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Michaela Guzy Executive Producer, On Air Talent, Writer, Storyteller, Speaker, Travel, Sustainability, Millennial Mindset, Social Impact Advocate
An Inspiring Entrepreneur: Michaela Guzy (pronounced Guh-zi), a former publishing exec, left her career behind to begin a journey that has since changed her life and touched others. She is the founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet (OTPYM), a popular video series and content site for travelers, foodies and philanthropists seeking authentic local connections when traveling.
A Video Content Creator Expert: At OTPYM, Michaela is the executive producer, director, lead writer and on-air talent, overseeing the production of two original video series, Michaela's Map and OhThePeopleYouMeet. The two series speak to the wanderlust in us all and ignites a passion for global connections and sustainable and immersive travel, which are shaping the tourism industry worldwide now more than ever. The OTPYM movement has more than 100 global contributors to date. Michaela is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Professional Studies where she teaches a course called, "Travel Storytelling: Creating Video Content." She regularly appears on morning news shows across the country to discuss sustainable and immersive travel experiences around the world. To watch the series, go to www.ohthepeopleyoumeet.com
A Trusted Authority on Travel: Michaela speaks about Sustainable & Immersive Travel at industry conferences, such as at the New York Times Travel Show, TBEX North America, ESTO U.S Travel Association, United Nation’s Global Festival of Action, International Luxury Travel Market, Africa Travel Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association and Social Media Week. Her Michaela’s Map: Australia series has been featured on American Airlines in-flight entertainment. She curates conversations on topics ranging from new media, storytelling, human connection, social impact, female entrepreneurship and The Millennial Mindset for WeWork, Soho House's IMPACT Series and has guest taught at NYU's Tisch School of Hospitality. Michaela is an advocate for The Blue Movement—connecting people to our oceans, Human Rights and Wildlife Conservation and an advocate against Human Trafficking and Wildlife Poaching. In November 2016, Michaela was selected by WeWork as one of their 40 most promising members in NYC to participate in Goldman Sachs & Babson's 10,000 Small Businesses.
Michaela contributes to and has been featured in many media outlets from BRAVO, Yahoo, Forbes, National Geographic Traveler, Thrive Global, The Daily Meal, Travel SavvyTV, TripSavvy (formerly About.com), Barclay's Bank Travel, MOD Media’s Highways, Virtuoso Life, Recommend, CTV/AP World News and Conde Nast Traveller. Her Michaela’s Map: Australia series has been featured on American Airlines in-flight entertainment. Michaela consults with Fortune 500 companies, including Chase, Jaguar, Preferred Hotel Group and The Robb Report. To watch Michaela on TV, go to www.ohthepeopleyoumeet.com/in-the-media
Michaela is also proud to be the first advisor to Travel+Social Good, the Corporate Vice Chair of the Junior Committee for The New York Center for Children, serving on the Host Committee for together1heart.