business.
Now, she’s also a Business Coach who helps other business owners to keep the harmony between their work and their passions in life.
Alyssa stands for empowered women; women who love themselves, trust themselves, listen to their intuition, stand in their power and make great money doing what they love, so that they can in turn raise others up.
She believes in helping women be their authentic selves to live their best, badass life! She built her first marketing & design business around supporting business women and now also offers a deeper level of consulting as a business & mindset coach, shifting and healing beliefs to help clients achieve their dream lives, sooner.
Don’t miss Alyssa Williamson’s inspring story.
The last wake-up call
Do you feel lost nowadays? Maybe, you’ve experienced a transition recently and you’re feeling lonely, sad, aimless.
Today's guest Joulie Philloe has been there. After working as a Lance Corporal in the Danish Army, she felt that she has no purpose in life. Describing herself as a deep, sensitive spiritual soul, Joulie, in her own words, felt empty, lost and inadequate.
Every travel she went on opened her up. She met the most amazing spiritual couple at Maui Hawaii, a gorgeous spiritual entrepreneur and real estate lady in Las Vegas. They welcomed her, made her feel loved, wanted and accepted. She was closer to her real self, her free-spirited essence without labels or restrictions. Don’t we all want to feel this in life?
She says we're all one and have so much to learn from one another. Kindness is the best gift that we can gift each other. She experienced this when she was her worst self with her PTSD. Traveling helped her get out of her own inner imprisonment…
Joulie is a Danish high-performance mentor and behavioral transformation expert. Over the years, she has helped +6.000 therapists, psychologists, coaches and aware spiritual leaders upgrade their practices with deep transformational therapy work sessions.
Her main focus is to help her clients have more fun and feel more energized doing what they do, with the use of body work and spiritual tools.
Joulie has coached and trained 10.000 people around the world online and her YouTube channel has had +220,000 views.
Now focused on sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and appreciative mindset, Joulie loves to travel and support her friends from her base in Denmark.
Redefine your perspectives
Have you ever had a trip or lived some place where you had to hide your identity because people over there would be biased?
What perspective does this situation bring to a person?
My next guest is Leah Zimmerman who has traveled to many places where she had to hide her Jewish identity. She has many stories about friends who stopped seeing her when she announced that she was Jewish, prejudices that she faced everyday life…
Sometimes we can feel like we are living in a bubble because everyone around us has the same values like us; freedom, independence, toleration, manner... However, when we come out of that bubble, all the people in the world, the point where humanity has come, hits like a ton of bricks. Traveling the world changes how you see the world.
Leah is a certified executive coach, family business advisor and intergenerational resolving conflict expert
Listen to this episode and hear more about Leah’s travel stories and her work.
It's time to slow down
How many vacation days could you take while working? 1 week?10 days? Or just weekends? And, when you take it, can you unplug yourself from all the work you have to do?
I know how hard it can be to take a vacation and walk away from all the work you must do. Even, if you take this time off, maybe you check your phone, e-mails, or you spend some “productive time” even on vacation.
But, at the same time, you know you need this time to renew yourself and regain your energy.
My guest on The Travel Coach Nuria Rodriguez used to be a “workaholic”, not taking so many vacations. While using those days, she was taking some courses, trainings instead of disconnecting.
In 2018, she got ill and while doing some practices with plants she realized that she needed a break. She took all December off and went 3 weeks to India and 1 week to Spain
It’s not easy to overcome the monkey chatter of “you’re wasting time”, “you’re not productive”, “look how much work you need to do”, but all the energy that you receive on return is so worth it.
If you’re working and wondering how you can spend your vacations with “me time”, listen to this episode.
An architect, lecturer and researcher Tamara Rogic found the home in herself.
It was not easy.
Originally from Croatia, Tamara never felt she belong to her place and she believed that by moving she’ll find home.
She moved to Zagreb for study but still didn’t feel the belonging. She thought the problem might be Croatia then…
She moved to the UK at the age of 30, but after 4 years there, it still didn’t feel right.
