This is a conversation about meaning and purpose, both in a personal and a professional sense.
How do you create the company you want to be a part of? And that everyone within it wants to be a part of?
And beyond that, a company that everyone impacted by it appreciates and wants to engage with?
Riva has uncovered many of the answers to those questions. She has built SA Expeditions with her partners to serve all the stakeholders involved, whilst also allowing her to live the life she wants to lead.
We talk about purpose and why B Corp status was so important to them. We cover remote teams and how to make them work. And we talk a lot about personal growth and the constant mission to learn and improve.
And all this came from Riva taking a punt on a couple of guys starting a travel company in Peru many moons ago. There’s a lesson in itself right there.
This immediately felt like the perfect episode to round off Season 2, and I’m excited to share it with everyone. I loved it, I’m sure you will too.
First interest in travel
University and studying abroad
Joining SA Expeditions
Growing the team and building culture
How to make remote teams work well
Maintaining a good relationship with business partners
Purpose and B Corp
The B Corp process
Making purpose practical
Marketing approaches that have worked and those that haven’t
The challenge of closing as a DMC and being self funded
Engaging with risk
Doing an MBA
Lifelong learning and how to do it
The typical day to day
Finding balance with family life as a business owner
Advice for others starting their own travel business
“You need to get out there and just try things and meet people, be curious, explore. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes as that will make you stronger and help you continue along your path.”
COO – SA Expeditions
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