Interview with Kristi Bakken (@kristi.bakken)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Since a very young age, I have always been intrigued with what’s out there. I always wanted to explore the unknown and see the world. So when I finally got an opportunity to travel, I jumped on it and pursued my passion. There is something so special about visiting different places and sharing that experience with the world.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I travelled around the world for 4 years after I graduated from UCLA. My father passed away right before I graduated and I just wanted to run away. I would spend my winters in southeast Asia. During Summers in Europe, I started working on yachts in the Mediterranean.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
There are others jobs than a 9-5.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I would to donate more to charity, help world hunger and inequalities.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Happiness is the key to life. It doesn’t matter how much you have, what you spend, make, drive or wear. It all means nothing if you are not happy within yourself. Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
The readers can follow me on my Instagram is Kristi.bakken