Travelling itself is a spiritual thing to look inside more, though it can sometimes lead you to look deeper. Because wherever you go, you may not find what you are looking for
Before moving to Netherlands, her cousin introduced her to “body therapy”. This is where she understood what’s the sense of belonging. It was within herself, in her body, in her heart. That’s where home is.
Now she enjoys traveling for experiences, but she is not chasing “belonging” anymore
Don't miss this episode. Tamara will share some quick tools to help you to re-connect with your body!
Have you heard of this term? Or have you ever been interested in travelling with your big family?
Trish Gastineau is a luxury travel concierge passionate about organizing multigenerational trips (grandchildren, parents, grandparents etc.) for families!
Imagine that: Usually when the grandparents call over, the grandchildren are busy with their schedules, playing video games… When the grandchildren visit them, they are at home, having a dinner, talking about the same things. They don’t learn or experience anything together. They don’t spend quality time together.
Trish encourages multigenerational travel for such occasions. She also helps with teenagers who don’t feel like traveling with their families by introducing activities that they would feel attracted to. One of the aspects of travelling is helping to rebuild and strengthen family ties.
She is passionate about connecting people with places and other people. Her tagline is “endless possibilities”. From her clients, she has so many meaningful anecdotes to share with us. Don’t miss this interesting live podcast.
The first rule of aviation
Are you interested in flying or getting a pilot license? Well, you need to listen this episode with Erika Cole Gilette.
She’s always enjoyed the journey, the moment in between the departure and the destination. She met lots of pilots and saw that they think differently than the rest of the population: their mindsets and approaches to travel is so different. Then, she realized that she wanted to become a pilot because she wanted to think the same way they think, to have their mindset! She started her first class 4 years ago and she recently got her license.
She admires how a person can put their life on risk by teaching other people how to fly. It takes courage. Flying teaches you to be prepare, to handle any situation, to be comfortable with the unexpected. Learning how to be a pilot is a life-long journey and a big transition like travelling!
She would like to encourage more women to become a pilot. If your dream is to be in the air, it’s a great dream!
She owns a Youtube channel called “SweetRickey” where all her flying videos are uploaded.
She also founded Rockstar Academics to give students and families a saner approach to choosing a good college match. She coaches students, entrepreneurs, writers, and jobseekers to design and lead extraordinary lives they love. She’s a sailplane pilot. She’s an adventurer.
Join us today
A very adventurous person was onboard at this The Travel Coach episode. Meet with Anne Robley; an artist, stylist, and of course a travel lover!
In her mid-20s, a friend of hers convinced Anne to go on a crazy adventure in Europe. They went 1 month backpacking to Portugal, France, Spain, and Holland with a very little budget and not language but English and met unbelievable people!
She says she learned how to be resourceful, more open and adventurous. This was before smartphones, Internet… totally old school way.
Then, she realized that “There is more to live” for her. Travelling is a good way to broaden our horizons and see the possibilities of life.
She went back to her country (Canada), quit her job, sold her car and moved to Australia. After a 3-month Australia adventure, she moved to Switzerland. Nobody knew her in this new country, and she could be whoever she wanted to be. People around her had no expectations and she felt free to start brand new life there. I usually hear this: In a place where there are no prejudices because no one knows you, people are much more comfortable and can behave like themselves more!
After 19 years Anne is still in Switzerland and started her business in home styling and Christmas decoration.
Listen to this episode and get inspired by Anne’s life and travel experiences.
Keep Calm and Buen Camino
As women, we don’t always give ourselves permission to take care of us. We rather take care of everyone else. However, when we follow our hear and put our needs first, miracles happen
I had a new guest this week on The Travel Coach: Deborah Kevin
Her life completely changes after watching the movie “The Way”.
For those who haven't seen this movie, it's about walking the Camino de Santiago (a pilgrimage route in Spain). Debora knew in that moment that she was called to do it.
