The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse

The Journey to Midlife Awakening with Sue Hollis

Episode Summary

If you’ve ever wondered if this is all there is, then you need to listen to this week’s podcast with Sue Hollis, the founder of TravelEdge. Key takeaways: The highs and lows of Sue’s entrepreneurship journey Why she places such high impetus on values How to build a company culture through your hiring process Invest in your people and get the most out of them whilst they work for you Leadership can be knowing when to step aside as CEO Don’t work with organisations that don't fit your values

Episode Notes

If you’ve ever wondered if this is all there is, then you need to listen to this week’s podcast with Sue Hollis, the 60 year old who, having built the multi million dollar company TravelEdge, stepped down as CEO when she had a ‘midlife awakening’, and rode a motorbike around North America for 4 months.

Sue is not just an inspirational leader and adventurepreneur, she’s an example to us all that when you think you’ve achieved all there is to achieve, you can still strike out in a new direction. Let her be your motivator and guide and empower you on your own journey.

When Dom spoke to Sue it was 4am in Washington state and she was about to go and race superbikes around the Ridge in Seattle. That might be where she is now, but she started out in a very different place - as a corporate heavy hitter with British Airways and Qantas, before braving the wild world of entrepreneurship and starting her own business, TravelEdge.

And it’s TravelEdge that Sue talks about today and how it led her to explore a different kind of life - the one she’s living currently.

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