In today’s episode, I will be taking you to Peru where my guest Amy Schwartz is running a remote working experience for surfers with wanderlust. Amy’s family business (she created it with her partner, John) [Unleash Surf] has been featured in The Inertia, GQ magazine, and even Forbes as THE destination for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and freelancers who want to take a step back from their 9–5 grind and put a new perspective on their careers. We talk about the untouched surf spots of Peru, the challenges of running an international business, and of course surfing!
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Liv was a late starter in surfing, but from the get go, she was immediately hooked. Surfing quickly became an obsession and most of her time off was spent trekking to the closest surf spot or whizzing to Hawaii. This inevitably lead to investing in real estate in her closest surf spot : Tofino, British Colombia.
Liv is also an accomplished marketing jedi: she operated a popular blog for many years, and is still a freelance marketer, but things changed radically as soon as she became a mum. A complicated pregnancy and the arrival of twins forced her to review her priorities and set herself up for living life a little differently.
In this conversation we talk about Liv’s story, she shares some really cool tips for freelancers, we discover what the term “dream making” means, passive houses, and of course, the inception of her new business venture : Noorish Tofino
Liv shares her freelancing tips:
Liv shares her first experience surfing
Fast forward to today, Liv has created with a couple of associates from Dryft Watersports and Papaya Wellness, a new adventure experience: Noorish Tofino. Noorish proposes surf, yoga and adventure experiences for women in the beautiful Canadian rainforest and also around the world in idyllic places such as Morocco and Central America.
To get in touch with liv at Noorish Tofino, skip to www.noorishtofino.com, or their Instagram account @noorishtofino. Don’t miss out on their photography retreat with Bryanna Bradley in September 2019.
Thank you ever so much for listening. Next week, we’re going to be having a cosmic experience with my next guest.
Until next week, take care, have fun and enjoy the waves.
Today my guest is Scott Martin. Scott is an ambitiously lazy marketing guru from Canada. He shares his incredible story about growing up in a freaking cold country. He tells how he replaced going to college with real life experience in Hawaii, and how he still travels the world in search of waves and warmth. The story of his epiphany that changed his career path when he got stranded in Miami airport with only $80 in his pocket is well worth a listen.
Episode 18: Meet Belinda Bradford, Managing Director of Surf Getaways and Former Corporate Strategist
Today I got to sit down for a chat with Belinda Bradford. Belinda is Australian and has been surfing for over 20 years now. Despite the fact she utterly rips in the lineup, she has worked in extremely demanding jobs most of her life: from senior managerial positions at Qantas and Time-Warner she has also created a bunch of successful startups.
In terms of dream jobs, you could say Belinda has had them all as she always been an extremely driven person so it’s interesting to talk to someone who has had a life filled with demanding jobs and the perks they come with. What is also interesting is to find out why and how Belinda ran away from the corporate world for… surfing?
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