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Storytelling Beyond Borders, Fearless Beyond Reason.
Michaela is the Founder & Chief Content Creator of a website and video series, OhThePeopleYouMeet & Showrunner for the OTPYM original series, Michaela's Map. In 2012, Michaela departed corporate America where she served as the VP/Global Travel and Strategic Development at American Express Publishing and blazed the female entrepreneurial trail in order to create content that spoke to why she liked to travel, to meet people that brought the destination to life, to have deeper connection and to give back to the communities to which she was visiting.
She started OhThePeopleYouMeet, an editorial content site and video series for travelers, foodies, and philanthropists seeking authentic local connection when they travel and headed to Africa as a female solo traveler to document travel companies that were working to support their local communities, the environment and wildlife.
Today, just six years later, OhThePeopleYouMeet, with Michaela at the helm, is a collective of over 110 contributors across the globe.
OTPYM is active on all social channels promoting the content we create and the partners we believe in. OTPYM offers full video production, social, content creation/strategy, research, public speaking and event development/management services. In addition, Michaela is consulted to appear as an industry expert from BRAVO, morning shows across the country, to keynotes and thought provoking conversations for International Luxury Travel Market, WeWork and soon Soho House's Impact series. In the spring of 2018, Michaela will teach, "Travel Storytelling: Creating Video Content," at NYU.
Michaela has traveled to over 100 countries and plans to keep exploring and promoting the importance of human connection. Watch her real-life encounters as she explores the world and its people from Australia and Namibia to Bhutan and on...her interactions range from conservationists fighting poaching in Africa to celebrity chefs teaching her about the consistency of lamb's brains and now ski lessons from Olympian hopefuls.
While this global citizen hearts 5-star hotels in Los Cabos, she will also camp in pop tents at AfrikaBurn. She might take a helicopter from a small batch vineyard to the rugged coast in Australia and then choose to hike a volcano to the gorillas in Rwanda. Michelin star chefs are fab, but so is catching your own fish and grilling it up yourself. It's really more about the transformation that happens during your experience brought to you courtesy of your local guide. Sometimes they speak English, sometimes they don't, but she always has fun figuring it out. C'mon, grab your passport and join Michaela on our global expedition.
Michaela Guzy at OhThePeopleYouMeet.com