Do You Love Your City and Want Others to Enjoy It Too? Start a Tourism Business
July 22, 2015
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD
Croatia Dream is a tourism business in the city of Split in the country of Croatia, nestled along the Adriatic Sea. Founded four years ago as an agency for villas and apartments in Croatia, the nimble company now offers full service in seven languages for travelers to Croatia - amazing accommodation, all kind of transfers, excursions, and adventure tours. And each of the three principals work 15-hour days during the busy season and absolutely love their work. They then relax, travel the world, and recreate during the off season – a wonderful work-life integration. But how did this company run by three entrepreneurs all in their 30s come into existence? Built on a profound love for their country, the business was launched when a serendipitous opportunity to rent office space came available, and the three decided to leave their various other professions and join forces. As a tight-knit team, they take great pride that their professional solidarity makes them even stronger as a family.
Working on Purpose
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WORK. For some, its utter lack of enjoyment or meaning hurls them into existential crisis, while for others being on the job allows the highest level of fulfillment and even provides a life purpose. We spend a full third of our lives either preparing for work via school or actually being in the workforce. Why not look for ways to live with passion and work on purpose to maximize the meaning, fulfillment, and performance contribution associated with it? This show explores a wide array of topics that impact and shape the experience of being in today’s workforce, with the aim of creating meaningful work-life integration. Anyone looking for guidance, inspiration, and examples on how to get unstuck at work or move to a higher level of meaning or contribution will enjoy tuning in. We’ll engage in enlightening conversation with thought leaders, authors, and experts from various fields from around the world. Working on Purpose airs weekly on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.
Alise Cortez, PhD
Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.
Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.