Why do you work?
It's not about just making money. Gathering wealth didn't do much for Midas. Acquiring things won't make you happy for long either. We do know that happiness endures through our experiences and relationships. It is those that provide the greatest value to our lives.
We only have so much time. Time being our most precious resource. If you spend time wisely it will pay back huge dividends. If not, time is lost forever. Here is the truth: "We work so we can play. Well travel with the richest form of play there is."
I have a passion to help people get the vacation they want and deserve. All over world, vacation is mandatory: up to six paid weeks per year. But in the US, it is merely offered, yet according to Forbes, only 44% of people who are given paid leave actually take it each year. Why is this?
Worse yet, only 32% of Americans even have a current passport. This is detrimental to our health and well being. More importantly, it has a negative bottom line impact on productivity in America and it's my mission to change it.
In a fun and engaging way, I provide examples of why every person must take a vacation at least once a year and how the lack of travel is detrimental to physical and mental health. Here is the kicker: it impedes career progress as well.
From the platform I motivate people to plan travel to avoid regrets later in life.
For ten years I have been designing personalized travel for individuals, families and groups: River Boat and Small Ocean Cruising, Custom Leisure Travel, Multi-Generation and Luxury Travel. I have seen first hand the regrets of people who failed to travel while they have the means and the health to do so. This is why I am so passionate to help people Make Memories, Not Regrets™.
World Traveler, Speaker, Author, Coach BS, Broadcast Telecommunications LLB, Law Certified Travel Expert Host, Travelcast Founder & Host, International Travel Tribe Golden Microphone Award, GLA NSA Co-Founder Career Camp Co-Founder Spellbinders of Cherry Creek Past Governor and Distinguished Toastmaster Contributor to Travel Age West, Travel Weekly, Conde Nast Traveler
Projects Developed and Produced
The Small Ship Cruising Expo, Denver, CO
The Joys of River Cruising, AmaWaterways
CruiseWorld STAR, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
GTM West, Las Vegas, NV
Essential Sales Skills, California State University, Northridge
Unlocking Your Hidden Sales Power, Pacific Training Association
The Kiosk Show (Trade Shows in Long Beach, CA and Minneapolis, MN)
Technical Training for Printing Industries Associations of Southern CA and Georgia
Product Training & Trade Shows for Adobe, Apple, binuscan, Microsoft, Troll Touch, & Umax.
Sales and Sales Management for Home Federal Savings, IBM, Security Pacific Bank.
Presentation Skills for Boeing, Hughes, NBC Universal, Nestlé, Quest Diagnostics & US Borax
Projects Developed and Produced for Youth
Success Skills and Ethics, Jr. Achievement of Southern California
Discovering Careers: Santa Clarita Valley School and Business Alliance
Connecting 2 Success and Voice Over Kids: Hart Union School District
ViaStar, Valencia Industrial Association
Career Development Conferences: CareerCampSCV and CareerCampLA
Cherry Creek Spellbinders, Storytelling for elementary school children
Keynotes and Workshops Developed and Delivered
Co-Developer, 9Health Fair Speakers Bureau
Distinguished Toastmaster, Qualified Speaker and Governor, Toastmasters International
Golden Microphone Award, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, National Speakers Association
Chairman, Speakers Bureau, District 52 (Greater Los Angeles, CA), Toastmasters International
Chairman, Speakers Bureau, District 26 (Colorado, Nebraska & Wyoming), Toastmasters International
Volunteer of the Year, Jr. Achievement of Southern California
Commendation, Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, County of Los Angeles
Advisory Board, Platt College of Design
Advisory Board, KHTS-AM 1220