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How can I find my travel industry mentor?

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Julie Patterson, the founder of Wanderfully Planned, attributes a lot of her success in the travel industry to her mentor, Whitney Shindelar, the owner and founder of Undiscovered Sunsets and the host of the Masters in Travel podcast. But asking someone to be your mentor is asking them to commit time and effort that could otherwise be used developing their own business. In short, it’s a big ask, but the rewards can be even bigger on both sides. In this episode of Trade Secrets, learn about how Patterson and Shindelar have made the mentor-mentee relationship work for both of them in many positive ways, and get their advice on finding a mentor, building community in a digital-first world and more.

This episode was sponsored by G Adventures

Further resources:

Whitney Shindelar

Julie Patterson

TravelAge West Trendsetter Awards application 

Humans of Travel podcast featuring Vicki Freed 

Future Leaders in Travel Retreat, Powered by TravelAge West 

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