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Autism Advocacy & Empowerment Specialist
My name is Michelle and I am a passionate advocate for autism, parenting, and women's empowerment. With over 25 years of experience as a parent advocate for autistics, parents, and caregivers, I have dedicated my life to supporting and empowering families in their journey with autism. Throughout my 12-year career as an entrepreneur and networker, I have honed my skills in building business relationships and creating opportunities for growth. I am particularly proud of my work as an autism travel professional, having obtained a certification in this specialized field. This has allowed me to combine my love for travel with my commitment to making the world more accessible for individuals with autism. As a published author, I have had the privilege of sharing my knowledge and experiences with a wider audience. My writing focuses on topics such as autism advocacy, parenting, and entrepreneurship. I believe in the power of storytelling to inspire and educate, and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the autism community in this way. I am uniquely qualified to provide guidance and support to various groups. Whether it's parents and caregivers of autistics and special needs individuals, women and minority women starting their own businesses, grandparents of autistics and special needs individuals, special needs travel agents, or networkers, I am dedicated to helping them navigate their unique challenges and achieve their goals. In my work, I strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels heard and valued. I am committed to breaking down barriers and advocating for the rights and needs of individuals with autism and their families. Through my networking efforts, I aim to connect like-minded individuals and organizations to foster collaboration and create lasting change. I am excited to continue my journey as an advocate, entrepreneur, and mentor. Together, we can make a difference and create a more inclusive world for all.
Travel & Food Expert
Janine Lee, also known as “Jetset Janine” has traveled to 6 continents and over 100 countries and has 13.3K+ followers on Instagram. She is truly a travel expert as a Lecturer at UC Berkeley’s MBA program for their Seminar in International Business program in South Africa where she immerses students in a new culture to understand the socioeconomics of doing business in a new country. In addition to traveling, she loves food and has a diverse palette from food trucks, hole in the walls, to fine dining. Janine has been to 100 Michelin Stars all over the world. As a microinfluencer, Janine partners with local, national, and global hotels, restaurants, and experiences around the world. She also has a strong academic and business background receiving her MBA from UC Berkeley and her Doctorate in Education from USC. I'm offering sessions on any food and travel tips for any of the countries I've been to. Feel free to ask me anything for 15 or 30 minutes especially if you have questions about solo female travel, couple travel, and interesting countries off the beaten path!
Tourism, Non-Profits, Mediation, Sports
Hey there! My name is Jason and I'm here to tell you a little bit about myself. So, let's dive right in! My area of expertise lies in: tourism & recreation, non-profit management, International business, sustainability, mediation, sports, life coaching and so much more. I'm also a big picture planner and love coming up with outside-the-box strategies for sales, marketing, grant writing and fundraising. I've had the incredible opportunity to work in five different countries (Fiji, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Thailand and the U.S.) and in various industries, which has given me a unique perspective on business and the world around us. In fact, my efforts in conservation-based tourism were featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine! I have spent a large portion of my career protecting wild places and teaching others why it is important. But that's not all. I've also had the privilege of liaising with Kings and Prime Ministers to support local village projects in an effort to promote sustainable tourism. My work in this field has earned me grants and tourism awards. On top of that, I've managed premiere tourism operations and driven retail sales in other industries. One of my most rewarding experiences was serving as a Director for Special Olympics. During my time there, I raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and increased athlete participation by a whopping 400% in my county. It was truly an honor to be a part of such a wonderful organization. With my diverse background and extensive experience, I'm uniquely qualified to provide advice and guidance in a variety of areas. Whether you're looking for help with business strategies, mediation, grant writing, fundraising, sports management and non-profit visioning, I'm here to lend a hand. So, who's the ideal candidate for my services? Well, anyone really! I believe that my extensive background may be suited to help all clients with a variety of needs. So, don't hesitate to book a session with me and let's work together to achieve your goals. Looking forward to connecting with you soon! Jason
Travel Industry Coach & Luxury Travel Advisor
I am Diana Gasper, a Certified Life and Business Coach with a specific area of expertise in the Travel and Tourism Industry. As an industry leader, influencer, and advocate, I have been recognized both nationally and internationally for my innovative work in the travel industry. From winning the Malkia wa Nguvu Award for Business Innovation in Tanzania to being recognized by the International Trade Center as She Trades Globally in Liverpool, UK, and honored with a Humanitarian Award in Canada for my work empowering women in Africa, I am a trailblazer who is changing lives around the world. Through my non-profit organization, STUKA TANZANIA, I am helping women achieve their dreams by providing them with entrepreneurship education and empowering them to succeed. I firmly believe that women have what it takes to be successful, and I am dedicated to breaking down the traditional barriers that have held them back. But my impact doesn't stop there. Through exchange programs and personalized luxury travel experiences, I have helped thousands of people around the world have unforgettable vacations and create lifelong friendships. With my infectious passion for travel and my commitment to empowering others, I am a true trailblazer who is changing lives and inspiring others to do the same. In terms of my professional journey, I started my career as a nurse and successfully shifted from the nursing field to the travel industry. I have turned my passion for travel into big dollars and am now celebrating a decade in the travel industry. With over 12 years of experience working with corporate customers, banks, families, couples, and individuals to plan meaningful trips around the world, I have become a trusted Luxury Travel Advisor and Industry Coach. I have helped hundreds of newcomers and experienced professionals in the travel business start and grow their own travel businesses in different niches within the industry. I am uniquely qualified to provide advice and guidance to travel enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who are looking to start and grow their businesses, especially those who are looking to put the systems in place for their travel business. If you are ready to take your travel business to the next level and achieve your dreams, I am here to support and guide you every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey together and create a successful and fulfilling future in the travel industry.
