Four years ago today, I embarked on a new adventure as an independent consultant with Glass Slipper Concierge, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner!! After nineteen years in corporate America, my “second career” is a breath of fresh air, a lot of hard work and endlessly satisfying. Most days I wake up thinking “I can’t believe I get paid to talk about Disney ALL day!” It continues to be my work dream come true.
The transition to part time in corporate America to full time as a work from home business owner was not without growing pains. It took me a couple of years to finally nail a work-life balance, streamline my processes, set aside a real office in my home and even get the gumption to set (and stick to) office hours! Four years later and I am overwhelmed with pride for the small business I built and gratitude to all of YOU that have followed along, shared my information with friends and family AND trusted your own family vacations to me. It is such a treat every time I open an email or consult form from one of you that starts “I read your blog…” and it has been so incredible to finally get to know so many of you through travel.
Since embarking on this journey, I have learned so much and worked harder than I’ve ever worked in my life. (I started working at 15 and never stopped!) In the last four years, I have planned over 600 magical vacations to the Walt Disney World Resort and almost 150 voyages on Disney Cruise Line. I’ve sent countless families to the Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, Disney Aulani in Hawaii, SeaWorld and Universal. Some of my favorites have been my Adventures by Disney travelers, which have visited Italy, Norway, Ireland, South Africa, Scotland, England and France!
In October 2019 I was promoted to Premier Advisor, the pinnacle of professional achievement at Glass Slipper Concierge. This was something I worked extremely hard to achieve and is a title given to very few for providing the highest level of customer service, experience, and knowledge in the industry. Again, while I worked tirelessly to get here, I couldn’t have done it without YOU! <3
The Glass Slipper team is the hardest working group I’ve ever known, but they’ve also perfected living the luxury travel life! :-) We all work hard, but I’d be lying if I said we didn’t play hard too! And, the perks for our own personal travels are also fantastic. I’ve made some unbelievable friends in this business, that share a passion for travel and Disney. This past year has brought us closer than ever, and I have enjoyed both professional business trips with the team and a few girls getaways with my close knit group in the agency. I’m in good company for sure!
After a hard-hit year, travel is back and I’m busier than ever making magic! In 2021 and beyond, some aspects of planning a Disney vacation will look different and the experience itself will be different too. As always, I meticulously plan and curate every aspect of my client’s Disney vacations, striking the perfect balance between attractions, experiences, resort relaxation and spending quality time together to make priceless memories.
Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for cheering me on and being the best clients a girl could ask for.
As Premier Level Advisor with Glass Slipper Concierge, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I offer concierge travel planning for Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland® Resort, Disney Aulani Hawaii, Universal, Sea World and to 35 countries on 6 continents through Adventures by Disney®.
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