How do you travel with an impact?
Is it possible to journey somewhere new, experience an adventure, and help a local entrepreneur?
Kylie Chenn makes it happen with every trip!
On this episode of The Career Challenges Podcast, I welcome the founder and CEO of Acanela Expeditions, Kylie Chenn. Her business does more than organize trips to far off destinations. Acanela Expeditions takes you to the adventure!
The keystone of the entire experience is that you will meet a local artisan or expert who will guide you on a unique expedition. Through Acanela, Kylie has been able to support entrepreneurs, artisans, and other talented individuals to grow their businesses. It’s an innovative way to connect people across great distances, as well as help others directly.
After I nerded out about travel and building a travel company, Kylie and I got to talk about books. The main focus was “Grit” by Angela Duckworth. For Kylie, building a company requires passion and perseverance. It’s not easy, but thanks to her driven spirit, Kylie’s created something more than just a travel business.
Along the way, we also talked about building teams and the need for letting things go. A key facet of leadership is letting things go and trusting that your team will handle them appropriately. It’s not easy, but Kylie has great insight on how to approach this issue for businesses that are scaling.