They say when you make a committed decision, the universe conspires to bring it to you This was exacly what happen to our guest when she met a lady (just sit beside her on a conference) who was helping people to go to the Camino for living
After her painful but grateful journey, Debora not only change her life but also her career for the better. She discovered her gift of writing books and she's made her passion her profession
As movie says: “Life is too big to walk it alone” Listen to this episode and walk with us on Deborah’s life-changing story.
Are you interested in building your life to another country? Meet Julia Scoville-the fitness coach. She was born in Byelorussia but wanted to escape from the possible outcomes of dissolution of the USSR.
Her parents didn’t want her to leave and trying to stop her. But eventually she convinced them. She later inspired her younger sister and she also moved to France.
It was very attractive that no one knew her in a foreign country so she started trying different ‘masks’ - without expectations and no judgements until she realized who she was. Travelling is such a good opportunity to get to know yourself better!
Join us today to hear the inspiring story of Julia Scoville from Byelorussia to the UK.
The art of travel
When Kathy Eichhorn was introduced for the first time to History of Arts, she quickly realised the best things are in European museums.
Back then, she was living in California and feeling slowly consumed by the fast-paced rhythm of life.
In her early 20's, she had never been in Europe before, but she felt this inner desire to see all that beauty with her own eyes.
A friend of hers told her that she will join her on that trip, and that was all that Kathleen needed to know: She sold her car and she quit her job.
The day before the trip, that friend called her to say that she could not join her eventually.
Kathleen was heart broken, but she decided to go ahead with the trip alone
Join us on today onboard The Travel Coach to hear the incredible stories that Kathleen experienced -and the challenges she overcome- during her 90 days around Europe.
Networking for Introverted Travelers
Are you an ambitious introvert who loves to travel and would like to meet more people on your trips?
Then this next episode of The Travel Coach is for you!
Speaker, comedian, and 4-time author Mahlena-Rae Johnson is a Networking Expert for Introverts
She has been featured on CBC Kids, The Great Canadian Woman Podcast, BusinessBecause, and more!
Despite being an introvert her entire life, Mahlena has connected with thousands of people on 6 continent - including artists, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, podcasters, politicians, venture capitalists, writers, and professionals in various other industries.
She also prides herself on interacting with at least one new person each week, and coffee chatting online with at least one new person each month.
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The new era of sustainable travel
The first time Anna Alaman visited India, she said to herself that she could never be able to live in that country.
Fast forward, 10 years later, she was quitting her stable job in Spain and moving to India to start her business in the tourism industry
What did happen in between?
She discovered a new concept that she felt in love with: Social Enterprises
Her company, Open Eyes Project, was awarded by two of the most recognised world awards (ITB, WTM) for responsible tourism for her initiative 'Women in Tourism"
Now, Anna is mentoring women who want to start her social, sustainable and regenerative businesses by providing them clarity and structure.
As a member of the Research Committee of The Transformational Travel Council (TTC) and co-founder of The RegenLab for travel, Anna supports tourism companies and individuals who want to move towards a new era where the human beings feel nature
If you want to know more about this new era of sustainable travel and feel inspired by this extraordinary woman, join us onboard The Travel Coach today
What's Travel Coaching?
I feel so excited about our guest onboard The Travel Coach today: Sahara Rose De Vore
Sahara is the creator of the world's first and only certification program for travel coaches, which allowed me to be a certified travel coach myself!
She has traveled to over 84 countries solo, she deeply believes in the healing power of travel and the value that has on our overall wellbeing.
After feeling underwhelmed by the lack of travel career options that existed, she chose to take an unconventional route in life and in her career path. She became a Wellness Travel Coach and Founded The Travel Coach Network - a growing global network of travel coaches where she educates and guides other passionate travellers to build travel businesses that align with their expertise and vision.
If you feel curious about Travel Coaching, if you want to know more about how you can make your passion for travel your professional career, you definitely want to join us today.
Black Heritage Tourism
When you travel with the intention to connect with your history, your ancestors, your roots... you come to know and understand yourself.
When you are there, in those places that made you, you learn what you can't learn in books, you see people you've never met and yet you have a sense that you know them, you know their stories, you feel the vibration of the place, you feel you are travelling in time.
