Amanda is an amazing young woman who started surfing later on in life. In fact, she took to surfing a few years ago when she traveled to Sri Lanka for four months to write her thesis. You could say she loved the lifestyle and the country so much. She decided to co-found a nonprofit organization called SeaSisters. SeaSisters is empowering girls and women by teaching them to swim and surf.
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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.
This week, I got to sit down for a chat with Lilly Woodbury who is and environmentalist and a media specialist making waves within the non profit organisation Surfrider in Tofino, which is off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.
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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