Tell us your bold boss story!:
I am a retired elementary educator of 30+ years. So how did I get into travel? I have always loved to travel, my parents were both educators and we traveled across the country camping. My college degree was in Travel & Tourism. I wanted to be a travel agent, but the economy was in a recession. I ended up going back to school to get a teaching degree. I was in elementary education for 30+ years as a teacher and an administrator. I loved my job.
Throughout those years I planned trips for me, my family, my friends and others. After I retired two years ago I was planning a destination wedding of my own. I hired help, a travel designer. After our wedding I approached our travel designer about a part-time job. She did not have a job for me but told me I could be an independent contractor with her. Essentially she is my host and takes a 20% cut of my commission. I love what I do!
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!:
It isn't easy reinventing yourself when you are over 55! I face lots of tech challenges and I am having to learn social media to promote my biz.I am a cancer survivor, a domestic abuse survivor, I raised 3 boys as a single mom (and supported them) so I figure I've got this.
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