In this episode, I speak with Geoff Manchester who’s a co-founder and director of Intrepid Travel.
Geoff is also the driving force behind The Intrepid Foundation, an organisation that enables travellers to give back to the communities they visit.
As someone deeply committed and passionate about business practices that adds value on a human level, he is also an ambassador for Conscious Capitalism Australia.
I’ve known Geoff though my previous role as CEO of Travellers Aid and have also had my own travel experience with Intrepid a few years ago, on a trip to India, and loved the authentic small group experience and interactions with locals.
One thing I wasn’t aware of before we did this interview was that in the early days of Intrepid Travel, Geoff and his co-founder, Darrell Wade, were donating money to non-profits within the communities of their travel destinations, even before they started paying wages to themselves.
Geoff talks about the importance of integrity, living our values and conducting business in a responsible manner.
He also outlines how Intrepid Travel incorporates the principles of sustainable development while providing travellers with enriching and meaningful travel experiences.
When times are tough, Boards and leaders must make difficult decisions, and Geoff shares insights into the culture at Intrepid Travel and ways that they’ve weathered the storms of global travel issues and economic conditions to look after both employees and local communities in which they work.
Hear from Geoff as we talk about travel and the difference it makes in people’s lives and how, as a conscious leader, we can make the world a better place.
Listen To The Podcast
Listen to the podcast as Jodie speaks with Geoff about his journey.
Highlights From The Episode
- We thought if we were making a living from tours in developing countries, we should give back to those countries [12:48]
- Engaging employees in a culture of giving back [17:32]
- Origins of Conscious Capitalism [19:41]
Conscious culture means that directors live the philosophy and values of the company #InsightfulDirector https://ctt.ec/HY719+
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- The Intrepid Foundation
- The story of Intrepid Travel
- Conscious Capitalism Australia
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