If this speaks to you, join us onboard The Travel Coach this Tuesday at 7pm BST as we speak with Julia Browne, pioneer of Black heritage tourism in France.
As a founder of the heritage education company Walking The Spirit Tours - Black Paris & Beyond, her Afrocentric tours and customised itineraries have introduced countless travellers, students, and educators to the incredibly rich, yet lesser known, influence of Black history and culture in Europe, the UK, USA, and Canada.
Travel to Heal
Everything started when she decided to research online the words 'Responsible Tourism' - back in 2014.
Barbara's dream was to go to Brazil with her family, but as a vegan, animal lover and environmental activist, she wanted to leave the smallest footprint as possible behind her
That's when she found this community base tourism in Brazil that she felt in love with
All was booked and ready for the trip, when she received fatal news about her little sister...
The whole family went in shock, in deep pain, and they re-considered about the trip. Without knowing their final decision would change the course of their lives forever
Join us onboard The Travel Coach to hear this powerful story of transformation from the Founder of Muxima Emotions Barbara Dias today
Awakening in India
Do you know how people often travel to India to connect with their spirituality?
Going to ashrams or for yoga retreats to find themselves?
Well, that was NOT the case for our Travel Coach guest, Jessica Drucker
In her early 30's, Jessica and her partner decided to backpack around the world, and that included 6 weeks in India.
But, considering herself a skeptical person at that time, she would have never expected 'awakening' with such an intense "kick in the ass"
That experience in India, unraveled a chain of events that changed the course of her life.
Today Jessica is a four-time expat, former digital nomad and destination expert.
She is the author of "How to Move Abroad and Why it's the Best Thing you'll do" who hosts and produces the podcast "Adventure Calls"
Join us today onboard The Travel Coach to hear Jessica's incredible story, which includes a cow and an ambulance
Empowered beyond all borders
Have you ever traveled to a place where you felt like home - despite being your first time there?
There is something in the air, the vibe, the people, the food, the culture... that grabs you. You feel like you belong there.
This is what Lenka Matthews felt the first time she visited Spain.
And that feeling ended up triggering the desire to fulfil one of her dreams - not only for herself but for many others.
Who would have told her that she would be in this position when she was a 23 years old young lady without either international experience or language skills doubting about leaving Czech Republic and moving to the UK?
Join us today to get inspired by this empowered woman's story onboard The Travel Coach
Trust the unknown
Imagine you are a 25 years old Australian school teacher in the early 1990's who, after 4 years working at the same school, feels they desire to play a bigger game.
You feel a call to adventure, but you don't know how this may be for you.
And then, out of the blue, you receive a phone call from a stranger who offers you an opportunity to teach in Tanzania. What would you answer?
This is how the story of our next speaker Natalie Croome starts, and I bet you too will feel goosebumps when hearing all the ups & downs and the synchronicities that unfolded for her along the way.
I'm delighted to have the host of the One Life Podcast With Donny Raus onboard The Travel Coach this week!
Donny is a coffee expert and a world traveler inspiring people around the globe to connect with their truth and live a life that is full of passion, joy and excitement.
He possesses an incredible energy, drive, and passion to see the world and life without regrets
If you know you want to experience a rich life, full of all the memories that money can't buy, you definitely want to join The Travel Coach today
Pay it forward
If you've ever seen the movie "Pay it forward" you'll surely remember Trevor McKinney's goodwill movement to change the World.
I love that movie! And this is what came to my mind when Julie Wren was delighting me with her transformational travel stories.
In her early 20's, Julie moved from the UK to Brussels for work, without knowing the impact that her new colleague and flatmate would have on her life.
Inspired by his generosity, Julie started to use her travels to contribute and help others using the pay it forward philosophy
Getting the travel bug at an early age, Julie has spent more than 30 years working, living and travelling abroad, having lots of adventures and touching the lives of many people around the globe.
