We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamara Golden and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tamara, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wanted to have more flexibility and freedom over my time, do something completely different, creative and meaningful in the personal development space, and be my own boss.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets me apart from others in the retreat space is my unique background as a coach, trip designer and leader, event planner, curriculum developer and entrepreneur. This combination allows me to support other soul-inspired entrepreneurs along every step of the retreat journey, from how to strategically embed retreats into their business, to designing and planning a powerfully transformational even, to even managing logistics and providing oversight on-site. I am comfortable, and can add value, at every phase. I think the other thing that sets me apart, and this is also one of the things I’m most proud about, is my commitment to working with coaches, healers and changemakers who are committed to making a deep and lasting positive impact on the lives of their clients. I’m unapologetic about being half east coast get-er-done and half west coast “woo” and I very much bring both those sides of me to every aspect of the retreat conversation.
I’m also clear I get much more joy from doing longer overseas retreats…those events that have more moving parts and added layers of complexity. Some might shy away from that, but for me, I love the challenge.
Sticking to working with those practitioners who are “committed to doing the deeper work” and also to longer, overseas, in-person retreats has presented some challenges along the way. It was a non-starter during the pandemic, and it also prevents me from attracting clients who want to do shorter retreats here in the US. But I’m following my passion and what I feel to be my greater purpose, and with that comes some faith and trust in the Universe!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in San Diego County, so I’d take them to visit some of San Diego’s highlights: the museums and grounds of Balboa Park and maybe even the San Diego Zoo, the galleries and restaurants of La Jolla, Coronado Beach and The Hotel Del, the USS Midway and Little Italy, and maybe a day trip up Temecula for wine tasting or out to Anza Borrego for a desert hike.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My biggest supporters, cheerleaders and confidantes have been the other entrepreneurial women who I’ve met long my journey, as well as my partner, Doug, who’s the one who introduced me to the idea of retreats in the first place! A massive shout out to Anna Pereira and The Wellness Universe for being one of my first, and my most consistent, client!

Website: www.journeyworkretreats.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamaragoldenjourneyworkretreats/

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