Travel Planning & Travel Content Creation
My name is Chelo, and I am a passionate traveler and expert in travel, tourism, and group trip planning. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, I am confident in my ability to provide valuable insights and guidance to those seeking to enhance their travel experiences. Throughout my professional journey, I have had the incredible opportunity to explore 26 countries, immersing myself in diverse cultures and gaining a deep appreciation for the beauty and wonders of our world. These experiences have not only broadened my horizons but have also equipped me with a unique perspective that I am eager to share with others. In addition to my extensive travels, I have also led four successful group trips abroad, where I meticulously planned every detail to ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience for all participants. From coordinating accommodations and transportation to curating immersive cultural activities, I take pride in my ability to create memorable and enriching travel experiences. As a content creator, I have honed my skills in capturing the essence of my journeys through engaging and captivating storytelling. Through my travel blog and social media platforms, I aim to inspire and empower others to embark on their own adventures, providing them with valuable travel tips and tricks along the way. My expertise lies not only in travel planning and content creation but also in helping individuals become better travelers and content creators themselves. Whether you are a seasoned globetrotter looking to enhance your travel experiences or a budding content creator seeking guidance, I am here to support and guide you every step of the way. I am excited to share my knowledge, experiences, and passion for travel with a wide audience. Together, let's embark on a journey of discovery, exploration, and personal growth.
Coffee Industry Consultant & Travel Mentor
Hello! I'm Adi and I am happy to be offering expert sessions on the coffee and travel industries. In my 7+ years in the coffee industry, I've worked my way from brewing behind the bar to managing cafes and working at a coffee startup consulting dozens of small business shops. I specialize in barista recruitment and training, menu consultation, & supply inventory to help streamlining operations and improving bottom lines. I'm enthusiastic about sharing my in-depth knowledge and passion to help those interested in learning more about the vibrant industry and starting their own business. In addition to my expertise in the coffee industry, I am also an avid traveler. I started my solo travel journey over 8 years ago, visiting 20+ countries. My philosophy is that the best, most holistic way to overcome stagnancy and create radical self-growth is to immerse yourself in the world of possibilities, vulnerability, connection, and nature. Through intentional practices and tools, I'll help guide you in creating not only a fun adventure, but structure that will help you dive within and create meaningful changes in your life. I can also advise on itinerary, budgeting, post-trip integration, and other technical aspects of travel. Get in touch if: - You're looking to break into the coffee industry or strengthen your current business - You're ready to take the first steps into self-inquiry and exploration through the world of travel - You're in need of a career break that's more than just relaxing on the beach - You're planning a trip/retreat and are looking for ways to carve in intention + integration Cheers! ☕️ Adi
Product & UX Design Leader
I am Scott, a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in Product and UX Design Leadership. Throughout my career, I have been at the forefront of pioneering profitable growth through game-changing product experiences. My expertise spans across various industries, including Healthcare, Travel & Transportation, Hospitality, Ecommerce, Retail, Real Estate, Energy, Education, Banking & Finance, Shipping Logistics, SaaS, and more. My skill set encompasses a wide range of areas, such as UI synthesis, rapid prototyping, journey mapping, design systems, data UI design, and accessibility. I am proficient in tools like Miro, Figma, Adobe, and have extensive experience in mobile, web, and hybrid design. Additionally, I possess a strong background in Lean UX Canvas, personas, ML/AI, user testing, and design thinking. Throughout my professional journey, I have achieved significant milestones and made a tangible impact. For instance, I reduced patient documentation time for clinicians from 20 to 5 minutes using AI, resulting in a 26% improvement in product viability ahead of EYO projects. I also helped apartment seekers find their dream homes by providing filtering tools that match their mental models, increasing speed-to-market for a top US real estate management client with three user-targeted templates in just two months. Furthermore, I created a progressive login system for Toyota that dynamically demonstrates membership program benefits, leading to increased CRM conversion rates. I replaced a rollerboard full of documents with a hand-held app for Family Dollar General Managers, resulting in an impressive 89% day-one adoption and improved relationships between IT and business partners. I have also improved the food delivery driver's experience by reducing interface clutter, leading to fewer road accidents, order errors, and improved customer satisfaction. In addition to my accomplishments, I am uniquely qualified to provide advice and guidance in various areas, including mental health care, shipping logistics, educational institutions, and insurance lending. I have empowered mental health care patients to monitor and share their progress, untangled complex shipping lingo for shippers and carriers, and improved program quality for educational institutions by helping nursing students successfully complete their clinical hours. I am an ideal candidate for founders, user experience designers, product managers, business executives, startups, medium-sized businesses looking to scale, and Fortune 500 companies. With my extensive experience, expertise, and proven track record, I am confident in my ability to drive innovation, deliver exceptional results, and provide valuable insights to any organization. Thank you for considering my professional biography.
