There's a new way to "vacation with a purpose" where you can have fun and explore your career options at the same time. The company is Vocation Vacations (www.voctionvacations.com) and its innovative founder, Brian Kurth, is our special guest today.
VocationVacations mentors provide one- to- three day, hands-on, career immersion experiences in more than 180 vocation types (everything from A to Y, actor to yoga studio owner, and everything in between. We’re working on the Z!) and are committed to sharing their knowledge and experience with individuals who dream of walking in their shoes. They provide vocationers the opportunity to look before they leap. Since VocationVacations began in 2004, its mentor pool has grown from an initial group of ten in Oregon to hundreds across 30 states and continues to grow monthly.
The concept for VocationVacations was born on Chicago's Kennedy Expressway in 1999 during one of Brian Kurth's long, daily commutes to his corporate job. Numb from a lack of passion for what he did for a living and staring at brake lights, he wondered what it would be like to work in the wine business or become a tour guide or a dog trainer.
Brian wanted to explore his dream jobs through a company that offered short-term “internships” to working adults while on vacation. After doing some research, Brian realized such a company did not exist. A business idea was born.
If you are thinkig about a career change but don't know how to get started, this show will help you determine the course of action that's right for you.