If you feel this is inspiring, wait to hear from this lady herself TODAY onboard The Travel Coach today
Because it's not only about travel, it's about the people you can positively impact on each of your trips
Identity, belonging & home
When you are a hybrid of two countries you have a mix feeling. You belong to both cultures, but you belong to none at the same time.
She felt a special connection with Tuscany and she never looked back.
She met her Italian husband, they had a kid and travel around the world together
On her own words: “The journey is not only about the destination but how your experiences at the destination changes your perspective of home”
Olivia is now a strategist, coordinator, and liaison in luxury travel with +20 years experience helping people live an authentic cultural immersion in Tuscany.
Join us onboard The Travel Coach TODAY to get inspired by Olivia's life and travel experiences
Reconnect with your body to make the most of your travel
Have you ever noticed that you are more present in your body when traveling? ⛰️
When you change your surroundings and you break your routine ⏱️ you are not in 'auto-pilot' anymore.
Your focus is on the new landscapes, the new buildings, the new people… you are HERE and NOW 🧘♀️
But can you really keep this 'zen state' long term upon return?
Melissa Manson is a transformational coach, movement and voice expert, onboard The Travel Coach this week 🎙️
Since her parents were musicians, she's been familiar with travel since her childhood -which also gave her the chance to meet some famous people backstage too 😉
Moreover, she later became a professional dancer on tour all over the world, knowing first hand who travel can really create long-lasting changes in people’s lives.
Join the Travel Coach today to discover the best tips to keep the openness once we are back home from a trip.
We are travel superheroes
I was truly amazed by the story of my guest today, Eric Hrubant, the Founder & CEO of CIRE Travel.
At just 43 years of age, Eric now runs a multi-million dollar business. But his beginnings were not quite so easy.
Eric grew up in Queens in New York City. As the son of a single mum who worked full time, Eric was a latch-key kid. While he studied at night, to become a social worker, Eric had to find a day job to pay the bills. This is how, back in 1997, travel entered Eric’s life.
He worked his way up from entry-level at a travel agency to second in command. Fast forward 15 years and he bought the agency from the retiring owner and re-branded it as CIRE (Eric backwards; a hat-tip to Oprah’s company, Harpo).
Eric now uses his social work skills to take the stress out of the travel process – making travel easier and more enjoyable for his clients. CIRE Travel is a concierge-style travel agency specialising in luxury vacations and business trips. Across their four offices, CIRE Travel has grown to deliver almost $20m worth of corporate, leisure and group travel to their client base.
Join me on The Travel Coach today as we benefit from the remarkable success story and wisdom of this 20+ year travel industry veteran.
Travel, culture & growing up
Mum of 3, LaToya Zavala's been around the world helping people overcome the affects of trauma in the military, the educational and the medical settings 🎖️
Originally from Jamaica, she moved from the US to Mexico at the age of 20 to study Theology, where she met her husband.
Since then, she’s been actively serving in missions for 20 years in Japan and Kazakhstan 🌍 while taking the opportunity to enjoy one of her biggest passions: travel
One of LaToya’s prides is for her children to recognise the places they see at school books 📖 because they’ve already been there!
After being a survivor-turned-thrivor of sexual assault, LaToya is now the founder of Freed and Powered Up Coaching, host of the podcast Freed and Powered Up, and author of the children’s book "Perfectly Me!"
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From traveling to escape to unleashing the power of travel
Have you ever traveled to escape from your problems?
Kaley knows that feeling very well.
At the age of 12 years old, she first experienced the relief that came with traveling abroad. And, that became her way to approach life.
Until the point she became a flight attendant.
After 16 years in the airline industry, she’s traveled and experience so many places around the world.
But her challenges were always waiting at home for her return. And that didn’t feel good.
A few years ago, Kaley suffered a breakdown and it was then when she realised she had to stop traveling to escape, and start travelling to enjoy life.
Now, Kaley is a life coach helping women with childhood & generational trauma to heal and create the life they desire.
In her own words: “Travel was an important part of my own healing and growth journey in so many ways”
If Kaley’s story talks to you, I invite you to this new episode of The Travel Coach.