Full Stack Design | AI Prompt Engineer | Marketing
Hey there, I’m Florentina! With both BSc and MSc degrees from New York University, I bring a diverse range of expertise to the table. Here’s a glimpse into my areas of specialization: 🦾 Artificial Intelligence (AI): Alongside teaching workshops and gaining recognition as a trending artist on Pinterest's "Today Tab," one of my artworks was displayed as the first AI generated piece at the iconic Rockefeller Center in NYC. As an AI Prompt Engineer, I can guide you in effectively communicating with AI to achieve your desired outcomes. 🎨 Graphic Design: With over 10 years of experience using the Adobe Suite, I am a seasoned full stack designer proficient in 2D graphics, web design, and 3D modeling. My creations have landed on eight foot flags flying around the rink at Rockefeller Center on four occasions. I have also shared my knowledge through facilitating design thinking workshops, empowering others to unleash their creative potential. 🛠️ Manufacturing & Production: For five years, I have been actively instructing users on various machinery, ranging from laser cutting to CNC milling to 3D printing. Not only have I taught these skills, but I have also applied them to personal projects, such as building laser-cut sculptures and upcycling PCB boards into jewelry pieces. 🚀 Marketing & Sales: With a broad skill set honed through positions at NASA, Wilder World, NYU MakerSpace, Arrow Electronics, Micro Strategies, and Buena Gente, I currently serve as Expert Session's Marketing Manager. Having amassed extensive experience in marketing, I am well-equipped to provide valuable insights and strategies. Additionally, I can offer resume and portfolio feedback to help you make a lasting impression in the field. I look forward to sharing my expertise with you and helping you achieve your goals!
Outdoor Adventure Consultant
I am an outdoor adventure seeker with over 8 year experience in long distance hiking (thru hiking), backpacking, mountain climbing, van life travel, and International trekking. I have experience in ultra light wilderness travel, the logistics of a thru hike, and navigating through large mountain ranges. I have completed thru hikes of the Continental Divide Trail, The Long Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail, and Utah's Uinta Highline. I've been to Nepal twice and have trekked to Everest Base Camp, completed the 3-passes Trek, and have trekked around Manaslu. I continue to pursue my own education when it comes to being safe and efficient in the outdoors. I have taken Wilderness First Responder course, a Wilderness Trekking school, and an AIARE 1 course (avalanche awareness & education). I'm here to help guide others in the pursuit of their outdoor adventure pursuits. I am able to give guidance in the planning and preparation of a thru hike, and international trekking adventure, or for getting out on their first ever backpacking trip. I take the non-elitist approach in helping others gain the knowledge and confidence they need to be successful in their goals. In a laid back, no pressure, no judgement atmosphere I take the time to address each individuals needs and address them accordingly. Feel free to reach out with any questions, or just to say hi!
Product Designer & Travel Specialist
Hello - I'm a professional with a diverse range of expertise across various domains such as beauty, travel, user experience, and product design. With an appreciation for creating exceptional experiences, I have dedicated my career to crafting innovative solutions that seamlessly blend functionality and aesthetics. My journey in the design field has been nothing short of remarkable. With a strong foundation in design principles, I have continuously sought opportunities to expand my knowledge and stay ahead of industry trends. This commitment to growth has allowed me to develop a unique perspective that sets me apart from my peers. In addition to my design career, I have also delved into the world of travel. With a love for exploring new destinations and immersing myself in different cultures, I have cultivated a unique skill set in curating unforgettable travel experiences for individuals and groups, meticulously organizing every detail to ensure a seamless journey. Whether it's designing personalized itineraries or finding the best luxury finds, I take pride in ensuring that every trip is tailored to perfection. As a multifaceted professional with a background in design, travel, and beauty I have the ability to merge my expertise and support others in any way I can. I am excited to connect and support.