009: Wendy Shand – Building a £Multi-million holiday business after a parent’s worst nightmare

Podcast - 009 - Wendy Shand - Tots to Travel

In this episode I interview Wendy Shand, founder of Tots To Travel, a multi-award winning holiday provider, who specialise in providing parents with young children and babies a stress free holiday experience.

Wendy set up Tots to Travel in 2006 after a horrible holiday experience in which her two-year-old fell into an unenclosed pool.

Since then she has grown it into a £multi-million business, with a team of 30 people, providing holidays for 1,000s of families (including celebrities, such as Rachel from S Club 7 and Unmumsy Mum).

She has done all this whilst still having time with her partner Rob, and her three children, now aged between 7 and 14.

In this interview we discuss how she’s balanced business and family, why self-nurture is the starting point for success, where the biggest leaps in progress come from.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  1. Tool: Response Source
  2. Book: Tools of the Titans (Tim Ferriss)
  3. Tool: Tim’s Morning Journal (Tim Ferriss)
  4. Video: Power of Questions (Tony Robins)
  5. Holiday: Tenerife Tots for Fun
  6. Book: Slight Edge (Olson J)
  7. Book: The Science of Getting Rich (Wallace Wattles)
  8. Book: The Secret (Rhonda Byrne)
  9. Book: The Answer (John Assaraf)
  10. Wendy’s site: Tots to Travel
About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.


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